Each celestial body in the Zodiac has a certain meaning, as well as the influence on our daily lives – whether we want to admit it or not. Venus is no exception to this rule, and retrograde Venus can be a powerful driving force, especially for those who choose to harmonize with it.
When planets are retrograde, they revolve and move in the opposite direction from their normal path. Of course, most scientists will dismiss this as a mere optical illusion, as planets do not really stop and reverse their rotation; rather, they continue their cycles same as they have for billions of years, and their altered movement on the night sky is just a result of our skewered view, nothing else. Or so they would have you believe.
In Zodiac terms, a retrograde planet introduces some major changes to the regular aspects that it normally signifies. Venus, for instance, is still the planet of love and happiness. Except, during this retrograde phase we tend to reevaluate our relationships, especially the romantic ones, rather than enter them. We may find ourselves overwhelmed with repressed emotions and strange sorrow, unless we are truly happy on the deepest level.
Our previously entrenched viewpoints and attitudes will not seem as ironclad as they used to be, and financial difficulties will affect us more than usually. People do not necessarily fall into new debts, but the effect of finances on their emotional state should not be underestimated. People may start caring about money all of a sudden, or stop caring about things that they once considered important.
Retrograde Venus is often interpreted as a sign of troubled relationships, usually as a result of some deep resentment and lack of satisfaction. People who were content up to that point can have a sudden change of heart. People who were close tend to become somewhat estranged from each other, at least for the time being. They need to re-evaluate their relationships in life as well as their priorities. Many failed relationships have “coincided” with the retrograde Venus, and many more will, to be sure.
In combination with other, more maleficent planets, Venus normally tends to mellow their negative influence, and bring out the best in them. However, a retrograde Venus is anything but the kind of planet which symbolizes merry and generous individuals. In fact, it can exacerbate the effects of other planets to an extent that the person may find solitude far more preferable and socialization will not be very high on their list of priorities. Becoming aloof and detached from one’s family and friends is not uncommon when retrograde Venus is at play.
Under certain circumstances, retrograde Venus may signify a detachment even from sexual desires and the need for material wealth, combined with a near-complete disregard for societal norms and customs. The planet of love and happiness will bring neither in its retrograde state. However, there is no need to dwell over such matters, as even the grumpiest hermits can be brought back into the fold. Retrograde Venus happens every year and a half, and stays that way for roughly 40 days. Instead of dreading it, take this opportunity to reevaluate things in life and search for ways to improve yourselves, and your situation.
As per Sidereal Zodiac or the Indian Astrology system Venus will get retrograde on March 04 2017 till April 14, 2017. During this period Venus will also be combust for few days.