Venus is the Planet of Love
Venus is the planet of love, relationships, beauty, the arts, cooperation, and money, and she changes sign every month or so. She also goes retrograde every 18 months for about six weeks, and in 2023 Venus retrograde in Leo occurs July 22 – September 3, 2023. There could be very real physical consequences in REALationships and finances.
There is also a ‘shadow period’ commencing a few weeks before and after these dates. Venus has an affinity with the feminine yin energy, and when she’s retrograde, emotional and financial issues, especially in relationships, can spew up like a volcano for some. For others, it just means the changes are internalised, and you may need to find a different way of dealing with the retrograde energy. Many people are affected to some extent, but if you have Leo, Virgo, Taurus, Libra, Scorpio or Aquarius in your chart, you could be more strongly affected.
Emotional and Physical Transformation
Venus Retrograde in Leo brings emotional and spiritual transformation… like it or not! We get to rethink our REALationships – what works and what doesn’t. Venus wants everyone to make spiritual changes to your Spiritual connection. So get ready for deep and meaningfuls with your significant other about the deeper things in life. Although Venus loves peace and harmony, if you’ve been holding anything back, she won’t be able to put up with any unfairness, manipulation or lack of affection.
REALationships Built on REALity
There could be a real upside to your finances, living conditions, and even your physical body due to the effects of Venus Rx. Venus wants you to grow up and be independent while still being in a relationship, and she loves relationships built on equality, not dependency. The purpose of this time is to encourage your adult maturity through emotional growth, which has real passionate consequences. Sometimes growing pains come with that growth but remember those growing pains are only for a time as you grow into your new skin.
You may also relocate, deal in real estate, start a new business, or change plans in an existing business. Existing relationships may deepen by having a baby, moving in together, or renewing vows after Venus Retrograde. You may also beautify your home or work area by redecorating or renovating. It may seem in the retrograde that you are going backwards in some way, but this is actually to clear the way so that you can move forwards!
Share Your Feelings
If you haven’t been dealing with your own feelings, say you’ve been trying to stuff them down into your body, they could come up like a volcano, so you will need to find an appropriately healthy way to let them out. Stress held down in your body, could eventually cause ill health. So do try movement such as dance or walking, writing in a journal, doing some breath work, cry, scream or talk to a trusted confidante. Give us a call for a psychic reading if you want to talk. As this retrograde is in Leo, real passion, fire and heat could be on offer in the future. Leo is ruled by the Sun so that’s a double lot of heat so watch out you don’t get burnt!
Old Lovers from the Past
Under Venus Retrograde, sometimes old lovers from the past can return if all the issues are not resolved. My advice to you would be, “remember why they’re an Ex!” Go slow because sometimes, if you get back with an Ex during a retrograde, the relationship could dramatically change when Venus turns direct. People do sometimes change their minds when Venus moves forward again. So do be conscious of underlying patterns if an Ex returns.
Review Your Finances
During Venus Rx, it’s an excellent time to review your finances and business plans. There may not necessarily be any issues, but it’s good to check where you’re at financially anyway. It’s not a good time to invest when Venus is retrograde, as investments could lose value when Venus turns direct again. The only possible exceptions to this may be beautiful objects of art or perhaps jewellery. Venus does like attractive investments that last for a long time.
If you have a business, you may review your business structure and strategy.
Venus Retrograde in Leo gives us the opportunity of reviewing, reflecting, and reassessing our relationships, our finances, and business opportunities. We can then tweak our future direction to make real physical gains.
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