As I mentioned last week, Venus will be going retrograde in Gemini tomorrow. Retrogrades always strike fear in people's hearts. We hear about what not to do, but what, then are retrogrades good for?
Venus rules love, but do you know that it also rules money? A retrograde in this planet often impacts us monetarily. Just like in love, when we may mistake a frog for a Prince -- or vice versa --, when Venus is in backward motion, we may under or overvalue goods, services, or even ourselves. This is a good time to do some research before doing a garage sale. You wouldn't want to sell a potential treasure for $1 only to see it featured in the Antiques Roadshow.
This is a good time to look over our finances. In Gemini, it's an especially good time to review any kind of financial correspondence, as well as any kind of writing that can generate money. Gemini is a very social sign with the gift of the gab. Reach out to old friends and you may find a hidden nugget of information that can garner you potential earnings. Don't discount anything. For all you know that nice little old lady you helped cross the street is Spielberg's auntie.
To make retrogrades work for you, first find out where it hits in your chart. If say, the retrograde falls in your 11th house, then you might have to review your friendships, or membership to organizations. If it falls in your first, then think about how you present yourself. Whichever house it falls in, this retrograde asks that you go deep and examine what's under the surface.
Gemini is often accused of being shallow, but going deep is often not called for or even appropriate. Lightness does have its place. When I was in grad school, reading two books a week, I craved nothing more than a couple of hours with a fashion magazine. After delving into all those heavy subjects and thinking deeply, looking at pretty pictures was the only way to keep my brain from frying!
Have you been so busy that you are totally out of the loop? Do you feel like an alien from Mars? Gemini is an air sign, and as such it is always abuzz with new ideas and gossip. This is the perfect time to reconnect to the zeitgeist by taking in the current crop of movies, books, and TV shows. Reacquaint yourself with your Twitter stream. I'm not saying you'll definitely make money, but you might get a fresh idea to restart an old writing project. Gemini attracts through her sparkling wit, after all.
Lastly, although a new look is not recommended during Venus retrograde, there's no better time than to revisit your old tried and true beauty regimes, especially if you've laid them by the wayside in the stressful days of the Mercury and Mars retrogrades. Treat yourself to a day at your favorite spa, or call up your trusty hairdresser.
Retrogrades ask us to look at things with fresh eyes. They help us reevaluate key aspects of our lives. Retrogrades, in short, keep us from missing out on hidden treasures -- or from over-idealizing people or things.
Have you ever found a hidden treasure during a retrograde? Or recognized that you were over-investing in something or someone?