A Virgo and Libra meet and fall in love during Venus Retrograde. Can this work? Or is it too fast, too weird and strange astrological timing?
Any advice for us weirdos who have found ourselves completely, unexpectedly, plunged into an uber intense, madly familiar, insanely mutual, not really ideally timed lust/teetering on love relationship coinciding with the beginning of this Venus retrograde?
Phew. deep breath. Note the prolific use of adverbs pertaining to mental instability. ‘This is crazy’ seems to be our mantra at the moment, second only to ‘I really like you’.
Both agree that, were we 24, we’d have fallen in love within a week (both that kind of people). Older and wiser, scarred and sensible, we’re pretending we have some control over that side of things, especially since we’re both emerging from the aftermath of long term relationships that have run their course. He is Virgo, I am Libra.
I read a fleeting mention of something about past life reconnections at some point but scouring the archives mainly seems to warn us off eloping, shacking up, etc. which is cool – we can do that. We’re grown-ups. Briefly acting like teenagers. But grownups.
Anyway, should we prepare for it to fizzle once Venus turns direct? Our first date went for four days.
He’s a Tinder veteran and keeps telling me ‘this doesn’t happen. You need to go on heaps of shitty tinder dates”
And, WTF is going on?
Dear Looney Libra,
I LOVE this! What a beautiful story and yes, there is an old astrological association with Venus Retrograde and across time love interests. Virgo and Libra also have a fantastic affinity as they are both so particular. With no insult intended, there are now two signs who can bond so strongly with their highly specific delineations for everything as you two.
But okay, congratulations! Enjoy this! I am getting vicarious goo-goo just reading this. In my experience, Retro-Venus is most disastrous when there is an impulse trip to see the distant object of a Love Zombie crush and somehow ‘win them over’ or a fashion-beauty bender involving debt + ‘occasion’ clothes and/or cosmetic surgery.
It can also be the phase where people on the verge of breaking up at the beginning of the Retro phase enjoy a sort of heightened synthetic version of romantic rejuvenation, even as the core rapport has already deadened. BUT none of this applies to you. You are doing old-school blessings-central Venus Retrograde – encountering a person with whom you share the excitement, chemistry and a sense of peaceful familiarity.
So long as you don’t get married or move in together before Venus Direct, this is extremely promising. Please keep us informed and what does everyone else think?
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