Venus will station retrograde on Solstice—in about a month. She has just entered her pre-retrograde shadow period (having touched the degree she will later retrograde back to: 13 Capricorn). She is slowing down, reaching that time in her orbit when she comes closest to earth. The area of your chart where she now appears is especially important—as she’ll be evaluating your satisfaction here for the next three or four months. During this shadow time—between now and the retrograde—you may get a taste of which Venus issues you’ll be reviewing and rebalancing. Denied desires may come to the surface. You may feel the need for new perspectives, particularly in finances, relationships, and creative pursuits. What you’ve been simply tolerating—but not enjoying—may become more aggravating. Or maybe to your surprise, you’ll find that matters are better than you recognized. It’s wise to reconsider all your old assumptions about love, beauty and prosperity, along with the issues in your Capricorn house(s)—the territory in your horoscope from 13 to 28 degrees of this sign.