Even though this article describes detailed information about the planetary developments in 2017, it will stay relevant because there will always be retrogrades and eclipses or other celestial events that will have impact on your Twin Flame journey. Many parts of this article are Evergreens that will serve you in years and years to come, helping you understand how the Universe is assisting you in coming into union with your beloved, your Divine counterpart.
Two weeks after the Venus retrograde 2017, my twin and I reconnected after 16 months of separation and nine months of no contact.
How do the planets affect us?
Before every incarnation as a soul we write out a plan for each lifetime. This Divine Plan maps out our journey on earth for that life. It includes where we want to be born, to whom, when and under which conditions. It states the soul contracts and agreements with lovers, spouses and children we will be meeting and having in this lifetime. If we planned to incarnate together with our Twin Flame, it contains a section on how and where we will meet, what challenges and obstacles we will face and how and under which circumstances we will reunite in the physical. In short this plan contains every major event in our lives and our time of birth and birthplace is the start of the timeline we jump on to that corresponds to this pre-written Divine Plan. The movement of the planets keep us on the timeline that corresponds to our Divine Plan, so you can forget about free will so much on this level. Because it is actually the planetary movement that will shift you back to or onto the timeline your soul wants you on, cause when it comes down to it – the soul calls the shots in this embodiment no matter what the ego has been trying to tell you about it’s own importance.
The soul came to this journey on earth fully prepared to fulfill the objective of this incarnation and everything you need to be successful in this endeavor has already been lined up for you by your soul, from houses, to jobs, businesses, money, people you are supposed to help and people who are supposed to help you – it’s all ready to be released at exactly the right time and especially the biggies are often triggered by celestial events.
This is also what we often refer to as Divine timing.
Many of the major breakthrough moments in my Twin Flame journey, to even our final meet up in a small rural village in India where we discussed being a couple for life under a beautiful big Twin Flame blessing full moon, have been in alignment with important celestial occurrences.
So then I can just sit back and wait, right?
Well no, not exactly.
The planetary energy can make it easier or more difficult at certain times, but the decisive factor is always YOU. You need to become a vibrational match to the next step in your journey, because if you would always stay the person you are now or just think back to who you were 10 years ago if you really want to feel uncomfortable – your life would always be the same and boring, not to mention your growth would be stunted and you would probably feel a lot like Bill Murray in Groundhog day, waking up to the same day all over again….
I don’t know about you, but to me that sounds like a nightmare.
The planets give certain impulses but it is for us, to work with those energies – to learn the soul lessons that exactly this planetary influence brings. It is for us to do the in-depth healing work that is being triggered by the heavenly bodies who are forever guiding us deeper and deeper into implementing and living our Divine Plan and waking up to the realization of who we really are.
We need to co-create with these energies and if truth be told, we are so powerful we can even manifest our hearts desires despite difficult planetary energies. All in all, the planets are there to help and guide us. Every planetary movement is there to serve us from the dreaded retrogrades, to the often feared eclipses – the celestial events help us go deeper, grow stronger and prepare us for the next phase in our Divine Plan (the plan your soul wrote remember?).
The influence of the planets on our earthly journey give the Universe always has your back a complete new meaning, as they are living proof of how the Universe is forever conspiring in our favor.
Having your couples chart read
I am not an astrologer, so I am not going to wow you with in-depth info around having your Twin Flame charts done. But please don’t have it done, to determine for 100% if you are really Twin Flames. There is no scientific or pseudo scientific way to prove that a connection is a Twin Flame connection or not. You feel it and one of the most important Twin Flame lessons on the journey, is learning to trust your own judgment. Don’t allow others to judge for you, what the truth is of your connection. You need to connect to your inner knowing and trust what it is telling you. You see, if you can’t trust your own heart you will forever be searching outside yourself for people who will validate what you feel. Some will and some will not, it can become a vicious circle that never ends because one will say yes this is your twin and the next might say, no I don’t believe he or she is your Twin Flame – which makes you feel you need to ask someone else again…
A good reason to have a couples chart done is to see how compatible you are, where you challenge each other and what you need to take in consideration. To really get an accurate couples chart you need both parties exact birth time and birth place. I had my twin and I’s couple chart done in the middle of 2015, more or less to just be able to move on. I was so sick and tired of him pulling me close and then running off again. When I got it I emailed it to him and said “See, we are not compatible anyway.”
This is an excerpt of the chart reading in which I asked are we meant to be?:
‘All in all, Sabriyé, I don’t see what I like to see when I tell someone that, “Yes, you are compatible and meant to be.” You can make it work, but you have such different viewpoints and such an intensity about this relationship that it could become quite tiring after awhile.’
He answered immediately which he rarely did at that time “Try with my time of birth (which I hadn’t known and he said the birthplace is wrong) I am from the place you used but I was actually born in Agra.” Apparently his dad was working there and his mom went to visit her husband and went into labor in another town, then where the family actually lived.
Small details it might seem, but it changed everything. The new couples chart literally said I might be the exact right partner for him:
‘He has Capricorn on the cusp of his 7th house of relationships which is actually pretty positive because now we can see that your Venus is in his relationship and marriage sector. This shows a lot of positive affection and feelings exchanged between the two of you. He admires you and you bring a certain kind of softness to his romantic life and to his sense of what a partnership should be. You have your Sun in Aquarius, so you already exude a lot of that eccentric Aquarian energy and this could even be showing that you are the exact right partner for him as his romantic sector is calling for someone who is full of Uranian energy.’
It shifted everything from hopeless into rich with possibilities:
‘The thing about these types of relationships where there is some adversity to face is that once you have mastered how you will get along and how you’ll solve the big problems together, the little things will start to fall into place themselves. You can grow and do some amazing things together and now having this additional information on his birth, I can see that this could be a very fruitful relationship for you.’
And it gave us some great heads-ups for what we should be careful of:
‘There are some control issues that I can see, and this must be squashed. Neither of you is a weak spotter, and neither of you will abide by having the other attempt to place any type of controlling reigns on the other, so make sure that you do not let this get in the way of the progression of your union.’
She even saw my trip to India, two weeks before I was invited:
‘I am actually seeing that it looks to be a bit of travel in the relatively near future that will help to bring you closer together.’
It’s not always easy to find someone who can really do an accurate read. The lady I worked with, Courtney Witt no longer works on the site where I booked her. But I have tracked her Facebook page for you, in case you want your chart done by her.
Twin Flame Astrology resources
There are of course many Twin Flame Astrology resources, a person worth following when it comes to Twin Flame Astrology is Marla Kelly from Twinstrology.com. She does couple charts that you can find here, she can do them without exact partner info – but as you have seen in my example it really is better to get the exact data from your twin. Marla also has a YouTube channel where she posts in-depth videos explaining the planetary trends of the week and major celestial events and how they will play out in the Twin Flame relationships. I embedded her 2017 Venus retrograde forecast for Twin Flames in the Venus retrograde section further down in this article.
Both these resources can give you a heads-up on what is playing out in the Twin Flame collective and may help you understand better what is happening in your own connection at the moment.
But take the advice that the astrologer who did our couples chart gave to me:
‘It is important to remember that the chart and the stars, they don’t MAKE anything happen. You choose your own path, you decide who you want to be with and the reasons for such, but your chart can help you in understanding and working through the problems you face and to find your own path to least resistance.’
2017 family of eclipses stirring things up for Twin Flames
February just hosted two eclipses of which the second one had a strong effect on Twin Flames and will have an influence on our lives in the following six months.
The next two and last eclipses of 2017 will be in August on the 7th/8th and the 21st of August.
Susan Miller my favorite astrologer and I have been following her monthly horoscopes on AstrologyZone.com since 1996, says this about eclipses:
‘Eclipses are dramatic “wild cards” in our horoscopes. They are some of the most dramatic tools that the universe uses to get us to pay attention to areas in our life that need to change. They uproot us, surprise us, and get us moving. They shake us out of our feelings of compliancy so that we can move from one level of maturity to another, to a higher plane, and they work very rapidly. Eclipses want us to change, and change we do!’
Susan also offers an extensive free guide to how to cope with eclipses, you can read it here.
Because the February 26 eclipse has had such an effect on Twin Flames – I translated a Dutch text about it for you, so you can get a better understanding of what is now being given as an impulse to the Twin Flame collective.
This New moon & Twin Flames
This New moon and solar eclipse have a strong effect on Twin Flames, because of the double numbers that are in the eclipse date: 1 (2+6+2) 1 (2+0+1+7) makes 11. The new moon heralds in a new phase for twins.
For twin souls the new moon and eclipse gives a fresh start of a new phase, in which they will connect deeper. There are many reconciliations between them and their connection will be stronger. However, there could still be an (ego) battle going on, and it may be that one of the two resists the relationship, not ready to commit and running away. One of the two could flee into addiction, other relationships etc. This escapism is becoming less and less possible as the eclipse will more or less force you to face your feelings. You and even the runner twin can feel that there is a deep bond between you. Twin Souls are gradually starting to surrender more to this deep sense of connection to the other and feel that they can not get out of this connection anyway. The attraction is too strong.
Because one of the twin souls has a strong desire for openness and honesty in the relationship and the other twin might not have been ready yet, there may have been some sort of distance or separation. You may have felt lonely and you might have pulled back. This then felt as a disappointment and disillusionment. You might dream about a relationship with your twin, but at the same time you realized that it was just not possible, yet. This could have left you angry and rebellious and would have assured that you wanted to go your own way and try to build a new future for yourself.
Growing closer together in 2017
But twin souls WILL GROW CLOSER together in the coming year. Although it can make you impatient, you can feel irritable and you may have a short fuse. You will probably have the feeling that everything is taking way too long. You will now realize that you will have TO HAVE PATIENCE. But you are at the same time also done with being the one who always sacrifices for the relationship. You want to live your own life and you want to create a bright future for yourself. Maybe you feel you are done with “waiting for this to happen”. Be assured that there is an awakening taking place and big shifts are happening, even if you can’t see them yet. You can also get a lot of signs of your twin or find there are unexpected “accidental” meetings taking place. This is a sign of your “higher guidance” that you’re on the right track. Also, you can again suffer a lot of ascension symptoms, such as heart palpitations, dizziness, fatigue, poor sleep and neck/shoulder complaints.
Source Karin en Danique Vergeer
‘This escapism is becoming less and less possible as the eclipse will more or less force you to face your feelings.’ This line really shows you exactly how eclipses force us to see the truth of things, which make us WANT TO CHANGE. The thing with seeing the truth being, you can’t unsee it. Once you have seen the truth of something, no matter how much you try to ignore it – it won’t go away. Things will never be the same, once you have seen the truth and you can’t go back to your old ways.
So even when you think your Divine masculine would rather eat sh*t then come back to you, it’s celestial events like such an eclipse that can suddenly change everything in the twinkling of an eye.
As you can also read in this Pisces eclipse excerpt the Divine Feminine is snapping out of the 3D pattern of co-dependency, forging ahead and becoming her true authentic self. Getting on with her mission. And probably as a counter reaction to restore balance, our Universe loves equilibrium – the Divine Masculine who is left to face his true feelings for the Divine Feminine, which now that she is off doing her own thing is making him want to come closer again. Men tend to think better, when we leave them alone which is impossible when you keep chasing him.
If you have read Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray (here is a link to a PDF version online), you know that men are like rubber bands…
‘Men are like rubber bands. When they pull away, they can stretch only so far before they come springing back. A rubber band is the perfect metaphor to understand the male intimacy cycle. This cycle involves getting close, pulling away, and then getting close again.
A man pulls away to fulfill his need for independence or autonomy. When he has fully stretched away, then instantly he will come springing back. When he has fully separated, then suddenly he will feel his need for love and intimacy again. Automatically he will be more motivated to give his love and receive the love he needs. When a man springs back, he picks up the relationship at whatever degree of intimacy it was when he stretched away. He doesn’t feel any need for a period of getting reacquainted again.’
Now is the time to let your Divine Masculine stretch as far away from you as he can, if he really is yours he will snap right back to you.
Venus retrograde leading into many unions
Another major positive astrologic influence that is coming up is the pending Venus retrograde that starts on the 4th of March and ends April 15th 2017. Venus is important when it comes to Twinis the planet of love, beauty, pleasure, flames will likely reunite during Venus retrograde.
It’s interesting because the last Venus retrograde was in 2015. Venus did not retrograde in 2016 as it only retrogrades every 19 months. When I checked the 2015 retrograde dates I realized that this was exactly the couple of weeks before I was invited to India in which my twin had been gushing with love. The 2015 retrograde period was from July 25th to September 6th. The 10th of September I was invited to come to India by our mutual best friend at that time.
April 2017 has been mentioned many times as a time of reunion and now after doing the research for this article I fully understand why April will be such a crucial month for Twin Flames. You see retrogrades are a period of backtracking and fine tuning, it’s not a time to move forward but rather a time of preparation. My own 2015 Venus retrograde is a perfect example of this, my twin stopped talking to me the day of the wedding invitation. He didn’t speak to me again, till I was in India almost three months later. Without this Venus retrograde in which he was unable to hide his true feelings for me, I would have never gotten on that plane to go and meet him.
Twinstrology 2017 Venus retrograde forecast
Venus retrograde 2017 – fated love
During Venus retrograde your love life enters a fated period. Giving and receiving love and affection becomes more difficult. Old friends or lovers may reappear or you may relive past life experiences in order to sort out karmic issues. As Venus also rules money, it’s traditionally thought that Venus retrograde is not an ideal time for investing or buying luxury items.
Venus retrograde in transit is a time of introspection and reassessment. You may be interested in someone or something of value that would bring you pleasure. Destiny encounters are possible and you may actually come into contact with your soul mate (Twin Flame). If so, you should experience a feeling of inevitability or familiarity. However, it is better to wait until Venus turns direct to make your move.
Use Venus retrogrades to improve how you feel about yourself, to love yourself more. Think about what really brings you pleasure. Find the reasons for problems in previous or current relationships. This is where old lovers reappearing can help you clear away the past to make room for new relationships. Even reminiscing about previous partners can be enough to empty out your karmic baggage and lighten the load.
This is a beautiful time for the Divine feminine, as Venus is the Divine feminine – to prepare herself for her coming union with her Divine counterpart. This is really a time to go inside and as the message of the eclipse already showed us, it’s completely safe to leave the Divine Masculine to chew on his own feelings for you – while you take your focus off him and trying to make this relationship work and focus fully on yourself and what lights you up.
Cause let’s be honest, you have been so trapped in your fear of losing your beloved, feeling like a deer caught in the headlights, that you have not been in touch with what you need.
If you want to really break out of this obsession towards him and get back to getting your life on track with or without your twin, then join our Gangsta Goddesses Tribe. The Align to your Divine Plan, Twin Flame Mastery Program that all tribe members get access to will help you to DO YOU for now, which makes you completely irresistible to your twin when you step into your authentic you. Not the bend over backwards you doing anything and everything to keep your twin close, that does not work in a Twin Flame relationship and the relationships where that does have an effect, are not worth having.
The Venus retrograde period is also a great time to book a Twin Flame Reunion journey, to empty out the karmic baggage between you and your twin. Unresolved karma between twins and past lives in general are the number one cause of Twin Flame drama and the roller coaster ride, many twins find themselves on. Releasing these past life energies from your vibrational field creates more harmony between twin pairs and allows them to remove the blocks that are keeping them out of union. If this is the first time for you then an Extended Twin Flame journey is the best option, as there is often a large buildup of past life energies that needs to be cleared out in a first session.
I pray this article serves you and helps you see that a very positive time is coming for Twin Flames this coming year. Especially when you jump in on the existing energies and do the work they are prompting you to do, you can really speed up your timeline in your Twin Flame journey. Unions don’t have to take decades anymore like before. With all the new information and healing techniques available now, twins are coming together quicker and quicker these days.
Above all, don’t forget that the Universe wants your union as much as you do and maybe even more. Download the Gangsta Goddesses Manifesto to find out how Twin Flames have chosen to incarnate and reunite in this lifetime to assist in the ascension of planet earth.
Lots of love,