We could be facing our deepest fears about love right now, as well as our greatest illusions.
This Friday, Venus (love) in tension with both Neptune (illusions, delusions)and Saturn (fear and restriction) could stir up old bugaboos around loss and
Fear is the opposite of love. It comes via a closed heart, and our heart closes when we don't feel safe. Saturn is stoking those fears right now as it turns direct at the same time that it squares both Venus and Neptune.
Saturn is the hard taskmaster. Neptune just wants to escape.
Retrograde Saturn has had us facing our limiting beliefs. The current tension with Venus brings out our fears around love... our fears of 'lack' and not enough! You know... the cup half empty!
To open our heart takes courage and a willingness to face things exactly as they are (Saturn). And also the flexibity (Neptune) to allow for new possibilities.
That's the creative part. It means letting go of your old 'story' so something new can take place. New moment, new choice!
Amanda Painter at Planet Waves says it's all just energy: "Fear — even the fear of being unlovable or unloving — is energy. And as such, your imagination — your mind — has the power to see it for what it is, and redirect it by using it for creative, positive purposes."
Neptune/Saturn challenges us to create something real our of our deepest longings.
That includes moving beyond our fantasies and getting real. There may not be gold at the end of the rainbow, but it is still something beautiful to behold.
Saturn's presence can seem a bit harsh, yet the ultimate lesson is self Mastery. We are not mere victims of destiny, we are captains of our own boat.
The tricky part is ... who or what voice do you listen to: Your conditioned (and fear based) mind, your deluded fantasies, or your deep, intrinsic inner knowing?
How do you know which is which? 🙃
If you don't know... get creative. Listen. Feel. Ask! and you shall receive!
(see previous post about creativity)
There are forces at work trying to get us in touch ... with us!
We are being pushed to get our hearts and minds lined up with our souls direction (instead of staying stuck in our small, fear based self).
If we can tune out the distractions and outer noise and start working in our own best interests, we can then choose! Consciously!
"Choose to choose, or choose not to choose, you will still choose all the same."
Both Mercury and Venus in Virgo require discernment.
Yet there's magic even in the midst of tension. Imagine how that caterpillar feels as it starts to dissolve in the process of becoming a butterfly. Maybe it tells itself little jokes to distract from the fear of disappearing.
Laugh a little. Laugh a lot! Even when things don't make sense. Especially when they don't make sense!
Don't overthink it!!
(like why the text is suddenly changed and how do I get it back to normal ? Lol)
Best avoid getting caught up in opposites: love and hate, fear and fantasy, loss or gain (- Venus can also be about money)
The reality is: You win some you lose some!
Things are really wonky right now. Yet there is a way through the madness.
Find the middle. Find the heart. Find yourself
You know you want to!