Venus stops in its tracks at 05°20’ Gemini (antiscion 24°40’ Cancer, contro-antiscion is the degree of Pluto now transiting retrograde in Capricorn. Therefore, Venus and Pluto are on opposite sides of a sort of mirror or shadow effect which could bring up some very intense and obsessive moments regarding the house axis involved).
Venus in Gemini is known for being flirty as well as for its refined social skills although it dislikes commitment both sentimentally and financially. Venus in Gemini enjoys a lot of mental fertility and it reflects a lot on matters of the heart (usually deciding that single is better than partnered) since it is far too rational to be interested in steady love unions. It could also be a spendthrift as far as intellectual pursuits are concerned (books especially) since it values communication and information.
Since a Venus retrograde period:
exposes those areas of self that are normally concealed from view
and which are often the complete opposite of the behaviour we normally show and this in itself could undoubtedly cause emotional stress for us – what have you discovered about yourself and your Venusian values during this retrograde period?
The Sabian symbol for 06° Gemini: “Workmen drilling for oil.” Indicating the avidity for that knowledge which ensures wealth and power.
For the antiscion at 25° Cancer: “A will-full man is over-shadowed by a descent of superior power.” Indicating the response of spiritual forces to the integration of personality through positive will-full endeavours.
For the c/antiscion at 25° Capricorn: “A store filled with precious oriental rugs.” Indicating the use of cultural and artistic processes as a means to enhance personal comfort and appreciation.
“In the beginning it was fun. In the end, it was all for fun. And in between is where it tickles most.” Bernie DeKoven
Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 92, 127, 244, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA