What can each sign expect as Venus turns retrograde in Aries? Venus retrograde can bring more confrontations in all of our relationships, encouraging us to look a little more closely at what needs working on. During this Venus cycle, it’s possible to see conflicts that arise as arrows pointing to what needs attention, time and care. We may not want to see these arrows, but they will be there, offering opportunities to change and grow.
Though all of us have an opportunity to revision, rethink, and renew our Venusian selves during this time, everyone may experience it just a little differently. Read below to see how your Sun, Moon or Rising sign might experience the Venus retrograde period:
With Venus, the planet of love and relationship, going retrograde in your sign on March 6, you are going to need to cultivate patience in matters of the heart. Since fast-forward and “full speed ahead” are what you do best, this retrograde cycle could present you with a bit of a challenge. Luckily, Aries thrives on challenges, so use your Ram-like determination to meet this one head on, striving to go more slowly even when you’d rather break the speed limit.
Venus, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on March 6, giving you a chance to look more deeply at your approach to love. You may find yourself reviewing relationships from the past, or thinking about how things “used to be” with your current partner. You can use this time to your advantage by drawing on your sensual nature to reconnect with your lover or to think more carefully about what you might want in a future partner.
Flirting is second nature to you, Gemini, and you thrive on meeting and interacting with all kinds of people. With Venus going retrograde in your 11th house of friends and community, you may find that someone you had thought of as only a friend has taken your relationship more to heart. Take your time in figuring out what your feelings are before you make a response, as your first impulse may not be the best one.
Your sensitive and dreamy nature makes you easy to love, Cancer, but can also leave you open to hurt feelings. As Venus travels retrograde in your house of public reputation, you may encounter situations where you find it difficult to hide your heart from behind your sturdy crab shell. You may encounter individuals from your past who stir up old hurts and memories. Try to protect your tender insides while still maintaining a connection with the outside world.
Leo, being in love makes you shine like the star you are. You may find that right now you are discovering romance in unexpected places, and are having to realign your ideas about what love is. As Venus goes retrograde in your house of higher education and travel, you have a chance to gain a whole new perspective on matters of the heart. This might mean releasing some old beliefs and philosophies, but it will ultimately bring you to a more truthful place in your relationship.
This promises to be a deep and powerful time in love and romance, Virgo, as Venus goes retrograde in your 8th house of sex and intimacy. Shadows from the past may veil your relationship with your current partner, and it is up to you to use your refined skills of discrimination and discernment to decide which of these patterns to keep and which you are ready to release.
You are in the spotlight now, as Venus in retrograde highlights your 7th house of relationships. How do you balance your own needs for independence and freedom with your innate desire to meet others’ needs? You may find that you need to go back to the past for answers, either through encounters with old lovers, or for another round with your current partner on an issue that just won’t seem to go away. Use your Libra skill at finding balance to navigate this time diplomatically.
Mundane matters can hold more weight in love and relationships now than ever before. You may need to revisit agreements you have made with your partner around day-to-day activities such as cooking and cleaning, in order to keep your relationship running smoothly. Single Scorpios may devote more time to self-care, with an eye to how this could benefit you in future relationships. Diet and exercise can be a way for you to demonstrate the love for yourself that you may soon see reflected back in the eyes of another.
You may have to take another look at how you express yourself in love and romance now, Sag, as Venus goes retrograde in your 5th house of self-expression. It’s possible that your love target may misunderstand a gesture on your part, and you might have some explaining to do. Try to be patient and keep your sense of humor, as you navigate the sometimes tricky waters of love. Remember that you thrive when you have a chance to grow, and try to see this time as an opportunity to learn more and expand your understanding of others.
Old memories of family and the past may return to you now, affecting your most personal relationships. Now is a good time to try and turn your attention towards home and your personal life, and sort through your innermost thoughts and feelings about yourself. Trying to escape into work or other pursuits will just slow this lesson down even more. Turn your attention to those closest to you and take the time to reflect on how your relationship with yourself affects your relationship with others.
Aquarius, you may find that communication is an area of focus in love and romance now. With Venus turning retrograde in your 3rd house, you may need to take more time explaining yourself to the object of your affection, as they may not understand you on your first attempt. You are known for being a little outside the box, so it’s no surprise that sometimes you have to work a little harder to connect with others. Try to be patient now, and take the time you need to get your point across to your partner or loved one.
Venus retrograde in your 2nd house of values could be making you take another look at how you value your own time and energy in relationships. Are you giving more than you’re getting? Does your partner take you for granted or value what you have to offer? Now might be a time for exploring these questions and possibly reaffirming your worth to yourself and your significant other. Though your gifts and skills may be unique, they are still valuable, so spend time meditating on who you are and what you give to others during this retrograde cycle.
About the Author
Fern Feto Spring, M.A., has been practicing astrology since 1990. She is a graduate of Steven Forrest’s astrological apprenticeship program, and has a Master’s Degree from Sonoma State University. Fern is the co-author (with Jen Zurick) of “Simply Sacred: Everyday Relationship Magic,” a just released book from Clean Sisters Press. Contact her for readings and astrology classes (on-line and in person) at www.wisestars.net.
Related: Venus’ retreat in Aries (on Fern’s blog)