Venus Retrograde Horoscopes
Love issues from the past come back to life
Every 18 months Venus, the planet of love, appears to stop dead in her tracks and start moving backward through the sky for about six weeks. This period of rest and recuperation gives us a chance to assess where we are in matters of the heart, and how much further we’ll need to go.
On March 4, 2017, Venus turns retrograde in independent, courageous Aries, and stays retrograde until April 15. During this retrograde, the universe wants you to consider things like: What is really worth fighting for in love? Does your relationship support you as an individual? Are you being brave in your love life goals?
On April 2, Venus will move backward from Aries into the gentle, romantic sign of Pisces for the rest of her retrograde. This is a time to revise your ideals, and to go deep and recognize the differences between fairytale love and real love. Doing this inner work will help you take a new direction after Venus turns direct again.
See how this Venus Retrograde could impact YOUR sign with your horoscope below!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Venus’ retrograde through Aries is a time of introspection for you in several ways. If you feel that you’re not at your best physically, this might be a good time to consider ways you can make improvements. This is also a good time to think about and research any cosmetic surgery, but you should wait until Venus turns direct on April 15 to schedule. Or, start a new fitness training routine and become reacquainted with your inner warrior spirit.
In matters of the heart, you might re-evaluate your personal needs in love during this retrograde. Are they being met? Are they even understood? You may benefit from talking to a therapist to resolve insecurities you have about your love life now.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Get ready for an awakening. Venus, your ruling planet, turns retrograde in your 12th House of Privacy on March 4, and your ability to dig deep into your unconscious will be the key to embracing romantic happiness in the future. Deep soul work, counseling, or dream analysis can help you achieve this.
Starting April 2, Venus moves backward into your 11th House of Friends and Groups, and you might re-evaluate the quality and equality in your relationships.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
You may realize that one of your friends is pulling away from you as Venus begins her retrograde motion on March 4, 2017. If this happens, you may not be sure why. Some detective work may be in order, and ultimately, you might discover that this isn’t about you at all. In fact, it’s possible that your pal is going through a rough patch, and instead of asking for your support, is withdrawing from everyone. Do what you can to help. Alternatively, one of your personal aspirations may require extra funding. Don’t panic — strategize.
From April 2-15, Venus will retrograde into Pisces and your 10th House of Career. Now you might have to honestly evaluate whether or not you’re truly delivering enough value in your profession. If you’re not, it’s time to make adjustments.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This Venus Retrograde, you could lose patience with your partner if you don’t feel supported in your personal goals. You’ll want to address this problem sooner rather than later in order to avoid what might become a major sticking point for the two of you. Alternatively, your career might need some attention now. Expect a time of careful revision connected to your professional goals. Are you using your talents in the way that maximizes your potential? Are you being paid adequately for your expertise? Do you feel valued by your boss? Any or all of these questions are likely to be a central focus at this time.
From April 2-15, while Venus retrogrades through Pisces, you and your sweetheart might figure out how to reconcile any major differences you have in ideology or spiritual beliefs. Remain open to each other’s perspectives in order to avoid a rift.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This Venus Retrograde could have you carefully considering whether your lover are a true match or not. The physical attraction may be there, but you could begin to see that your fundamental beliefs or spiritual perspectives are very different. This won’t be as much of a problem if you’re able to respect each other’s differences, but more likely you will start feeling like you’re compromising your core identity by staying in your current relationship.
Once Venus retrogrades into Pisces on April 2, focus on a thorough assessment of your financial portfolio. If an investment, commission, or royalty check isn’t as generous as you anticipated, remember that it’s not a permanent situation. Look at the bigger picture and make adjustments in order to strengthen your financial outlook going forward.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Shared money between you and your partner will be the main focus for you during this Venus Retrograde. Until now, you and your mate may have not been in agreement over how to allocate funds. Or maybe you have debt or another financial obligation that you don’t agree how to pay. A financial mistake that one or both of you made may need to be rectified now. Instead of placing blame, work together to fix it, and ensure that in the future you are on the same page regarding these matters. Use Venus Retrograde as an opportunity to find a solution together, rather than continue living through this stalemate.
Then from April 2-15 Venus will retrograde in your relationship sector, forcing you both to wake up to any wrinkles in your love life. After April 15 Venus turns direct, and you’ll iron them out.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
From March 4-April 15 Venus will retrograde through your partnership sector, mainly, which will surely be felt by you and your mate. You’ll no longer be able to avoid whatever problems the two of you share. In fact, you won’t want to. This can be a golden opportunity for you and your love to get through a rough patch and start anew. First, however, you’ll both need to do the work. Consider this retrograde an opportunity to enter relationship rehab together. Move into it consciously and courageously.
Starting April 2 Venus retrogrades into your 6th House of Work, and you might have to address a problem at the office. You could feel as if you’re not being recognized for your contributions or talents. Another possibility is that one of your colleagues is literally trying to take the credit for work you’ve done. Ouch!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Are you and your partner putting the same amount of work into your relationship life? If not, you’ll feel the tension during this Venus Retrograde. Attack the problem head-on, instead of placing blame or feeding into the resentment. Make sure that you’re both feeling comfortable with who is in charge of what.
You might also feel unappreciated at the office during this retrograde. Remain focused on delivering valuable work and distance yourself from any colleague who isn’t a team player now. Lastly, from April 2-15 an old flame might come back into your life. What will you do?
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Your love life might need extra attention during this Venus Retrograde! In fact, it might even need a gigantic recalibration. From March 4-April 15, Venus will retrograde through your romance sector. This may lead to you second guessing your current romance, or suddenly noticing that you and your sweetheart have a major problem to work through. Another possibility is that an ex-lover will come back into your life. He or she may even want a second chance. Do you? Avoid making this decision until Venus regulates her orbit on April 15.
Beginning April 2, Venus will backpedal into your domestic sector., and you might have to work through a financial matter with relatives. Do your best.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
If you’ve recently started a home renovation or decorating project, there may be tension ahead thanks to Venus moving retrograde through your 4th House of Home and Family starting March 4. One possibility is that you will go over your budget and need to re-assess. Another scenario is that you and a relative start to disagree heavily over style preferences, which will ultimately delay the project. Alternatively, it’s possible that you and someone in your family are not on the same page regarding a family financial matter. Do what you can to work through it.
After April 2 and until April 15, Venus will backtrack through your communication sector. Conversations with your sweetheart about your relationship or financial matters will likely come up from the past. You may have thought these matters were resolved. Think again.
Aquarius (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You could have a few kinks to iron out when it comes to communication in your relationship. You may disagree on a decision about finances or about the future of your relationship. Or perhaps you need to discuss an issue from the past that you thought you already figured out. As Venus retrogrades through your message sector starting March 4, you’ll have an opportunity to revisit a lot of old territory and dialogue together.
Then, from April 2-15 Venus retrogrades into your earned income sector. You’ll need to rehash your budget in a significant way now. No more ignoring the reality of your financial situation! If you continue to do that, you’ll only hurt your future.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Finances will become a vital focus for you during this Venus Retrograde, but even more so will be the question of value. Are you being paid what you’re worth? Are you delivering enough value to your customers/clients or boss for the amount of money you earn? Or, are you over-delivering and being underpaid? Now you’ll have an opportunity to answer these questions and revise your approach to money in a significant way. Be honest with yourself as you reassess not only how you are spending money, but how you’re earning it. If you decide that you’re not being adequately compensated for your talents, you’re the only one who can rectify the situation.
From April 2-15 Venus will retrograde through your sign, helping you focus on ways to improve your confidence. If you’re suffering from an “ugly duckling” mentality, you’re way overdue for this internal makeover.
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