Primarily Venus is Aphrodite, goddess of love. While Venus retrogrades through Gemini romance and relationship concerns of all kinds will remain high on the sensitivity list, but they become even more important when Venus is involved in exact aspects to the other planets. This week then is a milestone for many as Venus makes that second square to Neptune and also meets up with Mercury.
So, pay close attention to what is unfolding for you this week. In Venusian terms the key issues are love, sex, desire, pleasures and money. Retrogrades don’t automatically signal that everything will unravel, but there may be some threads that will. In relationships check your assumptions, whether you’ve been with someone a long time or getting to know someone new. Be open to different ways of doing things and, as Wayne Dyer says, try not to focus on what is missing in the other person. In other words, don’t fixate on what they don’t do or say as this sets up a downward spiral of doubt, negativity or dissatisfaction.
Venus spinning us backwards in the sign of the Twins sensitizes all love choices. Affairs under a retrograde Venus may be delicious in their “forbidden fruit” way, but don’t rush to trust. They may not last, or they may come with so many complications that they end up becoming too painful or plain impossible. Keep options open.
At a more personal level Mercury’s messages this week are at least partly about how to get results. Being in the Fixed sign of pragmatic earthy Taurus and squaring up to Saturn in Fixed Aquarius (Saturn’s other sign) is intransigent but the meeting with Uranus at the end of the week signals change, possibly of the unexpected or surprising kind.
Many of us don’t know where we are anymore, many people feel lost and adrift, out of life’s normal routine and struggling with anxiety or apathy. It’s affecting work, concentration, relationships and sleep patterns. Many of us didn’t realize that constantly making plans, constantly nurturing our hopes and dreams, is actually a vital part of our very identity. In the face of so much fear and uncertainty many people don’t know WHO they are anymore, never mind where. That’s a lot to deal with. So it’s extremely important to be kind to yourself and to love yourself through this “strange situation”.