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October Astrology: Venus Rx

Momentum is building now back to our active plans and goals. However lovely VENUS has gone retrograde. She rules over all things relationships, tastes, preferences, luxury, money, and of course love and romance. And as she does this in velvety mysterious Scorpio, all these issues are getting that scorpio *intensity* and scrutiny. Venus in retrograde now turns towards the past as she digs through the past.

What values did we inherit around money and self worth? What is the role of past relationships, friendships, lovers on our sense of self? Venus is the frequency of appreciation and gratitude. Where in life do we feel deeply, where can we appreciate ourselves and appreciate the people around us? Libra’s new moon will continue to highlight relationships on Monday and in the coming few weeks. Scorpionic frequencies will ask us to cut things out of our life that no longer work, to set boundaries, and to be fearless in the face of that murky inner swamp of thoughts and feelings that we’d rather not deal with. Now is the time! As well it’s time to connect and appreciate the relationships that do nurture and support our authenticity, and to show up for ourselves in an authentic way, and to show up for others honestly.

Venus will move into Libra during her 40 days and 40 nights, and take these themes with her. For those born with Pluto in Libra (1981 especially): this will highlight a life-long theme of power, pain, and rebirth in relationships. Pluto destroys and rebuilds at the deepest level; he is the subconscious force and hidden power of resurrection. You must die to what is in order to become something new. It’s a heavy energy for the otherwise light sign of Libra who is concerned with harmony, balance, beauty, and intelligence. Pluto in Libra is a longer explanation, but it’s worth pointing out that Venus stops at 26 degrees Libra.

For everyone, this next month and a half will bring deep and lasting improvements on our relationships, including the one we have with ourselves. Allow Venus to do her work, letting go of the muck (insecurity, fear, anger, pride, etc) in order to reveal the shining gem of appreciation, gratitude, and deepening capacity for love.

with love,


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