Neptune, Mercury and the Upcoming Retrograde of Venus

“Traveling at night
The headlights were bright
And we’d been up many an hour
And all through my brain
Came the refrain
of home
and its warming fires.

And home sings me of sweet things
My life there has its own wings
To fly over the mountains
Though I’m standing still.” Bonnie Raitt

“As adults we often have less confidence in, and are more judgmental about, our art. But when you let go of that, it’s so fun to simply make marks on paper.” Elizabeth Murray

Mercury, the Winged Messenger, continues his travels with Neptune, the planet of dreams, visions and the imagination throughout the week. This is a very creative duo.There are aspects to Mercury , Mars and Saturn that indicate its wise with creative projects to include the pragmatic side of things that need to be done – for instance planning, editing etc.

If you have children at home this is a great time for activities that involve expanding the imagination – reading fairy tales or myths , painting, singing and dancing for example.

Friday Venus will move out of Taurus into Gemini. The sign of Gemini likes a lot of space in relationships- this airy sign values objectivity and distance, unlike the water signs that like intimacy and closeness. Venus is about to enter the territory which will be part of the  upcoming Venus retrograde period which lasts from May 13 to June 25.

There will be two eclipses during the  Venus retrograde period indicating a significant time for reevaluating a number of things ;  our relationships, our means of communicating our feelings, our finances and our values in general. It is also a good time – being Venus – for reevaluating our relationship to compassion and altruism.

One of the Sabian symbols for the Venus retrograde is,”Three fledglings in a nest high up in a tree.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

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