Want some Venus Retrograde love, dating and beauty tips?! Venus Retro does not take Venusian themes backward, but it’s undoubtedly a weird little vortex. Venus turns Retrograde with relative frequency, but this one is more profound than usual. It occurs at the end and the beginning of the Zodiac. The more nuanced take on this for your sign and the rising sign will be a feature of your Horoscopes over the next several weeks.
But first, apart from the standard Retro-Venus precautions – no impulse shack-ups/wedding, no crazy idealization of the past and no beauty procedures you might find hard to reverse – what are the unique attributes of this one?
There are THREE crucial themes.
(1) The ability to be able to see your relationship history anew, as if from a more spiritual perspective. You see even the most sordid or personally threatening episodes with higher consciousness and most likely more compassion for your self and the choices that you made. It is a product of the repeat passes by Venus over the extremely sensitive endpoints of Pisces, the sign in which Venus is exalted.
In some cases, this fresh vibe may threaten to erode built-up ‘protective resentment’ or your official narrative, and this can be difficult to deal with. But the more you can go Yin with any new insights or points of view at this time, the better. Or go Yang with it in your brain and work with the heightened objectivity.
Venus Retrograde Love Lessons Are Flamboyant When Venus Is In Aries
(2) Awareness of times when you lost your individuality in relationships or the tendency to do that now. Venus in Aries wants to be loved for her fierceness and ambition, not have to mute it just to get laid or validated. If your dating schtick is that you have to sedate yourself to be acceptable, reframe it. Ditto if you feel can’t have individuation AND romance. If you are in a relationship, this cycle reveals power dynamics or stealthy compromises that may not usually be apparent to you.
As Retro-Venus ALWAYS involves a degree of nostalgia, you may recall times from your past when you abandoned your self. Or more pleasantly, when you were warrior-like during difficult circumstances. You feel a version of yourself that you became estranged from a long time ago.
Venus is already in shadow and I had a wowser of a Venus Retro recall just today, along with the above lines. Long story short, my flatmate when I was 19 stole (briefly) my then boyfriend (a lower Neptunian type). Of course, I was furious. I remember walking all night literally, crying and raging but then when I returned home, I felt spent…exhausted but serene and aware that she was not a friend and that I no longer wanted him.
So I always thought all this was psycho of me, pacing the streets like I thought they were the Moor in Wuthering Heights, being so uncool about it. Today, I had this flash of compassion for my teenage self and realized that it did not even occur to me to numb or deny the feelings and that this was healthy. Whereas a decade later and I had become accomplished at burying or numbing emotions that seemed too loud or inconvenient. I am not saying this to overshare, but you may be able to see the ‘genre’ of this Venus Retro?
Venus Retrograde Is When You Want To Revise Your Aesthetic
(3) Sharpening up your look. Venus Retro has a fashion/beauty/image angle to it in that you do feel the urge to revise everything. You look at the whole vibe with new optics and the kind of cheery realism that is the trademark, Aries. You’re not remotely emotional or freaking out over things that could at other times be a bit of a punish. But you may get weird fashion flashbacks – of times when you devised an outfit that did not work and other occasions where you owned it. You can become fashion psychic, restyling yourself for this era but with a strong sense of your deeper self.
Venus Retro is not the best time to buy clothes or do drastic things. Rather, scheme and access a higher vibe re all things Venusian. Put it into action with Venus Direct.
Venus is Retrograde from March 4 until April 15. It is the hot zone for “obeying” the precautions. But it is in the shadow zone from January 30 until May 19. It is an opportunity to pull off some epic makeover of mind, body, soul. Don’t add on – so many makeovers involve the addition of extras – strip back.
It’s eight weeks of Venus Retro. See it as a symbolic withdrawal, into an underworld journey or a “cave” to reconfigure your psyche.
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