Venus Retrograde in May/June 2020

Did you know that Venus is both the Evening Star and the Morning Star! She will be disappearing behind the sun soon and already has begun to descend into the glare of setting sun ending on June 3, 2020. Afterward, she is not visible then she emerges again. She transitions from the Evening Star to the Morning Star around mid-June.

Venus’s cycles are fascinating. Venus is going into Retrograde in Gemini in May/June 2020 (May 13 – June 24). There are Venus Retrogrades every 18 months but it returns to the same sign every 8 years. So 8 years ago, the Venus Retrograde in Gemini occurred in May/June 2012. These Venus retrograde periods last about 40 days.

Retrogrades in general are a type of slowing down, becoming aware of the cyclical nature of life, death and renewal, release and re-birth, which cause delays, review, revision and second chances. Venus themes are about love, relationships, beauty, and values. Then you add the Gemini flavor to the mix – What do you value in your relationships, both romantic and platonic? Are your relationships have an equal exchange of energy ie. do you receive as much as you give? Do your words and your actions match your value system? Do you walk your talk or are you just saying the right words? How open is your heart and how easily do you share your affection or share your love with others or acknowledge your loved ones? How vulnerable and authentic can you be in relationships? Are you afraid if you are yourself, your partner or friend will leave?

This timeframe also highlights the mental concept of duality as Gemini’s symbol is the Twins. Duality in our world – examples of which are Black and White, Good and Evil, Right or Wrong. How often do you search for the correct or right answer, wanting only that one, not realizing there may be multiple choices. How hard is it to find an answer to a problem – does it fit your values? When your choices are in alignment with your values, do you find that there is a conflict with other’s choices? This may be a time to look closely at all your relationships and recognize you have choices.

What Venus themes are re-occurring for you?

this picture is the Rose of Venus and is the pattern the planet makes in the sky when viewed from Earth. I find it so mystically beautiful!!