From July 8th to October 5th, the asteroid Vesta moves retrograde through the signs of Pisces and Aquarius. Vesta’s retrograde movement marks a time of inner reflection on what feeds our eternal flame. When speaking of the eternal flame, this is the inner essence of ourselves that keeps our passion and vitality alive.
While Vesta transits Pisces, many of us have been called to care for ourselves and others with deep empathy and compassion. It is also likely that some of us have experienced periods of sabotage through our own doing or through association with others. As Vesta turned inwards, we have the opportunity to assess whether we are heeding the call of the soul. Are we making ourselves eternal victims keeping ourselves trapped by escaping from reality? Are we dedicated to the spiritual mission that is unique to each of us? These are some of the questions that will come up for us to consider as Vesta retrogrades in Pisces.
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Some of the themes associated with a Vesta transit include home and family, fertility, dedication, having a mission, resolving or exploring issues with sexuality, identifying and establishing our identities, and owning our independence.
It is through the energy of Vesta that we are able to focus on what matters to us most with unwavering devotion and dedication. The sign and house of where Vesta in Pisces is currently transiting within the natal chart show us where we are likely to make sacrifices to accomplish the things that we desire.
Called to Sacrifice: Vesta in Pisces Transit
On May 24th, Vesta entered Pisces, a sign that is willing to sacrifice itself for the greater good of All. Vesta in Pisces energy imbues compassion in service work. There’s a desire to deeply heal others with a connection that can be described as simply spiritual. As Vesta transits Pisces, there is to be totally absorbed in whatever one commits themselves to as Pisces energy is able to connect deeply by removing the boundaries that create separation. The removal of these boundaries allows Pisces to be empathic and sympathetic to others. Similarly, the removal of these boundaries increases the chances of being taken advantage of and taking on issues that are not necessarily for them to deal with.
Vesta in Pisces isn’t really focused on the physical which has its advantages and disadvantages. Vesta in Pisces is a perfect position for anyone who is willing to dedicate themselves to a spiritual journey. Being incredibly empathic and compassionate, Vesta in Pisces desires to help people heal themselves, and this placement is indicative of deep compassion.
Some of the issues associated with Vesta in Pisces include sacrificing the self for others, savior complex, becoming a martyr, and avoiding reality. Pisces energy wants so much to connect to everything and return to Source that sometimes the physical body is not connected to the spirit. For individuals with this placement natally and for the collective experiencing this energy via the transit, it is important that we connect the mind-body and spirit so that our spirits are grounded in this physical reality. In doing so, we can honor the intentions of our eternal flames and get on the path to purposeful dedication in this physical reality.
Vesta Retrogrades: Reminiscing on the Dream
This Vesta retrograde transit starts in the sign of Pisces on July 7th and ends in Aquarius on October 5th. Initially, we may be thinking a lot about our dreams and visions and whether we’ve actually dedicated ourselves to fulfilling those dreams with unwavering dedication. Retrogrades aren’t bad as many think. Retrogrades give us a chance to pull inwards to reflect on whether the internal is a reflection of our external existence. Retrogrades are an internal break of sorts for a reassessment.
With Vesta in Pisces retrograde, if things haven’t necessarily gone our way when it comes to our dreams. Under this energy, we could spend a lot of time reminiscing on dreams of unfulfilled and dreams of the past. There’s nothing wrong with thinking about current and past dreams, but it is important to actually put in some work and do something to make our dreams a reality.
Reconsidering the Dream…or Illusion
Vesta retrograde in Pisces will have us asking ourselves rather not our dreams are possible after deeply reflecting on what we have or have not done to make our dreams a reality. Some of us will find that we are on the right path and we will be prompted to sacrifice anything that we need to in order to keep ourselves on the path to fulfilling our dreams. Others will find that they have allowed the realization of dreams to slip away from them due to daydreaming about what could have been instead of actually putting in work.
Others will be faced with whether or not our dreams even make any sense in this physical realm. Are we living in illusion and deluding ourselves by trying to escape our realities through a dream world? Is it possible to make the dream world that we escape to our reality? Is it even beneficial to do so? Would creating the dream in the physical reality make our lives the dream we desire or a living nightmare? These are questions to consider as we do the internal work of Vesta in Pisces.
Avoid Self-Sabotage; Embrace Spiritual Enlightenment
One of the most important lessons of the Vesta in Pisces retrograde transit is to avoid and overcome sabotage of the self and by others. Pisces energy at its worst will try to escape from its reality through delusion, illusion, lies, and deceit from others as well as from the self. In some ways, this energy is reminiscent of getting very close to achieving something and shooting ourselves in the foot. This is the type of self-sabotage that is associated with Pisces energy and must be acknowledged to work through under the Vesta in Pisces retrograde.
Instead of sabotaging ourselves due to our own innate inadequacies, embrace spiritual enlightenment. More than any other transit, Vesta in Pisces offers us the opportunity to see get in touch with our essence to find out why we are here and how we can devote our spiritual selves to this physical experience. Vesta represents what we are dedicated to.
With Vesta in Pisces, are we dedicated to being spirit embodied? And if we are, what are we doing with this experience of being a spirit in a flesh body? Being able to answer this allows us to understand our spiritual mission and how to make it happen in this physical reality, This is taking the dream and making it a reality.
In the end, the Vesta in Pisces retrograde transit asks us what feeds our spiritual flame? What are we willing to sacrifice in order to put ourselves on the path of our own spiritual mission? We each have a unique spiritual mission on this Earth. It is up to each of us to use the Vesta retrograde Pisces experience to go inwards and get our souls back in alignment with our spiritual purposes so that we can make this physical experience one where we are fulfilled through the dedication to our spirit and dreams in physical form.
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