Winding Down Venus Retrograde + Areas of Focus for Each Sign – January 29th, 2022


Whew! It’s been a long journey into Venus’ shadow realm but now she is finally direct. Since early December, you have been asked to become more mindful of the nature of your ambitions, while confronting some of your deepest insecurities. In these first few weeks of 2022, there’s been a calling to make peace within and without – evolving beyond relationships that no longer define you and finding your way to standing more fully in your integrity. 

January brought the calling for sacred pause – a time to regroup, reflect, release and reconnect with the things that are most important to you. You may have also been challenged to let go of attachments that do not serve you on the level of soul.

As this Lunar cycle winds down (between now and Monday night) – this is a time to be gentle with yourself. See below for my notes on key areas of reflection, for each zodiac sign, over the month of February.


  • Patience
  • Willingness to shift approach
  • Releasing to renew
  • Acceptance
  • Reflecting on lessons learned
  • Quiet beginnings.



Use this time to explore your ethics and sense of integrity. You’re reconnecting with what’s truly important, while letting go of vague fears. This time brings awareness to the core motivations underlying your pursuits.


You’re examining and shifting your world-views, evolving beyond a pessimistic mindset. Use this time to reconnect with what inspires you; reflect on what’s truly important to you on the level of heart, and resolve to stay in your lane.


Use this time to nurture your heart’s old wounds and gain distance from unhealthy relationships. Allow your emotions to flow and reveal their truth. Grieve. Forgive yourself. The heart is mending.


Use this time to restore balance and clarify intentions in your relationships. On the one hand, you may need to really listen and be willing to compromise. On the other, you may need to take a stand for your core values and boundaries. Allow the truth in your heart to guide you; let go of any urge to control the outcome.


Use this time to really rest and reset. You’re being called to prioritize your self-care and wellbeing. Notice how you are handling stress and take extra care with your diet and health habits. Be practical about your commitments.


Use this time to ‘play’, whatever that means to you! This is a time to reconnect with what really inspires you and lights your fire. Be easier on those around you – allow compassion and forgiveness to melt the heart.


This time calls for gentle self-nurturing. Be honest and upfront about your needs and boundaries. Let go of the commitments that are draining your life force. Do not be afraid of change.


This time calls for examination of your attitudes and assumptions. Notice who in your life is being allowed to shape your perceptions. Evaluate your personal ethics. Spend time alone to gain clarity.


Use this time to focus on your connection with Spirit. You are healing old wounds around worthiness. Don’t worry about what naturally falls away now. Trust in the divine plan.


Use this time to nurture your relationship with yourself and your core values. You are exploring your innermost sources of strength and self-confidence.


This season you are learning to reconnect with your deepest sources of faith and trust in the mysteries of life. Notice where you’re being called to soften rigidity, and perhaps be more honest about your feelings.


Use this time to focus on boundaries and distance yourself from unnecessary ‘drama’ or distractions. You may need to confront unethical behavior in others. Consider what habits need to shift going forward so that you feel more supported, balanced and grounded.

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