Venus Retrograde, turning point of love

Venus turns Retrograde  March 4 – April 15 in the next turning point of LOVE.
Venus Retrograde Tara Greene astrology
Venus will be extremely beautiful tonight March 4 near the Crescent moon, Look up and feel her eternal beauty. Know her as the Goddess of all love. 

Just like a Mercury Retrograde, Venus Retrograde’s periods make us Reflect, renew,  to review,  reinvent, and renew our romantic relationships. Old lovers and friends, especially women can come back into our lives during the Venus Retrograde period.

The last Venus Retrograde in Aries occurred March 6 – April 16th, 2009, you will want to think back about what was going on in your love life then.

Venus rules our values and our earnings. Money issues can crop up big time when Venus turns the tap off temporarily. The world economy can take a nose dive. Venus governs our tastes, what we love, and how we want to be loved. Your tastes in all kinds of things: lovers, friends, food, dress, makeup, money, art may change.

Venus turns Retrograde for an average of 40 days every year and a bit as she transitions from being the beautiful evening wishing star to journey through the underworld, where she is a gangsta of love? and returns as the beautiful morning star.

In her 8-year journey between her retrograde star points, she depicts a 5 pointed star or pentagram formation in the skies. She also forms the diagram of a rose. That is why the rose is considered to be the ultimate feminine flower and the apple is sacred to Venus as these are the images she creates. Remember Lilith giving Eve the apple to eat in the Garden of Eden?

Venus turns retro in ARIES where she is an independent amazon Warrioress from 13+ degree of ARIES. Venus is traditionally considered to be in detriment and out of her own element in MARS’s home sign. But those are the old patriarchal values ascribed to Venus. Venus in Aries is the ancient independent warrior Goddess archetype like Brigid of Ireland, or the Amazons themselves.
Venus moves from the initiating impulsive masculine fire sign back to her exaltation sign of spiritual watery PISCES. Venus will absorb the deep mysteries of the Feminine source of unconditional love before she moves direct and renters ARIES again on APRIL 28.
Venus moves from Aries, a masculine fire sign ruled by Mars back to her exaltation sign of spiritual watery PISCES. Venus will absorb the deep mysteries of the Feminine source of unconditional love before she moves direct and re-enters ARIES again. 
Venus will cross the Zero ARIES point twice which symbolizes a significant new beginning in the world. Venus crossed it initially on Feb 3. She will Retrograde back over the point on April 3rd, and cross it again moving Direct on April 28. Watch for significant new beginnings. 
On March 24th, Venus will make an inferior conjunction to the Sun. Venus will become invisible at night. About a week later after the inferior conjunction, Venus’ begins to appear once more, rising as the lovely Morning Star, where she is known as Lucifer, the light bringer.
Venus will cross the Zero ARIES point twice which symbolizes a significant new beginning in the world. Venus crossed it initially Feb 3. She will Retrograde back over on April 3rd, and cross it again, moving Direct on April 28. 
Venus backs into PISCES on APRIL 2 where she is EXALTED.Venus goes from her weak point to her strong point during this Retrograde. VENUS will be bathed anew in the spiritual source and re-empowered with the spiritual Unconditional Love, empathy, and forgiveness of PISCES. 
The Grail of the Summer stars by  Kinuko Y. Craft
The Grail of the summer stars by  Kinuko Y. Craft
This is a very symbolic returning to the original Goddess Energy of Venus and women as SOURCE of all. A very potent symbol. 
On April 8th VENUS retrograde in PISCES squares SATURN at the GALACTIC CENTER which could mean a cosmic karmic changing of the patriarchal old guard. This aspect may be the ending of many relationships which have been together for many years.
Venus turns DIRECT on April 15th at 26 degrees PISCES. Venus continues be in square to Saturn at the Galactic Center at this time to bringing a karmic, fated weighty aspect to this turn of the heart.
The planet of love and maturity square off again with VENUS DIRECT on APRIL 21, If things have fallen apart in relationships this could mean a reconciliation, legal proceedings, or the final straw that broke the camels back {one of the symbols of the HIGH PRIESTESS in the TRAOT} from carrying too much old martyrdom and addictive karmic patterns in relationships that were clearly recognized with Venus in PISCES square Saturn.
You want to look at where the track of Venus’s retrograde is in your natal chart. 26 Pisces- 13 Aries to find out how Venus will affect you personally. Look at the house and other aspects Venus triggers.  
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Venus was traditionally INANNA QUEEN OF HEAVEN, and earth. Not just a Goddess of beauty, romance, and the arts.  Her Retrograde period of 40 days- note that significant count-is mythologized in the tale of Inanna going into the underworld to visit Ereshkigal her dark twin sister and returning after being killed by her. She sends her consort-lover into the underworld to replace herself. The myth explains Venus’s cycle and is also an archetypal myth about all aspects of the Divine Feminine, the light and the dark and how we must own all aspects of Her as well as aspects of the light and dark masculine. 
I will post individual Horoscopes for each sign for LOVE MAPPING. 
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Monday Astrology, pre-eclipse prep

August 29, We are heading towards our fate on September 1st New Moon Solar Eclipse at 9+ degrees VIRGO. We need to be mindful of this and prepare for a Karmic shift. Eclipses always mark major turning points on all levels every 19 years.

 Moon enters LEO in the wee hours and our night dreams are dramatic, wild and passionate. 

Monday roars in and LA LUNA in LEO affects our moods making us more courageous, daring and self-centered. Leo rules the heart chakra and the will. Be open-hearted, and act with largesse. Beware of ego battles and being upstaged.  Then the makes no aspects until past dinner time PDT.

Then the moon makes no aspects until past dinner time PDT.


her home sign where she is happiest being the Queen SOCIAL BEE until September 23 when she enters SUPER SEXY SCORPIO.  Venus is the herald for JUPITER Which will enter LIBRA as well September 9th and stay in the sign of co-operation, peace,and balance until October 2017.   

Our focus is going to be all about those RELATIONSHIPS baby.  VENUS IN LIBRA  bringing sexy back as she is THE LOVE GODDESS IN HER ELEMENT.

VENUS rules all things of BEAUTY, Love, Money, Luxury, Women, Values, Relationships, Justice, you know all the most important stuff!

Check out where the sign and cusp of LIBRA is in your natal chart- that’s where the love balancing act is coming to you.

If you were born with VENUS in LIBRA, like I was, then you get to have a Venus Return, a new cycle of love, abundance, socializing and art!

LIBRA was the constellation/sign of the great Goddess Ma’at who weighed the deceased heart against her ostrich feather diadem in her scales of karmic justice. If one’s heart was heavier than a feather then a soul had to return to earth until its heart was light enough. 

The Archetypal balancer, symbol of Justice, karma, the sign of the 7th house and marriage.  LIBRA is an AIR sign and loves to talk about relationships, think about love, analyze it. It’s not exactly such a touchy-feely emotional sign. They are supposedly peaceful and balanced but they aren’t, they are SEEKING to find it.

ALL AIR SIGNS have this dual nature and dual symbolism, Gemini, Libra, and AQUARIUS.

In the TAROT, LIBRA is TRUMP # 8/ sometimes #11 interchangeable. 

Justice Tarot Trump Tara Greene

LIBRA/ Justice/ Goddess Ma’at

This is a dualistic universe. Find the peaceful place, the middle ground, or pillar, and hold the tension of the opposites, that’s what psychologist Carl Jung said.

LIBRA will usher in tons fo social engagements. They are social  butterflies who need people, and can become overly dependent on others’ opinions.

Libra is a great counselor, so good at viewing both sides of anything but they find it hard to make up their mind about anything. They can lose themselves in trying to appear NICE at any cost.

Libran’s often work as Event planners, decorators, designers, artistic pursuits, in the beauty, fashion and arts industries,or human resources. They are good listeners, chatty and charming. They make great counselors, ambassadors and deal makers. Many lawyers also have Libra strongly in their charts.

VENUS peeps known for their beauty, and love of it, grace, often good singers,

Who has Venus in Libra? – Beyonce, who just scored Big time in her performance and her wins at the MTV awards VEnus in Libra Beyonce

                                                   model  Claudia Shiffer, Claudia Shiffer Guess

Shania Twain famous Canadian pop and country singer ,Shania Twain VEnus In Libra

actress Emma Stone, Anna Nicole Smith, 

famous Hollywood beauties Grace Kelly and  Rita Hayworth,

Rita HayworthRita Hayworth 

beautiful Vivienne Leigh of Gone with the Wind fame.

And some very Handsome men that ladies adore

Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gosling astrology

the ever charming Will Smith, Richard Gere, Sean Connery, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas, Colin Firth, Mathew McConaughey,Matthew McConaughey astrology

Mathew McConaughey in Magic Mike

former President Bill Clinton, Prince Harry, and Someone noted for creating beauty Pablo Picasso.

Tell me all about your Libran lovers, friends and what you know about LIBRA….


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Scorpio sexy sextiles by Tara Greene


The New Moon is a get going moon. Uranus was visible in the sky on October 11th. Uranus is the Wild Card and as the last New Moon before the Canadian election indicates unexpected chaos energy. Technology is speeding our lives up even more. All of this VIRGO energy so prevalent now with Venus, Mars, and Jupiter there until October 2016 means we need to be rooted, grounded, earthed, embodied. Get the job done, pay attention to the details and be accountable. 

Mercury is just moving ahead slowly now.  Venus and Mercury are in Mutual reception as Mercury rules Venus’s sign Libra, but Venus is in her Fall in Virgo. What does that mean?

Planets are classified to their strengths or weaknesses and can be exalted, in detriment or fall. These are ancient classifications  for any planet in certain signs. A planet is in Fall when it is opposite to its sign of exaltation, where it is most glorious. This is the least favourable placement because it restricts and limits the planets nature making it unable to express itself positively.  

Venus in Virgo will bring out that very sharp critical side of Virgo along with the worry and nit-picking. With Saturn in Sagittarius as well, Sagittarius is a very judgemental sign and Saturn and Venus are squaring off each other right now.  We need to use  Mercury in Libra’s diplomacy to help  navigate through this potential mine field and also call upon the balancing energy of the Sun, Moon, Juno and the North Node, still in Libra with True Moon’s Nodes.

THE MOON is in Scorpio

and that always takes us deep into our shadows and Unconsciousness. 

sexy sextiles astrology Tara Greene


Scorpio Moon sextiles VENUS MARS PLUTO AND JUPITER. woo -hoo

 A sextile is a 60 degree aspect between planets. This makes them so helpful to each other.

and Moon trines NEPTUNE in PISCES – uber romantic. 

There is more Mars Venus and Neptune and JUPITER positive ROMANTIC DREAMY contacts until saturday. 

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Love and Fate Kismet forecast

I hope you had a lovely Columbus Day or Thanksgiving holiday. I am still getting used to being back in Toronto after spending a month in Sedona Arizona, my second home. 

it’s a KISMET week.  What is KISMET?  It’s of Turkish, Urdu, Hindi and  Arabic origin. It means fate or destiny. 

It is also a Robot. An original movie from 1944 with Marlene Dietrich.

Marlene Dietrich astrology Tara Greene

Inspirational Card of the day 

Venus just finished squaring Pluto October 8 on the Lunar eclipse and opposing Uranus October 11  

THE SUN just conjuncted the NORTH NODE October 12 at 19+ degrees LIBRA which is VERY KARMIC

OCTOBER 14 VENUS conjuncts the NORTH NODE at 19 degrees + of LIBRA, the Sign she rules.

If you have planets, angles or your own Nodes here this is a very powerful KISMET time for you. 

If you have planets at 20 degrees Capricorn, Cancer and Aries you are also heavily affected. 

THE NORTH NODE of the Moon as it moves in its approximately 19 year cycle signifies being aligned with positive energies and the highest spiritual goals and intentions. The Sun is opposite the SOUTH NODE at the same time= the past what we need to release. These Nodes create eclipses.

The Sabian Symbol for 19+ degrees LIBRA = 20 degree : area of reconstruction.


from Dane Rhudyar:  The ability to draw on INHERITED WISDOM, the power of ancestral tradition in order to serve and inspire one’s fellowmen. “

The energies of the collective unconscious are channeled through well-defined age-old forms and formulas. This implies limitations and the possibility of sclerosis or inertia when confronted with new situations, yet there is beauty and wisdom in such ritualized forms of behaviours and thinking. My paraphrasing. 

What does this mean?  A knowledgable, experienced keeper of ancient laws, rites and observances which still survive and have meaning doing his duty. Yes the symbol denotes a Jewish Rabbi, with laws from the Torah, the Abrahmic religion on which Christianity and the Muslim faith are founded.  

The symbol in a looser context symbolizes anyone who is a real adept, a scholarly spiritual person, who takes the word of the law from within their hearts. 

Synchonisticaly British MP’s just voted to recognize Palestine as a state along with Israel. 

I have to mention here that I have my Natal Venus exactly conjunct to Neptune at 21 degrees Libra in my natal chart. I was introduced to the Sabian symbols by my friend Claude Martin who read them to me while we were in Timbuktu Africa years ago. True story. I have had lucid dreams of Orthodox Jewish Rabbis  dancing around me unrolling Torah scrolls and telling me “You can’t forget this.” 

FYI – ISRAEL’s actual Ascendant is 23 degree 02 minutes of Libra.

THE U.S. has its natal Asteroid JUNO- which means FEMININE GENIUS at 20 degrees of LIBRA! Yes FEMINISM is the new letter of the law for women in a great way. 

HONG KONG whose chart I have checked has its natal PLUTO at 18 degrees ARIES on the South Node.

It will be interesting when Uranus then Pluto come along to square this FATEFULL degree.



LIBRA is the KISMET balance in relationships. Also in money, a huge issue in every relationship, the balance of power, justice, beauty, women’s rights.

LOOK at your old outworn, automatic “by the book” values, the way you relate to others and yourself.

Look at how much beauty you contribute to in your life, by being a lover of art, theatre, music or dance, decor, food. 

Look at your significant other or lack thereof and focus on what your HIGHEST RELATIONSHIP is to LOVE ITSELF.

It always begins with Self- love.

MEDITATE on this poem. THE MEANING OF LOVE by Rumi

“Both Light and Shadow are the dance of love

Love had no cause;

it is the astrolabe of God’s secrets.

Love and Loving are inseparable

and timeless.

Although I may try to describe Love

when I experience it I am speechless.

Although I may try to write about Love

I am rendered helpless;

my pen breaks and the paper slips away

at the ineffable place

where Lover, Loving and Loved are one.

Every moment is made glorious

by the Light of Love. 

Let this  become your mantra, your ancient knowledge and the world will be a better place.


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KISMET 1955 Dir. Vincent Minelli