As we have collectively entered Aquarius season (Jan. 19 – Feb. 18) there’s been a party happening with the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn all in the “Water-Bearer” constellation. In astrology, the gathering of three or more celestial in the same constellation is known as a stellium. When a stellium exists, it results in an overpowering of energy from that specific constellation. A stellium in Aquarius results in an energy that is Fixed (unmovable), Air (mental), and Masculine (external/outgoing) in its nature. An Aquarius stellium also brings more original and independent thinking into play and a desire to unite and bring more creativity and community to our outer world. These energies are available to us at this time.

When Saturn and Jupiter left Capricorn and moved into the Aquarius constellation, they set a new tone – a new era – for all of us on Earth. To experience an Aquarian stellium at such a momentous time helps us fully understand what this new era is about and the themes and issues we are being asked to examine. This is a week worth paying attention to. Let’s get into it (and be sure to read all the days – even if they have past since together they form a more complete picture of what we will experience over the next 29 days):

MONDAY, JAN. 25: As we start the week we’ve got the Sun in Aquarius and our Moon in Cancer. The Moon is at home in Cancer and brings emotional and nurturing undertones. The Aquarius Sun, however, is at the same degree as Uranus in Taurus and this results in the temptation to share half-truths as a way to avoid confrontation or out of fear and/or a built-up anger that comes out unexpectedly.

When it comes to our anger, we all should keep in mind Mars has moved from the Aries constellation into Taurus resulting in a shift between “Youthful Rebellion” to a “Long-Time Coming Anger.” Before, the anger we experienced or projected onto others was similar to a toddler throwing a temper tantrum. Aries, after all, is the baby of the zodiac and known for a fiery temper that can go away as easy as it came on. Taurus, however, is known as the Bull and epitomizes “Long-Time Coming” anger. Taurus energy is known for being calm and patient, yet when a person with a natal Taurus Sun, Ascendant, or Mars finally gets angry it is truly a sight to behold. Mars in Taurus anger isn’t like confronting an angry toddler, but more like confronting an angry Bull with flaring nostrils and one horn already impaled into a Matador’s body.

“Mess with the Bull and you get the horns.” – Yes, it’s a movie quote (“Breakfast Club”) but still a good thing to keep in mind while Mars – the planet of action and aggression – is in the Bull’s constellation.

TUESDAY, JAN. 26: Now that we have some #MondayMotivation to avoid getting impaled by a Bull, let’s go into the tension between Mars (in Taurus) and Uranus (also in Taurus). This tension between action (Mars) and rebellion (Uranus) needs to be personally kept in check this week, because it could show up in your life in a couple of different ways. For example, as the Sun nears Jupiter and the Full Moon (this Friday) Jupiter will be exalted and this can lead to an overestimation of our abilities, the telling of tall-tales, and an over and unmerited amplification of situations and emotions. The Sun is in a square to Uranus (resulting in tension) and Mars is in a square to Jupiter (resulting in more tension), so don’t be surprised at all if this week feels like a tug-of-war. The Bull (Mars in Taurus) is already flaring his nostrils, so keep the anger and passions in place now so you’re more prepared as the week goes on and more powerful and influential energies come in.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27: Venus and Pluto are hanging out together in the Capricorn constellation all week bringing heavy vibes. This clearly isn’t a casual hang because Venus and Pluto are deeply focused on what is authentic, secure, and aligned with what has real meaning and value to us. Perhaps you’ve found yourself examining your life and relationships in this same heavy way. Venus rules our loves, our partnerships, our money, and our creativity. On a personal level, Pluto is asking us to consider where we can transform and re-imagine in these areas. Keep in mind since Venus and Pluto are paired in Capricorn specifically there’s more suspicion and less trust. Understand this might amplify your viewpoint (also see above on Mars anger and know as Mercury moves into Retrograde at the end of the week it will actually help most of us look at situations with more reason, proper proportion, and accuracy). Today, as the Cancer Moon runs in opposition to Venus and Pluto the areas we need to transform will become more clear and continue to illuminate as we move into the Full Moon.

THURSDAY, JAN. 28: Tonight we experience the final Full Moon of the yearly zodiac cycle before we enter a lunar new year on Feb. 12. Besides being a Wolf Moon, this Full Moon has an axis and over 25 astrological aspects occurring at the same time. There will be a separate posts on all of the different stories the stars are telling us during this Full Moon cycle (it’s just that layered and fascinating so be sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss out). For now, though, let’s focus on just a few of the key stories during this next lunar cycle (apx. 29 days). For the past week our luminaries (Sun and Moon) have been trying to co-exist and take us collectively from dark to light. They have been moving into position and aligning with other celestial to shed light on the darkness we have overlooked. It is not until we fully confront the darkness that we can stand fully in the light, so the dark must come out in order for us to gain deeper understanding and start to heal. As the Moon grows full it moves into a perfect alignment with the Sun and Earth while allowing Black Moon Lilith to come into the trio, and this is where it gets very interesting. Black Moon Lilith is known as “the dark zone” and in this position we are likely to feel triggered to react without a full understanding. Over the next 29 days we will be confronted with the darkness we typically avoid and the Truths that have escaped us. “Trigger” is a key word for this Full Moon, and it is likely we will each be triggered in different ways according to our own situations and natal chart. But, the luminaries didn’t get all perfectly lined up for just personal reasons – there’s a collective lesson to learn here, and What The Stars Say is looking to Saturn in Aquarius themes to find out what the collective lesson might concern. Saturn in Aquarius wants us to face the consequences (for better or worse) of the reality we have created. But, it’s not just our own little reality as much as it is the reality we have created for the children on Earth and in our collective care. For far too long the adults have been too consumed with publicly fighting over politics, and it’s time the children caught in the middle received attention. We’re about to go into Black Lilith’s dark zone and face Saturn (Lord of Karma) and the Luminaries (both darkness and light), so be prepared for hard truths and karmic reckoning. It is likely the disclosures and darkness will be revealed over the next 29 days (lunar cycle), but full understanding might not occur until after Mercury leaves its retrograde cycle on Feb. 12. Again, there is temptation to feel triggered to react without full understanding and it might take weeks to gain a full understanding so aim to be the Bull who is chill and grazing on grass rather than the Bull charging at a Matador. Black Moon Lilith actually provides us with a calm to temper the Mars aggressive anger coming in, so tap into the lunar energy in order to receive hard truths and disclosures from a more serene and open space. It’s going to be a challenging lunar cycle for us all, and the more time you can spend in nature or just staring at the night sky and contemplating the more you’ll be able to successfully navigate the next month. Give yourself time to process information, and continue to bounce your ideas and concerns off a trusted friend.

Saturn recently moved from Capricorn to Aquarius and this is a shift from “corporate” to “collective” and from “I work” to “I know.” There is no finer example of this than within the own mythology of Aquarius as the “Water-Bearer” in the sky. Look at the image above, and consider this: The Aquarius water being spilled down upon us is not actual water, but rather ether. It is in the ether we are able to pull out ideas and solutions like magic. The ether actually is the magic.

FRIDAY, JAN. 29: Does the Wolf Moon have you howling yet? The galaxy is throwing optimism and information our way, but it’s up to us how we use the energy bestowed upon us. Jupiter wants us to expand and grow, but the transmission of this inspiration can also lead to over-estimation and lack of practicality. Mars – when triggered – wants us to charge onto the battlefield before we even understand why we are at war. Today’s Leo Moon in opposition to Mercury in Aquarius (while preparing for retrograde) also misleads us and tempts us to misuse our gifts, tell half-truths (or lies of omission), and act in a rash matter. This is all compounded by the other energies, so it’s vital each of us looks before we leap right now. It’s just too easy to rush out into the battlefield without understanding the battle. Be patient – more disclosures and information to better guide you is still on the way.

SATURDAY, JAN. 30: Today is a great day to get things done, and the Virgo Moon brings a “whistle while you work” mood to the day. The Virgo Moon trines both Mars and Uranus in Taurus giving us a boost of energy, attention to detail, and originality. It’s a great day to mix things up, walk backwards, and do something with your hands that makes you feel productive. Mercury moves into its retrograde cycle today where it will continue until Feb. 18. Remember the Aquarius Stellium we discussed earlier in the week? Well, it comes back into play here. Aquarius also rules technology and the Internet, so it shouldn’t be a shock to any astrologer to see the dialogue on where Big Tech and social media is heading come to a major fork in the road. These issues and conversations will only continue (and Saturn and Pluto have guaranteed tech issues will continue for the next two years), but in the far more immediate future because we have Mercury in Aquarius in retrograde it’s an excellent time to back-up your files, and to clean up and better secure your digital life.

SUNDAY, JAN. 31: This is the best day of the week to lay low and avoid the “triggers” promised with this week’s Full Moon. The Virgo Moon is in opposition to Neptune and the sensitive will feel hypersensitive, those struggling with addiction will feel more cravings, and many will come across as spaced out, insincere, and off balance. The Virgo Moon’s trine to Pluto in the Capricorn constellation can result in a reawakening of feelings within us and a desire to take off and explore the word, but this is a passing feeling and we each need to check ourselves for one-sided and off balanced thinking during this Moon. The day is best spend laying low, and checking in our loved ones who are struggling at this time.

Another interesting week as we wind down 2020. This week, “The Shit Hits the Fan,” the transits ask us to get weird and original, and the weekend presents some challenging energy and passions…

MONDAY, NOV. 16 & TUESDAY, NOV. 17 – The energy of the Sunday New Moon lingers as the Moon lingers in the Scorpio constellation. This New Moon is about planting seeds for next Spring in our lives and manifesting long-term gains and goals. Mercury is nearby and as we awake and re-direct (from the planet of thought, communications, and messages backwards motion in Scorpio and Libra) we’re still examining our relationships, our Justice system, and uncovering secretive and deceptive actions. Venus is hovering above Mercury and visible on the eastern horizon right before sunrise, and it’s always beneficial to us when the planet of love, money, and creativity is visible to the human eye. However, Venus is in tension with both Pluto and the star Athena – this is an exploration of impermanence (death – mortality and immortality) so it’s not all that coincidental virus numbers are peaking at this time. What The Stars Say also pointed out recently (“The Shit Hits the Fan Today“) the Jupiter and Pluto conjunction would also bring the virus into the forefront again as well as power plays (thanks to Jupiter expanding Pluto’s Plutocratic energy).

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18 THURSDAY, NOV. 19 – The Moon has moved into the Sagittarius constellation and floats above Jupiter and Saturn in the Capricorn constellation (with both planets visible for a few hours each night). With the North Lunar Node’s move into Sagittarius, perhaps this Moon is whispering to Jupiter and Capricorn about the future as both planets prepare to move into 0 degrees in the futuristic Aquarius constellation. Are you feeling an emotional pull towards your future today as well? Jupiter and Pluto’s merging in the sky continues and expands on issues of authority, top down control, and the pandemic issue overall. With the Sun’s sextile to Saturn you’ll likely feel more ambitious, focused, and able to complete difficult tasks – making this an excellent time to tackle any responsibilities and obligations you’ve been procrastinating on.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 20 – Today is a day to think before you speak and be aware of your internal restless energies and impatience. The Moon squares both Mercury and Uranus so unexpected and disruptive communications are more likely. As the day progresses we’ll have more of a filter between our thoughts and speech, but in the morning we must be extra careful because we won’t have the same level of emotional detachment. This same Uranian energy can also bring forth creative problem solving, exciting and unexpected ideas and plans, and a general enthusiasm – as long as no one tells you what to do or think.

SATURDAY, NOV. 21 – Venus moves into Scorpio and awakens the Lover in us all. Yet, Scorpio is still examining the dark side since Mercury was in a retrograde motion in this area and the Sun in Sagittarius asks us to do some higher thinking and contemplate the impermanence of life (yet again – just like all the planets in Capricorn are asking us). What is the meaning of life? Is our life enough of an adventure? What’s the point and higher purpose of all of this? With the Moon in Pisces (a water sign) and Venus also in a water sign it’s likely to be an emotional charged time, so hopefully your emotions can go into positivism and passion – otherwise, don’t be surprised to find yourself binging on crime and occult documentaries at home alone with a highly suspicious and emotional charged viewpoint of the world. Perhaps being alone isn’t so bad considering a “Half-Moon” in Pisces can result in discomfort around others, public fights, and family problems.

SUNDAY, NOV. 22 – Remember the rebellious and disruptive Uranian energy mentioned earlier in this week? Well, it’s back as the Pisces Moon forms as sextile to Uranus in Taurus and gives us a boost in ambition. This energy wants us to find new methods, solutions, and to be determined in our goals while expressing ourselves in the most original way. Get weird today, and be happy doing so.

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What The Stars Say presents the cosmic influence and “STARCAST” for the month of September 2020. Find out the challenges and benefits the celestials offer you this month as we finish up Retrograde Season and ancient enemies Mars and Saturn fight it out in this vlog:

What the Stars Say is pleased to present a deep dive into one of the most prominent astrological stories in the “Shit Show” known as 2020. The transit of Uranus in Taurus began in 2018, but now in summer of 2020 its influence is making itself quite clear as it disrupts the economy, weather, food production, supply chains, and sets off on a mission of Karmic Reckoning in many industries (tech, fashion, food/ag, finance, etc.). Enjoy the deep dive and may it result in you being more prepared and a better co-creator with astrology as this transit continues throughout the next six years.

What The Stars Say presents STARCAST for July 2020 and covers the cosmic influence of our daily lives with a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going. The talk includes a re-cap of current transits (Retrograde Season, Chiron Retrograde, Mars in Aries, Jupiter/Pluto/Saturn) and what’s unique about the New Moon on Monday, Jly 20, and (SUPRISE!) we actually get to share some good news this month!

Get your weekly cosmic forecast and a free astrology lesson in a new What The Stars Say video. The current week and retrograde season are covered, and you’ll get a breakdown in translating a current astrology aspect / transit with Mercury squaring Mars. This square puts our thoughts into action, or will it put your thoughts and actions in a tense tug-of-war? Watch and find out…

This weekend’s Pisces Moon put many of us in a dreamy head space and brought forth some of the areas we need to re-examine during the 2020 Retrograde Season. The retrograde cycles of Pluto, Saturn, Venus, and Jupiter will continue to heavily influence us over the next six weeks. The cosmos is asking us to re-flect, re-consider, re-negotiate, re-juvinate, and re-align during these re-trogrades. Even though we’ve put put on “pause” already, we are being challenged both individually and collectively to re-turn to the table and consider what we might have overlooked, what we still need to overcome, how we can better heal ourselves, and to deal with the “elephants in the room” refusing to be swept under the rug.

2020, believe it or not, is a year filled with possibility and ripe with the potentially for re-birth and re-invention. The Retrograde Season that just kicked off last week is reminding us we still have more work to do and messes to clean up before we can re-emerge and be whole. On a collective level, we are still struggling for answers to serious questions and wondering how to re-build our communities and economies. On a personal level, we are still struggling with the confrontation of ourselves, our relationships, our life path, and the darkness that exists within ourselves and others. This week is a taste of the collective and personal confrontations we are being presented with over the next six weeks / during Retrograde Season. Although nothing is impossible this year, we’re being asked to “pause” in a variety of ways so we can personally and collectively heal and build something more equitable and lasting. The elephants in the room must be confronted, and if you don’t choose to pull up the rug yourself you might find the rug swept out from under you. It’s a “Choose Your Own Adventure” year, and the cosmos is encouraging you to swim with the tide rather than against it and to truly take the time and re-flect as needed. It’s a complete contradiction to the current situation and natural urge to move forward, but with so many celestial in backwards motion we just don’t have the cosmic support to power forward. The cosmos wants us to go back and re-view the details, consider what we are missing, confront the darkness on both a global and highly personal scale. It’s a waiting game, and we’re being asked to sit in the dark and finish up unfinished business so when the light overpowers the dark on Summer Solstice we can emerge into full light and build a life for ourselves that will truly last and offer far more balance and freedom while also re-aligning us with our path.

We have to go backwards along with the four celestial in our solar system currently “moving backwards” in order to truly move forward.

MONDAY, MAY 18: The Aries Moon urges us to move out of the daydream and into action, but action isn’t always possible during the Retrograde Season. The key to the beginning of the week is to pace yourself and to fight yourself rather than fighting with others.

TUESDAY, MAY 19: Mercury moves into the Gemini constellation and meets up with Venus at the same 21 degree relationship angle Venus held when she went into retrograde last week. Pay attention to all of your personal relationships today and where your internal dialogue and external conversations go. There’s a strong chance the topics and theme arising today are connected to what the planet of love and money wants you to focus on and overcome while she is in retrograde motion (until June 25). Mars (our action planet) favors acts of kindness and healing today.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20: Welcome to GEMINI SEASON! The Twins have an amazing 2020 kick-off party planned with the Sun moving into Gemini and meeting up with Venus, Mercury, and a lunar node already in the twin constellation. In this “Choose Your Own Adventure” year, we can either choose the lower expression of this Gemini energy and act in duplicitous and shallow ways, or choose the higher expression and seek deeper connections while embracing the duality in ourselves and in others. Will we share gossip or will we share helpful and resource information? Will we be the “good twin” or the “evil twin?”

THURSDAY, MAY 21: The Moon in the earthy Taurus constellation and brings us some much-needed grounding as the Gemini Season party has lifted us all up in the air. Mercury’s conjunction to Venus today allows our head and heart to merge and be on the same page, and Mercury’s square to Neptune has us investigating any deceit or illusions we might be clinging to.

FRIDAY, MAY 22: The Moon feels left out of the Gemini Season kick-off party and is in a Void of Course (VOC) in the early morning before joining the Gemini party around 8:30 a.m. U.S. central time. This NEW MOON IN GEMINI is the late arriving guest to the party and forms a conjunction with the Gemini Sun before trining Jupiter and expanding the Gemini party and good vibes well into the night. The Sun is also in a harmonious position with Saturn giving us a realistic outer expression and the ability to build new systems, projects, and habits that last.

SATURDAY, MAY 23: The Moon offers us healing vibes with its sextile to Chiron while Mars’ alignment to Uranus encourages us to take a chance, make a step forward, and be adventurous and social.

SUNDAY, MAY 24: Have you decided which Gemini adventure you will choose? Today, take stock of the “good” and “evil” twins in yourself and in the people around you. Are you seeing yourself, others, and personal situations for what and who they really are? It’s easy to be deeply attracted to the fantasy and the illusion right now, and it’s also easy to overlook common sense due to a strong stirring and desire to connect with others at this time. Step aside and take stock today and make sure you understand all the players and the game.

“Be kind, rewind!” is the message from the cosmos this week as three planets join Pluto in retrograde motion and the emotional intensity of last week’s Super Full Moon in Scorpio continues to influence us.

MONDAY, MAY 11: Saturn – already in the Aquarius constellation – moves into retrograde as Mercury squares Mars; suggesting restrictions on both thinking and acting. In the Capricorn constellation, the Moon merges with Pluto and causes us to dwell on deep and dark matters while its fellow luminary – the Sun – sextiles Uranus and brings unexpected and possibly disruptive information to the table.

TUESDAY, MAY 12: “The Messenger” planet Mercury is in the Gemini constellation and forming a trine to Saturn as its moved into retrograde in Aquarius. This is a lot of Air energy and our thought process are connecting up with the future systems and realities possible when Saturn moves into its final Aquarian position on the Winter Solstice. Pay attention to your thoughts and any messages that come your way today, because there’s a good chance you’re receiving data related to where you need to go next and/or about something important you’re overlooking and need to review.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13: Venus comes to a complete standstill in Gemini as the planet of love and money moves into Retrograde. Find out what this retrograde means to you in “Venus Loves You In 2020.” This retrograde takes place on the relationship degree (21 degrees) so today marks the beginning of many weeks where you will be asked to re-examine all of your relationships – friends, lovers, business, family, and (perhaps most importantly) your relationship with yourself. Mars also moves into Pisces and in this position we face a conflict with freedom. This is, sadly, an ironic conflict at this time considering we are dealing with issues related to human rights and justice, as well as dealing with personal freedoms at risk throughout the globe since the “solution” presented involves tracking every moment (the opposite of “freedom”), and millions are sheltering in place and questioning how and when they will move freely in their daily lives.

THURSDAY, MAY 14: While the 2020 Retrograde Season is asking you to love yourself, Mars’ entrance into Pisces is asking you to confront freedom (or lack thereof) and also to to confront yourself. This confrontation is supported by last weeks’ Super Full Moon in Scorpio where we are provided with the courage to confront the dark side of ourselves and others, as well as all of the skeletons in the closet. This lunar energy will last for weeks, and Mars in Pisces supports the same theme and emotional confrontation. Many will feel like burning the old down so they can re-emerge like a Phoenix – but this, of course, requires sorting through what to burn and what to keep. Challenge yourself to sort through your emotional closets, and know the cosmos is supporting you and providing the mental health needed to confront it all.

FRIDAY, MAY 15: The Sun trines Pluto and wants to shine a light on what is dark, what needs destroyed, and any deceit needing exposed. Mercury trines Chiron providing a wonderful time for emotional conversations and healing. This is a solid day to work things out with someone you’ve been having difficulty with. Jupiter moves into Retrograde in Capricorn providing a chance for many to expand their thinking, skills, and deepen their spirituality over the next few months.

SATURDAY, MAY 16: The Sun joins Mars and Neptune in Pisces while Venus is forming a square to Neptune that will last for the next week. While all of this Pisces energy can help us explore the depths of our subconscious and continue to sort through the skeletons in the closet, it is placement that is also conducive to escapism, addiction, and wanting to live in fantasy rather than reality. Strive for realism and responsibility today, but allow yourself some time to daydream and dig deep. Pay attention to your dreams tonight.

SUNDAY, MAY 17: The Sun moves into a harmonious position to Saturn while the “Lord of Karma” and “Father of Time” is in the quirky Aquarius constellation in a retrograde motion. This trine position lasts until Monday, and suggests more downloads/insight/data coming in as to how you can better align on your path and re-oriented yourself moving forward.

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Venus has been a blessing during the tumultuous cosmic year of 2020 and provided us with collective comfort as we confront major paradigm shifts. Although this is a general examination of Venus and does not take into account one’s personal natal placements and current transits, collectively, it’s clear Venus has been in the right place at the right time in early 2020. Here’s a run-down of her year so far:

As 2020 began, Venus was providing some much-needed love in the Capricorn constellation as a stellium of planets created what we’ve referred to as the “Least Fun Party Ever.” At this party, Jupiter was expanding others power and energy but had his own diminished and was treated like a rebellious child who just got grounded and cut off from his trust fund. Pluto was there to start a fight and demand redemption while Saturn was silently judging everyone and ready to fight Pluto. Venus, however, stayed at the party just long enough to say hello and leave before the fight began.

Venus escaped Capricorn on January 9, 2020, and went to hide out in the Aquarius constellation where she could bring us “collective love vibes” as we confronted the “Shit Show” – aka the fight that broke out at the party between Saturn and Pluto leaving us all in a global health and economic crisis. As the crisis unfolded, Venus went to Pisces to provide us support as we faced endings and impermanence – the end of lives, the risks many lives were in, and the end of life as we know it. Venus is exalted in Pisces, so even though we had a major cosmic battle happening, the planet of love was doing her best to send loving and supportive cosmic waves our way.

As we had to leap into action and response in early to mid-March, Venus went over to the fast acting and brave Aries constellation. At the end of March 2020 as many were sheltering-in-place, she entered into Taurus where Venus truly feels at home. During this time she reminded us of the joy that can be felt at home and in nature. Many people have found a walk in nature deeply beneficial to their mental and emotional health. Venus at home in Taurus resulted in Mother Earth getting a much needed break from everyday and industrial pollution, and in many first time gardeners. As Taurus also rules money, Venus in Taurus provided us with much needed financial support during this time (and she’ll have our back again when she enters the 2nd House in early 2021 and helps the United States in economic recovery).

Venus provided us with a blessed and rare alignment when she crossed the Pleiades on April 3, 2020. This crossing provided us with even more galactic support and grounding.

This early 2020 Venus recap is essential, because we need you to understand VENUS HAS BEEN THERE FOR YOU IN EARLY 2020. Give a planet some praise, alright? Give gratitude first, and then get ready to co-create with astrology because Venus is about to introduce her own Paradigm Shift into 2020.

On April 3, 2020, when Venus crossed the Pleiades she was on her way to the Gemini constellation. Let’s view this as Venus going home in Taurus to recharge after helping Earth and its beings all year. It wasn’t a complete break since she was still sending us “self-love vibes” and urging us to take care of ourselves during this difficult time.

Did you notice how Venus went through six different constellations in the first four months of 2020? She was rushing through, but as she enters Gemini she knows she’ll be in this one constellation for four long months. Why? Because she has to experience a retrograde cycle. Venus stations retrograde in Gemini on May 13, 2020, and then she stations direct on June 25, 2020, and continues to reside in Gemini until August 8, 2020. Essentially, she went home before making a long and strange trip.

Let’s explore this trip in the Twin Constellation of Gemini by examining the ways Venus is – yet again – showing us the ideal support needed in 2020.

  • Venus in Gemini favors skills and trades and gives us over a year’s span of time to learn and professionally grow at an accelerated rate. At a time when the job market is shifting, this is an incredibly blessing. Although Rahu in Sagittarius weakens traditional educational institutions, Venus in Gemini is all about practical and highly employable skills. This placement also favors working with hands so anyone in a skilled trade or hand-made goods will be blessed by Venus at this time.
  • Venus in Gemini supports rapid training as well! If you have to change jobs or industries, or want to expand and learn new skills this is an excellent time. Gemini is Mercurial so our thinking, learning, and thought process can be accelerated when it comes to Venus themes like finances/material resources, art, creativity, beauty, and nature.
  • Venus and Rahu in Gemini is rooting for local businesses! For the next year and a half, these two are putting the focus on local groups and businesses while detaching from large scale productions and organizations.
  • Venus in Gemini will help us overcome our fear of touch and awaken our need for curiosity, touch, and deep connections. We must be mindful of Gemini ruling arms and hands, and be not slack on washing our hands. This placement puts work with hands in favor, but neglects hand sanitizing. “Wash Your Hands!”
  • Venus in Gemini offers us an opportunity for higher expression and the ability to see ourselves as part of the whole. This influence makes it far easier for us to confront our shadow side and merge our own duality, as well as making it easier for us to see the duality in others. It will be easier to see other’s viewpoints, and this is critical during a time when some many forces are trying to divide us. Venus in Gemini encourages us to unite against opposing forces and merge with each other.
  • Venus in Gemini rules transportation on wheels (cars, planes, etc.), so short road trips are in and this is a blessing because at the same time changes with the Lunar Nodes and the Sagittarius constellation (plus, just current events in general) are going to put a serious damper on long-distance travel. Venus rescues us again by encouraging us to hit the road and explore locations closer to home we’ve never had a chance to see, to visit friends nearby, and use trips for connections and mental stimulation.
  • Venus in Gemini is all about being chatty, communicating, teaching and learning. Whether it’s IRL (in real life) or online, this transit will have us all connecting and reaching out far more.

This all sounds good and it is, but we also have some challenges and wild cards still out there.

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Venus in Gemini rules air, lungs, and breathing. The retrograde cycle (May 13-June 25, 2020) could either accelerate the spread of a virus or slow it down. This is still a wild card.

The other wild card is will Venus in Gemini retrograde support the daily personal travel and transportation industry or will her retrograde grind it to a halt?

With Rahu joining Venus in Gemini there’s also the possibility of detachment from institutions (academia again) and organized religion. This time is about small groups, and it’s hyper-local and community driven. It will be interesting to see how this shift plays out on more outside, large -scale institutions and globalization in general.

Venus is about Love, Money, Desires, Art, Security, and Relationships. When the planet of love goes into retrograde, how will this affect us both personally and collectively? She’s had our back for so long, but what happens when she’s moving backwards?

It turns out, Mercury (ruler of Gemini )has Venus’ back during this time and slides into a supportive position right as she goes retrograde. However, on a personal level this might not feel like a supportive position to us during May as Venus and Mercury are both in Gemini and creating squares to Neptune. This results in us being tempted to give in to the illusion and fantasy, rather than the reality in our material and relationship realms.

There are many wild cards here since each person is in a unique position with how Venus is interacting with their natal / birth chart and the personal transits they’re experiencing at this time. Yet, collectively, there’s energy here for Venus in Gemini retrograde that can either deepen or destroy existing relationships. We can expect to hear about many new relationships and many divorces at the end of this retrograde cycle. But, what is also a wild card is how one chooses to handle the Venus frequency. Will you use this transit and retrograde to merge more with your loved one (Venus in Gemini at highest frequency), or will you choose the lower frequency and act in a duplicitous way and seek a connection outside of your partnership? Keep in mind Gemini is the Twins and Venus in Gemini is often voted “Most Likely to Cheat.”

Both Mercury and Venus retrogrades are notorious for causing people to reach out to former lovers (just to “check in” or full-on attempts to rekindle romance). Be wary of those with such strong desires they’re capable of destroying marriages and families. Be wary of your own unchecked desires, and know that you can communicate about uncharted sexual territory at this time. It’s a wonderful time to mix things up and deepen existing relationships, but it’s also a time many will choose the lower frequency and look elsewhere in their need to mix things up.

On the personal relationship and passion front we must also confront the awakening of desires, increased sexuality, and need for touch and connection inherent in a Venus in Gemini retrograde cycle.

This transit is helpful for wallflowers hesitant to put themselves out there and it’s also all about online hookups. Gemini loves digital communication. This is great news for all singles focused on online dating at this time.

Kesenya made a great video for AstroLada breaking down the Venus Retrograde for all 12 signs (Time Stamps in caption so you can easily skip ahead to your sign:

Venus In All Signs begins 50:59. Gemini 51:15, Taurus 52:10, Aries 53:11, Pisces 54:02, Aquarius 55:32, Capricorn 56:29, Sagittarius 57:41 Scorpio 59:28, Libra 1:01:42, Virgo 1:03:16, Leo 1:04:08, Cancer 1:05:31,

POST RETROGRADE

Venus remains in Gemini after the retrograde cycle, remaining in the shadows before she goes direct. The Planet of Love and Money is expected to predict the economic future by how quickly she becomes visible in June. Venus is expected to go visible on June 10, but the longer her visibility is delayed the harder hit for financial markets.

Venus remains in the Gemini constellation until she moves into Cancer on August 7, 2020.

Other cosmic transits and aspects (especially Mars in Aries) suggest a difficult summer for the United States, as well as many endings and beginnings throughout the globe as we experience a shift in lunar nodes, solar and lunar eclipses, and begin to emerge from Retrograde Season. From this viewpoint, Venus moving into Cancer suggests a nurturing presence at a time when it is deeply needed. As emotions are processed on multiple levels, Venus is in the emotional water of Cancer (which is also the Sun Sign of the United States using July 4 as the country’s birthday).

After we get our emotions out, we move into the spotlight with Venus in Leo (September 6, 2020) causing us to shine a light on ourselves and others and appreciate family, creativity, and children. With this placement, we need to check our ego and pride since Leo can roar when neglected or wounded, but Venus in a Fire sign will give us a much needed boost either way.

On October 2, 2020, Venus moves into Virgo and puts a focus on work, service, and health. Later in the month, (October 28, 2020) Venus moves into Libra and our focus shifts to relationships and creating harmony and balance in our relationships and environment.

In November, Venus asks us to examine the darker side and it’s likely this will connect with the eclipse near Venus’ entrance into Scorpio on November 21, 2020. Venus’ placement in the water sign of Scorpio allows us to explore the shadow side without fear, to play detective as needed, and to feel on a deep and passionate level. It is likely Venus will yet again provide us with much needed support during our darkest nights this fall.

Venus ends the year by going in the adventurous Fire sign Sagittarius on December 1, 2020. Here, Venus wants to mentally and physically expand. The Lunar North Node is also in Sagittarius at this time, so this is about reinvention, higher thinking (and subjective thinking), realigning with our true path, and being ready to leap into a new year that is truly new.