Alright, y’all. Venus retrograde is almost upon us. In fact, we’ve been in the shadow period for this retrograde since September 3. Have you been noticing issues cropping up around relationship, wants/needs, values, possessiveness, shame, anger and other intense feelings? You might just be getting a preview…
Every fall for the past several years I’ve been tempted to run a course called Deconstructing the Myth of Soulmate. Not necessarily because I think the idea of soulmate is bad, per say, but because it’s an idea that’s very much lodged inside many of us in ways that aren’t necessarily healthy or helpful. Our cultural mythology romanticizes and emphasizes the idea that there is something outside us that completes us, and that if we do not have that thing we are not complete. Part of my life’s path has been focused on examining the unquestioned, underlying assumptions and at times compulsive externalization of power that mythology supports.
I believe that understanding why we relate in the ways we do and how we’ve been conditioned into certain desires and needs — and then making changes accordingly — can be some of the most revolutionary work we do for ourselves and the world. Sometimes we learn that we do like, need and support those narratives, and sometimes we want to change them. The key here is conscious awareness and choice.
Looking into the astrology of 2018, I recognized that a Venus retrograde through Scorpio and Libra, which are the two most relational signs of the zodiac, would be a perfect opportunity to actually follow through with creating this course.
Plus, Venus will be spending a portion of her time squaring the nodes of the Moon, indicating an opportunity to let go of some intensely deep-rooted patterns.
I’m really excited about it! Not necessarily because I want people to change the way they engage intimate relationships in a specific way, but because bringing conscious awareness to our own patterns and needs is a really worthy adventure. It allows us to choose what we want, rather than just feeding into scripts that might or might not be healthy for us.
And so I present to you: Deconstructing the Myth of Soulmate: Navigating Venus Retrograde.
It’s a 7-week series that will use myths, stories, astrological exploration, personal narrative writing and energy healing exercises to give you an opportunity to delve into your unconscious ideas about soulmate/relationship/bonding, as well as fears and unexamined assumptions about sex and intimacy. It will then help you to get in touch with values and needs in a way that facilitates a reconstruction of your core identity from a place of power. You’ll explore ways you can let go of old stories that are no longer helpful while recreating a new mythology-as-guide for what you want your relational life to look and feel like.
The series will kick off with a webinar on October 2 where we’ll cover the basics: The timeline for Venus Retrograde and the class, the astronomy of Venus Retrograde and what the archetype of Venus represents.
Then, you’ll receive an email every Friday from October 5 – November 16with written and/or recorded lessons, prompts and inquiries that will help you to make the most of the cosmic weather.
What you’ll get out of it:
Support, guidance and inspiration for the duration of the retrograde
Insight into your relationship patterns, conditioning around relationship, fears, as well as ways to work with what is uncovered
An astrological tour through Venus Retrograde
In depth information about the archetypes of Venus, Libra and Scorpio
Writing prompts geared towards helping you identify old narratives and create new ones
Techniques for listening to your intuition
Ideas about relationships and relationship styles
There are to tiers: the first is for folks who just want the lessons. The second is for folks who want a more personalized tour. More information about the course and the options can be found here: aquarianspirals.ticketspice.com/venus-retrograde
Please note that registration for Tier 2 is limited.
So check it out. Let me know if you have any questions. And sign up if you’re ready to go deeper into a course that will remain relevant for years to come.