Venus now enters the retrograde phase of her journey (May 15th). As Venus appears to go retrograde and move backwards through the heavens for a while she moves closer and closer to the Sun until she fades into invisibility. Our ancient predecessors saw this as her descent into the underworld. This lasts till the last week of May when Venus cannot be seen in the sky at all.
At this time we are meant to consider our passion for information. We may think we know what we want but is it what we think we want or is it about the true value of things? I believe as Venus is retrograde in Gemini we are reevaluating our communications. This includes the myriad of distractions we have to keep from focusing on what is happening ‘down below’ in the body. Mars, still in the shadow of his retrograde is challenging Venus relentlessly into June. If you are tuning into this energy you would be feeling the disconnect between how your mind sees your life and how your body experiences it.