The direct station takes place at 12°12’ Leo (antiscion 17°48’ Taurus) only 12 hours before Jupiter stations retrograde.

    Just to recap:

    A Venus retrograde period:

    exposes those areas of self that are normally concealed from view

    and are often the complete opposite of the behaviour we normally show and this in itself could undoubtedly cause emotional stress for us.

    Thus, the Venus retrograde period is an excellent time to contemplate those which are our deepest and most personal creative needs and if the flaws and faults enhanced, and so readily identified in others, are not really ours. A deep introspection into what makes us happy and what may be missing in order for us to be so could be in order.

    It’s also a good time to work on creative projects, heal old heartbreaks and/or take care of unfinished business in order to make room in life for the things that bring us joy.

    During this time old lovers may also resurface, physically and mentally! Before welcoming them back with open arms (if they do appear in their physical form) stop and think for a while, especially about the reasons why the story ended in the first place and what role you yourself may have had in this (consciously or not).

    New loves may also begin during this period. Again, use caution, keeping your eyes wide open because at the end of the retrograde period things may not be as they initially seemed…you may have been rationalising your romantic ideas too much or have been overthinking and overextending your financial possibilities and this is an excellent period to get a handle on your economic future especially by avoiding major financial expenditures which might have long-term repercussions once the retrograde is over.

    How did this retrograde period go for you?

    Any stories to share?

    The Sabian symbol for 13° Leo: “An old sea captain rocking himself on the porch of his cottage.” Indicating the quieted mind’s recollections of crises and joys long past.

    For the antiscion at 18° Taurus: “A woman airing an old bag through the open window of her room.” Indicating the cleansing of the ego-consciousness.

    “What’s done is done. What’s gone is gone. One of life’s lessons is always moving on. It’s okay to look back to see how far you’ve come but keep moving forward.” Roy Bennett


    Rudhyar D. (1974) “An Astrological Mandala: the cycles of transformations and its 360 symbolic phases”. pp 82, 139, Vintage Books Edition, Random House Inc., New York, USA


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