Happy Summer everyone! At this time Venus is Retrograde in Leo until Sept. 4th, 2023. We are also in the Lion’s Gate Passageway, a powerful astrological phenomenon and portal of energy available each year from July 27th-August 12th that can boost our manifestation processes. With both Venus Retrogade and the Lion’s Gate happening simultaneously, we can expect many areas of our lives to be influenced. In particular, issues related to love, relationships of all kinds, self-worth and abundance will be highlighted.
This is a great time to reflect on your biggest blocks and challenges with regard to romantic relationships, friendships, family, coworkers or business partners, to let go of the old stories. The same goes for money and abundance. When considering both areas, think about what you deserve, value and intend at this time. The cosmic energies coming in during this Venus Retrograde & Lion’s Gate passage can support you in shifting your reality. Work with your creativity, self-sovereignty and confidence to help you step into greater joy and your highest timeline.
With relationships, prepare for wake-up calls or clarity. You might receive insights about going to to the next level in some of your closest and most beloved partnerships. Some might find themselves wanting to commit more deeply, while others might decide separation or endings are needed with certain people they care about. Use communication to move beyond old issues. More will be revealed in relationship dynamics. So put in the effort to heal and transform all that you discover during this cycle!
Especially for women, if you know this applies to you and you’ve been holding back for way too long, don’t be afraid to speak your truth, assert yourself and set appropriate boundaries. This allows you to take better care of you. It can assist you with releasing any anger, resentments or hurts from the past. It is also part of what supports your own self-worth and empowerment, helping you to create better balance and harmony in all of your relationships. Healthy relationships are based on equality, with both partners giving and receiving.
Most women can relate to the mother archetype. When we access and embrace the divine mother energies inside of us, we feel a deep desire to love, nurture and protect. Empathy, connection and a sense of oneness with others comes naturally to us. Women have a powerful role to play at this time on the planet. All of humanity needs more of our pure, unconditional love and acceptance. This kind of love alone can work miracles in healing! It can change the world.
It’s the perfect time for all of us–men, women and children–to love and support those who have traditionally been oppressed, forgotten, disrespected or unappreciated. Those who need extra care and compassion can benefit from our assistance. So if you feel called to be involved with women’s rights, speak out on behalf of animals, offer support with environmental issues or help with the lifting of social barriers, do so! Whatever passion or purpose you have that brings you joy, step into that! And if it’s something unconventional, unique or eccentric, even better. Now more than ever, your actions can have more far-reaching effects than you know.
And when you do what you do in service to others, remember to care for and love yourself more. Take time to rest and replenish. This allows for the ignition of your inspiration and passions. Let go of old patterns of sacrificing or sabotaging your needs or energy. Release the habit of people-pleasing, and stop trying to change or fix anyone else. Instead, live your life for you!
Focus on shining your light in the world, in the ways that you choose. This is also how you role-model the way for others to do the same, which often inspires them to change! If this is new for you, even taking a first step in this direction can leave you feeling more powerful, free and uplifted than you may have ever known. Understand too, that it isn’t really about what you do, it’s more about how you do it.
Careers, hobbies, vocations and special projects that light you up are examples of how to spread your gifts in the world and live a more fulfilled life. Stay-at-home moms, gardeners and animal lovers who bring creativity, joy or a unique energy in how they live out these roles also emphasize this point. The focus on your passions, play, and creating the life you desire will boost your self-worth and abundance quotient. This will also benefit all of your relationships.
There is more of a balance taking place between the masculine and feminine energies inside of each of us and in our world. This shift and other collective karmic releases are allowing for divine order and justice with regard to our economics as well. We’re going to see breakthroughs for those who have been stifled, dishonored and abandoned by the larger authoritarian and governmental groups in our society. But we all have to do our part. We can’t just sit aside and wait for the changes to happen. It starts with each of us on an internal level, one person at a time!
So as you reflect, review, and release over the next month of Venus Retrograde and the last week of the Lion’s Gate passage, ask yourself, what will your part be in collective change? And where will you begin? It’s the perfect time for you to release old and unhealthy stories and creations connected to love, relationships, and abundance in all forms. Set your intentions and allow for the healing and transformation. Stay focused on what you want to manifest in your own life and know that right now, a potent window of opportunity is available to you. Let the magic happen…and enjoy!
For those who would like more assistance with love, relationship, self-worth or money challenges, I’m offering a special rate of $111 for a one hour session from August 7th through Sept 4th, for extra support during the end of this Venus Retrograde cycle. If you’d like to book your session at this discounted rate, you can email me at [email protected].