It’s all about Venus retrograde – time to evaluate your relationship with yourself, your friends, your lovers and even your pets.
“Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.” Richard Bach
We continue to strongly feel the effects of the February 26 eclipse throughout the first week of March as the eclipse degree and then the ongoing Uranus/Jupiter opposition were triggered by transiting planets.
On March 4, Mars in Aries is exactly trine Saturn in Sagittarius. I sense a lot of anger and a feeling of (almost) desperation in the air, which made it quite scary out on the highway. Thank goodness, that energy will soon be easing.
When Venus turns stationary retrograde at 13 degrees Aries on March 4, relationship dynamics of all kinds take center stage. When a planet retrogrades it is time to re-evaluate, rework, revise and redo.
Venus, the planet of relationships, love, beauty, net worth, self worth and value shines a laser beam on those matters until April 15 when she turns direct.
Venus retrograde is only a small part of the Venus energy of the next month. A new eight-year Venus cycle has started, so it is an opportune time to work with the Venusian archetype. Relationship issues that took center stage eight years ago and also around the end of January 2017 will be up for resolution all year.
Retrograde Venus is best used by re-examining old relationship issues with the purpose of learning and then letting go of those issues. Quite often someone from the past will show up during a Venus retrograde period. They show up to help you process the relationship so you can either redouble your efforts to make it work or, if appropriate, to let it go with blessings.
Retrograde Venus can bring a new relationship or repair a damaged relationship. I have posted an article on how to optimize the effects of Venus retrograde.
Another Venus turning point happens on March 25, when the Sun and Venus are conjunct. Venus will disappear from the night sky for around 10 days and will reappear as a morning star. In fact, during March those living in the Northern Hemisphere may be able to see Venus as both a morning and evening star. A fascinating geometrical story about Venus’ dual role as an evening and morning star is that it forms an eight-sided star in the sky during its 18-month cycle (more of the astronomy of can be found at Earthsky.org).
The full Moon in Virgo square Saturn on March 12 will amp up your discernment powers to aid you in evaluating your relationships. This configuration allows you to view all relationship matters in the cold lens of reality. This is also an excellent time to make business and/or employment plans and to weed out those things that are not productive and/or profitable.
The spring equinox on March 20 at zero degrees Aries is like an astrological new year’s celebration. It is absolutely the best time to set your intentions for the new astrological year. The Sun at zero degrees Aries delivers a shot of energy and an intuitive feeling that it is time to reawaken from the long winter. You are revitalized and reenergized. Think big, set your intentions and act decisively!
Just for Fun:
You meet someone and you’re sure you were lovers in a past life. After two weeks with them, you realize why you haven’t kept in touch for the last two thousand years. Al Cleathen
It’s best to keep a good sense of humor when it comes to relationship issues! Enjoy your month.