The goddess of beauty and harmony symbolizes our quest for satisfaction, for unity and completion. Aristophanes (Plato’s symposium) describes that humans are weak because they were made half by the Gods, so their need is to find their other half - their soulmate, in order be complete. Aphrodite is the archetype of mother & fertility, the spouse and the lover, the ideal beauty both in body and spirit. Ironically, even though Venus’s cycle is synonymous to “Aesthetic Perfection”, the Golden Ratio, Venus – the peace searcher - in Greek Mythology was the source of many troubles and disputes During her retrograde phase, it’s the time to look inside us, connect with our heart, appreciate the meaningful things, face the ugliness and transmute it into something precious. It’s time to bring purity and balance in our soul.