Venus Retrograde  October 10, 2002

venus painting

Venus, the goddess of beauty, grace and eloquence is the highlight for today’s Weekly Wisdom Teaching.

The planet Venus affects and determines our sense of style, our appreciation of art, love and culture. It is also associated with our creative ability and how we approach relationships and romance. Venus also aids us in our attitude toward finances and material possessions.

How does it do this?
Venus is associated with the Sun Signs Taurus and Libra. Taurus rules the second house in the astrological chart, which is the house of values, resources and possessions. Libra rules the seventh House, which is the house of our significant, interpersonal relationships. Thus Venus affects us both on a concrete (Taurus) and an abstract (Libra) level.  What happens when Venus goes Retrograde?

Venus as the ruler of the second house of values and money helps us to determine what concrete monetary value we place on things. What do you want to own? What will you spend your money on? What is valuable to you? Venus as the ruler of the seventh house helps us to determine what value we place on love and romance. Venus’s position in your birth chart can help you answer these questions: What type of lover do you seek? What kind of lover seeks you? How will you love? What kind of love do you need?  

What happens when Venus goes Retrograde?

Venus goes retrograde Thursday October 10th, in the sign of Scorpio. It will remain retrograde for 6 weeks and will move direct on November 20th. Scorpio is the archetype of the detective and can call upon fierce and determined energy and insight into any given situation. With Venus retrograde in Scorpio, the wisdom needed for this cycle is to deeply rethink and reorganize your position on personal values and personalrelationships. A thorough determination of what you really deeply value in life is also important. Ask yourself what your current relationships are based upon. This can be accomplished by having the courage to ask your heart where things really stand. Scorpio is the sharpest, shrewdest, most investigative intelligence in the zodiac. The psychological capacity for scorpions is likened to a deep lake, quiet and still. (Scorpio knows that what is hidden is usually pretty darn important.) Scorpio energy has the capacity to draw and focus attention to what it deeply sees and finds important. It is an energy that also helps to uncover the deeper hidden mysteries of life. 
Questions to ask:
What is the depth and level of your relationships? Does they serve you? How is what you purchase provide a reflection for you of what you truly value?
Also during a Venus retrograde, the phenomena of running into an old lover or friend can oftentimes occur. This helps lead us into the importance of “remembering” what we once knew and oved so that we can make clearer choices.

“Quote For The Week”


I will not die an unlived life,

I will not live in fear

of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days,

to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid,

more accessible;

to loosen my heart

until it becomes a wing,

a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance,

to live so that which came to me as seed

goes to the next as blossom,

goes on as fruit.

~Dawna Markova