Venus Retrograde – Our Summer of Karma Part 1

Venus Retrograde

Venus Retrograde (Photo: Source Unknown)

 Venus stations Retrograde July 25th to September 6th.

I decided to write this article in a slightly different format than my usual astrological posts and articles, because it is all about our relationships, with each other, and ourselves, so what better way to discuss it than in a conversational manner. I hope that you enjoy it and welcome any questions or further discussion in the comment section.

The planet of beauty, love and desire, has begun her decent from light into darkness, in the heavens and in our hearts. This is a time to go within to re-evaluate not who or what we love, and who loves us, but Why we love, or not love. This understanding of the deepest part of our hearts is not just reserved for the people in our lives, but our relationship to everything in our lives. Such as money, food, our homes, cars, pets/animals including the clothing we wear, and our appearance. It is all relevant, and I will explain more on this aspect of the retrograde in another part of this week long series to help you through it and to understand this very intense and important retrograde.

 This energy is about understanding the dark side of love . . . with yourself. How many relationships have you had that ended in the same way? How many times have you asked yourself, “Why has this happened to me again?” Or, “Why does every relationship fail?”, “Will I ever find the love of my life?” “Why am I still not happy…satisfied…etc, etc” and the ultimate question, “What is wrong with Me?” Sound familiar? The common denominator here is the “Why” and not the guy that has commitment issues, or the psycho chic picking out baby names on your second date, or that you’re not pretty, thin, rich or smart enough. It’s the WHY you are drawing the type of people that are not meant for a lasting relationship with you. They are however, meant to help you understand your why, hidden in the shadows of your heart.

The people that you meet during this retrograde are what I like to call, ‘Walk Ins’. Have they stepped into your life for a reason? Yes, absolutely, but not for the reason you think, or hope for in the ‘Happily Ever After’ scenario. They have come into your life to help you learn something. Better yet, to help you understand something. Yourself.

Consider the upcoming 40 days and 40 nights of Venus’ Retrograde as your next bad relationship, that  has the ultimate happy ending. That is, if you can tolerate dating yourself for this amount of time, even if you are already in a relationship. This is what is needed of you – for you.

During the upcoming days and weeks, issues and people from your past relationships will more than likely reappear in your life. Be prepared, because the emotions attached to them will also resurface, along with the lesson your heart was trying to teach you the first time. If it is not the person from your past that revisits, it will be the same situation and issue, being revisited within a current relationship. Pay special attention to this. Within the lesson is your solution. Again, it is all about the ‘Why’, your why and not the other persons personality flaws.

If you haven’t noticed the underlying theme for this retrograde, it’s Karma. So, before you let out a little evil, “Yes!” for those you feel deserve it, keep in mind that the nature of Karma does not distinguish between good and bad, and just returns the energy of the message that helps us to heal. If you don’t think you need to heal, look to the areas of your life that you are not truly happy with. That is where you need to heal and where your Karmic experiences will repeat itself. And to help you make sure healing is at the forefront of your spiritual growth during this time, the Universe has lovingly thrown in four more retrogrades! Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. All retrograde. All attached to past life experiences and their lessons to be learned this time around. There is no escaping it, or yourself during our Summer of Karma. I will also explain this topic further in an upcoming article in this series.

But wait, there’s more!

Temptation will also flaunt itself in all of it’s shining Leo glory, making you think the grass really is greener in someone else’s pasture. Be weary of this, because someone else’s pasture also holds that someone else’s hell. And grass doesn’t grow in hell. Just saying.

Financial issues within a current relationship, personally or professionally will also come up, especially if this is an area that has repeatedly left you asking “Why?” Do you have a business that is not profitable? A house or car that is a money drain? How about your spending habits, are they out of control, or are you constantly feeling like there is never enough money to have what you want or need? Is money the replacement for your real relationships? This is a big one and is often experienced through the lack an emotional relationship with your family, because you need to make money to take care of them and provide all the material needs that you feel will make them happy. Like I said, this is a big one and more often an acceptable experience for the husbands and fathers who have become emotionally unattached.

Relationships that no longer serve your higher purpose, or theirs for that matter, will end. Again, another opportunity for you to consider your Why. This also applies to your relationships with food and money, as they are closely related to each other. Have you been on a diet that isn’t helping you lose weight? Maybe it’s not the diet itself, but your emotional view of what food actually means for you.

It is all in the Why, that you, and I create the Type of relationships that we have with everything and everyone in our lives. This very important and intense retrograde is here to help us take a step back, so that we can take that step within, to let go of what creates our unhappiness, our unhealthy views, and unloving self evaluations, in order to let in healthy, happy, healing love to help us grow spiritually. All of this spiritual work is to help allow us to enjoy our physical lives to their fullest. We are not meant to come into this physical world to suffer, and the lessons we need to learn about ourselves are not meant for us to accept failure. They are a part of this experience to help us realize our highest potential, and this and all retrogrades are simply a cosmic tool to help us achieve this state of being in the physical world.

So don’t panic, within what appears to be pending emotional chaos, actually lies spiritual order. A new beginning awaits us all when Venus turns direct at the end of the summer and a direct Saturn moves into Sagittarius.

Life really is a beautiful mess, isn’t it?

My Survival Tips:

1. Take all the energy that you would normally use to understand and get to know someone that you love and apply it to yourself.

2. Take all the energy that you would normally use to understand and forgive someone that you love and apply it to yourself.

3. Follow the rest of the articles in this series.

Peace, Love & Coffee!

The Enchanted Saint


Our Summer of Karma – Part 2

Using the Venus Retrograde to help you understand your relationship with food and money.


She Talks To Angels

She Talks To Angels

She Talks To Angels

I do talk to my angels, frequently and openly at times. I don’t believe it matters if you speak to them verbally or silently in your head, because they hear you. They always hear you, and they will always respond, in one way or another.

I tend to silently send my message out, unless it feels urgent and extremely heartfelt, then it just comes out of my mouth, in the moment, without any real fore thought. I make it a point of course, not to do this in public by the way, and my children have on occasion, witnessed this dialog of mine at home and find it amusing. Or they are just being kind in letting me think they are amused. In any case, this thing that I have always had, talking to my angels and guides, has always served me well, and they have always answered. Their response usually comes immediately with either a very direct and unmistakable answer to an equally direct question, or i’m shown  the guidance needed symbolically. But, it Always comes, without fail.

This morning I needed to talk to my angels. It was important and heartfelt and I had a question; Just one question. The issue was that it was one of those soul searching questions, that can only be answered with something that brings immediate peace. I got my answer. I got my answer immediately. And, I got an answer that was so profoundly direct, there was no mistaking it for mere coincidence. It gave me that immediate sense of peace. I am sure you know what kind of peace I am talking about too. The kind that overwhelms all of your senses, with a heartfelt feeling of love, comfort, relief and understanding, deeply knowing that everything is going to be fine. Along with the “Oh my God, they heard me!” kind of feeling. Yes, after all these years of talking to Angels, I still have that feeling each and every time they answer me.

Within moments of simply saying my guide’s name, my answer came. I didn’t say any other word, not silently or out loud, other than his name. My heart was heavy and I knew that that feeling alone conveyed the question itself. I let go and diverted my attention to a photo file on my phone. The third picture, unexpectedly, was my answer. The picture was a screen shot of an email from about a year ago, that held no profound meaning then, but I saved it anyway. Needless to say, what was in that personal email, was equivalent to my angel sitting there, talking to me.

The time 10:13 flashed as I closed the screen.

That is my birth date.

And yes, I wear a cross around my neck and paint my eyes as black as night . . .




Sleeping with the enemy – Venus in Aries Trines Saturn

Those of you that have already contacted me this morning concerning relationship issues, had a taste of this energy for breakfast. Not too palatable, but necessary for healthy growth within a relationship. My own included. Ooo, a little personal disclosure there. haha I’m just as human as everyone else, and our relationship is just as fallible to difference of opinions and or beliefs as any other’s. And i’m okay with that, even when faced with this kind of energy.

It’s not the end of the world…or the end of your relationship. Or it may be. Only you would know what is the real underlying reasons with any possible discord in your otherwise happy relationship. If you’re not sure, or worse yet, choosing not to face important issues…the morning’s energy of this trine is your subconscious alarm clock..and you’ve already hit the snooze button every time you chose to concede for the sake of either just keeping the peace, or more importantly, finding some justification for fear of it being the beginning of the end. This trine will force you to face either one, or both and everything in between.

No relationship is perfect, and it’s a two way street. So whatever issue you may have with your partner, see where and how it mirrors the issues you may have with yourself. You can not address one without addressing the other within any relationship, romantic or otherwise, as all relationships start with ourselves.

The Good News: A mirror’s reflection is backwards. Keep that in mind when looking at your partner.

The Bad News: A mirror’s reflection is backwards. Keep that in mind when looking at your partner.

My Survival Tips:
1.Take a long look at yourself, before engaging with a list of emotional demands.
2.Take a long look at yourself, before engaging with a list of emotional demands.
3.Take a long look at yourself, before engaging with a list of emotional demands.

And yes, I practice what I preach. Just sayin’.


Aquarius Full Blue Moon – If Gandhi was a Rock Star

Aquarius Full Blue Moon at 9:45 pm EDT in the spotlight of the opposing Leo Sun.

If Gandhi was a Rockstar

If Gandhi was a Rockstar

Your inner visionary is being given that, once in Blue Moon opportunity to “Be the change you wish to see” on your life’s stage. With Venus in it’s ruling sign of Libra, aspecting both Saturn AND Neptune, you may need to rely on your spiritual entourage to help with finding the beautiful balance between living the dream and actually creating the reality of it.

Just don’t let your screaming fans, the love and encouragement of your BFF’s, or the brightness of your own light, allow you to believe you’ve escaped healing through the side door of your endeavors. The exact square of Jupiter in Cancer and Uranus in Aries, both 13 degrees of their Cardinal Signs respectively, will be at play for another week with an aspect to Chiron in Pisces. Be prepared for your inner visionary, calling out your even deeper wounded wallflower to join them. It’s healing time! A healers greatest miracle is in healing himself first and an unhealed rock star, regardless of their kick ass lyrics, always ends up in rehab. And we are all, both healers and rock stars.

Be the change you wish to see, then share it with everyone. The universal stage is also your personal stage, spiritual entourage included. Toga’s are optional, mosh pits are acceptable and haters make you immortal. Rock on!


New Moon in Leo – “I’m ready for my close up Mr. Demille!”

I'm ready for my clos up Mr. Demille! Sunset Boulevard

I’m ready for my close up Mr. Demille!
Sunset Boulevard

Astro Alert: New Moon in Leo 5:51 pm EST with a Void of Course Moon at the exact time (until 11:57 pm EST tomorrow night when it enters Virgo), conjunct Chiron in Pisces – a.k.a. The Wounded Healer.

A Leo new moon is a wonderful time for that classic, Sunset Boulevard “I’m ready for my close-up Mr.Demille!” moment, but due to the Chiron Conjunction and Void Moon energies, you’re probably going to end up with more of a ” Betty Davis – Baby Jane” scenario. My best advice: Have the courage to take on what hurts you the most, so that you can truly heal from it.

What ever happened to  Baby Jane

What ever happened to Baby Jane

And please…Stay away from the make-up. It not meant to cover up internal pain.

The Grand Sextile: Love It – Feel It – And You Will Live It



“Just one positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.”

If ever there was a day for this to hold true, in both time and space, on earth as it is in heaven, today is that day. A Grand Sextile of both water and earth elements, including a Yod, or the Finger of God aligns this afternoon.  This magickal, rare, cosmic configuration known as The Star of David is the epitome of As Above, So Below. That which is felt from the heart is created in the spiritual and made manifest in the physical. Love It, Feel it and you will Live It. 


Aries New Moon 2013

Aries_chartThis New Moon heralds in the Astrological New Year in Aries on April 10th at 4:35 a.m. EST in the 2nd deacon at 21%.  Now, combine that with the Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus also in Aries and you have the energies to kick into motion something amazing!

Aries energy if utilized in a positive manner will always provide you with the added energy and fire to get anything moving in the right direction. The Sun and Moon being opposite of each other, yet in the same sign, prove to be an easier alignment to work with. It is a wonderful balance of ego and emotion working towards the same end, or in this case in the same direction for a new beginning.

Venus will be 23 degrees and Mars 22 degrees of Aries. This is also another near perfect balance of the Female/Male – Ying/Yang energies. A beautiful union of Heart and Mind, giving you a universal blessing that your head should be following your heart right now! Yes, you read that correctly. Heart and head aligned. Imagine that. Like I said, it’s a blessing from the Universe and it, the Universe is giving you this particular New Moon and all its added energies to set fire to whatever or whoever ignites your passion. Your head will not be able to rationalize the comfort needed for your heart to survive its discomfort during this time. This is a good thing. Trust me on this one.

Uranus, the planet of the proverbial Left Field and Expect The Unexpected, is right there to shake up the balance of the four celestial bodies in an Aries kind of way. That is probably the only thing that can be expected of Uranus in all of this ironically. But the Universe does have its sense of humor, as it should. Who couldn’t use a good surprise? In this case, it may be something to put you back on course if fear should set in following that dream of yours. Depending on how much resistance your head is giving your heart to move forward, will determine what kind of left field situation you are going to find yourself facing to ultimately make your truest intentions happen. Leave it to Uranus in Aries, aligned with the Aries New Moon to make this happen. But then again, striking up a conversation with a complete stranger in the oddest place could also lead to the best career opportunity or the love of your life.

For the first time, in a long time…the Universe has your back…from all angles and is handing you a heavenly torch to light or re-light your own internal flame. Don’t blow it out.

As in all things, give thanks and have gratitude. It’s all for your higher good.

A Love Charm for the Perfect Cup of Tea

1 Loving Friend — Who loves to sit & share.
1 Grateful Heart — To have a friend that cares.

1 Beautiful Garden — To show us that

 Both God & Goddess are near.


I don’t know who the artist is for this amazing picture. If anyone should, please let me know so that I may give due credit.

The Secret is out of the broom closet!


Yes, it is true…Someone let The Secret out…Our Secret….out of the broom closet.

Yes, I am speaking of Witchcraft….Surprise-They are one in the same…

Witchcraft and the now most talked about topic, book and DVD on the planet, The Secret.

I do find it amusing how something thought (I stress the word thought here) to be so scary, demonic and ungodly is repackaged, retitled and put on Oprah is now being practiced and praised by anyone who has the ability to think happy thoughts. I personally think this is a good thing in the spiritual evolution of man….and woman.  I also have much respect for the author of The Secret, Rhonda Byrne in taking on the inspired task to make this topic a part of main stream thinking. 

OK so maybe not everyone has a cauldron or a Book of Shadows…yet…But hey this is a begining!

Most of you don’t realize just how much witchcraft you use on a daily basis in your own mundane reality – remember, you’re the one creating it. Most people don’t even realize what witchcraft actually is. Well, aside from the Hocus Pocus aspect of it…it is The Secret.

It is how we witches accomplish what we accomplish. It is utilizing the basic Universal Law of Attraction, the power of the mind, the manipulation of energy – our energy. It is all basic Quantum Physics…with a twist of course.

Sound familiar? Thats because you read all about it in The Secret. And I am sure you have done it a million times in your lifetime, without even realizing it. Well the book has given everyone a lesson on how to control those thoughts, visualizations, feelings and projections to create the outcome that you desire….I am here to inform you that you are all now practicing the craft.

Witchcraft is not so scary, demonic or ungodly anymore, now is it?

Oh and you can get your Cauldrons, Candles and Book of Shadows at The Enchanted Saint for those that are ready to really learn The Real Secret.

Enchanted Blessings to All!

Rev. Ronda Saint

“All that we are is the result of What we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”- Buddha

This post was copied from my company blog The Enchanted Saint News Muse  in 2007.

Rain. Candle Light. Wind. Insomnia. Silence.


1:08 a.m.

Rain. It’s falling. Kamikaze style into the earth. No Fear. No Regrets. Just Falling. With driven intent. It has Purpose. It Serves. It Lives. Then Dies. And Ascends. Reliving the cycle. Over and Over. Never Complaining. Happy to Just Be. Rain.

Candle Light. It’s Alive. The Beautiful Aspect of Fire. Romantic in Nature. It can Dance. It will Whisper. But it can Hiss. And Burn. It’s Objective yet Sympathetic. Even Forgiving. Ironically Symbolic of Eternal Life.

Wind. It’s Unseen Force. The Invisible Element. Air in Motion. It’s the Breathe of the Universe. Comfortable with it’s Duality. Relishing in it’s Extreme. Satisfied with it’s Power. The Epitome of Freedom.

Insomnia. It’s my kinda Sleep. 9-5’ers Should Not Try This At Home. It’s Daylight for the Subconscious. Playtime for the Soul. Researching at it’s Best. Crappy Bed Mate at it’s Worse. No Cuddling Allowed. It Muddles the Mind Frenzy. And it Enjoys a Frenzied Mind. Many Beautiful Things come from a Frenzied Mind.

Silence. It’s a waiting Symphony. The Prelude to Thought. It’s where all the Geniuses hang out. It Speaks Creativity. But only Understands Peace. Both Soft spoken and Deafening. It is equally Heard. And Felt. Selfless and Indiscriminate. It came before there was Light. A Martyr to God’s first Word.

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