By Venus Retrograde, I mean that planet Venus is appearing to move backwards…and therefore s-l-o-w-i-n-g d-o-w-n the important stuff that Venus (+ Taurus & Libra) rule, such as: Beauty, money and love.
This happens roughly every eighteen months. (Thankfully not as often as Mercury Retrograde). And lasts about 40 days.
In 2017, Venus will dig in her pretty heels on March 4th (my birthday – yikes!) …then retrograde back through Aries and Pisces until April 15th.
Let’s see how you can survive…
Do NOT get a brand new haircut or have cosmetic procedures or surgery at this time.
You’re bound to make unwise decisions you will later regret!
You’ll probably have the urge to buy some shiny things. (Venus will mostly be in impulsive Aries, after all).
But you won’t be at your most practical, so do NOT make major or luxury purchases such as jewellery, cars, or houses.
You are likely to rupture your budget and overlook the small print that will leave you with expensive future troubles.
(This could, however, be the time to make a killing on ebay…..if you sell off the tat you bought on previous Retrogrades – you know, the stuff that nobody in their right mind would buy if Venus was Direct!)
TAKE IT S-L-O-W.
If you meet someone when the planet of love’s on slow-down, they may appear to be more fabulous than they actually are.
So wait until after the Venus Retrograde period before making impulsive decisions.
Venus Retrograde is NOT the time to jump in like The Fool, declare undying love, move-in together or get engaged or married.
Which brings us to weddings – eek.
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This is traditionally the worst time ever to get wed.
So if you’re engaged and want to set a date, (and you haven’t managed to fit it in before January 30th – the start of the pre-shadow period, when Venus starts to slow down in preparation for her Retrograde)…
You’d be wise to wait until after May 18th.
(When we’re out of the post-shadow).
You’ve already made plans?
The good news is, if your relationship’s reasonably healthy it shouldn’t be affected.
Although it is a time to re-evaluate stuff.
To work out what you really need to be happy.
Especially if you’ve been having problems.
Venus rules our values and when she’s moving backwards she wants to make sure we are truly aligned to our values and self-worth.
So you could re-visit old rows.
And it’s a great time to deal with any old buried ‘gunk’ that might be keeping you stuck in some way – and ultimately improve your relationship.
It’s also a good time to get out the photo album.
Venus Retrograde loves to reminisce and this could be quite a romantic time if you decide to re-visit the restaurants, places or even countries that are special to you both and fill you with nostalgia. 🙂
So is this a good time to get back with an ex?
Well, this is a double-edged sword.
It’s quite common to bump into old flames or instigate a reunion at this time.
And when Venus is looking backwards, our past is infused with Venus’s rose-tinted specs.
But good idea?
You won’t really know until after the retrograde period and those glasses have come off!
But it is a good time to sort any ‘unfinished business’ and to find closure in past relationships, in order to properly let them go.
Dates to watch:
April 8th – April 15th
…When Retrograde Venus will be squaring Retrograde Saturn, so could herald some disappointments.
As mentioned, keep the pace of any new relationship (or re-acquaintance with an ex) S.L.O.W…This is more a time to evaluate/re-evaluate the situation, rather than make decisions.
You’ll have a tendency to over-look details and won’t be seeing clearly.
Wait until May 19th before making a final decision.
So is this a good time to break up?
As your heart won’t be seeing things clearly, you may make decisions that you later regret…
Again, wait until May 19th before finally pulling the plug!
Venus Retrograde is not bad, just a time of evaluation.
After the retrograde period has passed, will be the time to take action on everything you’ve learned. 🙂
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