As we currently venture through the Venus Retrograde (Rx) phase, which ends on the 29th January 2022, we will have had to deal with all things related to Venus. People often tend to think that a Venus Rx phase is all about love relationships and yes most often it is, but it’s also a time where we are all being called to reflect on our personal value system and the relationship we have with ourselves. Easier said than done! Venus astrologically is often linked to love and affection and due to its dual rulership of both the zodiacal signs of Taurus and Libra, it shows the relationship we have with ourselves (Taurus) and with others (Libra). However, Venus’s role in our lives is much deeper and more complicated than it appears. Let me explain.
In mythology, Venus was a Roman goddess who was associated with the principles of love, harmony, beauty and refinement. We can therefore see how these characteristics are often linked to Taurus and Libra. Taurus is the earthly yin energy that reflects the way we value ourselves and Libra is the airy yang energy that focuses on the partners we attract into our lives. The key word here is “attract”. Did you know, that we attract others who mirror back to us our own inner feelings?!
Think back to the key relationships you’ve had in your life. Often these are the romantic ones, but these can also be friends/work colleagues/others with whom we build a rapport and individuals with whom we enjoy spending time with. Also, think about those individuals with whom you’ve had conflict, tension and just a vibe that was literally off! We have all been there! Now, when I said you attract these relationships into your life, for your own Soul growth, can you step out of the drama and see what the key lesson may have been? The saying “like attracts like” is more true than “opposites attract” when it comes to Venus.
The key question which we should all be looking to answering before we blame others for any problems we experience is, why have I attracted this relationship into my life? Self-reflection is a powerful tool that can help us to navigate the terrain of our lives taking away the blame game. Therefore, the main intention of a Venus Rx phase isn’t just simply about waiting for old relationships to re-surface but rather look at who or what issues are brought into the forefront during this period and what lessons need to be reviewed.
With the current Venus Rx transit through Capricorn, the main intention is to get you into a state of self-reflection and analysis where you learn to take responsibility of the relationships you have attracted. Evolution is the journey that we are all on, whether you can see this or not. Every single relationship, romantic and non-romantic is related to Venus and the biggest lesson for us all is self-love and appreciation. With the Venus Rx ending soon, all that has been reflected to us for the last 6 weeks or so will be brought to the forefront once Venus goes direct.