The Divine Feminine reinvents herself during the six weeks of her retrograde and so do we. Recently my college-senior son called to say he’d gotten a nose ring. This is a Libra Moon who’s had a quiet, scrupulous sense of style ever since he was five—piercings and tattoos were never part of his look. “I just had to do it,” he said. But every day since, he looks in the mirror and wonders if he did the right thing. That’s the trouble with Venus retrograde. Our sudden reinventions may or may not look so good once we get out of the underworld.
This was illustrated brilliantly by two viral Venus sensations in recent weeks—one of them good, the other not so good.
“Fearless Girl” is one of those bright viral eruptions that perfectly captures the spirit of the time. It started as a publicity stunt by a financial firm in honor of International Women’s Day. They planted a lively statue of a small bronze girl, hands on her hips, pony tail waving, in front of the iconic Wall Street Bull. The defiant energy of this scene was an instant hit—so much so, that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio extended the statue’s permit for another year. Fearless Girl is perfectly posed for a Venus remaking herself in confident, combative Aries.
Said de Blasio, the statue took on special power after the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March. “Right after that, this miraculous girl appears and creates such a powerful sensation because she spoke to the moment,” the mayor said. “That sense that women were not going to live in fear, that women were going to teach their daughters and all the women in their lives to believe in themselves.” Blasio called the statue a symbol of “standing up to fear, standing up to power, being able to find in yourself the strength to do what’s right.”
Contrast this with Kendall Jenner’s recently released ad for Pepsi, in which we see Kendall as a beautiful model (sigh), who decides to leave her expensive shoot and join the happy crowd of upwardly mobile, mostly white protesters in the street outside. Their cause is unknown, but there are lots of peace signs—and a line of police—which somehow prompts Jenner to cross the street and hand a cop a Pepsi, which is somehow supposed to be a symbol of … well, it’s hard to say.
No doubt this was an expensive commercial to produce. There were probably teams of people, lots of meetings, and hours of market research involved. But Venus was retrograde … everyone bought the nose ring. There was lots of embarrassment to go around.
During one Venus retrograde my hairdresser asked if I wanted a streak of color. “Yes!” I said. Something new sounded wonderful. I don’t know how we settled on the color green—but honestly, with a green streak, I looked like the proverbial wicked witch. Even so, it was something I had to do. And I’ve worn a colored streak in my hair ever since. I just found a color better than green. I suspect my son will eventually settle into a tasteful gold stud—but we’ll see.
In the meantime, may all your retrograde style changes be good ones!
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