The Venus Retrograde which occurs every year and a half. The full Venus cycle is much longer. Every 8 years Venus returns close to the same degree and sign, which is why you may find some similarity in experience. Venus represents beauty, love, what we want and need, money, values and relationship. Those areas are all highlighted and are up for review, reflection and sometimes resolution.
Sometime I may add some further references to Evolutionary Astrologers who speak well on the Venus cycle. And I may write more down the line.
It can be helpful to look at the summer of 2007 for resonances that resemble the present.
Venus Retrograde’s potential influence on each Sun sign. If you know your Rising Sign you could read that as well for further impression.
Aries. Venus in Leo reinforces the creative spirit. Creative emphasis is strong as is risk-taking and being the center of attention. Return to childhood roots. What was fun? How did you play? Can you bring that into your life now. Setting fires isn’t appropriate, but loving yourself and the child within, IS. Consider starting a project in honor of your inner child.
Taurus. What do you love about your personal environment? What don’t you love? Venus is your natural ruler, so is always a planet to be inspired by. You may consider how to make home feel luxurious. Look for deals, but only buy if you have the option to return. Your sense of beauty is fluctuating at the moment while you consider how to bring the divine home.
Gemini. Always curious, this retrograde cycle, encourages reflecting on how what you know and what you talk about as it is evidence of who you are. Making choices on what kinds of conversations to engage in, what websites to bookmark, what actual books to read, what neighborhood circles to join and what reflects a heart centered approach is Venus’ request.
Cancer. Self-worth. Values. Money. Resources. Venus wants you to see your inherent value, simply due to your existence as a divine being. There is even more of a shell of protection while you sort things out and consider that being generous to yourself is an option. This will naturally affect your partnership or any one-to-one relationship.
Leo. Leo’s have had a powerful year with Jupiter in Leo. The expectations were high either from you or others. This Venus retrograde is a period to reflect on the year and if you “shined” in a way that was a true expression of the creative being that is you. How will your heart reflect love, joy and generosity both outwardly and toward yourself?
Virgo. This sign is one of a couple which could bring a reconnection to a romantic past life partner. Venus is dipping its spotlight into the astral plane, the hidden and unseen, the ancestral past. Dreams of creative gifts, ancient talents, old flames may appear. Retreat and meditation on the heart chakra can be helpful to access those essential needs that are often buried.
Libra. Venus is Libra’s ruling planet and beauty is a high value. For this retrograde cycle, the focus is friendships. Which community is most supportive of your gifts as well as your hopes and wishes? Which tribe can you support based on your values and your ideals? Whether your clan is a chat group on the inter-webs or at the neighborhood pub, reflection where to spend your social time is highlighted?
Scorpio. The world view is your focus during this retrograde cycle. This references professional matters. How is the Leo energy being used? Is it displayed generously,aesthetically or is there a fear that recognition won’t happen or needs won’t be met. Consider how beauty, open-heartedness and integrity in personal values might transform the work place and authorities.
Sagittarius. This sign is coming in to a time rebuilding its creative energy and purpose as Saturn enters Sagittarius. Venus brings the gift of reflection to personal philosophies and the meaning of life. It is well worth the time to review whether you believe in support from the Universe, the power of your mind or another principle. Values necessarily are evolving. Time spent now, supports the next few years.
Capricorn. Past life connections may make a brief reoccurrence. If they do, they it is a reminder about passion, power, and merged resources. How is money handled between partners? What is important in intimate relationships? Is there a sense of playfulness, and open-heartedness? Trust issues may emerge, whether it is trusting self or others.
Aquarius. This retrograde cycle is about finding balance in the social sphere. Where do your needs begin and others end? This is a time to practice the art of listening. How can both parties radiate their creative light? It’s also a time to consider what you want in a relationship. Have needs changed? Do you follow or deny your heart?
Pisces. Self-improvement is highlighted. This is a time to consider what health routines can improve the heart as well as physical appearance and overall sense of well-being. What can you do that you love and improves the quality of life of yourself or someone else? If a decision to volunteer does not turn out the way you want, remember that this is a time of review.
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