by Robert Wilkinson
Venus goes direct today at 8:07 am PDT, 4:07 pm Greenwich. This is a threshold from which we move forward in many Venus-ruled areas of our lives.
That means the life areas ruled by Taurus and Libra (the houses with those signs on the cusp, or edge of the house) should now show some movement forward after many weeks of being slowed, stopped, or even seeming to go backwards. Venus retrograde has given us all a chance to slow down in our interactions, take a new look at perceptions and information we thought we knew, and put some Venusian things on hold while we moved forward in other areas.
For example, Venus rules my 4th house dealing with my home. As some of you know, I’ve been in process of fixing up my house in order to sell it. It’s going slow, since the painting still isn’t quite finished due to things out of my control. We spoke with a realtor who is extremely slow in getting back to us due to reversals in her business beyond her control. We listed it on Zillow but found out some things that make us wonder if we should have. And so we’re back at square one trying to figure out how to move forward from here.
This also has a background effect for those areas ruled by planets we have in Taurus and Libra. For example, I have Neptune in Libra in the 3rd, ruler of my 8th. Venus going direct will affect my Neptune function, and so indirectly my 3rd and 8th house. That's definitely looming large in my life!
It’s the same with Saturn, which also just went direct. That should indicate some things related to our Capricorn and Aquarius ruled houses will also move forward from here. Without going into specifics it’s definitely happening in my life in those areas.
I’ve now gotten to a point of “philosophical completion” around some 6th and 7th house things (especially 6th house), and am ready to walk on, even though some parts of the path seem pretty thorny and will require a tremendous amount of inner equilibrium and balanced perspectives. Still, as per Saturn’s stationary degree, there is a new day dawning, even if it’s still the darkness before that dawn.
So from here we move forward in at least 1/3 of our life areas. And we still have a major T-square coming through this coming weekend, with another one coming in mid-July. This is truly a turning point. For me, it’s somewhat bittersweet, given what’s in front of me, but since evolution is a one-way street, there’s nothing to do but walk on, despite previous delays and disappointments.
Planets going from retrograde to direct challenge us to move forward with a view to what we’ve just been through. At least Venus has shown us how to make progress despite external limiting conditions, and many openings should occur as Jupiter moves across the Venus retrograde span in Gemini.
And the beat goes on and on and on...
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