Crystal Herbalism – Venus Retrograde
Hues of pastel pink illuminate the soul as Venus enters
retrograde. This feminine energy sparks a wildness with us, a vibrant
expression of compassion. The last time this feminine planet retrograded was
last spring and this new cycle will last till November 16th.
cosmic transition welcomes reflection within the heart space, giving us the
time to review our relationships, including the intimate one with yourself. She blankets us in rosy starlight,
asking us “Are You Happy?”
Venus is the goddess of love, beauty, fertility, and abundance,
she is the Roman version of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Her planet is going to
get closer to the horizon and like Persephone, she then disappears into the underworld.
It is during this time of astrological darkness that we will be pushed to acknowledge
unresolved issues. Venus will also be ruling both the new moon and the full moon
this cycle, bringing self-worth into the spotlight.
Crystal: During this retrograde have rose quartz become your companion. This crystal will be the light you need as you wade though moments of darkness in your reflections. Rose quartz is a goddess stone providing you with protection, divine wisdom, and loving nourishment.
Essential Oils to work with: Rose, Geranium, and Plumeria. These floral scents will activate your heart chakra.
Retrograde Mantra: My Greatest Strength Is Love.
Venus Retrograde Journal Prompts: SELF-WORTH
- What is your hearts true desire?
- How can you improve your self-care practice?
- How would you define self-worth?
- What are you worthy of?
- In what ways can you love yourself more?