Venus retrograde happens approximately every 18 months; Venus appears to move in reverse through the zodiac. This period typically lasts for about 40 to 43 days.
The effects of the upcoming Venus Retrograde July 22-September 5 are in effect as Venus has started to slow down. Astrologically, Venus is associated with love, relationships, beauty, harmony, and finances, so its retrograde motion influences these areas.
In astrology, Venus retrograde is often seen as a time for introspection and reevaluation of our relationships, values, and personal aesthetics. It is considered a period when issues related to love, partnerships, and money may come to the forefront. People may experience challenges or delays in their romantic relationships or encounter difficulties in matters of the heart. It is also believed that Venus retrograde can bring back past lovers or unresolved relationship issues.
During this period, it is generally advised to avoid making significant relationship or financial decisions, as the energy of Venus retrograde may cloud judgment. It can be a time for reflection, self-care, and addressing any underlying issues within relationships. It is recommended to focus on self-love, personal growth, and exploring one’s values and desires. Relationships during this time will be re-evaluated. Are your needs fulfilled? This is a classic time to restructure your loving nature. Usually, a lack of warmth takes place during Venus Retrograde periods whereby relationships can turn to ice.
This upcoming retrograde will resemble the Venus retrograde from July-August 2015 and July-August 2007. The difference is that Venus in that period was in aspect to different planets.
Go through cabinets and closets. You may discover rarely used items that can be used in other capacities. For example, if you find a container that was intended for holding jewelry, you may repurpose it as a coin holder in your car. Though that may seem trivial, this retrograde is excellent to declutter.
Ironically, Venus Retrograde rules antiques. Check the value of items before tossing them. There could be a hidden gem buried.
Items remain expensive. This is not the type to purchase major items (appliances, equipment, etc…) I have observed the construction of an apartment building on a Venus Retrograde. In 18 months it was launched for tenants to lease. Unfortunately, it was on a Venus Retrograde. The rents were blown out of proportion. The building remains 75% unoccupied. This scenario will require a change in management. Mind the stock market. This is not the time to make major changes.
Depending on the location Venus is retrograde in your chart will give you insight as to how it impacts you more directly. Next time, I will cover Venus retrograde through each house in the chart.