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Cosmic Astrology: Venus Retrograde - Summer of Love

  • Golden Drum 97 Green St Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

For 40 Days and 40 Nights (JULY 25TH TO SEPT 6TH) the goddess of beauty and love goes retrograde.

We all know the story of Jesus being tempted by the Devil in the desert for 40 Days, but few realize that there are many parallels between the Venus Retrograde and the temptation of our desires. We’re more likely to enter or re-enter into illicit affairs, purchases or other temptations during this time when Venus transitions between being an evening and a morning star.

Venus Retrogrades are excellent for taking an inner retreat devoted to beauty and reviewing our relationship patterns.

Venus is said to enter her “underworld” period during this phase and we are thus being invited to go underground and examine our relationship to Venus issues in our life. Venus is the symbol of the mirror and Venus retrogrades offer us an incredible opportunity for: reflection, self-love and looking at that which truly holds value in our life. 

In this workshop, we will discuss the myths and psychological/spiritual implications of this summer's Venus Retrograde and what it means for each sign. 

Cost: $25 in advance and $30 at the door

Sherene Schostak, M.A. is a Jungian analyst, metaphysician and astrologer in private practice in NYC for the past seventeen years. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationship counseling. She is the author of several astrology and psychology books including a recent  chapter in Speculation, Now (Duke University Press/Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School.) Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, Surviving Saturn’s Return: (Mcgraw Hill), Dog Stars (Penguin)  and The Fate of Your Date (Chronicle Books.) She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and advanced graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She is the resident astrologer for Elle Magazine: UK- and the Netherlands. Her work is devoted to integrating the subtle body/psyche with the physical body through various metaphysical and healing modalities including Dream Analysis, Authentic Movement, Polarity Therapy, and Astrology.