Winter Solstice / Venus Retrograde – Dec ’13


The Sun enters Capricorn tomorrow at 12:11pm ET and we experience the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year – the birth of the Light and return of the Sun going forward. A few hours later, Venus stations to turn Retrograde until Jan 31, 2014.

During a Retrograde you are asked to do the “re” activities – review, revise, revisit, remodel, regroup, redo, and stick with things already in process. The main areas of attention with Venus are love, relationships, money and beauty, along with what you value and how you value yourself.

Revising your approach to financial matters is in alignment with this Retrograde. What needs correcting or healing regarding your beliefs about money, receiving, and what you are worth? You may need to upgrade your business systems, i.e., the way you deal with the money you have or do receive.

Venus Retrograde is the perfect time to deal with relationship issues (that are likely to come up) which is really an outpicturing of how you feel about yourself. You only call in those who are in agreement with some part of you (conscious or unconscious).

Whatever isn’t working for you needs to change and this is a wonderful time to gain awareness of what’s out of alignment and to focus on healing/integrating and shifting that.

During Venus Retrograde you may find yourself attracted to a dramatically different type of “other” than you would typically go for, and if you’re in a relationship you may feel restless and discontent.

The guidance is not to make any major moves during the Retrograde – don’t break up or get engaged/married because when Venus goes Direct you may change your mind (or come back to your senses). It can be like waking up from a dream and saying to yourself, “What was I thinking?!!”

Be mindful of large purchases from Dec 21 – Jan 31 while Venus is Retrograde. You may change your mind, so allow for changes (and returns) after Venus goes Direct.

My wish is that you realize just how valuable you are – that would be the most beneficial outcome of Venus Retrograde. The more you recognize your own value the better you will be, which benefits the Greater Good of all!

Just so you know, we have a challenging setup on Christmas Day, with Pluto (power), Mars (warrior) and Uranus (rebel) in hard aspect with one another. Resolve to be peaceful and don’t take anything personally, no matter what is said. Oh, and watch the alcohol – it can fuel the fire and create problems.

From Christmas through New Years, we have challenging aspects, so less is more and it’s fine to stay low key rather than having to be out and about at every holiday event. Follow your inner guidance and practice impeccable self-care.

I vote for more reverence, more connection and less fabulosity. Appreciate those you love and love yourself enough to listen to your own inner cues, rather than trying to please everyone else.

Wishing you a Merry, Happy, healthy, blessed holiday week. And if you’re going to propose or something important like that – don’t do it on a Moon Void of Course!

Pay attention to the Moon Void of Course  periods this week. Don’t schedule important meetings, dates, tasks or launches during Moon Void of Course times. Here’s a link to get the Perfect Timing Guide if you need it.

Don’t take actions that require a specific outcome when the Moon is Void of Course. The Void Moon is good for leisure, spiritual connection, routine and creative activities, but not for targeted results.

Knowing the Void Moon times and acting accordingly goes to your responsibility for creating what you want in life.


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