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Venus retrograde and intimacy

Venus retrograde (21 December – 31 January)

More on retrogrades

Ultraviolet image of Venus' clouds as seen by ...
Ultraviolet image of Venus’ clouds as seen by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter (February 26, 1979). The immense C- or Y-shaped features which are visible only in these wavelengths are individually short lived, but reform often enough to be considered a permanent feature of Venus’ clouds. The mechanism by which Venus’ clouds absorb ultraviolet is not well understood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

….  On Saturday Venus turns around, and it will stay in retrograde motion till the end of January.  And again, when a planet is retrograde its energies are more inwardly

focussed rather than outwardly expressed.  So, things Venusian are likely to become more internalised, more subjective.

Venus energy is experienced in the way that we relate with another. So, when this energy is retrograde we tend to feel our relationships on the inside better than we express them on the outside.  Our perceptions about connection and intimacy are subjective, so we are feeling relationship within the context of our own past and pre-conceptions of what relationship means.

This is a great time for getting in touch with our own feelings about our relating, for understanding our own journey on the path of intimacy.  The challenge is that it tends to leave us in such a subjective space that we can’t easily see the other’s perspective, and we are likely to project our own Venusian stuff onto the other.  Depth of personal understanding of how we relate will be heightened, while true connection and intimacy is likely to require a bit of effort during this time.

Of course none of this is causal, but it does give us an insight into the fundamental interconnectedness of all things!

Playful destruction: Venus, Pluto and Uranus

HST image of Uranus showing cloud bands, rings...
HST image of Uranus showing cloud bands, rings, and moons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Venus gets involved with the Zap Zone over the next few days, lining up with Pluto (conjunct) and square to Uranus over Friday and Saturday.  When Venus touches Pluto, expect intensity in relationships and love experiences.  This energy is deep and powerful and potentially quite beautiful and intimate, but it can create a tendency to use relating (Venus) as a way to express unconscious urges (Pluto) … which could be fun, but could also be a bit destructive.  And especially if we are feeling a compulsive kind of push, it is worth checking in with ourselves that we are not using or manipulating someone else for less than loving ends!

And then Venus square Uranus means relating (Venus) is working at odds with excitement (Uranus), so there’s a good chance of creating misunderstandings that end in a lover’s tiff! Venus square Uranus energy is like when you just can’t help yourself from pushing someone else’s buttons … we’re all a bit impatient, seeking excitement, which again can be fun, but it can also be a bit provocative.

Put these two aspects together and the energy is somewhere between playful and destructive … have fun with it, but be aware of ego and acknowledge that at least some of what’s driving us over these few days is under the surface.  And of course, none of this is causal, but …