THE SUN MOVES INTO SCORPIO
POSTED BY BEVERLEE, Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Sun has moved into the sign of Scorpio. Click here to learn what Scorpio, the Cycle of Renewal, offers all of us. Happy Birthday to all Scorpios! Here is your Scorpio Affirmation. Here is the Tarot Affirmation for Scorpio.
VENUS GOES RETROGRADE ON OCTOBER 8TH
POSTED BY BEVERLEE, Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Since Venus rules the signs of Taurus and Libra, anyone with his or her natal Sun, Moon or Ascendant in these signs can expect to experience the energy of the Venus retrograde period most intensely. Furthermore, we all have the planet Venus somewhere in our natal chart…so that is another area of our lives also likely to be challenged during this retrograde period. Venus rules the 2nd house of resources and the 7th house of relationship, also tested by this retrograde period.
Moreover, since this particular Venus Retrograde period entered the Retrograde Zone with Venus in one of its own signs—Libra…the sign of relationship, this is another indication of the part of our lives likely to be tested during this time.
In fact, ever since Venus entered its shadow (Retrograde Zone) on September 5th, I, with my natal Sun in the sign of Libra and my Ascendant in Taurus, have been experiencing one of the most frustrating and painful times that I can remember in my life. It has just been one misadventure piled upon another, seemingly randomly and without warning!
So, if you have your Sun, Moon, or Ascendant in either Taurus or Libra, listen up!
As Venus goes retrograde approximately every 20 months it gives us an opportunity to go within ourselves to examine our personal value system. Venus retrograde allows us to experience our "opposite" – our shadow issue. Therefore, this is the time to take a long, hard look at our relationships as well as our integrity in relationships.
We could experience imbalances in our relationships during this period, as deeply mysterious but significant transformation begins to present itself. The mystery won't be clear to us until after Venus turns direct on September 10th and begins to move along at about the speed of the Sun—which happens on October 30th. We don't always know exactly what the retrograde period means to us right away, but by observing the changes going on in our lives during the retrograde period and for a while thereafter—in this case, six weeks afterwards—we discover the significance of the message or lesson(s) we are supposed to be learning. I find the easiest way to get in touch with the planetary message is to keep a journal of what's going on in my life during the retrograde period and then refer back to it. Hindsight is 20/20, as they say!
The role of Venus in our lives is to draw to us in material form the things that reflect our higher mind. So we have an opportunity to confront our spiritual nature during this time. As Venus's retrograde period begins we are often aware that what we have attracted to us by our thoughts, words and actions no longer fit our purpose. So, basically, retrograding Venus is tests and revises our ideas about what has value for us.
Venus retrograde periods usually require us to sacrifice something that we formerly valued. Remember, we're just letting go of our less evolved nature in order to move toward the concept of pure love that Venus represents. So a situation arises in our life during Venus retrograde periods to grant us this opportunity for spiritual growth.
Venus rules relationships, money, pleasure, beauty, sensuality, love, art, culture, diplomacy, economics, fashion, music, peace, social trends and values. So any or all of those are up for review during this retrograde period both in our personal lives and in the collective.
Venus specifically wishes to balance the peace in our personal life as well as in our world. We might find that we'll have to decide which of our relationships to hang on to and which to let go of. We'll begin to learn the true extent, or depth, of the situation we currently find ourselves in. Many either/or situations will no doubt arise so we'll have choices to make. This can show up in both our committed relationships and our work environment. Issues about trust teach us to be true to ourselves. We'll be offered insight about how to share information for the mutual benefit of a relationship rather than to gain an advantage over someone.
Venus will turn direct on November 18th, but it will not leave its shadow (Retrograde Zone) until December 20th.
If you would like to know how this Venus Retrograde period is likely to impact you personally, I will be happy to send you the Retrograde Report for the year 2010, which will describe not only the Venus Retrograde period but all the other Retrogrades (Planetary Stations) for the entire year. Come to think of it, since 2010 is almost over, if you order your Retrograde Report for a limited time I will give you a "Twofer"...your Retrograde Report for 2010 and 2011! To place your order, please click the icon.
To help you attune yourself to the energy of this Venus retrograde period, here are a few inspirational affirmations from Catherine Ponder's book Open Your Mind To Prosperity. To use these affirmations, speak the words out loud. Speak slowly and deliberately. As you speak the words, feel these declarations go out into the universe and come alive.
- I now let go of worn out things, worn out conditions, and worn out relationships.
- Divine order is now established and maintained in me and in my world.
- I now release and am released from everything and everybody that is no longer part of the divine plan for my life.
- Everything and everybody that is no longer part of the divine plan for my life now releases me.
- I am surrounded by divine substance and this divine substance now manifests for me in rich appropriate form.
- God is my supply and my unlimited abundance of everything now.
- Divine love is now working through me to adjust all the details of my life.
- Love transforms my life now.
- I am receiving my highest good of mind, body and affairs now.
- My accumulated good of past and present now pours forth into my life as rich blessings.
- This is a time of divine fulfillment.
- I welcome my accumulated good now.
- I give thanks for divine restoration in mind, body and affairs.