“You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"

"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” ― Charles Dickens

2021 VENUS & Venus Retrograde


JAN.8th 2021 – FEB.1st, 2021

We want don’t we?  We want the life, freedom from constraints freedom to rule ourselves, secure ourselves in just the right position?  If so, it would be fair to say we want to remain tied to our versions of a respectable life – one that is often formed by tradition and personal experience.

Venus in Capricorn wants steady, sure progress.  She is cautious and sensible, reliant on time-tested traditions in Capricorn’s world.  Her role is not really to question here but rather to choose based on what is and what has always been.  And so we may find our choices limited.  That isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Having too many choices can be stressful.

Under the influence of Capricorn Venus knows very well that limits are necessary even when it comes to obtaining, achieving what we desire most.  But, however conscious we are about maintaining harmony in our lives a lack of flexibility can inadvertently throw us off balance during the first month of 2021.


In terms of our relationships for instance, Venus is the planet of love but also of hate.  Her association to love is well-known and yet commonly misunderstood.  She vibrates below the frequency of unconditional love – the kind of love that exists only in contrast to hate (dislike).  It is polarized.

Unconditional love vibrates several octaves higher, represented by NEPTUNE-an outer planet we have yet to truly master. Unconditional love knows np opposite - it exists free from light & dark.  It is full acceptance.

In 2021 then, there are several points worth noting about Venus’ travels as she seeks harmony where our only choices seem to be between what we love and what we have chosen to hate.

First, her arrival in Capricorn on January 8th sets the tone as we clarify what kind of future we are willing to work toward.

Secondly, while Venus is in Capricorn between January 8th and February 1st she will exchange thoughts with Uranus and Neptune and merge with the power of Pluto.

These aspects will influence, will form of what we are hoping to achieve this year.  AND these same influences will return when Venus enters a retrograde phase in December of 2021.  The same planets, in the same signs AND with respect to Pluto, on the same degree.

What does that mean?

In short, on January 13th we are inspired to change our financial situation.  It is something that we will see on the collective front and in our personal lives. By November 19th we may be able to look back and applaud ourselves for taking risks or find ourselves shocked that we really hadn’t made the kind of progress we wanted.

On January 23rd we are presented with an opportunity to go for the dream, to dance in sync with the higher vibrations of Neptune tuning into our ultimate capacity for love and compassion.  On November 30th, we will see if our efforts bring about harmony or have just polarized us further.

And on January 28th we are pumped, are intently focused on our target.  Here is where we double down, plant our stakes in the ground and officially claim the road AND destination. We will know if that road opens up on December 25th, 2021 or reaches a dead end.

When Venus returns to these aspects at the end of the year then, adjustments will need to be made.  We will see the consequences of our choosing, and our efforts.  And no doubt, be challenged to either hold steady in our aims OR change the game plan -yes, we may have to do it again.

VENUS RX in Capricorn

DEC.19th 2021

Pre-SHADOW: Nov.18, 2021 @11°

Station RETROGRADE: Dec.19, 2021@26°

Station DIRECT: Jan.29, 2022@11°

 Out of SHADOW: Mar.2, 2022@26

venus ping

JANUARY 13th 2021: Venus in Cap. Trine Uranus RX in Taur @6°

[NOVEMBER 19TH 2021 Venus in Cap Trine Uranus RX in Taur@12° ]

JANUARY 23rd 2021: Venus in Cap. Sextile Neptune in Pisc @19°

[NOVEMBER 30th 2021 Venus in Capricorn Sextile Neptune RX in Pisces @20° ]

JANUARY 28th 2021: Venus in Cap. Conjunct Pluto @25°

[DECEMBER 25TH2021 Venus RX in Capricorn Conjunct Pluto @25°]