Venus in Aries Means Abandon All Wiles

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Venus in Aries

Venus in Aries is already in an odd place, as it is more the domain of Mars. But Retrograde as well? Abandon wiles and prepare to be brazenly yourself.  Venus is now officially retrograde and remains so until mid-April.  Mars in Taurus is going to take us through this phase. For more nuanced, sign by sign and rising takes on this fascinating astral passage, see your Horoscopes.

And, if you are in the mood to discuss this, what is YOUR Retro-Venus mission?  “Mission” may sound too Yang for the Yin of Venus Retrograde but most of this is occurring in Aries – the sign of Mars – and if you take into account the Shadow Zone, this ain’t done till May 19.  So why NOT devise a mission around it?

The Retro-Venusian trick for Venus in Aries is that you drop all wiles. Because influential people don’t need wiles and you’re not interested in negating your strength, autonomy or authenticity to get/stay laid/loved/validated.  Plus it’s just a good tactic to be transparent, self-interested and detached from any over-investment during Venus Retro.

Note that Mars – the ruler of Aries – is going to be in Taurus, the sign of Venus and that Venus is in the traditional realm of Aries. There is a profundity to this astral passage that will play out over the next eight weeks and which I cover in the Horoscopes + Daily Mystic. Do also read your March Monthly Horoscopes if you have not yet.

So, what are your Venus Retrograde intentions?  Remember it is always a fantastic time to rethink and strip back to the essence.

 

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Virgo EllieMM Member
Virgo Ellie

Hi.. Not sure if this is venus being retro but I was told to me yesterday that I might have Stage 3 or 4 breast cancer. It is not confirmed yet but I have to consider the high level experience opinion. SO, with Venus retrograde that started on Saturday it took until yesterday to get that answer. So, what is my Venus retro plan. I am going to take a step back and decide on my plan of attack. (1) Cat-scan to see how invade this crap has gotten (2) how long do I have. I truly do not believe… Read more »

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

Blessings and love and light to you from me XxXx

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

and some more XxXx

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

Epiphany side swiping venus retro style! When I was 17.5yo I travelld from Au to Berlin to spend time with estranged mother and little brother. Met a cute guy ( predator no actually a pimp) and did what footloose randy tanned spunky girls sometmes do. But somehow ended up with his co-worker as well. Some shit went down which at the time I thought was bizarre but I was returning back home to start uni. Anyway this has repercussions to the way I thought about sex and even now my fantasies. Well today I was astrschool searching saturn transits and looked… Read more »

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

Bloody samsung *prompted

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

*Saturn retro

Scorpio TwinMM Member
Scorpio Twin

Gem/Scorpio Asc with Mars + Venus in Taurus. Zero on the love & money front for what seems like forever now. Will this change at all….?

ElectroMM Member
Electro

6th house Aries – I simply HAD to have a new vacuum cleaner yesterday. Done and done. My essences are working out fabulously. For the first time ever, I feel that reroutung energy is successful. Instead of having the boring goal of “going to bed earlier”, I tried to figure out why this was so difficult for me and take a new approach. The essences are helping and I’m sure Saturn in my second house opposing all my Gemini is *ahem* helping as well. Who me, scatter energy?

alchemy-saltMM Member
alchemy-salt

I met someone – for the second time – right over the Venusian retrograde period. Obviously I don’t know him so well but I feel relaxed around him and don’t find myself desperate to bend to what I think might be attractive to him – this is a Big Deal for me, a new paradigm even. But he lives on the other side of the country to me and I don’t even know if he’s still single. He’s a friend of a friend and said friend once mentioned that she wanted to set him up with me because we go… Read more »

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

There are many “missions” Venus Rx has for me – she is my ruler, after all – but for right now I’m going with getting my fiscal hustle on since that (albeit twice debilitated) mutual reception w/ Mars in Taurus is going to be such a dominant theme in the coming weeks. It’s very Yin in the sense that I don’t have to go out and chase; others seem to be bringing potentially lucrative endeavors my way. This is what happens when you take genuine interest in other peeps and what they’re doing – sometimes your work dovetails nicely with… Read more »

Ms.
Ms.

10th house venus retro bouncing over my MC makes the mission pretty clear. Got a tricky saturn-chiron juggle this year so stripping back to bones is best. Saving to see the queen of eyebrow tattooing post retrograde.

Met new sicillian housemate on the weekend, drunk, looks like Pluto encarnate. I sense trouble.

Ms.
Ms.

on cue.
2:45 am text message from the ex asking to meet soon and shag..

saturn on dsc says no

DevotedGem
DevotedGem

Venus is moving through my 7th/8th house, my natal Venus at 19 Aries in 8th, and Neptune smack on my DC right now. This man who has been my once a month lover for the past couple of years is moving away at the end of the Retro cycle (mid May), and so right now feels like this nothing to lose, suddenly becoming emotionally closer scenario as the end approaches. And I am opening my heart as wide as I can in the face of it, feeling it all deeply, but also aware of the freedom I will have when… Read more »

MethinkyMM Member
Methinky

Venus chart ruler in tenth pisces and Neptune exact on it now. Pluto and Saturn both transiting 8th Capricorn.

Have travel coming up, new job, fitness/food regime and I’m trying to stay sane and sober. For six days a week at least.

I’m so busy evolving I can’t pin down a plan

Catherine
Catherine

Well this Venus retrograde is in my 6th on the anarectic degree of Aries and is conjuncting my natal moon and eris by transit. Its also bang on my descendant and in opposition to Neptune which is nataly conjunct my ascendant.what does it mean? At a loss really to understand it. Have finally started to recover from the grief of my beloved dogs death before Christmas. Gradually lightening up and wanting to play with my appearance, currently looking a bit like a female tom waits . What do I want? Don’t know. Jupiter in Libra transit in 12tn will hit… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

jupiter in 12th is deep into spiritual hermit territory, especially if you’re grieving. venus over your dsc several weeks, what relationships are bringing you pleasure now? it sounds like you really will have sunshine in the month of May with your ascendant’s ruler in your 7th after lingering on the threshold for so long. and jupiter conjunct neptune and ascendant! wow…
i wonder about the jupiter tendency to expand and neptune’s sensitivity and dissolution – all opposing Venus – be interesting to observe what’s happening between you and the people around you then. xx

Catherine
Catherine

Thankyou. Yes currently very happy with those I have known in life in a magical way, not always day to day but in dance and shamanic work, many now for over 25 years. Also deepening connection with son, daughter and grandson. Patic grandson, the joy of teaching him about the moon n stars n directions etc. As a kind of elder these days I. Feel like badger in wind in the willows people come to me occasionally with questions. Happy to be alone mainly. No idea what comes next, feeling a lot of acceptance for myself. My very long term… Read more »

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Venus is in my 12th house. My two big projects over the next 40 days are a 3 week trip to Japan, and a bathroom renovation. I’ve ordered my spa bath and bathroom fittings and planned it out — my plumber is going to do the bath, new vanity and sink and new toilet while I’m away, and tile it when I get back (under my supervision). So excited! I’ve lived here 8 years and love baths so I’ve really missed not having a bath to soak in! My new bathroom will be a luxurious and beautiful sanctuary. Getting organised… Read more »

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

* I mean Venus is transiting my 12th

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Ooh I have Venus transiting the 12th and I’ve been thinking about a bathroom reno too! You’re actually doing it though, which puts you several steps ahead of me. If the twelfth is neptunian I might get stuck into the gutters 🙂 Actually that or making a shishi odoshi for the garden.

Catherine
Catherine

Wow sounds amazing! I currently haven’t even got a passport..never have had one

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Wow a shishi odoshi would be cool (just looked up what it was). I actually have had a water feature, a large bowl that I put a bamboo spout on an upright and connecting to a small pump so the water recirculated through a hose and out the spout in a trickle. The pump stopped working and I’ve bought a new one but haven’t installed it yet. I’ve also got bamboo in a pot, it is nice to have a moving water feature in the garden.

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Ooh sounds wonderful Gemyogi! Have a fantastic trip. xx
I’m envious of your bathroom reno. I’m planning on doing the same myself very soon, for the same reason – a bath is so important to wellbeing.

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Thanks lovely. I actually inherited some money last year so I can finally do some home improvements, and travel again. I feel so lucky!

Joswan
Joswan

Venus retro?

Hmmph..playing love song I heard from 2004

emgMM Member
emg

this venus voodoo is back and forth over my asc which is also then back and forth over saturn and chiron whilst I have my chiron return. Woohoo this should be a barrel of something…
Just want to sell my house. Really want to sell my house. Absolutely want to sell my house. House anyone???

KelMM Member
Kel

So Venus will be transiting over your fourth house in a few months then yeah? I mean that surely would be prime time to get dat property good and sold 🙂

Best of luck selling asap in any case!!!

emgMM Member
emg

Ooo yeah. Fingers crossed

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

i have one mission … to sleep. i have been on a sleepless jag for months. it’s actually quite transformative. have to seriously scale back on the superfluous and decide exactly what is worth spending precious chi on. i have spent a lifetime in love zombie mode. right now i have 4 suitors, and in the past would be making myself insane trying to please them all and be loved loved loved. right now i just don’t care. so it would appear while my conscious self just wants to be unconscious, my subconscious is driving deep work to revamp old… Read more »

saturnplutofluxMM Member
saturnplutoflux

Well, the group I moved away to work for has sent me back to my home town to work with the department that my “star-crossed-whisked-out-from-under-my-nose and-married -off-to-a-“suitable”-girl” Ex works for…starting tomorrow. Good chance he’ll be my supervisor. Hello Venus retrograde.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

been messaging someone….shouldnt pursue it really…he can b immature and ive heard things abt him…although hes been completely honest with me. so much twelth hse activity…venus, mars…mercury…and yes it is all v clandestine…ive just finished a long term re/ship so trying to keep a low profile as its only been a month and my ex lives in the flat above me! tricky! his angles tho…his n node is exactly on my ascendent ..8 toro…he has mars conjunct pluto in scorp…eek….his descendent is one degree off my mc…i WISH i could decipher this…people?? and hes ten yrs younger than me…ex soldier…never… Read more »

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

Well the messaging is fine. I would keep it at that level until May, as Mystic suggests. I wouldn’t go all “anaylizing his birthchart theme” or “I’ve never been with anyone younger before”. You are not together and I wouldn’t consider it like that. If you have just finished a long term relationship this is typical rebound so you can also choose to “go for it” but knowing that it is unlikely to last or, at least, not expecting it to go in some specific way. Take it from someone who has no love interest what so ever: enjoy the… Read more »

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

thankyou Missdee…
im a really impatient person tho….may doesnt feel ’round the corner’….i know ur right…im terrible at being on my own…but i know its sthing i have to learn….groan!

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

Venus (and other planets) transiting your 12th house – if I interpreted correctly what you said – are MOSTLY about spiritual journeys and yes, learning how to be of your own as a spiritual experience. Yes they might also bring some secret relationships, but I find that the most part is the former meaning. This does not mean necessarily being alone. But by being on your own, mourn the previous relationship and spending some quality time with yourself to explore your highest being can help you choosing the peeps you go out with more wisely and not out of the… Read more »

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

You know what? I want to make the most of it but I have no clue as to what to focus on. Please I need suggestions from you guys. Mercury Retro transit in Virgo last Sept 2016 in my rising sign, for example, was Marie Kondo all the way for 6 weeks (I included the shadow zone for more accuracy) and it did revolution my house and helped me get rid of old debts and ex – husband stuff that was sitting around in my home though I had NO IDEA of that. But now? What shall I do? I… Read more »

flowerchild
flowerchild

My intention is to stay in my power and put myself first while venturing into dating again. Not give myself away, not be a people pleaser, not obsess.. The guy who did a 180 on me got back in touch with me about 24 hours before Venus officially went retro……so fitting, eh? I’ve been communicating with him a bit over text, but I think it will be playing with fire to get further involved with this guy. He really pissed me off the first time by doing that, and I need to listen to that feeling within myself. He’s definitely… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

top of my chart, literally, between my sun and MC – stationing on my MC in fact – and eris, and opposite pluto. love is a flat tyre and there is no spare. wiles might be a while. Art and money, though, and a big old natal fire trine with Saturn and Neptune.

PiMM Member
Pi

I can’t understand how I am feeling SO flat. I don’t “expect” anything from astro ever but sheesh it’s been slow going lately 🙁

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Same, Pi, same. Feels like internally massive tectonic shifts tho no volcanos… yet. Don’t want any. Just want new ground.

dark starMM Member
dark star

Agreed, the flatness…maybe that’s why I’m impatient- when is everything going to start shifting?

PiMM Member
Pi

although I broke through a strange impasse in the cube farm during that massive mars-Uranus conjunction (on my 10th house venus SN), and I am sending off messages in bottles for further creative career development and working through uuurrggghhh Saturn in leo issues af, grating, it’s like I have to perform confidence tricks on *myself* & also windexing the glued-on crud off my thinking

maybe mercury, sun and Neptune are more my thing right now? finding my sea legs.

*deepbreath anyway*

Jokerman
Jokerman

It was HER bday yday and l planted a ‘message in a bottle’ at Burleigh Heads beach while she was indisposed. I had 2/3 mins to race to car, bury bottle and nonchalantly meet her. I then said, because we’re so heavily Water we need to sea the see. With some prompting, she ‘saw’ the bottle. She liked my authentic ‘1857’ message.

Mystic said romance could deepen under a Venus Rx. I believe in the power of Stationary planets. I did other things. I spent all of Saturday planning Sunday.

PiMM Member
Pi

I don’t believe in anything 🙂

Bull with sting in tail
Bull with sting in tail

“But i,
want to be someone to believe”

PiMM Member
Pi

Damn you lol

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

Hey, Pisces, now you know that’s denial from sheer frustration. You believe so hard it hurts. Hurts xx

marsbar
marsbar

Awww. So romantic PF! So glad guys still do things like that for their women!

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

That’s so sweet PF. Hold onto that kind of creativity moving forward. It’ll make life more interesting and your lady will love it.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Ta guys. Well, you know, when you have Cancer, Scorp, Nep, Moon & Pluto strong, in ya chart, ya can’t help it.

dark starMM Member
dark star

Is it normal to feel out of your skin impatience right now? Mars/ Taurus transit is lighting up my natal mars/ jup in Taurus…I have zero patience for the projects I’m working on, just want to jump ahead 5 levels.

HedgepigMM Member
Hedgepig

My intention is to accept that I’m in full Love Zombie mode, and for the first time ever lavish compassion on myself for having such painful recurring tendencies, while gently reminding myself to have zero expectations of the unattainable object of my affections.

PiMM Member
Pi

*understanding nod*

Paetra
Paetra

As its in my 6th house, I plan to use it to architect and implement my new master plan around needs of self, relationship, family, work, play etc.

Virgonator
Virgonator

I’m separated from my husband of many years and heading into the details of divorcing. While balancing my daughter’s needs and schoolwork for my accelerated nursing program. So a lot of life is just doing all of that, which takes every ounce of grit, organization and forcing myself to rest that I have. And I get free counseling from my school and with my counselor I am trying to tease apart where things go (so very) wrong in my close relationships and how I can be more in tune to what I want and where my boundaries are. I definitely… Read more »

FieryPhoenixMM Member
FieryPhoenix

Wow! As am I. So very Venus Retrograde, I’ve only just connected the dots. Been 4+ years and now I’m organising the divorce paperwork, just like you, and will try and get him to sign when he’s in the country in a few weeks.

Then we’ll be ready to fly in this Universal 1 year – you and me both. Out old, in new. Hoping yours goes super smoothly

(Venus is going through Aries-8th house and Pisces- 7th house for me.. How about you? And with you on the closeness and autonomy in a partnership!)

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

Venus is retrograding through my 8th and 7th houses, and I actually do have a mission… am dealing with two large chunks of unfinished business from the old era before I move onto the new when the NN hits my Asc. One is a creative/professional project and the other is to finally shed the excess weight I keep blaming on my divorce. Along with the latter is a massive wardrobe cull, including a physical restructure of the space to get rid of the shelves and walls that continue to divide my ‘fat/now’ clothes from my ‘thin/then’ clothes. Come mid-April I’ll… Read more »

milleunanotteMM Member
milleunanotte

So weird. Thanks for opening with a mention of houses because I was focused on planets that are pinged. Venus Retrograding through 4th mostly. Wish to re-envision, and let go tantric hooks in my aura for greater transparency, new vision and deeper clarity of what I ultimately can call down into love realms. What i have there now has taught me, adored me and released me from old, but this is just a step, and a wide and comfortable one. Though almost like a cloud I’ve sailed…it will dissipate as all clouds do. Or precipitate? Have been drawn to my… Read more »

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

Like your plans Chrysalis, though they don’t strike me much as 8th/7th houses issues, but more “Venusian”, especially in the losing weight / renew your looks and clothes and yes also very “rising sign/first house” as well.
I am looking for some project myself to pursue during Venus Retro (wrote a comment below) but so far I’ve come up with nothing 🙁

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

That’s true, I don’t feel that I have any specific 7th/8th house issues to work on – the wardrobe / body image stuff is possibly related to SN going over my Pisces stellium and feeling truly ready to embrace a future.

I read your comment below and have been thinking about it… you seem to have so much sorted, perhaps just meditate on what the retro could be about for you and see what floats up?

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

Thanks Chrysalis; meditation seems to be the way to go with this, since I don’t have material and real life issues to set goal during this VR.

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