Jane Lyle, Astrologer
From The Astrology Room
Friday, 5th October:
Back Story: Venus Retrograde – 5th October – 16th November 2018
Magnetic Venus turns retrograde today. As she seems to retrace her steps, as seen from Earth, she’s drawing closer to us – and as I mentioned in September’s Cosmic Weather, will be a bright and beautiful ‘star’ in our evening skies this autumn.
Venus is retrograde in Scorpio this month, emphasising Scorpio’s themes of sex, endings, money, and mysterious secrets. Much will be brewing behind the scenes, and it may not be possible to make final judgements or decisions just yet – or to be clear about romantic, financial, or social situations we’re experiencing.
Seven things to look out for when Venus is retrograde :
*encounters with long-lost friends and lovers – is there unfinished business? Have you ‘bumped into’ someone for a reason?
*searching your heart, memory, and imagination for a deeper perspective on love and friendship
*hunting for antique and vintage bargains – Venus loves jewellery, art, and fashion. And with Scorpio’s connections with what lies beneath, metal detectorists could unearth a little buried treasure.
*mulling over your finances and financial plans and aspirations – have you overlooked something?
*searching for lost items of jewellery, art, or vintage treasures – sometimes precious things turn up in the strangest or most unlikely places
*studying the history of love, sex, art or women
*increasing awareness of karmic connections, soul mates, and karmic debts or obligations involving love, legacies, and/or money
Venus in Scorpio is an ace female detective or paranormal investigator – she’s always going to want to dig and delve. This phase can bring cold cases to our attention, or highlight stories (real or fictional) involving female investigators or crimes involving women as victims or perpetrators.
Relationships, sex, and partnerships or alliances of many kinds are highlighted between now and New Year 2019. Surprises and secret revelations are in store.
Watch for the days between 1st – 11th October when Venus lounges around at 10 degrees of Scorpio, while her mythic lover, Mars, in Aquarius, draws ever closer until they ignite, clash, and create a little romantic mayhem on 11th October beneath a Scorpio Moon.
Things could get pretty lively later too, for Venus opposes disruptive Uranus at the end of October, and during November. Sudden financial highs and lows, unusual and unconventional relationships forming or breaking up, or even stories about sex robots would all represent this Venus and Uranus dance. With both planets retrograde, stories from the past – particularly about sex, money, and maybe even death – are likely to surface now.
What comes up this month may not be resolved or clarified until December, when Venus moves forward again in Scorpio.
Venus returns to Libra at Halloween, travelling back through the sign of partnerships until 16th November, turning direct, and returning to Scorpio on 2nd December.
Venus finally leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius on 7th January, 2019.