Increase the peace! Venus, planet of love and harmony, resumes direct (forward) motion today. Relationships have been rocky for many people since Venus slowed into retrograde (backward) motion on May 15. This cycle, which happens every 18 months or so, can cause our love lives to hit a speed bump. Couples can argue or have second thoughts about their commitments. And since retrogrades bring back the past, more than one ex may have been circling, angling for a second chance.
It takes two to make a thing go … wrong? Venus, planet of love and harmony, will be retrograde (moving backward) from May 15 through June 27. When a planet goes retrograde, its powers dim down, and things under its rulership can go a bit haywire. So with our planetary peacekeeper taking a nap, it will be up to us scrappy humans to get along on our own. You can imagine what a bang-up job we’ll do with THAT one, right?
Fire up those coals and let the chitchat begin: A social Memorial Day weekend is in store. The Sun, talkative Mercury and social Venus are all in Gemini, ruler of communication. It's the perfect time to gather with an eclectic group of family and friends. With Venus retrograde (moving backward), we'll need to watch our social graces (no fair taking all the best cuts of meat or holding forth with a mouthful of potato salad, buddy). However, retrogrades are a great time to connect with the past. Perfect timing for anyone heading back to a hometown for a reunion.
Words have the power to seduce, and talk could get tempting now. Romantic Venus enters Gemini, the sign of communication, for the next four months. That could bring a long-overdue dialogue with your sweetie, an exchange of steamy emails or a serious flirtfest!
Love planet Venus has departed earthy, loyal Taurus for playful, commitment-shy Gemini. Those white picket fences we fantasized about now feel like stakes being driven through our freedom-loving hearts. The consistency we craved now makes us restless. We want action, adventure, stimulating conversation! We don’t want a partner who agrees with us on everything; we want to be challenged.