"We are born at a given moment in a given place, and like vintage years of wine we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born." - Carl Jung
From MARCH 6 through APRIL 15 2017, planet Venus will be retrograde. The signs which are most sensitive to a Venus retrograde are Taurus & Libra. The retrograde motion of an inner planet is an apparent phenomenon as viewed from the earth in which Venus appears to retrace its steps, hence giving a sense of moving backwards. Every 1 ½ years, Venus moves approximately 29 degrees ahead of the Sun. More importantly, remember, it's a phase. It has come to help you resolve old issues so that you can move on to a stronger, deeper relationship.
Lessons in relationships, our values, how we value the people in our life will all be under review. With existing relationships, a Venus retrograde you will become acutely aware of how your partner treats you, values you/not and how they demonstrate their love. If you have heard people complain during a Mercury Retrograde that they lost their data or texted the wrong person, during Venus Retrograde watch out for a lot of drama in your love life.
Venus is also all about money and how do we attract and value money. Maybe you need to re-budget, re-plan your money. Maybe you need to look at your finances and update your books. Try not to invest in a luxurious house/dress or go in for a cosmetic makeover during a Venus retrograde. It's a time to close loose ends financially, repay old debts.
Venus retrograde is a perfect opportunity not just to air your grievances, but also to allow your partner to share his.
Use the retrograde to evaluate rather than react or act. Yes, there are possibilities, you could become acutely aware of existing problems in your love life or unresolved issues. Venus retrograde is a good time to reassess and re-examine our relationship values. What are the kind of people we attract in our lives? Are we constantly attracting people who put us down, mock us or are we drawing supportive and nurturing partners.
Use the Venus retrograde to unlock past hurts. If you have been unable to pour your heart out to your partner, use the retrograde to heal yourself and your partner. There's a strong possibility of old lovers to resurface. For some, it may become necessary to heal old wounds and put to rest old issues.
During a Venus retrograde, seek a therapist if you have been suffering from emotional blockages. Revisit old issues and sort them. Revisit your old memories with your partner, how you met, where you went and how it all started. Recreate and rekindle the love flame which could be burning at a low.
It's natural to experience challenges in any romantic relationship, but if you have a deep bond and understanding, Venus retrograde won't cause any damage. If things have been intolerable and you have felt taken for granted or constantly misunderstood, these things if unresolved can only cause further damage to a relationship. The good, strong ones will stand. The retrograde motion can alter our perspective, making us misunderstand signals/situation. While Venus retrograde doesn't imply deceit but rather a distorted version of truth regarding maybe a person we thought was the person of our dreams.