For 40 days and 40 nights, the seductive Goddess of Love and all things beautiful, Venus, is Retrograde from 4th March – 15th April, activating the 5-pointed star she makes in the heavens every eight years.
Currently in fiery, go-getting Aries, Venus is set to return to the
more sensitive and bewitching Pisces, the sign of forfeit, forgiveness
and the out-of-this-world phantasmagorical.
This is a
challenging retrograde for Venus, due to being in her ‘fall’ in ardent,
self-orientated Aries (always a bit tricky in relationship where good
connections generally require thinking of others as well). But while
Venus is just now in hot pursuit of passionate love, she is also set to
return to her finest exaltation, in the more universally aware Pisces,
to discover a compassionate, kinder heart.
retrograde, with her burden of competitive ego, reveals a not-so-secret
addiction to the kind of love where ‘self’ is abandoned into the
overwhelming feeling of oneness and unity consciousness a Piscean Venus
generates. Reviewing the interconnection with universe, and surrounding
oneself by the all-consuming power of unconditional Divine love, with
Venus at her exalted degree of 27Pisces, shows how this cosmic kind of
love really switches on the illumination button: enlightenment, but
without getting seduced by glamour or fooled by illusion which we would
call 'spiritual materialism'.
To put this transit into the
context of your own personal life-cycle count back eight years, to March
2009. As then, this is another inferior conjunction of Venus with the
Sun on March 25th, just days after Spring Equinox, and only one day
after a dynamic New Aries Moon! A new day dawns for Venus in her Piscean
exaltation, as she lies between Earth and Sun, when cosmic love reigns
supreme in all relations – even if it means making a personal sacrifice
for the greater good of the whole.
With ℒℴѵℯ _/✿\_ & thanks to Tashi Mannox for his beautiful ‘PaniStar’_/\_ Within his five-pointed star is painted a mantra of Vajrapani, a
powerful Bodhisattva, protector and remover of obstacles, inner and
We may well need all the help we can get to remove certain stubborn obstacles, specifically those that prevent us seeing the value of self-Love, as Mercury also goes retrograde for the last five days of Venus retrograde to challenge a variety of value systems, of which unconditional Love is the highest.