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Venus Retrograde Warning

by Ali at Tarot Romance
(London, UK)

Time to break up?

Time to break up?

Time to break up? Venus Retrograde is traditionally the worst time ever to get wed. Good time to get back with the ex?

Stop the world I wanna gerroff – the planet of love is Retrograde! At least it will be on 25th July. And by Retrograde, I mean appearing to move backwards…and therefore s-l-o-w-i-n-g d-o-w-n the important stuff that Venus (+ Taurus & Libra) rule, such as: Beauty, money and love. This happens roughly every eighteen months. (Thankfully not as often as Mercury Retrograde). And in 2015, Venus will dig in her pretty heels on July 25th. …Then retrograde back through Virgo and Leo until September 7th.

That’s ages!


Let’s see how you can survive…


Do NOT get a brand new haircut, clothes, make-up, cosmetic procedures or surgery during this time. (I’m talking to guys as well as gals). ‘Coz you are bound to make unwise decisions you will later regret.


No doubt you will have the urge to buy all kinds of shiny things, (Venus will be in Leo, after all). But you won’t be at your most practical, so do NOT make major investments or buy luxury goods like jewellery, art or houses.
You are likely to totally bust your budget and overlook details that will leave you with expensive future problems.
(This could, however, be a good time to make a killing on ebay…..if you sell off the tat you bought on previous Retrogrades – you know, the stuff that nobody in their right mind would buy if Venus was going Direct!)



Take it s-l-o-w!
If you meet someone when the planet of love’s on slow-down, they may appear to be more fabulous than they actually are.
So wait until after the retrograde period before making impulsive decisions.

Venus Retrograde is NOT the time to jump in like The Fool, declare undying love, move-in together or get engaged or married.

Which brings us to weddings – eek.

This is traditionally the worst time ever to get wed.

So if you’re engaged and want to set a date - and you didn't manage to fit it in before June 21st, (The start of the pre-shadow period, when Venus started to slow down in preparation for her Retrograde) - you’d be wise to wait until after October 9th. (When we’re out of the post-shadow).

It may seem tragic (for those in the Northern Hemisphere) to miss out on those glorious summer months, but it will be worth it long term, I promise.

You’ve already made plans? Change ‘em.

Seriously, the state of the ‘planet of love' is sooo important to your marriage (as well as the accompanying celebrations) that you want to cement your union when she is healthy and strong – not asleep!

Happily loved-up?

The good news is, if your relationship’s reasonably healthy it shouldn’t be affected.

Although it is a time to re-evaluate stuff. To work out what you really need to be happy. Especially if you’ve been having problems. Venus rules our values and when she’s moving backwards she wants to make sure we are truly aligned to our values and self-worth. So you could re-visit old rows. And it’s a great time to deal with any old buried ‘gunk’ that might be keeping you stuck in some way – and ultimately improve your relationship.

It’s also a good time to get out the photo album. Venus Retrograde loves to reminisce and this could be quite a romantic time if you decide to re-visit the restaurants, places or even countries that are special to you both and fill you with nostalgia!

So is this a good time to get back with an ex? Well, this is a double-edged sword. It’s quite common to bump into old flames or instigate a reunion at this time. (This time is ripe for nostalgia as I said). And when Venus is looking backwards, our past is infused with Venus’s rose-tinted spectacles.

But good idea?

You won’t really know until after the retrograde period and the glasses have come off!
But it is a good time to sort any ‘unfinished business’ and find closure in past relationships, in order to properly let them go.

Dates to watch:

August 31st - September 2nd

Retrograde Venus will conjunct passionate Mars and could be a time when an ex-lover shows up. (Or when you venture a return to the dark-side, ha-ha).

WATCH OUT! (As although this may turn out to be a fine idea)…This is more a time to re-evaluate the situation, rather than make decisions. You will have a tendency to over-look details and won’t be seeing clearly. Wait until October 9th before making a final decision.

So is this a good time to break up?

Not really.

As your heart won’t be seeing things clearly, you may make decisions that you later regret… Again, wait until October 9th before finally pulling the plug!

Just remember…

Venus Retrograde is not bad, just a time of evaluation. After the retrograde period has passed, will be the time to take action on everything you’ve learned. :-)

Confused about a relationship? Let me help you get clarity.

Ali at

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