MARCH 2017 – Venus in retrograde?

Sun in Pisces until March 20 – Time for nostalgia. A sensitive month as well as intense with transiting Saturn at odds with the transiting Sun. If you’re born under Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces or Gemini, you may feel the hit. Nonetheless, a good time to reminiscence, to catch up on old friends, to sit back and prepare for Spring.

Venus moves retrograde March 4, 2017 until April 15, 2017 – When Venus goes retrograde, she takes our hand and pulls us into the darkness of our relationships. A retrograde period of any planet is a retrospective of that planet’s themes. It is like going into the deep, dark cave of oneself in whatever area of life is covered by the planet that is retrograde. It is a time of moving backward, perhaps of going back to pick up pieces lost in the past. It is a retrieval, a turning inward, perhaps a letting-go. Since Venus’ domain is relationships, this turning inward will happen in that domain
When Venus is retrograde, it provides lessons in evaluating the real worth and value of people and things in our life (Taurus-Libra issues). With existing relationships, this cycle produces experiences wherein it is easier to discern the relative worth and value of these people in your life.
Discrimination is more effective. You become readily aware of any problems, differences or unresolved issues.

It is NOT a time, however, to act upon any unfavorable awareness. It is purely a time of evaluation rather than direct action. As little frictions and disagreements crop up, they serve to remind you that the relationship is not perfect. Under the retrograde influence, you must assess the severity of the problem and the “cost-benefit” of the relationship. Only after Venus turns direct should you initiate any alienation if this is deemed necessary.

Jupiter in retrograde until June 9, 2017 – Jupiter’s entrance into the mating sign of Libra is huge news, not only because it has taken twelve years to revisit this sign, but because it amplifies a most significant exchange and interplay between partnerships, both work and personal. Its concepts remain the same, Union, Harmony, Balance and the Inner Dynamics between partners as its transit in Libra now in retrograde can bring out the best or the worst of any given situation. Specifically,Jupiter now expands our inner question for partnerships – our mirror, the reflected other, so to speak. Jupiter though expansive, and happy-go-lucky can be restricted while in a retrograde motion. It’s time to reflect, think, not act.

Full Moon in Virgo March 12 – This months Full Moon in Virgo can be a difficult one as it conflicts with transiting Saturn in fiery Sagittarius. We may sense an edginess in the work place as well, as with those we are connected to personally. In the earthy sign of Virgo, the sign of self-care, details, health, organizing, discernment, perfection, service, work, and the details of life. Virgo is an Earth sign, and is very much orientated around reality in the physical world. It is opposite the Sun in Pisces a more mystical and spiritual sign, dreamy-lie and more tuned in to the unconscious. Pisces also is a creative and right brained energy which can also be elusive, while Virgo is more linear and matter of fact. At this Full Moon, these two energies are in a tug-of-war with each other. This period could be a time to turn your dreams into something real and tangible. It could also mean discerning or releasing anything that seems unrealistic or delusional.
New Moon in Pisces March 26 – Are you ready to throw away tradition, for a day or so, to have yourself caught up with things that you have dreamed about, but not necessarily implemented. Allow yourself to dream today, let your imagination run wild, and manifest!

Today, as we experience the New Moon in Pisces, at odds with transiting Saturn , we may feel a sudden urge to shift our gears into a new direction. This is a conscious-waking period, not a time to suppress emotions. It is a time to open your heart, your spiritual calling, so that you can nurture your dreams.

SIGNS:

Aries ( March 24-April 20)- As Venus, the planet of pleasure and play retrogrades in your own sign you may feel a sense of unease, specifically in regard to inner conflict viewing yourself from the inside out. You may also undergo a shift causing you to re-think your role in the lives of those you are closest to.. Also, you will find yourself more in-tuned as well as aware of situations that remain standing. A good month to focus in on health, making sure that everything lines up. Work matter may be a slight issue, but in time will be remedied.

Taurus ( April 21-May 21)- Drudging up the past isn’t fun, but sometimes in order to move forward we need to create resolution. And you for one, being a creature of habit, never relinquishing the past, only to bury it, needs this type of closure. Therefore, as Venus retrogrades you may be forced to come to terms with the knowledge that the past is the past, now it’s time to move on. In addition, this is a great period to work on your inner vision of where you need/want to be.

Gemini ( May 22-June 21)- Those closest to you, specifically friends and co-workers may be causing you some unnecessary stress, however perception may be playing a role in all of this as Venus moves backwards. Nonetheless, you may need to rethink your own reactions, while paying attention to what is taking place around you. In addition, someone from your past may resurface, bringing to light a need to close or reopen another door.

Cancer (June 22-July 23)- Presently, as influences, specifically Venus in retrograde, hovers over the zenith part of your chart, questions regarding your work, and what is expected of you, begin to surface. You may find yourself a bit overwhelmed as you take on more than you can handle. In addition, this can be a good month to sort through unresolved work and family matters. This is your month to press forward and show what you’re made of without ruffling any feathers.

Leo (July 24-Aug 23)-. A seeker of the heart, you may find yourself at a crossroad this month as planets in transit occupy your area of higher awareness, specifically with Venus in retrograde. A desire to spread your wings, stepping out of the box is well indicated. In addition, time to focus on given priorities. Making a list always helps. In addition, love matters may be causing you to reevaluate your circumstances. It’s a give and take either way you look at it.

Virgo (Aug 24-Sept 23 – As you strive to make sense of what is taking place around you, your money situation may be in a dither. With all the activity in the cosmos, specifically the Full moon and Venus retrograde taking place, it’s either feast or famine. Also, you may find yourself feeling a bit edgy as far as partners are concerned. Before reacting, take a step a step back. Don’t settle.

Libra – (Sept 23- Oct 23) – They say that life is in a constant motion, and you for one are a prime example as you seek out to balance every aspect of your life, specifically in areas of relationships . As Venus moves retrograde in your area of partners, both work and personal related are affected. Therefore, you may be feeling off balance and out of sync. Also, being watchful of what is happening in the financial sector of your chart make sense. Time to seek the advice of an expert, ore merely take stock of your resources. Don’t assume. .

Scorpio ( Oct 24-Nov 22) – So much to do in so little time, focusing on work and personal matters may have you pushing the envelope, however this months retrograde may be causing you to feel out of sorts as the feeling of being overloaded clearly exists from the inside out. Also, this months intentions are about making room for more, taking the time to reassess. Becoming less preoccupied with menial tasks and dealing with issues on a much larger scale. A good much for taking a personal inventory, while placing priorities where they belong.

Sagittarius ( Nov 23- Dec 21) – For most Sag’s life can be a playground, it’s all about doing what you do best and that is staying positive. More importantly it’s about matters of the heart, and taking situations in stride without assumption. This month opens the way to more than one opportunity, where personal relationships are concerned. In addition, speculation can be exciting, more so if you are on a winning streak.

Capricorn ( Dec 22-Jan 20)- Though you are completely career minded, sometimes to a fault, this months influences place you in the home base where you may feel an urgency to nest, recreate fond memories, or merely reconnect. A good, strong family/friends period indeed. However with Venus in retrograde, anything goes. Moreover this is a time where issues that were once dormant begin to surface, unexpected financial expenditures within the home may occur. Needless to say, there is a silver lining as you see yourself more settled in, and as always ready to take on anything that comes your way.

Aquarius ( Jan 21-Feb 19)- Words matter, and as Venus in retrograde could easily turn words into weapons you may see yourself a bit more aware, more tongue tied. However this may also be a time where communication with siblings, close friends may be worth the effort. They may actually listen! Tread carefully, while still using diplomacy. Also, not a good time to purchase a car, or anything major. Hold off until after April 15 if possible.

Pisces ( Feb 20_ March 20)- Though money is not your thing, you may be stepping out of character as you see yourself a bit more absorbed with the almighty dollar. Either way, this is a time with Venus in retrograde, where your actions reverse, What you do may be simply out of character whether it is to spend more, or save more. Either way it is a toss up. So it’s up to you to maintain a sense of control in any given fashion/or outlet. Either way, be careful.

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