Venus Retrograde 2010
Venus is retrograde from Oct 8 through Nov 18 and despite what everyone is preaching about…Venus to me is a rehash period in love. Sure… Venus rules beauty and possessions but from my experience, Venus RETROGRADE is about taking a step back in love and giving second chances..IF there are any to be had. During this period we will see old loves, previous one night stands, friends we haven’t spoken to in a long time, and issues of our relationships surfacing in and around us. It’s as if our love and sex lives are on REWIND!!! The most important part of the retrograde period is how WE handle these events. What’s more important than the events themselves, is how we react to them, act upon them, and the way we internalize them. Perhaps an old love has come around and wants to rekindle. Part of this may be because of the memories that Venus retrograde uproots within us during this time period. If Venus is love-centered and has the ability to bring forth love into our lives under normal circumstances..think about what she does when she appears to be going backward. She is digging up old loves and those old emotions/attachments and actually helping you by letting you relive these and make final decisions. Depending on how these people made you feel the first time around, now might be the time to finally bury the old and bring in the new OR start something slowly after the retrograde period if the feeling is still strong then to do so. As you read other astrological information on Venus Retrograde you will see a lot of astrologers pushing you to not make any changes to your appearance or any large home purchases or renovations during this time. Yes, it is true that decisions made during Venus Retrograde may easily becomes ones that you will ultimately regret because Venus in her so-called backwards motion can really put on the rose-colored lenses. She also calls forth previous feelings so perhaps you used to want your bedroom to be pink and then gave that up..maybe thinking it might be too feminine. Well Venus might have you reconsidering that pink and inspiring you to paint the kitchen pink as well. Come Nov 18…you will be wondering what the heck you did. This same rule applies for relationships as well. When old what’s his face comes calling and you think well..maybe he means what he says this time or maybe he really did love me..even though you caught him cheating on you with your best friend…now is NOT the time to think you owe him a second chance. With Mercury going into Sagittarius, the best thing you can do is talk it out with him, let him know how you really feel and bury the hatchet once for all. Otherwise when November 18 rolls around and your little pink heart is out to sea, you will be kicking yourself in the ass for thinking he had changed. I give you permission to roll around in the hay with your old memories but before taking them to the next level and actually getting hay stuck in your hair…I would hold back the reins. Don’t forget to take the rose-colored lenses off and look not only at the good but the bad. For every action, there is a reaction. Think about everyone your decision will affect. So please go through the pics and the old love notes…revel in the fact that an old flame texted you out of the blue..but now is not the time for action. Take it for what it’s worth and keep your little pink heart on shore till later this year. Think sensibly about the choices you make and remember that anything that happens during Venus Retrograde is not likely to stick around for the long haul. I feel it’s a period of last chances, back burners moving forward and desperate attempts in people temporarily trying to make themselves feel better. Ultimately, if you do choose to start something during this time period…it will probably not amount to much so I would only do so if you are comfortable with a very short lived fling. Remember..things are not always as they appear.
If you are currently in a relationship, there may be a roller coaster of ups and downs as you may find yourself wondering what happened to the love and passion you both experienced at the start of the relationship. As soon as Mercury enters Sagittarius, it’s fair game to hash this out and really tell your partner how they feel. It’s hard for Sagittarius to lie and feel good about it so the truth will be put out there. Don’t make any harsh decisions on ending a relationship right now…as you may regret this as well. I advise lovers to lay low for the time being. Work with your own heart on coming to terms with the past and releasing it.