Venus, the planet of love, rules our emotional and sexual selves.

Think of Venus as the pleasure-loving planet; under it, shines all the things that bring us sensual joy.

This planet influences how we idealize romance and relationships (i.e. what we need to feel appreciated and emotionally stimulated). And as Venus travels through the cosmos and our personal charts, we experience love and affection in radically different ways.

Keep in mind though, that Venus doesn't just determine our romantic styles; it's also the general way we prefer to experience socializing of all types. It's what makes us attractive and what attracts us to others. Our Venus "love goggles" color our sense of charm and beauty; overall, it plays a big part in our aesthetic considerations.

A lesser known but important domain of Venus is money. Surprised? Think about it: This planet determines the material objects we find beautiful. Does it not stand to reason that it should determine how we get money to procure those things? For that reason, Venus also highlights what we do when we have money to spend—vacations, food, fashion, etc.

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Venus Retrograde Calendar Dates


May 13 - Jun 25


Dec 19 - Dec 31


Jan 1 - Jan 29


May 23 - Sep 4


Mar 2 - Apr 13


Oct 3 - Nov 14


May 10 - Jun 11


Dec 16 - Dec 31


Jan 1 - Jan 26