Welcome home. Below is a vision received for the collective consciousness. It is symbolic. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
Dive into the salty sea. The water shimmers, turquoise and bright white. Still warm from the sun above it. Fresh and clear, you swim far and deep. Way out at sea, far beneath the crashing waves, there we find you. Spiralling down through bubbling salty shifting seas, round and round you spin within. Your descent takes you to an underwater crystal castle, constructed entirely of clear quartz. Your essence magnified, your mind and emotions amplified. Each towering pillar of quartz refracts your many faces like a thousand gleaming mirrors, revealing a multitude of aspects to your limitless being. Inside the grand chambers of the crystal castle you find many, many gleaming treasures. Objects to pick up, examine, try on and wear. Projected on one wall flickers scenes of your life, shifting and changing as quick as you can blink. Treasures and visions, what does this all mean?
Suddenly your skull is gripped, head squeezed tight, invisible light-hands (the spirit of clear quartz and the sea) flow through your mind. The waters of every cell in your body responds. The intelligence of the physical body takes over the mind; you operate on pure instinct, a deep unconscious part of your being steps forward to lead. Your Dream-Self. Your dreamer self stepping through into your waking, consious life. Intuition, gut-instinct and inner knowing lead you to your special hidden treasures. Rediscovering long-forgotten dreams. Restoring trashed hopes. Reawakening desires. Establishing new ones. Something hidden, buried or forgotten rises from the depths of your psyche. These sacred treasures melt into your being and reunite with your conscious awareness. A-ha! Integration. Shadow merges into light; dissolves in the salty resonance of the ocean until it becomes fragments of coloured light again. Your essence magnified. Your deepest dreams, wishes, intentions and desires, amplified.
Stay present. Hold yourself. Each time you stay present with yourself during an emotional trigger, you are healing yourself. Become curious about these triggers. Why is this a trigger? Why am I reacting? Dig deeper. Sink deeper. Consider. Contemplate. Meditate. Seek clarity and understanding. This is a sacred quest.
When you hold yourself through each wild emotion and remain present throughout, you are healing yourself. Each time you choose to artfully respond, rather than thoughtlessly react, you are healing both yourself and the consciousness of the entire planet. Let your energy of healing intentions ripple out into the cosmos. Shift away from hopelessness and towards constructive action. Make it playful and fun. Make it beautiful.
What action can you immediately take towards the healing of yourself and the planet? (For example, find alternatives to using plastic. Invest in sustainable materials. Invest in yourself - what resonates with you enough to invest your precious resources, time, attention and money into? If it resonates and makes your heart melt or flame, it’s worth it.)
Honour the process of heart and relationship healing you are about to undergo. Treat this time as sacred. Your inner self calls; your heart calls.
Venus has stationed Retrograde in the sign of Scorpio. Venus is a planet of beauty, love, relationships and values. In retrograde we scrutinise what we love, or what we think we love. Old patterns return for another thorough going-over with the glaring intensity of Scorpio. A sign elementally representing a lake of deep, still water, we search our innermost depths and transform what we find. Scorpionic Venus is intense, messy, passionate, consuming, magnetic, demanding nothing less than soul-union. Throughout Venus Rx we pull up old psychic patterning involving our relationships not only with others, but first and foremost with ourselves. Unearthing addictions, codependency, manipulation and sexual trauma to be completely seen and given healing attention to.
The body knows.
What is your body telling you? What do you need right now? What will make you feel safe? Can you give yourself the space needed to listen to your body? What will support you through your journey?
Scorpio is a visceral sign, grounded, raw and real. When I say ‘visceral’ I mean your organs, your guts, your insides. The wisdom that comes through your body will make itself known, loudly. Pay attention. Trust yourself. If you cannot access the guidance of your body because your mind is consumed with racing thoughts, consider what external sources of support can help you, such as talking with someone you deem wise, or seeking therapeutic nourishment.
Clear Quartz will be a helpful crystal-being at this time to bring you clarity, along with Black Obsidian for truth and integrity. Together they are the pinpricks of light and inky darkness of the starry night sky. Those stars are most visible right now, in the dark moon phase. Coming up on the 9th October we shall greet a New Moon in Libra, ruled by Venus herself.
Herbal teas bring gifts from the plant world. What’s in your cupboard? Chamomile to soothe you, Peppermint for clarity, combine the two to nurture an overwhelmed system. Ginger to aid in digesting experiences. Liquorice to ground and nourish your nervous system.
We will all emerge from Venus Retrograde transformed. We may find ourselves surrendering and releasing things that are ready to go. We may also find through scrutiny a renewed commitment to something we once cherished. We may begin somewhere, get confused thanks to venus rx, run around all over the place trying to figure it out, only to return to the place of our beginning with greater integrity and a louder FUCK YES to that thing. Venus Retrograding through scorpio and libra is a trial by ice and fire. May your hearts thaw to let in more love, with solid boundaries and honouring of your values.
Much lovin and cosmic wolf-growls to ya’ll.