The armies can march! In the ancient world, Venus reappearing in the morning sky was a sign to align the troops and go for it. This year, Venus emerges from her seclusion right beside the Lord of the Underworld, within a degree of Pluto. This is a no-nonsense pair. They demand that you be true to your depths–willing to shed what doesn’t serve. They demand that you stand in your power. True power isn’t pushy: rather, it’s fueled by divine guidance, and, is highly attractive.
In the past few weeks of the Venus retrograde (from December 21 to January 31) you may have found yourself possessed by a certain Venus madness: An urgency to strike against your bad relationships with fierce precision. Or a lonely wringing-of-hands, unable to tolerate a lack of love. Perhaps you discovered profound forgiveness and healing. Maybe you got newly motivated. “I need more money! More beauty! More free time! More passion!”
During her retrogrades, Venus often names what’s missing from your life–the shiny thing that would make your days happy and more fun. This need is a precious souvenir from her journey through the underworld. What should you do with it? You have options. You can throw it in a drawer, and by the time her post-retrograde shadow ends (March 3), you will be back into the familiar stream of your life, having forgotten what all the fuss was about.
Or you can write about it, make treasure maps and post them on your wall. You can give your desire to the receptive Mother in your Moon. She’ll pull your cranky Venus child onto her lap, soothe her, and suggest something wise to do next. When Venus and the Moon agree to pursue the same desires, your creativity, confidence, and power to attract what you want increases. That’s the secret of their monthly conjunction. The next one arrives on February 25.