Venus in Capricorn
Cool, calm, and collected, this position desires a grounded approach to material matters. Venus is about values and these natives value clear expectations. Their sense of safety in the world is dependent on feeling held by logic and well-organized systems. In its shadow, this position becomes unnerved when the plan isn’t clear. Perfectionism rears its head and, in personal relationships, these folks can become detached to the point of coldness.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Venus is allied with Isis, Queen Mother of Heaven. Capricorn is allied with Khnum, creator of the humans and animals who live on Earth. Khnum is a potter who creates these beings out of clay. Whenever we go through a process of change, Khnum puts us back on his wheel and readjusts our ka body so our energetic container is better suited to the internal transformations we’ve experienced. In this way, Khnum is the flexible elder, willing to make changes to structure as needed.
Once every 18 months, Venus turns retrograde. Venus will turn retrograde in Capricorn and in a conjunction to Pluto (Osiris, Lord of Regeneration) on December 19, 2021, turning direct on January 28, 2022. Venus/Isis will spend four months – from November 5, 2021, through March 6, 2022 – emanating through Capricorn/Khnum.
The earth sign Capricorn has been strongly activated over the last three years, resulting in an ongoing dismantling of societal structures. Expect this Venus retrograde period to bring another round of intense societal change. None of us are separate from the world we live in – the structure of your own life is also in a dismantling process. It’s time to get on Khnum’s wheel and allow yourself to be reinvented.
November 5, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.