Finding Clarity in the Past and Love for the Present: The Potent Lessons of Venus Retrograde 2017

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On Saturday, March 4, Venus transitioned into retrograde, and will remain there until April 15th, 2017.

The mythology of the goddess Venus is enveloped in the ethos of love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. These energies (in a planetary sense) also ripple forward to the frequency being emitted during this retrograde period, as Venus rules love and attraction, and this time may cause these thoughts to come to the forefront of your consciousness.

Whether you are currently in love, or desire love to come into your life – feelings from the heart are amplified. What you choose to do with these feelings, is your own free will, but if you absorb and apply the energies – you can amplify them to what you’d like to manifest in all areas of your life.
The heart is the philosopher’s stone, and with the heart – all intention can turn to gold, if you choose to allow it.
However, it is very important to find balance between keeping an open heart – and protecting yourself – because there will be a few days where this retrograde will overlap with the next Mercury retrograde, during which time things may get a bit chaotic. You may find yourself wanting to reflect on the past, in search of the feelings from nostalgic moments past. If the voice inside your head is telling you to reach out to old flames, or to find closure from exes – sometimes it’s better to keep the door closed, and to not open a Pandora’s box.
Appreciate the lessons in the present – and don’t get too lost in what was, focus on what is – in this moment now. What do you love about your life today? What would you truly love to see in your love life tomorrow, and in the days ahead? Don’t let past regrets cloud the here and now, take hold of the powerful lessons you’ve learned through your journey here on Earth, and transform the regret into creativity, by building a new, solid foundation from the ground up. Situations end so new ones can begin, and there is no use going back to yesterday.
When retrograde fades on April 15, you may find yourself feeling refreshed, cleansed and clear – but in the mean time be gentle, be aware of your memories, but don’t get lost in the illusion of nostalgia from days gone by. Demons and darkness love to play tricks on us, to prevent us from living in the light every second of our lives. Stay light, and call in your angels by focusing on what you love, loving yourself, and loving each and every moment in the here and now.

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