Venus Retrograde in *LEO*

Cultivating Your Authentic Self & Unique Contribution

June 5, 2015 -thru- October 8, 2015

Venus Rules ~ Your Love, Money & Magnetics
Venus ~ Retrograde July 25, 2015 / Direct Sept 6, 2015
Review, Reflect & Set Conscious Intentions for Release & Reclamation

ART & BEAUTY ~ the invisible essence which links all life and transcends language or species
CULTURE ~ what humanity contributes thru thoughts, feelings, words & deeds creates a culture
VALUES ~ what you spend your resources on reveals what you value and what your priorities are

Venus & Your Magnetics ~ Venus rules everything we truly care about and how we go about creating or acquiring it. Among other things, it rules love, art and beauty, all things that can be physical but the feeling they give us when we experience them is subtle, magnetic energy that draws us in and speaks directly to the heart. The heart is the only electro-magnetic organ in our bodies and directly links us to both the inner core as well as and the outer field which surrounds & protects Earth. When Earth or its atmosphere are zapped with intense energy, we definitely feel it too because we are eternally connected. The communication of the heart is *feeling*, and post-2012, we are learning how to feel at completely new levels and in radically new ways. Venus can help you, on a personal level, understand magnetics in a whole new way which will ultimately support you in co-creating a life based on what is most vital to your life and true to your heart. We are not creating the old way we used to, now it is much more about creating an inviting space to magnetize in the heart's true desires.

Venus & Its Dual Nature ~It rules both earthy Taurus and breezy Libra. Taurus asks, "what is it worth?" and Libra asks, "where is the balance & harmony for all involved?" You can see how we swing from literal, material value to perceived value according to an individual's preferences and priorities. When Venus is expressing Taurus values, it is all about the physical experience of beauty, while with Libra it is all about the essence. Either way, in your chart, Venus rules what you are magnetized to and what you are repelled by, naturally.

Venus Cycles - Past/Future ~ If we track the last few Venus cycles, one way to look at it is that we got a completely new identity activated when Venus Retrograded through *ARIES* (2009-2010) which was followed by cultivating new values & priorities, based on this "new identity" which opened up access to our innate power to co-create our lives. As Venus Retrograded through *SCORPIO* (2010-2011), we got to cleanse & clear any deeply buried karmic debris blocking full expression of clean, authentic power and true self-worth. As Venus Retrograded through *GEMINI* (2012), we got to explore the infinite ways we can express ourselves at this new level of consciousness and release out-dated thinking & obsolete processes.

As Venus Retrograded through *CAPRICORN* (2013-2014), we got to put a brand new structure in place that actually helps us make better decisions and create more fundamental stability, as well as personal security, based on the new values & priorities. If we've anchored the fundamentals in a secure way, then this new Venus Cycle thru *LEO* (2015) will be our final exam on working with magnetics for sure, with both rewards & revelations about what we magnetize & repel, naturally. 2017 will bring us full circle back to Aries Retro & we can rebirth yet again! Venus Retrogrades every 18-months, which means that our *Values & Priorities* shift, in small ways, on a fairly regular basis, but in huge ways every 8-years. Getting a rhythm to this, internally, will help you flow with your own personal evolution with far less fear or anxiety & much moretrust in the natural order of things, which includes your own natural evolution.

Venus in LEO ~ Consider this 4+ month period (June - Oct 2015) as an introduction to your newly Emergent Self! You have been through a full cycle of evolution since the last Venus Retro thru LEO (2007). Explore a little. Review the last 8-yrs of your life. How have you grown & evolved? How have your values & priorities shifted regarding love, sex, fun, creativity & how you express who you really are? What is all that 'worth' to you (then & now)? What is the difference in how you expressed your Self in 2007, and how you want to express in new ways NOW (2015)? What have you learned about your Self? What have you learned about your immediate friends, family & community, and your place (and preferences) within each connection?

It's also a good time to look at the Houses & Planets with Leo energy activated to know what specifics are coming up for you personally. But in general, we are all going to have to deal with Venus' extended stay in Leo, which will give you a chance to review any issues around expressing your Authentic Self and making your Unique Contribution. Like I said, Venus is all about your innate magnetics ~ what you naturally magnetize & repel ~ and Leo is all about being courageous & heart-centered and sharing your Light with others, with love, joy & detachment. As you are able to anchor this renewed sense of Self, that you've developed over the last 8-yrs, there will be new opportunities for new friends & new experiences ... but you have to be brave! Remember, when you are centered in who you are, you give others permission to also operate from their center, and everyone has a more authentic exchange, which allows the vibration to remain high or rise even higher.

Essentially, it is time to own, activate & truly embody your Inner Artist ~ that part of you that expresses naturally, from the inside-out. It's also a time deeply supported for re-connecting with your Inner Child/Innocent Child's Heart within, that's the part of you capable of being alive, happy & fully present in the moment and fully engaged with life, taking it all in, and then sharing your ideas, feelings & unique gifts. It's time to share your Self with the world, get out & play, have fun and lighten up! We must lighten our hearts most of all. On some level, the mourning period is over and we are on the back-side of the Life/Death/Life cycle, rebirthing, coming alive, waking up. We've died to the Old Self (last 8-years minimum) and are taking the vital pieces left to re-assemble a more Authentic Self, at a Higher Level, here & now.

Venus Retro brings the necessary review of values & priorities (Venus) where your personal self-love, self-esteem & self-worth issues (Leo) are all concerned. More than ever, we have to operate from Heart-Center, you have to care to get engaged and so you must clear away all that you do not care about, so that what you do care about has more room to grow & evolve. One of my mantras is that my personal sanctuary is where everything I love, I get to do for *FUN*! That's my hope for this Leo infusion of energy, light & renewal. The Retro period should afford you time to *Review* your personal self-care routines, as well as your primary Love or Work relationships and prepare to be your Self more fully and let the chips fall where they may. This Venus work is going to be very personal for those with Leo/Aquarius and Taurus/Scorpio activated in their charts. Things that were important to you 8-years ago are probably not so vital now, and things that were not even on your list of priorities may have moved to the top. In this case, Leo means your core essential nature & authentic self-expression has evolved over the last 8-years and adjustments to your personal presentation & current playmates should begin to reflect the *upgrade*.

Here is the other thing to consider. 2012 was a pivotal time and it seems our consciousness was, and continues to be, expanded since then. Venus' Retro that year in Gemini introduced us to many expanded ideas, higher-level thoughts & wildly new concepts but it was difficult to ground any one, let alone all the ones that caught our attention. Since then, we've spent the last cycle in Capricorn creating *containers* for many of these new ideas, concepts & communities, as well as creating more structure to our lives. NOW ~ her Leo cycle will allow you to make it beautiful, flesh it out so that it radiates YOU! If you've done the work, gotten more grounded & taken care of your responsibilities, then it's time to go out, play & have fun! Theoretically, we built core strength & stronger outer boundaries so that now we are free to be ourselves, secure in our center, grounded & connected to our Hearts, so playing with others ca be easy, free, fun & liberating, rather than draining or debilitating.

Venus Retrograde ~July 25, 2015 - September 6, 2015

Review, Reflect & Set Conscious Intentions for Release & Reclamation

~ June 5 - July 25, 2015 ~ Introduction to New You & Your New Priorities
~ July 25, 2015 - Sept 6, 2015 ~ Re-View, Re-Evaluate, Re-Vision, Re-Examine
~ Sept 6 - Oct 8, 2015 ~ Integration of the New You & Your New Priorities
~ October 2015--Forward ~ Anchoring the *LEO* Energy & Initiating *NEW* Cycle

Venus Retrograde ~ Review Your Core Essential Nature, Authentic Self-Expression & Connection to Your Heart ...Venus is now covering the ground which will be reviewed between July 25th (retro) and Sept 6th (direct) and anchored during Oct/Nov/Dec 2015. The whole point of any planet going Retrograde is to bring up the issues of its domain, in Venus' case, values, priorities & resources. It brings these issues to the surface, essentially getting your attention in a way that (hopefully) will prompt you to want to explore more deeply (retrograde) before charting the course of future forward movement (direct/out of shadow) when you will have acquired more clarity and sure-footedness. Venus has an 8-year Cycle, and last did this in 2007 (Retro in Leo), so how have your values evolved over the last 8-years where being your Authentic Self & expressing what's truly in your Heart are concerned? How would you like to evolve over the next 8-years? Venus energy focuses your attention on what you deeply value or what you give your resources to, which tells the Universe what you truly value. How did you spend your time, energy and money over the last cycle? How will/must that change going forward so that it better expresses what's truly in your Heart?

This Venus *Retrograde* Cycle is Time to ...

  • Reconnect with all *6* of your senses
  • Assess your values & priorities on all levels
  • Renew your self-value / self-worth / self-esteem
  • Balance & Integrate your Divine Feminine nature
  • Renew your Spirit, your Faith, and your Commitment
  • Assess your relationships, partnerships and collaborations
  • Recreate your way of living - and - of living on Earth with others
  • Assess how you relate to your environment, people and circumstances
  • Review anything buried, suppressed or neglected over the last 8-years
    Use your resources more consciously so you are more effective in your efforts

Try to connect with your own internal rhythm of shifting values & priorities and definitions of love, wealth and beauty, which evolve every 18-months on smaller scales, and every 8-years, on even larger scales. Things, people, circumstances ALL come and go and come back again; what/who is important yesterday may not be today or tomorrow. Once you establish the connection to your own internal rhythm, then try to get that in sync with the larger social/collective rhythms. That's when co-creating gets really *juicy* and you get more effective, feel more beautiful and life's more abundant all around!

Venus in *LEO* is About ...

LIGHT

  • Adventure Inspiration Risk & Just for Fun
  • Strongly Value Love, Authenticity & Freedom
  • Self-Creation Sourced in Your Heart & Natural
  • Loving Your Inner Child/Innocent Child's Heart
  • Inner Glow of Self-Worth, Self-Value & Self-Love
  • Love Passionately, Whole-Heartedly & Generously
  • Play Performance Art Story-Telling Theatre Games
  • Courage/Being Willing to Fight for the Greater Good
  • Joy & Generosity of Spirit that Radiates from Within
  • Comfortable w. Your Unique Beauty, Gifts & Talents
  • Leadership that Promotes Love, Light & Truth (in Both Work & Play)

SHADOW

  • EGO = Edging God/Goddess Out
  • Denial of Past Bad Romantic Decisions
  • Being Argumentative/Thinking Others Owe You
  • Seeking Un-Earned Status, Wealth or Reputation
  • Exiled from Others/No Fun, Play, Joy or Relaxation
  • Taking Things Personally, Self-Conscious & Insecure
  • No Self-Discipline/Must Have Others Push/Motivate
  • Wounded Ego Allows Others to Determine Your Worth
  • Playing a Role: Looking the Part but Not Being the Part
  • Need for Validation Appreciation Applause from Others
  • False Pride: Trying to Be Perceived as Someone You Are Not
  • Being Overly Dramatic & Manipulative to Get Your Way

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