To see more about the energies of Venus retrograde in the birth chart, see my blog “Wonderful Attributes of Venus Retrograde in the Birth Chart”.
All retrogrades bring a “reconsideration” or other words that start with the prefix “re” in the matters of the sign and house the planet is transiting through. Retrogrades bring a focus inward and to the past as it relates to the present and future. It is a time when going back over things is a prominent theme. I always think of the Earthworm card from the Ted Andrew’s Animal Wise Tarot Card Deck when it is retrograde time. He talks about how the earthworm goes back over dirt making it fine and fertile soil. It is this going back over things that sets one up for fertile future experiences in the area of life being re-examined.
The retrograde transits bring planetary “opportunities” to strengthen weak links and set up stronger points of attraction for more enriching experiences. Often these “opportunities” come through some form of crisis, as they are often neglected for a long time and in a big way so Spirit needs to bring awareness in a way that sticks.
It is very important to note that although reexamination of major issues is common and indicated at this time, actually MAKING LIFE-CHANGING DECISIONS is not. More information will come throughout the transit so to take one moments insight and take action on it would likely be premature, as the retrograde promises we aren’t necessarily seeing clearly or all angles of an issue, especially on topics of love, beauty, and money.
Assessing, researching, working in the backdrop, experimenting without long commitment for things with low stakes, and in general “staying the course” during the revaluation is usually what is best indicated.
Venus retrograde in Gemini/3rd House:
Gemini/the 3rd house is the ruler of communication so when Venus moves through this area one topic that will frequently pop up is communication as it relates to work/income and love/relationships. Most people communicate according to their astrological wiring, as well as how they were imprinted during their upbringing. Often neither of these ways of communicating are getting the person what they want. This transit will likely bring up 'weak links' as it relates to communication of every kind.
Devices that we use to communicate are also covered here so questions about HOW we are using devices/our relationship with them, will likely come up.
Gemini/the 3rd house relates to cousins, sibling, aunts, uncles, etc. (basically relatives that aren't parents or kids). Topics of communication, financial connections or interactions, or any other aspect of these relationships are likely to come up now. Sometimes opportunities might present with one of these relatives. It is a great time to discuss these possibilities, but usually better to wait until the transit is clear to commit. If it is for something very short term, then it could have a good flow if it is naturally flowing without much work, investment, or commitment.
Gemini/the 3rd house also rules the energy of mobility ~ cars, planes, bikes, boats, wheelchairs, anything that one uses to get around. Questions about/doubt cast on how we are using these modes of mobility will often come up during this time. It is a great time to do research for future purchases but better to hold off on actual purchases unless they qualify under my stipulations for making purchases during Venus retro...
In general, the only time buying anything notable is indicated during Venus retrograde is:
- If it’s really inexpensive
- You’re getting a “Smoking Hot Deal”
- You’re not going to miss the money
Or, it doesn’t matter if you hate what you bought at the end of the Venus retrograde, because it is of no consequence to you.
Making purchases like this can be good if:
- You’re spending wisely and not wildly
- If you’re sure you’re not going to regret the expense
If you’re one of those people who has the disposable income and you buy something you end up not liking and you just put it way or give it away when you’re done with it. It’s fine and it’s no big deal.
But you may find that it just might not turn out the way you thought it would and for lot of people that’s a big deal when they’re spending money on something.
Some topics that will naturally come up or some great proactive questions to explore when Venus is retrograde in Gemini/the 3rd house:
Is HOW you are communicating getting you to where you want to be at work/career? in your creative expression? in your relationships?
Are there financial opportunities with your relatives (including step-relatives), especially siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins?
How are you spending money as it relates to your devices for communication - phones, tablets, computers, etc?
How are you using your communication devices? would learning about HOW to use them better, more efficiently, more lucratively assist you in your bigger visions?
How are spending/using money as it relates to vehicles/transportation? is there some research and/or planning to be done to put you in a more desirable situation with your transportation needs, habits, desires?
Summary/Resources I love for Venus retrograde in Gemini/the 3rd house:
This is an amazing tutorial on how to phrase communication to create ‘win-win’ experiences
~ Taking courses/doing research/any other education on using your devices to their maximum benefit for you.
~ Researching perfect vehicle/transportation choices.
A great affirmation for Venus retrograde in Gemini/the 3rd house:
I spill LOVE with every thought, every look, every word :)
To see more about Transiting Venus retrograde through the signs and houses, check out:
~ My blog: “Venus Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts”
~ My Youtube video: “Venus Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts”
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