How Venus Retrograde Will Affect You

How Venus Retrograde Will Affect You

Venus retrograde has already started. Can you feel the intensity? I’ve got tons of emails from people all over the world asking me what’s going on. You may be wondering if all the craziness in the world has to do with Venus Retrograde, and so, you may be curious how Venus Retrograde will affect YOU. 

If life got a lot more intense lately, you’re not alone. Venus retrograde is a big thing because Venus goes retrograde less than any other planet – only once every 19 months and only 7% of the time! 

Venus Retrograde in Scorpio is by definition more intense than any other Venus Retrograde because Venus in Scorpio is the sign of intensity and transformation.

But not the whole 6-week Venus Retrograde will be like this. Yes, the first three weeks are going to be intense. This is a phase of purging. Those trapped thoughts, feelings and memories are finally ready to come out!

The 2nd half of Venus Retrograde is completely different. After Venus is conjunct the Sun, we are officially done with the previous 19-month Venus cycle. A new cycle begins. The focus will be on how to start afresh.

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Venus Retrograde will end on a glorious note with Venus going direct at 25° Libra, conjunct the highly benefic fixed star Spica.

This Venus Retrograde can have a wonderful happy ending. But it requires awareness. You have to do the work. Venus in Scorpio is not a time to run away. It’s a time to stay with your feelings, no matter how unsettling they are. 

You may wonder how Venus Retrograde will affect you in particular.

Although Venus retrograde will affect all of us, some people will feel it stronger. It will affect you more if you are a Scorpio, a Libra, a Taurus, or an Aries, or if you have your Moon or your rising sign in Scorpio, Libra, Taurus or Aries.

Venus Retrograde will also influence you more strongly if you have a planet or an angle in your chart between 25° Libra and 10° Scorpio. Not sure if you have a planet there? You can check out by generating your natal chart on → free horoscopes → extended chart selection.

Whether or not you have a planet in Libra or Scorpio, Venus Retrograde WILL influence you in some way. That’s because there is an area of your chart that Venus will cross over. This is where the action is going to happen.

All you need to know is your ascendant sign. I use whole sign houses, so if you use another house system you can adjust accordingly.

Aries Ascendant

If you are an Aries ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 8th house of shared resources, trust, intimacy, sex, debt and rebirth. Your relationships with other people will be a source of resentment at first. You may feel you are doing too much and get too little in return. As a result, blow-ups and emotional confrontations can erupt. The solution is in Libra. Libra will show you how to be level-headed in situations that otherwise drive you crazy, and will teach you how to improve your conflict resolution skills. You can transform the resentment into an opportunity to put your relationships on equal footing.

Taurus Ascendant

If you are a Taurus ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 7th house of relationships. In the first three weeks of Venus Retrograde, your relationships will be tested. You may be tempted to put an end to some of these relationships. But before you do that, try to see if you can still work them out. When Venus moves back into Libra (that’s your 6th house) she will help you sort things out from a place of humility and compassion. Sometimes life is not fair, and relationships are not fair either, but it doesn’t mean they are not rewarding in any other way.

Gemini Ascendant

If you are a Gemini ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 6th house of work, health, daily routine and service to others. All these things can become a source of stress in the first three weeks of Venus retrograde. You may feel fed up. You’ve worked so hard and all your efforts seem to give little return. The secret? Connect to your heart. When Venus moves back into Libra (that’s your 5th house of living from the heart) you will re-align yourself with your heart’s purpose. You will find out how to find joy and fulfillment in areas of life that are otherwise a source of struggle or anxiety.

Cancer Ascendant

If you are a Cancer ascendant, Venus Retrograde will start in your 5th house of living from the heart. In the first three weeks of Venus Retrograde, you may feel you have lost your zest for life.  The answers to your lack of motivation and vitality lay in your family life. Your vitality is an expression of how emotionally safe and nurtured you feel. Whether it is an unresolved issue with a parent, or with someone from your house, this is what you need to fix in order to unlock your heart.

Leo Ascendant

If you are a Leo ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 4th house of home, family, roots and emotional security. The first three weeks of Venus retrograde will require you to do ‘shadow work’ in these areas of your life. There is something that needs to be fixed. The solution? Be open to consider new ideas and accept different points of view. It’s not easy to do that when we feel anxious and unappreciated, but embracing a “beginners mind” attitude will actually do the trick for you.  When you distance yourself from your emotions, you can see objectively what’s going on and make the necessary changes from that place of awareness.

Virgo Ascendant

If you are a Virgo ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 3rd house of communication, everyday activities and the regular rhythm of life. The first three weeks of Venus Retrograde will be very busy. All your mental clutter will come to the surface. The solution can be found in your 2nd house (this is where Libra is in your chart). The 2nd house is the house of money and assets. Do you have enough security in your finances? Do you spend your time and energy on the right things? By honestly answering these questions, you will find out what you need to move away from, and what you need to focus on.

Libra Ascendant

If you are a Libra ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 2nd house of resources: time, money and energy, and the resolution will be in Libra, which is your 1st house. Are you using your money and resources in the right way? Do they reflect who you are? Your relationship with money and resources is an expression of how much power you allow yourself to have. It’s about you, not about the money. There is something you need to address: maybe it’s your money mindset. Pay attention to your health, too. Your body will signal when something is not on.

Scorpio Ascendant

If you are a Scorpio ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 1st house of identity and will end in your 12th house of the unconscious. In the first three weeks, Venus retrograde will show you which parts of yourself are not fully aligned with your integrity. Perhaps a blind spot. The solution can be found in your 12th house. Pay attention to messages that come to you from the invisible world. Something that was unconscious will eventually become conscious. This is the best time to integrate your shadow. 

Sagittarius Ascendant

If you are a Sagittarius ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 12th house of the unconscious motivations, blind spots, and overlooked opportunities. In the first 3 weeks of Venus Retrograde, you may feel lost and alienated. The solution is in your 11th house of friends and groups of people. If you haven’t found God on a peak of the mountain, maybe it’s time to call a friend. Having a connection with real people will restore your sanity.

Capricorn Ascendant

If you are a Capricorn ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 11th house of hopes, dreams, friends, and communities. Do you feel disconnected from your hopes and dreams? Do you expect that someone or something from the outside will help make them happen? That the stars need to align? The answer to the struggle can be found in your 10th house of the higher self. Instead of expecting the world to change, choose to become the change you want to see in the world.

Aquarius Ascendant

If you are an Aquarius ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 10th house of status, career, and achievements, pointing to how you may sabotage your career by not paying enough attention to your overall vision. By going back to the drawing board, you will find the answers you are looking for. Do you really have a purpose or you’re just trying to what others expect from you? Have a look at your life – it’s not that important what other people think of it – the real question here is whether it’s in line with YOUR path. Not with society.

Pisces Ascendant

If you are a Pisces ascendant, Venus retrograde will start in your 9th house of vision and purpose. The first three weeks of Venus Retrograde will feel as though you have lost your faith in life, that you have lost your compass. The solution can be found in your relationships with others. Your overall direction in life is connected to people you are close to, you make agreements with, or share resources with. What is it about these agreements that you need to revise? Which people can you trust? Under what revised terms can you continue the relationships with these people?

To find out how Venus Retrograde in Scorpio plays out in real life, make sure you read Venus Retrograde Stories

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10 thoughts on “How Venus Retrograde Will Affect You

  1. It’s already started. Oh boy! I’m excited and equally terrified! I’m just doing stuff, smiting stuff, and yelling into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. Let’s see what happens in the 3 days after my solar return.

      1. Also I have both my Venus and Pluto at between 7-8° Scorpio, 7th house, Taurus asc and moon, Aquarius mc, malefic mars….. All of your markers actually. LOL
        This year holy crap. I hope I survive it 🙂

  2. I’m an Pisces ascendant – the Venus retrograde happens all in my 7th house not my 9th.

    born 27-12-1952 at 12:00 in Cologne, Germany

    Zon Steenbok 5°39’29 in huis 10 direct
    Maan Stier 21°20’18 in huis 2 direct
    Mercurius Boogschutter 15°42’10 in huis 9 direct
    Venus Waterman 19°38’43 in huis 12 direct
    Mars Waterman 27°20’47 in huis 12 direct
    Jupiter Stier 11°06’43 in huis 1 retrograde
    Saturnus Weegschaal 25°56’43 in huis 7 direct
    Uranus Kreeft 16°56’56 in huis 5 retrograde
    Neptunus Weegschaal 23°39’20 in huis 7 direct
    Pluto Leeuw 23°01’04 in huis 6 retrograde
    Maanskn.(t) Waterman 12°59’15 in huis 12 retrograde

    Huis posities (Placidus)
    Ascendant Vissen 24°59’10
    2de huis Stier 14°12’43
    3de huis Tweelingen 9°24’43
    Imum Coeli Tweelingen 28°01’56
    5de huis Kreeft 16°16’31
    6de huis Leeuw 9°54’13
    Descendant Maagd 24°59’10
    8ste huis Schorpioen 14°12’43
    9de huis Boogschutter 9°24’43
    Medium Coeli Boogschutter 28°01’56
    11de huis Steenbok 16°16’31
    12de huis Waterman 9°54’13

  3. Is it normal that I feel that this retrograde has already happened a month ago ? Is there a possibility that the planets have a different position than what the classic ephemerides say ?

  4. while I hear Venus saying: “ remember how nice it is to snuggle under the covers when it’s cold”, I’m not swooning over my past relationships. What the Rx revealed to this Scorpio/ Pisces Rising is that my Libra daughter is struggling emotionally and that she feels bad about herself. She made a list of negative things about herself on Oct 5th, which I found on the 6th. So my job this Venus Rx is helping my beloved baby and help her to reprogram the thoughts in her head to be nice instead of making her cry. I’ve learned that the relationship you have with yourself is the most important and difficult. So my baby’s birthday is on the 12th and I’m enrolling her in figure skating for 6 months. She’s been wanting to do this and I used to be a teen competitive skater. I know that this will help her in many ways. I know just how to help my baby…. because it’s how I helped myself.

    I myself am feeling great and I’m practicing Verbal positive reinforcement and working on my career goals. If I were feeling down about things then I wouldn’t be in a place within myself to help my daughter. In fact it seems as though my relationships are a bit more heart felt. Oh & I was the deliverer of Venus Rx message to my friend… he only engages in meaningless sex with random men when what he desires is a loving companion. On the 6th I told him: your actions are counter productive to what you want and this guy you’re hooking up with later is just a bandaid to hide what’s really wrong. Then he spent 2 days crying. He’s an Aries.

  5. What do you mean for the Scorpio ascendant when you say “this ia the best time to integrate your shadow”??

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