Venus Retrograde 2020

Many things will begin to lighten up this month of May as Gemini takes the stage. Being able to laugh and hang out with each other again is something that many of us can look forward to.

The North Node enters this sign on May 5th, Venus in Gemini turns Retrograde on the 13th, Mercury (Gemini’s ruling planet) enters Gemini on the 11th and the Sun enters on the 20th leading into a Gem New Moon on the 22nd.

Venus entered Gemini on April 3rd and will be in this sign until August 7th, making for an exceptionally long transit due to her Retrograde motion. This Retrograde period begins with Venus stationed at 21 degrees of Gemini on May 13th and ends at 5 degrees on June 25th.

Venus appearing to move backward causes her to seem a bit less feminine and a lot more aggressive regarding relationships and values. Because Venus is in Gemini, the methods of investing time and energy and of expressing affection will be multi-faceted and quite playful. Conversation and variety are favored over settling down or keeping thoughts to ourselves. This could be beneficial in the sense that people will no longer be silenced by politically correct cyborgs, the “thought police” and tattletales who complain about things like their neighbors having a family party in the yard when they were supposed to be staying inside to “save lives”. And who knows, single people out there might actually have the balls to start flirting again.

Since this Retrograde coincides with the North Node’s entry into Gemini, vast communities of people may be pushing back a lot more against draconian laws. They are fed up with the lies of their leaders and protesting like mad. The only danger with this is that these acts, often highly focused on taking political sides, have already been anticipated by the evil elite, who continuously monitor and manipulate human behavior from a distance. They always paint those who oppose their soul-squashing rules as being insane and dangerous. That’s what psychopaths do – project all of their own filthy, scum-sucking qualities onto others. They use false news to scare people into engaging in very strange behaviors. But maybe we’ve all given them waaaaaay too much power.

Gemini is a freedom-loving sign and hardly anyone who is both sane and mobile will agree to being pinned down right now, especially those in lovely warm climates. Just imagine what could happen if millions and millions of people that span the globe refuse compliance with the new poisonous traps being laid out for them. This wouldn’t even require a street protest. It would simply mean that people are globally saying No to tyranny, No to mandatory vaccines and microchip implants, No to geo-engineering, No to GMO laden foods and No to immune-suppressing 5G along with constant surveillance. Here’s a clue about what would happen ~ these new traps would FAIL to enslave us all and destroy the planet. Another possibility is that small business begin to re-open on a massive scale.

The planet of love will be involved in a triple square to Neptune, planet of illusions (first on May 3rd, then again while Retrograde on May 20th, lastly on July 27th after direct again), delusions and dreams. There are both positive and negative aspects to squares but they undoubtedly signal tension of some kind. With Neptune it is of an emo/psychic/spiritual nature. Venus squaring Neptune raises ideals and brings creative inspiration. It can also cause inner restlessness and a tendency to be deceived, distracted or taken advantage of. It would be wise to make sure the ol’ bullshit detector is up to par because this transit is going to seriously require it. Venus not only represents beauty and romance but finances. For the next few weeks it can be all too easy for some to be led astray or seduced by false Utopian promises with socialist overtones. Optimal manifestations of this combination of planetary energies include musical expression, spiritual work, and artistic endeavors that are ethereal and uplifting in nature.

Venus Retrograde is notorious for bringing past lovers back into the picture, whether they are seeking for a second chance or to make amends. Because Gemini’s influence is so strong these next few months, the chances are high that those who reappear in our lives in some way are family members, old neighbors or friends.

Venus Retrograde can also indicate that good deeds or goods given to others are now coming back to the sender, or that those owed money to are collecting their dues or showing up as a reminder. In Gemini these returns would relate to matters pertaining to education, travel, shopping, foreign affairs, and home environments. Sudden strokes of good or not-so-good luck are not an uncommon feature of Venus in reverse, but it’s probably good a idea to be non-attached either way. 

Here are a few key Venus-focused dates to look out for in addition to May 13th and June 25th:

May 22nd: New Moon at 2 degrees of Gemini, Mercury conjunct Venus at 20 degrees Gemini. Vesta and North Node are fairly close by. This New Moon brings a burst of creative energy and can be an aid to those who are in the midst of significant life transitions.

June 3rd: Sun conjunct Venus and asteroid Aphrodite (double Venus/Aphrodite energy!) Inspiration, socializing and beauty are highlighted.

June 5th: Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius opposite of Venus Retrograde, in a T-square with Mars and Neptune. This is more of a challenging influence that may be somewhat of a test of mettle and an indicator of what must be cleared away and resolved before the desired progress can be made. Mercury is also the pre-shadow phase getting ready to turn Retrograde on the 17th.

The Love Games of Venus in Gemini 4/3/12 to 8/8/12

On April 3rd, Venus entered Gemini for a prolonged 4 month transit, due to its upcoming Retrograde motion beginning on May 15th. In Gemini Venus brings us love gifts, messages or even love partners in pairs that either bless us or confuse us, or both. One of its positive highlights may be pleasant relationships and exchanges with siblings. People often find that they have two significant relationships central to their lives during such transits, that they must either choose from or learn to balance with integrity. Mischievous cupids are in the air, causing people to fall in love or lust as quickly as they disappear in a trail of dust. If you’re thinking of saying “I do” to someone special this Summer, your luck will be better if you wait until Venus goes Direct after the 27th of June.

Venus in Gemini is friendly, witty, and outgoing in nature, generally light and carefree in the manner of expressing love and affection. Venus inhabiting this Mercury-ruled air sign makes the love nature a little cooler and more detached than it would be in some signs. In Gemini, she hesitates to get too serious or committed, especially when things get passionate, preferring rather casual flirtations, playful exchanges of energy, and the company of family and friends.  If you were to get down on bended knee (with a shimmering ring), she may back away with a childlike giggle and then reach forward to tickle your chin. Perhaps she’ll call you up the next day for a stroll on the beach, and tell you how wonderful and amazing you are, seemingly unaware of her terrible teasing traits.

Surviving Venus Retrograde

Venus in Gemini transits can be slightly annoying or they can be cute, fun, and funny. Venus Retrograde on the other hand often brings a different level of intensity of the magnetic charm that this planet usually has. It attracts to us former lovers or other significant companions or relatives from the past, often to work out or resolve some difficult karma or business with. Many people are already aware of a phenomenon called “Mercury Retrograde” when the planet appears to be moving backward from our perspective on Earth. Despite this illusion of motion, the multitude of slipups and other effects it can have upon life on Earth seem quite real. All of our planets go retrograde with the exceptions being our satellite, the Moon, and our central star, the Sun. While Mercury goes Retrograde every 3 months, for about a month at a time, Venus goes Retrograde about every year and a half, for about a month and a half.

As with all retrograding planets, Venus in this phase shows us issues from the past that we need to realize, release, or repair. The issues particular to Venus, named after the Goddess of Love, are those pertaining to finances, love relationships, romance, affection, desire, beauty, fashion, creative expression, wealth, and personal values. Although Venus is feminine in nature, when retrograde she takes on a nearly Martian effect.

When Venus is Retrograde, many relationships may either deepen or come to an end. In either case, there may be adjustments and certain difficulties to be worked through, or things that need special attention. New commitments often fall through, and the influence of Gemini doesn’t help in such matters. Older commitments however may finally be fulfilled. An elder person involved often brings great insight about whatever is going on or how it can be improved in some way. Financial investments during this time may bring disappointment. It is best to wait until Venus is direct to spend or invest big money, get a new hair-do, wardrobe, makeover or anything brand new that affects your self image. If it’s something you’re already familiar with, then it may decide to blossom during this time. Old lovers may return, and long forgotten dreams about your life may resurface.

Many of the things on the list below may be working differently than one is accustomed to when Venus is Retrograde. This is not good or bad and will depend on what one’s personal values are and the quality of their existing relationships or emotional equilibrium, not to mention any of the personal planetary alignments that Venus may be transiting. Health can sometimes be affected if there is already an underlying weakness, particularly with the glands and body parts mentioned at the bottom. There is generally more irritability and emotional sensitivity during this time, so it becomes extra important to tend personal needs and relationships, and to aim for balance in work, rest, and play.

What Venus rules and represents in astrology:

  • Love
  • Money
  • Beauty
  • Artistic expression
  • Pleasure
  • Attraction
  • Romance
  • Kindness
  • Physical touch & affection
  • Music
  • Collectible objects (particularly those with aesthetic appeal)
  • Investments
  • Fashion, accessories, and makeup
  • Luxury
  • Personal values
  • Ovaries, kidneys, throat, and veins

Since knowing is half the battle, it would be wise to use this information and time period to cultivate greater self-awareness. Venus is after all, very personal in nature and among other external and obvious things she represents a part of our essence, that part of us that expresses, gives, and receives love. In many ways, the sign that your own natal Venus occupies shows what you truly hold near and dear to your heart, and why. It shows what you personally get out of the love situations you’re in, because it reveals what, how, where, and with whom you place the greatest value in.

Venus Retrograde will last from May 15th until June 27th of 2012