by JESSICA DAWN
〰️ Find stillness within 〰️
The last week of a lunar cycle bring us into reflection as we’re guided to align with the waning/closing cycle. It’s about integrating what has been received and learned throughout the past few weeks, and it’s about releasing and making space for the new beginnings that will follow the next New Moon cycle.
During this last quarter moon phase, it is not uncommon to come face to face with an internal conflict regarding where you may need to make adjustments in your awareness, point of view, or beliefs towards something important in your life. The waning cycle is less about action and more about personal awareness. Essentially, it’s a test to take what has been gained and make something out of it, but not necessarily actively or externally, it’s more about the internal growth and expansion of awareness that is being called for—allowing yourself the time and space to process what has come out of this cycle to move into the new stage with clear intention and peace of mind if you will.
The Venus Retrograde cycle began a week ago. Its conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, also highlighted by the Sun now in the Capricorn, makes for a powerful focus on relationship dynamics and core security issues. This Venus cycle is calling up our deeper shadows, the ones that have been more fiercely suppressed, avoided, and denied, the ones that seem to go as deep as the blood and bones and further back than we can remember.
Retrograde periods offer us a time where we can fix or resolve something that was previously overlooked or impossible for whatever reason. However, on Pluto, a retrograde Venus demands a metamorphic experience of profound proportions. It’s the butterfly transformation, from the caterpillar to something altogether different in expression, however, always destined to be so. It is about soul growth. The process where we face our limitations, where we experience our attachments, and where we realize that we must let go, surrender to change, and allow the unknown to escort us into a new way of being.
Capricorn lessons are all about learning how to show up in ways that offer a solid and beneficial contribution to the whole. How to do what it takes. How to have what it takes. It is essentially all about responsibility. So, during these powerful Capricorn-influenced times, we are led to notice where we need to take more responsibility in life or perhaps take less responsibility where it is not ours to take.
It has a lot to do with balancing the give and take in life and relationships. The balance between providing support and nourishment and receiving support and nourishment… and what it takes to live in the balance. It is different for each of us, but for each of us, we must all learn to be responsible in our relationships regarding protecting and nurturing our own hearts and that of our loved ones.
We still have a couple more months to go of this Venus retrograde cycle, and with it will come many deep discoveries and personal revelations around how the past has shaped your reality. What, in this pivotal time of change, will you choose to carry forward to support your future, and what will you make peace with once and for all and lay to rest as you rise into your destiny? Time will tell.
May we all feel the support and love that is here for us.
? Jessica will break down this month’s lunar cycle into weekly and daily aspects for students of the New Paradigm School of Astrology. It is a group of folks deeply interested in spreading awareness, healing, and harmony using the powerful medicine of star wisdom.
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