Venus Retrograde in Gemini: Personal Reflections

Venus Retrograde in Gemini: Personal Reflections

  Venus goes retrograde every 19 months and every 19 months I do a Venus Retrograde Journey class. When Venus stationed retrograde at 21˚ Gemini on May 13th, the third iteration of this class began, with Venus stationing exactly opposing my Natal Twelfth house Sagittarius Sun. The Venus Star point, the point of her interior conjunction with the Sun, at 13˚ Gemini was conjunct my Sixth house Gemini Moon/Black Moon Lilith conjunction. This retrograde had a big impact on me. Lives change through this class but it often takes a while to emerge. Incidentally, this post is not about the class per se which is why I call it personal reflections. You may, however, realize some themes that are emerging for you also because Venus stationed direct on June 25th at 5˚ Gemini and reaches the exact point she stationed retrograde at, 21˚ 50′, shortly after 11pm MST on Tuesday July 28th, again exactly opposing my Twelfth house Sun and I now realize what’s emerging from this journey. Venus represents core values, harmony, relatedness to all things, love, money/finances, manifestation, and self worth. Gemini represents curiosity, thinking, communication, changeability, writing, mental agility and connection. Venus is the esoteric ruler of Gemini and “Venus in this position gives one the understanding of the spiritual purpose behind any relationship. On the personality level, Venus in Gemini frequently indicates two diametrically opposed relationships simultaneously occurring in a person’s life. He is often caught in a difficulty duality. “How can I have both?” which one do I choose?” The Higher Mind will always choose both, and then blend them into a harmonious third,...
Astrology of the Gemini New Moon June 13th 2018. Holy Goddess Speaking!

Astrology of the Gemini New Moon June 13th 2018. Holy Goddess Speaking!

When I sink into the chart for the New Moon on June 13th at 1.43 pm MDT (timeanddate.com for local times) all I can see is a plethora of Goddess energy aspecting the New Moon which is at 22 44 Gemini. The New Moon is opposing Vesta (Goddess of focus and commitment and keeper of the flame) in Sagittarius at 29 which is part of a Fire Grand Trine to Ceres (Goddess of the harvest and grief, loss and forgiveness) in Leo at 24 and Eris (the revealer of artifice) in Aries at almost 24. This is forming a fire/air kite with the New Moon as the focal point. Cleansing and purifying to begin again. Eris is opposing Haumea (fertility and birth) at almost 24 Libra which is squaring Black Moon Lilith (your too muchness) at 24. Sedna Goddess of the ocean harvest) is at 26 Taurus and asteroid Hekate, the Goddess of the crossroads is at 6 Leo conjunct the North Node of our future. Gemini is communication and perception, the sign of the twins, which can see all sides of every story. The New Moon directly opposes Vesta who is conjunct the Galactic Center, the sun of our Sun at the center of the Milky Way. The Galactic Center is said to emit powerful new information and this is being focused by Vesta into our the perceptions of our core (the Sun) and emotional body ( Moon) in Gemini. At 22˚ 44′, 22 is the Master Builder, two 2’s, the number of the feminine, and is said to be the most powerful of numbers. 44 (44′) carries...
WAKE UP!!! And Be Willing To Be a Disappointment.

WAKE UP!!! And Be Willing To Be a Disappointment.

WAKE UP!!! And Be Willing To Be a Disappointment. Oh my heavens! We are in the midst of a GREAT AWAKENING. Literally This week is OFF the charts starting with the New Moon at 14 deg Gemini that was on June 4 2016. We are under a Mutable Grand Cross, which ALWAYS brings a big shift and change. Think back to April 2015 and what was happening then. This, however, is a Grand Cross that includes the North and South Nodes of Fate, our past and our future. And this Grand Cross will be affecting our consciousness until the end of the month as Vesta and Mercury join the party in Gemini. The Nodes are where we are coming from and where we are going. Our Karmic potential. In the year of purification we are now being asked to speak our truth in a BIG way. So much is not working any more with the patriarchal structures of our lives (this can mean solid structures or ‘constructs’ that have been drilled into our consciousness for all our lives. And we are being asked to do this from a place of love. This is a massive opportunity to bring unconditional love into the world through your voice. And to create a path to your big vision. Creativity is so so high right now. Especially creativity that comes through you not from you. We are realizing more and more and more that we are in this together. That what we do and speak about affects everyone. This energy is also very polarizing. Everything is shifting and changing at warp speed and...
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini and Mindfulness

Mercury Retrograde in Gemini and Mindfulness

I run a free group on Facebook where the members are able to express themselves and ask questions in a less public space. Louise Edington’s Cosmic Connections (please join us if you are not already a member) is an active community and I get some quite deep questions in there. As we wane to the New Moon in Taurus and Mercury stations to turn retrograde in Gemini a member posted the following. “When have we not been asked to slow down and do inner work, really? I am finding that starting to cause me turmoil as I have daily work to accomplish and now I am battling my mind to be productive and do my inner work. We can’t stop tasks that drive our businesses, so help us recognize what’s a balance of slow down and still not close our doors. I am truly battling how to shift from slowing down and dealing with inner to the pace needed to consistently move forward in business. We are such complex beings and I am feeling overwhelmed with fact I’d like to work on ONE at a time.”   Of course this sparked my own inner review process and this blog post was birthed. What IS the message of this retrograde period? I have had my usual Mercury Retrograde rant about working with the energies and not fearing it in my Mercury Retrograde in Gemini post. I also say that life can’t stop for something that happens 3 and sometimes 4 times a year. No, we can’t stop doing the tasks that drives our businesses and lives. That would just be...
Lilith and Your Inner Wild Woman

Lilith and Your Inner Wild Woman

In a Mentoring Circle I am a member of I was invited to make a Community SoulCollage© to help me to identify MY inner wild woman. My Lilith. She has been wanting to be heard more and more. I was also asked who I admire so I could begin to articulate what being a wild woman is for me. I’m not big into hero worship so couldn’t immediately name a person. But then I thought about it - a lot. Admire doesn’t have to mean love every part of them. Lilith in your chart represents your inner wild woman and in MY chart she is right next to (conjunct) my natal Gemini Moon. In the sign of the voice, the writer, the teacher. And in the house system I use most commonly, Porphry, she is in the Fifth house of children, the inner child, joy, drama and creativity.  You will see why this is important as you read on. For the purposes of this I am using Black Moon Lilith, the most commonly used Lilith in Astrology. Though I am exploring the other Liliths. Right now though it is Black Moon Lilith that is speaking to me. Lilith, in Hebrew tradition, was the first wife of Adam, who left Eden because she refused to lie under Adam. There is a lot more to the myth, of course, and you can read more about her in various places but I give you one example from ‘Where Does the Legend of Lilith Come From?’. And to I give you this quote from Living Lilith by M.Kelly Hunter. Lilith spoke to her through...