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- Born with Venus Retrograde: Overview
- Venus Retrograde in the Signs: Interpretations
Venus Retrograde in the Birth or Natal Chart
Venus is retrograde approximately 7-8% of the time, so that approximately 7-8% of people are born while Venus is retrograde.
When Venus is retrograde in the natal chart itself, the feeling nature is deep. Socializing is taken seriously, and rarely lightly. They can be somewhat shy in youth, as there can be an awkwardness felt concerning small talk and social graces, and an aversion for superficialities. Love is extremely important to a person with a retrograde Venus, but they may not be explicit about it enough for others to know just how deeply they can love. There is always more to this person than meets the eye. Their love life (and sometimes financial life) can be hidden in some manner.
People born under Venus retrograde have to watch for self-sabotage in love relationships. There may be an underlying feeling of not being “good enough”, attractive enough, or loveable enough. Deep insecurities can be present. Self-love can be an issue. Fears can lead them to overcompensate, such as overeat, serial date, etc.; or can have the opposite effect wherein the person tells themselves they don’t need love. The same person can swing from both poles in one lifetime. A balance, of course, is ideally sought.
It is especially important for Venus retrograde people to avoid looking for happiness outside of themselves. Create happiness within, take responsibility for your own happiness, and then the love that you deserve will come to you.
Relationships can seem to make or break a person born with Venus retrograde, and this is because they take relationships so very seriously. There is a deep-seated fear of rejection with this position.
Venus retrograde people can have an unusual set of values regarding love relationships, at least that’s what others may think. Nevertheless, their ideas are very important and real to them, and many Venus retrograde people follow a strong moral code – it’s just not necessarily the same code the majority follows!
Some retrograde Venus natives seem to be buying love, or they may show their love through materialistic attention more than others if they are not comfortable with what they have to offer as a person. Love and money can be tied together too closely with this position. Venus retrograde natives may in fact lose money through relationships.
There can also be too-high standards for themselves with this position. While retrograde Venus people abhor superficiality in others, they may be focused on superficial aspects of themselves, such as an excessive body awareness or worry about their physical beauty. This is ironic, and people with this position should seriously consider why they have different standards for themselves than they do for lovers.
Their love life may be delayed in their life time. However, many retrograde Venus natives do form close unions early in life. Generally speaking, though, they often take a long time to really give themselves up to the whole process of union. There can be a lot of hesitancy.
Retrograde Venus natives are often misunderstood. This has to do with two things: for one, their ideas about love, marriage, and relationship are not necessarily traditional; for another, they may keep their true feelings to themselves, compounding the problem.
I do not believe that when Venus transits retrograde, people born with Venus retrograde have a grand old time. They may be a little more accustomed to the energy that is present during the 40 or so days of Venus retrograde, however, so they might appear to handle this period better than others.
Born with Venus Retrograde: In the Signs
Venus Retrograde in Aries
These are not your typical warrior, risk-taking Venus in Aries people. With Venus retrograde in Aries, there is a shyness present that is certainly attractive, but that is not necessarily as open and free-wheeling as the rest of the Venus in Aries group. There can be a very strong defense mechanism in love – these people will not like others knowing they fear rejection, and will not like to talk about being rejected in love.
Venus Retrograde in Taurus
Strong emphasis can be placed on the sensual side of love, or the security of it, with Venus in Taurus retrograde. These people should avoid spending too much money on their lovers and consider that they are enough. Of course, this puts them in a vulnerable position, as many retrograde Venus people fear that they are not enough. They may be considered selfish or self-centered. Although they can be very sensual and present, there may be a level of intimacy lacking.
Venus Retrograde in Gemini
When Venus is retrograde in Gemini, the person may not be as sociable and seemingly open as the rest of the Venus in Gemini group.
Venus Retrograde in Cancer
Venus Retrograde in Leo
Venus Retrograde in Virgo
Venus Retrograde in Libra
Venus Retrograde in Scorpio
Venus Retrograde in Sagittarius
Venus Retrograde in Capricorn
Venus Retrograde in Aquarius
Venus Retrograde in Pisces
Some famous people with Venus retrograde in their natal charts: Kate Moss, Venus retrograde in Aquarius; Amy Winehouse, Venus retrograde in Leo; Mariah Carey, Venus retrograde in Aries; Jack Nicholson, Venus retrograde in Aries; Audrey Hepburn, Venus retrograde in Aries; Adolf Hitler, Venus retrograde in Taurus.
PLEASE NOTE: Many of the interpretations are forthcoming.