Color For Healing During Venus In Retrograde
posted on 21st May, 2012
Typically, people focus on retrogrades as times to avoid doing certain things. The popular and often dreaded Mercury Retrograde is often associated with mechanical breakdowns, computer trouble, etc.
As Venus rules love and beauty and is all about relationships, attraction, art and all things sensual, we will often hear people say that when Venus is in retrograde (May 15 – June 27, 2012), we should not be focused on our outer beauty; for example, it’s not the time to shop for clothes and furniture or get a haircut. However, instead of looking at what we shouldn’t be doing, we like to see this time as an opportunity to look within.
With this mindset, we can use color for healing to facilitate a process of finding your own admiration and nurturing the relationship with yourself.
We focus on PINK to help reconnect with our inner beauty and love. This is about a love affair with yourself. However, the process of looking within is not always so easy; this can be a challenging time. DarkStar Astrology says that Venus in Retrograde is “supposed to mean that our love lives enter a fated period where we may relive past life experiences in order to sort out karmic issues. Old friends or lovers may reappear and there may be more difficulty in giving and receiving love and affection.”
Lynn Koiner says, “When Venus is retrograde, it provides lessons in evaluating the real worth and value of people and things in our life.”
Understanding that “going inside” and “focusing on our inner beauty” is easier said than done, we use PINK as a tool to help. We bring in the pink to support the challenging but essential task of loving yourself as you are. Self acceptance stumbles when it runs into self criticism and feelings of inadequacy or shame and discomfort about weight and age, for example.
The Pink, Rose and Magenta Aura Sprays all carry the Pink energy and are aligned with different yet supportive gem and mineral essences. Take a look and see if they or their affirmations can help support your romance with yourself. Bon voyage!
PINK – UNCONDITIONAL LOVE – affirmation: “I love and accept myself
ROSE – DIVINE LOVE – affirmation: “I am beautiful”
MAGENTA – SANCTUARY – affirmation: “I am re-generating”