The main event this weekend is Venus stationing to go retrograde at 13 degrees in fiery, self-focused Aries! Venus retrograde is a time to reassess what it is we place value on in our lives. Relationships, money, material possessions, our passions and spiritual connections are all up for review over these next few weeks!
Friday (3/3): Retrograde Jupiter opposes Uranus in Aries today for the second of three passes of this transit. Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus brings powerful new insights, opportunities and shifts in consciousness on both an individual and collective level. With Jupiter in Libra the mix this transit may be related to opportunities for adventure, travel, or expansion of material wealth. In retrograde, Jupiter is more likely to be expanding on our inner world and our core philosophies and beliefs, which, in turn, may provide opportunity for powerful and unexpected change. There is a risk here of moving too far into the Jupiter side and becoming overly optimistic or placing too much emphasis on the needs of others, and, on the opposite end, there can be a risk of becoming overly headstrong and focused on individual freedom at the expense of our most important relationships. The key to this transit is integrating the two opposites to create a situation in which the change that occurs that serves our own individual expression while at the same time expanding on balance and harmony in our connections with others.
Saturday (3/4): Venus is strong in the sky today as she stations retrograde in fiery, willful Aries marking the beginning of a period when our relationships, finances, and other areas we place value on are up for re-evaluation. This is a time of important life lessons that reveal to us the true value (or lack thereof) of our existing relationships and gives us an opportunity to make necessary adjustments to create more rewarding, long-lasting commitments moving forward. Venus also rules our material wealth, and money issues will certainly be up for review. This transit could lead to a reversal in important financial matters, which serves to help us reach our personal financial goals in the long term. This may come in the form of a reversal of debt, a refinancing of some sort, or maybe even a temporary loss that causes us to re-evaluate our budget or our relationship with money. Issues of self-worth will also be up at this time, and many will be feeling more vulnerable which will have a detrimental effect on self-confidence. Working on letting go of limiting beliefs surrounding feelings of worthlessness, being unlovable, and fear of abandonment may prove especially fruitful at this time. With Venus in Aries, the focus is on our own ego needs and self-interest in relationships for the beginning part of this retrograde until Venus moves into Pisces on April 2nd.
Just as a side, Venus retrograde is not a good time for purchasing luxury items— chances are you’ll regret that extravagant spending once Venus moves direct. It is, however, an excellent time for thrifting, antiquing, and finding good deals on things you truly need.
Sunday (3/5): Mars in Aries makes a beautiful trine over to Saturn in Sagittarius, providing us with a boost of initiative to move forward with our most optimistic and expansive long-term goals. This is an excellent day for jumping in head-first to tackle difficult projects which require intense concentration and skill. This energy allows us to work diligently at a controlled and steady pace making today an excellent time for beginning long-term projects.