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”.
As Venus moves more quickly than Mars then she would normally be on the point of making a trine to Mars, a harmonious aspect created when two planets are exactly four signs apart.
However, the interesting thing is that this aspect doesn’t happen. This is because Venus is already starting to slow down in readiness for turning retrograde in a month’s time. In other words Venus is starting to fall behind as Mars steams onwards.
Mercury in Pisces speaks of sensitivity and an understanding of suffering, but the flipside can be victim role, which let’s face it is pretty easy to slide into at the moment. Mercury in Aries, ruled by warrior Mars, snap his fingers in our face, and it’s back to the drawing board with a fighting spirit.