Venus, who is your Avatar of Value, Beauty and Love, is turning around once again. She does this about every 19 months or so and remains retrograde for about 40-plus days. This time she will turn retrograde on October 4th, reach the midpoint of her dance “backwards” as she aligns with the Sun on October 26th, (where you may be rewarded with a new-found truth about love and beauty), and turn direct on November 16th. (That date is quite interesting, as it the same day that Mercury turns retrograde once again).
Whenever a planet is retrograde it affords an opportunity for you to re-examine, to go on an inner journey of exploration and discovery; it heralds a time to turn within and to more deeply understand the realm and functions for that planet.
Over the next 42 days, you will be well rewarded if you take more time to re-consider, to pause and reflect upon your own life and recent events, to question the very nature of what is “value” to you, to your loved ones and for one and all.
Spiritually, the everlasting Fountain-Source of Value comes from this one essential truth. That all of Creation is the Love of the One shining through every speck and mote of Creation, for everything in this Universe is “alive”; The One is shining through one and all with the everlasting Light of Spirit-Life-Consciousness.
For this retrograde, Venus begins to move backwards through the Sign of Scorpio, the very sign that brings you to the Truth of your indisputable connection with one another, and so equally with this wondrous, beautiful Creation that is all around you (and, you must understand, is you too).
Yes, in Scorpio you must confront “The Great Illusion” which is your experience as being separate from this Ocean of Life; we as “Human” fall into untold error and pain as we move in and out of these mortal frames, because they most definitely seem to create the irrefutable fact that everything is distinct and separate from everything else. And from this error we then create divisions between and among ourselves. We stumble and fall into countless errors of experiencing one another differently, and from misunderstanding and fear we relate to some more as subjects, and others, those we feel are not as us, we may treat them more and more as objects. We divide ourselves from our higher self and we “fall” into error, because we forget who and what we truly are.
But in Scorpio, and with Venus in Scorpio certainly, we are moved by our need and desire to attempt to reach beyond our separate self, to break the bonds of loneliness and fear and connect to that one special other (or attempt to join with several others in some enterprise or group effort)…And what we discover every time, through this Alchemical blending-combining-transforming realm, we encounter in this sacred space the agony and ecstasy of Scorpio, we experience the gift of self-transcendence and re-birth. That by sacrificing what is the lesser within us in order to form the union, and by equally affirming what is the greater and truly shared between us, it is by this death and re-birth that we encounter the greatest Truth…That ever and always at the core of each of us, and equally found in this newly created center that we share in our Union, we encounter that all of Life is One. And, we feel and know that the energy-form that binds together one and all, well that is Love. It is the force that holds all of us and Creation together as we were and are, and as we will ever be. We come back to where we started, as one of the ones of the One, and so we know we are here to love and be loved.
Yes, in this time of soul-searching, where you may understand the pain of loss and the joy of union that the retrograde of Scorpio in Venus holds for you, you will smile and be most grateful for these reminders of your divinity and true nature. You are here to be fearless; you are here to love.
You are immortal, yet you are here in a very mortal realm that requires that you move from life to life, and you will experience the ecstasy of moving beyond your separation from one another to the joy of being one with one another…and all of this, this great song and dance of spirit, it is all for you in order to bring you back, with wisdom and grace and love to the knowing that you were and always will be loved…for you are.
Because that is what you are…
You are one of the ones of the One.
And you are here quite simply to see the other, any other, as yourself…
Because this is truth and it shines through in the darkest of hours.
It comes from your heart, it is in your soul.
You are a most precious spark of the Divine; and so is the one before you too.
You are here to love and be loved.
There is but one truth; there is the one true way.
Just love one another.