Venus, planet of love and beauty, goes retrograde in secretive Scorpio today. This roughly two-month-long astrological passage is supposed to prompt us to reevaluate all our relationships, root out secrets, confront long-standing dysfunction, challenge the status quo, and flush unconscious motivations out of hiding.
That said, I don't follow astrology much anymore. There's too much room for my imagination to seize on worst case scenarios. I've learned that the key to getting through all difficult transits is this: Function in a way that is impeccable, disciplined, courageous, and loving and everything will be fine. Of course, I often I fail at that. The only thing to do then is pick myself up and try again.