Venus in Aries retrograde, from March 4th at 13°,until April 15th, 2017 at 26° Pisces Last time Venus was retrograde was in July 2015 and in the sign of Aries, was in March 2009. When Venus is retrograde, she is also closest to Earth.
Therefore putting all matters and themes of Venus in our focus and attention. Venus rules all matters of love, self-worth and esteem, creative talents, art, beauty of self and our surroundings, finance and abundance.
As with all retrogrades, it is an internalisation of the planets energies so that we become more subjective and review, revalue and then reset and reboot!
It’s an opportunity to make more room in our lives and our hearts for more love, abundance and joy. And to set the bar higher and step up to the next level in our development.
While we may be more critical at this time, we will also come to appreciate and feel gratitude for all that is good in our relationships and lives even more. Helping bonds to deepen in our relationships and gain a renewed sense of purpose and commitment.
We can also gain deeper insight into the workings of our subconscious patterns and how we limit and block love, beauty, joy and abundance in our lives as well as our creative abilities and talents. Since we are all more focused on love and the past, relationships, friends or family from our past can suddenly turn up out of the blue to reconnect. Its also a chance to review old relationships and find common ground together and possibly a new beginning.
On a karmic level, people we meet and get to know now, can feel fated. Potential new loves can just as surprisingly and suddenly turn up, and we can feel a strong magnetic pull towards them. Its destiny putting two people together at the right time and place, so that they can learn and love and evolve together. Just the right lessons they both need to learn at this stage in their development. It can almost feel like starting over again where you once left off before, whether from this life or a past life. Sometimes new loves and people we meet now, can have a very significant impact on our life direction–sometimes having the effect of rerouting us entirely on our present course.
For some, it could mean an end to current relationships, but only those relationships that are not based on truth, authenticity and that doesn’t leave enough space to grow and evolve.
Venus in Aries has a impulsive, passionate, extrovert and bold romantic nature. Here she is direct, open, and honest.
In the sign of Aries, we will be more focused on our own needs and how to get them met. We will feel a need to speak our truth and for more excitement, freedom, independence and adventure. Issues may arise about how we can integrate those needs into our relationship.
Relationships that don’t support freedom and growth, but keep the status quo at all costs out of fear, will be under critical review.
Jupiter in Libra is supporting our relationships to step up to a new paradigm to a more evolved and conscious level of relating. Based on more emotional maturity and honesty instead of unhealthy dependencies.
Since Venus feels very independent in Aries many will be enjoying and valuing their single life to the full. Its a great time to fall in love with ourselves.
If you are currently undecided about a relationship or a creative, financial or business venture, try not to be to critical or make hasty, impulsive decisions. It is often better to wait until after the retrograde period when we will have much more objectivity about exactly what we want and have more clarity of mind and heart.
Venus, the goddess of love, is somewhat hedonistic and quality of life is more important to us now. Do we have enough time and space in our lives for fun and relaxation? Is it all about work and no play? When did we enjoy our last vacation? It’s time to get the balance right now.
We may question if we are valued enough in our workplace and if we earn enough money. Issues like equal pay and equality between the sexes are likely to become a theme. We need, to be honest with ourselves now and ask why are we staying in an unsatisfactory job or relationship? Is it through choice or fear?
With Venus in courageous Aries, we need to set aside our fears and have faith in our abilities to create a better life.
Any plans we develop now and put into action for more abundance, and financial reward will be supported for success when Mars enter Venus-ruled Taurus, the sign of finance and abundance on the 9th of March.
Jupiter in Libra and Mars in Taurus can really help and support you to find new and innovative ways to improve your love life, finance and your creativity.
We may also feel the desire to surround ourselves with more beauty and improve our home. We may become more aware now, about why we attract and choose the wrong relationships, especially if its because we don’t value ourselves enough and we feel lacking in self-worth.
But if we are coming from a place of lack through lack of self-love and esteem, we quickly become fully dependent on the other, which in turn leads to fear and to controlling the other, as our complete emotional happiness seems to depends on them. But no one can fill a huge space of emptiness. We must fill the emptiness ourselves with more self love and work at more self awareness. All of our relationships will benefit from this.
We need to believe in ourselves. Lack of self-esteem sabotages relationships and makes for unhealthy relationship. We need to take responsibility for our own happiness too. Then a relationship becomes a healthy choice and not formed out of neediness and desperation.
We can let go of any last delusions that we might have about love when at the end of the retrograde period on the 15th of April, Venus re-enters Pisces and conjoins to Chiron. Both Venus and Chiron also square Saturn helping us to heal and forgive past hurts and feelings of low esteem and self-worth that are ultimately blocking our path to true love and happiness and abundance.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”-Rumi
Saturn is reminding us that we need to take responsibility for our own well-being and happiness of mind, body and spirit.
Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love is dynamic; it grows by actions that mature us. When we act in ways that expand self-love in us, we begin to accept our weaknesses as well as our strengths, have less need to explain away our short-comings, have compassion for ourselves as human beings struggling to find personal meaning. We are more centered in our life purpose and values, and expect living fulfillment through our own efforts.
When we shift our perspective from feelings of lack to feelings of gratification and abundance, and we cultivate generosity in all its forms, we shift our focus away from lack, to abundance. Generosity gets us to focus on the fact that there’s actually plenty to go around. We start to see how much love and wealth is all around you right now. And that’s when we raise our vibration and start attracting more love and abundance on an energetic level. We attract not what we want but what we are.
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life”. Wayne Dyer
With the North Node entering Leo on May 9th, our creative talents will be in focus for the next eighteen months.
What talents have we not developed because we thought we were not good enough? Sometimes we idealise or choose partners who represent our own creative potential, but instead of living it out ourselves we try to subconsciously live it through others.
Once we learn to live from a healthy ego and self love, everything begins to fall into place. We attract and are able to keep healthy friendships and relationships.
We are being asked to mature and redefine what love of self and others really means and to take responsibility for our actions.
“Don’t fall in love, RISE in love.” Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty…A mature person does not fall in love, he or she rises in love…Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. Only freedom and love.” ~Osho