Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Venus Is Retrograde; Sun and Neptune Are Square: Land of Confusion
Greetings and salutations, my fellow stargazers. I haven't been posting in the past couple of weeks because quite frankly, I've been astrologically uninspired as well as busy with more mundane matters. So Venus turned Retrograde in Gemini on May 15, and will stay Retrograde till June 27. You may be of at least two minds about love, art, and aesthetics during this time. If you are usually articulate and communicative, you may be experiencing frustration because either you or a loved one has the stopper-in-the-throat syndrome. Gemini is not the most indecisive sign of the zodiac (that would be its air-sign cousin Libra), but it's probably the silver medalist. It engages in much back-and-forth, wanting to keep all options on the table and all doors open to satisfy its whimsical nature. Gemini also generally overthinks things while not knowing what it feels, since emotions are not Gemini's department. This is absolutely not a good time to press for any romantic commitments. Even regular socializing, which tends to bring pleasure while Venus transits the social-butterfly sign of Gemini, may be hard going. If you throw a party during the Retrograde Venus period, do not be surprised if fewer people turn up than expected. If you are a poet, however, this is an auspicious time to revise your verse (especially if it's witty and/or rhymes). The Sun-Neptune square, exact today at 4:57 p.m. ET, is a pain, a drain, and feels like rain (even if the Sun is in fact shining where you live). Energy and enthusiasm are low. It's not a good aspect for the respiratory system; in my neck of the woods, many individuals are suffering from hay fever or a cold. If you can unplug yourself for a little while, take a disco nap. If you can't, don't just double-check whatever it is you're doing (whether you're in the office, running errands, behind the wheel, etc.): triple-check it. Even usually alert souls may be dragging, or feeling out of it. And even teetotallers may experience the urge to have a drink or three. The fog will dissipate somewhat after the square, but on Friday a similar aspect (Mercury square Neptune) will put us back in the land of confusion.