Venus Retrograde in Aries: Sabrina

Time- March 4, 2017-April 15, 2017

Energy- Re-evaluating our values and needs, honouring ourselves

Tips- Look back to 2009 when Venus was RX in Aries to reflect on lessons learned

“I might as well be reaching for the moon,”  laments Audrey Hepburn’s character in the film Sabrina. Her character only wants the man she has been longing for to fall in love with her. This is the shadow side of Venus RX. When Venus turns RX we might be longing for more Venusian things in our lives, wanting a relationship, possessions, and for many, opportunities will present themselves. However, this is a trick Venus likes to play. Temptation. What Venus RX is really teaching us, is to value ourselves, but in order to do that we must get clarity on what our values and needs are. In the film, Sabrina believes that she needs to become a sophisticated woman in order to charm the man of her dreams, David Larabee. She goes away to Paris to cooking school and comes back as a Venus archetype- feminine, charming, ready for love, and assertive. Her time away made her realize that she does not need to run away from life and love, she must be the initiator. Venus RX is a time of rebelling, reviewing, re-evaluating, and reliving. Her time in Paris is a time in Paris for us all. As Sabrina herself said “Paris is the way to change your outlook.” This is the time to live life by your own rules and transform yourself by honouring your own needs, and through doing that, can foster beautiful intimate relationships.

The Venus RX paradox is one of looking to its polarity for the missing link. The second house which is ruled by Taurus which is in turn ruled by Venus, is the house of our values. If we look to its polarity we find the 8th house, of bonding and shared values. We can only learn what our values are when we are in exchange with others. The same goes for the 7th house ruled by Libra and Venus, the house of partnerships, we look to its polarity in the 1st house, the house of self. Once again, the only way we can transform ourselves is through our interactions and relationships with others. Sabrina transformed herself into a sophisticated woman when she saw David only interacted with sophisticated women.

Venus RX in Aries marks a new cycle of transforming our desires and needs. Aries, the first house once again is about beginnings and our self. We look to the 7th house its polarity, the house of relationships, we look to the 7th house for feedback (Libra). Every relationship and interaction is a mirror of ourselves. Sabrina felt the need to change everything about herself in order to make David fall in love with her. However, in the end she fell in love with David’s brother Linus, the man who was secure in himself from the beginning, and the man she thought could never fall in love with anyone, and that’s when Sabrina realized, all she had to do was be herself in order to finally fall in love.

Venus Rx in Aries teaches us to not be afraid to be ourselves, to honour ourselves, but not in a selfish way. Venus RX in Aries in its shadow is the loner, but in its greatest power is the warrior goddess, the person who is not afraid to live life and to love, because it is those experiences that offer us the most valuable lessons.Our exchange with others is what gives us feedback on our values all the time, initiating our evolution.

As Sabrina says in the movie “I have learned how to live, how to be in the world and of the world, and not just to stand aside and watch. And I will never, never again run from away from life. Or from love, either.”

 

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