The Moon is now in Taurus, which is ruled by Venus...the ruling planet of Taurus. The opposite sign to Taurus (and thus the 7th house of relationships ) Venus is in Scorpio right now and going backward. This puts emphasis on going over past issues re our sexuality...as I said last blog. Venus, being the planet of love, is a powerful archetype in all our lives. Who doesn't want love?
With this Scorpio retrograde, Venus may bring us down into the depths to explore old issues and go over past trespasses. It may also bring us into contact with the sacred sexuality that Venus in Scorpio can lead to. In his last newsletter Eric Franic(see sidebar) has written a brilliant article on this subject. He brings in the astroid Vesta...which has just moved into Scorpio as well. The Vestal Virgins (Vesta) were sacred prostitues that had a prominent placement in ancient Rome,and their devotion and care of the sacred fire was at the heart of Roman life. Francis says that when they were suppressed the fall of Rome followed shortly after.
The message: sexuality is powerful and sacred and not to be messed with.
This next week or two is a good time to go inward and seek contact with your own inner sacredness....be it sexual or celibate...(as the name virgin implies). We often leap into sexual things too quickly and now may be the time to stand back and witness our own self before we connect to another. The Mars Venus conjunction in Scopio made slowing down highly unlikely in the past few weeks, (yikes) , but now we have a chance to take some time to explore our inner selves and let scared healing happen. The planets are with us in this journey. Let Venus (love) come into your dreams and awaken your heart.