I have talked a bit about Mercury retrogrades, but I received an anonymous request to discuss Venus retrogrades. A most excellent request!
For those who are unaware or do not check their ephemeris almost religiously like I do, we are currently in a Venus retrograde. Do you feel it? You probably do but don’t realize it. Retrogrades overall create a sort of cosmic limbo in our lives. I’m always trying to find new ways of explaining it, and that is what you are getting at this moment. The limbo affects what the planet rules for the most part. Venus of course is all about emotions, friendships, relationships, intimacy, romance, etc. Do not think of a Venus retrograde as though she is having her period. Retrogrades are not volatile or comparable to roller coaster rides. They are more like…you are trying to ride the damn roller coaster, but for some reason you just can’t get on no matter how hard you try. Well, sometimes you can. Anyway.
During the Venus retrograde, anything regarding those things she rules will be out of sorts in your own life. It is a good time to figure things out, but nothing will actually be figured out until she is fully direct again. If you are brave enough to try things out, go ahead. They will probably go wrong, but everything is a learning experience. Emotions are also muddy, which makes thoughts about feelings all muddy as well. The things you try, these emotions you are trying to figure out, they will remain tangled, but Venus does not let you ignore them. Retrogrades do not just let you hope things untangle themselves. It takes a lot of effort to let go and just go with the flow during retrogrades.
If you’ve been feeling like obstacles just keep you from going and from stopping to rest, blame the fickle bitch that is Venus, and keep in mind that like all things this, too, shall pass.
She goes direct at the end of the month, so this will pass soonish. Hang in there!