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Friday, 4 January 2019

A psychological insight into Chiron

Known as the 'wounded healer' Chiron deals with our most significant areas of vulnerability in life and in the chart indicates a lot about the feelings in inadequacy we experienced growing up.

The wounds of Chiron remain prolific throughout our lives and are deep and indicative of our life motivations, since they show where we are likely to over-compensate and also regard ourselves as lacking.

Wherever Chiron falls in the chart, shows an area which is not only a point of sensitivity, but we also feel like we are wearing a badge at times advertising our weaknesses. Hence, the most usual response when these kinds of insecurities crop up, is for us to try to hide them.

A strong Chiron in the chart will often show somebody who has learned the art of covering up, to the degree that it is very difficult to see that this person feels quite the reverse on the inside. Such is the motivation of appearing capable and stronger. The main reason for hiding is that there has been early experience of others taking advantage of us and even if these experiences haven't played out in a notable way, triggers have occurred which have caused us to feel tainted, less worthy and not as good as 'everybody else'.

If you get the feeling that others are more beautiful, capable, confident, aware; imbued with some kind of magical ingredient that you were born lacking, then you can guarantee your Chiron has been activated.

It helps to know this, as the paranoia that the inner pain can create is a falsehood, but one which can spiral into very unhealthy cycles.

Of course, with the effort to 'fit in' with the outer world, it may be less easy for some of us to identify these wounds at all and so they can become embedded into the psyche, operating at a cross purpose to what we wish for in our lives.

Booking a Chiron reading with me will help you to identify exactly how your wound manifests in this life and I can advise you how to overcome this and remove the blocks, which are preventing you from succeeding in this area of your life. 

The truth is that everybody feels this kind of insecurity in some area of their lives, so to move away from the psychological inclination to isolate oneself as unclean and unworthy, is the single most useful response.

For a long-term healing prospect the best way to deal with Chiron issues is to speak of them! To wear your medal of weakness proudly! As the old quote goes, “the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself”, most of what we expect to find devastating is a whole lot easier to deal with once exposed and experienced.

By hiding away, one finds they are waiting for the worst to happen, and then when it does an onslaught of anxiety can kick in at the very hint of the actualisation of the fear. On the contrary expressing ones weakness tends to render the subject less potent, quite uninteresting and just like a light shining on a dark corner of a room; relatively safe.

Connect~~ show those that feel alone, that you understand, that you don't judge them. The feelings of disgust, self repulsion and uncleanliness can lead to incredibly difficult psychological situations if left to fester.  Chiron is often indicated as a factor in those who self purge and try to control their bodies or environments in order to feel less unworthy. Sometimes Chiron people will turn their weaknesses outwards and try to control those around them instead.

They may be inclined to self-sabotage in the outer world as well as deep down inside.

Those with strong Chiron positions will often struggle with many of the scenarios above and emphasis will vary on the basis of your astrological chart and personal life experiences. The help is in recognising the feeling and removing its power supply. It is often the case that these people will end up working in healing professions also.

The higher octave of Chiron is a profound compassion for the plight of others, on the basis of understanding and finding a level of peace with ones own weaknesses. Switching the focus to helping others is the most useful way to use the knowledge of the human psyche which you have become so adept at.

To work with Chiron means to integrate the areas of yourself which you like least and recognise the beauty in them. See how you have accepted the same areas of weakness in others, and celebrate your goodness and kindness. Be gentle unto yourself, as you would be with others.

Reach out and share what you have learned to inspire those who are hiding themselves away, terrified of being exposed. Know that the light is never oppressive, it is the shadows and the unknown which incites the most fear into us all.

Be one and be love. Chiron wounds can become scars of pride, areas where we show our battle wounds proudly and wear our badge of experience with the knowledge that the human experience is temporary, life limitations are an illusion and the truth is only love.

We all have Chiron in our charts, and we are all in some way held back by the power of this rather unassuming asteroid.  As Chiron moves back into Aries in February 2019, many of us will experience a fresh wave of vulnerability.

My Chiron reading can be booked via my Etsy shop and will provide you with all of the tools to help you to transcend the fears, anxiety and blocks in your life.  I'm not called 'O'Toole' for nothing ;-)

Friday, 21 December 2018

The Eclipse Season ~~ January 2019

The year begins on a sombre tone, celebrations will be tamer and less elaborate than usual. There may be some how can ignore the Sun meeting up with Saturn from 1st to 3rd January, in fact indulging in excess is possibly only way to avoid it. So, those prone to extremes, may be more so, but overall most will have their eye on the year ahead, with the consideration of how to make it a productive and successful one.

It could be my own eyes, from my environment, but it seemed that 2018 was a particularly difficult year for most. Whether we can consider that to be a result of both Saturn and Pluto being in Capricorn, and the fact that Chiron in early Aries was having a little show down with Saturn for a large part of the year, it's hard to say. Maybe having 6 months of the year taken down by inner planet retrogrades; with Venus and Mars adding to Mercury's regular backward parade, also played a large part in slowing down progress and enjoyment for many.

{PS – if any of you really loved 2018 and had a great year, I would be very interested to hear about it – please do email me at:}

The first Eclipse of the year will be at 1:29am on Sunday 6th January – as always it will effect those with a birthday falling around this date the most, or those whose birthday is at the opposite end of the zodiac; around 8th July (give or take a couple of days either side). The is a New Moon eclipse and a partial Solar Eclipse (mostly visible in Russia) which signifies new beginnings.

This will be a very interesting year for those who have planets affected by 15'25º Capricorn, particularly those who begin their year at this time (if your birthday is around 6th January).

The Sun and Moon fall close to Saturn at 12º Capricorn and close enough to Pluto at 20º Capricorn, this is, in effect a taste of what is to come later, as these planets dancer closer together and then step apart once more. They don't actually meet up in the sky until year 2020 and it's fair to expect all manner of change when they do.

As this particular eclipse links up the chasm between them in the sky, there will be a sense of change in the air. A nice aspect to Neptune in Pisces softens the energy and gives a kind of ambitious flavour to the week. Although there is a feeling that fate and destiny are irrevocable forces, Neptune brings the potential for dreams, creativity and the imagination to provide an uplifting outlet. When WW2 broke Saturn and Pluto were in an exact aspect – a hard square – those who lived through this time will talk about how this time brought out the best in people though too.

In a world which has been racing into a materialistic, technological age, in which the rich and poor divide is once more becoming more pronounced, something does need to give. There are all manner of possible eventualities and ways that big changes are due over the next 2 years, but I think there is a sense of inevitability about the fact that they will occur.

The last time Saturn and Pluto met up in this manner; was in 1982 in Libra and I think it's fair to say that this marked the beginning of capitalism as we now know it. The start of 'the throwaway society' when things began to be made with less artistry and integrity, so that they could be more quickly replaced and profited upon. What kind of an era will be see the beginning of 2020? Well I shall look deeper into that later in the year, in the meantime know that the planets show change, but it's the people on the planet who dictate the kinds of change that will occur….

As an interesting side note, the last time Saturn and Pluto met up in the same sign; Capricorn, it was 1518. The treaty of London at this time created a peace union between all the countries in Europe and a promise to defend one another against attacks from other Empires! This time around we have Brexit….

{Do you feel like lots is going on in your life, even though you don't have a birthday at these times? Contact me for a reading. There is a lot going on in the sky, I can help guide you. A simple chart consulation via messenger or skype will cost just £1 per minute. Email me: or visit my page:}

The second January eclipse takes place on Monday 21st January at 5:16am, with the Sun having moved into Aquarius the previous day, this eclipse falls at 0'51 Leo. So all of you Leos who are born on the first day of your sign (over the cusp from Cancer) will definitely feel this quite intensely!

On the plus side, energy will be high during this Full Moon. Venus and Jupiter will be having a jolly old time in Sagittarius, lifting spirits, encouraging the more upbeat and brighter side of life is appreciated. Jupiter is all about fun and laughter on the upside, and congenial, peacemaking Venus does tend to bring out this side in Jupiter, especially whilst traversing through the sign of Sagittarius which Jupiter rules and correlates to.

There is, however also a square to Mars in Aries in the mix here. Now if you wanted to do something daring, random and sporty, this is a great time to most enjoy such an activity. If though, you are in more restrained environment, hoping that disputes don't break out and tempers don't flare….well I'm afraid you'll need to wish hard. Mars is Aries is fast, reactive and armed with great energy and drive. Jupiter in Sagittarius, is over opinionated, zealous and can be quite combative. There is only so much Venus can mitigate with pleasantries when there is a Full Moon in the mix also.

This eclipse could bring about some explosive energy, Uranus about to leave Aries for the final time, may well wish to make it's mark through fire and intensity. It is at a square to the eclipse point and there is a potential for; natural disasters, uprisings and disputes on small and large scales to come about as a result of this eclipse.

It is important to note that eclipses can be activated for up to 6 months before and after their events. Planets touching on the areas in the sky where the eclipse falls at all time in coming months, could re-activate them. So, for this one in particular, when Mars makes a square to the 0'51 Leo point from 0'51 Taurus, we could find that all that I cited above is reactivated for a day or so. Sometimes the reactivation points are stronger, so 15th and 16th February 2019 could be dates to be cautious. Days to lie low, book in a massage, or cosy time this weekend perhaps.

Overall it is rather an intense beginning to the year. The New Year always begins with the Sun in Capricorn but this year, having the two heavy weights (Saturn and Pluto) traversing up and down, activating eclipses and hitting the personal planets makes it all a whole lot more intense.

For those of you who are ambitious and want to make waves in your career, there is a good potential in fact in these areas. Things are a little more rigid and conservative, but hard work is more notably rewarded at this time also.

Jupiter in Sagittarius suggests a more global approach at this time. Travel is not necessary for the world to connect up any more. New areas of commerce and different ways of trading are increasing in popularity and will continue trending when Uranus moves back into Taurus on 6th March 2019. Think outside the box, or if you're more like me ~~~burn the box!

Shalom and blessings~~~~ WaxyJo

Full Moon total eclipse at 0'51º Leo

Full Moon partial Eclipse 15'25º Capricorn

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Jupiter in Sagittarius - 8th Nov 2018 to 2nd December 2019

At 12:39pm (UK time) on Thursday 8th November Jupiter will move into Sagittarius. The last time Jupiter was in it's home, was 2007, where it was resident for the entire year up to the end of December 2007. Do you remember 2007? There may be similar themes coming up over the next 12 months.

As Jupiter rules Sagittarius it will be felt more powerfully, which can only be a good thing, as it it engenders optimism, good will and positivity, areas which have seemed to be lacking in many of our lives during 2018 so far. Saturn's residency in Capricorn has brought quite a deal of heaviness, even to those to whose personal planets are not directly affected.

This isn't going to change anytime soon unfortunately, as Saturn will remain in situ for a little while yet however despite the fact that it is bringing a sombre tone to proceedings, it is highlighting areas which are outdated and cannot continue to operate as they have in the past. By the time Saturn moves into Aquarius in March 2020 it is fair to say some important political changes will have occurred.

As Sagittarius is a sign which deals with language, travel and culture, there will be some rather interesting emphasis upon these areas in the coming months. Global issues will be in the spotlight and things will, as usual, likely get worse before they get better. Divisions may be more notable and religious contention will be brought into the spotlight once more.

The time that Saturn spend in Sagittarius in recent years, and the issues that came up as a result, will be reconsidered. However, things tend to end on a good note with Jupiter, though known to create excess and expansion wherever it falls, it is a planet which wants to propagate equality and fairness. Although there is an argumentative side to Jupiter, overall judgement is not favoured and the fights created are for peace and the good of humanity.

There will be an upturn in conscientiousness during the next 12 months, the side that is for goodness and equality will start to be backed more avidly. We may even see a better version of politics on our home shores at long last. A great deal of work is needed right now to rectify the damage which has been created in society in the UK (and quite probably many other parts of the world). I have the optimism to believe that Jupiter in Sagittarius will begin those reparations.

To provide a more horoscope style synopsis I have written a little about what to expect for each of the Sun signs during this period running from Thursday 8th November 2018 to Monday 2nd December 2018. Do please note that the write up for your Sun (or star) sign is general, for a reading to find out more about Jupiter in your chart now and when you were born then contact me at:

Sun in Aries,
Jupiter is a compatible planet for you, ruler of fellow fire sign, Sagittarius it embodies all of the traits you would naturally associate with Sagittarius in the chart. Falling in the natural 9th House in your solar chart, Jupiter here is all about travel, exploration, philosophy and beliefs. As an Aries, you not only have the strongest and most vibrant position for the Sun, you also have a natural relationship with all of the planets, so that when they are in their own signs you feel them more strongly than most.

This gives you increased power and this year you will be able to use all of the energy, optimism and 'luck' associated with Jupiter to work in your favour.

Of course 'luck' is what we attract when we are resonating with ourselves and our environment as authentically and as optimistically as possible. This will be a more natural state for you this year Aries. You've had enough of the Scorpio/8th House soul searching and now will have the chance to shine and get out and about more, just as your natural soul energy calls you to.

Sun in Taurus,

If you are a strongly Taurean type you probably won't resonate very easily with Sagittarius as a sign. They can be argumentative, unpredictable and rather flippant for your taste. This will may be an unnerving year for you as a result Taurus, you do like to know where you stand and what to expect and none of this will be quite so clear as you would wish.

With Sagittarius falling as your natural 8th House, you will be digging deeper into your psyche at this time and learning more about your true beliefs and motivations. You may be the kind of Taurus who believes you are a free spirit, and after this year but after this year you will have a far better and richer understanding of what freedom truly is. Sometimes you have to let go of everything to find who you really are, and that can be quite a scary thing to do. Jupiter is upbeat in its manner though and whatever it touches it will expand and uplift, so the learning curve will be easy to yield to, once you've taken the leap of faith required to enjoy this period fully.

Sun in Gemini,

with Jupiter in Sagittarius in your opposite sign, your focus for the next year will be on personal relationship. Fortunately Jupiter brings an uplifting and joyful energy, as well as being a little over zealous and argumentative at times, so the overall experience will be to explore and learn more about yourself as your relate closely with another.

You will attract a positivity in this area of your life, so Geminis not currently involved are likely to meet somebody during this time.

Relationships for this year will help you understand more about what you really believe and assist in you developing a deeper sense of faith and purpose in your life. There will also be a focus on making more time for fun and laughter too though, Jupiter is also the joker and the trickster planet and you share much in common with this more mischievous vibration of this expansive planet.

You may find that you have more time to travel with a partner too, as Jupiter is not only about exploring your inner world, but also rules the desire to witness other ways of life and culture.

Sun in Cancer,

Interestingly Jupiter is exalted (meaning it operates at its best) in Cancer, and so, whilst there may seem to be a little difference between your focus on home and family and the explorative nature of Jupiter, you actually resonate easily with this planet.

During this period Jupiter will be moving through your solar 6th House, casting a focus up on the day to day elements of life. Now, this isn't the most fun or entertaining area of anybody's chart, but on the other hand Jupiter will make it so and, much can be achieved during this time.

The boring bits of life; the housework, the administrative side of things, what you eat and the kind of foods you buy, all of these things come into focus. This is a great year to begin a new, healthier lifestyle; to give up any foods which you know don't suit you, to take up a yoga class to improve your posture and regulate your sleep patterns.

These areas of life can be very enjoyable when approached with zest and enthusiasm and the overall happiness which will be achieved in the long-term will always be retrospectively worthwhile.
Sun in Leo,

As a fellow fire sign you enjoy Jupiter being in it's own sign and this area of your chart is particularly compatible, as Sagittarius is your solar 5th House, the house that is naturally ruled by Leo. This is a time when you can really come out of your shell and shine.

The last 12 months have been a little dull in their focus and your spirits have been lower than usual, this will begin to improve now, as the fun more upbeat side of your nature will start to take centre stage again. There is also a correlation with children when there is an emphasis on this house, so you may find your job, home or family has more of a focus on children at this time.

For Leos who desperately need a 'pick me up' to shake off recent stresses, joining a theatre group, an art or a dance class at this time will have a wonderful overall effect on your spirit. You will also be more attractive to those around you. Enjoy, you were born to shine and now is your chance to really feel like yourself again. Even shy Leos will feel more confident and comfortable in the limelight during the year ahead.

Sun in Virgo,

This year is all about the home for you Virgo, Jupiter will be shining into the area of your chart which deals with your domestic situation and your family. You could well decide to move where you live this year, but it will be your own choice to do so.

You may find that you are more interesting in learning about the history of your family, and spending time with people you have neglected a little in previous years. Home decorating is also possible and some Virgos may even more abroad, with Jupiter being associated with travel and cultural exploration.

For some it may be more about learning and filling in the gaps in your education, there may be areas of study that you have considered for years and not quite had the time or inclination to do so. This is a great time to do some home study, or develop some personal health regimes that you can develop as a routine from home. We all need to work on ourselves and Virgos tend to understand the importance of this more than most, this is a good time to make your home your castle, Virgo.

Sun in Libra,

This will be sociable year for you Libra, as Jupiter in your solar 3rd House gives you the inclination to get out there and talk to the people in your locality. The 3rd House of the chart is about your neighbourhood, environment and how you interact and communicate with it. You may find that you have more interest in getting involved in what's going on around and near you at this time, and will want to have more of a voice.

If you've ever had a desire to become better at public speaking, or singing, this is a great time to develop these attributes, perhaps you've always wanted to learn a language? There is not better time for this than when Jupiter is in the sign of culture, travel and higher learning.

Travelling will be more enjoyable at this time, but the shorter trips are highlighted when the 3rd House is lit up. Perhaps you'll think about moving to a different neighbourhood, or simply develop a more vibrant social scene a little further afield from where you reside.

This is a great time to develop your thoughts and opinions recreationally Libra, Jupiter moving into Sagittarius will be very liberating and uplifting for you.

Sun in Scorpio,

Well, I'm sorry to say that after a year of uplifting Jupiter in your sign you are going to have to get used to life without it again.

That's the bad news, the good news is that this year could prove very helpful financially. Jupiter in your solar 2nd House, does imply more comfortable finances and the ability to make more money in the next 12 or so months.

The 2nd House is also about the physical touch and food, so the inclination to over-indulge could be present at this time too. It's good to look into the kinds of foods which suit your constitution, as getting in touch with what suits your body is what allows you to be more free and easy with your eating habits.

Jupiter will help you understand your physical body better and this is a great time to not only try out different types of food stuffs, but also to take up something more culturally diverse such as yoga, martial arts, reiki etc. Connecting a more diverse cultural practise to your physical routine will really help you thrive this year Scorpio and it will also take you out of your head and help you to think less and live more in the moment.

Sun in Sagittarius,

Finally, your ruling planet is back! It's been 11 or so years since Jupiter was in Sagittarius and it's a wonderful feeling for Sagittarians when your solar 1st House is finally graced by the presence of joyful Jupiter!

This is going to be a great year for you Sagittarius, the world is your oyster once more and you know exactly how to appreciate the help and uplift that Jupiter will be bringing to your life.

Many of you will take a little more time to travel, your energy levels will be great improved at this time. You've not really felt at your best for the last year, so there is a lot that you feel that you have been missing out on that you will now, miraculously have more time and energy to focus upon.

As you are often more of the teacher than the student you are likely to come educational ideas at this time. There will be some of you who are inclined more to study, but the more experienced of you realise how much you have to share and give back to others and this year brings a great opportunity for you to come up with new endeavours in this area.

Enjoy Sagittarius, you've had a rough few years, you deserve this!

Sun in Capricorn,

On the plus side you will feel energised by Jupiter in Sagittarius, it generates more natural energy in its own sign, but this will be strangely introspective year for Capricorns. Jupiter will be in your solar 12th House, and so a lot of what happens may feel like it's very random and unpredictable to you, even when it's very positive.

The 12th House is quite intangible and difficult to 'feel' the best way to get a handle on it, is by developing a regular meditative practise and keeping a dream diary. The subconscious rules the show in this realm and whilst it is just as (usually far more) instrumental in the manifestation process, it is a little more difficult to control and understand.

With Saturn in your sign for another year or so, you have enough in your life to control, or feel that you should be keeping an eye on however, so you could look at this Jupiter transit as a great form of escape from day to day life.

If indeed you do take the time this year to meditate and go within more, you will develop a much closer relationship with yourself, your surroundings and consequently, those who really matter the most to you in your life too.

Sun in Aquarius,

Jupiter will fall in your solar 11th House, which is actually the same house which is naturally ruled by Aquarius in the chart. Consequently, a lot of your focus this year will be on the more Aquarian, innovative and creative side of your nature.

Your natural altruism and desire for equality and fairness in life will be highlighted, and you will most likely become far more involved in supporting the community and local charities. The current trend for environmental concerns and more kindness towards animals will continue to grow in popularity and many Aquarius will be instrumental in developing these concerns further in the public eye.

You may be more inclined to look at causes overseas, than at home, any can factor in at this time and your sway, wherever you focus your attention, will be at its most prolific.

Humour will also become more important, as it breaks down barriers and joins people together. This should be a fun year for you Aquarius, but it will also be industrious and one where you branch out and focus on what matters to you, more than you have for a long time.

Sun in Pisces,

There is a good relationship between Pisces and Jupiter, back in the days before your ruling planet; Neptune was discovered, it was said that you were ruled by Jupiter. Indeed, there is a commonality between your connection with the spiritual truths and Jupiter's affinity with the more earthly manifestation of these.

It's easy for you to feel lost at sea and for those of you who have had the Neptune doubling up on your Pisces planets a little buoyant Jupiter throwing a more vibrant aspect to your planets will be very welcome.

Sagittarius is your solar 10th House, so actually this year will show a lot of support going on for you career-wise. If you have ideas or areas at work which you think you could really develop your knowledge or experience, this is the time to speak up.

Further training could be of great benefit to you this year, or it could be that you already have a skillset which is being overlooked and would bring you a lot more fulfilment.

An entire change in direction will occur for many Pisces, and it will be of great benefit to you whatever it is. Your tendency towards self-doubt is your weakness, if you allow Jupiter to boost your confidence this year, you can achieve so much more than you think. Go for it Pisces!

If you would like me to do a personal reading for you about Jupiter, or maybe you are looking for advice in your career direction, or need some assistance in your relationship, then you can contact me at:

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Wishing you all a most productive, uplifting and joyful year ahead with Jupiter in Sagittarius.

Shalom and blessings~~~ WaxyJo x

Chart for Jupiter ingress into Sagittarius

Friday, 5 October 2018

How will Venus Retrograde affect you?

Venus turns retrograde on Saturday 5th October at 20.05 UK time, from 10º Scorpio. It will remain in retrograde motion until 16th November; a 6 week period of introspection and reflection covering our love lives, creative flow and areas of finance too.

Where Venus falls in your natal chart (the chart of the time you were born) will say more about what you are going to learn through this period. Scorpios born in the first 10 days of the sign and Libras born during the last 5 days, will experience this time more than most. Equally those who are born with planets between 25º Libra and 10º Scorpio will have the applicable energies brought to the fore.

For those of you with unresolved relationship issues, this can be a time of reconnecting and going over old ground. In general we will all be looking more deeply at our love style and how it can be limiting at times to the true nature of love which is infinite, unconditional and part of the ONE consciousness.

If you would like me to look at your chart to help you with any love-related issues at this time, do email me to book a reading. I can do tarot readings also, which I use for more incisive results for those who are not sure how to proceed at this time. Find me at or email me directly

The lovely people at café astrology have been kind enough to create a page which will help you look up your own personal Venus sign, so that you can best utilise my summaries below:

Venus in Aries

Bold and expressive the first sign of the zodiac always brings a burst of energy and with Venus in Aries your warmth and charisma is your trademark. Honest and candid you are not afraid to speak your mind whether in love or war, but your natural congeniality creates far more harmony than opposition. Your innate selfishness is your most attractive trait, others are drawn to confidence and you tend to make clear choices about what you want and don't give up until you are successful. The fact that everybody knows where they stand with you, means people value you for your truth, conviviality and wit in the long term, just as much as the short.

Venus retrograde – with Venus in Scorpio operating as the 8th House
This period will be about understanding yourself by the way you relate to somebody close. The 8th house is the natural house of Scorpio and this Venus retrograde period will bring you knowledge of your own hidden depths, passions and fears. We all have some parts of ourselves we try to keep hidden, but Scorpio demands we confront the absolute truth of our inner nature. Through your connections you will find this time is one of great revelations; bringing the ability to form deeper stronger emotional bonds as a result.

Venus in Taurus

A lover of the earth, you are grounded, stable and trustworthy in the way you love. You have an affinity with plants and animals and seek security and comfort as a priority.

Venus in Taurus are often gifted in the kitchen too and with your solid, sensual and supportive nature, you are a joy to be around. Often the type who can settle into a long-term relationship easily, your downfall is that you can be indiscriminately loyal and end up being taken for granted and over-looked over time. 

Venus retrograde – with Venus in Scorpio operating as the 7th House
Your lesson is in valuing yourself, as you value nature. Just as you would protect a slow growing plant, which is being smothered by a much more prolific one, so you have to learn to free the self where circumstances may become stifling or depressing to your spirit. You may not ask for much, or even wish for anything; such is your consistency of heart, but in order for your love to emanate and facilitate growth in others, a little more selfishness is needed on your part. Learn to understand and represent your needs. Your feelings are real and should be honoured also.

Venus in Gemini

Easily bored, you like to learn when you love, always fun to be around you thrive off variety, ideas and exciting exchanges with other smarter than average folk. Mental stimulation is your aphrodisiac and intelligence a powerful draw for you. As somebody who values mental and inspirational activity it may be difficult for you to stay in one place, metaphorically. Once you find your partner in crime, who doesn’t try to change you though, you will be true and satiated. So long as they don’t decide to stop learning and become dull!

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 6th House
This period will give you time to look at yourself a little more definitively. There is a much more loyal and bonded side to your character which often eludes you. During this period, if you take the time to go deeper into your own character, you will notice that you harbour some fear of attachment which compromises your ability to open your heart fully. Holding back doesn’t stop us from getting hurt, it only stops us from appreciating what we have in the moment. Letting go of your judgements of yourself and others will liberate and uplift your life.

Venus in Cancer

Nurturing and warm, you have a very protective and giving nature deep down, no matter what your Sun sign. You are the archetypal home maker and even if you’re not a gifted cook, you do love to open up your home to people, so long as you trust them. Home is, after all a sanctuary. Tough too though, you are fiercely protective of your clan and extend great loyalty to those who come to matter a great deal to you. You don’t give your heart easily, but you mean it fully when you say I love you.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 5th House
Although Cancer is a cardinal sign –the water sign with the leadership skills - your desire to defend those you love, often includes you putting others’ needs before your own. During this retrograde period you are called to look more closely at your own inner depths and creative talents. Set some time aside for yourself during this period; to explore your abilities and begin to make creative expression a regular habit. Just for you! You are easily drained by others’ needs, it is important you set some time to regenerate and allow your artistic side to shine.

Venus in Leo

You need no introduction, you’ve already charmed the room with your presence. Probably the most charismatic of the Venus signs and definitely the most commanding, self-doubt is not a feature this placement possesses (the rest of the chart may say otherwise). You expect to be adored and at times worshipped and may well be. Confidence after all is extremely intoxicatingly magnetic. Relationships may feel limiting and dull to this Venus sign; as the enjoyment of snatching brief glimpses of attention is more appealing.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 4th House
We all love the magnanimity of a Venus in Leo, the person who sets the room alight is the ideal dinner party guest. Life isn’t one long social event however, and some Venus in Leo may forget that real relationships require depth and deep connections to develop. During this Venus retrograde you will be looking at your role within the family dynamic. How have you contributed to the unit that you were born into and those you have created for yourself since? There is nothing more fulfilling that giving love. This will be a time of learning the depths of your own giving and generous nature and how this brings you the greatest fulfilment.

Venus in Virgo

Candid and refined, this Venus sign is easy to respect and admire. Your style of love is inexpressive; preferring to show consistency and good behaviour in your day to day life, to creating grandiose gestures of love, which appear to you rather superficial anyway!

You are respectful, good and kind and great in a crisis. Your patience outlasts any other and whilst you don’t feel the passionate desire for relationships that others do, you are loyal and giving once committed.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 3rd House
This Venus retrograde is about you learning to speak your truth. It’s so much easier to sweep your needs aside where it comes to relating to others, after all, you usually make enough alone time to ensure you aren’t too suppressed. The downside of this is that you miss out on the opportunity to learn about true intimacy and closeness. Imagine a life where you could talk about your fears and insecurities; experiencing a lover who knew and accepted you as you truly are? Speaking out is scariest the first time, but it is only be showing your whole self that you can allow yourself to be truly loved!

Venus in Libra

The archetypal romantic….or are you? You love the romantic dream, are the most sucked in by the fairy tales and fables, but does this help or hinder your path?

Always drawn to aesthetics and beauty Venus in Libra is drawn to that which glitters. You are creative and probably have a flair for fashion and dressing up. Despite being cardinal (the leadership sign of air) you can be quite easy to influence however. A few compliments and sweet words can turn your head rather too easily. This is the sign that is rarely single, and hence tends to settle for anything but the fairytale.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 2nd House
Nobody is doubting your likely attractiveness, or your creative flair, it is integrity that Venus in Libra is likely to lack. Swayed so easily by superficial beauty, you often miss the depths of what makes love true. During this Venus retrograde period learning to look more deeply at the binding and nurturing elements of love can help you to add another dimension to your life. How do you feel when you close your eyes? This is how you recognise true love. Touch, loyalty, consistency and truth will bring you so much fulfilment once you realise there are of the highest value of all.

Venus in Scorpio

The thing about Scorpio is whilst it may be secretive, quiet, calculating and vengeful it is also one of the most honest and direct signs of the zodiac. With Venus here softening the edges we quite an intriguing, charismatic kind of nature. You will go after what you want, but only once you have ascertained that failure is practically impossible. When you pounce you know how to charm and entice better than any and since you spend so much time choosing your prey, once settled you will rarely stray.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 1st House
Your downfall is your tendency to hide your brilliance. As one of the most analytically advanced and intelligent signs, you really should show your talents more openly. During this Venus period you will be reassessing your times of success and learning to take a little pride in your abilities and sway. Sometimes you look at the loud, proud, less capable folk, touting their limited wares to a captive audience with scorn. You know you are more capable and intelligent, it is not crass to shine a light on your own talents when they are true and worthy of recognition.

Venus in Sagittarius

Ever the explorer you love to know more, find more and see more. You are the life and soul of the party with a kaleidoscope of anecdotal tales to regale to your captive audiences (so long as you don’t tell the same ones to the same people!). You are fun to be around and by nature do not take life too seriously, your motto is that if you think positively then life will reflect this and often this works to your advantage, as you are certainly well-liked and popular.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 12th House In the energy world like attracts like. To simply this process; this works from the conscious mind – i.e. how we choose to think, be and act and also the subconscious mind – which is the subliminal processes we tend to become more aware of whilst we sleep. For you this Venus retrograde period is all about the subconscious mind, the feelings and needs that you have deep down within you. No matter how well we think, we still have feelings and emotions that need our attention too, they accumulate. This may seem like quite a heavy time for you, as it will bring up the unseen, take note of your dreams and meditate at this time. Depth and emotion creates the difference between good company and a truly magnificent presence.

Venus in Capricorn

Refined and respectable, Venus in Capricorn often appears as an aloof, untouchable figure. Not prone to emotional outbursts or one who naturally shares details of one's personal life, you often give the outward impression of being very sure of life. Of course the real truth is that you have a shyness about you, that only appears as sureness. Once committed you are fervently loyal but it does take a long time to earn your trust and your partners may be forced to jump through hoops first. You are however loyal and true to your word and those who melt the barriers around you heart, will usually want to remain close thereon.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 11th House
This Venus retrograde period will have you looking at the great whole, and the bigger picture. Where can your experiences in life benefit the wider social dynamics? Sometimes it is important to share your own personal knowledge, as it can inspire others and help them to feel closer and more connected to you and each other. This is a time to drop some of your barriers and realise that being distrustful doesn't actually protect you from being hurt, but it may just help another to feel close when they are already hurting.

Venus in Aquarius

You are the true free spirit, offering your soul up as a commodity to all who wish for your cheery presence. Venus in Aquarius is a fun upbeat placement, able to find common ground with almost anybody, you are the fun, gregarious one that people don't easily forget. You are naturally creative in an inventive way and love to have a group of followers who admire you, as Aquarius is, after all just a far more introspective exhibitionist than it's opposite sign of Leo. You both enjoy the hoard the fans, if you hide the fact better.

Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 10th House
This Venus retrograde period will have you looking at your calling in life and whether it fits in with your life status. Is you creativity being used in the workplace? Do you get to come up with ideas, or are you stifled in some way? This is period will be about how you view love in the world also, you will be looking more deeply into how people appear, vs how they actually are. There is a lot of superficiality and that's something that's always particularly grated on you. Developing a more authentic, joined up life for yourself will bring you a lot more satisfaction for the future.

Venus in Pisces

This is the sign of the true romantic, you know that romance is in the small gestures, that love is show in the moments between the words. Venus in Pisces can see beyond the world's vision of love and reach out to the interconnected ether of truth and oneness. Often imbued with a gift for music and the arts, you understand beauty lies in the individuality of imperfection and uniqueness. Venus is said to be exalted in this sign as you are the ones capable of taking love to the highest level. Truth is though in modern society, your transcendental perceptions often feel muddied and tainted by the falseness you witness.
Venus retrograde – Venus in Scorpio operating as the 9th House
Most people reading this will be in the western world, living in a cold, capitalist construct, consisting of consumerism and inequality. There are many parts of the world who don't operate on this same preface however. Some do live in thriving, connective communities. There is freedom and truth in the world and it does propagate in some areas. Maybe this is the time to broaden your horizons. Whether physically or metaphysically you will seek an escape from your day to day existence during this Venus retrograde period. Doing so will give you the inspiration and inner freedom for your true creativity to flow once more.

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