the planet ruling love and romance, marriage money, pleasure, art, and values,
turns retrograde in the heavens on October 5, through November 16, 2018. Venus
retrogrades about every 18 months. While in its retrograde period Venus will
move through the sign that is considered to be at its detriment (Scorpio) back
into the sign where it is considered at home (Libra).
turns stationary retrograde, a point where the energy change is most
noticeable, October 5-12 at 10 degrees of Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio at its
detriment and retrograde can lead to overly intense or dramatic situations,
jealousy, and obsessions, sexual incidents and issues or breakups, depending on
the aspects in your personal chart. A solid relationship is unlikely to break
up or end, but those relationships tottering on the edge or not stable could
end. As Venus is in a fixed sign, the end could be final.
a general sense when Venus retrogrades love energy becomes more intense and
drama can occur, especially in Scorpio. It is a period when seemingly fated
events occur, sometimes appearing to be beyond the control of the parties
Venus is in the sign ruled by Mars and Pluto (Scorpio) people may seem more
aggressive, passive aggressive, needier and overly intense, brooding and
demanding or even revengeful.
Karma and Fate of Relationships
can take many twists and turns, slow down, end or change in some way. But, as
stated earlier, if your relationship is solid you need not fear an ending.
Some people may re-unite after a separation during this time.
At times, those from our past can reappear. It is a time of reviewing
and re-accessing your love life, what you want, need and are getting
from others. Changes occur, and people can switch their affections and
partnerships. The karma (karma=the universal will) of the relationship can play
out during this period, especially if there is conflict to begin with.
Unresolved issues come to the forefront to be resolved one way or another, but
if a commitment exists with work the relationship can become stronger.
in relationships can be revealed for what they really are during this time.
Some couples will decide to divorce or split and decisions will be made as to
the future of the relationship. Other couples will reunite or take things to a
deeper level. Love interests that are not solid can dissolve or come forward at
this time, and an interest that has never gone anywhere can dissolve, shift to
someone else, or an incident can occur that spells out the fact you should move
on. The rose-colored blinders can come off. Those relationships not grounded in
reality can be shown to be inaccessible at this time, such as a love interest
who is involved with someone else and takes that relationship to the next
level. This is not a bad thing, as it can show you the truth, thus freeing you
to move on to someone who is emotionally, if not physically accessible.
always tell clients that during this time, the ‘karma,’ of their relationship
often plays out, especially questionable, negative or unstable relationships.
Retrograde planets often have to do with events that are ‘fated’ or otherwise
outside of our ability to control.
you begin a new relationship on a retrograde Venus the love energy may never be
fully expressed, or when Venus goes direct the relationship may change or end
at that time. Venus retrograde is a wildcard. Sometimes the relationship
doesn't take off until Venus turns direct. This is not a bad thing, if it does.
A retrograde Venus period is the time to fully get to know any new person, not
give your heart away or enter a spontaneous affair with high expectations.
Relationships are changeable during this period, and especially when Venus
turns direct again. What appeared to be a viable relationship during retrograde
Venus may change once it turns direct, or it could be the other way
on Social Situations and Creativity
a Venus retrograde period the things that Venus influences will be less
apparent and visual sensibilities can be reduced. This is not the time to buy
jewelry, art, expensive clothing or decorations, give big parties, get married,
engaged, move in together, or have plastic surgery. Since Venus rules the
courts, legal situations can slow down as can diplomatic
efforts. Unresolved issues come forward and demand resolution. It
may be more difficult to express ourselves socially. Venus is the
lesser of the two money planets, and money may not flow as freely during this
and creativity can be affected in a positive way at this time. Retrograde
planets can mean finding a deeper and more profound energy to work with which
can affect those in the creative arts in a positive way.
romance, Venus can effect other relationships, our values, money and those
things that are important in life. Many significant changes can occur depending
on where it falls in your personal chart.
Moves from Scorpio to Libra
will retrograde from 10 to 0 degrees of Scorpio October 5-31, when it re-enters
Libra, the sign where it is considered at home. From here, Venus turns direct
at 25 degrees of Libra November 16.
in Libra, is quite different from Scorpio where it is considered at its'
detriment. At detriment Venus often portends its worst qualities (jealousy,
obsession, aggression, revenge) and in Libra, it's better nature. Venus in
Libra is more fair, balanced and at peace and Libra likes to please.
Venus turns turns direct aspecting a planet in your chart in a positive angle,
significant events can occur, or you could meet someone new or a relationship
can improve. For some the retrograde direct period can be very significant and
changing direction to weed the negative or useless relationships out of your
life, or change them and enable you to make room for something more
positive. Reality will be the key word, and it is not always what we
want to see. The good relationships will become stronger during this
period, and it is a time to work through issues and create more balance in you
closest relationships with others.