VENUS RETROGRADE – indicates difficulty in expressing freely your love and affection for others. You may feel that you lack emotional fulfillment and tend to interpret life’s events through the lens of “how much am I loved or deprived of love?” Emotionally based relationships can be difficult because you tend to internalize and thereby exaggerate hurts.
VENUS RETROGRADE KARMA: Relationships – reveals that your soul carries memories of past life painful relationships and a great misunderstanding about the nature of love. The prior life intense emotional pain may result in a present tendency to cut yourself off from fully experiencing the richness of love—out of fear of being hurt once more. You will tend to react to the present as if it is the past, thereby pre-programming your present love relationships. You tend to block yourself from happiness by trying too hard to achieve it.
When Venus moves retrograde, it is a time to re-evaluate what makes us happy and what our priorities are. What we value now may be very different from what we felt was of utmost priority years ago. So, this is a time to take stock of our priorities and decide where we might want to have a reset. On another level, this cycle may involve reconnecting with people we truly love. This is a great time to rediscover our appreciation and affection for them. It’s sort of like giving yourself permission to fall in love all over again, now that you re-encounter those things and people that put a smile on your face.
And since Venus is also associated with money, this may be a time to revisit your financial situation, examining where your assets are situated and restructuring your financial game plan.
Venus Retrograde in Aries March 4 through April 1: “How to love me!”
Technically speaking, Venus is not considered to be well placed when she is in Aries. Ideally Venus represents love of the selfless kind loving one another because we are all part of the great tapestry of the universe. To love one another, we do ultimately love ourselves. One way to honor Venus retrograde is to consider how you can be more loving and accepting of yourself. As you appreciate what is good within yourself, you’re able to hold your head high with an enhanced sense of self-confidence. But Venus in Aries can develop into narcissism. It can become too much of the “me first” and “please, only me” perspective. So keep that self-love in proportion.
Venus Retrograde in Pisces, April 2-15, aka “Loving the entire tapestry that is life”
Luckily, Venus is very content and ideally placed in the sign of Pisces. Being in her sign of exaltation, she instinctively knows that as she selflessly bestows love upon each thread of life in the universe that the love permeates each and every fiber and all becomes one and all becomes love. So this cycle enables us to see the beauty of this entire experience called life, in all its complexity and its simplicity. This is a time to rediscover how heartwarming it is to put a smile on the faces of others. In so doing, we make that larger tapestry happy and within that tapestry we, in turn, please ourselves.