Venus is now sinking deep in cosmic waters in the last degree of Pisces, as she comes to the end of her rare retrograde phases. Today she stations direct and will spend the next 10 days in this last degree of the zodiac a transit I’d like to call Venus in Wonderland… This is a time when we could gain deep insight, clarity on love, financial matters and our creative goals.
On Feb. 6, 2009 entered shadow or “echo” phase at 29+ Pisces passing through Aries through February and turned retrograde at the mid-point of Aries at 15+ degrees on Mar. 6, 2009. Now after retracing her steps we are back to the beginning of February when we first began this soulful journey of reclaiming passion.
Her retrograde through Aries has had the feeling of the heart being put through a ring of fire. Financial issues given the current economic climate have no doubt been a source of concern. Venus has also made two squares to Pluto in Capricorn through this transit, due to make another after her direct station later this month. This has meant restructuring business plans, cutting back on the perks and generally being more conservative with the budget. There has also been a process of questioning who or what has authority over you. Are you a slave to your money or does your money work for you? Success at what cost and who defines success for you? We can make changes now based on personal values with a humane principle at the heart.
It is interesting to note that Venus take such a long pause near the Aries Point (0+ Aries) the first degree of the zodiac, associated with world events and particularly sensitive to transits. It has the energy of something very personal and individual that becomes a “voice” or example for the world or a larger cause. It’s keyword is the ‘the personal is political.’ This could indeed be the time when we start to see a glimmer of hope and things start to move forward again with the global economy, trickling down into personal prosperity. However with Venus going direct this may suggest that the change is going to come from inside out. Once individuals start to focus their financial dreams on soulful values, it can grow outward into an economy of strength based on indestructible principles of compassion and integrity.
Business will need to take this in account now if they are to learn from the recent past. Financial decisions we are making have more depth than meets the eye, so be honest with yourself about where you stand and where you envision your self. I don’t know economy, but if I understand astrology and its symbolism, with Venus standing still be willing to clear up the past to make room for a more prosperous future. There should be concrete proof of this by the middle to late June when Venus conjuncts Mars again after a long mating dance in Taurus her home sign — the sign of money, abundance and fertility.
Venus standing still in Pisces is a reminder of the infinite emotional and tangible resources available to a hopeful heart. Astrology is a form of divination. It gives us a solid glimpse into the energies, like we’re looking at God’s time-table. With the upcoming astrology and Mars-Venus conjunction in this degree, there is enough material abundance for each soul on this planet. I say this knowing there are many living without homes or even the basic necessities of life. But there is also a higher benevolent power awakening — the Universe is alive in each of our hearts. This moment in eternity is a time when we can truly count our blessings and look for ways to let the energy ripple out into the world. Love and abundance spreads in waves and a small act of kindness goes a long way.
In personal, romantic and intimate situations there is an interesting story being played out. Venus’ retrograde has asked for a deeper understanding of our desire nature and most primal passions. Venus in Aries is like a child, curious and carefree; but she can be known to throw a tantrum and act in the most ‘unladylike’ ways if she doesn’t get what she wants, when she wants and how she wants it — especially when it comes to love. Passion or anger it’s usually the same energy that spills over.
It may have seemed like things are going in any direction other than the way you want them to go. But now there is a moment to rest and sink into the deep eternal mystery of love. It’s like time is standing still, allowing us to experience a period of timeless eternal unconditional love, that exists within. No doubt the hearts been bruised and battered through the recent transit, but now there can be healing and clarity. Clear the ghosts of the past, illusions of the future and focus on the love that exists within and around you now. It’s real and waiting for you to open up and dive in deep.
Venus and Mars will conjunct in this last degree of Pisces before ingressing Aries. They will conjunct once again in the middle of June at the mid-point of Taurus. Relationships can get a new start now if we can focus on a soul connection we share. Venus rules love, money, art, sex, sensuality, pleasure. This is the energy that reminds us that only love is real, eternal and to experience love is to dissolve into the sacred space of oneness. Enlightenment is often described as an experience of living an awakened life in a state of permanent orgasmic union with all of existence or God.
This is the highest ethereal form of creative energy and we are likely to look back on this time as one where some of the greatest ideas were born. Creativity and indeed all of creation comes from nothing and in the last degree of Pisces, this is especially potent and powerful. As Venus rebirths herself in Aries, this is what can be likened to ‘Kundalini Shakti’, the raw unbridled passion and power of the divine feminine, the dynamic life force that lives and breathes within us. Pay attention to what you are learning now about your heart and what makes it happy — all success, emotional, creative and tangible will flow from that.
‘Venus in Wonderland’ is a time for us to envision an eternal dream, creating by living in remembrance of this eternal creative moment and the infinite potential it holds. Knowing that after all life is an experience where each moment bleeds into the next…
— Priya Kale, NYC, Apr. 17, 2009, Venus in Wonderland