Cafe Astrology says
As the planet of love and values, Venus retrograde periods are times when we re-assess what—and who—we value. It is a period that many astrologers consider inopportune for getting married or starting a new relationship. Major financial undertakings are not advised during this period either. Venus retrograde cycles are good times for creating budgets and financial plans, and for re-thinking our personal relationships. Taking final action in the areas of finance and love, however, is not advised until Venus turns direct again.
Venus, the planet of love, beauty, pleasure, and self-worth, will go retrograde in the sign of Scorpio and then Libra starting on October 5, 2018. During Venus Retrograde we’re called to reevaluate and reflect on our personal values, our relationships (which also includes the relationship we have with ourselves), and the things that bring us pleasure and fulfillment. Essentially, Venus wants us to ask ourselves: Is it worth it?
Two key aspects made during the Venus retrograde in Scorpio and Libra will heighten the effects of this journey. A series of oppositions between Venus and Uranus might serve up shocks galore, creating breaks in romance and relationships; alternatively, we may be suddenly awakened to exciting new creative and sexual possibilities. Venus squaring the moon’s nodes is likely to create ‘tipping point’ or fork in the road moments in love and lust, as we weigh up where we’re headed in matters of love, and perhaps most importantly, with whom.
Astro Style says
This year, Venus will spend the first part of its retrograde (from October 5 to 31) in intense, erotic Scorpio, dredging up power struggles, forcing us to look at intimate ties and dangling tempting-yet-toxic “sex with an ex” scenarios in front of some of us.
Then from October 31 to November 16, Venus will back into her home sign of dreamy-eyed Libra, the ruler of committed relationships, mutuality and marriage. Don’t rush to the engagement ring shop or the altar just yet! And be equally cautious about barreling into a breakup.
Astrology King says
Use Venus retrogrades to improve how you feel about yourself, to love yourself more. Think about what really brings you pleasure. Find the reasons for problems in earlier or current relationships. This is where old lovers reappearing can help you clear away the past to make room for new relationships. Even reminiscing about old partners will help to remove your karmic baggage and lighten the load.
Astro Butterfly says
Venus Retrograde 2018 can certainly feel like a difficult transit. And this is because Venus Retrograde can bring unfinished business back into your life: past lovers, (including past life lovers), old friends, or repeating patterns in your relationships.
And we humans are wired to avoid having to deal with unfinished stuff. Otherwise, we would have dealt with the ‘stuff’ in the first place.
Unfinished stuff is heavy, energetically consuming and requires hard work and sacrifice. But if you don’t solve it, then it lingers somewhere in the background, and it ends up consuming even more energy and effort in the long run.
Your Tango says
When Venus is in Retrograde, our tolerance for love will fluctuate; we might adore or self-hate. This is where I do agree with the relationship discussion because if you do not self-love, your new relationship will reflect that.
I used the Funko Pop Anime: Sailor Venus figurine to represent Venus and the Funko Pop Elvira figurine to represent Scorpio.