Have you seen Venus shining brightly in the night sky? Its glow has been hard to miss. Soon however, Venus will drop below the horizon as it enters retrograde, only to return once again as a morning star. This is the rebirth of Venus and the rebirth of our heart too.
Venus is the Goddess of love, beauty, art, creativity, fashion, and money. It rules over the divine feminine and its energy encourages us to slow down and appreciate the finer things in life.
As Venus goes Retrograde from May 12-13th to June 24-25th, in the sign of Gemini, it will dive into the underworld, encouraging us to question matters of the heart.
Think of Goddess Venus working dutifully in the unseen parts of your heart chakra or heart energy field, soothing the foundation, ironing out the creases, and helping it to expand bigger and wider.
As Venus works on our heart field, it helps us reconnect with the voice and truth of our higher self, and guides us to act and feel from the place of love that we are.
This is why under a Venus retrograde, it is never wise to make big decisions when it comes to matters of the heart.
While we may receive new insights and wisdom, it is always best to wait until Venus has emerged from its retrograde so we can have the full and complete story.
Under this 2020 Venus Retrograde, we may also find ourselves revisiting themes of the heart that were active from March-July 2012, as this was the last time we had Venus Retrograde in Gemini, and October-November 2018, as this was the last time we experienced Venus Retrograde in general.
What matters of the heart need to be forgiven and cleared from these time frames?
Rebirth of Venus
On June 3rd, the Sun and Venus align, which is considered the rebirth of Venus. It is at this point that Venus will begin appearing as a morning star.
At this stage of the retrograde journey, we reach a new clarity. This is that powerful ah-ha moment where the clearing has been completed and Venus can begin planting seeds for the next cycle.
Even though this moment of clarity can be powerful, and an amazing instigator of heart openings and activations, there is another layer present this year that we have to pay attention to as well.
Five Retrogrades and Neptune
Venus goes retrograde alongside five other planets- Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto. This will add to the heavy sense of reflection we will feel, and we may even find ourselves in stop and go type situation.
We may feel unsure of how to move forward, or confused about the best action to take.
Along with this, Venus also makes some alignments with Neptune, the planet of illusion, imagination, and dreams, but also confusion.
Neptune can bring beautiful, poetic, and romantic energy, helping to open our hearts bigger and wider, but it can also make us feel a little disillusioned and can make it harder for us to set boundaries with others.
The dates of these alignments are May 3, May 20, and July 27. Pay attention to what stirs in your heart on these days, and perhaps write down your thoughts and feelings.
While this Neptunian energy is present, the antidote is communication, not just with others but with the self too. The reason for this is that Venus will retrograde in the zodiac of communication, Gemini.
Venus Retrograde in Gemini
Learning to speak our truth will be important under this energy, but so too will be listening with compassion.
In order to be effective communicators, we have to learn to listen with our whole body. We need to listen not just to others, but to the signs of the Universe and our bodies.
Take a moment to place your hand over your heart and gently ask your body- What do you need right now?
Listen to the answer that floats up and follow through on the wisdom. The next time you find yourself in an argument of words, pause and ask the other person- What do you really need right now? Then ask yourself the same question.
Communication is the foundation for any healthy relationship, including the relationship we have with our body, mind, and soul.
Venus Retrograde can be a great time to start a journaling practice. Aim to journal daily for at least 10-15 minutes either first thing in the morning or last thing at night.
It can be amazing what insights and inspirations can come through when you do.
Along with journaling, you may also wish to keep a dream journal too. With this dreamy Neptune energy also present, it is likely our dreams can hold powerful clues and intuitive wisdom that we can really learn from.
Venus Retrograde Intuitive Messages
Venus going retrograde in 2020 is asking us to become better communicators. It is asking us to rework our relationships with our fellow humans, not just the ones that we love and are close to, but with everyone.
While we have to distance ourselves from others right now, hopefully this experience can pave the way for greater love and appreciation for our fellow humans.
Hopefully, this distance teaches us just how valuable human connection is and how we can all work to make it more of a priority in our lives.
For some, this may include setting boundaries, for others, this could be taking down walls and allowing their heart to open.
So, while many of us are loving from a distance right now, we can hold space for a world where human connection is valued, honored, and cherished.
We can hold space for a new world where we recognize the importance of everyone and just how valuable we all are to this world we call home.