Venus enters Scorpio: Journey through Darkness

On September 10, 4:39 PM ET, Venus leaves Libra and enters Scorpio, where she will be transiting until October 7. Here, the Goddess of Love takes on a strong and mysterious magnetism and teaches us to appreciate the beauty of darkness.

During the upcoming weeks, the journey of Venus through Scorpio will inspire us to scrutinize our relationship dynamics, get to the core of our issues, and unravel repetitive patterns rooted in subconscious fears, attachments, and desires.

 

Venus’ traveling from Libra to Scorpio: Deepening Relationships

 

In Astrology, Venus rules both Libra and Taurus and she is associated with love, beauty, money, art, sensuality, and pleasure. The Libra side of Venus corresponds to the process of forming relationships with other people, while the Taurean side of Venus reflects our relationship with ourselves, our resources, our physical body, and our sense of self-worth. Transits of Venus give us information about changes in our relationships, value system, and financial situation.

Venus in Libra, a Cardinal Air sign, relates mostly through the mind and the intellect. In this phase of evolution, we initiate a variety of relationships as a way to achieve a better understanding of ourselves through contrast and comparison with other people. As the Goddess of Beauty enters Scorpio, a Fixed Water sign, relationships begin to involve the emotional and psychological plane, and we deal with the subconscious baggage that each of us carries.

 

Venus enters Scorpio: Need for Closeness

 

Venus is traditionally considered in ‘detriment’ in Scorpio: this means that she doesn’t express herself as society would expect or demand. During this transit, our relating style is likely to become more dramatic, passionate, and raw. Venus in Scorpio is not particularly accommodating and doesn’t accept compromises that don’t feel fully right.

While Venus is in Scorpio, we desire to establish profound emotional connections, we want to bond with others on a deep level. We value depth, radical honesty, and commitment: we crave intimacy and closeness, and we aren’t willing to compromise on it. A tendency we may notice is holding on too tightly to another person or something we value: one of our tasks is to learn to let go of those attachments that aren’t healthy or are preventing us from growing.

 

Venus square Saturn and opposite Uranus

 

On September 17, Venus squares retrograde Saturn in Aquarius, highlighting the need to work on any issues around self-worth, self-love, and self-esteem that may be holding us back in life. This alignment may reflect some friction between what we would enjoy doing and the reality of what we have to do. We may need to embody a deeper sense of maturity and responsibility: this can play out both in our relationships and in financial matters.

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Venus in Scorpio then opposes retrograde Uranus in Taurus, exactly on September 23: around this time, there might be an unexpected turning point in our relationships, and a sudden need for freedom and change is likely to emerge. We are witnessing the culmination of a cycle that started with the Venus-Uranus conjunction in Taurus, on April 22. Think about what was taking place in your life back then: what began in April is reaching its maturation point. Unpredictable revelations and sudden breakthroughs are possible: stagnant attachments and bonds that aren’t supporting our evolution may be finally broken.

 

Venus trine Neptune, square Jupiter, sextile Pluto

 

At the end of the month, Venus trines Neptune in Pisces and squares Jupiter in Aquarius. On September 29, the Venus-Neptune water trine increases our fantasy and imagination, offers us supporting energy for all artistic and creative endeavors, and increases our desire for romance. Almost simultaneously, on September 30, Venus squares Jupiter in Aquarius, highlighting the dangers of overindulgence, overspending, addiction to pleasure, and excessive social expansion. At the same time, their alignment inspires us to be open-minded and more willing to relate to people very different from us.

Venus forms a sextile with Pluto in Capricorn on October 2: our relationships may trigger us in a way that can promote better awareness of our psychological and emotional makeup. During these days, we have an opportunity to deepen our self-awareness, get to know ourselves and others better, and discover the subconscious needs behind our conscious desires and cravings.

 

Venus enters Scorpio: Journey through Darkness

 

Venus in Scorpio brings us on a journey through darkness. This transit inspires us to constantly ask ourselves what’s beneath our and others’ behavior, what our true intentions are, what our real motivations are. While Venus is in Scorpio, we are engaged in an ongoing analysis of both ourselves and others, and we are not satisfied until we get to the bottom of everything. We will investigate our unconscious patterns, ask ourselves why we keep ending up in similar situations over and over again, what is the root of our relational issues, what is the reason for our emotional pain.

The journey of Venus through the dark waters of Scorpio has the potential to be incredibly transformative if we are willing to look at potentially uncomfortable psychological and emotional material. The purpose of this transit is to promote a metamorphosis of our values, of the foundation of our self-worth, and of the way we inwardly relate to ourselves. Any inner shift will naturally affect our external reality and generate a change in our habitual relationship patterns with others.

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Venus Stations Direct: Relationships Are Mirrors

On June 25, Venus stations direct at 5°20′ Gemini after six weeks of retrograde motion. Venus moves retrograde only once every two years: being one of the least common retrogrades, it is one of the most fascinating cycles to pay attention to.

Named after the Roman goddess of beauty and love, astrologers consider Venus the Planet of relationships: it reflects how we relate with others and with ourselves. It is associated with self-love, self-worth, and with our values, which determine our priorities and the choices we make.

 

The Two Sides of Venus

 

Venus is the planetary ruler of two signs: Taurus and Libra. Taurus represents the Yin side of Venus: its focus is directed inwards, towards ourselves, our needs, talents, and resources. It is correlated to our physical body and our survival instinct.

Libra represents the Yang side of Venus: this energy is directed outwards, towards other people, their needs, their values. It represents what we don’t have and thus we need others to provide it for us.

Any Venus transit highlights the need to find a balance between the energy directed towards the self and the energy spent relating to the external world. We are also inspired to come back to unconditional love, both towards ourselves and towards others.

 

Gaining Clarity

 

Venus has already transited between 5°20′ and 21°50′ degrees of Gemini twice: once when it was direct and once when it was retrograde.

The first time it transited there, before the retrograde took place, represented an instinctual and spontaneous phase: a moment to act on impulse and gain experience, following our instinctual needs and desires. The retrograde was all about introspection and reflection: our experience became internalized, we felt the need to reassess our values and priorities.

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We are now entering the third phase of this cycle: Venus transits on the same degrees for the third time, allowing us to reach a greater understanding of the themes that emerged during the last two months. 

Venus going direct gives us the opportunity to implement what we learned, and to grasp the deeper meaning of what we’ve been through. We are likely to gain clarity regarding events that happened during the retrograde, which felt confusing at the time.

 

Venus Stations Direct: Taking Conscious Action 

 

Venus has been in Gemini since April 3, and it’s going to enter Cancer only on August 7. Since May 13, when Venus stationed retrograde, we had the chance to reflect on our habitual behaviors and the patterns coming up in our relationships. We have been rediscovering our values and desires, the way we communicate with each other, the way we think or talk to ourselves.

Reflecting on the events that happened before Venus moved retrograde can offer us significant insights around the themes coming up during the next few weeks. We now have the possibility to take conscious action and make concrete changes in these areas of our lives, with the support of the wisdom and the insights we gained during the retrograde.

 

Building New Connections and Sharing Our True Voice

 

Gemini is the sign related to communication: when Venus transits here, we have the opportunity to change the ways we habitually speak with ourselves and with others. As Venus moves direct, we are inspired to share our true voice with the world and communicate what we know in easy, understandable ways, to be able to reach more people.

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During the retrograde, we had the opportunity to become aware of the expectations we place on others and of the expectations that others place on us. We are now inspired to set up new foundations for our existing relationships or to build new connections, based on honest and open communication. 

We have the opportunity to adjust the way we ask for what we want, and to change how we formulate our needs and desires in relationships. We are invited to make a conscious effort to listen as much as we talk and to do so from a place of openness and curiosity.

 

Venus Direct in Gemini: Everyone is a Reflection of Ourselves

 

Gemini represents multiplicity and duality. The transit of Venus through the sign of the Twins inspires us to see everyone we relate with as a mirror of ourselves, which plays a specific role in our life. Every person we interact with reflects back to us some of our flaws or qualities, which we are invited to become conscious of.

Venus in Gemini reminds us that we are responsible for our reactions, but not for others’ behaviors. As Venus moves direct again, we have the chance to become aware of the reasons that cause us to attract certain types of people into our lives. We have the possibility to understand the role we play in these interactions and their deeper meaning. As Venus stations direct, the invitation is considering every trigger as a blessing and as an opportunity to understand ourselves more. 

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Venus Retrograde – We Are Unconditional Love

Venus will station retrograde in Gemini on May 13th where it will remain until June 25th. This transit is inviting us to open our minds and expand our attitudes. 

Venus is the planet of relationships. To begin, let’s think of relationships as energy exchanges. When we give or receive we are relating. We are in constant relations with our surroundings. At times this can be very clear while at others we might not even realize it.

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This energy of Venus has to do with all sorts of relationships. It’s our romances, our family dynamics and our friendships. Later in this article we’ll talk about how our human relationships may shift and change during Venus retrograde but first let’s think about our relationship to the ethers.

 

Venus Retrograde: Redefining What is Real

 

This retrograde is happening in the air sign of Gemini. Air is invisible; which means that the unseen force of this element will be front and centre. Gemini energy is associated with our minds and perceptions of the world. It’s our attitudes, beliefs and mindsets.

Although our reality appears to be tangible and physical, in many ways it is merely a frequency. How we define reality, along with our place within it, is all shifting and changing. We are asked to redefine what we consider to be “real”.  We can think of this scene in the Matrix, where Neo is learning from Morpheus:

“Neo: [touching the armchair] This—this isn’t real?

Morpheus: What is real? How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” 

We are now given the chance to take an honest look at our relationship to 3D reality. How are we relating to reality?

Are we responding to the external world and blindly following orders? Are we believing everything we are told? Are we thinking critically? Are our minds open?

 

Everything is Energy

 

This is not saying that we have to abandon the rules or ignore certain regulations. It’s simply reminding us to see that everything is energy. Everything is made up of this life force energy.  As we experience reality, we are reading these signals and vibrating in tandem with them.

Because we are made of this energy, we can influence reality. This all starts in shifting our outlook of the world. In today’s world there is lots of information that will tell us we are powerless. We are led to become compliant, dependent and oftentimes controlled by the external world.

Instead of responding to what’s occurring externally, what if we opened our minds to the power of our own beings and remember that we are conscious beings, we are consciousness, we are point of awareness in the infinite field of consciousness having human experience? What if we stop participating in external chaos and align ourselves with and operate from the place of love?

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Everyone knows the feeling of being around good vibes. Maybe it’s that smile from a stranger, maybe it’s the energy of a loving child, maybe it’s the joy that comes from being in the Sun. We can think of many ways that these frequencies or vibrations impact our beings.

Maybe we get a weird feeling from someone, or an idea comes that leaves us feeling excited. Maybe we experience this connection to the unseen when we join our wifi networks. The point is that it’s all energy, and we interact with these frequencies.

 

Infinite Influence 

 

Venus retrograde in Gemini is giving us the chance to own our power. Our hearts can make a big impact on the world. As we begin to open our minds and shift our attitudes we learn how to influence physical reality.

“When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.” ~David Icke

Venus retrograde is asking us to get close to the infinite parts of ourselves. When we tap into this frequency we are given a paintbrush and paints. We then get to create and influence the world with our unique style. When we paint a picture, it’s not only about logically planning and being practical. Instead it’s about allowing our hearts to take the lead, getting messy and letting our creativity flow.

However, we might feel as if we are imprisoned by the programs. Venus retrograde is here to remind us that we have the keys. That we can let ourselves free. But we must change the way we see the world and ourselves.

 

Getting Curious

 

This isn’t about breaking down our limitations or rallying against an opposition. Instead, it’s about changing our strategies. It’s about becoming extremely aware of where we feel limited and asking questions.

Why do we believe this is the way it is? Why are we having this experience? Why do we feel stuck? The answers may not always be clear, but when we continue to become aware of our experience we bring the focus back to ourselves. 

It’s when we ignore our limitations and pretend everything is normal that we lose a sense of freedom. If we do not stop to think critically, if we do not question, if we blindly follow, then we are not listening to our hearts. When we check in with our hearts, we can access our power centres.

 

Venus Retrograde: The Power of Our Hearts

 

“The heart has the most powerful electromagnetic field within the human energy field and there are more nerves going from the heart to the brain than going the other way. The latter is indicative of a sparkling truth that has been long forgotten – the brain is not the focus for intelligence within the body – the heart is.” ― David Icke

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Our hearts know the path to take. When we give ourselves space to tune into the frequency of our hearts we will know our next steps. We will also become aware of our limitations. When we look at our lives through the lens of our hearts, our physical realities transform.

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer

 

Trusting Our Feelings

 

This Venus retrograde is about trusting ourselves and our feelings. If something feels off, it probably is. We might not be able to figure it all out, but it’s important to pay attention to what we are feeling, because it’s those feelings that open the door to a new experience of reality.

“What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.” ~ Morpheus

Venus retrograde is asking us to trust the things that feel wrong, even if the rest of the world is telling us they are right. When the mind feels splintered, centre in the heart. From there the path will begin to unveil itself.

 

Venus Retrograde: Leveling Up

 

It’s as if our logical minds are getting a new operating system. We are being given new ways to use our minds. We reclaim our power when we consciously form new attitudes or beliefs. If we choose to stay the same, and ignore our feelings, the potential for empowerment eludes us.

There is a leveling up happening across the world. To step up to this new level we must elevate our thinking and mindsets. We need to run information by our hearts and trust our instincts. Our relationships to our minds are under the microscope throughout this Venus retrograde.

 

Venus Retrograde: Human Relationships

 

Our physical relationships are also getting revamped. Basically, it’s time to do the laundry in our relationships. Venus retrograde is asking us to look at our relationships. To see what’s dirty, throw them in the wash, hang them to dry and then enjoy the fresh start.

As we begin this transit, our relationships may feel in need of cleaning. We may feel like our relationships are well worn, the way a pair of jeans feel after many wears. We may miss their tight fit or the way they looked when new. We may feel like our relationship has some old stains that need cleaning.

We have the chance to throw it all in the wash. We may feel soggy or confused as everything spins in the washing machine. Venus retrograde isn’t stirring up our relationships to cause us pain, she’s giving us the deep clean they need. 

Next comes hanging the clothes to dry. We can lay it all on the line and give our relationships some fresh air. This might look like time or space to just be. It might look like trying new things or shaking it up. Mostly this phase requires patience because we can’t rush things to dry, it happens in it’s own time.

By the end of Venus retrograde our relationships will feel like clean sheets. We will find ourselves feeling fresh and enjoying that tight fit. During this transit it’s key to be honest with what needs cleaning, instead of convincing ourselves to stay stuck in the same dirty outfit.

Ultimately the Universe is giving us a fresh start. Venus retrograde is giving us a chance to see ourselves in new ways. To reclaim our energy and live from our hearts. We are given the opportunity to deep clean our relationships and make space for new adventures.

 

Knowing the Path and Walking it

 

Our hearts know the path to take. But we must also make up our minds and find the courage to act on our knowledge. Throughout this transit we are learning how powerful our frequency can be. It takes courage to step into the fullness of who we are, but each person reading these words is capable of doing it.

“There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” ~ Morpheus

Reality changes when we connect to our inner knowing, and choose to follow the path of our hearts through the external world. We hope you enjoyed reading this article and found it empowering! Please leave a comment below with what resonated with you the most and share this article with others. Let’s spread the love together! Love & Blessings 🙂

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