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Venus Retrograde for 2015

HOW TO CONSTRUCTIVELY USE THE VENUS RETROGRADE PERIOD✭

From JULY 25 through SEPTEMBER 8 2015, the planet Venus will be retrograde. The retrograde motion of an inner planet is an apparent phenomenon as viewed from earth in which Venus appears to move backwards in the sky. Every 1 ½ years, when Venus moves approximately 29 degrees ahead of the Sun (in the astrological ephemeris), it will begin to move backwards in the sky until it reaches a point approximately 21 to 29 degrees behind the Sun.

When Venus is retrograde, it provides lessons in evaluating the real worth and value of people and things in our life (Taurus-Libra issues). With existing relationships, this cycle produces experiences wherein it is easier to discern the relative worth and value of these people in your life.
Discrimination is more effective. You become readily aware of any problems, differences or unresolved issues.

It is NOT a time, however, to act upon any unfavorable awareness. It is purely a time of evaluation rather than direct action. As little frictions and disagreements crop up, they serve to remind you that the relationship is not perfect. Under the retrograde influence, you must assess the severity of the problem and the “cost-benefit” of the relationship. Only after Venus turns direct should you initiate any alienation if this is deemed necessary.

CRITICAL DATES:

August 31 – September 1: Venus R conjuncts Mars in Leo – This is not a critical date but it can favor bringing someone back into your life. You should re-evaluate the relationship rather than jump back into the situation.

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES:

  • During retrograde period in Gemini, I came to the realization that a woman, whose Moon was in Gemini, only valued my friendship as a paying customer and not a true friend. I did not end the relationship but I placed her in the “acquaintance” category.
  • The 2004 Gemini transit was surprisingly favorable for relationships in general but a friend with Venus in Gemini in the 12th felt unloved and unappreciated…until Venus turned direct. An advertisement that I bought at the time was a relative loss and, though over-extending my self with too much relating with others, I was exhausted and contracted the Epstein-Barr Virus.
  • On the day that Venus turned retrograde in Scorpio, I was able to tell a woman, who had greatly angered me in the past, why I was angry with her – that she was always using me and taking advantage of me. It was different from what she expected and she seemed relieved.
  • In Scorpio, I observed a friend being very unkind to an elderly family member. I also observed that she has no patience with people who are ill. While Venus was in Scorpio, I was shocked but I said nothing. Later I knew that this is a great friend whom I care about dearly…but I will just not go to her when I am ill!
  • When Venus was in Scorpio, I felt resentful of needy, overly sweet and manipulative people.
  • When Venus was Retrograde in Capricorn, I was out of control with eating and my self-esteem was non-existent! A man became very angry when I did not teach astrology classes as I had intended. He took it upon himself to call local astrologers and attack my reputation. While this was disturbing, I became aware of people who did not defend me when he attacked me. I learned who I could trust.
  • With regard to financial issues, a store credited 40¢ to my account when I actually paid $40. It took months to straighten this out.
  • In Virgo into Leo, I was depressed a lot, feeling alone and isolated and feeling sorry for myself for the most part as Venus retrograded back into my 12th House. Health problems became a major issue for a lot of people. With Venus in Leo, we were very aware that our needs were not being met.
  • In Aries, it was entirely different! I attended a conference in Serbia. I met some wonderful people who urged me to get on an E-List and this changed my life. I later learned that many people did not size up my personality correctly.
    As a 12th House person in the midst of outgoing people, I came across as shy and not very knowledgeable. In later meetings, they were amazed that I was not this way at all. I have subsequently become very good friends with many of the people I met in Belgrad.

*Overall, many people contacted me who I had not seen for a long time. Over and over again with each Venus Retrograde, people re-connected from my past!

  • In 2007, I had my Greatest Astrological Picnic with Venus Retrograde. As advertised, many people from my past attended and a lot of shy people came because they felt that it would be a special day for shy people. Everyone commented that this was the best picnic ever. People really helped with the clean-up which has not always happened.
  • In late December 2013 through January 2014, I reconnected with people from my elementary school. Since so many of my friends have died or moved away, reconnecting with people from my past has been very helpful. Venus was in Capricorn at the time.

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Sometimes we do experience relationship difficulties and stresses but, if it is a good relationship, the differences will not affect the quality of association. It is important to realize that, in a relationship, the problems that you experience in the beginning of the union will always be there and only get worse in time. These are the basic differences between you and the other person. You should make an evaluation at the time of Venus retrograde to determine if you can tolerate and understand these differences. I have been through many Venus Retrograde cycles and the good relationships are still with me.

While we can readily distinguish the problems in a current relationship, this will not be true of a relationship formed while Venus is retrograde. Because the retrograde motion alters our perspective, we are unable to see the obvious and we can too easily misread the signals. Before eloping or making wedding plans, wait until Venus turns direct to get a balanced perspective. This Venus does not imply deception but rather a distorted perspective and attitude. Faulty presumptions can be easily made. For example, if you meet someone at the tennis court, it does not necessarily mean that the person likes tennis. Maybe that person was simply there to pick up a friend! These presumptions can cause erroneous evaluations and eventual disappointment when we discover that the person of our dreams is not what we thought at all!

Where there are existing difficulties in a relationship, the retrograde Venus period offers an opportunity for reconciliation. People are often feeling unloved, unappreciated and disappointed while Venus is retrograde. They feel that they should be getting more out of their relationships. This is particularly true when Venus transits the 7th and 12th Houses. When a person is in a mood that makes them feel that nobody cares, it is an excellent time to make a “hat-in-hand” apology to restore a relationship with someone who is hurt. Any sincere apology will be graciously received.

During the 2002 Retrograde, I found it easier to have good heart-to-heart talks with friends, something I really needed to do. My new perspective was the depth of kindness in so many of my friends.
Being the natural ruler of the 2nd House, Venus has dominion over certain financial affairs. This is NOT a good time for investing or starting new financial activities. The value of the product or commodity is often inflated or over-valued so that losses will occur when Venus turns direct. Splurging on substitutes for feeling loved can be costly and paying for this with Capricorn dollars can be difficult! A Capricorn friend has a predilection for making investments while either Mercury or Venus are retrograde. Needless to say, the only benefit that he has received is a hefty write-off on his taxes for his losses.

While Venus is retrograde, it is not a time to purchase any so-called luxury items. You will be motivated by impractical considerations so that, what looks gorgeous in the store, may turn out to be the ugliest thing you have ever seen once Venus turns direct! The inclination is to purchase items that you will not like and you cannot return.

No discussion of Venus retrograde would be complete without mentioning my redheaded friend who bought a purple coat (on sale – could not be returned) while Venus was retrograde. Another man signed a lease on an apartment with a gorgeous sunken living room. So enamored of its beauty was this man that he did not consider the long-term financial strain. This retrograde does have excellent financial benefits if you know how to use them. First, because people are motivated by impractical considerations in making purchases, it is the perfect time to unload something that no one would buy except when Venus is retrograde. Someone is sure to see its inner beauty and feel that they cannot live without it. They may regret it later but that is not your problem. Working with the inflated value of this Venus transit makes this an excellent time to unload stocks, real estate and unwanted items. Then, use the money gained to pay off debts.

✭ Venus retrograde is an excellent time for buying antiques, flea market items and secondhand goods wherein you know the real worth and value of the item but the seller does not.

Years ago when I first studied astrology, I warned my parents about spending excessively on an antiquing trip when Venus was retrograde. To my surprise, they came back with the best bargains! They discovered many valuable antiques with very low prices because the seller did not know their value. Purchasing real estate is not always a problem with Venus retrograde. If you know that the property is a bargain, you can make an excellent deal. Discrimination is essential. Do not be motivated by a flashy appearance.

According to Delphine Jay, who has lectured extensively on retrogrades, she finds that Venus retrograde is a favorable time for re-negotiating a financial situation such as a contract or bank loan. It can be helpful in resolving a long-standing legal matter. When Venus is station (around the retrograde/direct dates), it is a good time to change lawyers.

Mary Shea states that this is a time to reflect on the inner value of your experiences rather than outer display. Material rewards may be delayed and material or possessions that you expect to acquire may not manifest. A luxury item purchased may not please you in the long run. Relationships started now will be associated with inhibitions – clandestine or possibly more spiritual.

Something may be withheld and, if so, someone will be disappointed. Existing relationships may be up for review. Outer assurances and displays of love and affection are not readily evident. Old friends and lost loves may be contacted for a second look.

My friend and fellow astrologer, Pat Geisler, says:
While the favorable transits from Venus retrograde offer an opportunity to benefit from this transit, the afflictions cause us the most difficulty, especially in relationships. The planets involved describe some of these problems.

This is a general description of Venus afflicting a natal planet:

Sun: A time of general poor cooperation and hurt feelings. You feel that you do not get the recognition that you deserve. Pride issues can present problems.

Moon: A time of overly sensitive moods and hurt feelings. It someone gets upset with you, back off and allow the mood to pass. The person is over-reacting and irrational. There is nothing that you can really do. Attempts to appease will only make matters worse.

Mercury: A time of sensitivity through disagreement and not seeing eye-to-eye. Hurt feelings with something said. Watch communications on this date.

Venus: A general time of poor cooperation, feeling unloved and unappreciated. The sign that Venus is not transiting will block the sign needs shown by the natal Venus sign position.

Mars: Anger and jealousy can cause relating problems. Someone met at this time will have an unsettling affect upon your life. Hormones rule over reason. Love-hate situation in relating.

Jupiter: This aspect will cause phoniness and role playing in a relationship. If the person seems too nice or if the opportunity seems too good to be true, know that it is an unrealistic situation.

Saturn: Responsibilities and the demands of others will make you feel unloved and unappreciated. Learn to say NO!

Uranus: Unpredictability and erratic behavior in a relationship or an attraction to an unpredictable person is indicated. A very unstable time in both relationships and finances. Emotional upsets, financial problems, rebellious spending.

Neptune: A time of deception and misreading signals. You may be dealing with an ambivalent person. Your own passivity can get you into trouble now. Disappointment in relating.

Pluto: Relating can be intense, controlling and manipulative. Overwhelming behavior can be a signal of attention needs. Back away from any relationship that seems karmic!

Transpluto: Criticism by a perfectionist person will cause a separation and alienation.

Ascendant: Your sense of self-worth, self-esteem and sense of lovability are not good now. You can start to feel sorry for yourself and feel disappointed in others who may not meet your needs…at least, in the manner that you anticipate.

  1. Lynn Koiner Says:
    STARTING A NEW JOB with VENUS R:

    In a job started when Venus is retrograde, be nice to everyone since you do not know who will change…and actually be friendlier later on. People often do not project themselves as they are when Venus is R. Sometimes they are in a bad place so being nice and friendly scores a lot of points….Lynn

  2. Lynn Koiner Says:
    BREEDING SHEEP & VENUS R: My father used to raise 6 sheep to keep the grass down around the pond. Even that, I have no experience with this matter. The last time Venus was Retrograde in March was in 2001. How did it go at this time for breeding?
    This should give you some type of answer….Lynn

  3. Lynn Koiner Says:
    WEDDING DATE:

    I find that the wedding chart does not really affect your future marriage. I know too many astrologers who have picked perfect dates for a marriage and the relationship did not last 2 years — so, do not worry about this.

    Do not calculate a chart for the marriage date and time. If there are any problems in the chart itself, seeing the chart will energize it. I know this from experience.

    The Moon does oppose Venus R. This could mean that someone could behave inappropriately at the event or there could be some hurt feelings. Be diplomatic.

  4. Lynn Koiner Says:
    ONLINE DATING: People who you meet online are not as they seem anyway and, with Venus R, you need to take time and wait until it goes direct before making any decision about this person.
    Do not wait. Size him up as soon as possible.

  5. Hopeful Says:
    CONCEPTION w/ VENUS R: Babies are always conceived when planets are R without difficulty for most. You may look into the Jonas Fertility Cycles. This is a time when the Moon is at the same distance from the Sun as it was a birth. This was a technique used by a Czech astrologer in the 1950s. Sometimes it really works but not always.
  6. Lynn Koiner Says:

    I do not find Solar return charts helpful to me so I do not use them. Canadian astrologer, Pricilla Costello, uses them with her own interpretation style, which is very good.
    INTERPRETATION OF VENUS R IN SOLAR RETURN CHARTS:

            Of the eight placements Venus has in the solar return chart, one is usually consistently retrograde, though irregularities occur. Venus retrograde indicates a time of comparison and contrast. Your increased ability to distinguish and value inner qualities separate from external situations signals an opportunity to compare and contrast the importance of each. Relationships, finances, and priorities should all be reassessed on the basis of the inner qualities they exhibit in comparison to the external pleasure or stress that they generate. Your focus on internal values will tend to overshadow your need for external manifestation; consequently, you will make adjustments in your pursuit of materialistic and external goals.

            Relationships are always more important for the love you give and receive than the external trappings; however, this issue will become more evident during this year. You may be in love with a special person who treats you wonderfully, but refuses to consider marriage. If you were attracted to this person because of his or her inner qualities, it is important to appreciate your feelings for one another, and not get hung up on the legalization process. During this year you will tend to assess relationships you see or experience for the inner and outer qualities which they possess or lax. You can always find others who have the external trappings you desire without genuine caring. (Example: a verbally abusive marriage.)

            External, artificial indicators of affection are meaningless. It is the inner and sometimes less apparent qualities that are important. Your attention to this issue will make the incongruity more obvious to you. Part of this discernment process can involve frustration with personal involvements which do not conform to your external expectations of what a relationship or partner should be. Love does not necessarily occur in neat little storybook packages, and frustration results from close attention to external storybook details which cannot truly satisfy internal needs. Outer limitations stress the importance of inner beauty. Because third parties may not easily see the qualities that you appreciate in your loved one, they may criticize your choice. Their criticism will encourage you to further define the inner beauty that attracts you. Those relationships which possess no redeeming inner qualities will seem void and unfulfilling. They can be discarded regardless of the external advantages they supply.

            Values must be more closely attuned to the individual’s aesthetic appreciation and therefore may be less consistent with societal preferences and standards. One can see unique beauty in what might appear ordinary to others. Your taste in material objects might depend on the emotional qualities associated with those objects. Price or status is unimportant.

            Venus retrograde symbolizes an emphasis on the quality of life over the desire for financial gain. The money you earn should not be as important as the quality of your working environment and your satisfaction while on the job. Focusing on your inner need for contentment and fulfillment allows you to let go of a large salary, and search for an enjoyable employment position even though it may involve a pay cut. If you continue to work at a stressful job because of the pay, you may be very unhappy. Materialism will not bring you true happiness this year or any year. If you must remain in a stressful job, develop a strong belief in yourself and your abilities. Set goals that are rewarding and doable. Do not focus on your inability to perform at your best when conditions are at their worst. Some work environments are dysfunctional. Financially, this is generally a time to be conservative with funds. You cannot make good decisions about the quality of your life if you are more concerned with your monetary situation.

            Social contacts and involvement in social activities are not emphasized while Venus is retrograde in the solar return. You need more time to focus inward and may withdraw from some or all social functions because you welcome the time alone. You might no longer enjoy these functions, or you might realize that certain social relationships are too difficult and unrewarding to maintain. For those individuals who require counseling, this can be a time of isolation. Withdrawal is common with Venus retrograde, but generally any time alone can be put to good use. You could want to be alone with one special person.

  7. Lynn Koiner Says:

    COSMETIC SURGERY: In the past, I have researched the transits when someone has cosmetic surgery. I was surprised that for truly cosmetic purposes there were strong Neptune transits. When it was something like gastro-bypass surgery, something extreme and life altering, it was a Pluto transit.
    One person had surgery done on a great day astrologically, even though Mercury was R. A stitch was left in the ear lobe and it took months to discover the source of the soreness in the ear lobe.
    I have no observations with Venus R. The

  8. Lynn Koiner Says:

    COSMETIC SURGERY: It sure seems like a lot of people want to have cosmetic surgery when Venus is retrograde.

    I have no experience in observing how these surgeries turn out when Venus is Retrograde.
    It is just not a time when I would personally elect to have cosmetic surgery. I have had emergency surgery with Mars and Mercury R and all went extremely well.
    I would definitely avoid electional with Mercury R as something wrong will always happen, if this is elected (not emergency)
    If I just had to select a date a surgery date when Venus is R, I would pick a date when the Moon’s aspects are all favorable before leaving the sign. The last aspect must always be good as it indicates the outcome.
    Yet, I know people who have just gone in for elective surgery when the last aspect was bad but the surgery turned out well….it just may not have lasted so long.

    I get my hair done when I need it. I used to pick good dates astrologically until I realized that I have a great hairdresser and any day I go in is always a good date. She never messes up. I think a good doctor can override bad aspects.

  9. Lynn Koiner Says:
    RELATIONSHIPS IN GENERAL & VENUS R: Venus R is a good time to see these relationships in a new light…and then let these people go in your mind.
    This requires both maturity and insight — but Venus R does offer the opportunity to see the problems in these former relationships.
    Venus R is a good time to be kind to others because many people will be feeling unloved and unappreciated at this time. It is a good time to draw out shy people and cultivate a friendship.

  10. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BUYING CAR: When Venus is R, you need to buy something that is conservative, a bargain, so to speak. Do not buy anything luxurious or you will regret it. I always pick a date when the Moon’s last aspect is favorable, including parallals, before leaving the sign.

  11. Lynn Koiner Says:
    THE VENUS TRANSIT OF 2004 and 2012: The transit of Venus is indeed a rare event. It occurs about every 125 years (guessing here).
    It occurred on June 4 2004 and again June 6 2012.
    This is Venus passing over the face of the Sun. This happens with Mercury too, a little more frequently.

    I find that new ideas break through with the Mercury transit.

    Fortuitous? Well, many of my friends found 2004 to be life altering — divorces, major illnesses, major changes that were not easy. But, indeed, life altering.

    Historically, the Venus Transit influences how we view our world — Impressionism in art, the American revolution and the concept that the common man could rule himself, discovering new worlds…it goes on. Usually, the 2nd transit marks the culmination — but I have not clue as to how this current Venus Transit has affected society.

  12. Al Says:
    TESTIMONIAL ON COSMETIC SURGERY WITH VENUS R:

    Venus RX / Cosmetic Surgery – do not do it! I did my first nose job on a Ven Rx.

    The surgeon was very minimal with it. So I had it done AGAIN with a surgeon that was more aggressive and gave me the transformtion.

    I too agree, Venus RX is not the time for elective plastic surgery. In fact I wonder if Michael Jackson had some of his surgeries resulting in not liking the results and re-doing them.

  13. Lynn Koiner Says:
    BAD ENERGIES AROUND MY CAR:

    DE (6-2012): Do not trade your car in. Venus R does not mean that the car is going to be accident prone. Venus R is good for bargains.

    You need to change your attitude about the car by putting some type of protection around it. These are some suggestions —

    + High John the Conqueror Oil from Mystic Curio now located in Port Charlotte FL

    + A strong quartz crystal (I have one in my car called a shielding crystal but these are difficult to find) – you can send a thought form into the crystal for protection.

  14. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DEBBIE (10-2013): Somehow, I always seem to get renovation work started when Mercury is R. Well, last year, they discovered that the pipes under the kitchen floor had dissolved from age so a plumber had to do this before they could start on remodeling the kitchen. But, it all went well. I just did not CHOOSE to start then – it just happened.

    I do not like starting work with Mercury R because of the delays. Venus R may not be so bad for remodeling and renovating.

  15. Lynn Koiner Says:

    COSMETIC SURGERY& (10-2013): Al in an above post said that he was very disappointed with his rhinoplasty. I would never ELECT a surgery when there is a Retrograde.

    I am not a big proponent of the shadow periods, although I avoid action close to the planet’s changing direction.

    You need to pick an electional date – a day when the Moon only makes favorable aspects before it leaves the sign. I do this on my website but not so far into the future. I can let you know about the dates that you choose.

  16. Maya Says:

    PERSONAL EXPERIENCES: 5 or 6 years ago I bought a brand new BMW years ago during a Venus retrograde. The car locked itself a week after I bought it at a gas station. A flat beed truck had to pick up the car. It took 4 hours for the truck to arrive. The dealership kept the car for a week. A couple of months later the car locked itself at a gas station with our luggage in it as our family was leaving town for a vacation at Disney World for the Christmas holiday. After a multi hour wait the dealership picked up the car and we rented a new one and got our luggage out of the car. It was unbelievable. The dealership had the car for a month. The engine light came on constantly. I also paid a ridiculous amount for the car. The car salesman told me I was paying a certain amount but after I calculated the lease cost I realized I paid way over sticker price. I normally read every single word of every single document, even those statements you receive from your credit card company announcing credit term changes, so I can’t believe I didn’t pay attention. A month after I had the car I got a letter from BMW requesting increased insurance coverage that almost tripled the cost because it was a lease and BMW required a huge amount of coverage. The insurance was almost $300 per MONTH, rather than $600 every 6 months, for the total cost for the increased coverage. Every single time I got in that car I was disgusted. The day I got rid of that car was one of the happiest day of my life. 2 years after I got the car my home insurance increased from $2,400 per year for all of my policies to almost $10,000 per year.

    My sister redid her floors in her house during a Venus retrograde 7 or 8 years ago and although they look very nice to me she is unhappy every time she looks at them. Her disgust with her floors almost causes her physical pain (yes, it IS that upsetting to her). She actually wanted to sell her home as soon as the floors were done but she owes more than the house is worth and is a single parent mom working full time and going to school part time. She’s trapped. She has to live with the floors that she hates.

    Definitely don’t have elective surgery during a Venus retrograde. I had breast augmentation 9 or 10 years ago. I redid the surgery and am still not happy. I asked the doctor for C cup and got double F. When I redid them the doctor said that I could not go smaller than a DD or my skin would sag and I would be disfigured. I’m never comfortable (constantly embarrassed). Nothing I wear looks good on me (to me).

  17. Karen Says:

    HAIR CUT & COLORING EXPERIENCE: This period is not the time to have your hair cut or colored and made a mistake last time Venus was in retrograde. I was not happy with my cut and it took awhile to grow out. The color was too dark.

  18. allie Says:

    Hi

    I have suffered from an allergy which causes facial swelling for some time which has upset me. I am going to be trying a new prescription starting from next week and am wondering if the venus retrograde from 25 July until September may be a good or a bad thing? I know it would be bad for surgery but if I am trying a treatment to return to the way I was before would it possibly be a good thing? There is also a venus-jupiter conjunction for about 2 weeks during the retrograde? Your thoughts please?

  19. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ALLIE (6-2015): I have never made such an observation but I would just try the medication. Venus R is really bad for surgery — and I had emergency surgery some time ago when both Mercury and Mars were R — it was an emergency and not an electional and I had the best surgeon on the planet!

  20. Selinka Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    When VENUS RETROGRADES would it be safe to REvisit beauticians/technicians you have visited before for repeat therapies… and touch ups…. Cosmetic procedures such as Permanent Make-up and removal of skin tags with a machine that works on radio and high frequency technology.

    Kind Regards,

    Selinka

  21. Lynn Koiner Says:

    SELINKA (7-2015): I have a great hairdresser. I used to pick good days for an appointment but I stopped this. She is a great hairdresser and every day is a good day with her.

    Some people complain that the were disappointed with hair color and cut when Venus was R. I will send oyu my Astro-Column and pick a good day from there.

  22. Melissa Says:

    Hi Lynn, thank you for your work and teachings on Venus rx. Is it ok to elect a chart for moving into a house (provided by work) during Venus rx? Or is it better to push it before Venus rx if possible?

  23. Lynn Koiner Says:

    MELISSA (7-2015): I would not worry about moving when Venus is R.

  24. Janel Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Will quitting a job at the end of this month be affected by Venus Rx? The job isn’t a good fit for the body, both physically and mentally. Does it matter if the decision is made now yet the action is taken after Venus Rx?

    Thanks so much!!!!

  25. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JANEL (7-2015): Venus R has nothing to do with this. Even bad aspects in your chart canindicate that you need to leave, not that it is bad to leave.

  26. Carmen Says:

    Hi Lynn
    Please tell me how it can affect Rx Venus in the 10th house of Solar Revolution (on the home third). Thank you very much!

  27. Lynn Koiner Says:

    CARMEN (7-2015); For an interpretation of Venus R in a Solar Return chart, read post #6

  28. Niki Says:

    Hi Lynn,
    How would releasing a music video be during Venus retrograde ? Wanting public recognition, would it be better to wait for September 6, or even after the shadow period? Any thoughts? Thank you so much.

    Nike, everything depends upon the transits and progressions to your natal chart but, personally, I would not release a video when Venus is R.

  29. Danielle Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I am having major relationship problems at the moment. I think these have a lot to do the eclipse we had back in early April this year. My partner and I are currently not living together he no longer wants to be with me and we have just had a baby who is 4 1/2 months old. Does the VR help a relationship that is already in major turmoil?

    Thanks

  30. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DANIELLE (7-2015): Unfortunately, Venus R will not improve things. It may allow you to see the problems so that you can let go. With Saturn in late degrees, this summer is a great letting go and ending cycle for many people.

  31. Rui Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I have been separated from my husband since a year i.e. July 2014 and he just does not speak to me or wants to talk about anything, he has filed a divorce and meets only in court once in a blue moon. Do you see any chance of things improving or at least some communication starting in this venus retro.

    Regards,
    Rui

  32. Lynn Koiner Says:

    RUI (7-2015): Venus R may help you see the situation in a new light so that you can let go. Venus R does not improve relationships.

  33. Ira Says:

    Hi,
    I am so confused now… I was thinking for so long my marriage failed and its time to take a step…and in my head I planned to do soon…and now I just read about Venus R…and it seems like its a bad idea?… It’s sounds silly I know… But god, I am confused!:)

  34. Lynn Koiner Says:

    IRA (7-2015): I am confused as to why you are confused and what is your question. Why is it a bad idea? You can better see the issues, why the marriage failed, when Venus turns R.
    The summer is a great ending cycle for many people with Saturn in late degrees, ending degrees.

  35. Julie Says:

    Hi Lynn , I would very much like an ending in a relationship. I have been deeply in love with a man now for 2 years who is with someone else. I have suffered more pain then is imaginable and prayed that I would stop feeling deep love for this man who has repeatedly rejected me or ignored me for over a year & half. At first I was so optimistic as my love was so strong how could it be unrequited I thought and prayed for a happy ending. Then the depth of pain & suffering I experienced I prayed for any ending but an ending. But my love for him never goes it just keeps growing deeper & stronger with the passing of time. I have almost wanted to perform a burial ceromony to put an end so I could have a final grieving episode and an end as I keep repeated the cycle of acceptance grief hope bartering pain reality acceptance grief hope bartering….

    Do you think venus retrograde could give me the acceptance & ending I need to move on. Virgo is on my 5th house cusp after the retrograde period I should have both venus & jupiter in my 5th house & I hope this will be fortunate for my love life which has been lonely & painful for the last 2 years??

    Also how will uranus turning retrograde at the same time as venus turning retrograde impact on this ?

    Will saturn turning direct during venus retrograde period have any effect too?

    Your thoughts would be very very much appreciated!

  36. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JULIE (7-2015): I do not know anything about your chart so I cannot say too much. People think I am a psychic but I am not.
    Neptune must be very strong in your chart and, if Neptune is connected to his personal planets, then it is difficult for you to let go of fantasizing about this man.
    The outer planets changing direction have absolutely nothing to do with relationships. Venus turning R may help you to see that you have been wasting time on a man who is a waste of time.

    If you could get angry or energize your Mars, this could help you make a break.

    Years ago I was in a relationship with — let’s call him Loser. When it ended, I found it difficult to make a break with Loser’s energies. However, I started visiting friends who lived out of town, socializing with friends, keeping busy and very active. You need to activate your MARS to move beyond this fantasy.

    By fantasy, I do not mean to sound condescending. It happens a lot when we need to escape something in our lives. My Moon in Gemini gets bored and fantasy helps. Now I travel, write, attend lectures, I am involved in groups…so there is no time for day dreams.

  37. Julie Says:

    Thank you for your thoughts. My neptune in sagitarius conjoins his neptune, sun & mercury in sagitarius. I have been trying not to think about him because just a thought can bring up overwhelming feelings of love for him which my ego does not like at all. I have battled with why I have feelings of love in my heart but in my mind feels just pain. I do feel ashamed that I feel love for this man as he has not treated me kindly at all. I think maybe I have found strong fantasies I have created to justify his unkind behaviour to me. I do spend a lot of time on my own as going through a lot of deep changes in my life. & feel I need to be by myself. Pluto is transiting my 8th house at the moment & I have pluto in my 5th house on my natal chart. I think I am going through deep changes within at the moment & this connection I have with this man is a bit of a catalyst perhaps. He caused me to end a 14 year relationship with the father of my 7 year old twin daughters. He motivated me to start my own business to learn Reiki, which has set me off onto learning so much more occult esoteric stuff. I have had Saturn transiting my 6th house where I have 7 personal planets. It has caused no end if obstacles and blocks with gaining paid work.

  38. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JULIE (7-2015): You have chosen to allow this man to destroy your life. You need to stop writing about him, get a life, and move on. You have children to care for – stop obsessing on you and this loser. And, there is not much money in metaphysical and holistic careers. Be practical and think of your children.

  39. Kandi Says:

    Hi I would so like to find out, I have Venus retrograde in the 6th and 7th house. Wanting to buy a home, that I have been in many times. This is an unexpected sale so time is of the essence, however it is smaller, then our current home. The Home is also more expensive then we would like, but is so much more suited for our needs. This would also be contingent on selling our home. I am aware that selling is a good thing in this window of time, but what about buying, I have been in the other home, house sitting many times, feels much better then my current, home! Our home needs lots of work, the new one, really not at all, scared to take the gamble but can jump right in, scared or not! Thanks for any advise~

  40. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KANDI (7-2015): I keep repeating this – Venus R is good for bargains. But, you should caution against spending too much. You could calculate a horary chart — the time and place of a question — and look at the 4th House for the condition.

  41. Elsa Correia Says:

    Hello Lynn
    Ive been in an emotional and verbal abusive relationship since 2011 which I finally end it last October cause I couldn’t keep doing that to myself and he was extremity mean and hurtful it was like he have 2 inside him. He is from another nationality and moved out which makes a bit easier to not fall again into the same as if he stayed close but we did keep in touch for a while me hoping he change but realizing it will never happen. After I cut contact at all I on february wrote him an email wishing an happy birthday (11Jul) a really honest email cause I wish him no bad, but he wrote me back negative and with more put down, blaming and abuse. I met him August 2011, he moved here July 2012 (I am now a 32 year old only child and my mother now 69 has alzheimer disease since 2010 it’s been hard!). He blame on me not giving enough and changed l his life for me, with big expectations on me to be perfect and say and do right thing at right yime and making me feeling like was never good enough, therefore the abuse. For a while I though I was the problem, if only I could do better or do more. I am now working on releasing from him and forgiving myself for letting been mistreated. I am a pisces with cancer ascendent 11.03.1983 Portimao, Portugal, 1.25 pm

    I also want to tell you that I decided to buy a motorbike again. I had a scooter until 4 years ago that I sell but I felt a urge to buy a motorbike now and I a have the money. Made the deal 3 days ago without knowing about the venus retrograde buying matters. What can I do do protect my investment now that is done and will get it this week? hope to have no problems. I was quite fast to decide to buy i and is not an absolute need but I miss driving one and easy parking since where I live is high beach season and most parks are payed or lots of tourists everywhere, perhaps excuses I know…
    Thank you

  42. Kevin Says:

    Hi,

    I am a Virgo and Venus will go R from July 25th onwards till September 6th, 2015.

    I will have to vacate my present house (on rent) and move to a new house (again on rent). Will that be okay during Venus R? See through my situation, I will have to move by this month end.

    Please help!

    Cheers!
    Kevin

  43. Lynn Koiner Says:

    ELSA (7-2015): You did not buy it under Venus R so do not worry. Sounds like a good choice to me.

    KEVIN: Venus R will not affect this. Just do not rent an over-priced apartment or house.

  44. Denise Says:

    Hi Lynn,
    This is a great article, thank you for all the valuable information. I have a question about a subject that wasn’t mentioned, publishing a book(inspirational fiction) during Venus retrograde. In your opinion is it favorable or unfavorable. Venus is retrograding in my 5th and then 4th house, if that matters and I am 5 degree sun Virgo with a natal Venus retrograde, also Mercury, Venus, Sun, Pluto and Uranus are in Virgo. Thanks so much, any information would be helpful, Denise

  45. gwen Says:

    Hi,
    I agree that i too have a Great hairdresser but I made an appt for Thurs 7/23 for “express keratin” treatment ….should I worry about Venus retrograde since my Sun is Leo and asc Sag??
    Thank you!!

  46. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DENISE (7-2015): Venus R in publishing would have a limited readership. Pick a good electional day to support you. I have July on this website and I will post the good days in August at the end of July.

    GWEN: I do not know what express keratin treatments are. I am not good at hair questions. If it really concerns you, ask the question and pull 3 tarot cards. If they look good, go ahead.

  47. Holly Romero Says:

    If the VR comes in effect 7/25 is it ok to get botox a few days before or I should wait until it ends? I am super nervous since I have a consultation tomorrow.

  48. Debbie Says:

    Will having a job interview on 7/29 be good for a Virgo born on August 26, 1966?

  49. Jessica Says:

    So I’m just hearing about Venus being in retrograde… I decided to have plastic surgery done about a month ago and chose August 10th as a date to have the surgery…Why is it so bad to have this done during this time…because I made I scheduled the surgery a couple of weeks ago week it still effect this? I’m having second thoughts now about getting this done now! Help!!

  50. Alice Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I plan to hire a divorce lawyer and report my husband for immigration fraud in the next few weeks. During the past few months I discovered he cheated on my with multiple women and that he had no intention of living with me after he immigrated to the country I reside in.

    What impact would Venus rx have on my plans?

    I’m 10 deg Aqu sun, trine Gemini asc. Venus rx is in my 5th now, but will move to my 4th.
    He is early Cap sun, early Scorp asc. Venus rx will be in his 10th.

  51. Lynn Koiner Says:

    EVERYBODY (7-2015): These are questions that are far beyond Venus R. You need to look at what is going on in your natal charts.
    Now someone has already posted that they were not pleased with cosmetic surgery under Venus R.
    Venus R will not tell the outcome of a job interview, only your natal chart.

  52. Velvet Says:

    Hi, I’m a writer and am planning to enter a playwriting competition while Venus is retro, the competition is already open but my work requires a bit of polish. Will Venus retro make a difference? I’ve been doing event charts for submitting work but am unsure about Venus retro. Do you think event charts are worth the effort for subbing? (saw your post on weddings).

    Thanks for any advice.
    Velvet

  53. Denise Says:

    Hi Lynn, thanks so much for your reply. I had no idea about electional astrology so I’m now researching it as much as I can. On another note, what is your experience with how people who have Venus retrograde natally fair during the transits. I’ve heard it’s easier for people with Mercury retrograde natally and that they have an easier if not better time during Mercury retrograde periods, but I’m wondering if that’s the same for Venus. Also, do you take pre and post shadow periods into consideration when planning events etc? Thanks again. Denise

  54. Kathryn Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I see you have a ton of questions so I won’t burden you with more. I actually have been into astrology for about 45 years. I found your observations and comments about past V. retrograde periods really interesting. My own past experiences with v retro. are pretty interesting. One thing I would say is not everyone is going to feel or do something drastic or experience something profound during this period so not to worry excessively. The most pedantic v. retro period for me just involved a lot of interest in clothes, shoes basically styles of the past that for a short time became pretty hot (however one of the return retro styles became a big commodity for long past the retro period, so I found that pretty fascinating as far as marketing goes). I too wouldn’t recommend major cosmetic surgery at this time, the shadow period , eh, yeah I would avoid having surgery too close to the stationary period as well. I noticed one lady who had a sexual fixation on a man on your previous comments, I believe she was “Julie”, a retrograde period might actually help her get to the root of why she is fascinated in an unattainable man, and to get into his head too I might even say it seems like he is living out some problems through her (if he is aware of her fixation on him) if he doesn’t just flat out straighten out her fantasy then he could be stringing her along for his own reasons and I would be highly concerned over a man who would allow a poor woman to be tortured needlessly and fruitlessly on the hopes of some type of romance. If it was me and I knew someone had an unhealthy fixation on me, my compassionate side would takeover and I would do everything I could to stop it before it ruined their life. Anyone who would let a person they knew had no chance in their life suffer like that is a sick person. That alone should turn her off. I have a lot of sympathy for this Julie from my own personal experiences with Plutonian relationships. This retrograde period is intense for me too. My natal moon conjuncts pluto at zero degrees of virgo (my moon is 29 degrees leo) so yeah, a station right on top like a ——ing cherry. Oh and its in a perfect square to my ascendant at zero degrees of Sagitarius. I hope all goes well for those people who seem to already be affected, remember to use the period, to think of it as a helper not as a hindrance. Thanks again Lynn for your fascinating look at the v retro period, I highly enjoyed it. Best to all, Kathryn
  55. Valentina Says:

    Hi Lynn

    Great article, I always enjoy reading your blog

  56. Liv Says:

    Hi Lynn!

    This was a very insightful post—thank you! I’m wondering… I started seeing someone in mid-late June, and things have been going incredibly well. We’ve been becoming increasingly serious and I feel as if I could see this developing into a true relationship. However, after reading this post, I’m wondering… Should I wait to lock things down until after September 8th when Venus is no longer retrograde?

    Thank you!

  57. Lynn Koiner Says:

    LIV (7-2015): Venus Retrograde has never affected a good relationship – only the bad ones whereby you see what is wrong. If there is nothing really wrong, nothing will happen.

    Years ago under Venus R, a craft shop owner called to criticize me for going to a gem show and not her open house. I realized that she was only my friend because I spent money in her shop. The connection ended then.

  58. kathryn Says:

    Even good relationships can come across a problem now and then. I find these retrograde periods useful in getting to the root of and addressing those problems (the addressing part would probably come about later when venus goes direct). Also for those holding off until after venus goes direct to get cosmetic surgery I would wait until after the eclipses in September too ~ eclipses are not good choices for electional surgery.

  59. H Smith Says:

    I have been searching for a home to purchase. If a home manifests during the Venus Retrograde, is it okay to purchase the home and move?

  60. aloha oe Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Does this venus retrograde will affect business like financing a new venture? I am a little confused with money which one area venus rules. The thing is it is for my sister but the business is not hers and she was just invited as an investor but not much like a partner and so she is asking me to help her by lending her the intented money. I don’t know if I should lend her now or after venus goes direct for much better results.

    I asked for your insight too when mercury was retrograde and it was really helpful. Thank you all the more.

  61. Lynn Koiner Says:

    KATHRYN (7-2015): Good comment.

    H SMITH: Many people buy a home when Venus is R. It is only good if it is a bargain and not over priced or beyond your financial means. Do have a good inspection. Someone bought a house on my street that seemed a bargain. During the renovation, the house collapsed – the brinks were hollow (not legal anymore) and the support beams were rotten. So, have good insurance on the house just in case.

    ALOHA: Investment with Venus R?!!!! Is your sister crazy and she has to borrow the money from you. If you need a good horary astrologer for this question, I can recommend 2.
    Otherwise, you can pull 3 tarot cards for the outcome. I do this when I travel and I cannot calculate charts.

  62. Jen Says:

    My question regarding Venus retrograde: how would this affect a relationship between an Aries and a Libra?

  63. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JEN (7-2015): It may not affect it at all – it is all about your natal charts. If it is a bad relationship, the issues may arise – otherwise, not much unless it shows in the transits to your natal charts.

  64. jade Says:

    Hi Lynn
    Will the venus retrograde make casino winnings less fruitful?

  65. Barb Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I was wondering if I could bother you w/a quick question regarding a Venus Rx thing.

    With regard to a job, would this NOT be a good time to change jobs? My current place of employment is not sitting in a very good position and a whole lot of things just continue to deteriorate. I submitted a resume tonight and the Full Moon is upon us/perfect early tomorrow morning. In your experience, is the 24 hour period either side of a Full Moon a malefic influence?

    I sincerely thank you for your time.

    Barb Nicolai

  66. Alexa Says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I really enjoyed the article… Very very interesting.
    I am a Virgo, and this year is my
    Saturn return…
    My astrologer (the lady I went to see once, 3 months ago) told me not to start any relationship within this V.retrograde… And I instead feel like I want to break free from my marriage and I m just stuck… I can’t move on coz I can’t hurt him…I am in deep love with the other person and emotional relationship Is getting better and better… But there is so much fear… And now confusion, coz I was told not to move on now (“not a good idea when V goes retrograde”, as far as I understood… It is so overwhelming…

  67. Sally Says:

    Hi. I have a love/romance question for you if you’re not too tired of these already! I answered a man’s online ad around June 1st, 2015 (full moon/Mercury Retrograde). The ad stated that he wanted to get married sight unseen. He had a few basic requirements that he wanted met and I met his criteria. I wrote back with my “basics” and he too met mine and agreed to my “demands”. The idea here was to form a relationship based on growing it from within, without externals influencing us. His idea was modeled after the TV show “Married at First Sight”. So he asked me to marry him and I accepted. Crazy huh?!

    Then I guess Mercury Retrograde took over! We live in different states and we are planning to be married in October. First we had communication problems with our cell phones. Then I didn’t hear anything from him for about 6 weeks, until recently when he emailed me. He stated that he was in a terrible work related accident and that he has been in the hospital all this time. He was not able to contact me, because his phone was crushed in the accident. I know this story sounds fantastic, but I believe him. Please don’t judge me! My concern is that we got engaged during a full moon/Mercury Retrograde and we are “reuniting” during Venus Retrograde. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  68. Lynn Koiner Says:

    BARB (7-2015): More depends upon the aspects occurring in your natal chart – transits and progressed Moon. It would have been better to submit the resume on a good electional date. I will post the August dates on my website later.

    I do not find the Full Moon to always be bad, except when it is a Perigee Full Moon — the next one will be at the end of August.

    ALEXA: Again, I would look at the chart comparison with the new love and what is going on in your natal chart. I would never make a major decision based upon a Retrograde planet. Venus helps you gain a new perspective…but I would say wait to access the new relationship better.

    SALLY: I can tell that you would not listen to me or even consider having a chart comparison done. Never give this man money. If married, you are responsible for his financial problems. You need to check this man out before you say I Do – and, yes, it is a crazy idea. I would research this man and find out who he is…but I am sure you only want to be married no matter what. The cell phone problems is another red flag for me.

  69. Lynn Koiner Says:

    JADE ON GAMBLING: I have no experience with Venus R and gambling. I used to provide a service to a card player. I would calculate a chart for the date-time-place that he asked HOW WILL MY CARD PLAYING GO? I was very good at this but it has been a long time since I did this type of work.

    There is a program by Matrix on lucky times for gambling but you also need to look at your natal chart — for good planets in the 1-2-5 Houses, especially the 5th.

  70. Denise Says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Do you have any experience with people who have Venus retrograde nataly having a different experience during the retrograde period, ie not having to follow the relationship rules, buying expensive items rules etc. Or is everyone on the same playing field. Also what are your thoughts on the shadow periods of retrogrades? Thanks,Denise

  71. Lynn Koiner Says:

    DENISE (8-2015): I have not made such an observation with Venus R. And, it is not always true with Mercury R. Although when an astrology group was having trouble organizing a conference when Mercury was R, they got their Mercury R members to help and it turned out great. Yet, on Global Gatherings I on this site, a well known European astrologer observed that her husband with Mercury R natally always initiates with Mercury R and it always turns out badly.

    If you observe anything, please let me know.

 

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