Venus Goes Direct: Everyone, Back To Falling In Love!

Breathe a sign of relief if you were one of those people who couldn’t get a break in love, money, or even squeezing out a good hair day in the last month. The good news is there was a reason for that mayhem: Venus was in retrograde, a trying period when all things dealing with love, beauty and pleasure go haywire. Your moods swing between emotional extremes, while also, at times, skewing your vanity. However, November 18th marked the day when the insanity officially ended, giving us just one more week of its aftershocks before fully subsiding its dastardly power, which took hold on October 8th in intense Scorpio. (It then re-entered indecisive Libra on November 7th, where it will stay until November 29th, until it returns to Scorpio until January 7th, 2011, which is an extra long and sexy place to be!) Yes, now with Venus direct, going back in forward motion, this is the time to get back to falling in love, feeling beautiful and learning how to enjoy life, without white knuckles! While many of you might have heard of Mercury retrograde, where everything dealing with communication tends to break down, that happens around three times a year for approximately three weeks. Venus retrograde happens once every 1.5 years, for approximately 6.5 weeks, and often hits issues closer to home; instead of mental aggravations, these are emotional ones. So, typically the lesson for each is to let go of something, as all retrogrades deal with the past in some way and helping move one into the future with more clarity. As for the areas and lessons this Venus direct hits for each sign — as in re-learning appreciation for pleasures derived from certain areas in your life — here’s the short list (which really picks up speed by Nov. 29th-Jan. 7th):

  • Aries (March 21-April 19): Sex and Control
  • Taurus (April 20-May 20): Commitments and Harmony
  • Gemini (May 21-June 20): Traditions and Organization
  • Cancer (June 21-July 22): Romance and Worship
  • Leo (July 23-August 22): Family and Home
  • Virgo (August 23-September 22): Learning and Communicating
  • Libra (September 23-October 22): Love and Security
  • Scorpio (October 23-November 21): Personal fulfillment and Instincts
  • Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): Soul mates and Imagination
  • Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Friendships and Innovation
  • Aquarius (January 20-February 19): Power and Prestige
  • Pisces (February 20-March 20): Truth and Adventure