Your Venusian Revamp Is Just Beginning

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There are many styles of doing Venus Retrograde.  You can go the full Pluto, journey into the dark zones of your personal shadowlands, reclaim psychic strengths, rescue lost dimensions of your self and emerge fierce A.F. Preferably with an invisible palladium crown and a raven flying overhead as familiar.

Or you can spritz on something that smells chic but ruthless – a perfume equivalent of brutalism – and go to work with a calculator (optional: scratch a rune into the back of it) and spreadsheets. Using various inputs, you will come up with an equation of time, money, lust, loyalty, orgasms, muse value, contemporary currency and utility to assess the worthwhile relationships.

You could relive and release scary aspects of your past or just make a bolt from crap-energy infused dynamics now. Uranus in Taurus is strengthening gut instincts. My theory: the more you balance your gut (less sugar, probiotics, whatever your naturopath says) the better and more potent your gut instincts.


A Retro-Venusian strip-back to basics of all skincare regimes, scents, hair, lingerie, cosmetics, grooming patterns & habits.

Alternatively, you might like to consider recommitting to your self and solitude, to re-appreciating freedom.

Finally, there is always the option of falling legit-hard for a person you feel for sure you knew once upon another time.

ALL or ANY of these can work with Venus Retro and it is about to become more influential from now.

Thoughts?

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scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

im love zombieing hard. on someone else who is in recovery. a fellow scorp who is getting married next year. someone slap me hard

socialgraffitiMM Member
socialgraffiti

Before I think about any of this Mars needs to get OUT of my 8th house

redondo.bleachMM Member
redondo.bleach

You’re so great, MM.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

well i was doin 5…now im doing six…eek! extra curricular crush alert! #addict#alwayswanting more

redondo.bleachMM Member
redondo.bleach

Had a v pleasant chance encounter with a Taurus the House Spread has been warning me about for a while. Maybe I’ll get to do #6 too.

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

I’m doing most of these—,
reclaiming (or building new!) psychic strengths,
ruthless appraisal of all relationships
quitting sugar, tuning into gut instincts, shunning crappo dynamics
working out my *actual* true aesthetic
valuing solitary time
Also massive creative awakening.

Suzan Hayden
Suzan Hayden

This Scorpio is a true Persephone! I have a Stellium in Scorpio in my 10th house including my North Node! Fall of 1986 I was studying music in London, so my Ascendant became Taurus and Scorpio was in my 7th house when I met an Irishman, had a whirlwind relationship,I went on a 13 day trip of Europe, when I returned to him (Thanksgiving) he proposed to me, we came to the States to visit family,drove from Chicago to Florida and on the way back while he was driving w/o a license we were stopped for speeding and he spent… Read more »

HellaHekaMM Member
HellaHeka

I’ve done all of these in the past week. This is nuts.

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

*Schedules spa with Sakura petal bath bomb and lush karma soap (patchouli lemongrass, orange and pine — heavenly) and Aesop body scrub for Saturday night in!

ChrysalisMM Member
Chrysalis

I have GOT to get my bathroom renovated!! xx

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Yes you do! my new bathroom with spa bath is heavenly, and has increased my quality of life by 1000%

flowerchild
flowerchild

ALL of these, feeling it all. The scent I like best to wear is ylang ylang essential oil. It is sensual and also natural, non-synthetic and seems to have powers…..I always feel that people are nicer, respond more favorably to me, when I wear it. And I don’t mean guys coming on to me, it’s more like people, men and women, are more friendly to me. It’s weird…. maybe I just feel happier when I wear it so I vibe better with people? I have issues around that, too, never having felt easily a ‘well liked’ person, especially initially, by… Read more »

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

ylang ylang essential oil is in magickal alignment to the Venus vibe. it’s perfect. i usually wear it on friday, freya’s day, venus’ day, but with the retro, sounds like a FABULOUS idea to wear it everyday!! Thank you for this! the relationship situation totally resonates with what i am going through myself. (and i have some 5 years on you!) i don’t know where we’re going to land, but i am taking time to give myself what *I* need, and trusting that after the retro things will have shaken out to where they are supposed to be for the… Read more »

skarabMM Member
skarab

The first time i wore ylang ylang essential oil was after my aromatherapy class where we were studying it & all massaging ourselves with it. I was in a very crowded Tube in London, and for the first time ever in the Tube, i was smiled at by people. People do NOT smile in The Underground, they don’t even look at you even if you are being attacked. But the best part is two Filipino women kept looking at me shyly & smiling until one of them asked me if i was Filipino. I’m not, but i suppose i could… Read more »

flowerchild
flowerchild

Aw, that is a sweet story, skarab! 🙂 Thank you and CleverUserID for reminding me ylang ylang is a Venusian flower. I hadn’t directly realized that but now it makes sense that perhaps I’m intuitively drawn to it to raise up my Venusian energy. My natal Venus is the most aspected planet in my chart with both favorable and afflicted aspects, and it is also in Capricorn, not such a ‘fun’ placement, so maybe the scent helps release my Venus’ afflictions by my natal Saturn square and the Cap Saturn vibe…

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

“they don’t even look at you even if you are being attacked”–THIS is totally true and happened to me last year. Guess I’m getting some ylang ylang to bring back.

skarabMM Member
skarab

They should pump the damn scent through the ventilation system.
I do know your story. I also wrote one here yrs ago about an incident i was involved in. Got enough material over the years to write a book: The Underground: A Study in Avoidance Psychology.

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

That is right–I remember now us commiserating about this. I think it’s gotten worse over the years. I lived in Brixton/Clapham Common area in the 90s and I *loved* the Tube then…or am I just being sentimental…

skarabMM Member
skarab

How could you possibly have loved The Northern Line?! 😉 …unless you were more on the Victoria Line.
Loved Brixton! And yes, i do think it’s gotten worse, esp in past couple of yrs.
Lived there in the 90s too. First in Balham – so we might of crossed each other’s path on the N Line; & then around Ally Pally – Finsbury Park area.

Have you checked out Neil Gaiman’s book “Neverwhere” – all about the underground/world of London? Fun read.

VenusRulesMM Member
VenusRules

Pluto on my 9th house Cap moon until basically the end of the year. Venus going retro on my NN and then back over Mercury, Sun, and Neptune, all in the 6th. I’m looking for mystery and beauty, and won’t be surprised if some long-lost soulmate comes back in a dream or in a body.

CleverUserID
CleverUserID

i’m going full on persephone, pass the pomegranates … i want to be alone, in the dark. hades can go out with the boys.

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

Can I do all of them at once? I think I might literally be required to for some of them and already am anyways for others. Can we relax after Ketih Richards Birthday? Oh no, wait, it’s Mercury Retro after that. I’m getting too old for this schizz. Calgon take me away.

Mars Retro still obfuscating every attempt at forward motion, btw.

Jokerman
Jokerman

KR has a birthday?

Retros hey!!! 1st Mars, in my 7th, opp my Sun, then V beating the shit out of my T Square and then Merc in my 7th.

skarabMM Member
skarab

Keef’s grandkids are reportedly worried about what kind of planet they will leave their granddad.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Those memes have been done to death except, of course, his.

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

Actually, Merc Rx is ending it’s shadow by KR’s bday so I’m gonna go ahead and use that as a date to relax. I’ve been celebrating it since 1987 anyways. Yep, *all* my major astro sigs/conjunctions have been/will be conjunct these retros. This means I need to plan plan plan plan which I did not do enough for Mars Retro, even though I thought I did, because OMG WTF like, srsly. Now I want to overplan til Keith Richards’ birthday (12/18, fer all y’all non-Stonesian peeps). So HERE is a question for everybody: The Llewellyn Witch Day Calendar has too… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

How could you take all those drugs and drink and be alive and not be a Sagittarius?

skarabMM Member
skarab

He is actually an incarnated centaur (maybe even a new one in the making?):
His Sagg Sun is on the Galactic Centre trine Jupe!
His Asc is Scorpio (what else could it be?)
And his NN is conjunct Pluto (chart ruler…. & living it baby)
And aah yes – i knew there was a touch of Gary about him – it is conjunct his Mercury.
Oooh, Jupiter is exactly ON his Asc as we speak… to the second…. how freakin apt is that? :-0

Jokerman
Jokerman

Bloody amazing. My phone internet is nutz. Ya know, his Asc cooda been Aqua. His irreverence, etc. I am often amazed famous ppl’s charts. Mel Blanc’s is a ripper. Similarities tween Seuss and Dahl.

skarabMM Member
skarab

Well he’s got the SN in Aqua 3rd H and it’s trine Uranus-Mars – so he’s gonna communicate irreverence..

Jokerman
Jokerman

He reminds of Bill Nighy. I love that English way of calling bs

skarabMM Member
skarab

another centaur (uranus opp merc)

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

I concur, Nighy deffo has a Keith vibe…that movie about the aging rock stars with Billy Connelly is really quite cute…

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

Ha! One of my favorite Keith quotes is: “I’m a Sagttarius–half man, half horse, with a license to shit in the street.”
lol

SheRatMM Member
SheRat

Als–Touch of Gary–LMAO GENIUS!!! Let’s start a band and record an album about all the men we’ve known with “A Touch of Gary.”

Jokerman
Jokerman

When Pluto was opp my Gary l did the most outrageous things. Years later l found out my friends thought I was going to kill them in car n bike accidents, outrunning the cops (in VW Beetles) and rearranging the decor in department stores like John Martin’s. Gary in Aries!!!

skarabMM Member
skarab

That is exactly my problem too SheRat. What i’m doing is using 2 diaries. The Llewellyn one for dreams, esoteric & astro stuff, but i also use another normal day diary (Moleskin) for lists & the more mundane things. Not ideal, so i’d welcome some suggestions too.

AstroGeekMM Member
AstroGeek

I can’t even process any of this with Uranus shorting everything the fuq out in my life and felt Venus retro kick in the DAY OF the shadow zone (it’s not even HERE yet) …

But. All that aside. Aaliyah’s highlighter was *everything* in that movie and pic. And this was before the contouring craze began …

dark starMM Member
dark star

B B and olafurs genius candle work..they are my vibe spirit guides this retro. It will be an interesting mix of Jupiter hovering over my 1st opposing my mars jupiter in 7h, while Venus retrogrades over my asc and Pluto trine everything. Hmm
I want to thank mystic though for truly imparting what the plutonic essence is. I had another intense experience this wkend that left me scratching my head. But I know that I am just growing into owning my plutonic vibe not crazy or “bad” as the moralists say.
Cheers to retroactive power

IncenseMM Member
Incense

I love this post so much. Thanks for the constructive guidance for a new and intimidating sounding time for me. I’ll take one from column A, one from column B …

witchletMM Member
witchlet

so before i even knew what Venus Rx WAS – let alone that we were having one – beginning late July/early Aug 2015, I ended a super stale/draining relationship with an ex AND got together with somebody that I had been long feeling a karmic connection with . . . . . now that person & I are still together and just had a baby a few months ago. wtf astrology??!

amaranthismeMM Member
amaranthisme

I am all over this right now;
List making resources
Beauty basics
Investing in health
Possibly enjoying ok cupid too much
Down time with the diaries and no more boring shit with the partner. No more waiting.
And, action!

gogengoMM Member
gogengo

Fall legit hard for someone from a past life – ok done and done!

AriesPiscesLibra
AriesPiscesLibra

yeah I relate to this so much

RubentMM Member
Rubent

I feel like there’s going to be splashes of all of these. Currently stepping up my game with a co worker who I have a past third party relationship with. I resent the foundation our knowing each other is based upon. If I’d had the choice I wouldn’t have any relationship with her. Not because there’s anything negative about her, but she would not have been a choice for me in terms of people in my life. She was by proxy and it’s hard to figure out how to tell her that. Or not tell her that but enforce what… Read more »

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

‘Chic but ruthless’ makes me think of Bandit. I used to have a drop or two of the vintage, but its whipcrack evaporated along with my hopes and dreams #dramatic – so I have to make do with the modern equivalent, which I find a bit soapy. That said, it still has more character than most of the perfumes out there. What’s another? Probably most iris scents. They always remind me of the woman from Vertigo – cool, calculating, blonde, psycho. I drifted away from my love of perfume, but I can feel it reeling me back in. I’d love… Read more »

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

I’m currently obsessed with replacing my (discontinued) L’Artisan Verte Violette with another woody dark violet, Tom Ford Black Violet sounds good (also discontinued though) and I can buy a sample 5ml size but it’s $50. Like the sound of Bois de Violette Serge Lutens, but they don’t do samples and I’m not buying a $200 perfume without sampling it (also can’t find in any local department stores here)… what do do? There are some beautiful perfume blogs that do reviews e.g. Bois de Jasmin, Perfume Shrine and Now Smell This, I love reading them.

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Oh I love those three blogs as well! The Non-Blonde is good too and Perfume Posse. Actually PP review this violet scent that just sounds amazing: http://perfumeposse.com/2013/10/21/mona-di-orio-violette-fumee-perfume-review/
Also, have you looked at CB I Hate Perfume? They do great soliflores. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had a strong violet in their collection.

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Violette Fumee sounds wonderful! I’ll test it out, thank you

KarenMagpieMM Member
KarenMagpie

Vintage Bandit was my go-to scent for court, when I was an appellate litigator. Soft with yes, with a whipcrack to it. I loved it. I still have some, but no 40 days worth, sadly.

Trinity
Trinity

Jasmine here too! That and Frankincense. I would think Jasmine is an intensely Venusian flower due to its effect on the womb.

dark starMM Member
dark star

What’s the effect?

skarabMM Member
skarab

I could wax lyrical about jasmine, “Queen of the Night” , for ever dark star, but to answer your question, jasmine oil has a therapeutic effect on the urogenital organs, where its warming restorative action combines with a decongesting one. It can bring on periods as it is a uterine tonic, & for this reason too it is believed to aid in labour – though clary-sage is proven to be more helpful in this regard. In TCM It is used to relax and support the Qi energy of the Heart, calming the nerves, releasing tension & uplifting the Mind, so… Read more »

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

As a Venus/Pluto native, this particular Rx features my natural vibe. And I have Pluto Rising; that’s basically like having paint stripper attached to your Ascendant. Takes all the varnish/faux lacquer off so you’re left with nothing but the real McCoy. With this Rx featuring my ruler, there’s really nothing left about my look to strip back/peel away – I’m an au natural kind of girl who doesn’t do makeup or hair dye; just exercise, yoga, clean living, and a balanced diet. To me, beauty is something has to emanate from within (in all ways!) or it’s worthless. But I… Read more »

skarabMM Member
skarab

“” Pluto Rising; that’s basically like having paint stripper attached to your Ascendant.”” Hahaha I love this so much!! I’m a Venus/Pluto native also with late Libra Asc and Neptune Rising (in Scorp). Basically, there’s nothing to strip back about my look either. I think that good health in bod-mind-spirit shines through as true beauty too. BUT i do like to play with the ol visage every now and then, creating a bit of fantasy …. why not play at being Cleo or some 50s-60s foxy vamp for a bit of fun? My Leo Venus much? or Neptune Rising perhaps?… Read more »

LiberatingVenus
LiberatingVenus

I’m blonde, so my body hair is naturally fine – I’ll stick to shaving for legs & underarms (though both are rather negligible in terms of need) because I can’t imagine the discomfort of waxing or an epilator would necessarily be 1) very effective given how baby-fine the hairs are 2) worth it. For the bikini area, I have to say right now I’m totally loving a Brazilian wax. My pain threshold is pretty high so it’s NBD and there’s just something about being wicked soft & smooth that definitely puts you in touch with your sensuality. I prefer hard… Read more »

skarabMM Member
skarab

Ooh lordy no – i only use the epilator to trim the nether regions (& legs) – not the whole shebang – i am rather attached to my bush – though i can appreciate how it feels being smooth down yonder. But having said that, I have a friend who’s found an epilator with a special head that does a perfectly good Brazilian. Apparently it turns itself off if you press too hard or something. I think that if i were to go down that road that is what i would use. The whole notion of depending on going somewhere… Read more »

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

me too, theres nothing left to strip back!

krs3MM Member
krs3

Last week, I started wearing perfume again for the first time in a few years — kind of interesting. I also sent the bottles I don’t wear to friends. Perfume is going to be a thing during this Venus retro, huh? And beauty purging. I’m here for both.

Aqua-cap-GeminiMM Member
Aqua-cap-Gemini

Me too, but not perfume, Blue Lotus essential oil mixed with Jasmine. It’s bizarre. Also scent memories back to childhood when I had a massive jasmine hedge growing outside my bedroom window, and oddly a random bottle of jasmine oil at the time. I’m not a jasmine fan, but I’m putting this oil on everyday like some kind of out of body shamanic ritual. I think I’ll do a little from each option above… a little from column A, a little from column B. Have also been re-touring some thoughts and films of teenage angst past. POWDER with Jeff Goldblum… Read more »

RubentMM Member
Rubent

Errrrrrmaigawd, POWDER was so devastating and beautiful!!!
#unobtainableexpectations, yes Powder fell into the same category as my first real love at the age of 4 – Edward Scissorhands.

I’ve taken up a blend of pine and neroli and I feel so damn good with it. Like if scent could talk (guess it does) I can hear this one loud and clear. ‘Wear me, I am you(rs)’

Aqua-cap-GeminiMM Member
Aqua-cap-Gemini

ERMAGERD! Edward Scissorhands for certain.
Beetlejuice was in there, not for a specific love of a person, but the love of the ‘other realms’.

I usually mix my own essential oils into like a deodorant spray, to spritz ontop of the nopong. But it’s not very feminine, more practical, air cleaning scent than one that says ‘come scoop me up and eat me’. So this departure to something floral is certainly out of my modus operandi.

RubentMM Member
Rubent

hahah, mebbe then I’m giving too much credit to my new scent. I’m hoping it whispers into a potential’s ear ‘come dwell with me’
there’s a very large chance that that might come across as under some bridge as much as it would the isle of Venus….

amaranthismeMM Member
amaranthisme

Totally. I am giving away my lush perfume and I just bought a new one. A really good one. Less feral more merryl

MissDeeMM Member
MissDee

I think I’ll order a bit of all of the above. I can’t decide about falling hard for someone I knew in a previous life, but I am doing the Pluto version and the relive & release (bring the EMDR on) past traumas thing.
As of the end of last week I’ve started wearing make up regularly (don’t usually do that) and will do a review of skin routine during October. I think I’ll like this Venus Retro.

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

Jasmine for me. Anyone know where I can get Dior’s Jadmin des anges? Without going through an airport? Felt a bit old and frumpy last few days so I’m psyched on returning to fitter new version of me, grabbing the bull by the horns today- no coffee :/

JacquiMM Member
Jacqui

My goddess my chart is lining up Jupiter/natal Neptune, Neptune/Pars fortuna, Pluto/Asclepius etc, et cetera. Bit exciting to see lots of conjunctions..feels like fate is knocking? Giddy up

Pi
Pi

“just make a bolt from crap-energy infused dynamics now.” Yes this one I think.

Re the legit fall. Can someone please recommend a way to shoot a ballistic object and pulverise my Capricorn moon into dust 🙂 thanks 🙂 it’s still good for nothing especially with a square to Venus and so on 🙂

skarabMM Member
skarab

Maybe ThunderWizard can help you ;-).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcWkK8I1Uhs

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

vanilla perfume…thats what i need

baristagemMM Member
baristagem

I’m obsessed with vanilla perfume. Let me know if you find any good ones!

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

yeah not sure where to go with it..theres a vegan company called pacifica that i mite try out…

Pi
Pi

Sohum used to make this Madagascan Vanilla body butter that was sublime. That was a very long time ago though.

amaranthismeMM Member
amaranthisme

I may be biased because I worked there. But go to LUSH immediately and spritz Vanillary. It’s the real stuff. It sells out in hours.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

thanku, i will check this out

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

this was an awesome tip actually…forgot all abt lush…wanna try their ‘karma’ products aswell….i adore patchouli

GemyogiMM Member
Gemyogi

Karma soap is blissful

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