Kelly is a natural-born Spirit channel, psychic medium and lightworker based in Singapore. A gifted oracle, she offers face-to-face and online readings with Angel & Tarot cards, as well as animal communication sessions and energy healing services.
This Saturday 4 March, Venus turns retrograde (appears to move backwards). Venus sashays butt-first through Aries until 2 April, then does a reverse congo line through Pisces until 15 April, when the retrograde ends.
Venus is the planetary ruler of love, beauty, relationships, the Divine Feminine, and the zodiac sign Libra (if you’re born between 23 Sept and 22 Oct, that’s you). So what does a Venus retrograde mean for us? Basically, whatever Venus rules will be up for review. Opportunities will arise for us to reconsider what we’re doing with our love lives, physical appearance, and/or significant partnerships (this can also include friendships and work/business ties).
Many times, these opportunities will arise in the form of potential conflicts and unexpected occurrences. Libra folks (myself included!), I’m lookin’ at ya – your zeal for fairness could lead you down a hyper-critical and unnecessarily argumentative path. Remember: sometimes it’s better to be at peace with others than to be right.
What’s important is to see these tensions as learning points where you can grow and become the best version of yourself in this life. You don’t have to play the victim. Accept the Universe’s tests of the Divine Feminine in you, and let your inner Goddess shine. Be mindful of what’s happening around you and what thoughts + emotions are going on inside you. Then take conscious action that correlates with what your Higher Self would want.
Easy? Not at all. But no one becomes a goddess by taking the easy way out in life.
Here are some tips to keep you sane and centred during the Venus retrograde:
During the Venus retrograde in Aries (4 Mar – 2 Apr), the focus is on self-love and self-assertion. Incidents may arise where your self-worth and boundaries will be challenged – your job is to maintain those boundaries and calmly (but firmly) assert your value.
Since Venus rules beauty and Aries is known for being somewhat impulsive, there’s a higher chance than usual that any attempts at a beauty makeover could result in, uhhh, unexpected consequences. I love that you have great ideas about how to enhance your hotness but maybe hold off until after 15 April? Nothing major till then, unless absolutely necessary. Your call!
During the Venus retrograde in Pisces (3 – 15 Apr), the focus will be on forgiveness, emotional release and spiritual awakenings under surprising (and again, unexpected) circumstances. If the Venus retrograde in Aries teaches us to be kind to ourselves, the Venus retrograde in Pisces teaches us to extend that same love and compassion to all.
Sounds lovely… until you realise that retrogrades invoke energies of the past.
You might bump into your ex with his/her gorgeous partner while you’re desperately trying to cover up the new haircut that looked so fashion-forward in the magazine but so frickin’ weird on your head (I TOLD YOU NOTHING MAJOR UNTIL 15 APR). Old grudges could suddenly resurface, straining relationships with your nearest and dearest. Dear one, these things happen. The Universe tests us to help us grow. Your job is to rise above the fray and let it all go.
Be kind to yourselves, and to one another.
Have a great weekend!
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