Venus is in retrograde until November 16. This means the planet that rules love, harmony, and compassion goes into reverse motion. Old lovers, or old issues, can resurface during this six week cycle.
The praying mantis is the symbol of peaceful meditation, silence in prayer, and mindfulness. Some believe that we see a praying mantis when our lives are hectic and chaotic.
If venus in retrograde is causing chaos in your life, keep the praying mantis in mind until this phase passes. Hold on, try not to repeat old patterns, and as one wise stranger advised me, “do yoga and pray.”