Venus Stations Retrograde in Gemini

“In order for conflict to be productive, rather than destructive, communication must be fostered and vindictiveness minimized. A successful couple or enterprise is not one that never experiences conflict, but one that is skilled in resolving the conflicts that inevitably arise in any meaningful relationship.” Philip Carr

“To love is not a state; it is a direction.” Simone Weil

Venus stations retrograde on May 13  at 21 degrees of  Gemini. The retrograde period will last through June 25 when it will station direct at 5 degrees of Gemini.

Venus will station forming a challenging aspect to Neptune  – an aspect that indicates the need to overcome things. This planetary duo is known for its rose colored glasses quality and when it comes to romantic relationships and financial management, it’s wise to use extra discernment.

Traditionally in astrology , it is not advisable to start a romantic relationship under this influence. But it provides a fertile time to rethink , revisit and re-evaluate matters of love. It’s a good time to review relationship dynamics, habitual pitfalls and aspirations.

It’s a good time to consider love as a spiritual force in the world.

Venus also rules abundance and it’s wise  to review financial goals and aspirations as well as habits that tend to weaken or undermine intentions.

Three planets station in close proximity this week – Saturn, now  recently retrograde, Venus and Jupiter on May 14. It’s a busy time in the starry heavens.

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

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

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