Many of my contemporaries on Facebook have their relationship status listed as “It’s Complicated”. There was a popular movie, recently, with that as it’s title as well, and although I didn’t see the movie, my understanding is that the title refers to the complications of romantic Relationships.

Colors – My Room photo by Laurie

It is difficult to imagine a relationship, without complication. We find our individual lives to be so complicated that the idea of connecting with others brings the potential for complications to great heights!

How much of that complication is created in our own minds? Perhaps we need these complications to add excitement, to feel in control or maybe it is simply habit?

There is nothing complicated about love. Love occurs simply, in a simple moment of time.
It is organic – motion – energy.

Complications occur when we stop focusing on simple clean energies in current time. We become preoccupied with expectations, hopes, dreams, disappointment and fear. We get pulled into a story line so strong and deep in our minds that we believe it is real. The Relationship becomes a burden.
We are not often aware of the many subtle ways we get pulled into our own stories as though they were real.

Next month (October 8) Venus stations (stops) at 13 degrees Scorpio, and turns retrograde, something that occurs regularly, approximately every 18 months. Venus will remain retrograde until November 18th, when it will move direct at 27 Libra.

Venus symbolizes love, relationships, your personal values & where you find beauty, Symbolically, Venus embodies your ideal image of woman, the female principle… whatever that means to you.

If you follow, and pay attention to, the retrograde cycle of Venus (the way many people do with Mercury’s retrograde cycle) it is a great opportunity to learn about your own internal image of the female principle, how you relate to this image, how it affects your life and if there are ways to improve how this internal image supports your life.

Colors-Star photo by Laurie

We all have our expectations and ideals of Relationships (love) and Personal Resources (money) – two main territories of Venus. Venus Retrograde offers us the opportunity to learn to better understand what these needs are and if we are getting them fed in a way that works for the advancement of our personal life path and the larger path of our fellow humans.

Perhaps less complication would create an environment that could better support all of us. Maybe we, as humans, are ready to go the depth that Scorpio asks of us. Not the painful, overwhelming complications of drama and scheduling but the real depth of pure transformational energy.