Venus Retrograde naturally entices even the most stoic mind down the path of “what if…?” It is a time when the prospect of closure, revival, or even just contact with an ex can seem more appealing.
It’s also just the Retro-Venusian Voodoo; strange echoes of relationships gone by haunt perfectly normal waking moments. That’s if they’re not sending you strange messages already.
Or you turn around a perfectly ordinary street corner and bam – there they are. Or, propelled into a social media e-sleuthing session, you discover data that makes you unaccountably miss them. Less savourily, you feel a surge of belated possessiveness. It’s betrayal, god-damn it, they belong to you.
Pull the hell out! There is a stage beyond Love Zombie, and that is becoming a necrophiliac of love.
It is a fantastic phase for therapy around relationship choices and drawing a line between you and the romantic past. And by line, I mean more like a border with flashing lights and drone patrols.
But getting back together with Venus Retrograde is not a good idea. Wait until Venus Direct and then reassess. Retrogrades have many useful purposes, but they’re not traditionally suitable for starting things that you would like to endure.
Image: Richard Avedon