Venus Retrograde

Hues of pastel pink illuminate the soul as Venus enters retrograde. This feminine energy sparks a wildness with us, a vibrant expression of compassion. The last time this feminine planet retrograded was last spring and this new cycle will last till November 16th.

This cosmic transition welcomes reflection within the heart space, giving us the time to review our relationships, including the intimate one with yourself. She blankets us in rosy starlight, asking us “Are You Happy?”

Venus is the goddess of love, beauty, fertility, and abundance, she is the Roman version of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Her planet is going to get closer to the horizon and like Persephone, she then disappears into the underworld. It is during this time of astrological darkness that we will be pushed to acknowledge unresolved issues. Venus will also be ruling both the new moon and the full moon this cycle, bringing self-worth into the spotlight.


Crystal: During this retrograde have rose quartz become your companion. This crystal will be the light you need as you wade though moments of darkness in your reflections. Rose quartz is a goddess stone providing you will protection, divine wisdom, and loving nourishment.

Essential Oils to work with: Rose, Geranium, and Plumeria. These floral scents will activate and expand your heart chakra.

Retrograde Mantra: My Greatest Strength Is Love.

Venus Retrograde Journal Prompts: SELF-WORTH

  • What is your hearts true desire?
  • How can you improve your self-care practice?
  • How would you define self-worth?
  • What are you worthy of?
  • In what ways can you love yourself more?


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