Venus Retrograde in 2020 doesn’t mean that Venusian scenarios – relationships, art, aesthetics – go backward. It’s a vortex – not a reversal. Or, more accurately, a series of vortices, the plural of vortex.
In Vortex Theory, space is a liquid that flows. Is time the container or another liquid that we try to infuse with the first one? It means that Venus will be in Gemini for 18 weeks, instead of the usual four weeks. Too flighty? Not this time. After all the weighty Earth energy, who’s not in the mood for some fun, magical levity? Defy conventional, leaden reality – become a gravitational anomaly.
Valentine’s Day is already weird enough but in the wake of Saturn conjunct Pluto, it’s semi-deranged. To recap, we are emerging from ten months in which planetary heavies compelled us to accurately measure the chasm between reality and expectation. There was also a soul sting. Many people realized the extent to which seeking the approval/love of others had eroded their connection with self.
Venus Retrograde In 2020 Has Infinite Options
How many fairy tales deal with magical people giving away their powers for the apparent haven of a relationship and then having to scramble through locked rooms and treasure chests to recover them? Or, in quantum physics terms, slowed down so they could relate to denser, heavier particles?
From April until August, the Venus in Gemini vortices remind us we have omni-options and many selves. People’s version of their relationships and romantic history alters as they change, with different characters and plot-lines taking precedence. There is no Venusian passage better at reframing mating, dating, fashion and cultural vibes than Venus Retrograde in 2020. You are the alternative dimension you’ve been seeking. Venus Retrograde in 2020 is a parallel universe unto itself.
It’s not the dour plodding down streets of your past looking for perps of Saturn-Pluto on the South Node. It’s more mercurial and cool than that. As anyone who has ever tried to guilt a Gemini knows, it is the sign of amorality. Venus in Gemini for this long is potentially ultra-liberating. What if there are no ‘shoulds’?
You Are The Alternative Dimension You’ve Been Seeking
And you could reinvent your look, love sensibility, artistic style, past narrative and future aspirations at a cracking pace, zooming along as if you – like Mercury – had funky winged sandals, helmet and an access-all-dimensions pass? If you want an omen or a sign, you set your vibe to ‘receive’ mode and know it will come?
This year’s Venus Retro/Venus in Gemini for over four months is less about gazing back and more about on-the-hop redefinition moments. If space flows, time is fluid, and we can redivert one narrative into another or channel our inspiration differently. Venus is beauty, art, and love. Just as the galaxy itself is infinite, so are the ways you can express Venusian Vibe.
It’s a myth that official, pair-bonded relationships are the ultimate expression of Venus energy and that everything else is some sublimation of that alleged ideal. Venusian Vibe can be an amazing one-on-one relationship with a compatible person. But it’s also self-honoring celibacy, a project you’re passionate about, creating your own meaningful scent and jewelry, adoration of nature or revamping your style.
21st Century Cat Lady Or Nomadic Druid
You could be a 21st Century Cat Lady or a Nomadic Druid, working on your relationship with Source and Spirit. Whether you’re redecorating your fortress of solitude or getting married for the third time, it’s still Venus energy. Venus in Gemini is hardly the time to limit yourself or stick to a storyline you’re bored of. Use relationships as a vehicle for spiritual growth or to get lifts to your osteopath. Grow your understanding of your formative love influences or grow jasmine; it doesn’t matter. Why have one identity when you can change character every few days. Hours?
Between now and Venus entering the Gemini constellation, she aspects Uranus and Pluto, clearing the scene of limited paradigms and disproven hypotheses.
Image: Farrah Fawcett – Saturn 3