Venus Retrograde Aries/Pisces and the Sabian Symbols

by Agent 360 – Lynda Hill

Venus retrograde March 4,  13°08′ Aries – April 15 at 27° Pisces.

March 4, 2017, Venus stations retrograde at 13°08′ Aries.

MARCH 26th- VENUS  STAR POINT –  – 4°47 Aries (trine Black Moon Lilith – Opposite  SGC)

April 15, Venus stations direct at 26°54′ Pisces ( conjunct Chiron square GC)

“She remembered the story from her childhood, about Adam and Eve in the garden, and the talking snake. Even as a little girl she had said – to the consternation of her family – What kind of idiot was Eve, to believe a snake? But now she understood, for she had heard the voice of the snake and had watched as a wise and powerful man had fallen under its spell.

Eat the fruit and you can have the desires of your heart. It’s not evil, it’s noble and good. You’ll be praised for it.

And it’s delicious.”

Orson Scott Card, Shadow Of The Hegemon 

Every 18 months or so, Venus goes retrograde, giving us yet another opportunity to examine our values, relationships, attitudes towards many things, financial situation, etc; all those things that Venus represents to us. This particular Venus retrograde cycle is particularly interesting, though, as it occurs in Aries, and, we are being asked to look more closely at our relationship with ourself, and, this is compounded by both Mars and Uranus also being in Aries. How are you going with your ‘self care’, are you taking notice of what you want, what you desire, where you wanting to be heading, etc?  We need to be concentrating on issues to do with realizing and asserting our individuality and concentrating on our responsibilities to ourselves, in amongst other things.

Venus goes retrograde on March 4 and direct on April 15, making the Venus retrograde period this time roughly 42 days. Many have, rather aptly I believe, described Venus retrograde as ’40 days and 40 nights in the wilderness’, as it can certainly feel like that, however, this one has that kind of tone even more than most Venus retrograde periods. I say this because the Sabian Symbol for Venus as it goes retrograde is Aries 14: A Serpent Coiling Between A Man And A Woman In The Garden Of Eden.  This degree is fully charged with issues around whether we have found, or, are ready to find, our ‘Garden of Eden’.

The following are my Keywords and Cautions for this Symbol from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom – 

Keywords: Enticement. Allurement. Revealing archetypal knowledge that may not be “socially acceptable”. Temptations. The Adam and Eve story. Jealousy. Sexual instincts. Life and death issues. Relating based on control. Kundalini energy. Realizing polarity. Individuation. Eating the Apple. The “knowledge of good and evil”. Having one’s eyes opened. Marking one’s territory.

The Caution: Feeling guilty. Being afraid to express one’s feelings. Basic instincts and sexual energy. The fear of knowledge, secret or otherwise. Using sexuality as a control device. Disgust or distrust of the body. Sexually transmitted diseases. Hiding nudity or sexuality. Being thrown out of paradise.

And, as Venus goes direct in April square to Saturn in Sagittarius and conjunct Chiron in Pisces, we are being asked to examine our ‘wounds’ around relationships, to take another look at The Stories That We Tell Ourselves  around the issues of our ‘wounds’ (Chiron).

Adding to the strong relationship component, we also have Jupiter retrograde in Libra (the sign of relationship opposite

 Aries), bringing the need to find a sense of fairness, equilibrium and balance to what’s going on. The idea of the imperative to ‘find balance’ is amplified by Jupiter’s degree when it went retrograde on February 6 – Libra 24: A Third Wing On The Left Side Of A Butterfly. This degree can have us flapping around, getting nowhere, or, bringing up issues to do with finding our center, coming back to our true sense of self.

The ‘Karmic Condition’ for this retrograde is Aries 13: A Bomb Which Failed To Explode Is Now Safely Hidden From Discovery.
 This brings up issues to do with the need to ‘defuse’ situations, to take the charge out of what’s going on, out of our emotions, our reactions, and, perhaps there’s a need to let go of what went before in orderto feel safe and contained. Venus lingered on this degree for four or five days before Venus turned retrograde, adding a feeling of a build up of energies, and, in some cases, almost to the point of explosion. It can show issues that almost get out of hand, but at the last minute perhaps, we are saved and the energies can be disbursed. Regardless – one thing is for sure – these are rather ‘combustible’ times.

Periods of Venus retrograde can always bring up the letting go of relationships, attachments, plans that haven’t worked out, etc, but, this particular retrograde holds an even stronger sense of this as Mars is on Aries 26 as Venus turns.
Aries 26: A Man Possessed Of More Gifts Than He Can Hold. This can speak of issues of releasing those things that have outlived their usefulness, or possibilities that have not materialised or come good, etc, it can also speak of having too many balls in the air, too much to do, or, the need to concentrate one’s thoughts or energies on those things that are worthwhile, that will bear fruit for us. Having said that, we may recoup those things that will further or benefit us as Mars moves onto Aries 27. This degree can speak of second chances –
Aries 27: Through Imagination A Lost Opportunity Is Regained – it can be through thinking of solutions, being imaginative, using affirmations, etc, that we can have breakthroughs that lead us towards what we really do want. However, a word of caution here, Mars and Venus may have somewhat opposing ideas, and, this is a 40 day retrograde period, and these Symbols are showing up at the beginning of the process. Still, employing hope and faith can go a long way to sorting things out, even if you do have to surrender to some situations that you would rather not.

Issues arising out of this 40 day Venus retrograde period include the need for; gathering together with others who share the same hopes, dreams and ambitions; finding one’s autonomy and true sense of direction; the possibility (or the need) for rewriting one’s story; seeing into things in a brand new light with new eyes, direction and focus; finding a firm footing in life; going even more deeply into one’s intuition and clairvoyant abilities; freeing up from the feeling of being ‘boxed in’; spending time alone, or less time with others; figuring out how you fit into the mould of your life; learning to laugh at life’s curious challenges; finding your feet and your voice; making valuable contributions to your world, and, celebrating the providence of life’s bounty. These things, put briefly here, are the themes arising out of the Sabian Symbols for this period.


A WHITE TRIANGLE IS SEEN; IT HAS GOLDEN WINGS  ‘A White Triangle’ with ‘Golden Wings’ is a spiritually uplifting image. It is hard to know exactly what the clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler saw when she received this image, but it could be that she saw the vision of a moth—the White Triangle Tortrix which has gold colored wings. The Symbol it implies the possibility of being able to raise yourself above the ordinary, using your natural gifts to find a new perspective into what’s going on. What’s needed is an uplifted view to expand your scope of awareness. Oracle: This is a beautiful Symbol that indicates that you don’t have to feel stuck in the present situation – you can rise above it to something more spiritual, beautiful and joyful. It can picture an eagerness for spiritual integration. At this time there may be a need not to ground your visions, but allow them the free flight of imagination. However, sometimes the drive for spiritual integration or the longing for ecstatic experiences can cause a feeling of being out of touch with reality. It is important to persevere through any feelings of disorientation until a new sense of balance is discovered—then the grounding of your vision (or situation) can take place naturally. Use your imagination and remember to integrate the three agencies: body, mind and spirit. ‘A White Triangle With Golden Wings’ is a wonderful image or mandala for meditation. Drawing it on a piece of paper and hanging it up on the wall may well bring some amazing insights into the situation or the question that has brought you to the Oracle. Seeking harmony will cause things to move, sometimes in a very surprising way! Keywords: Inspiration and zeal. Feeling elevated and inspired through spiritual or creative agencies. Flying to a greater perspective. Taking off. Purity of thought and expression. Angelic forms. Creative imagination. Self-transcendence. Finding new dimensions of experience. Illusions of sight. Visions. Untethered imaginations. Ascension. Ascended beings. Moths. Butterflies. Flying Machines. The Caution: Not noticing your own down-to-earth needs or the needs of those around you. Losing the plot. Escapism. Forgetting about the requirements and desires of the body. Being ungrounded. The space cadet. Things that aren’t based in reality.

“You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”. Mark Twain

 The Star Point is also opposite the Super Galactic Center, and ” A Man Teaching The True Inner Knowledge Of The New World To His Students.!”..|

More on the STAR POINT HERE, and on our 3.5 HOUR webinar recently recorded with loads of great info on using the Venus Star in Astrology

As mentioned in the intro to this piece, Venus goes direct on April 15 conjunct Chiron.
The Sabian Symbol for Venus stationary direct this conjunction is Pisces 27: A Harvest Moon Illuminates The Sky. This is a beautiful degree for being thankful for all that we have, and, showing gratitude can, of course, bring more things to be grateful for. We are likely to find ourselves seeing life and love in a new light. I not only see Chiron as The Wounded Healer, I see it as showing The Stories That We Tell Ourselves. The way I reason this is that if we don’t have ‘stories’ attached to our wounds, we don’t have wounds – sounds rather simplistic, but, I guess that it is that simple in a way.

As Venus goes direct, it is almost exactly square Saturn, giving a stronger sense of the need to let things go, to straighten things out, perhaps to get more disciplined and organised. It is useful to note that Saturn is smack on the Galactic Center (GC), the Sabian Symbol for which is:
Sagittarius 27: A Splendidly Built Bridge, A Heritage Of Unknown Ages, Still Spans The Beautiful And Wildly Primitive Stream. This ‘bridge’ degree, especially as it is the GC, shows the need to connect in with the Law Of Attraction, to bring those things that you want into your life; to be creative; to create the life that you really want. This is highlighted even further by the Sabian Symbol for Saturn as Venus goes direct: Sagittarius 28: A Sculptor’s Vision Is Slowly But Surely Taking Form. Both the ‘bridge’ and ‘the sculptor’ degrees form the nucleus of the GC – that place where we are gifted with the possibility of creating our lives. Saturn here asks what bridges can you build? We may need to build those ‘bridges’, hold onto those ‘visions’ and ‘sculpt’ our future in a brand new way.

Further, when Venus goes direct, retrograde Jupiter will be on a degree that speaks of the need to free up situations where you might feel handcuffed to something or somebody (or, some belief or memory). Jupiter will be on Libra 18: Two Men Placed Under Arrest Are Brought Before The Tribunal Of Society To Give An Accounting For Their Actions. Of course, no one is likely to literally be ‘arrested’, but there can be a sense of being held up or held back in some way, and, it is through removing the shackles from the past that we can feel free to get on with those things that are more rewarding, more liberating for us. Realizations and breakthroughs in understanding can arise, sometimes seemingly out of nowhere, even if situations have been brewing for ages.

Adding yet another component to the idea of letting go is the fact that Mercury goes retrograde just days before Venus goes direct. Mercury retrogrades on a very interesting and evocative degree: Taurus 5: A Widow, Fresh And Soul-Cleansed From Grief, Stands At An Open Grave Ready To Receive The Secret To Eternal Life. This degree sounds rather dire, but, it’s not really. It speaks of rebirth in many ways, along with letting go of the past and emerging into a brand new future. Of course, as we let go of some things, we allow space for other, more rewarding things to come into our lives.

I wish everyone a wonderful Venus retrograde. What a time we’re experiencing!

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Agent 360 Lynda Hill

Lynda Hill has been a professional astrologer and worldwide lecturer for around 30 years. Lynda was the astrologer for Take Five Magazine for 13 years, and writes astrological commentary for publications all over the world. After a session with a clairvoyant in 1992, where she was told that she would become an expert in a particular field of astrology, she began researching the Sabian Symbols and started her first lecture tour on them in the United States only six months later. Lynda has since become the premier authority on the Sabian Symbols and their value to astrology. She has also written the book 360 Degrees of Wisdom: Charting Your Destiny With the Sabian Oracle. To find out more about her book, view About Lynda’s Book.

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5 replies
  1. linda hazel
    linda hazel says:

    Thank You ,So necessary,Evocative ,Poetic and what im going through . Your posts are like gold for me ,thank you for showing up . Your presence is very much appreciated


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