On April third Venus moves into Gemini. For the past month Venus has been transiting through Taurus. Taurus is one of the two signs that is ruled by Venus. So in the past month Venus has been feeling at home and that made her strong and confident. It was the best period of Venus for all 2020, in terms of Venus feeling powerful. And as yours truly is a Taurus rising girl and needs the support of Venus, she’s grieving a bit now that the Goddess is moving into her neighbors home. Does this mean that Aphrodite has done her best for work 2020 and has no more love to give? Not at all!
Venus in Gemini can bring lots of good stuff. Last year, when Venus was in Gemini, I went on Tinder and my calendar was filled with dates. And that’s not weird, because Venus in Gemini is a social butterfly. And when Venus is in Gemini she makes a strong aspect to my natal Venus in Pisces; which is like ‘a kick under the butt’ from Venus above to the Venus in me. And since Venus also rules my ascendant, her position in the heavens impacts me quite strongly. I had more dates in those few weeks that Venus was in Gemini than in the other eleven months of 2019. I became a social butterfly. Funnily, I actually found myself texting an old love interest when Venus just hopped into Gemini and was at zero degrees and just a few minutes in this sign. Three weeks later another old flame entered my life; while Venus was still in Gemini and Mercury was retrograde (retrogrades are known for bringing back ‘stuff’ from the past). I’m not expecting such an active dating life this year, because #socialdistancing. But, who knows, maybe we will go back to old fashioned love letter writing and stripteases on camera while we have to put the dinner dates, kisses and sex on hold?
And honestly, dating and sex are not the only things that Venus wants to bring into our lives. She wants to bring love, pleasure and beauty into every corner of the world and into all kinds of relationships (not just the romantic ones). The ways in which she does her work depends on the sign she is in. How successful she is in manifesting her efforts depends on different factors; like aspects (relationships) she has with other planets and also the sign she’s in. For example, when Mars makes a square to Venus (when they are positioned 90 degrees from each other), Venus feels hurt and weakened. But when Jupiter makes a trine (an aspect of 120 degrees) to Venus, she feels supported in her work. And then there is this phenomenon called ‘retrograde’. When planets station retrograde it looks like they turn around and start moving backwards. It just looks like that, because planets actually don’t do that. Planets don’t turn around and start moving in another direction. But from our viewpoint on earth it sometimes seems like they do. When that happens a planet starts moving backwards through the wheel of the zodiac. This phenomenon is often related to difficult stuff, or at least interesting stuff, happening.
On April third Venus moves into Gemini. Usually Venus stays about a month in a sign and then moves on to the next. But because Venus will start her retrograde period on the 13th of May, she will stay in Gemini for a whole lot longer than just a few weeks. The retrograde period of Venus lasts until the 25th of June. That day she stations direct. Venus leaves Gemini and moves into Cancer on August 7th. Long story short, Venus will spend way longer than usual in Gemini; and thus will stay way longer than usual in the part of your chart that contains Gemini. And, retrogrades can bring up interesting stuff and always ask us to do some inner work, rethinking and/or redoing. So I thought it would be fun to write horoscopes on that.
Some general info on this transit:
In the above I already wrote that Venus in Gemini is the social butterfly. She’s not just like that when it comes to dating. Venus in Gemini is good at making new friends, managing different WhatsApp conversations at once while also writing letters to pen pals and she’s great at networking and growing her Instagram account. This doesn’t mean we are all going to have busy social lives when Venus moves into Gemini. Especially not while she is retrograde. But this Venus in Gemini vibe will be present in the part of your chart that contains Gemini. Or at least while Venus is direct. When she stations retrograde you might experience the opposite.
Retrogrades always have to do with revisiting, redoing, reflecting, re-‘whatever’. The best known retrogrades in today’s ‘social media spiritual world’ are Mercury retrogrades. Mercury is the planet that has to do with communication, information and intellect. So when Mercury is moving retrograde we often are confronted with issues that force us to redo or revisit certain communications or relationships, or we experience delays in communication and travel. So when Venus moves retrograde, we will need to revisit certain Venusian topics. This might mean we will need to reflect on certain relationships and it’s not uncommon that people decide to end their relationship while Venus is retrograde. It might also mean we will give certain love interests a second chance or it might mean you gain some insight on a past or present relationship. But it doesn’t necessarily have to do with romantic relationships. When Venus is retrograde the things we love (which can, apart from romance, also mean friendships but also jobs or activities) come to the surface for us to re-evaluate.
To gain some clues on what Venus in Gemini might mean for you personally, you can – of course read your horoscope below, and – think back to when Venus was in Gemini in 2019. She was there from June 8th until July 3th. What happened in your love life back then? How where the topics of connection, communication, love, pleasure, fun and beauty present in your life? Good chance Venus in Gemini will bring similar vibes this year (in the weird context of the quarantine lifestyle though). However, while she’s retrograde things may get fuzzy. To get a clue on what Venus in Gemini Retrograde might be about: think back to May – June 2012. That was the last time Venus was retrograde in Gemini.
Before moving on to your horoscopes, I first want to list the major dates and transits of the Venus in Gemini period. I will also name some birth chart placements for whom these transits are extra interesting. In general the Venus retrograde will be most ‘interesting’ for those of you who have personal planets (especially Venus; other personal planets are Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn and I would also take the four asteroid Goddesses into account) or the ascendant in one of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces).
List of important dates:
April 3th 7.10 pm CEST Venus enters Gemini
April 9th Venus enters the shadow phase
May 5th The North Node enters Gemini
May 11th Mercury enters Gemini
May 13th Venus stations retrograde conjunct Vesta at 21 degrees 8.45 am CEST
May 20th 3.50 pm CEST Sun in Gemini (and Venus square Neptune)
May 22nd Venus and Mercury conjunct & New Moon in Gemini
June 3rd 7.31 pm CEST Sun conjunct Venus
June 25th 8.48 am CEST Venus stations direct at 5 degrees Gemini
July 29th Venus clears shadow phase
August 7th Venus enters Cancer 5.21 pm CEST
April 3th 7.10 pm CEST Venus enters Gemini
Venus enters Gemini on April third. She also makes trines to Saturn and Mars on this day; which is nice because it means she calms those two alpha males down a bit. When Venus was in Taurus she was trying to create love, beauty and abundance in the material realm. Now that Venus is in Gemini, she wants to connect with the world. Let me explain it with a metaphor. When Venus was in Taurus she planted seeds and nurtured those into plants. She was in her garden, she was creating, she was growing. She danced in her garden in beautiful dresses and enjoyed nature within the garden walls. Now the flowers are blooming and Venus wants everyone to enjoy the beauty of the flowers. So Venus turns into a social butterfly attracting everyone’s attention to the flowers, sending out invitations to remind people to come and take a look. She throws parties and is the perfect host. She knows exactly what her guests want and need; and as the butterfly she is she hops from one to another caring for them all. Ok, you get the picture. In general, this is the difference between Venus in Taurus and Venus in Gemini.
In general, Venus in Gemini will support our networking skills. She will support building new contacts, socializing and also keeping up several conversations at once. Gemini is good at dispersing information. So Venus in Gemini brings love by establishing communication and spreading knowledge. Venus in Gemini while she’s still moving direct is supportive in our fight against Corona. Because if we want to keep as many people as healthy as possible, if we want to provide the best healthcare possible, if we want to limit suffering; good, fast and loving communication is key! Venus might feel better in Taurus because she’s at home in that sign. But Venus in Gemini is actually more of what the world needs right now. However, I am hesitant to say that the coming retrograde is what the world needs. Because sometimes retrogrades not only slow things down (because of the rethinking, redoing, reflection and re-anything) but also create opposite effects. While Venus normally wants to connect, she might now disconnect. While Venus normally wants to bring peace, she might now create rebellion or strive. Instead of bringing people together, Venus retrograde can bring people apart. On a personal level this can bring end or conflict in relationships. On the worldly stage it might bring protests and friction between groups of people; so I’m curious to see what will develop in May and June. The retrograde period of Venus will come, whether we like it or not, and if we are prepared it might be in our advantage. In the next four months, Venus will ask humankind to reflect on the ways we communicate and the ways we relate to each other. And if there is one thing we need… it is to f***ing think of how we actually want to relate to one another (physically, emotionally, digitally).
If you have any placements at zero degrees Gemini or Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces, the ‘ingress’ of Venus into Gemini will be more noticeable for you and you will pick up on this change of vibe more strongly. This also goes for people with the ascendant in Taurus or Libra, as they are ruled by Venus. How specifically depends on those placements. But you might get a clue if you think back at the 8th or 9th of June last year, and the weeks following that date.
April 9th Venus enters the shadow phase
On April 9th Venus enters the shadow phase of her retrograde period, at 5 degrees Gemini. This means she’s not stationing retrograde yet. But, from this moment on topics might come to the surface that will ask our attention during the actual retrograde period. If you have any planets or points at 5 degrees Gemini or any of the other mutable signs (Virgo, Sag and Pisces), some interesting stuff might pop up on this day or in the days to come that will give you a clue what the retrograde period will be about for you.
May 5th The North Node enters Gemini
The Nodes (North and South) are mathematical points related to the movements of the Moon (I won’t get more technical here). These points were in Cancer and Capricorn for a long time. Now they will move into Gemini and Sagittarius, with the North Node being in Gemini. The North Node tells us where we have something to learn and where some kind of healing or power is to be found. Gemini is a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury. Gemini is known for socializing and distracting and dispersing information between as many different people as possible in a fast way. Air signs are known for the intellect and the social. Being ruled by Mercury and being a mutable sign these powers in intellect and the social skills become expressed in communication and networking. With the North Node being here, it’s clear that we want to learn to embody these Gemini qualities more. And, like I wrote in the above, I think this will be key in the fight against the pandemic and also in finding new ways to keep society going. With Venus also being in Gemini, we are remembered that communication should happen in a loving way. We are remembered that communication actually serves love. All in life should serve love. Communication with another objective instead of bringing love or healing into this world, is not worthy of our efforts. Words that don’t serve the higher good, aren’t worthy of our ears. We humans want to unite against the virus. We humans should strive to build societies that actualy serve all humans, all of life and Mother Earth (luckily Saturn in Aquarius is also forcing us to work on that). That’s the clear message of Venus and the North Node together in Gemini.
May 11th Mercury enters Gemini
Mercury enters his own sign! This makes a happy messenger of the Gods! All those topics on communication I wrote about above, get a boost now. Mercury feels strong in his own home and becomes extra skilled. Think fast internet connections, skilled writing, multiple conversations going on at once, super crowded but efficient Zoom meetings. The ones that need to host meetings or have a lot of business calls in their agenda, will be pleased.
May 13th Venus stations retrograde conjunct Vesta at 21 degrees 8.45 am CEST
On this day, May 13th, Venus starts her retrograde period. On this day she’s at 21 degrees Gemini, conjunct Vesta. Vesta is one of the four major asteroid Goddesses. Vesta is known as the Goddess of the sacred fire. In ancient times fires in temples were attended to by priestesses. These priestesses were known as Vesta priestesses or Vestals. These priestesses remained unmarried until after child bearing age or during their whole life. They were married to the sacred fires you could say. They remained individuals; not adopting the traditional roles of mothers and wives. Vesta shows us where we are asked to be devoted. Vesta shows us where we need to focus our energy, where we have a sacred fire (light) to keep alive and shine. Vesta really is the light in the dark. So Venus and Vesta are conjunct on the day Venus stations retrograde. This marks the retrograde period of Venus. It marks the meaning of this period.
Venus retrogrades always ask us to reflect on where and how we find and create love in our lives. Vesta reminds us to remain devoted. To keep the fire going, to keep feeding it. Keep light alive. Keep love alive. It’s an incredibly strong message from the heavens above: in these dark times, don’t forget to attend to your sacred fire! Don’t forget to attend to Venus: to love, beauty, connection. When you feel lost and don’t know about the meaning of your connections. When you wonder about love. When you feel alone. Venus retrograde might bring up questions and thoughts that stir up heavy feelings. Vesta reminds us that we are first and foremost individuals with individual an unique sacred purposes in life. Our first task is to keep the sacred fire going.
That is: the scared fire in ourselves! Our souls. Attend to your own soul. Love yourself. Be devoted to yourself. Serve yourself. Keep your sacred fire going. Feed it, so it grows stronger. This way you can be the light in the dark. By serving yourself you serve the temple, the Goddess, the community. When all is dark, and yes these times will definitely go into the history books as dark times, it’s ever so important to attend to the sacred fires. In order for love to win over war. In order for light to win over darkness. In order for life to win over death. Attend to your sacred fire.
If you have any personal planets or points near 21 degrees Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces this marking or retrograde period might be extra impactful on you. Think relationship themes. Think especially topics that have to do with individuality versus significant other(s) or the collective. Attending to the other versus or and attending to yourself. Surrounding this day some challenging love or relationship stuff might happen.
May 20th 3.50 pm CEST Sun in Gemini and Venus square Neptune
On March 20th the Sun moves into Gemini. The Sun will shed his light on the Venus retrograde. Venus retrograde topics might become more apparent now. Or the answers to Venus related questions you were pondering on might start to rise to the surface a bit. If you are pondering on questions: over the next two weeks you will start to gain clarity as the Sun and Venus are moving closer and closer together. Answers to questions will slowly become apparent. Decisions will be made.
On this day there is also a exact square between Venus and Neptune. The square is actually there the entire time Venus is in Gemini. So the things that follow below on Neptune and Venus actually count for the period of April – July. But it is heightened when the square is exact. Neptune brings dreams and delusions into our lives. Dreams are nice. Delusions not so much. So, if you think you have a moment of clarity. If you think you have gained new insight into your love life. Think again… It might actually be clarity provided by the Sun, as written in the above. It might also be delusion disguised as clarity provided by Neptune. If you want to declare your love to someone, wait for a bit. Sleep on it for another two weeks. If there is truth in your new insights, it will maybe come to light in the next two weeks (look out for the start of June; or even more safe, wait till the end of June when Venus is direct and Neptune retrograde).
May 22nd Venus and Mercury conjunct & New Moon in Gemini
Usually, when Venus and Mercury are conjunct it’s the perfect day to write love letters. The Goddess of Love gets help from the Poet. However, I’m not too sure it’s such a good plan to declare your love to someone on this day, or in general during a these Venus in Gemini months, unless you know the person has feelings for you too. Because Venus is retrograde, and because Venus is in a square with Neptune (see notes above), you want to give these kinds of actions a second thought. Think before you act. I’m all for impulsive brave love declarations! But some days are better for those than others. Don’t text that ex just because you feel lonely. Don’t give your pussy to the asshole that doesn’t value you. Remember the Goddess Vesta inside you. We all have the Goddess in our birth charts (see again my notes on May 13th). Our individual Sacred Fires are our priority! Honor the Fire in you. Not another dick. There are plenty of dicks in the sea, there is only one you. (I know I’m stigmatizing gender and sex here. Please don’t take it to literally and swap genders wherever it fits you.)
On May 22nd there is also a New Moon in Gemini. So the New Moon happens in the same sign as where Venus is retrograde. New Moons are the days where we often lack a bit of energy. But New Moons are also the starts of a new cycles. In astrology it’s often said that when something is initiated on a New Moon, it comes to completion with the Full Moon in the same sign (so approximately six months later). The New Moon on this day makes a trine to Saturn. That feels nice. It means we are allowed to be gentle on ourselves today. We don’t need to push ourselves today if it’s not necessary. If you can, let the ropes go a bit. The New Moon also makes a trine to Pallas. That’s also nice. We are supported to take on studies today, to share our wisdom, to write articles al while being chill. This all doesn’t necessarily need to have to do with Venus. But Pallas (Athena) is known for her independence and the ‘I don’t need a man to make me feel good’ attitude. So she is also one to urge you to not write that impulsive love letter to just another guy, but to instead write it to yourself! She urges you to invest your energy in yourself and particularly your mind an studies.
June 3rd 7.31 pm CEST Sun conjunct Venus
On June third we are in the midst of the Venus retrograde. If there was an issue, question, topic kind of thing that popped up during the shadow period or start of the retrograde period, you will probably gain some clarity on it by now. In the next few weeks things will be resolved, by reflection, redoing, reconsidering, etc. The nasty thing on this day is that there is a square between Venus and Mars. This hurts Venus. So you might experience a painful hit somewhere. Either in love or in a Venus retrograde topic, or related to your natal position of Venus. (For example, I often experience inflammation in my body when Mars squares Venus, as Venus is the ruler of my first house and body and because in my natal chart Mars also squares Venus I’m extra sensitive to inflammation and these kinds of transits.) So what that square might do for you, I cannot say. Overall, for today goes the same as for most other significant days of the Venus retrograde period: it’s most interesting to those with personal planets (especially Venus) or points like the ascendant in the mutable signs.
June 25th 8.48 am CEST Venus stations direct at 5 degrees Gemini
On June 25th Venus stations direct. The retrograde period is done. What has come to light for you? Look again at your horoscopes (see below). Were there any happenings or issues relating to the topics in your horoscope? And/or were there any happenings in your love life? Struggle in relationships? Disappointing dates? The ending of a relationship? Exes or old live interests coming back into your life? Did you need to reassess something? To reflect on something? Did you need to do something over? If so, you are now pretty much at the end of it. The next few weeks Venus is still in her shadow clearing from the retrograde, so there might still be some lingering things related to your horoscope. But most is done. It’s like you cleaned the house, the hard work is done, the only thing you still need to do is put the garbage out. If there were any lessons to learn, you have received them (if you actually learned something has been up to you, but the lesson is given). If there was something that you needed to do over or revisit, it has been thrown in your face by now. For some this Venus retrograde period might have brought new love in their lives. For some it might have given the push to end a relationship. For some it has put the focus on self-love. For some it has put the focus on caring for others. Again, check your horoscope to see what topics this Venus retrograde highlighted for you. You can also check the houses Venus rules in your chart and the placements in those houses and the house Venus is placed in in your chart for hints. (But that is so related to the individual, I can’t take that into account in writing general horoscopes.)
July 29th Venus clears shadow phase
Venus clears out of the shadow. The retrograde period and all that’s related to it should be ‘finito’ by now. If these months have been intense for you, relating Venus topics, think back to April: what initiated then? What happened then? How has it unfolded and where do you stand now?
August 7th Venus enters Cancer 5.21 pm CEST
On August 7th Venus moves out of Gemini and into Cancer, the sign of the Moon and the Mother. But what that means is a conversation for a later day.
Horoscopes for Venus (retrograde) in Gemini
Please note, these horoscopes are written for your rising sign. (You can also read the horoscope for your Sun sign and it might give some extra information, but the horoscope for your rising sign will be way more accurate.) If you don’t yet know your rising sign. You need to know your place, date and exact(!) time of birth. If you don’t know your time of birth, unfortunately you can’t know your rising sign.
To get your rising sign you go to astro.com. Then go to free horoscopes and to extended chart selection or natal chart / ascendant. Fill in your data. Under extended chart selection: go to options for zodiac houses and under house system choose ‘whole signs’. Then click on ‘show the chart’. Your rising sign (also called ascendant) is the sign that is on the first house. It is denoted as AC. You also see it written in the red lettering under your Sun sign under your personal info.
The horoscopes are listed from Aries – Pisces.
Aries Rising (& Sun)
If Aries is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your third house. From April third until the seventh of August you will be asked to work on and review your closest connections; your relationships with your dearest friends, siblings and close daily contacts, or a particular relationship within your inner circle. You may learn new things about the people in your inner circle. Or there may be some surprising developments in your close network. Like someone new entering your inner circle. Or maybe you develop feelings for a close friend or a close friend develops feelings for you. On the other hand, you might also find that there is a sudden or growing distance between you and someone close to you. With Venus moving retrograde some unexpected stuff can happen in your inner circle. This might be unpleasant or confusing at first, but in the end Venus wants to bring out truths considering your closest relationships. The truth can serve you. And in the end Venus wants to create more love in the world, real love. Take note of what is happening. Reflect. Take your time. So in the end you can decide which people bring more love, beauty and pleasure in your life and which people take your energy away. Lastly: you might also have the chance and/or challenge to work on the way you express yourself through communication; like speaking in public, by digital means or by written word. Venus in the third house is supportive of learning new skills, especially when it comes to communication.
Taurus Rising (& Sun)
If Taurus is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your second house. From April third until the seventh of August you will be asked to review your belongings and finances. This can range form checking up on your savings, considering how you make money, deciding on your value and position to deciding what you want to invest in. Venus retrograde in Gemini brings you the opportunity to reflect on the value of either your possessions or on your self-worth. Your possessions are not just material goods. You also possess skills, knowledge, beauty, care and much more. Take those things into account. They are of much value! With Venus retrograde you might expect some turbulence when it comes to either money or self-worth. This can go both ways; either experiencing blessings or difficulties or even both.
Because Venus is the ruler of Taurus, this retrograde impacts you stronger than most other rising signs. At times you might feel like you are that social butterfly that Venus in Gemini is. As Taurus rising you adopt the Venusian energy that’s in the air. When Venus is in Aries you might be into kink and a little overheated. When Venus is in Taurus you feel beautiful and want pleasure. Want Venus is in Gemini you are that social butterfly. When Venus moves into Cancer you just want to nurture and protect everything that’s good in the world. Etcetera. So these couple of months you might feel confident in building new connections, you might feel energized and inspired to catch up with all your friends, you might all of a sudden want to go out on different dates or you will find that you are all of sudden open to dating people you didn’t find interesting before. However, when Venus is retrograde anything becomes possible. The excesses come out. Totally unexpected and super exciting love stuff can happen. From old love interests resurfacing to meeting this unbelievable gorgeous person in the aisle of the supermarket. On the other hand, it might also throw you off balance. If you find that you are lacking energy or are feeling unsure about yourself; then this retrograde period is asking you to reflect and revisit. Maybe not just second house topics, but also first house topics (which means the self, body, identity). Who are you? And if you feel you are struggling in a relationship, can be romantic or otherwise: Who are you in relationship? What does this relationship evoke in you? Venus retrograde can be experienced as difficult for Taurus rising folks. However, if you are willing to go within and do the reflecting, revisiting, re-establishing, etcetera, you will find you come out of this retrograde period so much stronger.
Gemini Rising (& Sun)
If Gemini is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your first house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will bring you love and grace. While Venus is direct you might feel more vibrant or flirtatious than usual. Even though the streets are quite empty and quiet at the moment, in some way it will seem easier to get attention. When Venus is retrograde you may ponder on love, your looks, your self-pleasure, your wants and needs and all those Venusian topics. What clothing, activities and surroundings make you feel good, confident and attractive? What gives you pleasure and enjoyment? When Venus is retrograde it’s a good time to reflect on those things. Maybe you will feel inspired to make certain wardrobe or hairstyle changes. A little bit of advice: don’t be too impulsive in making drastic or permanent changes. Take your time to explore yourself, learn new things about yourself and also take the time to invest in yourself. Having Venus transiting through your first house is wonderful. Often it gives a boost of confidence and pleasure in life. During the retrograde period you might experience some struggle and low confidence, but ultimately it’s by working through some challenge that you can rise above.
Having Venus moving through the first house means that she makes a strong aspect to your house of relationships too. Single Gemini’s might meet a new partner during this time. If you are in a relationship, Venus will probably impact that too. Venus moving through the first house can give good boosts to your love life, also when you are in a long-term committed partnership. When Venus is retrograde you might however need to reflect on your love life. Venus retrogrades can bring the unconscious struggles to the consciousness; make the invisible visible. This might mean you come to the conclusion your relationship is not worthwhile anymore. However, often this presents a beautiful chance to deepen your relationship. By working through struggles you are able to get to know each other better and learn how to grow as love partners. Don’t worry too much, if your relationship is solid this transit will help to strengthen it more. For most of the rising Geminis, Venus will overall probably bring confidence and pleasure (mostly in April and July; May and June can be a bit challenging). Enjoy it! It’s rare that one gets to have Venus in the first house for four months!
Cancer Rising (& Sun)
If Cancer is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your twelfth house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will be moving through your house of the unconscious, dreams, escapism and the hidden things in life. When Venus moves through this part of our chart we are given the opportunity to work on trauma and unconscious or self-sabotaging behavior. This transit can also help you to reconnect to beautiful and strong parts of you that are kept hidden (because often we are actually scared of our strongest parts). The next four months can be cathartic and healing. Venus is here to support you to (re)connect and make love with your inner world. You have the opportunity to heal deep wounds. If you are in a relationship at the moment this transit will help you to reflect on the unspoken things. From the traumas, pains and misunderstandings that are part of a relationship, to the dreams and hopes for the future. You are in the position to reflect on your needs and wants. Maybe you will learn something new about yourself and learn you have certain needs or wishes in relationships you weren’t aware of before. That of course also goes for single people. Sometimes we learn more about relationships and our roles in it, when we are single than when we were part of a relationship. In the next four months hidden stuff may become visible. In worst case scenario you will discover your partner is cheating. In best case scenario you will discover he or she is the human of your dreams and you will plan to get married. Whatever your current relationship status is. With this transit you have the opportunity to learn a great deal about yourself an do some healing work. The real magic happens when you are willing to look in the mirror and are willing to reflect on yourself.
Leo Rising (& Sun)
If Leo is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your eleventh house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus travels through the house of community, friends and groups you are part of. With Venus traveling through this area of your life you may get blessed or cursed (however you experience it) with busy social days or you need to show up at social gatherings. While Venus is direct you may find that you develop new friendships or become part of a new group. There is also the possibility of romantic encounters within or through your friendships or via your network. Or an old friend or someone from a community you were part of may enter your life again. Be open to new connections, romantic and otherwise. The Universe may bring some cool people in your life. Even now when we are at home most of the times and can’t come together in groups physically, we can still connect with people via digital ways and we can still meet new people via digital ways.
While Venus is retrograde you might find that certain connections are put into a different perspective; maybe you find yourself getting closer with someone because suddenly you realize you have a common interest. Or maybe you come to some kind of realization about a connection or group you are part of; like deciding the connection is not for you. In case you serve a community, you may find you want to be less active in it, for a while. While Venus is retrograde you might experience that you actually don’t want to hang out with groups of people and friends, you may prefer to be alone. The Venus retrograde period is a good time to reflect on your connections and on your role and place within your friendships, networks and the communities you serve. Who are you to others? What do you bring to the collective?
Virgo Rising (& Sun)
If Virgo is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your tenth house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will travel through your house of public roles and career. Having Venus transiting your tenth house is a blessing for your public image. When Venus is retrograde however, you will be asked to reflect on your public image. Things may not go as easy as when Venus is direct. You may find that things happen that make you reflect on your profession or reputation. Or you may find yourself reflecting on your goals, direction, achievements and motivations. It could also be that something happens in either your career or your romantic life that puts you in the spotlight or puts you in a different spotlight.
The next four months offer a beautiful chance for you to learn new things about your status and the impression you make on the world. And more importantly, the impression you want to make on the world. Do you still love your career? Do you find pleasure in what you do? Or is it maybe time for a change? It could also be that you (re)discover something you love that you can bring into your public life. And lastly, who knows, maybe you get lucky and a new love attraction develops in the office building (or Zoom meeting).
Libra rising (& Sun)
If Libra is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your ninth house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus travels through your house of travel, higher education, religion and spirituality. You may find that you desire new experiences and growth. You may feel the urge to take on a new study or find yourself on a quest for new truths or meaning in life. What’s also possible: maybe you encounter someone who brings something new and foreign into your life. It could be a new lover from a different culture or foreign city. It could also be someone who teaches you something new or foreign or introduces you to a new study subject.
The next four months are good for you to reflect on your life view and the wisdoms you hold. It’s a good time to reflect on what’s meaningful to you and the teachings or spiritual practices that you love. Why do you love these sciences or spiritual practices? What do they bring into your life? And, also, what do you bring to the world? When Venus is retrograde you might feel challenged or pushed to think on these topics, and sometimes feeling not so sure about these things. But in the end you will gain clarity. Overall Venus can bring good and exiting stuff when it comes to studies, travel and spiritual practices for you; it might just feel a bit challenged when she’s retrograde.
Because Venus is the ruler of Libra, this retrograde impacts you stronger than most other rising signs. At times you might feel like you are that social butterfly that Venus in Gemini is. As Libra rising you adopt the Venusian energy that’s in the air. When Venus is in Aries you might be into kink and a little overheated. When Venus is in Taurus you feel beautiful and want pleasure. Want Venus is in Gemini you are that social butterfly. When Venus moves into Cancer you just want to nurture and protect everything that’s good in the world. Etcetera. So these couple of months you might feel confident in building new connections, you might feel energized and inspired to catch up with all your friends, you might all of a sudden want to go out on different dates or you will find that you are all of sudden open to dating people you didn’t find interesting before. But when Venus is retrograde anything becomes possible. The excesses come out. Totally unexpected and super exciting love stuff can happen. From old love interests resurfacing to meeting this unbelievable gorgeous person in the aisle of the supermarket. On the other hand, it might also throw you off balance. If you find that you are lacking energy or are feeling unsure about yourself; then this retrograde period is asking you to reflect and revisit. Maybe not just ninth house topics, but also first house topics (which means the self, body, identity). Who are you? And if you feel you are struggling in a relationship, can be romantic or otherwise: Who are you in relationship? What does this relationship evoke in you? Venus retrograde can be experienced a little difficult for Libra rising folks. However, if you are willing to go within and do the reflecting, revisiting, re-establishing, etcetera, you will find you come out of this retrograde period so much stronger.
Scorpio rising (& Sun)
If Scorpio is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your eight house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will travel through your house of collaborations, intimacy and shared resources. She will support you in new collaborations, support you to bond and unify and help you to be intimate. During the next four months you may feel the need to share and merge with others that bring blessings into your life, or on the contrary distance yourself from certain others who take away. Or you might find yourself sharing your resources (money, power, energy, sexuality) in a different way than before (being more generous) or with someone new (which could be a new romantic relationship, but also a business or other kind of collaboration). While Venus is retrograde you are supported to reflect on what and how you share. That also means you come to certain realizations on what these relationships (romantic and other) or collaborations bring to you. What do you gain out of them? Money, materialistic goods, sex, energy, love? Are these relationships/collaborations in balance? Who are the people that provide you with love and energy? Which relationships nourish you? Who supports you? With whom do you want to share yourself?
For single Scorpio rising folks it is highly possible that you meet someone new or establish a romantic relationship with someone you already know and find yourself being surprisingly intimate. People with the ascendant in Scorpio are known to be quite private and secretive. In the next four months you might connect with someone who makes you share more of yourself or your resources than you would have expected from yourself. When Venus travels through your eight house you will actually receive blessings by sharing (but that does not mean you need to give yourself or your resources away freely and unlimitedly). Also, in the next four months you might discover that you want to change things up regarding certain collaborations or maybe a romantic relationship. It is possible that you end a relationship because your realize it’s not balanced or because you realize you don’t share the same future. It’s equally possible you begin a new relationship realizing you do want to be with a certain person; because you have much in common or just because sharing yourself with that person just makes life so much better.
Sagittarius rising (& Sun)
If Sagittarius is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your seventh house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will travel through your house of relationships, marriage and other committed partnerships. In the next four months your committed partnerships, this can mean a love relationship but also business partnership, are topic of reflection. While Venus is retrograde she urges you to deeply explore the form and quality of your relationships. How do you get along with each other? What works? What doesn’t?
If you are in a romantic relationship, the relationship will be highlighted in the next four months. If there are any struggles, you will now be forced to look at them and think, feel and reflect. Is being in this partnership still in your favor? Or might it be better to part ways? Or maybe you discover what you need to work on and how you two can partner up and strengthen your relationship. Also if you are in a relationship but don’t have any struggles and if you two are a strong power team, these next four months offer the opportunity to work on your relationship and strengthen it even more. Venus will pull your focus on the love you feel and she will support you in deepening your romantic connection. If you are in a long term relationship it’s a great time to light some candles and bring romance back (in case it was missing). Especially now most of us are staying home because of the pandemic. While we are forced to spend so much time together, better invest it wisely huh?
If you are single. You might develop a new relationship in the next four months, with someone you already know or someone completely new. Or you might come to certain insights regarding past relationships or your romantic future hopes and dreams. Having Venus moving through your seventh house, can bring lots of interesting stuff. And lastly, for business owners; the next four months can bring interesting encounters too. You might end up with some new clients or decide to do business with a new partner. But, if you are currently in a unhealthy business partnership, you might decide you want to end it. With retrogrades, things can go both ways. However, in the end, Venus wants to bring blessings. Venus is known for her ability to attract and create love and connection. But she doesn’t do her work in places with no fertile ground. She knows where she can bring abundance. She won’t spend her energy on unhealthy partnerships (romantic and business) if she doesn’t think it’s well spend. Then she will urge you to reflect and maybe help you to choose or force you to go on alone.
Capricorn rising (& Sun)
If Capricorn is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your sixth house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will travel through your house of work, service and health. In the next four months Venus is supportive of you attending to your health. She also wants you to find pleasure in work and supports connection between you and your colleagues, employers and employees. She might bring some lucky opportunities or changes when it comes to your career.
While Venus is retrograde she will support you in deeply exploring these topics in your life. You have a chance to learn about your needs, loves and pleasures in regards to your working life. What do you enjoy? Are you able to find it in your current job? If not, it may be you decide it’s time for a change. Whether by looking for a new job or by changing circumstances at work. Either way, Venus is supportive of connection and joy in your working life. And if it’s not present, she will urge you to reflect and reconsider. Which doesn’t mean you need to make drastic changes within the next four months when you come to the conclusion you aren’t happy; you are allowed to take time.
If it’s not the topic of work that’s on your mind, it will be that of health. Health is also a sixth house topic. Having Venus moving through your sixth house is supportive of a healthy lifestyle. In the next four months you might find yourself reflecting on your habits and health. Now is the time to make changes in your lifestyle; if you have that wish.
Aquarius rising (& Sun)
If Aquarius is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your fifth house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will travel through your house of creativity, pleasure, fertility, sex and romantic encounters. Venus can sure bring fun in this house. If you are single your might feel a greater desire to date. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you might feel like your libido is heightened or that you are just up for fun stuff or in the mood for new sexual adventures. There is the chance of meeting someone new, romantically. Which might develop into something, but could as easily be a one time date or one night stand. Venus in the fifth house is also supportive of creative and artistic endeavors. Lastly it can be supportive of fertility.
When Venus is retrograde you are asked to reflect on the topics above. What are you looking for in dates and romance? How is your creative flow? Where do you find inspiration? Also the topic of kids may be on your mind; either thinking about wanting kids or not, or maybe the raising of the kids you have is asking extra attention. Summarized: sex, kids and creativity is what the fifth house is about. Venus likes to bring these three into your life. When she’s retrograde you are supported to reflect on these topics and learn something new about yourself and your desires.
Pisces rising (& Sun)
If Pisces is your rising sign then Venus moving through Gemini means that Venus is moving through your fourth house. From April third until the seventh of August Venus will travel through your house of home, housing, domestic life, ancestry and foundations. Venus may bring some luck in this area of your life. If you are looking for a new place to live for example, this transit might be helpful for you.
The next four months are a good time for you to reflect on your foundations and ancestry. Maybe you come to new insights in regards to your relationships with your parents, for example. Where do you find love? Where do you need to set boundaries? Where are your roots? What is your history? Where might be pain and where is healing needed in regards to your foundations? And where is the beauty and love in your childhood stories?
During the next four months you might come to realizations in regards to your needs to feel at home somewhere. What makes you feel safe? What brings you comfort? Venus will be supportive on learning something new about yourself concerning these topics.