Through the Looking Glass of Venus Retrograde: Discovering Inner Truths
Venus retrograde is a powerful celestial event that occurs when the planet Venus appears to move backward in its orbit from the perspective of Earth. Unlike the more frequent Mercury retrograde, Venus retrograde happens approximately every 18 months and lasts for around six weeks.
This planetary event affects our relationships, love, beauty, and creativity, making it a significant time for us to be reflecting on our own past in all of these areas.
During Venus retrograde, emotions may intensify, encouraging or nudging us to reexamine our romantic connections and personal values.
This is a time when unresolved issues in relationships may resurface, offering an opportunity for growth and healing. While Venus retrograde may present challenges, it also invites us to delve into our inner selves, reassess our desires, our wants, and embrace a journey of transformation, that will pave the way for improving our self-awareness and a deeper appreciation of love and beauty in our lives and not just for others but for ourselves as well.
With all of that in mind, here are my five top tips to help you navigate and make the most of the Venus retrograde period:
Self-reflection and mindfulness: Embrace this time as an opportunity for reflection and self-awareness. Engage in regular mindfulness practices, meditation, or journaling to connect with your emotions and thoughts. Reflect on past relationships, patterns, and desires to gain insights into what truly matters to you in matters of love and beauty.
Communication and understanding: Miscommunications and misunderstandings may arise during this period due to heightened emotions. Focus on clear and empathetic communication with your loved ones. Listen actively and avoid making impulsive decisions. Give others the benefit of the doubt and practice patience when conflicts arise.
Revisit and reevaluate: Venus retrograde is a perfect time to revisit old relationships and evaluate whether there are unresolved issues that need closure. However, avoid making major relationship decisions during this period, as emotions may be fluctuating. Instead, use this time to gain clarity about your needs and boundaries.
Cultivate self-love and creativity: During Venus retrograde, turn your focus inward and nurture yourself with self-love and care. Engage in activities that inspire your creativity and allow you to express your emotions positively. This could be anything from painting, writing, dancing, or simply spending time in nature.
Avoid impulsive beauty decisions: Venus governs beauty and aesthetics, so it’s not uncommon to feel a strong urge to change your appearance or make impulsive beauty choices during this period. While experimenting can be fun, try to avoid major transformations that you might regret later. Opt for subtle changes or take your time to think through any significant alterations.
Remember that while Venus retrograde might bring some challenges, it also offers valuable opportunities for growth and self-discovery. Embrace this period with an open heart and a willingness to learn from the lessons it presents.