Well, the transit no one has been looking forward to takes place today when Venus goes retrograde in Aries at 4:09am EST. Poor Venus has been suffering at the hands of Mars in Aries for some time now, putting her in a position in which she must act egotistically and with self-interest when she’d rather be working to earn the trust of those she cherishes. Needless to say, Venus has been suffering from some severe PMS and the end is not in sight, as she’ll actually appear to retrace her steps through Aries. With much dismay, she will be held prisoner in this hostile and unfamiliar environment for several more weeks.
To add insult to injury, the Moon, the other feminine planetary body of the zodiac, enters Gemini at 5:05am EST. Gemini is one of a few barren signs of the zodiac (along with Leo and Virgo), so feminine energy and appeal is severely challenged at the onset of Venus retrograde. Mercury in detriment in Pisces meets up with Neptune, making communication—a strong feminine attribute—convoluted and careless at best. The Moon in Gemini will square Neptune a few hours later, adding to the difficult energy for today. Since the Moon in Gemini is disposited by Mercury—meaning it looks to Mercury for how to act—and Mercury is already challenged in its current position, there’s likely to be a huge disconnect with our ability to nurture, comfort, and even remember things today.
This transit has us in a perpetual loop of feminine confusion—and this does not apply strictly to the women of the world. Since we all have every planet and sign in our own natal charts, we all have a Venusian side to us, whether we identify as male or female. Venus retrograde affects a number of personal qualities, including but not limited to our abilities to: charm others, make money, express creatively, earn trust, experience pleasure, assure confidence, and act romantically.
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