Choose wisely during Venus Retrograde, with the illusions of Grandeur it brings with it.
Venus retrograde brings challenges in certain areas while it is retrograde that you may not know about. Venus only goes retrograde every 18 months (for 40-43 days), as it will from March 4th, 2017 through April 15, 2017
Venus rules beauty, art, social relationships, partnerships, romance, love, values, money, and financial security. Whenever a planet is retrograde, it’s NOT a favorable time for initiating anything in the area that a planet rules because our perception is off big time.
In the case of Venus retrograde, you should slow down and reassess what and whom you value.
If you have plans to beautify yourself, make a change in your love life, or implement a financial investment: STOP and re-consider those thoughts! Here is what you should think about before you decide to take any action in these areas.
Time to put the beauty needs on hold! Venus rules beauty and esthetics, and during the retrograde there is a lack of clarity in making wise decisions for your self. Our emotional state-of-mind causes us to be less objective, and we then make poor decisions about how to enhance our attractiveness. The retrograde period is not an ideal time to change one’s appearance. Don’t begin any procedures or surgeries to enhance your beauty such as plastic surgery on the face, lip implants, breast augmentation or reduction and liposuction. This also includes face fillers my Botox friends. It can bring botched procedures with many regrets.
It is also the wrong time to change your hairstyle, hair color, (your hair stylist can wait) and not a time for a makeover or to purchase a new wardrobe. Wait until Venus goes direct to make any of these decisions. You’ll have thoughtfully reflected, researched, and arrived with clarity of the best steps for you to feel and become more physically attractive. Ride the wave and don’t make poor choices.
Avoid getting married or making wedding plans. You may be clear-minded about your relationship, but this is not the case during Venus retrograde because, again, one’s perception is altered. You’re not able to see the obvious causing you to miss seeing any red flags. Before you make wedding plans or run away to Las Vegas to get married, wait until Venus turns direct to get a more balanced perspective on whether your relationship really satisfies your needs and what you want in a long-term marriage.
Don’t start a new relationship, or break-up from your long time one. Venus rules love, relationships and partnerships of all kinds. The retrograde is not a time for “moving forward,” new beginnings or changing the status of one. Remember your clarity is off during this time.
Your heart is plugged into love, romance and sensuality. This is a time many explore whether or not the grass is really greener on the other side. One note to add - Venus does tend to bring infidelity into relationships more than any other time -Just sayin. You may be so attracted to someone that you cannot see the truth with the rose colored glasses on. If you’ve just met someone, just be in the now of the moment without the need to tell or announce a new relationship, for it may be short lived. When the glasses come off after Venus goes direct it removes the illusions and reality sets in.
If you’ve been dating someone for a while, take a breath before you make a big romantic commitment. If you’ve been in a serious relationship for some time and thinking of getting married, hold off a little longer to propose. If you’re unsure about a new or old relationship, avoid making any emotional based or hasty decisions to commit to it or end it during this period. Normally current relationships aren’t affected by the retrograde (as long as you don’t decide to get engaged or married). When Venus goes direct, you’ll retain the love and romance that was there, but you’ll have a greater sense of clarity as to whether it’s truly a fulfilling relationship. In summary your love life can go through a difficult time.
Evaluate your relationship now. Love is wonderful until things get complicated. One of the problems you face during Venus retrograde is not being in touch with exactly what and whom you value. The person you’re dating now may appear more fabulous than they turn out to be. Starting a relationship during Venus retrograde can cause you to look back and have one of those, “What was I thinking?” moments. It’s easy to have a change of heart no matter how smitten you were with this person during the retrograde period.
Use this time to get in touch with your own feelings about a relationship and whether it really satisfies your needs. If you’ve been in a long-term relationship, you’ll find yourself becoming more aware of relationship problems. If you’re in the early stages of a relationship, it’s important to realize that whatever dissatisfaction you’re experiencing will only get worse with time. Be aware of the differences between you and the other person so that you can determine if you can live with them. Ask yourself if your compromise is worth making the relationship work. Relationships that have been especially challenging or problematic may come to an end during the retrograde.
Remember, your perceptions are off during this time. You can take a break from a relationship to see if this is what you desire or not. Wait until Venus goes direct, when you’re less likely to make a decision from an emotional perspective.
You may even notice a friendship in a new light. Perhaps someone who knows you well might want explore it on more on a romantic level. Let it unfold naturally and wait until Venus goes direct for it may either be short lived under the illusion influence or turn out to be the love of your life.
Expect old relationships to return. Past love relationships and old friends often re-enter your life during the Venus retrograde to help you clear away the past to make room for the new. Oh yippee!
The return of a former love may complicate a current relationship, or you may find yourself having romantic nostalgia and allow sexual longing creep into your consciousness bringing an old relationship back into your world. Remember your thoughts today create your tomorrow.
Unfortunately, it may not be better the second time around. So, if an old flame comes back into your life don’t be hasty. Be warned that it may not work out in the long run. However, it could be a good time to deal with any closure or you may be witness them coming clean about their infidelity. You could always enjoy them one last time or have a chance to finally complete your relationship and let go of it.
When old flame’s come back into your life, it’s a good sign its from a past life experience and time to sort out any karma issues with it. Decisions may need to be made on whether to go back and make things better or snuff it out once and for all. It is time to make peace with your past and let that ship sail.
Not a time for investments. The natural ruler of the 2nd House is Venus. Venus has dominion over your financial activities. So, when Venus is retrograde, be very cautious about making investments and spending money. Again, your perception is off, causing to make poor financial decisions from an emotional place rather than an objective one.
Often investments are inflated or over-valued at this time and will eventually lose their value when Venus goes direct. To make matters worse, Venus retrograde often produces an unpredictable environment when financial markets unexpectedly change directions which can cause major effects
Be careful of buying things - especially luxury items. It’s not a good time to purchase luxury items because you’re so enamored of beauty that you become extravagant and forget your budget. Avoid buying any big-ticket items such as a house, car or boat because you’re likely to overspend and find that your purchase backfires on you in some way. Either they become money pits or such headaches that you’ll regret your purchase.
This also goes for any clothes, and high-end accessories you maybe tempted to buy. What looks gorgeous during Venus retrograde can turn into the most unflattering outfit you ever bought. If you choose to splurge during this time, you could find yourself opening your closet while asking yourself “What was I thinking when I bought that?”
How to make the most out of this time…
Have a garage sale! Unload all the items: clothes, gadgets, artifacts, and art you’ve purchased during previous Venus retrogrades—that normally no one on the planet would want to buy except when Venus is retrograde. Make some money off any of those poor choices.
This is a time for self love and for thinking of what brings YOU the most pleasure in life. If old flames come back, look in the mirror of these past relationships, see where you can improve and bring healing into your life. Clear that crap out!
Wait a few days until Venus retrograde is over on April 15th to bring back clear thinking and insure that the decisions on important matters of your beauty, love life and finances will bring you the best results for days ahead!
What is the most crucial to remember is NOT to make any big decisions regarding love, money and partnerships till after April 15th, 2017. The full story of what Venus needs to reveal won’t be totally uncovered till then which is the point of her direct motion.
Blessings, Karol Lee
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Insights and Intuitive sharing by Karol Lee