Venus Retrograde

VENUS RETROGRADE (March 4th – April 15th)

Venus Retrograde


Venus, the planet of Love is going to turn retrograde within the next hours. During her retrograde course Venus will move backwards through Aries and will gradually retreat into the sign of Pisces on April the 3rd, where she will continue her retrogration until April the 16th.

Andy Warhol, in his painting “Details of Renaissance Paintings, Botticelli, Birth of Venus”, is re-visiting Botticelli’s Venus and re-paints her with a pop aesthetics in order to comment on the commercialisation of the ideal of Love, the superficiality of being vain and to make the viewer stop and ponder on the notions of “relating” and “beauty”.

That is exactly what Venus is callings us to do while she will be retrograde. A re-evaluation of our own self-worth, our own internal beauty. We are called to re-assess the expectations we have from others and at the same time to see how it is that we ourselves relate.

During the retrograde movement we turn inwards and we wonder:

  • What is that we want from a relationship and from our partner?
  • Which are the motivations and our deepest desires?
  • Do we want to be in a relationship just only for the sake of not being alone?
  • Is our relationship superficial, pop and “appearances-only”, lacking meaningful sharing?
  • Are we appreciated as much as we deserve? Do we return appreciation and value our partner?

The very nature of these questions, whether we are in a relationship or not, concerns first and most to ourselves and while it mainly relates to love relations it also touches, one to one partnerships, business relations and our socialising in general.

The retrograde movement brings Venus backwards and this may mean that a person from the past re-appears. If this is the case, it only happens for a reason. We must “remember” the relationship we have had with this person in the past, what it meant then and what it means now, for our present and for any existing relations or commitments. We are called to redefine this relation with the past person in a clear and karmic – free way.

From April the 3rd when Venus exalted in Pisces will be attired with romanticism, self -sacrifice and utmost idealism, our need to belong will be great and will feel like nostalgia to return to the very ideal of love that has been lost.

All this is a necessary part in a process of introspection that will clear out situations, will make us feel better with ourselves and will prepare us to be more sociable and will revitalise our relationships when Venus will turn direct again.


© Andrew Ifandis-Cosmos of Astrology


VENUS SQUARE SATURNVenus is in Virgo. Practical, demanding, fussy, always changing, wanting so much. Saturn is traveling in Sagittarius, testing the vistas of our faith, but bestowing faith in the end through this process of maturity.

These days are the right time to realize that the hardships and shortcomings that you may have in love exist because you over analyze and over think on how love should be. You demand too much from love and at the same time you project the trivial of everyday upon the very ideal of love.

Perfectionism may be right, but not if it makes it harsh for yourself or the one who’s there by your side. If you are alone, and this other one whom you seek has to be so perfect… then sorry but your quest ends before it even begins.

Think of it.

The perfect is not the ideal. The ideal is whatever makes You perfect!

So while this transit lasts remember not to strip love from its transcendental garments. Be patience and attire love with faith and trust.

Most of all have faith in yourself, whether being alone or hand in hand with someone.

Trust and Love on a prayer for the next five days…

«We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got
It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not
We’ve got each other and that’s a lot for love
We’ll give it a shot» – Bon Jovi

…and have faith from then on!


© Andrew Ifandis-Cosmos of Astrology