December 19, 2021 – January 29, 2022 – Unlike Mercury, who goes retrograde 3x a year for 21 days, Venus only goes retrograde every 18 months for 42 days.
We begin this year with Venus the planet that rules love and money continuing her retrograde journey Capricorn until January 29th. This is a time to think about what is really important in your life and what is not. It is a time when your values can become clearer to you. Sometimes we are so busy we just don’t take the time to appreciate these things. When Venus stations retrograde, which it does approximately every 18 months it brings focus to our values, our relationship, and our finances. It’s all about love and money until January 29th. The term retrograde means that the planet is moving in an apparent backward motion and therefore it is not operating at full speed. It’s sort of like in a recharging mode or cycle.
This is when we want to slow down and take a second look at these areas of our life. It is a time when you will want to take a long hard look at what is really important to you. You may find that you are more financially conservative and more attentive to your bank balance. It is also a time when you may want to meet with your financial planner to re-evaluate your finances.
As for the love part of this retrograde cycle… If you are in a relationship that is not fulfilling, you may find that it has become more obvious. This is the time that you can work on improving it or making the necessary adjustments and changes.
This is also a time when a past love or lover could come a calling again. Or you may be thinking that you’d like him or her to come calling again. Be careful what you think about. As Ernest Holmes wrote in his book “thoughts are things”.
I invite you to enjoy this Venus retrograde cycle and take advantage of all that is has to offer. Re-evaluate the areas of your life that deal with love, money, and your core values.
Venus Retrograde affects relationships – Hang on to your hat, or I should say your heart. It is not uncommon for old lovers to surface for healing and closure during this Venus retrograde cycle. On a positive note, the tension we may experience can help us gain perspective.
Those who are already in committed relationships may find themselves having to deal with unresolved issues that may resurface. Uncomfortable as it may feel in the moment, Venus retrogrades can be the perfect opportunity to hash out deep-seated romantic misgivings, so we can get back to the business of loving with clarity and confidence.
Or the Venus retrograde may bring attention to serious deal breakers which eventually signal the end of the relationship. Which ever the case, be assured that there will be clarity and closure.
And with Venus, the ruler of love and money, in the practical sign of Capricorn we can also expect to be taking a long hard look at our values, our resources and what is really important to us. It would not be unusual for the stock market to change directions. I’ll be keeping an eye on the market.
“The Maya believed that when Venus is retrograde often corresponds to a time of failure or resignation on the part of leaders and coincides with a major accident or storm. “” Retrograde Planets” – Erin Sullivan