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 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


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