Under the influence of Retrograde Venus in Pisces, and depending on where this ingress transits through your birth chart, you could be an incurable romantic. You might be prone to fantasy when it comes to love, seeing the god or goddess in everyone you meet, and thinking that you’ve met your dream partner.
Boundaries become more fluid, and it’s harder to tell where you end and your beloved begins. In fact, you probably won’t care, as you long to merge into ecstatic oneness. You might have a tendency to lose yourself in relationship-land, and could be quite hedonistic.
Illusion and disillusion are the downsides of this dreamy transit. Be sure to get a reality check from a more objective third party before making any long-term commitments.
Imagination soars and artistic expression can be highly rewarding now, especially music, painting, film and poetry. Creativity can be an excellent outlet for your desire to escape from the daily grind.
Your sensitivities are heightened, and you might find that being in some environments or around certain people is simply intolerable. Pay attention to your intuitive responses, and take care of yourself by withdrawing from any situation or relationship that feels toxic, even if you can’t come up with a logical explanation for how you feel.
The Meaning of Retrograde Venus
Venus is our next-door neighbor here in the solar system, and therefore it is retrograde the least amount of time of all the planets — only once every 18 months, for about 6 weeks at a time. That amounts to about seven percent of the time, total. Compare that to Pluto, which is retrograde forty-four percent of the time!
Facing Relationship Issues
When Venus, the Planet of Love, goes retrograde, it’s no surprise that relationship issues come right to the surface. Things you (or your lover!) have simply been tolerating all of a sudden become intolerable. One or both of you may say or do things that you otherwise wouldn’t.
Make Up or Break Up
Some folks have been known to make sudden, unilateral relationship moves when Venus was retrograde — but we don’t recommend it. Far better to talk it out and give it some time. You can make a permanent decision later on, when Venus goes direct and you become more sure of what you want and how to make it happen.
Don’t Start a New Relationship
By the same token, it’s best not to begin a relationship under Venus Retrograde, either. However, it could be a great time to reconnect with someone from your past. Just be careful not to repeat mistakes.
Perhaps the most valuable feature of Venus Retrograde is the opportunity for you to reevaluate what is important to you: What do you value? You perceive your value system with new eyes during this period, and can adjust your life accordingly.
Do’s and Don’ts
When Venus is retrograde, it is considered a poor time to get married or open a bank account. Don’t purchase luxury items, as they are likely to be overpriced. It’s a great time, on the other hand, for shopping in antique stores, secondhand stores and flea markets.