Old friends and lovers reappear … Venus goes retro ❤️

Venus Rx lovers reconnectOld friends and lovers reappear …

       … echoes of 8 years ago


Venus goes retrograde on Sat 6 Oct 2018 (AEST, Fri 5 Oct in Europe & the Americas) at 10 degrees Scorpio.  Venus signifies our urge to relate to others, so don’t be surprised if old friends and lovers reappear in your life during the retrograde phase of Venus – you may hear from people you haven’t seen for ages.  Or you may be the one seeking to reconnect.  Venus retrograde often brings an opportunity to revisit past relationships, especially if there is any unfinished business there.


Venus retrograde moves through 8-year cycles, so think back to what was happening for you eight years ago (Oct/Nov 2010) when Venus last went retrograde in Scorpio & Libra, for insight into what the themes might be for you this time round.  Venus is retrograde for six weeks until Fri 16 Nov when she turns direct again at 25 degrees Libra.  If you have Taurus or Libra prominent in your chart (especially as your rising sign), Venus retrograde cycles are likely to have a strong impact on you.


Venus will continue to be visible as the Evening Star for a couple of weeks after she turns retrograde, but will be seen gradually lower in the evening sky until she is no longer visible (as she gets closer and closer to the Sun).  With this retrograde conjunction to the Sun, Venus disappears for seven days, after which time she emerges transformed as the Morning Star, and a whole new 584-day cycle begins (a cycle sacred to the Mayans).  In ancient times Venus was seen as a dual goddess – the Evening Star was her peaceful aspect, whereas the Morning Star was her warrior incarnation; the rebirth of the Morning Star was seen as an auspicious time to go into battle.  Venus will reappear as the Morning Star from the end of Oct.


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New Moon in Aries 2017

1AriesNew Moon in Aries

Tues 28 March 2017, exact at 12.57pm Queensland time (AEST) at 7 degrees Aries

Full Moon in Libra

Tues 11 April 2017, exact at 4.08pm Queensland time (AEST) at 21 degrees Libra

Skywatching   Venus reappears as the twinkling Morning Star from the end of March.  Jupiter and Saturn can also be seen in the pre-dawn sky, Saturn high overhead while Jupiter sets in the west as the Sun rises. In the evening sky, Mars the red planet is visible in the west soon after sunset.


Time for action! New Moon in Aries

Venus reappears as the Morning Star

Mercury goes retro

We’re heading into another Mercury retro period so make sure your computers are all backed up and your major purchases and contracts are completed well before then!  See my newsletter for more details …


The New Moon in Aries on Tues 28 March brings the opportunity for a bold new start.  Aries’ natural approach to life is to take action, breaking new ground in a pioneering or even crusading venture, or taking up a cause that’s worth fighting for.

As a Fire sign, Aries is full of enthusiasm and focused on the future.  Aries tends to act first and think later, hence its reputation for being impulsive, so take a moment to weigh your options before jumping in feet first!

If your birthday falls close to this date (within a day either side), this is the beginning of a significant new cycle in your life, particularly with regard to your sense of identity and purpose.

This New Moon falls at 7 degrees Aries.  If you have points in your birth chart close to this degree (within one degree) expect the part of your life associated with that planet (eg relationships for Venus) to begin a significant new cycle.

Whichever house this New Moon falls in, is where you can expect a bold new departure to occur (eg in your professional life if it falls in your 10th).

The New Moon is exact at 12.57pm AEST.  Remember to put out your New Moon resolutions in the following 24 hrs.


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