Nov 20 to Dec 21, Venus in Capricorn, the beautiful Queen, is in the first of the three Retrograde cycle phases. What you start, in the way of Venus type matters, per the section of your chart Venus is passing through, are matters that will be reconsidered again after she retrogrades, the day Sun enters Capricorn on Winter Solstice Day, and for the third time after Venus turns Direct Jan 31, Chinese New Year day, in the 3rd phase until Mar 5, 2014!
Love matters will be considered, with turn arounds, some confusion, yet a coming to terms regarding responsibilities and commitments. Financial requirements will be reassessed – percentages of placements, what your time is worth, do you love your job, fair costs, earnings or settlements, returns on investments, long or short-term, insurances. Relationships with the boss, elders, family – especially fathers may have gains or consequences. You may be happy to be that boss or father, or to stand up to them respectfully and kindly, with gratitude as well. Capricorn is the Builder, a pro, the one in charge. Attractiveness matters, whether it be what you are selling, your personal presence, how you show others why it’s good for them too. Capricorn is sometimes thought to be cold, hard edged, intimidating. Venus here softens and puts a smile in the conversation! But don’t be mistaken. Venus in Cap knows real worth and a snow job. Though thought of as the ‘gold digger’ combination, often she knows too, what real love and affection is worth, and that it makes all the difference.
Retrograde, Phase 2, Cautions and considerations:
- Generally, don’t get married or search the net for a new relationship.
- Take on projects you can afford to make changes to. If you don’t like the new color the house was painted….
- Wait to do things that ‘can’t’ be changed, ie a face lift.
- Remodels could get quite expensive, and sometimes when started during Rx, they somehow never quite get finished. Real estate appraisals may come in undervalued.
- Wait to get a new financial adviser and start new ventures.
- Be prepared to reassess social connections, time spent doing volunteer work.
- Purchases may not be worth what you expected, different than needed, not what you ordered. Keep packaging and receipts, be sure the return policy is good and the company is good for it.
Be aware that if the degree numbers don’t activate your chart, this doesn’t apply to you, though you may observe its effects on others. If the degrees are in harmony, praise be, you will be prone to make lucrative choices. If not, you may be a tad exasperated; do your best! Your turn will come.
Venus entered Capricorn Nov 5, retrogrades (reverses direction) at the next to last degree (28 CP 59) of Capricorn on Dec 21! She goes back to 13 Cap, then turns forward again Jan 31, 2014, not leaving Cap until way down the road on Mar 5, 2014! She spends FOUR MONTHS in CAP! The usual time per sign is a month or so! Four months should give us plenty of time to get things right! Be intentional. Choose something dear (Venus) to your heart to work on, something that takes about four months, that will make you feel super when that last stone is in place and your efforts pay off handsomely!
She won’t retrograde in Capricorn again until eight years from now, 2021-22. If Cap is strong in your chart, you especially don’t want to miss this window. Taurus and Virgo are the other earth signs that can prosper from it, and of the water signs, Scorpio and Pisces will do the best.
Phase 1 is the introduction, whether you choose the project, or life happens. Notice what’s Venus related that is happening to you. Phase 2, retrograde, there is a questioning, along with sometimes upsetting seeming reversals, unsteady ground in Capricorn, yet things you didn’t expect can enrich the picture. Phase 3, direct, tidies things up, puts more of the puzzle together, there is more of a working order as loose ends start falling into place. There may be grumbling along the way, but it is worth the work because Venus won’t let you down! She knows her intrinsic values, and in Capricorn, she’s in for the long haul! Every step counts even if it doesn’t seem big. It’s the importance of the timing and the astute placement of effort. Build well.