From Dana Gerhard’s “Your Venus Unleashed” Report:
When Venus retrogrades, she slows down and focuses her attention in the sign and house of your chart where she appears. This makes her influence stronger now than her usual swift transits. It’s as though Venus is following you everywhere, ready to provoke, pout, or bring new harmony to your life. You can see why her retrogrades are such an appropriate time to explore your Venus nature! Venus represents the pleasure principle. So it’s an especially appropriate time to examine the amount of pleasure in your own life. But be aware, as with all retrogrades, the energy can be unconscious and somewhat unstable. Sudden new impulses may be regretted later. Listen to your desires. They bring important news. But consider your actions carefully. Be especially wary of large purchases and investments—their actual value may be less than what you imagine. New relationships may seem to offer what you’ve been hungering for—but recognizing and taking responsibility for your needs may be more important. Check out new partnerships carefully before committing. With retrogrades, old friends and lovers might re-enter your life. You could discover new treasures among old and faded objects. If you’re experienced in assessing the value of antiques, this can be a good time to check out garage sales. In all things Venus, this is an excellent time to conjure fresh strategies.