Turns of the season invite us to trust the intelligence of the body. This is our personal and portable temple–our Divine Feminine vessel. That’s how our ancestors saw it, years and years ago. We may have forgotten their rituals and incantations, but the body remembers. Without consulting a calendar or reading the blogs, it knows that Solstice is coming. It’s feeling the coming of the new season (officially arriving on December 21). In the three weeks before and after new seasons begin, our bodies are changing and they’re vulnerable. Bodies are susceptible to infections at this time. They need a little extra rest. So pay attention! Support your instinctive animal self. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, eat foods that have cooked awhile (like hearty soups) as this will bring supportive warmth into your body. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, eat raw fruits and vegetables, as this will help your body dance into summer.
Your body has another message for you this year. See if you can find it. Venus turns retrograde in Capricorn. She descends into the underworld. Because Venus is your pleasure principle, this is primarily an opportunity to return more pleasure to your life. But be aware, as with all retrogrades, the energy can be unconscious and somewhat unstable. Sudden new impulses may be regretted later. Listen to your desires. They bring important news. But consider your actions carefully. Be especially wary of large purchases and investments—their actual value may be less than what you imagine. New relationships may seem to offer what you’ve been hungering for—but recognizing and taking responsibility for your needs may be more important. Check out new partnerships carefully before committing. With retrogrades, old friends and lovers might re-enter your life. You could discover new treasures among old and faded objects. If you’re experienced in assessing the value of antiques, this can be a good time to check out garage sales. In all things Venus, this is an excellent time to conjure fresh strategies.
What does Venus want you to know? She’s operating from your Capricorn house–but her natal position in your chart is her constant throne. This is your Venus “command central.” If you’re not sure what your chart’s Venus most desires, this is a great time to order your Venus Unleashed report!