Psyche Retrograde in Virgo – 7 Year Itch

Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.


“So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.” –Sylvia Plath

Effective Dates: January 9th- April 25th, 2017

Projection is easy when we wrap ourselves up in tunnel-vision.  This transit is going to be for all ya’ll who are in committed relationships that aren’t serving you.  Psyche is swinging back into retrograde, going over the relationship choices we have made with a fine toothed Virgo mind made for combing detail.  Expect an incredible amount of over thinking muddled with episodes of ego induced blindness.  Psyche is all about our dedication, but she wont just dedicate herself to anyone.  Oh no.  Psyche’s dedication runs deeper than Hades, and her reversal into retrograde will have you questioning the things that you have long held to be important enough to commit yourself to.

Now, it is a wonderful experience to be in a healthy relationship that is also dedicated in a profound way.  What is not wonderful is being committed to a relationship that is rotting you from the inside out.  This transit will jostle you, but not without a good long fight from your ego first.  For those of you who consistently ask yourselves the same question, “Should I be with them?” – your answer is coming.  Fuck, your answer has been there all along.  If you need to constantly ask yourself the same question, then you know the answer you are giving yourself is not satisfying.  For the longest time you may have thought you got out ahead.  Fuck, you worked so hard on this relationship.  You sacrificed so much and have spent so many years together… but nothing you can do can make that itch go away.
It’s easy to keep going in a relationship when you have found a security in the routine.  Hell, breaking habits is one of the hardest things a person can do, but Psyche in retrograde is going to push us out of those comfort zones.  Unfortunately, when we start to feel uncomfortable in these weak relationships during this transit, there may be a lot of “projection” that will go on.   When we run from the things we don’t want to see – when we ignore the fact that deep down we really aren’t comfortable with the person we are with – we start lashing out at them in cycles.  What is clear during these lashing outs is that we attempt to blame the individual we are in a relationship with for all of our choices.

Unfortunately, Heretics, this transit is here to tell us it was our choice to get into the relationships we are in, and it is our choice to get out of them.  You wont make it through Psyche in retrograde without instances where the cracks in your relationship will be magnified, so if you are going to commit to something- commit to integrity (fuck, this is a Virgo transit, so if you shy away from integrity and truth, you will be cut to pieces).  Good luck out there, because it’s going to get rough…  And just when you think you can just ignore this itch, Eros, Venus and Mars will be transiting into Aries and giving your libido a power jolt.  So if you don’t actually want to be committed to your partner, it will become almost impossible to hold on to a relationship full of holes.


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