Venus in Retrograde


March 2017

Hello everyone, Happy March! Can you believe that spring is almost here?! Spring is a time of renewal. Venus retrograde will be in effect during spring equinox, so not only will you feel the renewal energy of spring but also Venus is asking you to take a step back and reevaluate your relationships.

I know most of you are familiar with mercury retrograde, which happens about three to four times a year. Beautiful Venus only goes retrograde about every 18-19 months. (Thank the gods for that)!

Venus governs love, beauty, romance, loyalty, luxuries, values, socializing and the arts. So how may this Venus retrograde affect you? Let’s break it down:

Relationships: If you’re in the market for romance and are looking for the right partner or are dating, this is not the best time to make any decisions. Getting a relationship to work smoothly during this time may be challenging. So ride out this period, take a step back and enjoy the process.

Eye-opening revelations can occur so try to pay extra attention to the red flags that all of us try so desperately not to encounter. Try not to get emotionally involved too quickly. Take this time to get to know your potential mate with no expectations. Ask yourself if you both share the same value system.

However, if you are married or in a partnership, old issues that have not been resolved can resurface, creating some tension. This includes emotional triggers that set both parties off, causing hurt feelings. You and your partner may have deep meaningful conversations about the relationship, so hidden anger may surface.

If there has been distrust in the marriage/partnership, issues of loyalty and monogamy can get brought up, so for those of you who have had an affair (no judgment) please be cautious.

For those of you who are in the process of divorce or a breakup, I can’t sugar coat it. Feelings may get hurt and old emotional attachments can resurface. But most of the time it is temporary.

Some may work on making peace with the old relationship and find a lesson to be learned. But if you’re not on the best speaking terms, try and avoid communication. If you must communicate, try to keep it light, simple and friendly. And try not to sign any legal documents!

Social Gathering with friends and family: Don’t be surprised if all you want to do is sit with yourself on a Saturday night. Or if you are with friends or family you may tend to be a bit quiet and reflective, looking at others with immense clarity. This means seeing the ugliness in people you may have avoided in the past. Especially with family we can more easily dismiss bad behavior. If there are old family feuds, chances are they will resurface.

Beauty/Luxuries: If your eyeing that fancy watch, car, or any extravagances (this includes engagement rings) you may want to wait until Venus goes back direct. Also, now is not the time to be having any cosmetic surgery or Botox treatments.

Take this time to be kind to yourself. If you’re doing deep inner reflecting, this is a great time to reevaluate what is important to you. Ask yourself what do you need to improve in your relationships, friends, family romance and business partners. If you feel that certain partnerships are no longer working for you, be brave enough to find a peaceful way to end it.