Venus is retrograde from October fifth till November 16th. It has been build up since September 2nd, when Venus entered what is known as the “pre-shadow” interval. When a planet goes retrograde, our perspective right here on Earth makes it look like going backwards within the sky.
In contrast to Mercury Retrograde, Venus Retrogrades happen much less steadily, each 19 months, however they final about twice as lengthy. Though each retrogrades have some similarities with regard to how they could have an effect on your social life, Venus nonetheless presents a a lot totally different vibe.
Retrogrades are a time to revisit, mirror on, and make changes to issues represented by that planet. Venus guidelines over love, intimate relationships, friendships, values, cash, magnificence, and general attractability. It’s related to our passions, creativity, pleasures, and tastes.
Venus begins its retrograde in a sq. with Mars which has additionally just lately been retrograde. Subsequently, a lot of the Mars associated shifts that occurred all through the summer time and up till early October has set the stage for this Venus’ retrograde.
These current months have been a time of re-orientation of how we assert and apply ourselves.
In some instances this earlier Mars retrograde might have been related to shifts round how we apply aggression, sexuality, and wishes. There might have additionally been surprises, sudden modifications, disruptions, or taking motion in the direction of some type of freedom or liberating from a state of affairs.
Intimate and Social Relationships
For a lot of couples, although not all, it may be a difficult time. Whether or not difficult or not, nevertheless, Venus retrograde can deepen or shift the best way love and/or pleasure are expressed between companions. Any new relationships — these shorter than 18 months — could also be examined throughout this era, as it is going to be the primary one skilled as a pair.
Any new developments or views round relationships which have occurred since September 2nd might find yourself enjoying out fairly in another way than anticipated over the subsequent few months. Contemplate this an essential step within the evolution of your relationship(s). If all is properly, it is going to finally be strengthened.
Friendships might be affected on this means as nicely, minus the intimacy. This may be a time when individuals reconnect with buddies (or lovers) of the previous to additional evolve the connection. It might deliver some type of closure and/or new developments.
New or reacquainted relationships that type throughout Venus retrogrades can play an essential position in evolving how we apply ourselves in relationships into the longer term. Nevertheless, for anybody who does enter a brand new relationship right now, it might be good to attend till after the retrograde is over earlier than going ‘all in’. At that time, issues will then turn into extra clear on the best way to proceed with issues of affection. In some instances a relationship can get extra critical or developed within the publish retrograde interval whereas in different instances it might come to an finish.
Cash, Values, Magnificence, and Materials Issues
Relying on what space of your natal chart it’s occurring in, and whereas contemplating different elements, Venus retrograde might create a shift in what we worth and/or how we’re valued and what we’re interested in. For some individuals, there may be a shift in monetary issues which will have begun creating or performed out someday since early September. In that case, be aware of the truth that issues might nonetheless change over the subsequent few months.
It will even be a good suggestion to be cautious when doing something new that includes magnificence, adorning, or shopping for any gadgets associated to style. There’s a larger risk that ultimately you will not be proud of these sorts of decisions that you simply make. Nevertheless, Venus retrograde may be good for renovations in lots of instances, particularly after October 31st when it returns to Libra.
This Retrograde Begins in Scorpio and Travels Again to Libra
Venus begins its retrograde in Scorpio, and it has been in that signal since September ninth. Developments round monetary issues, shared assets, or credit score might have come up since then and may proceed to play out. This retrograde might additionally need to do with a re-orientation of how we spend funds in the direction of enjoyable and pleasurable pursuits.
Scorpio is a passionate, intense, transformative, and primal power. It may be very calculated and cautious, however as soon as it needs one thing, it’s ‘all in’. In consequence, it may also be possessive, jealous, fearful, controlling, manipulative, and obsessive. Subsequently issues of affection and romance might be flavoured with these themes.
Venus re-enters its personal signal of Libra on October 31st and can finish its retrograde there. As a result of it guidelines this signal, it amplifies a few of the Venus themes already talked about. On this signal, it might facilitate a re-orientation of how we search concord and stability in our love lives, socially, and even financially. Adjustments related to magnificence, fashion, or something aesthetic might happen. A shift in our creativity might additionally happen throughout this era.
Venus ends its retrograde near the star Spica, which is historically probably the most lucky and fortunate star. Within the week earlier than and after the retrograde, we might discover its power probably the most. Relying on how it’s interacting together with your natal astrology chart, this era could be extremely useful socially, romantically, financially, creatively, or aesthetically.
Journey of Venus Retrograde – Timeline
*Under, are a few of the dates and details about Venus’ points othe main astrological configurations throughout this retrograde. Nevertheless, I additionally often submit about different astro energies occurring on my social media by way of Instagram and Fb, you’ll be able to comply with these platforms for extra forecast content material.
Earlier dates are for these in Western a part of the world and later dates for these within the East.
October fifth/sixth Venus retrograde begins at 7:05pm Common Time.
The times surrounding this era could possibly be a time during which a few of the themes talked about above might grow to be extra obvious. In some instances, their could possibly be some kind of improvement that may play a big position in how this retrograde performs out for you.
October 10th/11th Venus sq. Mars.
This could be a passionate time in relationships, nevertheless, it could additionally stimulate pressure, battle, and depth both in our love lives or socially. Maybe some developments related to sexuality might come up. This may also be a interval of impulsively or aggressively spending cash or in search of pleasures. This power can be aggressive. Taking motion in the direction of something to do with aesthetics or creativity might happen as nicely. This power can begin to turn out to be noticeable when the retrograde begins, nevertheless, it peaks at this era.
October 15th/16th Venus conjunct Mercury.
This is usually a good time for something social. Maybe connecting with previous buddies, associates, or lovers might happen. We might put additional psychological focus in the direction of Venus dominated areas or maybe study one thing that we have been unaware of earlier than. Monetary transactions related to the previous may additionally happen.
October 23rd – 25th Full Moon in Taurus aligned with Uranus, aspecting Venus, Saturn, and sq. the Lunar Nodes.
Uranus concerned can point out a interval of surprises, modifications, new experiences, and even pleasure in some instances. No matter no matter shift that Uranus might convey, Venus and the Full Moon are additionally in a harmonious facet with Saturn, which may nonetheless add themes round stability, realism, obligations, and commitments round relationships, friendships, values, funds, or something to do with aesthetics or creativity. This era could be karmic and/or evolutionary, nevertheless we will additionally probably really feel pulled in several instructions, and/or between the previous and future. The energies of this Full Moon builds up within the weeks prior and in addition has a robust affect over the next few weeks, particularly when a few of this will get triggered once more round October 30th-31st.
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October 25th – 27th Venus conjunct the Solar (Inferior Conjunction).
This can be a seeding interval for areas of life dominated by Venus. No matter is seeded presently will construct up in the direction of a end result that may happen in the summertime of 2019. This actual alignment happens presently, nevertheless, the seeding power can truly final from Oct 20th-31st. This could be a interval of serious happenings, nevertheless, it’s attainable that no matter happens might not appear so till later, maybe even a number of months after the retrograde ends.
October 30th-31st Venus reverse Uranus in Grand Cross with the Lunar Nodes, Venus semi-sextile Mercury.
This triggers a number of the similar energies of the earlier Full Moon talked about already talked about. Nevertheless, this era could be a bit extra disruptive or shocking in relation to Venus issues, and will require changes. Just like the earlier Full Moon, this era may be karmic and/or evolutionary, nevertheless, we will additionally really feel pulled in several instructions, and/or between the previous and future. This may be good for some kind of clarification or communication round Venus issues.
October 31st/Nov 1st Venus retrograde enters Libra.
Venus returns residence to its personal signal, which may convey extra concord to Venus issues in comparison with earlier a part of the retrograde. Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless retrograde and in shut facet to Uranus and the Lunar Nodes as talked about, so it will probably nonetheless be a bit shaky for some individuals.
November 2nd – 4th Venus semisextile Jupiter and quincunx Chiron, with Jupiter Trine Chiron.
This could be a interval of progress round Venus issues, nevertheless, it can be a time the place we have to make changes on account of wounds and blockages round Venus points. Jupiter is in a trine with Chiron this week which may be nice for therapeutic, studying, and having a higher consciousness of our blockages and/or presents.
November sixth – eighth Uranus sq. the Nodes whereas all of them change indicators. Jupiter enters Sagittarius.
The Lunar Nodes are going into the Most cancers/Capricorn axis and can keep there over the next 18 months. That is starting a strategy of modifications of how we work with energies of those indicators, pushing us in the direction of being extra caring, nurturing, and connecting emotionally with family members. Uranus altering indicators might mirror modifications, disruptions, surprises, and maybe revisiting a theme related to genuine individuality which has been enjoying out since 2011. Jupiter enters its personal signal of Sagittarius the place it is going to be till December of 2019. That is the start of a yr lengthy course of that could possibly be very expansive round our beliefs, views, and will present a variety of studying by means of our experiences, schooling, and journey. You’ll have already began noticing these energies starting to play out someday in the course of the months previous to this date.
November eighth/ninth Venus trine Mars.
This power could make us extra lively socially, romantically, and creatively. This could additionally stimulate sexual attraction.
November 10th/11th Venus semi-square Mercury.
This is usually a extra social time. Communication and psychological exercise round Venus points may be theme. Nevertheless, it’s potential that there may be some difficulties or pressure in these methods as properly.
November 16th Venus Retrograde Ends Conjunct Spica, Mercury goes retrograde.
Venus involves a cease and slowly begins to maneuver ahead whereas being blessed by a really lucky star, Spica. Over the approaching weeks and months, the chips will fall into place extra clearly because of any changes or seeds planted throughout this retrograde interval. Nevertheless, Mercury additionally begins its retrograde interval which is happening in Sagittarius and Scorpio. This means one other reorientation in our lives that might be someway related to what has occurred through the Venus retrograde.
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