Venus is almost stationary now, approaching her Retrograde phase July 25. Venus at zero degrees Virgo, is renewing Herself, she is returning to her pristine Virgin state in the sign of the Virgo the Virgin of course.
This symbolizes to me, that we have reached a new stage of evolution. Virgo, the 6th sign symbolizes the capacity to embody communications. Mercury rules the Mutable earth sign. Speech is related to power and to sex. Venus is female sex, whereas Mars is Masculine sexuality.
For me I see Venus’s Retrograde symbolizing a time for women to learn to love, honor, explore, respect and embody their power and their voices. It’s also about your self-worth. Venus is VALUE. How much do you really LOVE yourself?
Venus in Virgo is into order, details, learning, memory, perfection. Venus the Goddess is perfect after all.
The Vestal Virgins are symbolized by the asteroid Vesta. But I believe that Virgo was the Virgin meaning whole and complete inside of herself ,very ancient Goddess that these Virgins worshipped, she was more like Demeter/Ceres or Gaia.
Women need to learn to explore and enjoy and care for their bodies. Venus loves pleasure. As Virgo has a solitary side, being the Hermit in the Tarot, Venus in Virgo symbolizes learning to love and pleasure you self..
Venus’s Retrograde phase will see the Goddess of love and money return to reorganize, remind, retire, remodel, regenerate, refuse, relish, rewind, retry, relegate, review her assets and to relax in Leo, sign of passion, hi- DRAMA, heart, will, giving love, love affairs, children, and creative self-expression until September 6.
Venus’s number is 5. As your love life,
5 things to do when you love life falls apart over the next 40 day Retrobate period.
1. Make an alter to Venus, you can set this up in any space. This alter honors the Goddess and it should contain blue, gauzy sumptuous silky fabrics. Put out beautiful fresh flowers, luscious chocolates, silky cushions, beautiful jewellery and all manner of fine offerings to delight the Goddess. Use images of the Goddess Venus, this could be a woman who symbolizes everything beautiful sexy and romantic. Scarlet Johansenn or Marilyn Monroe or whoever you like. You need 5 candles, some incense, good-sized sheets of white paper and colored pencils.
2. Dress up so you feel like a Goddess or that you embody the Goddess.
Sit and meditate at the alter.Go into your heart and ask what does my heart really want in love? What do I value? How much do I feel I am worth? This isn’t about what you maybe want. Sit with this question. You may get very frustrated. Breathe through the panic untill you feel or sense and answer even if it s vague, call upon Venus to guide you..
3.With your non-dominant hand, take a colored pencil and allow your hand to move on the paper with your eyes partly closed. Let your hand flow, don’t try to direct anything. you may find your hand moving as if of its own accord. feel yourself being drawn. spend some time with this. Open your eyes and look at the images or colors. Try to see what Venus has revealed to you. You can do this over and over again. When you have a number of images look them over, then begin to write a story about them.
4. INVOKE THE GODDESS!
All pentagrams for positive magic start in the lower left and go up to the peak then downwards to the right then up and across diagonally to the left, then across to the right horizontally,then down to the left to join where you started.Draw this magical Venus symbol in the air. Prepare to surrender your ego to Venus.
5. Feel the Goddess Venus enter you. Really allow her essence to become one with you. ask to see through Venusian eyes. Imagine what this feels like. When you feel Venus’s spirit within you, go through then move through your images, get your answers. You will get clarity. This exercise is something you should dedicate yourself to for the 40 days you know that is a symbolic number while she is Retrograde,
Do it. I will do this too I will invoke Venus here by the ocean on July 25. I will make a LOVE POTION #9 as well.
PLease do share widely so that more may benefit
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