Aug 19 Mercury Stations Direct 11'33" Leo
Aug 26 Mars Stations Direct 28' 36" Capricorn
Venus Retrograde: Venus joins Jupiter in Scorpio on Sept 9 and Stations Retrograde on Oct 4 at 10'49" Scorpio and backtracks to 25'15" Libra then Stations Direct Nov 15. Generally when Venus Retrogrades we can expect the return of a female. A female you likely had conflict with before parting ways. Venus rules money, beauty, love, music and nature. She is kind, generous, creative and she rules Taurus and Libra. So general rule of thumb for Venus Retrograde: Do not undergo any long-term or permanent changes to enhance your physical appearance while Venus is retrograde. The exceptions to this rule: If it is a 2nd time around, a re-do, and even then, how Venus Rx is aligned at the time of your "makeover, enhancement...." Do not spend on new, expensive clothing, jewelry.... Venus Rx is a good time to find bargains and second-hand items including antiques. Also a good time to refinance, or revise any financial agreement i.e., child support, commission structure.... Redesign, refinance, reconnect, rehash and resolve romantic issues. Coupling up with someone new during Venus Rx, not a good idea as you'll likely have a change of heart when Venus Stations Direct, but couples frequently reunite, or get married a second time around.
During this retrograde period Venus forms a supportive alignment with stable Saturn three times: Sept 12, Oct 24, Dec 16. In the days surrounding Nov 9, Venus Rx finally forms a sweet, passionate alignment with Mars.
Forecast for each sign coming soon.
Below are examples of how Venus Retrograde manifests mean and ugly when she forms a stressful alignment to Saturn. Do you know where your Saturn is?
~Nov 10 1898 Venus Stationed Retrograde conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius. Sagittarius rules race, religion, politics, culture and Sagittarius was loaded as Mercury, Uranus and Chiron were also transiting. This is the day of the Wilmington Race Riots. A mob of 2000 white conservatives conspired to oust black residents, black businesses and any elected "Fusionists." Scores died, businesses burned.... It is the only "successful" coup d'tat in the US.
We are still in the midst of:
- A stabilizing Saturn-Uranus trine helps us cope with a truth that emerges, and forging a new path;
- An elevating Jupiter-Neptune trine, a wave we can ride through August.