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Jerome Podwill

Happy Venus Retrograde!

Now this is a complex bit of business. Venus has already begun her mysterious trip but next week is in aspect to Jupiter and Saturn.  There will also be repeating synch-ups with rad planet Uranus. It’s not done till October.  If you have the Venusian Vampery e-book already, now would be a fab time to get it. If you don’t, subscribers can access it for free here. It’s got all the dates and complexities + some good thrive tips.

 

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geminirising
geminirising

Met a guy on a dating app just before Venus Rx, and he is like the lover of my dreams: Libra sun, Neptune rising, moon in sagittarius. We’ve been hooking up but i dont know whyy (Ok, i know why) i cant stop thinking about him (thats so not me tbh, im usually super chill). He has Jupiter on my ascendant, his mercury on my moon, his personal planets sextile most of mines. And we can talk for hours about evolution, politics, emotions, travel, men, etc. i still feel weird, like this is a past life thing but it feels… Read more »

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

ok i’m lost. is this “lost” thing the everything retrograde thing, the venus and leo in my 12th thing, the multiple concussion thing, the thirdhouse scorpio clusterfuq? all? i keep thinking its me, then people tell me that what i am observing is in fact the stuff bad movies are made of. “that just happened to you. i watched that happen to you.” now i am owning my confused state of affairs, but with limited internetz and very limited ability to bolt, as i would normally do in an environment when the corner is all i have behind me, i… Read more »

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

never mind i see the nodes on pluto NOW now.
best uranus opposition ever will be on record if i develop a total superpower in the next four days. what will it be>>>>??? plutonian? Uranian? both? will i have zz across my shiny breastplate?

yep. tots the superhero typing to herself on a widely shared website. tres hush hush. veerrrry covert

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

with eris and vesta and prometheus up in my 8th maybe i should encourage those nearest to me to don flame retardant suits. i might go full aries. i don’t think i’ve ever done that.

i used to try for perfection, now i’m thinking that, since thats impossible, i might as well make that mess.

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

” O divine art of subtlety and secrecy! Through you we learn to be invisible, through you inaudible; and hence we can hold the enemy’s fate in our hands. “

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

somebody please get saturn out of scorpio please. #icannot

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

*pounding fists on table* ArIES ArIES ArIES

Good news, everyone: Saturn’s turning direct, we’ll soon be over the hump! (that’s my best impression of the Professor from Futurama)

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

he is soooo banned from scorpio. i am like a bratty sub at this point. THERES SUPPOSED TO BE AFTERCARE DUDE

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

i will not play for team d if they are going to keep up with this ish

goddess goddess rah rah rah

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Maybe going full aries will be your superpower. ?

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

its so messy. i’m going to need a sugar daddy or some shit, cause thats a superpower that requires corsets.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

ahahaha Say please, sub! 😛

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

HA!

i’m done. i’ve played the virgo ascendant long enough. please will not do. bird has officially become an eighth house aries and the virgos can bow down. bratty bratty switch.

hangin out in older threads causing troubbbllllle.

*rummages for leash in boxes of detritus to collar saturn*

yeah i just dropped some irc stuff. i do that.

Saoirse KirkeMM Member
Saoirse Kirke

people want me to be stellium in aries SO HARD
but they can’t handle the aries. they THINK they can handle the aries. takes a hearty plutonian to step up to this plate. transformation is not easily domesticated. i’ll admit i’m operating a lil off with 12th house venus, but I WILL NOT BE DETERRED.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

GOOD.

flowerchild
flowerchild

So Venus is retrograding into my 2nd house, opposite my 8th house Aqua Sun, and I’m certainly feeling that already! SO many money issues –running out of money from self-destructive over-spending, which I usually never do, housemates paying rent late for the first time ever since I’ve lived here, and delays of getting my paycheck at my job…… ATM card locked for potential fraud twice this month, but I called and sorted that out in addition to earlier this month having had a ‘merchant compromise’ of my card and having to get a new debit card –nightmare changing the card… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

so you got Venus Rx 2 and so you’d have Nep Opp Rx.
I thinks its been a crapshoot. and PlutRx Opp Asc and SatRx in 5H too?
It is like a mass murder at a picnic.
Anyone for tennis? (for you MP literates)

flowerchild
flowerchild

Ha, yeah, not enjoying Pluto transit my 7th so much, it recently transited my Cap Venus too but has moved beyond it by degree now..
Saturn transiting on my Neptune in the 5th has actually been really good and helpful. I’m usually much less practical about romance.
Neptune, however, is transiting conjunct my Pisces Moon so that’s been a thing…..it’s always something, though, right? 😉 just have to try to get on with life….

artunin
artunin

The polarized dicotymy of unpresidence. You gotta fell for Virgos and Pisces.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

No returning lovers – not a one! Instead I’m amusing myself by comparing charts, Oracle abuse etc for the vague crush, the Leo Rockstar. There is nada in our charts. Nothing! No interesting Mars-Venus napalm synastry, no lovely trines or conjunctions – nothing. His sun is in a t-square w Mars and Neptune. He ought to be completely bats but he is SO sensible. The closest aspect I can find is his moon-Saturn conjunction is bang on my Sagg SN yet there is no feeling of ‘past life’ with this guy. I think he must be Cap rising, we are… Read more »

Pi
Pi

Ooh, maybe he is mature enough to have resolved these squares… The coolness remains but the chaos is transmuted? X

Pi
Pi

PowderKat, are you there? You need some blues. I humbly offer Pops Staples, in my ears right now. New for me and so perfect just atm 🙂

Jokerman
Jokerman

i will investigate them, ta.

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

Met someone who interests me yesterday. The day Venus rx’s …
Thinking to do nothing and wait till Sept 6 but man, that’s ages away!

Leo-Scorp Grrrl
Leo-Scorp Grrrl

oh my. Echoes of 99 and 09? 1999- got married. 2009-2010- he cheated and left and got divorce finalized. What echoes for now? Do not know what is going on with love life. Definite echoes of past with former flame.(not hubby). What will this Venus retro bring? I almost don’t care though because I’ve been working on career and me. I guess anything that does not fit, just won’t.

supakali
supakali

99 & 07!!

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

I had a photoshoot with an amazing photographer….pretty appropriate. Big hair, high drama!

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Got the hair cut and semi wash 2 weeks back. Digging the mahogany vibes. Man, I woke up sick yesterday and got progressively worst. Despite wearing 4 layers and cuddling under 2 feather duvets my body wouldn’t stop with the ‘yuck’ rushes all night. I haven’t been to bed yet. It felt like a ‘dark night of the soul’ vibe last night – because my head throbbed I couldn’t sleep. So at 4am I got up to start cleaning. Nearly 11:30am and the study is done – all I need to do is the loungeroom for today and finish a… Read more »

tw:leoMM Member
tw:leo

<3

VictoriaMM Member
Victoria

So if Venus retro is good for makeovers, where does getting a haircut fall into that? This Leo Rising needs to know. 🙂

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Hello, fellow Leo rising – a very important question!
If it’s any help – I’m using the Venus retro to experiment with a bunch of stuff to do with my looks – makeup, hair products, skin care etc. I’m in a renovation phase atm – fitness, nutrition, work practice (a la Pisces scopes) and a new hair ‘look’ is on the list. However I won’t be making any big change until Venus is well and truly out of shadow.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

I should add I don’t know if this is the ‘right’ approach for the retro, it’s how I’m using it for myself 🙂

VictoriaMM Member
Victoria

Hi Chrysalis – yes! I too have been experimenting with my look. Re-evaluating just about everything! New eyes – recently put a few new outfits together from things I already own. But, I really, really need a haircut. It’s damaged and prone to breakage right now, a Leo Rising no-no-no-way. 😉

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Oh no 🙁 I feel your pain

Alouetta
Alouetta

Surely cutting off the dead ends is what a Venus retro is all about? That and a treatment 🙂

Pi
Pi

Yes, maintenance is always wise I say!

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Yes, totes! I think I’ll get 3-4 inches off. So long, 2012.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

+ argon oil 🙂

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Argan bahaha 😛

VictoriaMM Member
Victoria

Yes, Alouetta! One would think so. 🙂

miu
miu

This: Hair masks- plenty of them. Luxurious. Replenishing. And when you are rinsing them out of your head – inspirations and answers re. recent love paths and plans shall come to thee!
Try it.
M.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Ooh lush!

Ella
Ella

Wish I knew the ins and outs of Venus retro. I reconnected with my ex two months ago (so I think that’s far away enough from venus retro to be real). But only in the last two days has it gone full steam ahead – emotionally. (From the start of venus retro) So from what I read, any forward (or backyard movement) in romance during retro shouldn’t be considered as accurate. I’d love to know what yawl think xxxxx

supakali
supakali

interesting case….well, I’m sorry because I don’t really know but I would think you could be in the danger zone. I think you’ll make a good case study! good luck and let us know when you do 🙂

Ella
Ella

Will do 🙂

PlutonicGem
PlutonicGem

Reconnected with an old flame during venus retrograde in summer 2007–biggest mistake of my life. Seven years of drama, chaos and hell. Slow down the “steam ahead” during venus retro, Ella. Listen to your gut and don’t commit to anything until venus retro is over. And ask yourself why he was an “ex”–why did you break up the first time?

Ella
Ella

Good point. I’m hoping it was just youth that broke us up. I was 23 and now I’m 42. We reconnected before Venus retro so I’m clinging to some hope. But yes, agreed – no big commitments until Venus gets back to normal.

Thank you x

sphinx
sphinx

I don’t like rules! They often attract the opposite reaction than what they intend.
And I am interested in astrology because it is an intuitive art, not because it is a science. So in my contrary way I will suggest that it is entirely appropriate that an ex reconnect scenario pushes forward when a venus retro is on. It is natural. Perhaps consider that if you were transplanting a plant they would need a retro to establish their roots. They have established roots before, so this is a review?
Let us know how you go.. 😉

Ella
Ella

Okay, I LOVE that answer. I’m hanging on to that 🙂

flowerchild
flowerchild

I reconnected with a lover about a month and a half ago, after not seeing him or being in any contact for 8 months. I think it was within the shadow of this Venus retrograde, but not sure…. It’s been ok so far, about the same as before, though a better rapport in some ways, being with him again. I’m keeping my eyes open during this Venus retro, though, trying to keep it on an even keel, no actions or decisions to move it forward or end it during this time, just a wait and see……holding my breath a little,… Read more »

Ella
Ella

I connected in Venus Shadow too. An astrologer told me not to worry about the shadow. It’s the retro that’s a concern. I choose to believe her 🙂

Keep me posted!

Charley
Charley

I agree with Sphinx! I also think it depends a lot on what house Venus is transiting in your chart right now as to how you’ll feel it most strongly. I’m also skeptical of putting too much emphasis on shadow zones, there’s a weak effect for sure but nothing that should stop us all living life. I’m also reconnecting with an ex right now, it had been in both our heads for months before Venus hit the retro zone, perhaps it was just the push we needed? Maybe it’ll go wrong again, who knows but it’s happening and it’s happening… Read more »

Ella
Ella

Oh interesting. Keep us posted on how your ex flame goes.

I’m not sure what house Venus is transiting in my chart right now… I don’t know enough about astrology. Venus is in Scorpio in my natal chart. That’s all I know – beginner 🙂

I DO know that he has Mars in Scorp at the same degree as I have Scorp in Venus. Mystic wasn’t kidding about the sexual napalm effect!

flowerchild
flowerchild

Oooh girl! I have the sexual napalm aspect with my dude too….his Venus and my Mars in Pisces, conjunct.

That’s cool you’ve got back together after so many years….stories like that always feel very romantic to me! I hope it goes well for you all!

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Wow I can see things now that I didn’t the first time I read this. Like I was too removed from this time to make sense of the info then. Crystal clear clarity of cozmic consciousnes, currently. Chance of light showers later tonight. Tomorrow, breezy.

dizzarina
dizzarina

Yes, exactly- it looks a lot different now than when I read it originally.

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

I know I saw it b4 but this time it like, made connections. It’s actually windy here in Sydney tonight, lol

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

😉

DP & Kittybat, maybe this is the heightened pattern recognition abilities mentioned in the scopes? But I can’t remember offhand to which planets we owe this influence. Def not Neptune, anyway lol

Pi
Pi

So, the mars retrograde back in 09-10. That was the last time I saw the multi-libran Virgo who, after sending him a confession about my long-held feelings (after I was safely in the next country), I could finally let go of at a deep level. Weird huh (as in not weird) : the way a full-hearted acknowledgment of one’s position is so liberating I’ll be in the same city as him soon. Its a big place, and the chances are small. But you know what chance is like. Perhaps, an an opportunity to add the full stop to the final… Read more »

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

So Venus retro 🙂

Pi
Pi

I have had James Blake’s “retrograde” playing in my head for the last 24 hours 🙂 lol

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

I got a cure for that, Pi!
😛 \m/

Pi
Pi

Me too 🙂 same cure I think 🙂

Kell
Kell

Started with a bang-trying not to whimper: thieves smashed husband’s car window and lifted two briefcases. All the usual distress- check books etc. stolen. Plus tons of work papers. The astro: Venus went retro square my 7th Gem retro Mars on Pluto in the 10th and on his late Leo sun/Pluto conjunction. The late Libra Moon was dead on my Merc/Moon. Heading to bank this AM to close old accounts and open new, place alerts etc. Big sigh. Big mess! LOL!

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

Commiserations, what a headache. Sorry 🙁

mojostewart
mojostewart

Well… considering I’ll be living and working in the Australian desert for the next couple of weeks (with no electricity, no showers, no toilets… not even tents!) a tactical withdrawal has been forced on me. A bit over the top I might add – there is actually no way for me to contact any beaus unless I hit the dollar a minute sat phone or send a smoke signal but there will be plenty of sunshine and dare I say forced growth? No hope of having rad Leo hair or beauty routines for me, but I will have a team… Read more »

Lady L
Lady L

That sounds incredible! Have you seen the movie ‘Tracks’? Based on a true Australian story of Robyn Davidson going on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia in 1977 with four camels and her faithful dog.: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2167266/ National Geographic followed her journey at the time, and published photos about the expedition. I absolutely LOVED it — both what was said and what wasn’t said. It’s based in her book of same title. Google ‘Robyn Davidson 1977’ for epic original pics from 1977, as well as film photos. Here is one of her quotes (not in the movie, but… Read more »

mojostewart
mojostewart

I have seen Tracks – but I will have to rewatch it and read Robyn’s book. I love that quote – it’s a great one. It’s a daunting trip but I am just reminding myself that a) it’s a great job to land, b) it came to me for a reason and c) I’ll get to the see Full Blue Moon on the 31st from the comfort of my swag… Slow burning love interests will have to wait until I get back! xo

Firefish
Firefish

Tracks was my favourite book for years! The mantra of cleanse through journey, not having access to camels I would do 17 hour trips on my motorbike…trek well!!

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

Thanks for the heads up, I’d like to see and read this 🙂

Pi
Pi

Oh god, can I come with you? That sounds like bliss. Stars like spilt glitter above you as you fall asleep to the sound of tiny desert animals scampering around.

I’ll be in almost-desert at the time Venus serves up whatever she’s putting in the oven right now.

Looking forward to that 🙂

mojostewart
mojostewart

Thanks Pi. I really wish i could take more people with me – I do believe the desert has its own special magic healing powers.

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

LOVE “stars like spilt glitter” description. I can see it in my mind 🙂

Pi
Pi

🙂

Firefish
Firefish

Desert sounds like bliss….I’m painting Aussie desert images and swirling deep skies right now, living in the UK but after 8 years there’s a magnetic pull happening, don’t know if I’m brave enough to uproot me and my kids (up)

StarInspired
StarInspired

I so love camels!!!
The camels & the starry vault overhead… That’s all I need.
Sounds like the perfect Venus retro to me???

StarInspired
StarInspired

Btw: they are not question marks… Theyre autocorrected emoticon pics:
~ stars
~ camel
~ heart

mojostewart
mojostewart

Thanks Starinspired!!

KittybatMM Member
Kittybat

Sounds awesome to me!

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