Feeling testy? Lost? Judged by others? It’s not a mid-life crisis or an hormonal imbalance. It’s Venus, attempting to get your attention.
These ethers are full of transformational energies to the point of many folks feeling really very uneasy. Surviving and navigating the deep emotional excavations that are upon our spiritual ethers at this time is becoming a full-time job for many. Yet much of what we’re experiencing is necessary for all of us to move to the next wonderful phase of life that’s intended for us.
We’ve got a Venus in retrograde for 40 days starting back on October 5th, asking us to come out of our own self-delusion, and a new moon in Libra October 9th that inspires us to look at all the areas in our lives that are out of balance.
Pretty much, we have spiritual heavy lifting all around, yet heavy lifting that inspires some terrific growth.
With these two deep-digging aspects, you might be feeling a little off kilter, hyper-angry at outside sources, insecure, crazy-upset at your mate, or just spun-out with uncertainty. And all of those wonky feelings are tremendous excavators in terms of getting rid of baggage we no longer need.
Venus Retrograde is either our biggest empowering resource, or our worst personal whistle-blower. It’s all in our perception of our experience.
Our choice right now is to engage our lessons with grace, humility, and with the determination to be unafraid to look our most unattractive buried aspects of the self – right in the face, or — work extremely hard to remain under the umbrella of illusion as gale-force spiritual winds tear the landscape apart.
We are seeing these energies play out on a national level as well.
Venus Retrograde demands that we look into our own insecurities – who we are, what “brand” we’ve chosen to identify with in life, why we align with what we align. It’s a pretty frightening time for many people, as our very sense of “what I am” is called directly into account by our morphing and growing spirit that is making big transitions during this feminine time frame.
We are being asked to evaluate where our core belief system has run its course – is it still useful, or has our refusal to grow now morphed into hubris in defending our position in life? We are being asked to deal with very difficult personal relationship issues that can no longer be swept under the carpet – are we constantly giving away ourselves to make someone else happy? We are being asked to evaluate all of our own “dark places” within – is the anger we feel within ourselves truly inspired by another, or is it really directed at ourselves, for not handling our own emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs?
We are being asked to evaluate our role: Are we the downtrodden victim, or are we the triumphant healer?
At our core, Venus Retrograde is the big BS buster that shows up at our front door and says “Nice try!” in the face of our own personal “press releases”, or our own myths and stories we tell ourselves in justification.
Venus Retrograde is a heavy feminine energy vested in healing that is not interested in excuses, not interested in sugar-coating, not interested in the bluster or the falsities that create illusion. It is interested solely in authenticity and in the healing of the self and the spirit through true ownership, accountability, and transformation of the self so that the whole may heal.
It doesn’t get more “real” than being steeped in Venus Retrograde energy. This is a great time to sit with the self and ask the self where we have taken chosen to take harder learning paths rather than engaging our own fears, or where we are refusing to grow because the fear of what we may find in our emotional self may be ugly or frightening to us.
This self-evaluation is daunting, especially when reflected in a culture of blame. Yet “blame” is an old-world energy signature, and outmoded energy of suppression. Venus Retrograde asks us to replace shame with accountability, remorse, and positive forward action, and to be compassionate with those who are doing the same thing.
Couple a new moon in Libra with this large “deal-with-it” energy, and we’ve got a recipe for emotional unburdening that is unparalleled.
New moon in Libra asks us to make a new beginning based upon striking balance in our lives. It also asks us to evaluate our own crevices where we’ve hidden emotional imbalances, illusions, or martyred stances under the guise of “necessity” or “ego”. New Moon in Libra asks us to be a compassionate house cleaner in all areas of our life that up to this point, have taken their halves “out of the middle”.
We are best served in this time frame to simply go within and tend to the “tidying” of our “own house” rather than attempting to micro-manage others’ belief systems; to go within, instead of being hyper-critical of others’ external process; to go within instead of casting blame where accountability is better served. It is in this tidying that we are able to access our deepest strengths, that which is rooted in our own truths, our own purpose, and our own solidly-planted plumb-point so that we may emerge as the Phoenix from the flames, the triumphant and transcendent healer.
Be kind to yourself and to others. This is the time for true growth. Give away fear and embrace the fullness of who you are. The darkness within you is simply a teacher waiting to discuss lighter options.
If we have the courage to fully engage this Venus Retrograde energy, the world will heal exponentially.
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