“I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.” ―
Effective Dates: April 4th- August 8th, 2020 (Retrograde May 13th- June 25th)
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Venus in Gemini– Yes, Heretics, it’s that time again: Venus Retrograde. I know most of you are still recovering from the LAST one back in 2018, but gird your loins, because this one is important, and you are going to want to capitalize on every last second of it. “What, Helios?” you ask, rightfully incredulous, “Are you high on that Space Dust again? It’s in Gemini! And it’s going to be hard because… well… I listen to pop astrology and this one time my Gemini best friend Patricia stole my boyfriend (even though I didn’t really like him that much and he kinda smelled”…. Sure we made up and we get brunch mimosas every Sunday #BrunchBesties, but like… Geminis are shady. Anyways this other love and light astrologer says *incomprehensible drivel*“. Well reader, no, I’m not *currently* on Space Dust (I ran out, who’s your guy?) and you’re entitled to your opinion on not only me, and Gemini as a sign, but these aren’t normal days. Pop astrology doesn’t cut it anymore. Now we need to really dig deep and understand who we truly are, and ironically the best one for the job is the shady, shallow, and slutty sign of Gemini.
So yes, Venus is going into Gemini. And the world is melting all around us. What do we even begin to do with that? Well, with the Goddess of Pleasure, Beauty, and Romance making her move now, as all falls apart, this transit challenges us to really pursue Truth. Our personal Truth. Truth built on experience and shaped by our lives. As things play out in this crazy world of ours, we will be subjected to quite a lot of misinformation, half-truth, and lies of omission. There will be scapegoating, lies, and anything that can be put out to keep the public from rioting will be used. Everyone will have their own theories and conspiracies about what is going on until the truth is out and isn’t able to be suppressed anymore.
What this means for you is that right now you are being challenged to shut out the talking heads around you that tell you what and how to think and instead go within to find a deeper truth. This will bring you peace and you will find yourself better equipped to weather this storm. Mind you, I’m not telling you to ignore CDC guidelines or stop social distancing just because you think the whole thing is a hoax and was cooked up by Michelle Obama in an underground lab behind a pizza place in Georgia, that’s not the kind of inner truth I’m telling you to find. What I am saying is to take the newfound time to enjoy the experience of being less than ULTRABUSYATALLTIMESALWAYS. Create a bastion of peace within yourself, take time to do all those things you wish you could do if only you had the time. Reconnect with who YOU are, and make yourself a priority. Enjoy the life you work so hard to build.
The more you go within, seeking your peace and learning to tune out what is obviously lies, what could never in a million years be true (even though it seems that anything can be true anymore, as long as its wildly ridiculous and patently unbelievable), find the truth that your heart doesn’t scream, but quietly whispers. This is a moment where you are called to hone your sense of understanding that not all that is presented by reality is in fact real. Your mission is to fine-tune your bullshit meter ever farther and align it to the truth of your heart. Seek the real, reject what doesn’t serve you, and move past any old revitalized issues that come up for you. In many ways, this Retrograde will be the least of our worries. It will enable and encourage you to trust yourself, rely on your intuition, and understand your role in consciously creating your reality.
Honor yourself by honoring your truth, Heretics. You’ve got this. I believe in you.