Thursday, May 17, 2012

Venus Retrograde...Oh My

Here we go...Venus is retrograde in Gemini.  Let's talk...

Venus retrograde in Gemini gives us a chance to review what we do to care for and nurture our bodies.  We might find ourselves preoccupied with our looks for better or worse.  Venus retrograde can help us make changes to boost how we feel and how we look but first, we might have to confront what we don't like.  Be forewarned. We're going to be more aware of what we consider our physical flaws as this pattern plays out.

Venus retrograde in Gemini can cause trouble with communication.  I've been getting alerts about hacking of email accounts, social media accounts and more.  It's a good time to change up those passwords. Much like a Mercury retrograde, this retrograde is in Mercury ruled Gemini, so we might find it challenging to share our thoughts and ideas in a coherent way. 

Venus retrograde in Gemini can help us think in new ways.  We're ready to open to new ideas and take up new interests.  We're going to be curious over the next few weeks.  We're going to be itchy to try new things and we'll also find ourselves changing direction quickly and possibly without rhyme or reason.  Let's move into this time period knowing we need to be flexible and adaptable.

Venus rules what we love, how we love and who we love, so relationships are also in the spotlight right now.  Gemini has us craving more freedom and we might chafe at commitment.  Keep an eye on feelings of resentment in ling standing partnerships and connections.  We may end a relationship during this cycle or find ways to spice things up in order to stay engaged.


Retrogrades can take the wind out of our sails for a bit.  We might lose motivation or feel stagnant as the retrograde begins.  Retrogrades ask us to be more internal, to reflect and look at areas that need change.  We should expect energies and issues to emerge from the depths.  As these older dynamics come to light, we might be annoyed, frustrated and flummoxed.   See these feelings as a vital part of the process.  Let it happen!

Everything we experience here is ok, especially if we make room for it and allow it.  It's the expectations that make a mess of things.  Now is an excellent time to take a look at the expectations you have about yourself, your life, your body, your work, your friends, and your partners.  This retrograde is offering a fresh start, a clean slate.  To get to the space of renewal, be willing to really acknowledge what's not working anymore and what needs to be shed.  Let the retrograde make space for NEW.

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xo
-Julia

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really liked your article about Venus retrograde. I've been trying to learn more about this trend since it's one that doesn't come around very often. Not many astrologers appear to be writing about it. I did find an interesting article which kind of covers it a bit like you do at this new site: Venus Retrograde. She talks about re-examining relationships for the most part which makes sense I guess.

psychic readings said...

Thanks for explaining about venus retrograde. I've found its helped me to rethink my way forwards and learn from my mistakes. Thanks for the clarity and explanation.

Julia Stonestreet Smith said...

I am so glad this article speaks to you! Venus retro is a tough one. It makes everything lose its luster for a bit. Keep calm and carry on, as they say...

xo
-J