Venus is in retrograde until April 15, 2017. She only retrogrades about once every eighteen months or so. Venus is the ruling planet of Libra and Taurus. And she’s all about love and luxury. Your relationships with people and with money are going to be brought to your attention now.
It’s a time when people from your past (romantic relationships) could come back. If you are in a relationship, it’s a time to really take a look at it. Are you happy? Is it fulfilling? If you aren’t, why not? Are there things that could be better? Is it a relationship you want to progress or continue?
It’s also a time when issues surround money could come into focus. Not just if you have enough or how to make more of it, but how you really relate to it. Your perspective on what wealth means to you. What luxury means to you.
This particular retrograde starts in Aries and ends in Pisces. The fire sign that starts the astrological calendar and the emotional watery sign that ends the astrological calendar. Beginnings and endings. And love. You can see how all of that might tie together.
This is not an ideal time to get any a tattoo (especially if it’s your first), plastic surgery, do anything drastic to your appearance. It’s likely you will regret what you did and if it’s permanent, well…you’re stuck with it. Wait until April when this transit is over with to do anything drastic and permanent.
Whirlwind romances might also happen. Keep in mind that after the retrograde, that person may look very different to you. Think of a Venus retrograde as a “lighting trick.” Suddenly, when the lights go back on or you go outside in the daylight…things appear different.
Retrogrades of any sort are a time for introspection and reevaluation. Because this involves Venus, love, relationships, money and the idea of luxury are the things that are going to be brought to the forefront. Also consider the relationship you have with ourself. It’s the longest one we will all ever have and it’s important to make it a solid, stable, loving one.
Things will ease up a little after April 15 when Venus goes direct. So hang in there.
Love and money, money and love, Venus guide me with help from above…
The Smiling Raven