Hello, All!  I am back from my adventures in California, and I am looking forward to devoting more time to this blog and my youtube channel.  And I’d like to start by talking about love!  ❤

Currently, Venus is Retrograde and will be moving through the signs of Aires and Pisces, until she goes direct on April 15th.  Venus Retrograde periods are about reflecting on our relationships with our lovers as well as our relationships with money, art, and beauty.  This is when we evaluate what truly makes our hearts sing.

To take the most advantage of this Retrograde season, you may perform any rituals needed to clear out past lovers from your energetic space.  The best time to do this will be while the Moon is wanning during the latter half of March.  In particular, the Moon will be in Libra (the sign of relationships) on Monday, March 13th through Wednesday, March 15th and then moves into Scorpio (the sign of death) on Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th.  You may also find Saturday, March 18th a good day for cutting ties, as Saturday is generally a good day for banishing, and the numerological correspondence of 9 (1+8) is that of endings.

Activities such as burning old photos and deleting your ex’s phone number are certainly supported at this time.  More importantly, however, is to identify any unresolved feelings or pain and give to yourself whatever you need to heal.  You may try journaling or working with crystals that stimulate the heart charka, such as rose quartz and green aventurine.  Perhaps try a meditation.  Take a walk in nature and observe how green the world looks in Spring; allow the experience to energize your heart.

You may also find that this is a good time to take stock of what makes you feel prosperous, as Venus also takes a role in our financial well-being.  The focus is to reflect inward, however, and hold off taking action until the retrograding planet moves forward.  So, you may, for example, spend some time looking over your budget and determining where you can trim some fat and whether or not you are investing your money where it is working to bring you joy.  Does your job make you feel awesome or drained?  Et cetera.

Venus governs matters of art and beauty, so now is a wonderful time to schedule an afternoon at the local art museum.  Compose a poem or write a piece of music.  Read some classic literature.  Maybe read up on the myths of Aphrodite.

Let go of any body-image issues with self-love rituals, buying yourself flowers, or learning more about how to prepare healthful meals that sustain the body.  Be kind to yourself.

Remember, keep these activities quiet and reflective.  Venus will guide you to exactly the right place within your heart that needs tending to.  In fact, the Universe may very well throw it in your face, as it did with me just yesterday when an ex I thought I was completely over suddenly popped back up.  Take it as it comes, sitting with mindful awareness of each experience, and when Venus moves direct, you will understand what these lessons were placed into your life to teach you.

I hope this Venus Retrograde proves to be healing and beneficial to you all!

Magickal blessings,
Mara.

 

 

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