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Observations: Venus, Mars & Mercury are Dancing

Venus in Capricorn

Venus in Capricorn

© Kat Da Silva

We have a dance happening with Mercury, Venus and Mars the first half of 2014. On January 31, Venus in Capricorn stations direct and Mercury leaves Aquarius for the fluid waters of Pisces. A few days later Mercury will station retrograde on February 6 and begin to dancing backwards into Aquarius. Mars in Libra is currently waiting patiently in the sidelines before he takes his turn stationing retrograde on March 1 . . . the day after Mercury stations direct. Whew!

Venus will station direct at 12° Capricorn within a degree of Pluto in Capricorn whilst Mercury will be cozying up to Neptune in Pisces when it stations retrograde at 3° Pisces. This means both faster moving planets will spend several days in the vicinity of Pluto and Neptune, much longer than usual.

The Venus-Pluto conjunction could seriously curtail spending, especially on what Pluto deems unessential items. This may have been a theme for many during the past month or so of the Venus retrograde and we are getting one last firm reminder of the importance of sensible spending habits.

The feeling I have about the Mercury-Neptune conjunction in Pisces is it will temporarily suspend our preoccupation with all the bad things happening around the world. Aquarius is big on letting everyone know what will happen if we continue on our present course of action, for better or worse. Annoying enough, they are often right. Pisces comes along and reminds us to have faith because someone out there loves us, so relax already.

Now Mars will station retrograde at 27° Libra square Venus in Capricorn . . . putting stress on our relationships with loved ones. In this instance Venus is moving at her usual speed so this will likely be a mere speed bump on the road to True Love. Though it kind of depends on whether or not Saturn stationing retrograde at 23° Scorpio on March 2 is affecting your natal personal planets. Interesting times!!

These back to back retrogrades could be the Universe reminding everyone to slow down and think about what we’re doing instead of dashing from one emergency to the next. Venus retrogrades usually remind us there are more important things in life than money, Mercury retrogrades teach us why we need listen carefully whilst Mars retrogrades offer lessons in pacing as in slow down and live longer! The headlong pace so many embrace is not always healthy, OK?

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8 comments to Observations: Venus, Mars & Mercury are Dancing

  • Linda

    Hi Diane,
    I’m more concerned about the Saturn stationing retrograde at 23 degrees Scorpio; that’s my Ascendant.

    • Diane L

      Hi Linda!

      Saturn does station within a degree of your ASC, so yes, you will be aware of it more than you have been. Saturn conj the ASC marks the beginning of a new phase & when we debut before the world the changes 29~ yrs of living has wrought in us. :-) The anticipation will probably be far worse than the actual event . . . it often is.

      xoxoxoxoxo diane~

  • Rodney

    I’m with you Linda, on that Saturn turning retrograde, its been building up and triggering my fixed grand cross!

    • Diane L

      Fixed Grand Cross?! Stubborn much are you?? :D

      xoxoxo diane~

      • Rodney

        Depends on how much of an orb you consider in interpreting, I have read that up to 6 degree orb can be used for planets and 10 degrees for the Sun and Moon. My fixed cross is connecting up to 5 degree orb with 4 squares etc.. Its more of an internal struggle for me. Very difficult to deal with from what I have read on this matter..

  • Les

    Venus retrogrades usually remind us there are more important things in life than money, Mercury retrogrades teach us why we need listen carefully whilst Mars retrogrades offer lessons in pacing as in slow down and live longer!

    Love this – really encapsulates it as a good reminder. For Venus retro, I have to say I’ve returned more things I’ve bought during this Rx period than I can remember at any other time! I am usually pretty cautious about spending (maybe it’s my Venus/Pluto in Virgo, though my Leo Moon would spend spend spend if possible, particularly on clothes and cosmetics and such! Would love some home luxuries, too…). My pMars is retro now as well, nearing exact return to natal position, so pacing is highlighted – heh, as if Mars in Taurus was ever fast-paced… ;-)

    • Diane L

      Hey Les! :D
      For Venus retro, I have to say I’ve returned more things I’ve bought during this Rx period than I can remember at any other time!

      LOL! I’ve done that a time or two during Venus Rx. I ended up re-gifting some Xmas presents that were very nice but not me this year. Otherwise this has been as low key a Venus Rx as I recall. Probably has something to do with the favorable Saturn aspects, Saturn being Cappy’s ruler and all.

      heh, as if Mars in Taurus was ever fast-paced… ;-)
      :-) no kidding!

      xoxoxoxoxo diane~

  • Kaz

    Hope my Neptune brings a dreamy new job. I can’t think about an new one till I wave good to the old one.more than brainboggled lol xox