VENUS TRANSIT OF PISCES

VENUS TRANSIT OF PISCES

6th April 2022 – 3rd May 2022

Today Venus shifts into watery Pisces, enhancing her natural strengths; as well as helping to activate the much-heralded Jupiter Neptune conjunction in Pisces, which is growing ever closer by the day. Today Venus finally gets to rejoice in the familiar and welcoming waters of Pisces after a long 6 months.

Venus hasn’t had much support since mid-September 2021, due in part to her extended retrograde cycle in Capricorn over the summer. This Venus retrograde peaked with her conjunctions to Pluto, a notorious underworld figure who likes dredging up the darker sides of life and relationships.

After her elongated transit through Capricorn, her entry into Aquarius saw her sharing space with Saturn and Mars. Mars who had been conjoining Venus on and off through Capricorn gave Venus more teeth and motivation to surrender to Mars’ desires, she was very much at Mars’ call due to his strength in Capricorn. Venus’ transit through Aquarius was hardly a walk in the park. She was besieged / trapped between Mars and Saturn for some of it, creating an incredibly stressful terrain for her to navigate.

So, today’s ingress into Pisces is a bit of a win for Venus after a difficult 6 months. Usually she moves quicker through the signs, so these delays and difficulties don’t usually last as long. Since mid-September 2021 Venus had to deal with the endless depths and challenges, thanks to her interactions with Pluto, Mars and Saturn, Venus had to put aside her usual priorities as she focused on stressful and difficult relationships.

Venus now gets to swim in her exalted waters of Pisces until May 3rd when she moves into the fiery and Mars ruled sign of Aries. Venus this time around in Pisces gets extra pleasure and strength points, thanks to Jupiter the ruler of Pisces also being co-present in Pisces. April is a wonderful month to enjoy people, places, pleasure, art, music, creativity, spirituality the list feels endless. It’s been a difficult 6 months for Venus and April is the month where she gets to indulge in all the fruits of her labour, and she is finally allowed to enjoy the things she adores in a supported manner. Enjoy, this only comes around every 12 years. Savour every moment of it.

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THE VENUS RETROGRADE THROUGH CAPRICORN 2021/2022

Charlotte Gainsbourg, photographed by Glen Luchford.

On 19th December we begin the journey of Venus’s retrogradation through the sign of Capricorn, continuing a story or making progress from when Venus was last retrograde in Capricorn (21 December 2013 – 31 January 2014). Venus retrograde’s every 2 years, in different signs for a 40-day / 40 night period. Every 8 years she repeats signs. Each retrograde cycle Venus physically disappears from our sky’s and does her much fabled underworld journey. Reappearing as a morning star as Venus completes her journey through the underworld where Hades / Pluto resides.

We experience Venus, when retrograde as a revisitation, re-assessment, re – evaluations, new insights and readjustments to Venusian topics. Venus governs over relationships, pleasure, values, desire, possession’s, aesthetics and beauty to name a few. While Venus is retrograde these topics are more in-focus or the desire to be more aligned is unavoidable. Its time to deal with the stuff. The sign and house in which Venus is retrograde through, helps tells us what this story might be for the individual.

2021/2022’s retrograde cycle is in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is a sign which Venus has no essential dignity in and is a sign which grounds Venus bringing her back to more simple and earthly pleasures. Capricorn is more dynamic than mainstream astrology gives it credit for as it has a wonderful ability to holds space for the material, practical, creative and spiritual aspects of life simultaneously. Capricorn is dynamic and supportive, it initiate’s and helps to contain the strong virtues and possession’s Venus likes to acquire. In Capricorn, Venus may appear a bit more dressed down, but that doesn’t take away from her desires.

Pluto is a key player for Venus this retrograde cycle, as Venus and Pluto hold strong aspects through the entire cycle. Venus stations retrograde on Pluto which puts her in aspect to him for a month, rather than the usual two or three days. Venus then carries this powerful plutonic energy with her as she does her underworld journey, stations direct and with these new insights or discovery’s bringing them back to Pluto in the first week of March 2021. She presents to Pluto / Hades the fruits of the retrograde cycle, along with her new found discoveries or initiations from the realms he rules over.

Pluto isn’t the easiest of planetary energies to be working with and has a strong focus on power, control, hidden dynamics, wealth and things that have been buried or suppressed creating a real pandora’s box situation. This particular Venus retrograde cycle is very much about unearthing hidden dynamics and uncovering power plays or control dynamics in the areas of life Capricorn rules in your chart. This isn’t easy stuff that this particular retrograde is throwing up but by looking back to the 2013 – 2014 retrograde that you might find some clues.

In summary Pluto will be bringing an intensification to this retrograde cycle with topics or issues that may have been tucked away or not noticed before; being brought front and centre. Pluto has many hidden pathways and there might be moments of feeling lost or buried by some of pathways that present during this cycle.

Pluto, Venus and Capricorn all represent great wealth in various ways so there is value in really engaging this process, there is gold that will be mined and there are gems to be gleaned from this process. Engagement and working with anything that gets brought up is vital for this retrograde cycle to allow for safe travels through these plutonian realms. Ignore it at your own peril, as Pluto will never go unanswered.

2021/2022’s retrograde cycle might be a bit dirtier and a bit more work than other Venus retrograde cycles but the potential for it to clear out and detoxify things that are dead or of no value anymore makes this particular cycle extremely potent. This is a very rare dance that Pluto and Venus are doing over the next few months but one that will be ripe for some big personal alchemy. This is not a cosmetic exercise and new depths and understanding of the self is intimidating as Venus Pluto aspects are some of the most powerful cycles that astrology can offer us. What makes this cycle so unique, is the length of time they spend influencing each other for this particular Venus Retrograde cycle and that is where the magic lies.

Enjoy the journeying xx

AREAS OF LIFE VENUS AND PLUTO WILL BE DIGGING UP SOME DIRT

Aries & Aries rising : Career and reputation

Taurus & Taurus rising: Beliefs, philosophy, travel, mainstream media & broadcasting

Gemini & Gemini rising: Other people’s resources, the occult, taxes, loans, therapy

Cancer & Cancer rising: Relationship’s with others both personal and business

Leo & Leo rising: Health, wellbeing, work and day to day routines

Virgo & Virgo rising: True love, hobbies, passions and pleasure

Libra & Libra rising: Home, family, privacy and ancestors

Scorpio & Scorpio: Local community & surrounding, scheduling and short-term travel

Sagittarius & Sagittarius rising: Income, work & possessions

Capricorn & Capricorn rising: Individuation, health & how you are represented or seen.

Aquarius & Aquarius rising: The hidden, retreat, spiritual or sub conscious

Pisces & Pisces rising: Social networks, social groups, wider community and groups.

NOVEMBER’S MONTHLY ASTROLOGY 2021

Jane Birkin

NOVEMBER’S HOROSCOPES 2021

November is a spicy month astrologically speaking with many aspects which might present some challenges, especially mid month. Mars, enters Scorpio its ruling sign by the 1st of November. Having mars in such a strong position can help motivate and create strong momentum in the area of life that Scorpio rules in your chart, getting to the bottom of any challenges or understand the mechanics of this area of life is helpful. Mars only transits this area of life once every two years.

However as Mars transits Scorpio, it will square Saturn in Aquarius which is a planet also in its rulership but also a planet which is the antithesis of Mars energy. Saturn likes to go slow and take’s its time to make sure all the checks and balances are in place, mars likes to push through and works with allot more urgency. Having these two malefic planets in a challenging square aspect will trigger one of them to be frustrated. Mars when frustrated gets aggressive, Saturn when frustrated, clamps down and suppresses . As they are both in fixed signs that rule, the tension between the two will be extremely noticeable with neither wanting to concede Watch this space.

After squaring Saturn, Mars then moves on to oppose Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is a change agent which speaks to autonomy and freedom. When combined, both Mars and Uranus can create a very volatile, unpredictable and explosive dynamic. Challenges or opportunities, as Uranus can present opportunities will have a more urgent quality thanks to Mars, igniting the situation. The feeling of having to do something NOW, might be all consuming. Be careful handling this energy as it is very much a potential tinderbox, that could go in any direction.

The new moon on November 19th is a lunar eclipse on the fixed star Algol, making it anything but a nice and friendly full moon. Algol is a difficult fixed star, which has some very heavy connotation’s and attributes. Having the lunar eclipse on it makes it a volatile and unpredictable full moon. Unseen dynamics are at play and being very mindful with how you interact with this energy is important. This lunar eclipse is also the introduction to a new 18 month eclipse season on the Taurus / Scorpio axis. So we are shifting from an eclipse cycle on the Gemini / Sagittarius axis and moving into the Taurus / Scorpio axis. A lunar eclipse on Algol is anything but a subtle introduction.

Finally on the lunar eclipse, Venus reaches her retrograde point for her upcoming retrograde cycle in Capricorn, which will be spoken about in my next post. Moving through November, it will have its challenges, but by months end we look to a time where these dynamic and energies ease. By December, we enter a time frame that doesn’t have so much complex transits occurring simultaneously. It’s going to be an interesting ride.

A 50 word sign by sign breakdown below.

Enjoy xx

ARIES / ARIES RISING

The new moon on November 5th begins a fresh cycle around shared resources, allowing new pathways to form. Committed relationships; new or existing from 8 November – 21 November might have some stress points revealed thanks to Mars and Saturn in strong aspect. The Full Moon on the 19th is a lunar eclipse in your money sector indicating fast change or evolution.

TAURUS / TAURUS RISING

November 5th sees a new moon in your relationship sector, featuring Mars the ruler of the new moon also in Scorpio. It’s a great time to trim back stagnant relationships letting new people or partnerships in. The lunar eclipse on November 19th in your health and individuation sector means taking extra care of your body over this time is important, which helps the eclipse shedding old layers at warp speed.

GEMINI / GEMINI RISING

Your health and subconscious sector are this month’s focus with November 5th’s new moon helping to reset goals around your health and wellbeing. Mars, the moon’s ruler also in Scorpio will motivate these goals. The lunar eclipse on November 19th in your subconscious sector is tricky. Eclipses can be volatile and unexpected. Take it slow and don’t shy away from any unexpected feelings. It might be the perfect time to fully process and integrate what pops up.

CANCER / CANCER RISING

November 5th delivers a new moon in your leisure and social sector, motivating exploration of your leisurely pursuits, opening new pathways for relaxation and restoration. Most of November is tricky and having a lunar eclipse in your social sector November 19th might not be the best aspect as we come into the summer season.  Your social sector might have some volatility thanks to the full moon’s eclipsing influence. Play it cool at this time.

LEO / LEO RISING

Your home and family sector host’s the new moon on November 5th beginning a new cycle with your family and / or your physical home. Mars is also in this sector, motivating any large undertakings that might be required at this time. A lunar eclipse in your career and reputation sector November 19th might be tricky to navigate, expect the pace to pick up, eclipses can bring about unexpected events or progressions.

VIRGO / VIRGO RISING

November’s new moon occurs in your locality sector helping to forge new relationships and new pathways in your local surroundings. Most of November is tricky thanks to mars and Saturn being in challenging aspect. The full moon on November 19th is a lunar eclipse, which influences your beliefs; helping to expand your perception into areas you least expected.

LIBRA / LIBRA RISING

November’s new moon on the 5th is in your income sector. Its a great time to recommit to innovative and autonomous ways of raise your personal worth or new forms of income. A tricky lunar eclipse in your shared resource sector on the 19th is a potentially stressful time; eclipses can speed up event, some of them unexpected. Be mindful of overspending this month in-case something unexpected does arise.

SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING

Having a new moon in your individuation sector November 5th is a personal reset. A time to reflect back on all you have achieved and what you wish to strive for as you begin a new lunar cycle. Your more motivated and committed to your individual needs thanks to mars also being in Scorpio, strengthening this new cycle. A lunar eclipse in your relationship sector on the 19th may see some people come or go from your life, relationships evolved at warp speed.

SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING

A new moon in your subconscious sector on November 5th helps to lay new ground works around hidden or secret matters. Mars is also involved during this new moon, which might stir things up. A lunar eclipse in your health and wellbeing sector, November 19th encourages rest to avoid burnout, focusing on letting go of draining or unhelpful habits.

CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING

Your social networks are evolving with the new moon on November 5th.  Mars is involved, encouraging you to forge new connections and helping you to let go of social situations that no longer serve you.  A lunar eclipse on November 19th may see some changes around what you do for leisure and pleasure as you seek new inspiration.

AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING

The new moon on the 5th occurs in your career and reputation sector, helping to align your career goals. Mars helps to cut through stagnation, clearing new pathways. A lunar eclipse in your home and family sector might create some surprising and interesting developments; helping to purge things that are no longer required.

PISCES /PISCES RISING

The new moon on the 5th begins a cycle which expands your perceptions and is opening you to new philosophies and ideas. Mars is also involved which aids in letting go of ideas that restrict or are limiting you. An unpredictable lunar eclipse on the 19th will impact your local surroundings, offering up some surreal moments.