Venus On The Rocking On The Porch Degree: Leo 13
Venus is on Leo 13: AN OLD SEA CAPTAIN ROCKING ON THE PORCH OF HIS COTTAGE
This can be a very meditative Symbol – it speaks of contemplating and integrating life and experiences and thoughts for the future. It can be a great adjunct for the degree of Mercury today (see post below)… this is very much about releasing issues from the past, making new affirmations and thoughts for the future, and, in amongst this, there may not be much need for thought at all.. it could be more of a matter of going through pictures from the past in order to file them away in order to get a clear slate for what is possible for the future.
This Symbol shows the need for times of quiet reflection, to look back at past experiences, especially those times that may have seemed threatening or exhausting in some way. Take some time for a little solitude and contemplate the overall picture of your life. You may want to take time out to read, to go over past memories, indeed to write your memoirs. When back into the business of life you will be refreshed and have a better idea of how you fit in and what you want to achieve. Having said that, this Symbol can sometimes indicate wanting to retire and withdraw from life too much so that it interferes with the ability to make a living or feel like contributing to society.
Retreating to one’s inner self and reflecting. Quiet confidence in conquering life’s storms and come out wiser. Observing life from afar. Rocking chairs, cottages and verandahs. Writing one’s memoirs.
The Caution: Ignoring what is possible now in favor of memories. Inability to get going. Being lazy and immobile. Being a lounge-lizard. Wanting others to look after you.