Venus is retrograde in Capricorn this week, transiting UttarAshada nakshatra. There is a connection to knees (10th bhava) and "doing the right thing" which can hinder our flexibility and at times be paralyzing. Retrograde Venus is giving us a chance to re-evaluate our relationships (to Self and others) as well as our relationship to money, wealth, passion, business, creativity and love.
The knees provide flexibility and the ability to step forward, bend with ease, walk, jump, dance, and hinge the lower grounding portion of the foot to the upper, stabilizing factors of the thighs and pelvis. The knees are a crucial connection point for the legs, our movement and our ease of movement and mobility.
Find a pulse in the legs. Stand with feet hip width a part, planted firmly in the ground. Bending knees, letting pelvis rock, connect with the up and down momentum gained through the pulse. This simple pulse dance can have profound effects on calming the nervous system, connecting with breath and overall relaxation. Let the trance take over and then move with the pulse around the room. Notice the shifts and changes in your dance, momentum, paying special attention to the knees as a connection point. Come to a standing pose. Find closure in the pause.
Do any words come to mind? Voice them out loud. Speak from your knees. Find the rhythm from your pulse in your words and create a song. Then paint your song with watercolors, letting the fluidity of the paints move your words in a different way.
Write your song down and answer these questions:
What message do my knees have for me?
What connections do my knees make for me?
How would my knees like me to move forward now?
If my knees wished for me to retrace my steps, what would that entail?
What do my knees want me to become?
As I was working with the CE activity this week, a different body part needed attention. Sometimes when we start out doing a specific assignment, something entirely different emerges. Today it was the intersection of knees and spine. And the spine took precedence. Sharing my piece here. Email me yours! firstname.lastname@example.org
fly fly fly says heart
finding feathers on the way
making my wings