Hey it’s Angel,
What’s new in your world?
If you’ve been watching the news lately, then you already do know that the rest of the world has been on a rollercoaster of flames and fury.
This of course has been highlighted by the massive racial divide (and now protests, riots, and police brutality) that has exploded over the past week, brought on by the tragic murder of George Floyd.
Dualistic behavior is at an all time high. Not surprisingly, the extreme polarization we’re experiencing as a society is a major shadow theme for Gemini, which is the sign both the Sun and retrograding Venus are in at the moment. It doesn’t get any more “black and white” than actual, literal racial tension, which has manifested in extremes world wide.
And now, with a police state mentality on full throttle, it’s become a full-on “Us vs Them” between the police and everyday citizens. As tensions increase, we will see major events taking place this week that shine a massive Sun-sized spotlight on the crux of society’s Venus Retrograde problems, as well as that of our own.
It’s going to be an eventful week for us all, culminating on Friday, the day of Venus, and echoed again on Sunday, the day of the Sun.
So buckle up. Hopefully this forecast will help you make it less of a turbulent ride.
The Venus Retrograde Halftime Show
Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen a shift from the confines of quarantine, to a violent uproar of protests across the USA.
In other words, most of us are stuck inside together in close quarters, watching surreal, unsettling events unfold on our screens … while making sure to put on a mask, just to go to Walmart.
It’s enough to drive us all insane, as I wrote about in my previous Venus Retrograde horoscope.
And insanity is what we are seeing. We are being forced to reevaluate our value systems, relationships, and redefine what our personal connections really means to us individually.
Are you truly living by your personal values? Are you experiencing pleasure and fulfillment in your daily life and interactions – or is there an essential element missing?
What do you truly need in order to be happy in a romantic relationship? Are you getting it – or just pretending along the way?
Intellectual stimulation drives Venus in Gemini, so if you’re not having fulfilling conversations or communicating well with those around you, then at this point – you’re starting to find out why.
Maybe you didn’t have as much in common as you thought you did. Maybe you’re not communicating in a clear way. Perhaps you’re simply not feeling it anymore.
These kinds of thoughts are common for everyone now and will continue to be over the next three weeks, until Venus turns Direct.
Until then, as we enter the halfway point of our Venus Retrograde Journey, there are many lessons to be learned.
A Spotlight On Your Heart’s Desire
At the halfway point of every retrograde, the planet in question conjoins the Sun.
This is regarded as a critical day in the cycle for that planet. In mythology, it is said that on the day a retrograding planet crosses the sun, it begins its journey through the dark underworld of the planet’s shadowy, or unconscious, expressions.
On this day, the Sun casts a spotlight on that planet, revealing, the core issue which we are being asked by the cosmos to resolve.
In our case, the planet is Venus, and the spotlight is on our deepest heart’s desire. Specifically the things you’ve been denying yourself.
Did you get a message from your heart this morning about what you truly need from your relationships?
Think back to the first horoscope I wrote weeks ago, and the relationship or financial situations that have happened since. Who are the people involved? What circumstances have presented themselves? How have those people and circumstances affected your life?
Pay attention to how these dynamics have played out for you, and it will open the doors for a new understanding of what fundamental issue needs to be fixed in your relationships, and how to do it.
Into The Depths Of What You Need
The first thing to remember is that everyone is going through the same “rude awakening” process this week, so be kind to others when they bring you their drama, but make sure to let them fight their own war.
We all have to work on meeting our own desires and not depending on anyone else to fulfill them. The instinct to pull on others emotionally and expect them to “make you happy” is especially strong during this time.
Realize that any feeling of longing … as if “something is missing” … is a reflection of what’s going on deep inside. These next three weeks will be a journey into your heart where you’ll likely uncover what truly matters to you.
You might find out that what you think you want is not actually what you need at this time. Be open to accepting parts of yourself that may have stayed hidden for a while, even if you are secretly ashamed of your desires.
Now is the time to recognize them and embrace them. Your desires are part of what makes you who you are. Make sure your most fundamental needs are met and your desires will have fertile ground to grow.
Whatever comes up for you this week, let it come and go like an ocean wave. It’s all part of the process.
You’ve got this. I trust in you ❤️
P.S. What have you identified as your own Venus retrograde issue? What unmet needs are showing up for you now? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below.
Angel Adams made Classical Astrology a part of his life 15 years ago, and has lived by the stars ever since. After reading thousands of charts, personally and professionally, he’s turned to writing horoscopes to help you navigate through the best (and worst) of times. Follow Angel Adams for more horoscopes, and please leave him a comment below!