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Venus Retrograde 2021 – 2022

Venus Retrograde 2021 – 2022

Most often when someone wants an astrological reading from me they are focused on love and money; but there are so many other items of interest revealed in a natal chart.  I believe that this obsession is due to the universal misconception that these two factors make the world go round. But let’s face it — you can have love and money, but until you determine what you really value in life you may not appreciate or cherish either of those things.  Why is this?  Well, you’ll soon have some time to unravel that conundrum, because Venus is about to go retrograde. 

Typically Venus is in a sign for 20 days, give or take.  She is a fast mover and like Mars and Mercury, her orbit tends to have a more tangible influence over our daily life.  She is never that far from your Sun sign in your natal chart.  (To get a free birth chart you can go to FoxyAstrology.com and create your own birth chart). And if you are lucky enough to have her conjunct your Sun or your Ascendent, then whatever “It” is… you will likely have “It”.  I have noticed that people with their Sun or Ascendent conjunct their natal Venus are just more attractive to others.  They may or may not be beautiful to look at, but more often I find that they possess a beautiful soul that simply glows! 

Regardless of where Venus is in your natal chart, she will come into a conjunction with transiting Venus once a year (a.k.a. your Venus Return).  That is a time where everyone gets their moment to shine!  You will simply be “more” as you get your soul-glow on!  This is a perfect time to go on a retreat, get a new hairstyle, buy something that you really desire (like beautiful piece of jewelry), or just spend time with that special someone and make memories together.

When Venus goes retrograde she is going to spend a record four months in the “ambitchous” sign of Capricorn.  She will not move into Aquarius until the beginning of March 2022.  Capricorn is all about the “climb”, and that includes your career and social profile in the world.  This 10th house ruler will have you making some deep observations about the long-term, especially when it comes to your career, your relationship, your finances, and your larger materials possessions like your home and car.

Venus shines a light on the things that we love and value.  If we don’t see the value in something, then why would we love it?  Value is about worth, importance, and yes…usefulness.  So while this beauty is retrograding in Capricorn, it is the perfect time to do some re-evaluating of those things that you have attributed value to in the past. Perhaps they need a once-over?  Are they reliable? Do they bring you contentment? Can they help you with your future goals?  These are all good questions to consider.  Perhaps the most important question is, “Do they add beauty to your life?” … remembering that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

Venus in Capricorn Dates:

  • 11/5/21 – Venus entered Capricorn
  • 12/19/21 – Venus Stations Retrograde at 26 degrees
  • 1/29/22 – Venus Stations Direct at 11 degrees
  • 3/6/22 Venus enters Aquarius
Pluto Retrograde – 4/27 – 6/12

Pluto Retrograde – 4/27 – 6/12

We have had a long stretch (since the end of February) without any major retrogrades, but that is about to change.  It’s time for retrograde season to begin!  What’s that?  You’re not looking forward to retrograde season?  Well, that is hard to believe… this is where the deep digging begins as we redo, reevaluate, review, (pretty much anything that begins with “re”) again.  Who doesn’t look forward to that?

Even dear sweet Pluto is making preparations, as he has already begun to station (slow down). It takes him 248 years to orbit the Earth; maybe that’s why he’s a bit of a creeper?  Pluto can spend 14 – 30 years in a sign; he’s been in Capricorn since 2008 and will remain there until 2024. 

Pluto will go retrograde on April 27 at 26 degrees and 48 minutes of Capricorn. He will retrograde back to 24 degrees and 19 minutes — like I said, he is a creeper.  He has basically worked his way through Capricorn with three steps forward, two steps back.  This is important because Pluto needs time…time to create transformations that only happen once and change your life forever.

Let’s face it — we have had lots of momentous change across the globe since 2008…thanks, Pluto-in-Capricorn!  Saturn rules Capricorn and is the sign of government oversight, big business, and careers.  However, Pluto is in the last decan of the sea goat, and it is time for some mastery; so, everything becomes a challenge (x 10!)

Note on Decans: each sign has three decans which represent 10 degree segments. So, 0 degrees to 29 degrees of each sign are broken down into:

  • 0 – 9 degrees – “Easy-peasy”;
  • 10 – 19 degrees – “Ok I think I got the hang of this”; and
  • 20 – 29 degrees – “Holy Gail Batman, this is way harder than I thought it was going to be!”

Pluto happens to be in the last decan (20 – 29 degrees) of Capricorn.  That’s right — harder than the search for the Holy Grail, but it probably isn’t what you think it is — follow?

Pluto is about the ginormous reality checks.  If you look back on the biggest turning points in your life, Pluto is probably aspecting one of more of your major placements.  As a matter of fact, if you have anything between 24 – 29 degrees of Capricorn, Pluto is going to be working on you for a while.  It is also a reality check for anyone with placements in the last Decan of any of the Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra Capricorn.

A Pluto transit isn’t always to be feared, but something in your life will transform, and that only comes from the release (death) of something, and the embrace (birth) of something new. When Pluto is retrograde we have an opportunity to integrate all the transformation that we have experienced since he went direct that last time. 

Pluto has been direct since 10/4/20.  That gives us, just shy of five months of leveling up and transformation to assimilate into our soul.  We will have until 10/6/21 to manage this process. So, remember, most people had to read The DaVinci Code before they realized that the Holy Gail wasn’t a cup… This is an opportunity to see things from and entirely different perspective and potentially turn some water into wine.