March 4, 2017
4:09 am EST
Venus, the planet of love and values, will retrograde on March 4 at 13 degrees Aries and end the backward dance on April 15 at 27 degrees of Pisces.
Venus retrogrades about once every 18 months and it lasts six weeks. Venus does not retrograde as often as Mercury but the lessons of Venus retrogrades are just as profound. With Mercury it is our thinking that needs a tune up. With Venus we need to tune up our value and what is our values. Are we valued? Who and what do we value? And in the sign Aries we need to really value self. Is our self worth ‘off”?
Many people will understand the value of independence during these six weeks. And for some they will know the importance of being on their own because they are unfortunately not on their own. “I just want to do it myself” will be said and thought many times during the six week retrograde. And given we already have Jupiter in Libra pushing on Uranus and Mars, the scale is tipped to ‘independence’ and breaking out. Now let’s not get ahead of ourself and think all relationships are going to break up and those people who are alone are really destined to be alone. Nope. Many couples will find themselves living rather independent lives during this retrograde but then at the end of the period they come back to each other refreshed and ready to tell tales of their adventures and the new roads that have been paved.
And those people who are alone may assess if their desire to be alone is out of self-preservation and fear more than not meeting the ‘right person’. Remember Venus retrograde is starting in this contemplative Pisces lunar cycle where we reflect on release and letting to. What beliefs about love (and money) do we need to release? During this cycle we are getting gentle nudges from the universe about our values. Let’s be kind to our self during the process but consider the inner prompting that we receive and how to move on them going forward.