Astrology enthusiasts know that Venus, the planet of love, beauty, harmony, money, and values, plays a significant role in our lives. When it is Venus retrograde, our collective energy becomes introspective, urging us to reevaluate our connections and desires. This year, Venus begins her retrograde in the sign of Leo on July 22, 2023, and stations direct on September 3, 2023.
In this blog post, we will explore the do’s and don’ts to keep in mind during Venus retrograde 2023 as advised by our astrologer, Astaria Sol.
These insights will help us make the most of this transformative period and navigate the complexities of relationships and self-discovery during this astrological event.
What to Do These Next 40 Days
During Venus retrograde, take the time to assess past relationships and patterns, whether platonic or romantic. By understanding what worked and what didn’t, you can use this period as an opportunity for personal growth and learn from any mistakes or unresolved issues.
2. Reevaluate Values
Consider what truly matters to you in life and whether your relationships align with those values. Use this time for realignment, finding greater authenticity in your connections, and making adjustments if necessary.
3. Be Patient
Avoid rushing into new friendships, relationships, or collaborations. Allow things to unfold naturally and trust the process of self-discovery. Patience during Venus retrograde can lead to more meaningful and long-lasting connections.
What not to Do during Venus Retrograde
1. Avoid Impulsive Decisions
This period tends to cloud judgment, making it crucial to refrain from making impulsive decisions, especially concerning love and finances. Avoid starting new partnerships, relationships, or getting married. It’s also best to steer clear of major beauty transformations or expensive beauty treatments, as the results might not turn out as expected.
2. Limit Excessive Spending
Venus rules our financial values, and during the retrograde, it’s essential to avoid extravagant purchases or impulsive spending. Be mindful of your budget and avoid making major financial decisions until after the retrograde period.
3. Don’t Ignore Communication Issues
Misunderstandings and conflicts may arise more frequently over these 40 days. Address any issues with empathy, open-mindedness, and open dialogue to maintain harmony within relationships. Emotions can run high, so handling them with care is essential.
Venus retrograde is a significant astrological event that calls for introspection, self-reflection, and the reevaluation of our relationships, spending habits, and values. By embracing the do’s and avoiding the added don’ts during this period, we can make the most of its energy and use it as an opportunity for personal growth, healing, and enhancing our connections with others, as well as our finances. Each person’s experience will be unique, depending on how this transit translates in their birth chart and how it aspects other planets.
Remember to be patient and open to self-discovery during this transformative time, avoiding hasty decisions, impulsive spending, and ignoring communication issues that may lead to regrets. Instead, use the retrograde period to gain clarity, realign your relationships, and embrace the lessons it brings, fostering personal growth and deepening your connections with others.
Recovering fashion blogger and Founder of NYC-based creative consultancy, Hashtag Lifestyle.