The following is the scoop on the Venus Retrograde In Aries March 4-April 15 2017 cycle.
Approximately every year and a half, Venus moves retrograde for a period of about six weeks. The next Venus retrograde is almost upon us, so here is what you need to know:
Venus Retrograde In Aries March 4-April 15 2017
Below are the dates for 2017 Venus Retrograde In Aries March 4-April 15 2017
Venus Retrograde 2017 Dates:
Venus Entered It’s Shadow January 30, 2017
March 4th 2017 Venus moves retrograde at 13 degrees of Aries
April 2 2017 – Venus enters Pisces
Venus goes direct in on April 15th, 2017
Venus enters Aries on April 25th, 2017
Venus leaves it’s Shadow phase on May 19th
If you’re one of those earthly creatures that happens to enjoy smiling, then listen up. Venus is all about what makes us happy, what brings a smile to our faces. Astrologically, it is the planet of love, beauty, the arts and artists, affection, flowers and fragrances, gardens and gardeners, gifts and gift shops, justice, women’s clothing, jewelry, ornaments and ornamentation, love and love affairs, romance, marriage and marital partners, weddings, cosmetics, entertainers and entertainment, money, possessions, pleasure and things of pleasure and sensuality. In short, is is the planet we love to love because it represents the niceties of life.
When Venus moves retrograde, it is a time to re-evaluate what makes us happy and what our priorities are. What we value now may be very different from what we felt was of utmost priority years ago. So, this is a time to take stock of our priorities and decide where we might want to have a reset. On another level, this cycle may involve reconnecting with people we truly love. This is a great time to rediscover our appreciation and affection for them. It’s sort of like giving yourself permission to fall in love all over again, now that you re-encounter those things and people that put a smile on your face.
And since Venus is also associated with money, this may be a time to revisit your financial situation, examining where your assets are situated and restructuring your financial game plan. Other than reconnecting with loved ones from your past, Venus retrograde bears no resemblance to Mercury retrograde, so it isn’t the planet to blame if communication and logistics go awry. Having said that, it just so happens that this Venus retrograde will coincide, for a brief time, with our next Mercury retrograde, But that’s another subject for another day.
As you read the generic write-ups below, it will help to read your sun sign as well as your rising sign.
(For those of you who would like a quick Astrology 102 Primer on Dignities, please see the information at the end of this article.)
Part One of the Venus retrograde is March 4-April 1
Part Two of the Venus retrograde is April 2 14
Part One: Venus Retrograde in Aries March 4 through April 1: “How to love me!”
Technically speaking, Venus is not considered to be well placed when she is in Aries. Ideally Venus represents love of the selfless kind loving one another because we are all part of the great tapestry of the universe. To love one another, we do ultimately love ourselves. One way to honor Venus retrograde is to consider how you can be more loving and accepting of yourself. As you appreciate what is good within yourself, you’re able to hold your head high with an enhanced sense of self-confidence. But Venus in Aries can develop into narcissism. It can become too much of the “me first” and “please, only me” perspective. So keep that self-love in proportion.
Part Two: Venus Retrograde in Pisces, April 2-14, aka “Loving the entire tapestry that is life”
Luckily, Venus is very content and ideally placed in the sign of Pisces. Being in her sign of exaltation, she instinctively knows that as she selflessly bestows love upon each thread of life in the universe that the love permeates each and every fiber and all becomes one and all becomes love. So this cycle enables us to see the beauty of this entire experience called life, in all its complexity and its simplicity. This is a time to rediscover how heartwarming it is to put a smile on the faces of others. In so doing, we make that larger tapestry happy and within that tapestry we, in turn, please ourselves.
Best of luck during this cycle. Remember: Forewarned is Forearmed!
Read below how this Venus Retrograde 2017 will effect your Zodiac Sign.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Aries
Part One, March 4 – April 1: With Venus in your sign, this a great time to pamper yourself. Get a new hairstyle; go shopping for new duds and goodies that are meant for you and you alone. This is akin to those times when you go Christmas shopping but find more for yourself than for others. Yay, you! Just be aware of the fact that you could lose interest quickly. So be sure what you buy is assured of putting a smile on your face long after that impulsive purchase.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: Giving back to others is timely. It’s a radical shift from the previous cycle but now that you’ve taken care of you, the rest of the world could use your attention. It’s those who are less fortunate who will benefit from your generosity. So revisit outlets that allow for giving back. Guardian angels are watching over you, just in case you need a fallback position.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Taurus
Part One, March 4 – April 1: This is a time for you to re-evaluate the results of having taken your own initiative. How did that work for you? If you had to do it all over again, what would you change? Your guardian angels are standing by to help you through this process and instill a sense of self-confidence that will assist you in future leadership positions. Learn to love and embrace the aggressive, assertive side of your personality. Find strength in your inner warrior. Perhaps taking a self-defense class would help you boost that sense of confidence. Keep in mind that visibility is the least of your priorities right now. You’re actually more productive if you shun the spotlight and quietly go about your business.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: Your friends love you and can easily relate to your interests. So this is a great time to reconnect with them. See your buddies in a new light. Perhaps they have grown in some spiritual dimensions that make you happy to surround yourself with those who place priorities on selfless acts for mankind. There’s a great deal of healing in the air among you all, making it appropriate to pull out all the empathetic stops. This is the case of one hand washing the other. At some point in your life, you’ll be where your friends are and will appreciate the reciprocity.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Gemini
Part One, March 4 – April 1: If you’re ready to get out and socialize, there’s no time like the present. It will be up to you to get the ball rolling and it would be nice if you included some folks from yesteryear into the mix. All sorts of new friendships can emerge as a result of a simple get-together. And if you’re called upon to step up and once again take the lead in a group, the universe will back you up 100 percent.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: The contributions that others make within your professional circle are noteworthy and need to be acknowledged. The chances are that they have set aside their own needs for the sake of the greater good. The logic behind their actions may escape you, but their contribution is still significant. If appropriate, this is a great time to go back to the drawing board and redesign.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Cancer
Part One, March 4 – April 1: It’s rare that you feel compelled to aggressively seek recognition, but your accomplishments speak for themselves and deserve credit. It’s perfectly OK to toot our own horn and highlight how much you’ve contributed in the past. It’s entirely possible that your contribution is so significant that the powers that be want to claim you as their own. And they may be eyeing other roles for which you may be equally qualified. If so, those rewards will take place in May, so be patient.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: This is a great time to revisit places that have an undefinable allure. It may be the peace and tranquility you experience when you’re basking in the aura of these beautiful destinations. It’s even more enjoyable when you feel that you are one among many who are being pampered. The shared experience somehow makes the time even more appealing.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Leo
Part One, March 4 – April 1: Sometimes the right thing to do is to follow a whim, no matter how impulsive it may feel. For you, that means either exploring some distant location that may be on your bucket list or studying something just because it appeals to you. These adventures are best undertaken alone, so you can shift gears at a moment’s notice. Bring back souvenirs if you opt for travel, since this may the only time you head in this direction.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: Is there someone on the horizon that has resurfaced and still seems to tickle your fancy? There’s a feeling that you’ve been down this road before, but can’t quite put your finger on it. The attraction is likely mutual, so pay attention to the subtle signals. And if you’re looking at refinancing a loan or changing insurance plans, now is the time to veer in that direction.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Virgo
Part One, March 4 – April 1: Are you feeling an urge to revisit your finances, especially with respect to loans? If so, heed that hunch. You may be in a better position than you realize to revamp, revise and recoup. On another note, try not to act shocked if someone seems to be sending you “come hither” signals. To be sure this isn’t a passing fancy, see if it continues once May rolls around. If so, there’s a chance to get lucky!
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: Someone seemingly from your past is knocking on your door again and is interested in rekindling a relationship. If it’s not someone you already know, they still feel familiar, which is a good sign. Perhaps this is a throwback from a former lifetime. They may come across as quite emotional or sensitive, which may be a good counterbalance to your somewhat rational leanings. Stick your toe in the water for a test run.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Libra
Part One, March 4 – April 1: A relationship that may have started up rather quickly in the recent past may be showing signs of fizzling out. Perhaps the initial spark seems to have dissipated, or you find that you’re not quite on the same wavelength when it comes to priorities. This is more significant than you might think. Other possibilities for this cycle can be found in contract negotiations. There could be a sudden realization from the other side that they’re not getting all they want. Terms may need to be renegotiated to keep the other party happy.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: Someone in your work place could certainly appreciate an extra dose of kindness and empathy. This is not a “woe is me” sort of situation, but more like a truly difficult time that warrants understanding and compassion. You may, in fact, see more likeable sides to your cohorts, as if they’re showing their soft underbelly. The chances are you can relate to what they’re going through. Witnessing how they handle current situations can be a beacon for you when next you find yourself in a similar quandary.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Scorpio
Part One, March 4 – April 1: Is there a particular self-motivated health routine that you tried for a short period of time but somehow lost the momentum? If so, this is a good time to revisit this concept. One way to get rolling is to view this as competition, even if you’re just competing with yourself. This is also a good time to allow co-workers an opportunity to demonstrate their initiative. Perhaps a past co-worker or employee is suddenly resurfacing and eager to help out. Give them a chance to prove themselves over the coming weeks.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: As Venus moves retrograde in your solar 5th house, you may find yourself attracted to someone who feels familiar to you. Whether you truly have known them in the past or if they seem like a throwback from another lifetime, know that there is a very gentle, sensitive side to this person and they can relate to you, perhaps better now than in the past. And if you feel compelled to pick an old hobby back up, the universe will certainly support you in that domain.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Sagittarius
Part One, March 4 – April 1: Your romantic past is knocking on your door and asking you to reconnect with someone. Perhaps the relationship fizzled out due to impatience or what seemed like just a momentary attraction. You’ll be doing you and that other person a big favor by allowing those feelings a chance to be rekindled. And if there’s a hobby you impulsively feel like re-tackling, go for it. Put our own unique spin on it this time.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: As you look around your home, you may have the sense that the aesthetics of it just don’t seem to touch you. Perhaps you’re in a different emotional state and you’re ready to bring in new colors or designs that speak to your current state. Adding pieces that allude to water, especially oceans may be more fitting. Or, go for pieces that seem somewhat amorphous. It’s time to bring a feeling of illusion into the texture of your home.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Capricorn
Part One, March 4 – April 1: Even if you don’t live alone, it’s nice to know that there is a place in your home that is devoted to you and you alone. It’s not a matter of selfishness, but rather the need to have a place that is reflective of you and your tastes. If such a place exists but doesn’t seem to mirror the current “you,” this is an ideal time to put your own stamp on it. Perhaps an adjustment of color, adding some red hues, might be appropriate, or pictures of you in happy times. Have fun owning your space.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: We all have those destinations in our neighborhood that feel like a place to go to find refuge. It could be a watering hole or a place where art and music abound. This is an ideal time to return to those familiar stomping grounds. There may be a different aura, of sorts, surrounding these places so it’s worth sliding by to see what touches have been added. And if you have a favorite fantasy novel or piece of poetry that brings a smile to your face, reconnect with it. It’s funny how we notice things a second time around that didn’t catch our eye upon first glance.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Aquarius
Part One, March 4 – April 1: Being a Uranus-ruled air sign, innovative ideas hold particular appeal to you. During this phase, it’s fitting to delve into literary works that reflect your thinking. This is a great time to read autobiographies, especially of those who have confidently and bravely blazed their own trail. They may have the impact of motivating you. Or, this may a good time to go back and comb through diaries or journals, paying particular attention to journeys you’ve taken in times past, even if they were of the regional sort. Neighbors may also play a role in inspiring pleasurable events, possibly of the competitive variety.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: Every once in a while, it’s nice to dream about how we would live if money wasn’t an issue. There’s something to be said for living in a dream world, as it can inspire us to create that idyllic side of life. So take this opportunity to indulge in a financial fantasy. Perhaps there’s a piece of art work that reflects your vision of the future or a pleasant experience from your past. Take the plunge. Not all spending has to be practical.
Venus Retrograde 2017 March-April for Pisces
Part One, March 4 – April 1: As time goes on, our priorities and tastes tend to undergo shifts. What used to be a financial priority may be taking a back seat. This is a great time to reconfigure your budget in such a way that it more accurately reflects your current set of values and preferences. And if you stumble back across something you’ve had your eye on for a while, something that has your name written all over it, this is a message from the universe that it’s time to take ownership of this singular item.
Part Two, April 2 – April 14: You have a good eye for art, beauty and the illusive. It seems as if it’s time to put those talents to work and revamp your look, shifting the impression that you reflect. Perhaps you’re noticing different styles, colors or textures that reflect the current you. The cosmos will certainly support you if you’re ready to don different masks. Others may not be able to put their finger on what’s different about you, but they will certainly sense a change in how you carry yourself.
** Astrology Lesson #102: Dignities
One of the ways in which astrologers characterize the planets, is by ascribing the signs in which they possess the greatest and least “dignity.” The dignities fall under four categories: rulership, exaltation, detriment and fall. Each planet has a sign that it rules, meaning, there is an association between the planet and the sign. A planet posited in its own sign is comfortable, like being at home. Similarly, each planet has a sign in which it is said to be exalted. This is the sign of the zodiac in which a planet can do its best job. It brings about the ideal expression of the planet. Conversely, the sign opposing the place of exaltation is where a planet is the least compatible with the nature of that sign, so it is considered to be weak and therefore in its fall. The two seem to work at cross purposes from one another. And lastly, when a planet sits in a sign opposing its sign of rulership, it is said to be in its detriment. The sign makes it challenging for the planet to express itself according to its nature.
In the case of Venus, it rules two signs: Taurus and Libra. Venus therefore finds its detriment in Scorpio as well as Aries. Venus is exalted in Pisces and her fall is in Virgo.
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