Venus has been retrograde (going backwards relative to us) since late December, and it turns forward again on the 31st. At the point of turning forward it is almost exactly conjunct Pluto and opposite Jupiter, so this is a powerful time for transforming the depth of relationships, though there is a potential to mask possibilities with self-indulgence if we ignore our intuitive knowing!
During this last week of retrograde, things Venusian might be feeling a bit of a struggle, so you might already be feeling like just curling up on the couch and ignoring the world.
As I wrote a while ago, Venus retrograde is a great time for getting in touch with our own stuff about relating, for understanding our own journey with intimacy. But the challenge is that it leaves us in such a subjective space that we can’t easily see the other’s perspective. So, it’s a time for contemplating what relating means personally … putting any insights into action will come more easily after the 31st January.
All of the other Venus stuff, like getting a haircut, buying new clothes and doing anything indulgent about our looks (our Venusian projections) will flow much better then too. So, this week, if you’re feeling like staying within, go with it … the following week will bring the energy for manifesting change and growth in our relating and our relationships (and for shopping, for those inclined!).
That Venus, Jupiter and Pluto are all playing together by week’s end will bring added potency to any change that is happening … more about this in my next post …