Venus will station retrograde in Gemini on May 13th where it will remain until June 25th. This transit is inviting us to open our minds and expand our attitudes.
Venus is the planet of relationships. To begin, let’s think of relationships as energy exchanges. When we give or receive we are relating. We are in constant relations with our surroundings. At times this can be very clear while at others we might not even realize it.
This energy of Venus has to do with all sorts of relationships. It’s our romances, our family dynamics and our friendships. Later in this article we’ll talk about how our human relationships may shift and change during Venus retrograde but first let’s think about our relationship to the ethers.
Venus Retrograde: Redefining What is Real
This retrograde is happening in the air sign of Gemini. Air is invisible; which means that the unseen force of this element will be front and centre. Gemini energy is associated with our minds and perceptions of the world. It’s our attitudes, beliefs and mindsets.
Although our reality appears to be tangible and physical, in many ways it is merely a frequency. How we define reality, along with our place within it, is all shifting and changing. We are asked to redefine what we consider to be “real”. We can think of this scene in the Matrix, where Neo is learning from Morpheus:
“Neo: [touching the armchair] This—this isn’t real?
Morpheus: What is real? How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
We are now given the chance to take an honest look at our relationship to 3D reality. How are we relating to reality?
Are we responding to the external world and blindly following orders? Are we believing everything we are told? Are we thinking critically? Are our minds open?
Everything is Energy
This is not saying that we have to abandon the rules or ignore certain regulations. It’s simply reminding us to see that everything is energy. Everything is made up of this life force energy. As we experience reality, we are reading these signals and vibrating in tandem with them.
Because we are made of this energy, we can influence reality. This all starts in shifting our outlook of the world. In today’s world there is lots of information that will tell us we are powerless. We are led to become compliant, dependent and oftentimes controlled by the external world.
Instead of responding to what’s occurring externally, what if we opened our minds to the power of our own beings and remember that we are conscious beings, we are consciousness, we are point of awareness in the infinite field of consciousness having human experience? What if we stop participating in external chaos and align ourselves with and operate from the place of love?
Everyone knows the feeling of being around good vibes. Maybe it’s that smile from a stranger, maybe it’s the energy of a loving child, maybe it’s the joy that comes from being in the Sun. We can think of many ways that these frequencies or vibrations impact our beings.
Maybe we get a weird feeling from someone, or an idea comes that leaves us feeling excited. Maybe we experience this connection to the unseen when we join our wifi networks. The point is that it’s all energy, and we interact with these frequencies.
Venus retrograde in Gemini is giving us the chance to own our power. Our hearts can make a big impact on the world. As we begin to open our minds and shift our attitudes we learn how to influence physical reality.
“When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.” ~David Icke
Venus retrograde is asking us to get close to the infinite parts of ourselves. When we tap into this frequency we are given a paintbrush and paints. We then get to create and influence the world with our unique style. When we paint a picture, it’s not only about logically planning and being practical. Instead it’s about allowing our hearts to take the lead, getting messy and letting our creativity flow.
However, we might feel as if we are imprisoned by the programs. Venus retrograde is here to remind us that we have the keys. That we can let ourselves free. But we must change the way we see the world and ourselves.
This isn’t about breaking down our limitations or rallying against an opposition. Instead, it’s about changing our strategies. It’s about becoming extremely aware of where we feel limited and asking questions.
Why do we believe this is the way it is? Why are we having this experience? Why do we feel stuck? The answers may not always be clear, but when we continue to become aware of our experience we bring the focus back to ourselves.
It’s when we ignore our limitations and pretend everything is normal that we lose a sense of freedom. If we do not stop to think critically, if we do not question, if we blindly follow, then we are not listening to our hearts. When we check in with our hearts, we can access our power centres.
Venus Retrograde: The Power of Our Hearts
“The heart has the most powerful electromagnetic field within the human energy field and there are more nerves going from the heart to the brain than going the other way. The latter is indicative of a sparkling truth that has been long forgotten – the brain is not the focus for intelligence within the body – the heart is.” ― David Icke
Our hearts know the path to take. When we give ourselves space to tune into the frequency of our hearts we will know our next steps. We will also become aware of our limitations. When we look at our lives through the lens of our hearts, our physical realities transform.
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer
Trusting Our Feelings
This Venus retrograde is about trusting ourselves and our feelings. If something feels off, it probably is. We might not be able to figure it all out, but it’s important to pay attention to what we are feeling, because it’s those feelings that open the door to a new experience of reality.
“What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad.” ~ Morpheus
Venus retrograde is asking us to trust the things that feel wrong, even if the rest of the world is telling us they are right. When the mind feels splintered, centre in the heart. From there the path will begin to unveil itself.
Venus Retrograde: Leveling Up
It’s as if our logical minds are getting a new operating system. We are being given new ways to use our minds. We reclaim our power when we consciously form new attitudes or beliefs. If we choose to stay the same, and ignore our feelings, the potential for empowerment eludes us.
There is a leveling up happening across the world. To step up to this new level we must elevate our thinking and mindsets. We need to run information by our hearts and trust our instincts. Our relationships to our minds are under the microscope throughout this Venus retrograde.
Venus Retrograde: Human Relationships
Our physical relationships are also getting revamped. Basically, it’s time to do the laundry in our relationships. Venus retrograde is asking us to look at our relationships. To see what’s dirty, throw them in the wash, hang them to dry and then enjoy the fresh start.
As we begin this transit, our relationships may feel in need of cleaning. We may feel like our relationships are well worn, the way a pair of jeans feel after many wears. We may miss their tight fit or the way they looked when new. We may feel like our relationship has some old stains that need cleaning.
We have the chance to throw it all in the wash. We may feel soggy or confused as everything spins in the washing machine. Venus retrograde isn’t stirring up our relationships to cause us pain, she’s giving us the deep clean they need.
Next comes hanging the clothes to dry. We can lay it all on the line and give our relationships some fresh air. This might look like time or space to just be. It might look like trying new things or shaking it up. Mostly this phase requires patience because we can’t rush things to dry, it happens in it’s own time.
By the end of Venus retrograde our relationships will feel like clean sheets. We will find ourselves feeling fresh and enjoying that tight fit. During this transit it’s key to be honest with what needs cleaning, instead of convincing ourselves to stay stuck in the same dirty outfit.
Ultimately the Universe is giving us a fresh start. Venus retrograde is giving us a chance to see ourselves in new ways. To reclaim our energy and live from our hearts. We are given the opportunity to deep clean our relationships and make space for new adventures.
Knowing the Path and Walking it
Our hearts know the path to take. But we must also make up our minds and find the courage to act on our knowledge. Throughout this transit we are learning how powerful our frequency can be. It takes courage to step into the fullness of who we are, but each person reading these words is capable of doing it.
“There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” ~ Morpheus
Reality changes when we connect to our inner knowing, and choose to follow the path of our hearts through the external world. We hope you enjoyed reading this article and found it empowering! Please leave a comment below with what resonated with you the most and share this article with others. Let’s spread the love together! Love & Blessings 🙂