“There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.” Michel de Montaigne
Today Venus conjuncts the Sun at 21 degrees of Capricorn. As Venus continues on her retrograde journey pieces of an emerging puzzle can become more visible. Venus governs values and what we value and often our priorites in this area are determined or strongly influenced by ancestry, family of origin as well as by religious and cultural influences. Venus retrograde offers a good window of time to revisit this area of life into order to become more clear that our values
are our own.
One of the Sabian symbols associated with the Venus/Sun conjunction is, “A general accepting defeat gracefully.” Letting go of old values which no longer serve you may feel like a defeat – as if you were operating in error or misconception for some time.
But evolving values to represent your authentic self and what you know to be the truth at this time, opens doors to new perceptions and opportunities.
“Last night as I was sleeping,
I dreamt-marvelous error!-
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.” Anthony Machado
Sabian symbol reference and Montaigne quote from 360 Degrees of Wisdom by Lynda Hill