EYE ON THE SKY: VENUS RETROGRADE INTO CONSTELLATION OF PEGASUS
Venus retrograded into new constellation and stays there until April 20th as it moves toward stationary/direction motion on Saturday, April 14th. This constellation is know by Western astronomers as Pegasus (sidereal Aquarius 20-Pisces 3.20) and the in the Vedic lore is called Purvabhadrapada. On the positive side, this constellation teaches to lead a life of personal sacrifice with no expectation of glory. On the dark side it can bring out sexual obsessions and greedy power struggles. It is channeling mixed energy with the stationary Saturn squaring it closely within a degree and we have written about this being a time for revaluation relationships and break-ups. Still in transit, it will be channeling a strong Jupiter that is the auspicious star of Spica in Virgo and bring out the higher qualities and Venus/Jupiter connections always feel good.
Venus/Jupiter connections can increase over-spending and over-shopping but they always feel good and because you feel good you tend to indulge. Have to watch cravings for sweets and if there is no outlook for sexual passion, you may have to find a good masseur and be sure to curb overspending into the end of the month.
Because Jupiter is strong in Chitra Nakshatra (Virgo 23.20-Libra 6.40) until April 14th, some of the higher energy of the constellation comes out which means Venus is channeling prosperity through cleverness, and great logic and strategic skills in “reading” people. The spiritual side of Venus may come out in its journey and inspiration by Jupiterian wisdom which is still strong in transit This constellation supports skill in saving money but can lead to relationship problems in leaning too much on one’s spouse for support or being controlled by then.
Overall Jupiter/Venus connections feel good and increase happiness, This transit is generally happy one. Moreover Venus is still in it exalted sign of Pisces, a sign of Jupiter until May 30th and for the most part the planet of love and relationship will have its maximum energy flowing and bring out its highest artistic and creative talents and deep emotional connects for deep loving relationships. .
Venus, a very sexual planet, will be tempted by the dark energies through this transit so be careful with new partners. For a constellation ruled by Jupiter, this star is connected with negative human traits including paranoia, pessimism, debauchery, violence, cruelty and erratic sexual behavior. It is by far the most intense constellation in the zodiac. If you were born with the Sun here between March 5-17th or have the ascendent or moon here, the major lessons are learning humility and not getting caught in the ego. If you are born under this star, it is important to get devoted to the light right away. Still people in this constellation are sincere, hard-working and will do anything to achieve their goals. If course if Jupiter, the lord of this star, is well placed and strong in your natal chart like in Pisces or Sagittarius or Cancer or in strong houses like the 1st, 5th or 9th, the higher qualities of the star will emerge. Often great artists are born under this star and will use this dark energy to create great arts. Still people born with this star will have extremes in sexual behavior that may be viewed by society as abnormal or out of the box.
The symbols for this unique nakshatra are a sword, the first two legs of a funeral cot, and a two faced man. The sword represents the ability to cut through negativity to get to the truth. The two faced man indicates the ability to see both sides of an issue but also may be symbolic in Western psychology of our dark side or shadow This nakshatra is ruled by the benefic Jupiter, which reflects the high idealism of this asterism but for a star ruled by Jupiter, it has an unusual dark quality to it. The highest aspect of this constellation is learning to purify our dark side and surrender our ego and find our highest calling for more service and philanthropic action. Use the final part of this transit the next 10 days with the planets going to move through your habits and addictions and become more devoted to the highest.
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