Venus Slows Down to Station Retrograde

“When wolves perceive pleasure or danger, they become utterly still- statues- utterly focused so they can see, so they can hear, so they can sense what is there in its most elemental form.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes.

“The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” Carl Jung

I have a friend who does an astrology report every week on a radio station in Boston. It is a small public station, student run  and associated with a university. This morning when I tuned in before my friend’s show, they were playing a piece of music which I had loved in the past and not heard in a long time. It was from the Paul Winter’s album, Canyon Lullaby.

I made a note of it with the intention of listening to his music again. It reminded  me that Venus is slowing down now to station retrograde Sunday December 19 at 26 degrees of Capricorn. This retrograde period which lasts through late January 2022 provides good timing to bring things back into your life that you have loved or valued in the past.

Venus also rules finances and the retrograde period provides a good time to review the use of your resources and whether you might like to put them to work in other ways.

It is also a good time to reassess – given the many changes in the world  around us – how your values may have changed.  The sign of Capricorn is associated with tradition and the conditioning  from family, society , religion, culture etc  to be or live a certain way. The time we are living in though, is associated with evolution and authenticity. So this retrograde offers an opportunity to explore ideas of a life freer from those influences or the pressures exerted by those influences if so desired.

I ran into a friend who told me his partner was moving in with him that day  and that she had gathered up all her belongings in her VW and was bringing them to his house. “She’s not a material girl,” he said smiling. She was in fact working for an international peace organization and living simply  and working at her job was what she cared about most in her life. There is a movement afoot now to live more simply and focus on what is meaningful in life rather than pursuing a more traditional career.

The upcoming week as we approach the Full Moon in Gemini is a good time for expanding thoughts about the future and the possibilities it might hold. This is a more powerful time with the Sun in Sagittarius and conjunct the Galactic Center at the time of Saturday’s Full Moon. The Galactic Center is the point about which our galaxy rotates and  is a powerful point of attraction.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is, “A young gypsy emerging from the woods gazes at far cities.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



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