Devotion to the Goddess Paves the Way for Clear Communication
Despite the fact that this here now Venus in Wanderland blog centers around Venus' dance through the astrological sky, this wouldn’t be a blog post whole-unto-itself without mentioning that her neighbor planet, Mercury, enters its retrograde phase today September 9th.
Mercury retrograding through the sign of Venus-ruled Libra (and eventually into Virgo later in the month), makes its relevance to the subject matter of this blog even more relevant. This retrograde will highlight the main theme we explore here: relationships.
Even though technology goes awry and communication breaks down during Mercury retrograde, it shouldn't be as feared or vilified. When we turn our focus to its silver lining, life becomes simpler: he urges us with much urgency to take a step back and revisit, regroup, rethink.
On the 10th, we get the Full Moon in Pisces, illuminating the areas of our relationships that need to be addressed and revisited. Thus, this month we turn our focus to revisiting our relationship dynamics.
Sometimes in order to move forward we must pause, take a step back, and re-assess. This is exactly what’s being asked of us now. There is medicine in slowing down. And our relationships will need this slow down which will require a conscious effort to make that choice when the instinctive desire will be to bulldoze over our triggers.
The Pisces Full Moon may reveal to you where you've been prey to illusion in your relationships. What was vehemently clear before, may not be now. And while you might want to address it then and there (or not), NOT looking within and inner assessing will be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
There are incoming blessings in your relationships with Venus trining Uranus on the 19th, but not before going through the gate of initiation and disagreements that will be the Venus square Mars three days prior on the 16th. Overcome resentments, communicate with consciousness, take pauses where necessary, and you'll move swiftly into the lunar Piscean magic of witnessing your manifestations culminate into a dreamy yet grounded space with yourself and your partner(s).
FULL MOON ACTIVATION EMBODIMENT RITUALS
The following rituals can be done solo or in partnership. The astrological key here is to take an honest devotional look at where you've been and where you want to go. With Venus in Virgo for the majority of the month, devote yourself to slowly strengthening your relationships. Where appropriate, create a sacred space in your playroom by lighting candles, burning incense, setting up an altar with your yoni wands and yoni eggs, & playing devotional music.
Virgo rules the small intestine, pancreas, liver, and solar plexus in the physical body, essentially the organs in our bodies which assist in the detoxification of impurities in our system. Refer to the 8/26/2022 Venus in Wanderland post for suggested crystals to work with during this time.
Full Moon Ritual: Journal, journal, journal! With Mercury retrograding in Libra, an air sign, your mind will be on hyper-speed. The air element governs thoughts and mental activity in general. Release steam in your journal, not on others. In your sacred space, reflect on the following aligned prompts meant to support you with the astrological energy:
- Are you 100% satisfied in your relationships? What needs to change? What are you needing to let go of and release in order to experience that change?
- How have you been triggered lately? Why? How? What is the Goddess asking you to release?
- Do you have a devotional practice? What relationship would you like to cultivate with your yoni that isn't currently present?
- Where have you fallen into illusion in your relationships? What about in the relationship with yourself?
- What daily routines are no longer serving you and keeping you from connecting deeper with your Sacred Self?
Yoni Gazing Devotion to the Goddess: When you devote yourself to the Goddess wholly, you unlock your priestess power. Your yoni is the Goddess
In your sacred space, grab a mirror, a cushion, and your yoni egg. Spend a moment getting still, connecting to your egg, and when you're ready, insert the egg. With your yoni egg inside you, sit on the floor with your legs spread open in front of the mirror. Position yourself so that you can see your yoni in the reflection of the mirror. Spend the next moments gazing at her, taking in her presence.
Witness your yoni as the Goddess she is. Devote yourself to Her. What is She saying? What are Her desires? How can you be in reverent service to Her? Ask these questions and open yourself to the answers.
When you reach a moment of completion with this experience, I then invite you to begin chanting some mantras to Her. These can take the form of simple affirmations such as: "I love you. I witness you. I serve you," or you can chant Sanskrit mantras that you love. Alchemize the experience with your words and voice. Sing to Her your praise.
Accountability Buddies: While the urge to want to process all the things with your partner or relationships may arise during this time, resist the urge to have hasty conversations and risk communicating from an unprocessed, triggered space. Instead, transmute the desire to word vomit onto your relationships by word vomiting onto your journal (see above full moon ritual). What can support you and your relationships this season to move energy together is to take part in self-improvement activities together.
Take up some workout classes together, go to the gym together, take a dance class together, cook nourishing meals together, meditate & pray together. Be each other's accountability buddy for a devotional act. If you are not in a romantic relationship, do this with a friend. All relationships will be under a microscope, not just romantic ones.
Astrologer and Writer
Vanessa Kristina, founder of Mystik Monark, helps Mystik Misfits to uncover their Divine Purpose and shine light on their shadows through a no-BS spiritual counseling approach. Mystik Monark's mission is to connect Society to Divinity, one soul at a time.
As an Evolutionary Astrologer & Akashic Records Practitioner, Vanessa guides clients out of the existential spiritual closet and through dark nights of the soul so that they can unlock authentic expression and create their dream lives to experience the freedom, joy, and abundance of their soul-selves, through her signature Inner Mystik Mastery program. As a former corporate attorney, she integrates pragmatic actionable guidance with esoteric wisdom, inspiring a deep inner standing of who we are and who we came here to be.