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Several months ago, a few of the regular readers of my Facebook page and my blog wrote to me and asked if I would start writing my daily astrology articles again. I will admit, I really did not want to do it. I have written them on and off for 10 years and how many times can you really write about daily aspects (which are usually the inner planets aspecting each other) and not eventually get bored with it. I had to find another way of writing about them or I would eventually begin dreading it. So, this incarnation of the Cosmic Weather Forecast, I have decided to find something more meaningful to write about when these aspects occur. You will notice my blending in some self-help tips along with the daily astrology in order for you to use the current planetary energies in a proactive way.
This leads me to Mercury in Capricorn conjoined to Venus in Capricorn Rx. Rx meaning retrograde – that scary word that usually is preceded by the word Mercury. Despite our pop culture knowledge of Mercury retrograde, all the planets except for the Sun and Moon go retrograde. However, the inner planets being retrograde (since they primarily deal with our day to day lives) seem to have the most influence over us. Yet, despite astrologer’s best intentions to describe what occurs during a retrograde process, it still amazes me at how these planetary motions still seem to grab people by the short hairs with their irritations and inconveniences.
I suppose the problem with retrogrades is that they shake up the flow of energy to the point where they feel alien to our modern sensibilities. Many would consider them unnatural – but are they really? So, how can we work with retrogrades in a productive way?
Claire Martin has this to say about retrogrades in her book, “Mapping the Psyche”:
“The words beginning with the prefix ‘re’ (which literally means ‘back again’) tend to be gentle, healing words describing the bringing together of that which has been previously separated. Since retrograde is a word beginning with the prefix ‘re’, we can possibly assume that planets when they are retrograde offer us some avenue towards healing circumstances that have previously been separated. In many cases (especially with Mercury and Venus), retrogrades often bring people back from the past in order for us to achieve emotional closure and help us to move beyond the emotional pain of a situation if we are willing to work with the energy.
On January 7, Mercury in Capricorn will conjoin with Venus retrograde in Capricorn. Venus retrogrades provide us with an opportunity to revisit relationships (a ‘re’ word on its own that may imply that relationships provide us with a vehicle towards inner healing) and partnerships and make repairs where necessary. Of course, this usually includes the ‘toxins’ from relationships making their way to the surface in order to make us aware (annoyingly and painfully) of any problems that may exist. Furthermore, Mercury conjoining Venus provides us a gateway through which to open dialogue and address any relationship concerns that may be occurring. In fact, if used correctly, this aspect gives us the ability to IMPROVE relationships better than ever before. If you have been afraid or hesitant about addressing any relationship concerns, Mercury conjoined with Venus will give you the right words to use and the diplomacy (lovely Venusian word) to achieve the results you want.
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