Our astrology expert Yasmin Boland is here to explain Venus retrograde to us and what it could mean for you this coming month…
Is your love life upside down, or are you just feeling somewhat estranged or detached from your beloved? Are you wondering who your friends really are or thinking back to happier days?
If so you are almost certainly feeling the effects of a major and relatively rare astrological transit happening right now and all month and into April, known as Venus retrograde. Venus is the planet of love and any planetary retrograde takes us back to the past, or makes us go over something again.
Venus is the planet of love and any planetary retrograde takes us back to the past, or makes us go over something again.
So when Venus goes retrograde (only about once every 18 months), it’s a time when many of us will start to have another think about our love lives, our friends and even our professional relationships.
The dates for the 2017 retrograde are March 4 to April 15. Use this time to work on your love life, your friendships and all relationships, family and professional included.
There is one main thing about Venus retrograde to understand; it stirs up the emotions!
As a result, many people are feeling their feelings SO strongly right now.
Venus retrograde is also why so many people are looking back over their loves and wondering if they made the right choices. Venus retrograde is also often when exes come out of the closet and we all get a chance to really think about what really matters to us. Sometimes there is closure and sometimes there is reconciliation.
There can also be shifts within friendships when Venus goes backwards and we remember what really matters to us. If you feel out with someone and you would really love to make up, this is the time to get back in touch.
And values come up under this cycle, too. If you’re not living in accordance with what you really consider worthwhile, then it’s a time to pivot and change your way of life. Venus retrograde is the time to do it.
Being conscious of the energies is the first step to actually working with them. Below you will find a video giving you more ideas for how to work with Venus retrograde.
If you are feeling the Venus cycle, I’ve also created a free five-part video series to help you navigate it. If you need some help with your relationships, please sign up here.