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Venus Retrograde Themes

Venus Rx…  Often unexpectedly… An ex lover dies, or returns. A woman dies. A friendship ends. Break-up’s and break-in’s occur. Beauty dissolves. Beauty problems. Money comes and goes. Doing your art, again. You lose what you value. Jewelry and women’s clothing goes missing. Being given old jewelry or clothing, of a woman. Venus — The Mayans knew to fear her, and offered her many sacrifices. Venus meant war, death, and destruction. I had a major break with the 2012 Venus Rx in Libra, and I lost someone special during the 2013 retrograde in Capricorn and someone else very important to me, in the 2015 Venus Rx in Leo. And I’ve heard of many break-up’s occurring, for others. This is a time when what one loves, and values is taken away and Venusian things are re-evaluated. This is also a very bad time to start a new relationship, with someone NEW, beauty treatment, financial investment, and so on. But you could also become committed to someone, whom you’ve just been casually dating, up until the retrograde. Venus Rx happens every 1.5 to 2 years. And not everyone will suffer deaths. I did because Venus rx conjunct my ascendant in 2013, while Pluto was also on it, and in 2015 – Venus rx conjunct my Sun-Mars and Pluto was yet again on my ascendant in retrograde motion with the Moon in Scorpio transiting it. Look for anything “Exact”… within a degree, and that means exact on a house cusp or exactly conjuncting a point, planet, or other celestial object to see if there will be any great impact and how it will. So, while everyone will have some Venusian thing taken away or given back to them, their personal natal horoscope describes exactly what that is.

Next Venus Retrogrades from Richard Nolle’s site.

 MAR 04, 2017 | 08:28 AM | 13AR09 | VE SR |
| APR 15, 2017 | 10:20 AM | 26PI55 | VE SD |

| OCT 05, 2018 | 06:42 PM | 10SC50 | VE SR |
| NOV 16, 2018 | 10:30 AM | 25LI14 | VE SD |

| MAY 13, 2020 | 07:03 AM | 21GE50 | VE SR | Spring, summer weddings are popular but...
| JUN 25, 2020 | 07:05 AM | 05GE20 | VE SD | not the best year to get married, during wedding high season.
| DEC 19, 2021 | 11:00 AM | 26CP29 | VE SR |
| JAN 29, 2022 | 09:52 AM | 11CP05 | VE SD |

 | JUL 23, 2023 | 00:56 AM | 28LE36 | VE SR |
 | SEP 04, 2023 | 01:16 AM | 12LE12 | VE SD |

 | MAR 01, 2025 | 11:42 PM | 10AR50 | VE SR |
 | APR 13, 2025 | 00:38 AM | 24PI38 | VE SD |

 | OCT 03, 2026 | 07:34 AM | 08SC29 | VE SR |
 | NOV 14, 2026 | 00:35 AM | 22LI52 | VE SD |

 | MAY 10, 2028 | 11:35 PM | 19GE41 | VE SR |
 | JUN 22, 2028 | 11:03 PM | 03GE11 | VE SD 
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Venus Retrograde: April 12th (Shadow period), May 16th (Rx) 2012

Out goes Mercury (April 4th – April 23rd, 2012) and Mars (direct on April 14th, 2012) and in comes Venus (April 12th, shadow) to eventually smooth it all over with Mars and Mercury or is that the other way around?! ;P

This Venus and Mars may both like to think but they don’t like how each other processes and communicates their thoughts (Square).

Venus Gemini is in the shadow phase, starting on April 12th at but meets with Mars Virgo for a couple of days to decide what they’re going to do next.

After Mars hammers Venus with a lengthy analysis about the problems he’s figured they have had, Venus feels confused, verbally assaulted, and overwhelmed and so they decide to take some time out and reflect upon their relationship, how they spend money, and how they enjoy love and life. Mars also wants to get some clarity on their sex life and make some future plans about the relationship.

Then on May 16th, Mars is still a little steamy over the discussion he had with Venus and he’s nattering at her but she can’t really hear him and has essentially withdrawn her love because she’s still unsure and wants more time to have an internal dialogue with her inner twin, Gemini at 23° Rx.

However, on June 28, 2012 — about a week past the shadow period ending for Mars (June 19, 2012) — Venus comes around (turns direct) at 7° Gemini but it takes her until July 31, 2012 (Gemini 23°) to get completely out from under the shadow and gain the sweetness she desires from Mars again, who at this point is in relationship and communication friendly Libra at 15°!

In the thick of the summer, all will be in harmony (trine) again with Venus and Mars in the stimulating, warm, and creative Sun of Leo (sextiling Libra, by orb and Gemini, by sign)! Hot, summer love!

And Mercury gets into the ‘love-in’ at a Leo 4° conjunction with the 8° Sun on the 31! I could go on with this love parade of the planets but I think this is enough, for now. hehe

What house will Venus enter and exit for you?

For myself, I’ll have Venus Rx, direct, and shadow phases in the 5th and 6th house. I believe I’ll be looking at bringing more art, money, cerebral play, and romance into my life. And I’ll be working out how to beautify and balance my thinking and speaking with a daily meditation and self-love practice as well as re-formulating communication tasks and the environment I do them in. I also have a good feeling I’ll begin work on the physical design (I feel this is essential) of my TarotSeek ebook and decide if I want to self-publish or work with an established publisher for Volume 1. Also, I’ll be selling some jewelry and clothing that I’ve been meaning to do for some time now. I’ve had a lot of ‘starts’ but haven’t went through with it — now is the time, I hope. And maybe I’ll record the vocals to Mad World or some singing opportunity will resurface.

And it’s been said that Venus Rx is often not a good time to get cosmetic procedures done or commit to a relationship because the results may not last or be what you wanted. This is also why it’s important to take a look at where Venus will transit and what it will aspect. One size doesn’t fit all.


Mercury Direct April 4th
Shadow period over April 23rd

Mars Direct April 14th
Shadow period over June 19th

Venus Shadow April 12th
Retrograde May 16th
Direct June 28th
Shadow July 31st

And lest I forget to mention that Pluto goes Retrograde in Capricorn on April 10th.

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