Gemini Venus is now retrograde and the Sun is in the last decan of Venus-ruled Taurus. It’s not the best time to forge ahead on beauty and values and earned income, but it’s a great time to get your mojo back.
Signs are divided into three 10-degree sections called decans. Each decan in each sign is influenced by a different planet, a flavor added to the general sign and sign ruler. Everything can be made more complex, yes? But sometimes these things are interesting or helpful.
Venus went retrograde in the beginning of the third decan of Gemini, ruled by Uranus. Soon it heads back into the second decan, ruled by Venus. While the Sun remains in Taurus, Venus is the Sun’s sign ruler. Self esteem and the daily thread of ego-being are taken up in this Venus retro start.
So do you feel good about yourself right now? How good do you feel in relation to other times in your life? Venus moves back into square with Neptune in Pisces and with belief and effort, we can dream it all back up. How about a little Neptune dream travel/flashback side-scene?
Venus square Neptune brings longing or a bittersweet wish for something not quite in our grasp. There’s possible pining. A retro start with Venus in the decan of Uranus (currently in Taurus) gives some kick to a look back at finding something old to reclaim or improve upon in an innovative way. We’re not talking about grabbing an old aesthetic and making it new. As Venus heads back in to the decan of its own rulership, we seek genuine value. In Gemini, there’s more than one way to skin the fur coat.
If you don’t have a past belief in yourself and your value to return to, time travel to a hot spot that relates to something you’d like to improve to enhance your own experience in the present.
Neptune in challenge can bring us an illusion or false start. It could also mean it takes some effort to figure out what part of the dream is real, or can be made real with faith and belief. Mercury the ruler of Gemini is blessedly forward facing in Gemini now, one of the two signs it rules. THAT is exceptionally valuable as we’ve the aid of nimble intellect and quick wit.
Relationships fall under this too. It’s not as intense a vibe as Venus-Pluto where you get zombie relationships rising; but we can get back old relationships to rehab like a cable tv show dream cottage (maybe flip it? Leave them and you at your best?). We get a good start with the Sun in the Saturn decan of Taurus. Saturn is also retrograde (as Jupiter soon will be). Saturn at the beginning of Aquarius gives substance and purchase to the pie in the sky renovations.
Mars is moving through Pisces. It’s the dream warrior, navigator of the hidden inner world.
What you make of everything now can stick, if only you’ll believe it into reality. The only way to do that is to follow the steps you’re meant to take (divinely driven). That means no cheating; follow the signs and do the work.
So astrology aside: Could you value yourself more? Where in your life should you be focusing to do that? Look to where Venus transits your chart by house and aspect, as well as how it relates to your natal placement.