Venus Goes Retrograde is the planetary headline event for October and November.
Venus, the planet of love, beauty and relationship, appears to go into reverse motion for about 40 days every 18 months or so. This year it goes retrograde from October 8 to Nov 19 in the signs Scorpio and Libra.
For all of us Venus retrograde is the ideal time to review what’s working and what’s not in our major relationships and to reassess whether they are truly fulfilling us. Here are some key questions to assist that review process:
Are your relationships in alignment with your deepest values? And indeed, what are those values? Romance, passion, security, lifestyle, mutual support, mutual respect, non-violent communication, loving-kindness, spiritual growth, or conscious parenting?
Is there a balance between giving and receiving? Is there a fair exchange of time and energy? Are you getting what you need and deserve?
And perhaps the most fundamental question of all, what is love to me? Here are some of my favourite ‘answers’ to that perennially fascinating question.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise
Love is letting go of fear
Love is not so much looking into each other’s eyes as looking in the same direction
Finally, it would be hard to disagree with these wise words from the poet Rainer Maria Rilke: “For one human being to love another is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”
Astrology report from Crystal Castle resident reader and Astrologer Varij. Varij is a former tutor in Philosophy at Melbourne University and a writer for Wellbeing Astrology Magazine. A professional reader of over 25 years experience, he combines compassion and wisdom with a gifted intuition to deliver clear, positive and accurate guidance. Varij has been with the Crystal Castle for seven years and is available for readings on Tuesday's and Wednesday's.
Astrology report from Crystal Castle resident reader and Astrologer Varij.
Varij is a former tutor in Philosophy at Melbourne University and a writer for Wellbeing Astrology Magazine. A professional reader of over 25 years experience, he combines compassion and wisdom with a gifted intuition to deliver clear, positive and accurate guidance. Varij has been with the Crystal Castle for seven years and is available for readings on Tuesday's and Wednesday's.
Spring has sprung. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, the sap in the trees is rising and love is in the air. And in the yearly round of the zodiac the sign of Virgo gives way to that of Libra at the Spring Equinox, which occurs this year at 1:10 pm on Thursday the 23rd of September, closely followed by a rising Full Moon in Aries which peaks in the early evening at 7:19 pm. A perfect time to make or renew a vow of love, or to cast a spell of white magic to attract a beloved into your life who is just right for you.
And by a fascinating quirk of synchronicity or serendipity, this year the Sun’s transit of Libra both begins and ends with a second Full Moon in Aries, a so-called ‘Blue Moon’, exact at 12:37 pm on Saturday the 23rd of October, just before the Sun’s transit into Scorpio at 11:36 pm that very same night. A perfect time for a night of romantic passion, or to bring out the crystal ball and delve into the mysteries of fate and destiny!
Libra is ruled by the planet Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and relating. Her delight is to join lovers together in body, heart and soul, and, at her highest and best, to evoke the peace that passes all understanding, within and without.
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