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Aries March 21-April 19
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of transformation, which put simply means you are going through a lot of changes. Be prepared for a wealth of growth opportunities—but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean this is a bad patch. You’re bridging patterns from the past and integrating them into the present. If you’re open to growing, those shifts will produce powerful beneficial results.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of partnership, and while this sector is almost always about romantic relationships or intimate friendships, it also includes professional alliances. Be willing to explore what relationships matter most and why. What’s more, don’t be surprised if previous significant others, maybe even some you are still holding a torch for, suddenly make contact.
Gemini May 21-June 21
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of service, health, and work, which means you are reviewing all those areas. The only glitch with this process is that you can easily get caught up in negative thinking, especially if you hit a snag of regret about something said or done. Make a commitment to maintaining a positive attitude and use that perspective to solidify your mental resilience.
Cancer June 22-July 22
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of creativity, which translates into an extensive review of projects and pursuits you might have thought were finalized. As part of this review, you might also need a lot of quiet time to contemplate how to best refine these various pursuits. Don’t be shy about taking the time you need; there’s absolutely no deadline for excellence.
Leo July 23-August 22
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of the home, and that includes your internal center as well as your external, physical abode. Concentrate on what you need to feel safe and secure, inside and out. That focus could translate into increased meditation or a new lock on the garage door. From the mystical to the practical, this is an opportunity to create greater stability.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of communication and that means you are talking—a lot, with everyone, even strangers. I’m not sure it will be all that easy to be so gregarious—you do like your quiet time—but the gift of this retrospective is that you get to engage with others in conversation about what matters. If you listen carefully, you’ll discover new information about yourself.
Libra September 23-October 22
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of resources, and while that means you’re likely to worry about money, be careful not to use that as an excuse to indulge in negative thinking. Instead, take an inventory of all those things that bring you joy, and then figure out how to harness that happiness so that it replenishes your enthusiasm for life and living it fully.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
Venus is retrograde in your Sign, in your Solar House of identity, so don’t be surprised if you’re craving a makeover—hair, clothes, and even attitude—about how you want to be seen by others. This is all about a retrospective on your persona. Don’t worry; there’s nothing wrong. This is simply an opportunity for you to consider what, if any, changes you want to make in your appearance.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of psychology, and as she journeys into your unconscious, it might be wise to anticipate that your dreams might take on a deeper intensity—even a psychic quality that plays out the next day. You might also feel her presence as an increased desire to meditate more. Follow those urges and don’t be surprised if they shift your sense of what’s important.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of community, urging you to show up and participate in activities that most express your values. Whether it is volunteering to help others—children, seniors, or homeless people in need of comfort—or any other cause, follow your heart. More than ever the world needs people who will make a sincere effort to help their fellow travelers.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of career and reputation, initiating a review of recently made choices about how to handle professional pursuits. I’m not suggesting you’ve made mistakes that need correction. I’m simply advising you to use this phase as a retrospective on decisions you’ve made and whether or not you’ve been happy with the outcome.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Venus is retrograde in your Solar House of adventure, and as a result, you’re thinking about traveling to exotic locales. Regardless of whether or not you can afford these excursions, allow yourself to explore the possibility. Researching these diverse countries and cultures is sure to spark your creative passion, and that journey costs nothing and is actually priceless.