Venus in Retrograde: We are in a magical moment of metamorphosis!
Venus is in Retrograde from October 4/5 to November 16/17, 2018.
This is a period when Venus is at her greatest strength, she has been initiated into her full power, and she is moving from one state of being into a completely different state.
So this Venus Retrograde Window gives you a time to prepare for a huge shift, to begin “tuning into the new focus of the relationship mysteries, to the process of co-creating conscious, balanced, co-operative, relationships”– in other words its time to reflect on what you have gained in the last 584 day cycle as the Aries Wild Warrior of Love, and to plan your strategy for the new cycle about to begin. Its time to get clear on your commitments and priorities for the upcoming Libra cycle and to build your strength so you can be “all in” in the coming months!
In this Article I will offer guidance to assist you to make the most of this incredible moment in the Venus cycle.
1. Endings & Beginnings = METAMORPHOSIS
Venus is completing a Aries Cycle right now, which is to say that the Aries Wild Warrior of Love, the solar feminine has been in a deep initiation for the past 19-months, calling us to RISE-UP to speak our truth, to be seen and heard, to defend those who can’t defend themselves, to protect our communities and our Earth, to bring a world out of balance back into balance again.
So in this time of METAMORPHOSIS we embody our mastery of the energy of Aries”Wild Warrior of Love” to bring it to the new Meta Goddess Cycle of Libra, who calls us to the relational mysteries, to the co-creation of conscious, balanced, co-operative, relationships. The new Libra Cycle will commence on 1/2 November, 2018.
The focus of this retrograde motion is powerful indeed, THE GODDESS IS EXPERIENCING A COSMIC SHIFT! We are being urged as one humanity to move from the battle consciousness of Aries (using our passionate strength and asking the question how do we get to a place of cosmic balance) to ‘peace, love & unity’ consciousness of Libra (where we are learning how to restore & maintain the cosmic balance by working together as equals, collaboratively, harmoniously and effectively).
It has been 251 years since the Venus Synodic Cycle shifted from Aries into a Libra Cycle and it is so needed right now! And we have not experienced a Libra Goddess Synodic Cycle focused on the relational mysteries of conscious, balanced, co-operative, partnerships since 1863! This retrograde moment as the Aries Queen reaches her full power is a serious graduation, as we will not have another Aries Cycle for 104 years! It’s quite important to make the most of it – don’t you think!
So during this Venus Retrograde period it’s a powerful time to align ourselves with what we want to create in our lives and world as we move forward. Indeed we can seed this in a very potent way (a way only possible once every 19 months!).
This retrograde phase is also a time where a lot of old habits and patterns that keep us stuck and hold us back from our full Divine Nature are coming into our awareness and are ready to be shifted and transmuted and healed.
As we move through the end of this Aries Cycle we are called to become aware of the patterns, and hold them and ourselves in a softer way of love and compassion, rather than harsh judgements that keep us locked in these old patterns (which so often have originated from a point of judgement, shame and blame).
2. KEY DATES of the Retrograde Metamorphosis
2. Activities to Wrap Up the Aries Cycle & the Warrior of Love
The Aries Meta-Goddess ‘Wild Warrior of Love” is fully accessible to us now, if we call on her and see where she has come alive in us over the past 19 months.
If you wish to really make the most of this transformational moment, here are some practices you can work with at this time.
This is a powerful way to anchor all the good work you have been doing for the past 19 months to anchor your strength, your fierce protectress, your warrior of love into your life as a central mode of being.
And the healing that can occur in this window with these practices is POTENT.
Activity 1: Focus on the facts of Who You Are – to embrace your Inner Warrioress
Journal for 20 minutes on all the ways you have practised speaking up in relation to things that are important to you, things that are out of balance in your life, your community our world.
Look for those areas and moments where you made the choice to ‘take care of business’ rather than to turn away or bypass the discomfort created by the ‘truth’ of a situation / the ‘imbalance’ you were seeing. Look to how you decided to act to play your part in the process of returning balance to that situation. Has much progress been made? How did it make you feel? How are you going with this?
Did you join with others to act on situations? Did you sign petitions, march in streets, vote, call a local government official, talk to a neighbour? Did you start donating to causes you are passionate about? How did these things make you feel?
This exercise will assist you to see just how much you are growing and begin to develop greater self-trust, strength and determination to continue as a Warrior of Love moving forward. What you focus on grows. So you can feel proud of the ways you are growing and claiming your own divine right to co-create cosmic balance around you.
Activity 2: Write a list of 30 things you like about yourself in relationships – all types of relationships.
This practice can have really profound when fully engaged. If you get stuck ask someone who loves you to share with the things they love about you in regards to your strengths in relationships. Be specific. Realise for many this can take real courage!
This simple exercise will magnify your level of awareness of your strengths (and also highlight your more challenging areas) in regards to intimate relationships, relationships with friends, family, groups, your work colleagues and community groups. As this is the field the new focus of Venus is moving into, now is the time to take stock of where you are at here. For the key as we move forward is to bring our Warrior Self with us, but to learn how to unite with others effectively, to continue to bring cosmic balance to our world, to materialise real change.
Making these activities some of THE MOST powerful you can do from now through to the Sun Conjunction with Venus on March 25th.
Activity 3: Set your intentions for the coming Libra Cycle
Having completed activity 2, you may well have identified some areas where you would like to affect growth, address challenges and empower yourself – this is great. Take some time to truly contemplate these areas and write down your intentions for the next cycle.
You may even decide there are some actions you wish to take; reading, workshops, stepping more into community etc… If you have some actions, list them, to keep yourself focused and accountable.
3. Where to from here...
Its time to Step Up As the “Relational Mysteries Queen” That YOU Are…
The New 584 Day Venus Synodic Cycle in Libra commences on 1st November, 2018!
This new cycle is signalled when Venus rises once more as the Morning Star (Helical Rise) at 29 Libra 42Rx.
During this new Synodic Cycle, we will be attuning to and embracing the Divine Feminine Energy of the “Goddess of conscious, balanced, co-operative, relationships”. We will be taking our Divine Feminine Expression to a higher octave!
BRING IT ON!!