Venus Retrograde in Leo Timeline
Enters Retrograde Shadow June 20, 2023 at 12º of Leo
Stations Retrograde July 23, 2023 at 28º of Leo
Stations Direct September 3, 2023 at 12º of Leo
Exits Retrograde Shadow October 7, 2023 at 28º of Leo
Here we go MoonBeams, into the Venus in Leo Retrograde Cycle where we explore the edges of the Beauty Principles, Radical Self Love, and Pride. We're gonna explore all the ways whiteness, patriarchy, & capitalism push us away from deeply understanding the value of self love and the true beauty that's literally everywhere around us. This can be a tender transit because Venus' Shadow keywords; vanity, pride, selfishness, envy, jealousy, and greed have very intentional roots in shame. What should be healthy ShadowWeRK during any Venus Retrograde cycle is often INTENTIONALLY exploited by our current power structures.
We will explore the edges of this in the video but before you watch that I recommend gathering up the following info:
- Your Birth Chart
- Your SweetAstro WeRKbook copy (Don't have one, grab some scratch paper)
- Your Colored Pencils, Markers, & Art Supplies
- Look at your chart and find your Leo House, note the House Number.
- Look up the keywords for that House Number and add them to your WeRKbook
Pro Tips for the Venus Retrograde Cycle
- Notice any new relationships that begin to bud (and not just romantic ones!)
- Notice any old relationships or relationship themes that pop up.
- Notice any money or financial themes that show up for you
- Notice any surprise resources that appear (these can be financials or otherwise)
- Enter any new relationships with caution & awareness
- Not known as a good time to rekindle any old flames in a serious way
- Good time to review financials & assets
- Not known as a good time to make any big purchases or investments, research instead.
Venus Cycles are so fascinating. Basically, if you want to see what Venus Retrogrades are up to in your Life Cycles you have to look back eight years from THIS Cycle to what was up for you.
So, eight years ago from June 2015 to October 2015 what was up for you?
What values shifted?
What relationships ended?
What was up with your relationship with Money?
What old relationships were rekindled for a bit?
Here are some tips for triggering your memories:
- Look at old calendars and journals
- Look at old emails and social media posts
- If you have kids think about what grades they were in and what they were doing.
- How old were you during this time?
But here are the best protips for triggering your memories, especially for Venus Rx Leo :
Wanna learn even more about the Venus Cycles?
Check out this article about Venus and all its Magic. This was written by my dear friend Pallas (@nineofwands) and all of her offerings are incredible.
Interesting AstroIRL from Venus' Retrograde Cycle in 2015…
The orange beast announced his candidacy for POTUS on June 16, 2015, just six days before Venus entered the Shadow of its Retrograde Cycle in Leo. Venus was at 9º of Leo on that day, coming conjunct his Natal Pluto in Leo at 10º03' in his First House. This set the tone to catapult him into infamy transforming his image in unprecedented ways (sorry, had to do it). It's also worth noting that the most popular US Natal Chart has the North Node at 7º36' of Leo so Venus we also passing over that powerful, purposeful point in the life path of the United States. Biggly changes were initiated. Our relationships with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, and so on were forever altered by this announcement and all the things that have happened since. I'll also add that at 69 years old at the time of the announcement the orange beast was in a 10th House protection year, which for his chart is ruled by Venus.
I don't want to waste too much time on this, but it's a fascinating example of so many things, highlighting how a Venus Retrograde looks when we drill down into our own charts.
We will talk more about that in the video too.
Here is the orange beast's natal chart, should you want to use this in any spells during THIS Venus Rx. A cycle which I hope finds him being convicted and incarcerated during his 77th year of life, which is his 6th House Profection (which is Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, and his Saturn is located natally in his 12th House of incarceration, hospitalizations, and hidden enemies AND is transiting his 8th House of secrets, hidden shame, and GUILT. FINGERS CROSSED!) lolz.