Venus Retrograde in Libra: Struggling for Balance
Venus, planet of love and harmony, has been in low-power retrograde (backward) motion since October 7. Venus has been traveling through intense Scorpio, but today it backs into Libra, the sign of partnerships and equality. This heightens our sense of what’s unfair or imbalanced in our closest relationships. Venus is retrograde until November 18, so for the next 10 days we may need to renegotiate the terms of our agreements, both personal and professional.
Since Venus is the astrological ruler of Libra, it could be especially challenging to play nice. Remember: No matter how angry you feel, at one point there was love or a connection between you. Aim to get back there, or to approach conflict from a loving place. If you’re just too triggered, bring in a mediator, or take a time-out until after the 18th.
This year’s Venus retrograde has brought celebrity divorce, breakup and separation stories aplenty (typical of this astrological cycle): Courteney Cox, Christina Aguilera, Billy Ray Cyrus, to name a few. Venus’ move into gentle, forgiving Libra could bring some reconciliation news. Who will be first to call off their divorce proceedings? By Thanksgiving, there could be more celeb love casualties, along with some heartwarming make-up stories. Paging David Arquette: Quit blabbing to Howard Stern! Tell it to a couples therapist instead.