Your Venus & Venus Retrograde 2015

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What do you LIKE?

What is it? What do you like really?

Think of how in Spanish, to love is to desire.
~ Te quiero ~

Venus and Mars!
That’s it!

Take a moment to think about the things that you do to make yourself more beautiful,

and then


Think about what you are doing when you feel beautiful.

* are you singing?

* going for a walk in the city or out in nature?

* having sex?

* do you feel beautiful when your child hugs you?

* or when you turn a stranger’s head ?

* do you need someone else’s gaze, or are you perfectly alone?

* are you beautiful when you laugh?

When was the last time you felt really lovely?
~where are your permissions for pleasure located?~

What do you need to be beautiful,
not just to experience Beauty, but to embody it?

and when you do embody beauty, what do you attract?
What or who draws close to you, absolutely compelled?

Do you get what you want?
Or perhaps only what you need, or worse!
How comfortable are you receiving what you desire?

This clip is the perfect illustration of being out of touch with your Venus.
The people, the couple, don’t know actually what they would like!

how, HOW?! does he manage to put SO VERY MUCH in a 1 min. 24 second clip?!!???
I mean honestly!?

Dylan Moran is a Scorpio Sun with a Taurus Moon.
His Venus is in it’s detriment, Scorpio.

Venus in Scorpio is Mars ruled, and therefore knows desire inside out!
Notice for Scorpio, DEATH!

I’ve posted about him in a fan-girl sort of way BEFORE


So what do you like?
Or, put another way, what do you VALUE?
What gives you Pleasure?

This a Venus question, & we will have a Venus Retro this year,

~I try to keep my heart open to all transits, but I’m somehow not a fan… er, ever… ~

It does come on every year and a half though,
Venus retro is not the least bit unusual.

If you have it nataly, the challenge is simply to live your values,
to freely express what you love any way that you want to.

Best Use of Venus Retrograde in Aries EVER!!
loz! Audrey’s Chart HERE



2015 is so potent, packed, unexpected, and here’s a surprise…

With the malaise that Saturn/Neptune can bring,
it becomes more important than ever to tap into Pleasure (Venus)
and Desire (Mars) on a deep level.

Do you know your Venus placement, by sign, house, aspect and ruler?

Tell me in the comments!
If you want to go deep, check the aspects to the Ruler of your Venus.
Illumination Time!

I have Venus in Gemini SURPRISE! (not)
and the aspects are many… it’s my chart ruler as well, so there you go!


What do I like?

I like like variety, and I like to talk to my friends!
If I can’t have that, I’m a very poor creature indeed.
Too, I must be learning something new at all times…
Venus trine Uranus!


Here is something I learned rather late in life,
the astro on that is a bit long to explain, but I do! I love it!
Me without a mountain to climb or a hope for the future….
Quel Drag!

When you look at Venus (what you like)
why not go ahead and include her lover Mars,
Which is how you go about getting what you want.
Sign, House, Aspect, and the interplay between them…


Venus retrograde is EXACTLY the means by which Venus traces her flower across the sky.

Time to re-work, to recalibrate your loves and money.
Reconsider relationships and perhaps re-visit some old flames, or acquaintances, old ways of making money… frequently casual money/affection seems to dry up, and often you have to bear with and consider who you love/value, and who values you back! Are their misunderstandings as in a Merc retro, but on a love level? Yes, sometimes, to be straightened out after Venus stations direct.


In 2015, the start of Venus Retrograde falls on July 25.
For this particular retro the aspects are muy interesante.
There are positives!

~ a second chance?! ~

Venus backs up to meet Jupiter for the second time, on the 4th-6th of August, (the first meeting is July 1st-3rd),
and then later smooches Mars (August 31- September 2nd)

All the while the Old Skull and Crossbones (Saturn)
slices through the final degrees of Scorpio for the last time!
or the last time until 30years from now
Saturn is in Sagittarius as of September 17th, 2015

Venus is direct at 14 Leo on September 6, 2015
inconjunct Pluto, and sextile Mercury,

Our Sweetheart has a message, or receives one,
along with a perfect shock on the 23 of September,
when Uranus trines Venus at 19 degrees Aries to Leo,
while Chiron opposes Venus.

On the same day, the 23rd,
the Sun conjuncts the North Node at 0 and 1 degree Libra,
the Moon slips over to 0 Aquarius, Saturn vibrates at 0 Sagittarius.
What does that mean?

I’ll unpack it as we get closer, but circle the dates on your calendar,
ummm I mean… type a note on your iphone!

Love YOU!!!!


Dylan, Mahalia,& Audrey all have their Venus’s under duress, we are talking
Detriment, Fall, or Retrograde.
All three absolutely embrace their Venus as a way of life!
Sing, Act, Dance! Enjoy! <3

*pix from the incomparable Sartorialist

** Mahalia’s chart is fascinating and very clearly expressed!
Check it HERE

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Aquarius New Moon, January 20, 2015


What do we know about our new beginning?
Our New Moon at zero degrees Aquarius?

Well, for one thing Mercury turns right around,
determined to stay weird (err, I mean… in Aquarius) and retrace his steps back to one degree.

What about something else?!

We have another New Moon in Aquarius right after!
This one at 29 degrees on February 18th.


Say, are we about to take a detour?
With Mars conjunct Neptune in Pisces, I’ll say we are!

Right this way… there’s something over here you’ve just ~got~ to see!
Oh uhmmm, maybe what I mean is… experience for yourself.


Quirk Much?

Slippery developments. For good or ill… it’s hard to say which

Judgment (Jupiter in LEO opposes Venus AND Mercury,
is that a lapse?! Or a Shock?! and on whose part?!

Uranus on the South Node: a chance for weak links to show.
It’s an incredibly selfish sky.
Well meaning, but out on your own trip?
…Hard to avoid!

For this sky, Ray Bradbury is perfect!
Go HERE for more background!
Ray was a LEO Sun conjunct Jupiter, with Uranus in Pisces opposing.
Mercury conjunct Neptune also in LEO, trine an 11th house Sagittarius Moon!
Just listen to him talk about his ~big ideas!!!~

We do need real life magic, we would be lost without it!


we do need to remember how to see in the dark,
hint: close your eyes,

Oh Wait a min! Is that maybe a recipe for disaster!
Who is writing this this thing!?

I mean keep one eye open,
I mean…
How would you like to combine Magic and Morality?

Would you?
How would you?!

Let go of anything not nailed down!
I mean hold on tight, here we go!

Actually don’t hold on tight!
It’s safer to fall when you are drunk.

For best results think ~win win~
Go LIBRA. Accommodation & Poise.

Saturn in Sag. sends a sextile,
Ethics are an excellent stabilizer, & more than sometimes the reason why.

Meanwhile, keep your wits, step lightly, lightly…

Love YOU!!!



Chiron has a hand in our destiny, I should say a foot!
I cut mine, and I can’t tell you how many people have done similar!
In what way is this helpful!?

A hurt foot keeps you off balance.
Off balance = You watch where you step.



about the retrograde,
DO expect HUUUUUGE technical difficulties, strange friendship/relationship un-foldings, or re-foldings. It’s a doozy! You may have to do everything twice! MORE than Twice! Patience, is beyond even a virtue, it’s invaluable this time around…


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Saturn/Neptune, A Beginner’s Guide 2014



Fear of Drowning, and Drowning. Both.

I read THIS on whiskey river, and I began to think:

Just because something resonates, doesn’t make it true.

Which lies pack a seductive gut wrenching punch?
A swift idea cuts through you, and there you are, useless, flayed open,
still flopping, but only for seconds longer.
Flat on the pier, one more disemboweled fish.

Why is it you can feel those lies so keenly?
A distorted lens where everything suddenly makes sense…

It usually has to do with something that reinforces your own powerlessness.

One way or another, it lets you off the hook, there is a sense of fatalism involved.
A grandness too, a sense of tragedy, fate or destiny…

Something that puts you in your place, a safe place, and a broken one.

It freezes a moment, locks it tight in memory.
Crystallizes a thought,


As though confinement or pressurization is synonymous with distillation.
As though by locking in a concept of

~ what happened~ ~who you became~ ~what was done to you~ what was or was not
~meant to be~

You might grab a hold of it and use it,
like a book, to understand or like a hammer to break your chains.

~or no, not this time, not with a lie anyway,
the truth is good for that,(uranus/pluto syle)~

What about something else?
illogical, ridic, ordinary stuff made of dreams, or the other way around?


Saturn Neptune = Stop Lying or Saturn Neptune = Real Dreams
It’s not even that sentiment is the enemy of intellect. No.

More simple, and more uneven.
Less knowable.
almost concept-less or concept free.


What did the poet say?

*~anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.~

How about this:
If you keep your sense of humor, you keep your sense.

When one is gone, you know the other one will show up missing.


What if it is impossible to see the shape you make while you make it?
What if you weave the world into being with both eyes closed and one hand tied behind your back?

What if it is not concepts that matter, but commitment
to your own compassion, integrity, follow through.
Not as in you don’t make changes to your life. Far from it.
As in you don’t give up on yourself.

What if you resolve to stay with YOU, and love you regardless?
Make the changes that your love entails.
Finish your thought, move ahead with the ordinary.

Consistency is that haze on the mountains, look there, and move toward it.
Don’t expect to arrive.

You are responsible for what you do, and ultimately most people do what they want.
To change your life, change what you want.


Desire is the color most strongly felt, and the reasons why…?
Desire for what, for whom, for what kind?

Change what you want.

Clarity is an impossible mirage these days, clarity is an imposter.
Saturn/Neptune = Reality Blurs

Understanding seduction and desire, that, we can do.
For the lover there is always more.

The other day I said. “it’s just that I don’t want anything. I’ve had enough.”
That is Saturn Neptune too. No more desires.
Rest when and where you can.

To desire again, activate your Venus by sign and house.
Want something.

If you participate, there will be a chance to give, and you need this, because giving makes you stronger.


Love YOU!!!!


For more on Saturn in Sagittarius Go HERE & for more context Go HERE


Sweet Darkness

When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.

When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.

Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.

There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.

The dark will be your womb

The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.

You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

— David Whyte

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January 14, 2015


Dark of the Scorpio Moon + Neptune

all I want to do is listen to Segovia and stare into space.

Segovia’s Sun, Moon and Venus were in Pisces.
Aries Mercury and Jupiter for the revolutionary guitar playing.
North Node and Mars in Taurus = Part of his innovative style was
that he moved his hands less!
Pluto Conjunct Neptune in Gemini, trine a first house Libra Saturn.
The teacher of beautiful music.

So sleepy today, hasn’t enough happened already?
Well couldn’t it find some way to happen without me?

No again?

Venus Still Kissing Mercury… as a fluffer for the New Moon on the 20th.

Keep pedaling…but are we really going anywhere?


The New Moon in Aquarius says YES we really are!
Have to see it to believe it?

allllllll right then!

Love YOU!!!


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January 13, 2015


Libra Moon moving to Scorpio for evening.
I had this in my head when I got up.

Little bit of a blur on the proceedings…
& a sort of a visceral punch as well.

Do you make the decision from your gut?
Or wait it out, all patience is a virtue?


Love YOU!!!


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January 12, 2015


Monday Again? So soon?

Venus and Mercury continue on together in Aquarius,
as NEW as so many things are, it doesn’t all feel fresh.

There is an undertow, a mist, a blur, & the Capricorn Sun,
asking you just what have you done, and what do you expect to come of it?!

- Ancient Theories

A horse hair falls into the water and grows into an eel.
Even Aristotle believed that frogs
formed from mud,
that mice sprouted like seedlings in the damp hay.

I used to believe the world spoke
in code. I lay awake
and tried to parse the flashes of the streetlight –
obscured, revealed,
obscured by the wind-sprung tree.
Stranded with you at the Ferris wheel’s apogee
I learned the physics
of desire – fixed at the center,
it spins and goes nowhere.
Pliny described eight-foot lobsters
sunning themselves
on the banks of the Ganges. The cuckoo devouring
its foster mother. Bees alighting
on Plato’s young lips.

In the Andes, a lake disappears overnight, sucked
through cracks in the earth.
How can I explain
the sunlight stippling your face in the early morning?

Why not believe that the eye throws its own light,
that seeing illuminates
the world?
On the moon,
astronaut David Scott drops a hammer and a falcon feather,
and we learn nothing
we didn’t already know.

– Nick Lantz
We Don’t Know We Don’t Know via whiskey river

Is he right?
I don’t really think so… but he is not wrong either.

Welcome to Mars in Pisces, where you close your eyes to aim for true.

The Libra Moon makes a Cardinal T-Square and tags the North Node as she floats by…
Moon/Uranus/Pluto, Watch out Cardinal Crew.


Mars in to Pisces sideling up to Neptune,
What kinds of dreams can be enacted?
~Slippery Slope~

Somebody (Saturn) disapproves…
~Is that enough to stop you?~

It’s enough to make you check your head.
Watch your step. Look out for the consequence.
For every action and equal and opposite…. woah! I didn’t see that coming!!!

Keep your balance. Breathe.

Love YOU!!!!


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Beyonce’s Neptune Transit


I don’t usually go over here, but this was just too textbook to skip.

Our Holy Virgin Beyonce is next leveling in this video with Neptune in Pisces (film, ocean, the collective unconscious) transiting her 5th house, (ART! Children!)
trining her Scorpio rising and loosely across from her perfectionist Virgo Sun.

She begins with a desire ~ I sometimes wish I could be anonymous and walk down a street, just like everyone else…. I was the girl who just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. ~

Perfectly expressed, the art, confusion, contradiction, desire to escape, to merge, to be a part of that which is eternal…and above all the the ocean, so much ocean.
Neptune opp. her Sun is not exact yet, we may see things go from soft focus to full blur.

what does she say?
~ you can’t put your finger on who I am, I can’t put my finger on who I am~

Then too, later, back to something deeply productive,
for Neptune trine her Scoprio Moon and square her natal Neptune cira 2021/22


It’s called ~Yours and Mine~
As if to erase the boundaries between performer and audience…

Always a good idea to revel in your transits,
to fully adore the influence in the most deeply productive fashion!

It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, your transit = your life.
Embrace it! Bliss out!

It’s beautiful when you can watch astrology so fully come to life!

Love YOU!!!


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January 9, 2015


Venus Conjunct Mercury in Aquarius today.
A new way to think about love or money? Could help!

Letting go is a nice feeling.
Letting go of preconceived notions to allow for something new.

Not that it's necessarily easy.
But who said anything about easy.

Float off as best you are able.
Put some space around you

Space is a nice place to be.

~a mini vacation in a very insistent world~


Take care of your body, & the day to day life you inhabit.
Virgo Moon needs care.

Love YOU!!!


Oh! Check out Obama
getting all Saturn in Sagittarius

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January 8, 2015

Moon moving from Leo to Virgo today.
Less high drama, more dealing with the details.

Lots of sympathy for the Mutable signs,
or people with strong early Mutable placements!

Hard angles from Saturn AND Neptune.

Blurry Blind and Under Pressure.


It’s happening to me!
I looked at the sky and thought:
No wonder I’m losing my sense of humor and feel lost in the woods!
It’s quite a combo!

Perspective…. where arrrrrrre youuuuuuuuuu?

Try to grab hold of reality wherev it rears it’s filthy head,
& give it a good scrubbing!

Thanks Virgo!

The upside?
Open to the new, new structure + new paradigm = NEW OPPORTUNITY

Love YOU!!!



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2015 Fire of Belief and the Ocean of Mystery Saturn/Neptune & Uranus/Pluto


What future have we dreamed up for ourselves?

A mixture of impossible spark and necessity?
Or impossible necessity and spark?!


Saturn is in Fire rather than Water.


It matters what you believe.
What you believe shapes how you feel, rather than the other direction.

That would be simple enough if it were not for the great gusty wind blowing in fog from the ocean. Neptune is gearing up for what could be a long con, AND/OR a beautiful adventure. The kind that reminds you why you are alive in the first place.

It’s possible to make big mistakes here,
but when is that impossible?



Uranus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn
and Uranus is nearly on the South Node,

Letting go of the past in order to build the future.
That seems an easy thing to say.

I can choke out that sentence out no problem.
We will find the devil this time, not in the details, but in the directionals


Which way do we go, with whom, and because why?

Close your eyes says Neptune, which way are you leaning?
Is that the direction you fall?

Take a break, and consider the big picture,
the big picture where you are a small dot, and this is your short life that you only get to live out just the once in exactly this way.

Mercury and Venus kiss in Aquarius now, sextile Saturn,
and that should help you see through your own eyes and from a distance.


Saturn in Sag. wants to strengthen our Morality.
Strength through testing, time to ~grow up~.

If you are a Sag. or wherev you have it in your chart, what does that mean?

~How exactly does a Sagittarius grow up?~

You can never tie them to a post, or hold them down,
and you shouldn’t!
Why would you, when you can travel alongside?

Sagittarius grows by incorporating morality and ethics with pleasure.
By not just being an armchair philosopher, but a real one.
By becoming able to deeply retain what is learned.
By learning to embody acceptance and understanding, rather than tolerance.
By experiencing the ~other~ that is so foreign and different not as an exercise in **exotiscism. But as an exercise in heart & soul expanding empathy.

Jupiter ruling Sag. Saturn still in LEO: Romance, Creativity and Joy.
Fun for the sake of fun can be hard to believe in
after the price many of you have paid just to be standing here still in existence.


Yet, that is exactly how you are being asked to participate.
Not to dive in per se, but to wade at least waist high.



If you want to swim, and you do want to,
you have to get wet.

Out over your head,
where it matters if you can find your way back…
You won’t. You won’t find your way back. There is no back, only beyond.

Saturn builds a long term square to Neptune,
Chiron pokes a well aimed arrow at the North Node

Recognize the patterns that have brought you this far,
so you can step out of them like a wet swimsuit,
sure the feeling remains long after you are dry,
but sometimes you need the ghosts of who you have been to guide you.
To let you know:
~don’t go here~

Oh man! I’m mixing metaphors!
Do I want you to swim or don’t I?!?!

I DO. But you’d better go naked, or as close as you can come.

At the end of 2016 we will emerge from our waterworld no longer half selkie.
For now, it’s the fire of belief and the ocean of mystery.***

Love YOU!!!



* As EVER Souther Salazar

** demonstrate that people of colour do not think of themselves as exotic or other to themselves. We think of ourselves as white people think of yourselves, as central to ourselves, and not some stylisation, political points, added extras: none of those things. We are ourselves.~ Zadie Smith

Naturally where she says people of colour you can substitute any people, anywhere,
and that is just the point.

I SO love her! Zadie Smith: Scorpio Sun/Uranus Crab Moon/Mars.
Jupiter in Aries!Venus in Virgo for the details, Leo Saturn for commitment.
Her Chart can be found HERE

*** when saturn in sag. is ruled by jupiter in ego, it’s allllll about the cheeze!

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