Post Venus Retrograde: How do you own love and value?
This week, the energy is moving ahead in the cosmos. The year of 2022 began with a reflective tone. Venus, the planet of relationships, value, money, love, and romance, stationed retrograde on December 19, 2022 at 26 degrees of the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn.
This, in turn, triggered where Pluto, the planet of death and transformation, stationed retrograde, at end of April of 2021 when it retrograded on April 27, 2021 at 26 degrees of Capricorn.
Saturn, which rules the sign of Capricorn and is the planet of restrictions, reality, limitations, commitment, accountability, and structure, was transiting back at forth at 26 degrees of Capricorn from February 12, 2020 through November 4, 2020.
In the year of 2020, we were at the height of the Epoch of Capricorn. March of 2020 is when most of us really began lockdown and saw many structures of our world change forever. Venus stationed direct on January 29, 2022 at 11 degrees and five minutes of Capricorn, which is where Saturn was transiting in December of 2018 and early January of 2019.
What can you revise and do in a different way that you were unable to do at the beginning and height of the rigid Capricorn era, or even pre-pandemic when it was at its height; but, it was a time of rigid realism. Venus initially entered its shadow on November 17, 2021 when it reached 11 degrees of Capricorn, and it clears its shadow on March 1, 2022 when it exceeds 26 degrees and 29 minutes of Capricorn. This is the best of both words in that you can move ahead in your goals and commit to projects to which you wish to commit.
Venus only retrogrades once every eighteen months. It retrogrades once every eight years in the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn. The more you work with Saturn, which is the cosmic taskmaster and ruler of the sign of Capricorn, the more you will construct your goals with finances, relationships, and with self. It is time to set healthy boundaries with integrity and hard work.
Although Venus is definitely direct, it has reflective energy for a few reasons. Venus entered the Cardinal Earth sign of Capricorn on November 5, 2021 and will transit in this sign of realism, pragmatism, and lessons, through March 6, 2022. Capricorn can summon up the old lessons in our lives where we have not gotten clear, or where we still need to take ownership or set limits.
Currently, there are four points transiting in Capricorn: Mars, the planet of action, passion, and primal desire; Venus, the planet of love, possessions, and resources; Mercury, the planet of learning, the mind, networking, and sales; Pluto, the planet of power, transformation, and transcendence.
Mercury is also a personal planet, and it represents communication, thoughts, ideas, perspective, and transportation. Mercury initially retrograded on January 14, 2022 at 10 degrees and 20 minutes of the fixed Air sign of Aquarius with a square to Uranus, which is the planet of chaos, surprise, and brilliance. Uranus is also the modern ruler of Aquarius and embodies our favorite mad genius of the universe quite well.
Mercury is a personal planet that retrogrades three to four times a year for approximately three weeks. Venus retrogrades for forty days and is much more intense and more of a big deal. However, it is worthy to note that in The New Age of Aquarius, change is fast, furious, rapid, and exciting. This is all about the future, and Aquarius would not have it any other way. However, with all of the planets transiting in the sign of accountability alongside the two personal planets asking you to ask within and beg the question, “Is this really working for you?”
Now is time to get on it and change your course. Cardinal signs not only launch seasons, but they are also signs that want you to do something about your issues and make change happen. The Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
Whoever came up with the Nike Ad campaign probably had a lot of Cardinal energy in his or chart: Just do it! Well, yeah, I think you get the point. The Universe is saying just that to you right now. You have been working under the constructs of severe limitations and severe loss. Pluto, the planet of death, was transiting at the world point for a few years and met up with Saturn, planet of karma, on January 12, 2020. Much loss. Much ending. What do you want to contribute to your world and the world outside you?
Venus clears its shadow on March 3 when it meets up with Mars and Pluto and digs you through the emotional swamps to purge the pain in a way that can feel at times truly heartbreaking. You have to feel. You cannot let yourself become robotic and detached in the New Age of Aquarius. It could be easy to do with all that the world has endured. Jupiter in Pisces is expanding the empathy, selflessness, and devotion that makes the world worth living.
Venus is transiting with Mars, the planet of passion, through early April, 2022. Mars is currently out-of-bounds through February 11, 2022, which means its exceeds the Sun’s path by declination. Mars is in its exaltation while in Capricorn and is in a phenomenal place to get things done. Mars out-of-bounds means that people are extra energized to get things done!
Venus and Mars are currently dancing in the sky together through early April, 2022. This is such beautiful energy that will assist the magic possible with Jupiter in Pisces. Pisces is the most creative and empathetic of the water signs. Venus and Mars are the cosmic lovers that are having a long cosmic tryst in the sky that demand reality, work, commitment ; as well as magic, infinite possibility, community, and friendship. These are exciting times of a creative renaissance in a time of a very turbulent current.
Mercury and Pluto meet up on February 11, 2022 at 9:04 am EST and can induce some major power struggles and triangles. People can be very cutting with words when Mercury and Pluto meet up; yet, it is an excellent combination for business and financial commitments and agreements. Pluto ends things, and there will inevitably be breakups, endings of business commitments, and some power matches. Use the higher energy of these two planets.
It is a great synergy of planets for doing research and delving in deeply into a subject. It is a very perceptive aspect in and of itself. It invites you to eliminate your limited beliefs and negative thinking so that you can achieve great things? There is a lot of magic in a time of tragedy. It is necessary to marry those two facts so that you honor all that have been hit by this sad time in history; but, so that you also never forget that magic is possible and strength of character is imperative.
That is Capricorn for you: it is a sign of character! Mars, Venus, and Mercury all you want you to plan and take micro steps to live a life worth living and contribute to the collective, which is the Aquarian mission amongst all of this.
Mercury forms a beautiful trine to the North Node of Karma on February 12, 2022, and this is a time where you make great connections in business and social life. Pay attention to whom you meet and to what comes up that day for you. Pluto forms a beautiful trine to the North Node of Karma on February 14, 2022 at 4:17 pm EST, and this could also bring in soul mates and amazing experiences — financially and romantically.
Mercury re-enters Aquarius at 4:54 pm EST on February 14, 2022, where it will transit through March 9, 2022. Mercury is exalted in Aquarius and loves being here to network, connect with others, and innovate a new future. I wish you much luck and encourage you to work with the magic of Venus and Mars in their cosmic love dance.