What is Venus Retrograde?

Posted on 20th December 2021

What is Venus Retrograde? Prepare to find out! In this article you'll get to know the astronomy behind this powerful transit as well as how it will affect you and how you can really benefit from it!

What is Venus Retrograde?

Venus Retrograde is when the planet Venus appears to be moving backwards in the sky. This happens once every 18 months and lasts for approximately 40 days.

During this time, we focus more on our love and relationships, our self-worth and our money situation. Underneath all of this, of course, are our beliefs about ourselves and the world, and so during Venus Retrograde, we tend to get a refresher on some of our limiting beliefs.

The Myth of Venus Retrograde

The mythology behind Venus Retrograde dates all the way back to Sumerian times with the world's most ancient poem – The Descent of Inanna.

Inanna is the Sumerian goddess of love and war and her famous poem tells of her journey to the underworld and her death and rebirth. It is a story of darkness and betrayal, of power and regeneration. 

In the myth, Inanna is the planet Venus, and when planet Venus dips below the horizon for retrograde season, Inanna is said to be in the underworld. Later, when planet Venus rises above the horizon as a morning star, Inanna is said to have been brought back to life and returned to the heavens as queen.

This story reminds us at Venus retrograde to face our own shadows and accept both the light and dark parts. It teaches us to embody our full power and reminds us that we can always rise again like a phoenix after relationship or life challenges.

Venus Retrograde 2021 in Capricorn

Venus Retrograde in 2021 will be in the sign of Capricorn. This is a time to reflect on our feelings of authority and stability in our relationships, money and selfworth.

You might find yourself focusing more on imbalances in your relationships. Perhaps there is some room for you to stand up for yourself a little more? Be more direct? Maybe you find yourself less bothered by other people's "stuff" and more focused on your own business.

This is a powerful time to heal relationship AND money wounds. Any beliefs that you have around having to work hard to receive are up for debate. A look at your story and past history will enlighten you as to the beliefs that are still blocking you.

Ultimately, Venus Retrograde is a time for you to reconfigure some of the stories you tell yourself about who you are and what you truly deserve in this life. You do deserve to receive love, material comfort and beauty, so why aren't you believing in that?

Venus Retrograde will show you the answer.

Ellie Rose xxx

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