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VENUS Retro 2020 (May 12 – June 24) – all in GEM: Regeneration of the Inner Love Goddess

8 May

The VENUS Retro ‘Season’ is almost ON!

Birth of Venus, by S. Botticelli

 

And here’s a nice multi-faceted (a la GEM) piece for your reading pleasure – enJoy! 

As I’m welcoming the VENUSian Turning Point, I’m reflecting on the patterns and experiences of  previous VENUS Retro phases (every 18 months). There’s an inner thread between VENUS Retro phases.

Often, I re-connected with significant others, and found the deeper truth of the relationship which could lead to transformation and often release… 

If you’d like to tune in too, and find clues, here’s the line-up of the last 5 VENUS Retro phases, since the BIG one – the ‘VENUS Passage’ over the Sun disk in early June 2012 – remember?   

May 15 – June 27, 2012 – in GEMINI

Dec 21, 2013 – Jan 31, 2014 – in CAP

July 25 – Sept 6, 2015 – in LEO

March 4 – Apr 15, 2017 – in AR / PI

Oct 5 – Nov 16, 2018 – in LIBRA / SCO

May 12 – June 24, 2020 – in GEMINI

The one this year will move over approx the same segment of the Zodiac as in 2012 – a VENUS Retro ‘Return’.

Venus – Moon Evening Dance – April 2020

Magnetic VENUS has been our faithful ‘Evening Star’ companion for the last months – so beautiful to behold.

Here’s a pic of Her (faint light on the bottom right – due to my reg. little camera), not far from the waxing MOON.

VENUS is going ‘into the Underworld’ now (will be invisible as She approaches on retro course the SUN) to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!

Astrologically, VENUS is now stationary in late GEM, and will go retro (inward-backward) on May 12 (until June 24).

This cosmic process will help us shift from being so other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ has a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to find our Intrinsic Value, fall in Love with ourselves, and naturally attract from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

 

Ever since She entered GEMINI in early April the Retro themes are already showing up:
In the pre- and first half of retro phase, it’s about noticing which old themes in relationships (LIBRA undertone of the ‘Evening Star’ VENUS) come up.
Maybe literally with partners on all levels – unresolved relationship issues that need to be spoken about and alchemized (GEMINI).


The VENUS Retro phase in GEMINI can help us with finding our own Alchemy & Self Love – always a better foundation for relationships anyway.
And the theme of Twin Flames is a big one for VENUS (plus retro phase) in GEMINI.

 

The VENUS retro phase happens only every 18 months.


The last one was Oct 5 – Nov 16, 2018 in LIBRA – SCO – perhaps you remember VENUS retro themes you were experiencing and learning then and which are rippling over again – esp. if they’re unresolved?

A very relevant event in public at that time was the Dr. Blasey Ford – Judge Kauvenaugh investigation / sexual assault allegations going back (VENUS retro) to their high school years in the 1980’s. Even though, Dr. Ford gave at a public hearing gave a testimony that couldn’t be refuted, and two other witnesses also came forward accusing J. K. of past sexual assaults, the Senate voted on Oct 6 (day after VENUS went retro in SCO) 50:48 to confirm Judge K.’s nomination to the Supreme Court – a very controversial ‘Tipping Point’ decision. The whole event in the VENUS (mostly pre)retro phase had clearly to do with LIBRA (law / judge) – SCORPIO (until then hidden / covered sexual assault).    

Wondering whether during this upcoming VENUS retro phase in GEMINI we’ll see another public scandal that has to do with relationships from the past, in this case prob. rather related to information / education / science / trade (GEMINI).   

 

VENUS goes retro at 22º GEMINI – super close to U.S. President Trump’s SUN / URANUS.
Plus, it’s exact to the degree on the U.S. MARS in the 7th House.
Obviously, the U.S. are very affected by this VENUS retro.

We already see around the world SO much debate (GEM) and controversy (MARS) re: the present virus policy. Freedom of speech (GEM) is critically important (SATURN in AQ). But also important to notice what we’re attracted to and give energy / thereby feed even what we don’t want to see (Laws of Attraction).


And – a la VENUS retro – there’s likely another historic / hidden (retro) background that the public doesn’t know about yet.
I’d be surprised if we were NOT surprised by what will be presented under VENUS retro – quite possibly through the Feminine.

A variety of scientists and journalists (GEM / MARS in AQ) are coming forward…
Which scientists and journalists and other public voices can we really trust (GEM – SAG – where the Nodal Axis will shift into early June)?!
I’d say, a prerequisite is that they’re genuinely curious, and invite / are themselves available for open discourse.  

 

With VENUS ‘cruising’ now in GEMINI, the inner and outer Feminine are VERY communicado – interested in / attracted to learning and discussing with people – maybe a bit scattered too, since SO much is interesting to find out about.

A lot of information is out on the internet, and people are attracted to, esp. re: the Covid Crisis.
Controversial Covid discussions happen.
Which is totally ok – if it’s about information / discussion / allowing for questioning (GEM), rather than judgment / attack / shutting down the other/s, from a place of being ‘on the right side’ / entitled to represent ‘the Truth’ (a la CAP / SAG where the Lunar South Node is now and which shows more and more how we loose energy over this).
Thank goodness JUPITER & PLUTO in CAP are also already or soon on retro course, to dismantle the shadow and support big REveal.

 

On a lighter note:
If YOU have GEMINI in your chart (SUN, MOON, AC, Planets), enjoy being a magnet this Spring and early to mid-Summer, like a flower to butterflies!
Even in ‘social distancing’ mode – since that’s certainly not a hindrance for VENUS’ turning soon retro.

 

Don’t close the door to Love says VENUS retro.
And how about learning new things you’re attracted to, together with / while meeting others (online or in ‘real life’)?

Raises the vibrations, is a welcome distraction from the virus distress, plus: Learning connects.
Return to lightness and openness to listen and learn, says VENUS soon retro in GEMINI.

With VENUS presently slowing down (‘she”s already in pre-retro stationary ‘storm’ since end of April) you might have noticed early VENUS retro symptoms and premonitions:

  • Have loved ones and lovers ‘from the past’ / from ‘past’ relationships (even from different time lines) RE-connected with you, or ‘just’ shown up in your life? 
    How about women from the past – esp. relating to the House where GEM is in your chart?
  • Have you been RE-minded of, and attracted to RE-connect with them?
  • Are you drawn to connect through starting a new conversation (GEM), but so many things are ‘in the way’ / old agenda needs to be cleared first???? VENUS retro can show you what that is.
  • Are you called to read and learn about something you love but those books have been left sitting on the shelf / courses in your folders? Time to pull them out – who knows what the read and learning re-kindles… Puzzle pieces might come together, dots might be connected in your understanding, old and almost forgotten questions might be answered.

 

Sabian Symbol for the VENUS Retro Point on May 12

VENUS reaches 21º50′ GEMINI before going retro.
Since that’s so close to 22º GEM let’s see what it tells us.

Mexican Concurso

GEMINI 22°:
“DANCING COUPLES IN A HARVEST FESTIVAL.

KEYNOTE:The wholesome enjoyment of organic processes and emotional drives.

Again we have an image in strong contrast to the first of this series. From the mind-built city, where workmen claim a larger sphere of social abundance, we find ourselves in the village, where men and women live in far greater harmony with natural and seasonal processes, giving free rein to their emotional instincts.
The two poles of a wholesome society – the large industrial city and the agricultural village – should be included; likewise the two poles of a healthy personality – mind and natural emotions – should be active.

This is the contrasting second stage of the seventeenth sequence of five symbols. It stresses the value of rhythmic, healthful activity in a natural setup, for this leads to an often much needed process of BIOENERGETIC REBUILDING.”

 

Uhhh – wouldn’t that be wonderful if by mid-May when VENUS goes retro an overall bio-energetic rebuilding in human health was on the upswing?

Yet – rather than just building up our hopes for something to happen on outward levels, how can we integrate wholesome wellness, by living in harmony with Nature and the seasons?
Besides / despite all the information and instructions that are swirling around, GEMINI style – what do our instincts & Self Love say?
As mentioned – when VENUS goes retro we move from a strong relational orientation to ‘the other’ (for better to worse) to come to our own values and to Self Love.

Overall, with VENUS in GEMINI, we learn about Love & Values.
It also affects money (as an expression of values) – a redefinition.

 

Anahata – Heart Chakra Yantra

And VENUS Retro is about transforming Fear into Love – best Alchemy and prob. the most important!

The Heart Chakra also connects with the lungs and has the AIR Element attributed.
Love literally strengthens our immune system.
Let’s breathe this IN & offer it out – aaahhhh!

It’s a good time for writing, in loving, relational ways (VENUS), and ‘just’ as l’art pour l’art.
And for those Springy reads on your porch or under shady trees (no social distancing from them required)…

 

As in every VENUS retro phase, this will be also a checking in on, and evaluating of our patterns in relationships: How, whom, and what we desire and attract, and what’s really a good harmonious match for us.
Even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love, and Self-Value, and a RE-alignment of whom, what, and how we attract, with Consciousness & Spirit (the SUN) leading – vs giving in to what looks / sounds attractive from the outside / onset.

 

VENUS is pre-, during, and post-retro for a long time in GEMINI (started Apr 3, and goes until Aug 7).
There are so many ways of seeing things. GEMINI celebrates diversity, and learning from one another.

 

The Lunar North Node will also enter GEMINI (and the South Node SAG), on June 5 – day of the SAG – GEM Full Moon / Partial Lunar Eclipse, and just 2 days after the ‘New VENUS’ (as ‘she’ aligns with the SUN, on June 3, and a new cycle begins).
This Nodal dynamic will be on for 1 1/2 years, until Jan 2021.

Nodal themes on this karmic axis will be:
To question (GEM) the old story / agenda / narrative / ‘truth’ (SAG), to inquire and learn rather than assume and ‘know’, and not to believe everything you (or even: they) think.

More about the Nodal shift closer to the date.

U.S. President Trump will have his Nodal Return this year (every 18 – 19 years), AND he was even born under a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in SAG / SN – GEM / NN (which we’ll have on June 5).
I’d be surprised if he wasn’t up to something / the Universe hasn’t something in store for him.

 

 

 

The double effect of NN in GEM & New VENUS in GEM supports and welcomes attracting new Alchemy.

As the image of the Feminine – Masculine ‘Phoenix Twins’ below shows, the dualities are being alchemized in GEM.
Both Woman & Man hold the Caduceus, the winged staff of Hermes / Mercury (ruler of GEMINI) with the two yin & yang serpents – rather than the modern medical / pharmaceutical / WHO symbol of the staff with only one serpent… might be a bit one-sided – got an idea on which side? 
While the tendency of the Mind (MERCURY) is to go into dualities, starting with naming this and / vs that, the GEMINI path is to meet and transmute Dualities. The Phoenix behind / above their Union represents to me Rebirth in the ONE.

 

Mercury Rules Gemini. Interchange and alchemical union of ‘opposites’ – Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

When VENUS has reached the half-way point of ‘her’ retro journey on June 3, ‘she’ meets the SUN – a ‘NEW VENUS’ is born!
A turning point where we have (hopefully!) come back to ourselves, let Spirit  (the SUN) lead, and attractions that are aligned with the Consciousness of Alchemy (GEM) can follow.

 

Esp. if you have SUN, MOON, PLANETS, or AC in GEMINI…
this VENUS retro phase will be a gift for you, to transform deep old patterns about attraction and relationship – in relation to those Planetary Archetypes.
Fall in Love with yourSelf, with Life, with Spirit / Consciousness, while naturally magnetizing from that place!

For all of us:
In the area of life related to GEMINI in our charts (esp. House wise – or via our Planetary Archetypes in GEM) we’re invited to go inwards-backwards, release & regenerate, and from there to attract in a new way.

 

Where in your chart is GEMINI?


That’s where you look for / find new inspiration, diversity, and are interested in learning & exploring.
VENUS helps you appreciate and attract in relation to these areas of your Life.

 

VENUS retro in GEMINI in your… House –
From other-orientation to Self Love in these areas of Life:

1st House
Your Presence and Sense of Self

2nd House
Your Values, your Body, what you own, literally & metaphorically, your Business

3rd House
You in Your Local Environment

4th House
You and Your Home, Origin, Ancestry

5th House:
Your Creative, Playful, Inner Child and Lover

6th House
Your Work, Wellness, Lifestyle

7th House
Your Partners & Significant Others

8th House
Your Involvement and Sharing with Others, Your Transformations

9th House
What gives you Meaning, Your Wisdom, Inspiration, Path and Travels

10th House
Your Purpose incl Career, Your Public Self

11th House
Your Social Side – Engagement with Society, Groups and Friends

12th House
Your Transcendent and Spiritual Self and Union with All-that-Is

 

If you’re interested in learning more about the gifts of VENUS now and for a looong time – until mid-Summer in GEMINI let’s set up an Astro Sample Session focused on VENUS!
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We welcome what shows up and is ripe for transformation for everybody in the group.
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And here they are:

Continued VENUS Dates with other ‘Planetary Players’ while She’s in GEMINI

…with some (SATURN, MARS, CHIRON, LILITH, and NEPTUNE) 2-3 times pre-, during, and post-retro

 

  • MAY 12
    VENUS goes retro at 21º50′ GEMINI (check out the Sabian Symbol below!)
    From outer-other orientation (making it about ‘them’) to RE-connecting with the Love within.
    And yes, of course also: Re-connecting with Loved Ones! Heart Communication is an act of Love.

 

  • MAY 20 (also July 27)
    VENUS retro in GEM in square with NEPTUNE in PISCES.

    Picking up gifts of Love Alchemy that might have been temporarily lost. 

 

  • MAY 22 – New MOON in early GEM
    MERCURY meets VENUS retro in GEM
    New ways of lovingly inquiring? Love Letters encouraged too 🙂
    Uhhh, and so many people from the past whom we can lovingly check in with these days.

 

  • MAY 26
    VENUS retro ‘Evening Star’ disappears from our view (as She approaches the SUN).
    Into the depth of the ‘Underworld Alchemy’ 

 

  • JUNE 2
    VENUS retro in GEM in square with MARS in PISCES
    Even if we don’t know where we’re going, let’s stay curious and connected, and be adaptable like surfers.

 

  • JUNE 3 – Day of the ‘New VENUS’
    VENUS retro meets the SUN in GEM – half-way point of the VENUS retro Journey.
    And VENUS retro is in sextile with LILITH in ARIES (again on July 27)
    The ‘New VENUS’ guides us to our intrinsic values, and LILITH reminds us: Our True Nature is unconditionally / unconditioned wild & free.

 

  • JUNE 11 (also July 10)
    VENUS retro in GEM in sextile with CHIRON in AR
    Did new-old vulnerabilities arise through the VENUS retro Journey? Hopefully they brought their own Medicine too. Part of the Alchemy. And adding to the Self Love bundle.

 

  • JUNE 12
    VENUS emerges as the ‘Morning Star’.
    We Rise again, and from Self Love we attract for the Alchemy.

 

  • JUNE 24
    VENUS goes direct again at 5º20′ GEMINI
    …and will soon rise as the ‘Morning Star’ again before Sunrise.
    Intrinsic Love Goddess lift us up!

 

  • JULY 10
    VENUS post-retro in GEM in sextile with CHIRON – then stationary (going retro on July 11) in AR (3rd and last time)
    How has what’s been shared and learned contributes to healing?
    Integration time to follow with CHIRON retro (July 11 – Dec 15)

 

  • JULY 27
    Lots of VENUS alignments, and a very astro active day otherwise!
    VENUS post-retro in GEM in sextile with LILITH in ARIES (3rd and last time), in square with NEPTUNE then retro in PISCES (also 3rd and last time), and in quincunx with JUPITER retro in CAP, plus VENUS goes out of the post-retro ‘shadow’ (passes 21º50′ GEMINI – the point in the Zodiac She went retro from).
    Full-on graduation / integration of the Alchemy, when it comes to being fiercely authentic yet loving, staying connected, and showing up with our Best.

 

  • AUG 4
    VENUS post-retro in GEM in quincunx with SATURN then retro and back in CAP
    Yes we can stay light & loving while lots of stuff needs to be done – or rather: completed.

 

  • AUG 7
    VENUS enters CANCER (until Sept 6).
    Home is where the Heart is.

 

Quick overview again re:
Multiple contacts of VENUS with…

 

  • SATURN in AQ / CAP
    April 4: Air Trine to SATURN in AQ while VENUS is pre-retro,
    Aug 4: Quincunx to SATURN retro in CAP while VENUS is post-retro

 

  • MARS in AQ / PI
    Apr 7 – May 7: Wide Air Trine to MARS in PI while VENUS is pre-retro
    June 2: Square to MARS in PI during VENUS retro

 

  • CHIRON in ARIES
    Apr 10: Sextile while VENUS is pre-retro
    June  11: Sextile while VENUS is retro
    July 10: Sextile to stat. CHIRON while VENUS is post-retro

 

  • LILITH in ARIES
    Apr 12: Sextile while VENUS is pre-retro
    June 3: Sextile while VENUS is retro
    July 27: Sextile while VENUS is post-retro

 

  • NEPTUNE in PISCES
    May 3: Square while VENUS is pre-retro
    May 20: Square while VENUS is retro
    July 27: Square to NEPTUNE retro while VENUS is post-retro

 

 

Transforming Co-Dependency

Voyager Tarot card VI Lovers – also relates to GEMINI

 

As mentioned, the purpose of VENUS retro is to transform from the recent Evening Star quality (LIBRA undertone) into the Morning Star (TAURUS undertone) / Goddess of the Dawn.

In the retro phase it’s time to release esp. co-dependency – and embrace ambiguity, as the Voyager Tarot card Lovers says. 

We tend to project denied parts of ourselves onto another, and re-attract them as a ‘polarity’ because of the charge and ‘contract’ we hold. 

Time to retreat from the projection game, to alchemize inner polarities, and direct the energy into so(u)lar conscious self radiating Being and Loving (SUN / VENUS), full of natural self love (‘Morning Star’ TAURUS undertone), like Nature in Spring.   

 

RE-posting this piece (from a previous VENUS Retro post) – still and timelessly relevant:
Discovering the RElationship ‘Story Line’ of Co-dependences, and REleasing it with Love!

I believe this is an excerpt from an interview that Gwyneth Paltrow did with Gay & Katie Hendricks.
It found me again, under VENUS pre-retro:     

 

What is a conscious relationship?

  • “In a co-dependent relationship, you have two halves trying to become whole: one person who doesn’t love him / herself trying to get the other person to love them anyway.” 
  • “A conscious relationship is one in which people are awake to themselves, their feelings and thoughts, and are open to the flow of love and attention with one another.
  • “In a conscious relationship, you can be completely yourself AND completely connected.

 

What are some examples of co-dependent vs. conscious relationship?

 

  •  Co-dependent:
    “You have difficulty allowing others to feel their feelings. If someone feels bad, you rush in to make it better because you think it’s your fault. You worry about other people’s feelings frequently.”
    Conscious:
    “You are able to be present and attentive when people around you are feeling their emotions. You encourage them to feel their emotions deeply and to express those feelings openly.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “In spite of your ‘best efforts’ people around you do not change their bad habits.”
    Conscious:
    “You commit to stop enabling the bad habits of people you care about. Instead, you take effective actions that give people the opportunity to take full responsibility for their own well-being.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You have secrets. There are things you have done or not done that you are hiding from another person.”

    Conscious:
    “You have no secrets. You reveal rather than conceal. You understand that hiding your feelings causes you to withdraw from intimacy, and you take every opportunity to speak honestly about your feelings.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You do not let yourself feel the full range of your feelings. You are out of touch with one or more core emotions such as anger, fear, or sadness. Anger is a particular problem for you. You find it hard to admit that you’re angry, and you have trouble expressing it to other people.”
    Conscious:
    “You recognize the body sensations that let you know you’re angry. You communicate about all your feelings in a straightforward, easy manner that others can understand.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You criticize or get criticized frequently. You have a strong, nagging internal critic that keeps you feeling bad even in moments when you could be feeling good.”
    Conscious:
    “You experience very little criticism, either from outside or within. Your internal critic is in full retirement, having been replaced by a strong inner appreciator.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You try to control other people, to get them to feel and be a certain way, and you spend a lot of energy being controlled or avoiding being controlled by others.”
    Conscious:
    “You are aware of those things you can control and the things you cannot control. You put your attention on things you can change, such as expressing what’s true and keeping your agreements, and you make choices that support those areas you can actually influence.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “In arguments, much energy is spent in trying to find out whose fault it is. Both people struggle to prove that they are right, or to prove the other wrong.
    Conscious:
    “When difficulties or differences arise, you shift into wonder and healthy responsibility, asking, “Hmmm…, how am I creating this, and what could I do differently to create a better result?”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “In arguments, you find yourself pleading victim or agreeing that you were at fault.”
    Conscious:
    “You take full responsibility for the events that happen in your relationship. You invite the other person to take full responsibility, too. You understand that a relationship can only take place between two people who are equals, both taking full responsibility for events that occur; anything else is an entanglement, not a relationship.”

 

  • Co-dependent:
    “You frequently agree to do things you do not want to do, feel bad about it, but say nothing.”
    Conscious:
    “You consider every agreement before making it, and listen closely to your body wisdom as well as your mind as to whether you should make it. You keep the agreements you make and know how to change an agreement that isn’t working.”

 

So much Love for YOUR Journey with VENUS Retro!

Melanie

 

 

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How Deep is your Love? The ‘RE-newed VENUS’ moves through SCO (now for real – Dec 2 – Jan 7)

2 Dec

Picture: Birth of Venus (detail). Painting by S. Botticelli

It’s also all about VENUS!
She’s naturally at home in fair LIBRA – where she’s been again recently.
With and after her retro journey back from SCO to LI (Oct 5 – Nov 16), she’s come a long way…

A transformation and re-emergence of the Inner Feminine and Goddess energy has occurred.
With VENUS in SCO and the retro phase we’ve faced old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually related themes around the Feminine resulting in imbalanced and abusive relationship patterns that need to be processed, so that we come as women and men to a new place of empowerment from within – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

The ‘New VENUS’ re-entered her LIBRAn domain on Oct 31 – supporting new conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.
And hey, with the recent VENUS retro in LIBRA, it’s been important to ‘marry ourselves’ first!

Now with the New VENUS we’re tapping more easily (you too?) into the ‘Morning Star’ quality, meaning: We’re coming from our own solid Self Love and Self Value first, before choosing to engage with others.

 

Just before VENUS entered SCO, today Dec 2, she opposed on Nov 30 from end of LIBRA once more URANUS which is now retro at the end of ARIES. For the 3rd time, since it already happened (# 1) on Sept 12 when ‘she’ had barely entered SCO, and again (# 2) on Oct 31, in retro. 
Wow, this triple VENUS – URANUS activation on the ‘Tipping Point’ (VENUS) & ‘Settling Point’ (URANUS) has stirred up a lot between the Love Goddess and the notion for Autonomy / la Libertee.

When we truly love ourselves, and come from the Consciousness of Love (New VENUS post retro) we don’t need to ‘rebel’ / run away / split / oppose ourselves to others to be free.
Freedom arises through the Love that IS – and it (re)arranges relationships as needed.
‘Tipping’ into freedom (URANUS) AND, intimacy and depth (SCO).

 

What’s with

VENUS’s dates with other Planetary Archetypes while she’s in SCO (Dec 2 – Jan 7)?

Early this week is quite scorpionic, since the Dark MOON in SCO (before the SAG NEW MOON on DEC 6 / 7) unites with VENUS in early SCO tomorrow Mon Dec 3, and with MERCURY in late SCO on Wed Dec 5:

After making a choice – hopefully in freedom and autonomy, it’s time to lovingly dive into the change that this choice brings (SCO).

When we do it with the depth of our Heart we’re in a place where intimacy and magic can unfold, and we may feel carried by something bigger and powerful.

 

After the early Dec ALCHEMY with MOON – VENUS – MERCURY in SCO, there will be just 5 VENUS connections with slower moving Planets – calm and powerful ones, except for some thrill between VENUS and LILITH on the day of the Full Moon:

Dec 16
VENUS in SCO sextile SATURN in CAP.
Love can be so simple.

Dec 21
VENUS in SCO trine NEPTUNE in PI.
Surfing the Waves of Love.

Dec 22 – Day of the CAN – CAP Full Moon
VENUS in SCO square LILITH in AQ.
Intimacy and Depth of Love and Connection vs / and? Freedom and Independence?

Dec 28
VENUS in SCO sextile PLUTO in SCO.
The Depth and Power of Love.

Jan 5
VENUS in SCO trine CHIRON in PI.
Love Heals.

 

Sending You Loving Blessings for the VENUSian Infusion in SCORPIO!

Melanie

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

Come over to TREAT TIME Offers in December, to treat yourself or a Loved One to an Astro Session for the Holidays, esp. for an Outlook into the New Year!

 

 

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you – also available as an online participant.


Next up:
Astro New Year’s Parlour on Dec 27

 

 

 

Encore: * REgeneration of the Inner Love Goddess – VENUS Retro 2018 (Oct 5 – Nov 16) and ‘New VENUS’ on Oct 26.

25 Oct

Birth of Venus (detail). Painting by S. Botticelli.

All about VENUS!
‘She’s naturally at home’ in fair LIBRA – where the last NEW MOON on Oct 8 was, and in enjoyable TAURUS where the FULL MOON on Oct 24 was.

But at this point, VENUS has been in deep, dark  in SCORPIO (her ‘exile’) for a while…

VENUS crossed the ‘Alchemy Point’ / ‘Tipping Point’ into SCORPIO on the Day of the VIRGO NEW MOON (Sept 9).
She started her transformational retro & underworld journey on Fri (VENUS-Day!) Oct 5 when the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and sexual assault allegations thrill culminated.

With VENUS retro until FRI (yes: VENUS-Day) Nov 16, a transformation of the Inner Feminine occurs as we’re facing old painful / uncomfortable / repressed / in-the-closet / shamed / sexually related themes around attractions that need to be processed.
So that we come to a new place of natural empowerment – from which we naturally engage in and cultivate right relationship.

Noticing any of this?
If it appears to be hidden check out areas of life relating to SCO in your chart (Planets, Houses…) for clues.

VENUS (as always) started ‘her’ retro journey from the position of being an ‘Evening Star’ (setting after the SUN), which has a LIBRA ‘undertone’, showing us how we can make our life and self-worth a lot about other people (comparing ourselves, etc…)

The first half of VENUS retro processes this ‘Evening Star’ quality of VENUS with her LIBRA undertone – which is very other-oriented – perhaps to a fault – which VENUS retro brings to awareness to re-align.

The other day, very synchronistically, I came across messages for transforming VENUS ‘Evening Star’ retro in SCO (pre-New VENUS):
Get involved if you’re truly, deeply in love and passionate about something.
Not just ‘for the money’, or because others do it / following a trend. Don’t just get involved into someone else’s passion, or because you think people will like you more if you’re associated with…this. 
If you do it’s likely not sustainable since you don’t have your own authentic, intrinsic motivation.

And, I add to this: You can’t fake Magic.
This is to a powerful turning point in all our attractions from true inner depth, with VENUS Retro this Fall! 

 

Golden Venus

Good news:
The FULL MOON in TAU with URANUS on Oct 24 ‘delivered’ a ‘New VENUS’ to be
 planted in our consciousness on FRI (yes! VENUS-Day) Oct 26 (every 1 1/2 years) when VENUS retro and the SUN unite.

After the ‘New VENUS’ we’re tapping more easily into the ‘Morning Star’ quality with TAU undertone, meaning: we come from our own solid Self Love and Self Value first before choosing to engage!
What an alignment with the shifting and liberating Full MOON in TAU with URANUS!

 

The ‘New VENUS’ already re-enters her domain of LIBRA on Oct 31 – supporting new conscious choices that are a ‘better match’, more balanced, fair, and harmonious.
And hey, with VENUS retro in LIBRA, marry yourself first!
Inner Love Goddess re-emerging.

Here’s the first VENUS Retro blog post for an in-depth read.

 

Many Blessings for the shift into the ‘New VENUS’!

 

© 2018 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

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ASTRO CONSULTATIONS:

Serving you with astrological guidance and perspective, pointing you to Your ‘Inner Cosmic Compass’.

I’d love to inspire you to be in alignment with, and smoothly ‘ride’, those ‘auspicious’ or ‘challenging’ waves of cosmic energies that present themselves at a given time, and, similar to climate and weather, affect our human energy field.

Why?
Because it leads to eye opening awareness, growth, healing, release, transformation, and you can feel connected with the bigger evolution.
Ultimately, you can dwell in a witnessing place in the ‘Hub of the Wheel’ where you are less and less affected, more and more liberated, and self-realized.

The birth chart is an incarnational map to identify your ‘original imprint’and themes that are showing up as ‘issues’ in your life.
I help you see how you don’t need to be unconsciously identified with them, and they don’t have to run your life.

I’m always happy to welcome you as a client who is not seeking a ‘reading’ from me (“What’s going to happen TO me?”, “What am I supposed to do?”), but to be supported in accessing your own wisdom source, especially in times of a challenging transitions, stuckness, transformational crisis, or for perspective at a crossroad, dilemma, or empowered choices.

ASTRO~EXPERIENCES
…via Courses. Workshops, and Embodied Astrology:

Our experiential and embodied Astrology groups have over time (the 13 years I’ve been facilitating workshops and classes) become quite potent and catalytic.
Come join us, if deep synergy in a circle speaks to you!

This is to empowered and liberating ways of working with the ancient and timeless gift of Astrology!

 

 

ARIES New MOON & New VENUS: Coeur-ageous New YOU Attracts Synergies!

27 Mar

The epic first Eclipse Season 2017 (Lunar Eclipse on Feb 10, Solar Eclipse with Neptune on Feb 26, pseudo Lunar Eclipse on March 12) – PISCES has been HUGE, and washed up a lot, to be released…. ahhhhh! …

And now for the first NEW MOON in SPRING – it all starts HERE!

So much NEW-ness, in the NOW-ness!

That’s what ARIES is all about: NOW THIS! Alive, alert, letting life force emerge in every moment – while blossoms surprise us daily. Time for fresh beginnings – or for simply being present with what’s always NEW.

Show up in a new way, try out what you haven’t before, or in a long time. If it ‘doesn’t work’ try something else (ARIES style).

 

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Liberating ‘Golden Boy’ Prometheus at the Rockefeller Centre NYC, surrounded by the Zodiac belt.. Prometheus the Awakener is the Uranus Archetype!

 

With MERCURY – URANUS (also came in on the weekend, together with the NEW VENUS, and the NEW MOON yesterday), rather than panicking: “You never know what comes next!” let’s ask ourselves and others: “What’s new and exciting?”.

Maybe the energy shows up as erratic, unpredictable, and volatile – that’s what URANUS in ARIES (2011 – 2018) can also be, to shake and wake us up. Yet also lots of windows for a new approach to… everything – esp. old core issues (PLUTO in CAP).

Let’s be open to paradigm shifts of the mind, which – you bet – MERCURY retro (technically on Apr 9 – May 3, but already ‘in the making’) will bring up anyway. In fact, MERCURY will meet ‘game changer’ and liberator URANUS again, for a longer phase during M-r, end of Apr until mid May!

 

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Birth of Venus – Botticelli

 

And what’s with ‘sweet VENUS’ retro (March 4 – Apr 15), now also reNEWed, since ‘she’ met the ARIES SUN on Saturday?

More about the ‘NEW VENUS’ in this recent Astro*News blog post.
You are – on short notice – also welcome to join our ‘New VENUS’ Astro Parlour tomorrow Wed March 29 at 6:29 pm PDT!

The ‘NEW VENUS’ in ARIES is a fierce, raw, brave energy that ‘put its feelers out’, and shows up ‘naked’, as-is (LILITH freshly in SAG is her Spirit Sister). In ‘her’ renewed cycle, ‘she’ will go back into PISCES on Apr 2, for a close encounter with the shamanic CHIRON Archetype that shows wounds yet also offers intrinsic Medicine..
When it comes to ‘Love Wounds’ and PISCES we often have to feel it to heal it… the Piscean longing for connection can be very old – maybe an early bonding wound / abandonment? – and it’s very collective too. No ‘other’ (or escape into substances or addictive behaviour) can fulfill it.
How can we deeply connect in what IS, and never be ‘alone’, always ‘allONE’?!
So let’s be brave and gentle, with the VENUSian journey into Self, into What-IS. 

Let’s be a coeur-ageous ONE (in Latin languages it’s clearer how courage and heart = coeur, corazon, coracao are related), and connect in Heart Medicine.

From that place of wholeness (the North Node in VIRGO likes that too), we attract others who are of like vibration, also whole in themselves. A match made for true synergy.

Nature ‘does that’ all the time…
We humans just forget how to be fully ourselves…

This is to the Alchemy of the Heart!
What’s the first step?

 

What does the chart of the ARIES New Moon look like?

AR NM 2017

As you see, SO much FIRE, esp. ARIES:
VENUS retro, SUN, MOON, URANUS, and MERCURY! Game changer energy.
Begin the Begin – or not even that: BE here, and show up for what emerges!

And of course, also lots of Planets in Cardinal signs:
ARIES, JUPITER retro in LIBRA, and PLUTO (soon retro, now stationary) in CAP!
Let’s take initiative!
And show up (ARIES), be right relationship (which always starts from within – JUPITER retro in LIBRA), and let life ‘repurpose’ our capacities, so that they can thrive optimally, sustain us, and help build the NEW (PLUTO in CAP). Leadership rocks.

 

marsinlibraOn that note of Cardinal T-square (AR – LI – CAP):
A very significant transit pairing happens next week, March 30.
JUPITER in LI, presently retro, will square PLUTO in CAP (which is stationary / going retro on Apr 20). The JUPITER – PLUTO square happens (in the 13-year JU – PLU cycle we’re in) for the second time, first was Nov 24, now March 30, and again on Aug 4. A crisis (square) that calls for dynamic action. The closing square from LI to CAP has also a CAP undertone.

It’s about taking leadership and being in the Power (PLU) of natural authority (CAP) when it comes to fairness, justice, culture, right relationship – so important (JUPITER) and timely (CAP). The pressure is on for you if you have planets in round 20° AR, CAN, LI, or CAP.
Of course it’s also a societal pressure-to-change. Power figures and structures don’t get away with practices that are unfair, unjust, unconstitutional.

 

As you see in the chart, SATURN is now stationary (will go retro on Apr 6) in late SAG – the Galactic Centre the Big Unknown and Unknowable, the ‘Black Hole Transformation’ we are going through, with ultimate trust. That’s where the inner Spiritual Guidance comes in, and is being tested.
We are initiated (SATURN) into moving from the Spiritual Heart that knows and guides us. We will be changed in the process, and can’t know what it ‘looks like on the other side’ (the Ego doesn’t like that).
The path through, or actually with, it is the Path of Heart.

 

 

And what’s the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 7° 37′ AR?

“PHASE 8 (ARIES 8°): A LARGE WOMAN’S HAT WITH STREAMERS BLOWN BY AN EAST WIND.

Hat with Streamers

KEYNOTE: Protection and spiritual guidance in the development of consciousness.

This somewhat strange image can be understood if every stated feature in it is clearly analyzed without preconceptions. Here again we see a woman; but now her head is covered with a large hat – a protection against the forces of nature, i.e. cold and /or the penetrating rays of the sun. At this emotional-cultural level (Phases 6 through 10) the mental processes are still largely undeveloped) thus they need protection from the elemental forces of life. A too great openness to the Sky-energies and the “spiritual” level could lead to obsessions of one kind or another.

The symbolic image implies a rather strong wind, thus the activity of some more-than-material, and especially psychic, forces. These originated in the East, traditionally the seat of spiritualizing and creative-transforming influences. The woman’s hat has streamers, which enable it not only to respond to the wind but to indicate its source. In other words, the image symbolizes a stage of development of consciousness in which the nascent powers of the mind are both protected and influenced by energies of a spiritual origin. This suggests a probationary stage in the process of individualization. Under protective guidance a still most receptive person (a woman) is being influenced by spiritual forces.

This is a third stage symbol in which we see the first and second stages of this second five-fold sequence producing results which require PROTECTIVE FORMS (which is what a culture and ethical precepts provide) and SENSITIVITY to spiritual energies.”

 

Interesting phenomenon of being both protected and influenced by spiritual forces. An innocent stage of Being. The early (= double) ARIES New Moon is in Fire trine with LILITH in early SAG, with also an ARIES ‘undertone’. Life is an adventure. And when we move forward with natural trust we are often protected.

Wishing us all a safe and liberating journey, in any endeavour!

 

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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RE-Emergence of the Inner Goddess <3 ‘New VENUS’ on March 25!

24 Mar

As VENUS retrograde meets the SUN on March 25 – a ‘NEW VENUS’ is born, ‘in the underworld’, to regenerate herself as the Morning Star!

 

Venus Birth Botticelli

Birth of Venus – BotticelliVENUS will still go retro until Apr 15, but the important half-way point is reached.

 

This cosmic process is helping us shift from being so Other-oriented (VENUS ‘Evening Star’ with a LIBRA undertone: pleasing, comparing, copying, judging) to finding our Intrinsic Value, enjoying ourselves, and naturally attracting from there (VENUS ‘Morning Star has a TAURUS undertone)!

The VENUS retro phase happens only every 18 months (last one July 25 – Sept 6, 2015).

VENUS started her retro journey from mid ARIES, close to MARS / URANUS – an inner and outer Feminine that is raw, authentic, pro-active, and fresh in every moment – yet that could have been stressful too, to understate…

What have been your VENUS retro symptoms?

  • Have loved ones and lovers ‘from the past from ‘past’ relationships (even from different time lines) RE-connected with you, or ‘just’ shown up in your life?
  • Have you been attracted to RE-connect with them?
  • Are you drawn to be more connected with new people, but so many things are ‘in the way of making the first step’????
  • Are you wondering, what makes me unconditionally happy from within?


The VENUS retrograde phase has had us check in on our patterns in relationships: How, whom, and what we desire and attract.

And, even more so, it’s a RE-newal of Self-Love (VENUS – SUN), and Self-Value (TAURUS undertone of the ‘Morning Star’). Which naturally makes us more conscious (SUN) of whom, what, and how we attract (VENUS) into our lives.

 

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VENUS retro will cross from ARIES back into ‘her’ exalted sphere of PISCES on Apr 2, and re-emerge from PI to AR on Apr 28 – 2 weeks after coming out of retro.
What’s the Truth about the Love of the Self?
Finding Self Love in the Universal, Cosmic Self…

While turning around in late PI, VENUS will almost meet CHIRON (both ‘swim’ very close to each other almost the whole month of Apr) – Finding our Medicine to Heal the ‘Love Wound’ ♥ ♥
Do you have a sense where something can open to surrender for you?

Esp. if you have Planets, Sun, Moon, or AC in late PI / early-mid AR the VENUS retro phase will be a gift for you, to let go of old patterns.

And for all of us, for the area of life related to where late PI / early-mid AR is in our charts (esp. house wise) we are invited to go inwards, release, and from there attract in a new way.

Come join us in a small (up to 6 women and men – exploring directly with participants’ charts)

ASTRO~PARLOUR for your Journey with the ‘NEW VENUS’ (from March 25 on) – REgeneration of the INNER GODDESS

VENUS RETRO 2017 in AR – PI (March 4 – Apr 15)

WED, March 29 –
(under the TAURUS MOON – very Goddess friendly too)
6:29 – 9:09 pm

FEES:
Reg.: $ 33
Low income: $ 27
Bring-a-friend who’s new to the groups: $ 27 for each of you.

It will be exciting to see what emerges for everybody in the group.

As always: Physical distance is not an issue – let’s skype / be on FB messenger, or G hangout, as you please (from the comfort of your home or holiday sanctuary)!

If you would like to dive deeper with my full attention and support you are welcome to a private session with VENUS Retro focus.

 

While turning around in late PI, VENUS will almost meet CHIRON (both ‘swim’ very close to each other almost the whole month of Apr) – Finding our Medicine to Heal the ‘Love Wound’ ♥ ♥
Do you have a sense where something can open to surrender for you?

© 2017 by Melanie Lichtinger

 

 

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If the above described themes sound familiar, if you feel the resonance and could use support in your journey drop me a line, and we can set up a private Astrology referenced consult session.
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r maybe it’s time to fully benefit from a 3- or 5- sessions coaching sequence?

Email me (licht@islandnet.com), and we can customize it.

Interested in courses, workshops, embodied, experiential Astrology in Victoria BC, and via Skype / FB Messenger?

They are featured in the email Astro~News that go out every 2 weeks, and cover the Astro~Weather phase from New Moon to Full Moon or FM to NM, plus offers and Astro~Experiences. I’m happy to subscribe you (pls message me your email address).

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Aug 15 – 19: ‘New VENUS’ – RE-Awakened and Free!

15 Aug

‘New VENUS’ – RE-Awakened and Free!
Half-way in ‘her’ retro journey, ‘she’ meets the SUN TODAY, Aug 15, and trines URANUS on Aug 19!

Beyond the Drama, Find and Attract from True Self Love.
Complete Old Contracts, and REnew from the Heart.
Liberated and NEW, Show yourself in the NOW.

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Detail from Birth of Venus, by Italian Renaissance painter S. Botticelli

How has your VENUS retro / JUPITER – SATURN ‘square dance’ journey been so far?
Are you drawn to standing in the full light of your loving Beingness (LEO), to Live Life Lovingly, and ‘operate’ / work from there, in pure alignment, inspired by the Sacred Feminine in her temple (VIR)? Alignment is crucial for Virgo.

The Venus retrograde phase has been a checking in on our values, desires, connections, and attractions.
And, even more so, it’s a RE-newal and RE-alignment of the Inner Feminine with Spirit (the SUN) – tomorrow!
With the LEO / Sphinx Point vibe be aware of your attraction to show / performance / narcissism, as a compensation for the need to be seen and loved, vs. true intrinsic Self-love, and radiance through Spirit, in natural Self Awareness.
• What makes you unconditionally happy from within?
• What’s the Truth about the Love of the Self?

This Summer and Fall, old, limiting relationship patterns are ‘doomed to die’:
VENUS squares off with SATURN not only once (which happens twice a year) but 3 times (happened already on July 13, and Aug 4, and once more on Oct 10).

This dynamic can appear as a cooling off / difficulties in relationships and challenges with choices we make – which tests us: is this REALLY a good match – or what really is the purpose of this alliance / contract / choice?

VENUS RETRO per se is also a turning away from being stuck in unsustainable relationship patterns with a focus on the other person, to finding intrinsic value and Self Love and heart connection (VENUS / SUN), from which we can attract more authentically – without ‘needing a relationship’.

 

Overview of the 3 VENUS – SATURN Squares:

July 13:

While VENUS was direct in LEO, and SATURN retro in SCO: Attracting from old patterns – which trigger deep painful stuff.

Aug 5:

VENUS in the meantime – since July 25 retro, back in LEO, and SATURN direct in late SCO: ‘She’ retreats… . ‘Just saying NO’ to what’s not a good fit from a deeper (Scorpio) place, even though it may ‘look good’ and pamper the ego – or bring out more drama (Leo). No more getting ‘sucked in’ (SATURN in Scorpio can help us with boundaries there) into others’ agenda. Knowing who we are, and coming into RE-alignment with ourselves, we have to stop these patterns. Out of healthy self-love.

Oct 10:

VENUS in VIR – after the retro phase, as the ‘Morning Star’, and SATURN in SAG, both direct: Knowing what’s good, healthy, and functional for us and what our values are, we can now commit to a new focus and intentional journey.

The triple VENUS – SATURN SQUARE brings out our old contracts, to acknowledge and complete them. What’s an old contract? A soul connection, where both people on a soul level agreed to help each other heal something – even though it doesn’t ‘taste good’, can be very intense, and as challenging it is to interact with one another there can be a deeper purpose of why you got together in ‘real life’. This doesn’t mean, stick it out together. What matters is to address and acknowledge the ‘chosen challenge’. And give it time, or say clearly and consciously, NO MORE.

Here is again (some of you have asked me to re-post) the excellent talk by Matt Kahn, re: Soul Contracts, Twin Flames, and Soul Mates. A powerful ‘paradigm shifter’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2da2CQEyy0

I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own being ~ Hafiz

I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, The astonishing light of your own being ~ Hafiz

 

Plus, JUPITER in the ‘mix’ as well, enhances VENUS, and makes the theme bigger, which actually helps us to get a bigger understanding of what’s going on, and that we need to give relationships more SPACE, and our true self more room to grow.

Here’s the TRIPLE VENUS – JUPITER ‘itinerary’ again in overview:

July 1:

First conjunction of both VENUS and JUPITER (remember their dance in the evening sky?) in LEO – the DAY of the Full Moon: Big drama? Lots of Summer fun? What’s going on underneath? Well, the meetings of VENUS in LEO with SATURN in SCORPIO are a depth / reality check.

Aug 4:

VENUS retro, back in LEO, and together with JUPITER connected with LEO’s brightest star REGULUS, near the ‘Sphinx Point’ on the cusp to VIRGO: Self-awareness shows. It might tell us that we engaged in an attraction pattern because we wanted to be seen and loved – and so did they.

Oct 25:

VENUS direct again (from Sept 6 on), and now both VENUS and JUPITER in VIR: Healthy Self-love: We don’t ‘need’ a relationship, are self-sufficient, and aligned with what serves us and the whole. We enjoy the service we offer in the world. Attraction from there can follow. Maybe we (RE)connect with loved ones in a way that shows us why our Love matters….

 

In this VENUS RETRO cycle, TODAY, Aug 15 the the half-way point ‘, Day of the SUN – VENUS alignment (both in radiant LEO!), and the ‘Birth of the New VENUS’.
Interesting that in the mythology of the Birth of VENUS, SATURN as the castrator was also involved. If you’re not aware of the story here is a good link that describes connections of Venus with other goddesses as well: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Venus_(mythology) .

 

The meeting of the ‘NEW VENUS with the SUN today, and ‘her’ moving ‘behind’ the SUN in the Zodiac is what brings VENUS back as a ‘Morning Star’ – visible again before dawn from early Sept on. ‘She’ will leave her retro phase on Sept 6.
Spirit / Heart / Consciousness leads again, in our values, choices, and relationships.

Aug 15 happens to be also quite the ‘Goddess Day’ in the Catholic calendar: The heavenly ascension / assumption of Virgin-Mother Mary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary.

 

 

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Birth of Venus, by S. Botticelli – full image 

Check out some background notes – very interesting: http://www.artble.com/artists/sandro_botticelli/paintings/birth_of_venus

Plus:
On Aug 19 VENUS retro in LEO trines URANUS retro in ARIES!
The newly RE-born VENUS goes also into a truly liberating (or at least ‘surprise effect’) alignment with the Promethean planet.
From an authentic RE-connection with Spirit, Heart, Consciousness (VENUS – SUN), it’s easy to show up as we are, authentic and ‘naked’, in the moment.