Venus conjucts the Sun today...and continues to retrograde. This puts her into the morning star position---and in Aries, this is very warrior-like energy. New horizons are right in front of us, and its time to keep moving forward!
As Venus moves into becoming the Morning Star, she becomes Venus Lucifer, or the "light bearer". Persephone too was called "bringer of Light" as well as "bringer of Darkness"; the Spring Maiden/Underworld Goddess is both Light and Dark. Not to insult Venus by talking about Peresphone...indeed, it was due to Venus/Aphrodite's jealousy that Hades fell so passoinately in love with Peresphone, after Peresphone's mother Demeter compared her daughter's beauty to that of The Goddess of Love and Beauty. Aphrodite struck out by instructing her son Eros to shoot his arrow into Hades' heart; it was then that Peresphone was abducted by him into the Underworld.
Venus herself is said to be in the Underworld during the 40 days and 40 nights that she is retrograde. This can herald major changes in relationship status. Venus rules "values" in the chart, so this can be a major re-evalu-ation period in many areas of life--love and finaces certainly--and also the amount of fucks given vs. amount of overall value gotten. Where Venus is in our charts can show us where we are willing to bend until we break for the sake of getting along or staying comfortable--and this Underworld time can be when we get more acquainted with the darker, bitchier side of ourselves that says oh fuck no, and is willing to do what it takes to draw the line.
On Monday we have a New Moon in Aries; the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Uranus all get togther in the sign to create a volatile and exciting mix that is sure to create change. This is a great time to take a bold step and start something new! Allow experimental, innotive ideas to develop this week--old ways of thinking about things are no loger viable, and life now requires something different. There is a collective impetus to step up and take a stand...and those individuals who are bold enough to do so will get results. Just be careful about taking it over the top, and be clear about the kind of results you would like to have! Aries is the adolescent energy of the zodiac, and can be just as foolish as s/he is courageous. But there is a holiness to the energy of the Fool; sometimes you just have to step up and step out.
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