Before Venus enters Scorpio, dresses up in Scorpio style dwelling on old issuesagain, she will be walking around on a pair of classy high heals in her beautifully shaped Italian cashmere coat. The fall is in the air, and she’ll be planning and buying her wardrobe for the new season to come. Planning her beauty scheme so everything will be into the right place when she needs it to be…
Venus in Libra is a very nice placement to work a little on your beauty plans, and picking a new wardrobe for the coming season. Giving the beauty (Venus) department in your live some serious energy (Mars).
The Venus in you will definitely feel validated, before she starts her retrograde motion if you give her some energy during this time. Do keep an eye on your money though and making a well-balanced budget is not a bad idea, before she will start her retrograde motion in Scorpio: after all, Venus also rules over money and possessions.
When Venus is in the air it’s time to love, relax, socialize, have fun, work on your creativity, and to make yourself look, and feel better so you can validate yourself a little bit more. Even though I have way to many Sagittarius/Jupiter influences to make a big deal out of making myself beautiful, and stay in touch with the latest fashion styles, I am a strong believer in terms of keeping the Venus inside yourself happy, by taking care of your Venusian needs. The Venus Mars conjunction in Libra is a good position to do so and it sure gave me a boost to take care of certain Venusian issues, which could use a serious injection. The Mercury retrograde in Virgo however, made it kind of complicated, as well as some of my other personal traits. Here is what happened:
Being in the ‘eye’ of my Lilith return and the deeper issues it brings up made me neglect certain sides of my 6th house Venus placement. Even though I realized it: I simply didn’t care and Lilith does have a slightly dangerous quality into her aura, which is very appealing to everyone anyway. No matter how much you’re neglecting the constantly shaving your legs part of your beauty routine: it somehow just is. But on the other hand, isn’t Lilith in the earliest ancient Sumerian origins a handmaiden of the Goddess Inanna (Venus)…?!
“It was Lilith who brought the people in from the fields to Inanna’s holy temple at Erech for the sacred sexual rites.” The Black Moon book by Demetra George
With Mercury retrograde in Virgo in my 9th, in opposition with my Black Moon Lilith, this definitely raised some questions. Here is another quote of Demetra George’s Black Moon Book:
” In the Hebraic mythology Lilith is best known as the first wife of Adam who left her husband, choosing exile and loneliness rather than domination and sexual subjugation to Adam’s will. She was subsequently distorted into a demoness by the nomadic patriarchal tribes for her instinctive sexuality and for defying male authority. Winged and wild haired she was said to fly through the night seducing men and killing babies. But by the 15th century Kabbalistic Lilith had risen to become the Consort of God himself .”
A book I highly validate for that matter. Demetra George did a great job as one of our first writers on Lilith and The Black Moon, which to me became a classic among the literature there is to find about the astrological Lilith these days.
But here is the thing: I started my research on Lilith with the 13th century Hebraic version and there are some truly juicy details into these versions of the myth. In some of them Lilith isn’t just a ‘wild haired’ demoness: she actually was a demoness with hair all over her: A woman with a fur who was eating babies at night, while she was seducing men; in their marital beds….?
Could be me; but that doesn’t sounds very appealing to me. Here comes the truly juicy part:” Men needed amulet’s to protect them from her because when she came around they couldn’t keep it down…?! “
I mean, seriously: do I need lessons in love or should I really re-evaluate my complete concept of men, because I don’t think I can live with a truth like this…?! Even though I’ll have to admit, I ended up a little wild haired this Lilith return, if it comes to plugging my eyebrows, shaving my legs, and the condition of my hair. I didn’t nor did I wanted to kill any baby (not even mine) and I don’t seduce men when my legs are hairy. Seducing or being seduced by married men is a turn off to me anyway. This story can’t be true and if this is some Jungian archetypical thing on a deep primal level: please can somebody tell me what it is…? I usually am good figuring these things out: right now I am only wondering about all the shape shaving we woman have to do since the end of the eighties,to please you guy’s. Which lets face it: has nothing to do with your Mars positions, but actually is a more esthetic part of the values of your Venus positions, we women can take the rep for. If we ever end up in a war, or a serious financial crisis; and there isn’t a razor blade to find out there: boy, the results will be shocking…
I’ll have to admit: I like the 15th century version better. But that one also raises questions. If Lilith ended up being Gods consort, where does that leave Venus? Based on what I know about Venus: she doesn’t like being pushed a side nor to be transcended, or spiritualized and will become resentful if you do. Venus turning in to resentment towards you is not a nice thing: she has a tendency to sneak up on you. The Greek Goddess Aphrodite has quite a reputation if it comes to actions born out of her resentment. The Goddess of love and beauty sure does have her dark side as well, and wants to be validated on a personal physical level.
We’re drifting of topic, but Mercury Rx in Virgo simply doesn’t stop bugging me lately; and besides the Lilith return I am having, as well as transit Mercury Rx in opposition with Mean Lilith: I also have natal Corrected Lilith in a square with natal Venus. In my life they are connected to each other. They both seem to be very appealing, but compared to Venus, Lilith is a little rough on the edges. For example when I decided to give Venus a good boost again and polished my nails: I went outside and when I got myself some money and entered my pin code realised I only had polished the nails of one hand. I Had to go home again to polish the nails of the other one. My Sagittarius rising wasn’t all to pleased with it, because it took a lot longer as usual to finally get outside that day. Moisturising your body takes time and after you do; you’ll have to wait for a while because slipping into your jeans with a greasy skin feels sticky and Venus in Taurus doesn’t appreciate that feeling.
All this was after I’ve got into a real dilemma initiated by Mercury Rx, about my facial products: a year ago I stepped over on a new line of products. It has an eye-cream, day-cream, night-cream and something that is called a wrinkle-filler. During the year they had very good discounts on all the products: like two for the price of one and I sort of bought them all. Like I said: Lilith makes a little rough on the edges. So, besides the day-cream, I wasn’t really consistent if it comes to using them all on a daily base, and decided last week to discipline myself and go for it. Here is where it got complicated because Mercury Rx started to make me wonder: I started with the eye-cream and ended up asking myself where the skin around the eyes actually ended. I mean is it the immediate skin around the eyes including the wrinkles,or do you have to make it wider to protect yourself for ending up with more wrinkles? If you make it wider, you might end up rubbing it onto your cheeks. I decided to settle for panda bear eyes and rub it a little to the side for extra wrinkle protection. After that it was time for the wrinkle filler. The box said ( which was a relief ) I had to rub it onto the T-Zone of my face; so, that’s what I did. But by the time I got to my day-cream I got confused: Do I have to rub this all over my face or on the zones that didn’t had treatment yet. Which by that time actually where just a few spots. Judging the texture of my day-cream it has more moisture in it than the wrinkle-filler and my T-zone needs moisture as well. On the other hand, if I started to rub it over the wrinkle-filler I was afraid to rub away the wrinkle-filler, I so carefully rubbed into my wrinkles. To make a long story short: I decided to do my hair first and after I did so, rubbed the day cream all over my face. My Sagittarius rising simply couldn’t take anymore.
But here is the good news: When I opened the closet where I keep my blow dryer, together with beauty products I once bought, but hardly ever use; my eyes got caught on a tube of Compeed Overnight Cracked Heel Cream. I bought it a year ago because, I bought a pair of open shoe’s and even though I don’t have cracked heels, I thought they looked a little rough compared to the rest of my feet. I tried it for a few days but my Virgo Moon couldn’t live with me walking over my shiny floor with greasy feet, and more of those things. I didn’t have cracked heels anyway so I stopped with the treatment. A few months ago I discovered for the first time my knees are kind of cracking up on me. When I saw the cream a bell started ringing into my head and I figured: “If this stuff can heal cracked heels it might be worth it to give it a try on my knees.” So, I did and the results are amazing. Expanded it with a daily treat on my neck as well, and every other day as a body moisturizer. The effects speak for them selves and it isn’t an expensive cream at all. My Sagittarius rising, as well as my Venus in Taurus; is truly pleased because, it doesn’t feel all to sticky, if you slip into your jeans after a short while. You should all try it; I am totally thrilled with it myself. It sure takes a little out of the box thinking, but it’s definitely worth it. My female friends do keep track on my beauty tips, since my early twenties because I always come up with something that works out quite smooth. I havent told them about my cracked heel cream yet, but I am telling you and believe it or not, I am not kidding: it works!
Re-reading this article, which started with validating yourself, because it simply is nice to be validated by others; I am realizing it became a pretty weird article. Which isn’t entirely my fault: I am simply reporting, based on analyzing certain archetypes and the history they have, an alignment into the sky and how it’s effecting parts of my/our chart/charts. Now I look kind of weird again. Which actually makes my Venus a little grumpy: Must be Mars kicking in…
I might prepare an article on Mars soon. However in the mean time: at least I did shave my legs and my knees do look really smooth again.
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