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Venus in Retrograde

March 8, 2009

Planet Venus

In Astronomy, the scientific study of celestial objects, there are stars, planets, asteroids, galaxies, the Universe as we know it. One of our beautiful planets, also known as the Earths “sister planet” because of its size and gravity, is Venus. Named after the Roman Goddess of Love, Venus rules feelings and emotions, aesthetics and tastes, relationships and all forms of desire, such as money, wealth, and/or beautiful surroundings.

Retrograde, or retrogress, means that something is moving backwards. In the universe our planets move both forward and  then backwards. Venus does this every one and a  half years in different zodiac constellations. Depending on what zodiac constellation Venus retrogresses in, determines how it affects the human species. All planets have a natural influence on the way humans think and feel. One might wonder, “How can planets moving backwards have an affect on us?” Well, just like the celestial universe, we too, are made up of the same things as them.

venus retrograde

In General the retrograde of Venus rules and affects social behavior and attitudes, governing partnerships and romance affecting everything that has to do with the pursuit of pleasure. So when Venus moves backwards the pace of relationships slow down, visual sensibilities are reduced, and what Venus governs, becomes less significant to us. Venus also rules diplomacy so most of the time there’s procrastination of  industrial disputes, diplomatic endeavors and legal issues. Typically, our problems from the past come back into thought and we will feel determined to find a resolve. We start to feel it is a perfect time to take care of unfinished business. We may feel coerced to deal with deep feelings that originate from past events. These feelings are activated on an inner level but are often difficult to express to ourselves or others while Venus is retrograde.

Venus Retrograde in 2009 starts off in Aries from March 6th. When Venus is in retrograde, everyone’s emotional state is more introspective and we tend to react emotionally to the issues and concerns that relate to the sign, “Aries” involved. With Venus retrograde in early Aries, people with this sign prominent in their birth charts will be especially prone to such introspection. Aries is a Cardinal Sign, so it also has a notable affect on those with the other cardinal signs prominent in their charts. Cardinal Signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. There is little choice but to reconsider our personal feelings and relationships. There is, however, an opportunity to gain insight into ones own mode of relating, whether sexually, creatively, or financially.

According to, Venus in Aries is affectionate and imaginative, idealistic, yet changeable in feelings and romantic in love. Since matters from the past tend to come forward during the retro phase, an old flame, or reminiscences of lost love, may reappear. Aries brings popularity with the opposite sex, though in the retro phase a more fated or destined feel suffuses the atmosphere as we rush to embrace relationships of all kinds. During this time we find that we enjoy having fun and our passionate eagerness can be inspiring and contagious, but some people now will perceive us as being rude and demanding. The combative nature of Aries means we can be too aggressive in forcing our attentions or affections on others. Also we should do our best to resist the urge to general financial extravagance. We must refrain from overeating rich or starchy foods, but also we need to be careful not indulge in faddish diets or skin and kidney problems may arise.

Venus Ends Retrograde on April 17th in the Pisces constellation. Although Venus turns retrograde in Aries (the sign of her detriment), she does so in the early degrees of the Ram and soon retrogrades into Pisces, the sign of her exaltation. When Venus moves back into Pisces on April 11, 2009, deep feelings can be awakened, especially for those who have Mutable Signs strong in their charts. Mutable Signs are Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius. This year Venus makes her direct station in the final degree of Pisces, in conjunction with the Fixed Star, Scheat, which is likely to bring out the worst in human relationships and financial discord, primarily through our own misguided actions. Under this influence, our social attitudes and behaviors are profoundly influenced by our emotions. Dramatic engagements will be the flavor of the week! Reminiscences of lost love can turn to dangerous levels of fantasy. Be careful, because you can be severely hurt if a relationship, especially one from the past, fails, something which can then incline you to be reluctant when it comes to making new associations. An overdose of compassion and sensitivity makes it difficult to be discriminating in choosing companions. Beware of attracting those who will take advantage of you. The good thing about the direct station is that it provides the ideal opportunity to make valuable decisions on relationships and interactions in general with regard to the direction you will take in the future – at least until the next Venus Retrograde in October 2010!

So be patient and be kind, nostalgia is normal and love will be going through its logical stages right now which can be beneficial. Because in the very least we can decipher what we need, what we really desire, and then make decisions accordingly.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Ras permalink
    March 15, 2009 3:40 pm

    The main thing that I got from reading this is that if Im looking for love or trying to start a relationship I should not work too hard and that less is more. Im a virgo as you know so Im not looking forward to deep feelings being reawakend especially with an old flame come April 11th or am I, who knows. I find astrology very interesting because as you have said we are made up of everything that the planets and the rest of the universe is made of so of course it has an affect on us. I would love to have my cards read by you again sometime soon.

    • lyricspoetic permalink*
      March 15, 2009 4:35 pm

      Oh definitely, I will read you a shorter version. Not that we will try to get back into the relationship but we will tend to think about it. We are in the reversal state of love and beauty. We will be analytical about it, trying to understand the problems we dealt with and then wondering what went wrong. Advice that was given to me was to see moving on as a strength. I find myself nostalgic as hell lately, I mean catching feelings and everyday I fight it. I am always fantasizing about my future. I have an ideal relationship and instead of day dreaming about the past, which is always the easiest thing to do, I just re-create my aura and attract better people.

  2. April 27, 2010 2:14 pm

    i did not know that venus was the same shape as the earth
    so is they close to each chuther

  3. Sophia permalink
    June 8, 2010 9:13 pm

    that is awsome thank you very much it is for my presentation by by

  4. Kiran Deshpande. permalink
    August 15, 2010 1:32 pm

    no doubt that Venus[R] will affect on our sex related life. As per the quality of sign. But according to House in which She is placed will affect more prominently. e.g. in 12,01,03,&07th house She will show more about sex-life, but in 02,11,09th house she will show about our financial gains. Can you help me to show the effect of Venus[R] in different houses? And then we can move forward for planetary aspect. Thanx.

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