Weird! Wyrd – True Meaning
Weird. That’s the astrology right now. Weird planet Uranus is squaring the Destiny Nodes, and Venus will soon be doing the same, bringing out the unexpected in Venus. The word ‘weird’ comes from ‘wyrd’ meaning ‘fate turning’ – through free will and destiny combined. How can you make the most of this ‘weird’ time?
Rx – What Does this Mean?
Right now retrogrades also feature. Venus, Chiron and Uranus are all newly in Rx mode. The astrological symbol for ‘retrograde’ is Rx. Before signatures, people used to mark a cross to sign agreements. Rx times give us a chance to undo or renew agreements. The Destiny Nodes are also involved and help us click into and out of arrangements.
Venus Retro in Scorpio
Venus is Retro in Scorpio and draws to mind images of Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. In the beginning, she’s one of the boys trapped in a tomboy stage, next she’s an undercover agent transformed into a beautiful model. A previously unexperienced side to her identity has to grow quick-smart, and this transformation takes strength, pain, honesty, tears, laughter and intensity.
Venus, Destiny Nodes, Uranus – Changes
With Venus now aligning to Uranus and the Nodes over the next six weeks, there’s a chance to focus into a clear-cut breakthrough. For much of the year, we experienced Mars Retrograde. Now we’re going through a Venus Retrograde. To have them both Retro in the one year encourages very deep thinking, and deep transformation.
Venus – Stay Focused
The Venus Retro and Venus in Scorpio energy help with staying focussed on matters that are important to you, and not letting anything unnecessary distract, suppress or vague you out. In order to greet what life brings with curiosity and possibility, and without accidentally batting away helpful opportunities, it’s a time to face as many blindspots and pre-judgements as possible.
The Venus Retro Key Dates
7/8, Venus into Libra
3/9, Venus pre-retro shadow starts 25 Libra 14
9/9, Venus into Scorpio
6/10, Venus Retro 10 Scorpio 50
1/11, Venus Retro back into Libra
16/11, Venus Direct 25 Libra 14
3/12, Venus into Scorpio again
18/12, Venus post-retro shadow ends 10 Scorpio 50
7/1/2019, Venus leaves Scorpio
A Break-Free Window
Venus is about what we value. How worthwhile we feel. What we will or won’t pay for something. What we will or won’t put into or on our bodies. With Venus opposite Uranus and square the Nodes there’s a chance over the next six weeks to break your body-mind free from a controlling circumstance, be it a relationship, a job, a piece of technology.
Snakes & Ladders – Don’t Give Up
The Nodes are either snakes or ladders. If you find yourself in a ‘snake pit’, get stronger with your intentions and efforts, no matter how exhausted you are. Do not give up. Life’s eyes and ears are clearer too. The Nodes can help lift you up a ladder.
The Past Decade Changed Us
Added to this, Uranus and Chiron have also recently gone Retro and spend the next few months dipping back for the last time into the previous zodiac signs they spent the past almost-decade in. For both of them, it’s the last visit to these zodiac energies for a long while. Uranus heads back to Aries for its last chance there until another 84 years. Chiron heads back to Pisces for its last chance there for approx 50 years. In the first few months of next year, another key change decade will be well underway. What will this next decade bring?
What Worked? What Didn’t?
This massive time of reflection allows us to think about what was really hard and awful about life over the past approx 10 years, and what was really worthwhile. It’s a ‘what was worthwhile?’ inventory. It’s a time to prune away and release what didn’t work to allow and embrace the parts of life, parts of your identity, that did work.
Jupiter’s Last Weeks in Scorpio
Next month, Jupiter heads into Sagittarius. Until then, Jupiter is still in Scorpio doing some dedicated pruning and transforming while performing serious makeovers in life and love directions. With all the Retrograde energy this might paradoxically mean reaching back into the past to find the new.
True Strength, True Identity
I can imagine Sandra Bullock’s character in Miss Congeniality flicking off those high heels and rushing back to find her tomboy self. Where did my ‘inner man’ go, she asks, diving back into pizza and beer, then realising, OMG I was a burping dumbass! How can this character now transform and integrate both versions of femininity and masculinity to bring out true strength, true identity?
Ready for New Adventures
Venus in Scorpio Retrograde needs time to find her deeper insights, to explore who she is now and be ready for a new growth phase beginning from November, but not necessarily in November… your own birth chart astrology will influence when the timing of the incoming new-era energies affects you.