JAMIE PARTRIDGE: “Venus Retrograde 2017 ~ Fated Love”

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Venus retrograde 2017 starts on March 4 at 13° Aries and ends on April 15 at 27° Pisces.

Venus retrograde March 2017 is a six-week period of exciting opportunities with love and money.  Instant attraction and whirlwind romances are possible.  The key to enjoying Venus retrograde 2017 is to choose your options carefully.  Hasty decisions based more on lust than love will only end in sorrow once Venus turns direct.

You can find true love during this Venus retrograde but some hardship or delay is to be expected.  These shared burdens are a sign of fated love and the price you must pay to be together.  Self love, patience and good timing will increase your chance of a loving and lasting relationship.

Before I go into more detail about Venus retrograde 2017, I will talk about what it means to have Venus retrograde in your natal chart then the general meaning of Venus retrograde in transit.

Natal Venus retrograde means you have some difficulty in giving and receiving love and affection.  You may experience sadness in love or have to endure hardship or delay.  Lack of self-love, social anxiety, shyness and even financial hardship can be associated with Venus retrograde in your birth chart.

Often these challenges are a result of past life relationships issues.  Due to the laws of karma, if you caused suffering or hardship to a lover in a previous life, then you shall experience something similar yourself during this life.  Venus retrograde acts like Mars so perhaps you hurt someone you loved.  Maybe you had an affair, walked out when they needed you most, or physically injured them.

Whatever the circumstance of the previous romance, you come into this life with those bad memories etched in your soul.  You probably don’t recognize them as memories but as déjà vu or unexplained guilt.  Especially when young, there can be a repeating theme of challenging events related to your past.

Sadness and disappointment may come from unrequited love, forced marriage, sexual abuse, mental illness or physical disability.  Learning to love yourself is critical in working through your Venus retrograde issues.  Other signs of natal Venus retrograde can be poor personal hygiene and not caring about how you look.

Self love can start with beautifying your physical appearance.  The use of fashion, cosmetics and beauty treatments can greatly improve your self-love and therefore make you more lovable.  However, natal Venus retrograde can also show as excessive use of makeup and jewelry or even disfigurement from cosmetic surgery.

The aim of Venus retrograde in your natal chart is to perfect those areas of your love life which once let you down.  As your relationship skills improve with experience, your karmic debt will be repaid and you start to enjoy more loving relationships.

Transiting Venus retrograde occurs once every 19 months for a period of six weeks (42 days).  This means Venus is retrograde only 7% of the time which is the least amount of any planet.  The next closest is Mars retrograde at 9% then Mercury retrograde at 19%.  Venus retrograde should therefore be the most strongly felt of all retrograde planets.

During Venus retrograde your love life enters a fated period.  Giving and receiving love and affection becomes more difficult.  Old friends or lovers may reappear or you may relive past life experiences in order to sort out karmic issues.  As Venus also rules money, it’s traditionally thought that Venus retrograde is not an ideal time for investing or buying luxury items.

Venus retrograde in transit is a time of introspection and reassessment.  You may be interested in someone or something of value that would bring you pleasure.  Destiny encounters are possible and you may actually come into contact with your soul mate.  If so, you should experience a feeling of inevitability or familiarity.  However, it is better to wait until Venus turns direct to make your move.

Use Venus retrogrades to improve how you feel about yourself, to love yourself more. Think about what really brings you pleasure.  Find the reasons for problems in previous or current relationships.  This is where old lovers reappearing can help you clear away the past to make room for new relationships.  Even reminiscing about previous partners can be enough to empty out your karmic baggage and lighten the load.

Venus Retrograde 2017

January 30, 2017, Venus enters shadow zone at 26°54′ Pisces.

From now until Venus retrograde is called the first shadow period.  During this phase you will get an idea of the love and money issues that will be of concern during the retrograde phase. [See Chart]

March 4, 2017, Venus stations retrograde at 13°08′ Aries.

Venus retrograde 2017 makes no major planetary aspects.  The the main influence on Venus retrograde March 2017 is the fixed star Alpheratz at 14°32′ Aries.  The head of the Princess is very lucky.  Acting like Jupiter and Venus it brings harmony and popularity.  It gives independence, freedom, love, riches, honor and a keen intellect.

The minor aspects to Venus will have subtle but romantic effect.  The accepted rules for Venus retrograde are to not start a new relationship or to marry, and to not spend big money.  However, the fortunate fixed star makes Venus retrograde 2017 a promising time for dating and for relationships which began before March 4.

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Jupiter opposite Uranus brings many exciting opportunities.  Mars conjunct Uranus suggests instant attraction and thrilling sexual encounters.  However, impulsiveness would lead to wrong choices and embarrassment later on.  Fast money can be made but lost just as quickly.

Mars trine Saturn does give a desire to save money but to also stick to your long-term goals.  Dating should be enjoyable and you may actually meet your soul mate during this six weeks.  Old relationships can be restarted but a serious lasting relationship is unlikely to begin.

April 15, 2017, Venus stations direct at 26°54′ Pisces.

This second shadow period of five weeks ends on May 18.  Your love and money issues that were in focus during the Venus retrograde phase can now finalized.  While there are no fixed stars with Venus direct, there are two significant planetary aspects.  These major aspects to Venus direct give further clues on how to move forward.

Venus sextile Mars is ideal for romance and socializing.  A perfect blend of sexuality and affection make you look and feel sexy.  You can be confident and assertive in chasing your desires without being at all threatening.  This balance also means you are ready to give and receive love and adoration.

Venus Direct January 2017

Venus square Saturn has the opposite influence of Venus sextile Mars.  It adds stress to relationships from negative feelings, distance or other relationships problems.  Hard work is required to maintain your present relationship.  Don’t ignore the affections of loved ones.

Increased financial pressure means you should avoid wasting money and other resources.  While Venus retrograde March 2017 was a good time to budget and make financial plans, now is the right time to act.

During Venus direct you should pay off debts.  If there is anything leftover then try saving for the future.  If you did make a major purchase during the Venus retrograde phase then you may experience financial hardship now as a result.

Venus square Saturn also indicates a fated romance.  Any hardships you must endure are karmic in nature and the price to pay for being together.  It can also means shared responsibilities of a serious or heavy nature such as caring for parents or a shared financial debt.

The combined effect of a sexy Mars and gloomy Saturn means that existing relationships can improve and new romances can start.  However, be prepared to face some hardships.  You may have to prove your love or fight hard to win or keep your partner.  There may be criticism from parents or teachers and frustrating delays due to distance or lack of money.

If old lovers came back into your life during the Venus retrograde phase, they may depart now or start causing real problems in an existing relationship.  If this is true love, patience and loyalty will lead to a committed and lasting partnership.

May 18, 2017, Venus leaves the shadow zone at 13°08′ Aries.  The final phase of Venus retrograde 2017 is now complete. [See Chart]

If Venus retrograde 2017 affects you directly it will be mentioned in your monthly horoscope.  For more details on how Venus retrograde 2017 aspects your birth chart, see Venus Transits.

Venus Retrograde Dates

2015, July 25 to September 6 —14° Leo to 1° Virgo
2017, March 4 to April 15 —27° Pisces to 13° Aries
2018, October 5 to November 16 — 25° Libra to 11° Scorpio

 

 

via AstrologyKing.com

JAMIE PARTRIDGE: “Jupiter Goes Retrograde In Libra — Expect Some Unexpected Luck”

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Jupiter Retrograde 2017 begins on 6 February 2017 at 23° Libra, and stations direct on 9 June 2017 at 13° Libra. I will talk about each phase of Jupiter retrograde 2017 including when Jupiter enters and leaves the retrograde zone. Before that however, you will find a brief description of what it means to have Jupiter retrograde in the natal chart followed by the general meaning of Jupiter retrograde in transit.

Overall, Jupiter retrograde 2017 is very promising for achieving growth and happiness in a particular area of life that is important to you now. Unexpected good fortune is at hand with work, travel, education or a new relationship. Whatever your hopes for the future may be, this years Jupiter retrograde is an opportunity to make great leaps towards living out your dreams.

If your goals are unrealistic, deceitful or greedy then the Jupiter direct phase from June to September 2017 may result in disappointment and loss. Even if you are travelling on the right path at this stage, you will be reminded how important it is to be happy and content with what you have. Jupiter retrograde 2017 requires introspection and an awareness that inner, spiritual growth is necessary for your hopes and dreams to materialize.

Jupiter Retrograde Meaning

Jupiter retrograde in the natal chart means that there was a problem in achieving goodness of the soul a previous life. This certainly does not indicate a bad soul, but that there will be some lessons or extra effort required this life in order to achieve goodness of the soul, to be genuinely happy and content.

Jupiter retrograde by position and aspect shows the areas of life, or the personality traits and behaviors, which specifically require extra development. The optimum Jupiter nature is broad-minded, happy, comfortable and content. A healthy Jupiter is continually growing and expanding in philosophical and spiritual outlook. The aim is to be charitable, generous, friendly and welcoming to all people, regardless of social status, religion, cultural or ethnic background.

Jupiter retrograde in the chart could show as greed, selfishness, gluttony, extravagance, wastefulness or self-righteousness. Addiction, intolerance, bigotry, ignorance or showing off may be holding you back. Whatever is stunting your personal and spiritual growth is what Jupiter retrograde focuses on. This could well have been an ongoing problem hindering success over many incarnations. Events or relationships will keep reinforcing the problem area this life, especially during Jupiter retrograde phases.

Jupiter retrograde in transit is a regular cycle occurring every 13 months and lasting for about 4 months. Transiting Jupiter retrograde represents a time of philosophical or spiritual introspection and reflection. During the previous months since Jupiter entered the retrograde zone, you will have been dealing with particular issues involving growth and development, happiness and success.

Jupiter retrograde means that whatever area of growth you have been developing is so important, that extra time is needed to take stock and make sure everything in order before you continue. You may be tested to make sure you are ready to receive the good fortune, new romance, or increased wealth you seek.

On the other hand, it could be that a negative Jupiter behavior such as greed or addiction has been getting out of control. In this case, the Jupiter retrograde months will offer a chance to recognize and admit the problem. Things may get so out of control that an intervention or some drastic event must occur in order to shake you out of your complacency or ignorance.

By the time Jupiter stations direct, you should have come to terms with the relevant issues and be prepared for the next phase. In the third and final Jupiter retrograde phase, from the direct station until Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone, positive growth and development lets you bound ahead toward ultimate success and happiness.

Jupiter Retrograde 2017

10 November 2016 Jupiter enters shadow zone at 13°12′ Libra

From now until when Jupiter stations retrograde is called the first shadow period. During this phase you will get an idea of the personal growth and happiness issues that may be of concern during the retrograde phase. [See Chart]

Jupiter square Pluto dramatically increases your desire to succeed but also indicates a tendency to go to any lengths to get there. Avoid ruthless tactics, greed and compulsive behavior. Jupiter sextile Saturn helps counter the extreme and intense nature of  Jupiter square Pluto. It helps you focus on your objectives with patience and determination.

6 February 2017 Jupiter stations retrograde at 23°08′ Libra

The Jupiter retrograde 2017 chart below clearly shows a right-angled triangle formed by Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Overall, this is a positive configuration with the two harmonious blue aspects turning the challenges of the red opposition into opportunities for success.

Fixed star Spica 24°04′ Libra greatly increases your chance of success during the Jupiter retrograde phase. Here we have the most fortunate planet on the most fortunate of all fixed stars. This alpha star of the Virgin gives wealth, success, happiness and love. Spica conjunct Jupiter in particular assists in spiritual development and psychic awareness. It offers protection, advancement and the possibility of wealth to even the poorest of people.

Jupiter Retrograde 2017

Jupiter opposite Uranus greatly increases your need for personal freedom and excitement. You will feel a strong urge to react, or rebel against anything that is stopping you from having fun and doing what you want. A sudden event may release your built up tension and lead to a major change in circumstances. You can find adventure and personal growth through travel, education and new relationships while still maintaining certain core responsibilities in your life.

You can find creative and ingenious ways to relieve the boredom without causing total chaos and disruption. Though technically a challenging transit, the relief from stress and tension can be very satisfying. A change in beliefs or social interaction may be all it takes to act as a circuit breaker. At the deeper level you are seeking a burst of higher awareness, to transcend your daily routine and bring on a spiritual growth spurt.

Jupiter sextile Saturn slows the speed of any change and reduces the shock value. You can rely on sound judgement skills to only chose those opportunities that are right for you. These opportunities may be in your career, through investment or business deals, or in your personal life as major material possessions or relationship choices. Patience, perseverance and a strong work ethic ensure your gains will be enduring and substantial.

Saturn trine Uranus also makes any growth spurts more lasting. It makes the changes in your life run more smoothly. Change will not be as upsetting or erratic as Jupiter opposite Uranus alone would bring. You will remain calm and patient, planning every step methodically. You can find new days of doing old things without rocking the boat. You could take the lead in your career to initiate needed changes and gain respect and recognition from your boss.

9 June 2017 Jupiter stations direct at 13°12′ Libra

This second shadow period lasts until Jupiter leaves the retrograde zone on 9 September 2017. Areas of life that were a major focus during the Jupiter retrograde phase can now be worked on.

Fixed star Algorab at 13°41′ Libra suggests this phase will be more challenging than the retrograde phase. Greed in particular is more likely now. If the retrograde phase did not bring the success you had hoped then you may become bitter and jealous of other people’s success. You may try to make up for missed opportunities by lying, stealing, or picking over the scraps left behind by others.

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Jupiter quincunx Neptune supports the fixed star theme. If you dreams of success have not been realised by this stage then you may become bitter and disappointed. You may look to get ahead through ‘get rich quick schemes’ or gambling. Reeling from your dissolution and broken dreams you may seek to escape harsh reality of your situation by turning to drugs or alcohol.

If things have not worked out as you had hoped then it is important to remember that Jupiter retrograde 2017 is more about inner spiritual growth in preparation for material success like wealth or happiness in love. It may be time to adjust your dreams for the future and aim to be happy and content with what you have before chasing more and more. If you cannot find inner happiness now, it will be difficult to find contentment with more stuff filling up your house.

9 September 2017 Jupiter leaves the shadow zone at 23°08′ Libra

This completes the final phase of Jupiter retrograde 2017. [See Chart]. The outlook is extremely positive after that questionable shadow direct phase. The glorious fixed star Spica again brings out the best of Jupiter good fortune and happiness.

The North Node of the Moon connects with Jupiter sextile Saturn to place your firmly on your destined path toward true happiness in your soul. Relationships with your family and partner are integral in facilitating your continued success with those areas of growth and development you have been focused on this past ten months.

Jupiter Retrograde Dates

7 January 2016 to 9 May 2016 – 13 to 23 Virgo
6 February 2017 to 9 June 2017 – 13 to 23 Libra
8 March 2018 to 10 July 2018 – 13 to 23 Scorpio

 

~via AstrologyKing.com

BECCA MARTIN: “This Is How You’ll Ruin Your Life In 2017 — Based On Your Zodiac Sign”

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I debated whether to post this due to its ‘negative’ perspective… so I turned it into ‘funny’… 🙂

 

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th) 

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You’ll ruin your life by settling for mediocre.  You need a life that holds new adventure for you every day.  You shouldn’t settle for less than that because it will only leave you feeling bored and empty inside when you’re full of life.  Your positive attitude and outlook on life are a couple of your best features, don’t let that go to waste.

 Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)

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You’ll ruin your life by allowing stress and anxiety to overcome you.  Instead of getting yourself worked up over things that are not in your control just breathe, focus on the things you can control and work on adjusting your mindset about the things you can’t control.  Know that some way things will work out because the universe is on your side if you believe it.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)

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You’ll ruin your life by worrying about what other people think and say about you.  Staying true to yourself is high on your list of things to do this year and I urge you to stick with it.  Don’t let the fear of what others may think about you ruin your life because truth be told they probably aren’t thinking about you anyway (they’re too worried about what others are thinking about them, tbh).  Just keep living a life that makes you happy and comfortable, and don’t let anyone else’s opinion change who you are.

 Cancer

(June 21st to July 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by overcommitting yourself this year.  You like to do things at your own pace, which sometimes is very quickly and sometimes very slowly.  Don’t overcommit yourself to things you don’t really want to do just because you feel obligated, that will only put your happiness on the back burner.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by overthinking.  You need to feel valued and important to the people in your life and you will kill that by thinking you’re not good enough.  Don’t let your brain talk you out of just how wonderful you truly are because you think someone might not value your friendship as much anymore.  Here’s the unpopular truth about it that (if it’s actually the case) people change and you outgrow some people.  It’s hard and it sucks, but sometimes we can’t control it and some people just don’t fit into your life anymore.  It’s hard, but focus on the people who you know do love and value you.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by bottling up your emotions.  Seriously.  Don’t keep all the stress inside you, you need to shed it and get it off your chest.  I’m not saying you have to complain to every person about what’s going on in your life, but find healthy ways to let it out.  Maybe try a yoga class or take a hot bath after a long day, eat some dark chocolate or watch your favorite movie.  Find something that works for you to ultimately help you feel less weighed down with stress and worry.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by looking for acceptance from people who you don’t even truly care about.  The people in your life already accept you for you and you’re at peace with that, which is what’s ultimately important.  Don’t look for acceptance from people who will never give it to you because you don’t need those people anyway.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)

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You’ll ruin your life by surrounding yourself with people who can’t offer you much or judge you.  You’re an open person and you need to be surrounded by people who accept you for that.  You need to be surrounded by people you can bounce ideas off of.  You need to be true to yourself and be around non-judgmental people who allow you to share all you have to offer with them.

 Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)

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You’ll ruin your life by trying to be someone you’re not.  You need a life of freedom and people who accept you to be whoever you want to be.  You shouldn’t try to conform or change for anyone because that will just end up making you miserable when you deserve to be happy.  The people who are in your life are there because they love you and accept you so stay true that.  Don’t change who you are based on other people’s expectations.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)

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You’ll ruin your life by not giving it 100 percent.  You want big things but most big things require risks.  Take the risks.  What you really want is a life where everything you put in the world comes back and helps you make something of yourself.  And that’s totally possible.  Keep working hard after what you want and do kind things for others in the universe. Give it everything you’ve got and you won’t be disappointed — no more holding back.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)

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You’ll ruin your life by always answering to someone.  You do best on your own, free to do what you please.  By restricting yourself and constantly having to answer to someone is slowly ruining your life.  Don’t let that happen anymore.  Have a conversation if needed or let whatever is holding you back go and live your most authentic life.

 Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)

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You’ll ruin your life by not appreciating the love you have in front of you.  If you’re single you’ll ruin it by not feeling complete because you don’t have another half in front of you, but you are still surrounded by so much love.  Don’t overlook that.  If you’re in a relationship appreciate all the little things your significant other does for you and if you feel the relationship is becoming comfortable find new ways to spice it up.  You thrive in a life where you have love close to you all the time and truth be told, there is love in everything in life.  There’s love in every emotion, happy or sad, excited or angry, it’s in every single thing in the world, don’t overlook it and you will live your best life.

 

 

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