Venus retrograde Gemini 21°47' from May 13, 2020 to June 25, 2020. Venus is Retrograde approximately 40-43 days every 18 months.
Venus, the planet of love, beauty and values is stationed Rx in Gemini, the sign of duality, relations and opposing forces. During a Venus Retrograde, we may feel a desire to retreat from our relationships and social status. This can be a very valuable opportunity for us to take time to direct our energy towards loving and appreciating ourselves more and fully. Venus Rx Gemini draws our focus within to reflect on our happiness and Self love. Nevertheless, one of the best ways to express love for Self is by practicing gratitude because grateful people are indeed happier people. The Roman philosopher, Cicero, described gratitude as the greatest of virtues and the parent of all others. It is the key that opens all doors and is the quality that makes us and keeps us young. This statement, spoken more than two thousand years ago, is quite compelling. It speaks of gratitude as a virtue or quality of being. Gratitude is an emotion. It is something that we feel deep in our hearts. It is an experience, and it is a conscious choice for awareness. At its core, gratitude holds the experience of universal belonging. We can experience a real sense of overall well-being when we practice the intentional cultivation of gratitude in our lives.
Author, William Arthur Ward, once said, “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” Gratitude is the unique quality of being entirely thankful for what you have, as well as always being ready to appreciate and help others. Gratitude is one of the primary keys to living a happy and prosperous life. For when you show gratitude for what you have, you are content with your life and positive about all that it has to offer.
If you feel a lack of gratitude in your life and are afraid that it may be creating a void, it is time for you to take action and learn how you can develop gratitude to live a happier life. If you are currently in a difficult situation in your life and think that it is impossible for you to be thankful, then it's time you learned how to cultivate gratitude. With your determination and effort, you can quickly develop a sense of gratitude and become content with yourself and your life.
Gratitude, like any skill. You can learn how to bring gratitude into your life and improve your relationship with yourself. Gratitude can reduce the frequency and duration of depressive episodes because it is hard to feel bitterness, anger, envy, hostility, and resentment when you are feeling grateful. By its nature gratitude has the capability to block more negative and unpleasant emotions. When it comes to gratitude, it is essential for you to realize that the feelings you experience are valuable and that they all serve a purpose. When you feel afraid, you may become anxious. This emotion puts your body in a state of alertness, so you’re ready for anything and can grow in tune with your surroundings. Feeling anxious when you are walking down a poorly lit street at night, is an appropriate emotion and can help keep you safe. That same feeling of anxiety prior to speaking publicly can prompt you to prepare for the event, and help you to have an excellent presentation ready to go.
Emotions that are typically referred to as negative are merely more unpleasant to experience. Bitterness, sadness, guilt, regret, shame, envy, resentment, and anxiety are not necessarily bad, but they can be uncomfortable to experience. Nevetheless, Your mind is somewhat programmed to focus on these emotions and give them more of your attention. This is because these are essential emotions in that they give you valuable information about yourself and how you are responding to your environment. Without these emotions, you wouldn't know if there was danger lurking around the corner, or if you are viewing something that is opposed to your moral and ethical views. These particular emotions can prompt you into taking action. The downside to these specific emotions is that you can quickly get stuck there, and you can begin to find yourself living in uncomfortable places.
Gratitude and other positive emotions don't discount the negative experience but can help you keep things in perspective and keep you from getting stuck in those negative emotions. Practicing gratitude is one way to transform your experiences toward more positive emotions and improving your relationships. If you work with appreciation, you will begin to shift your experience toward the positive. Gratitude has also been proven to increase our capacity for experiencing other positive emotions. Often, gratitude is described with the same feelings connected to it, like love, compassion, humility, comfort, passion, and confidence. Cultivating gratitude can be a direct way to enhance these other emotions in your life. Another benefit of gratitude that has been supported by several studies is that grateful people are more resilient and resistant to stress. When you can find the ability to be thankful for the things you have in your life and who you are at a core level, you find yourself able to move through challenges and difficulties in your lifetime. Gratitude helps us see our strength, open our hearts, and experience the fullness in our lives. Gratitude is an opportunity that is there waiting for you every day. With practice, gratitude can be an intentional way of viewing the world. This is not to say that you should discount or make light of difficulties or painful experiences in your life, but you should choose not to let yourself become overwhelmed in these times, and find a way to see beyond them when you're moving through hardships.