When Venus, the planet associated with love, relationships, beauty, and harmony, goes into retrograde, its energies are thought to be intensified and turned inward. This period prompts us to reevaluate our values, relationships, and patterns of relating. It offers an opportunity for reflection, introspection, and growth in matters of the heart.

Timings for Venus Retrograde

New York, USA
22 Jul, 2023 09:34 pm – 03 Sep, 2023 09:20 pm

New Delhi, India
23 Jul, 2023 07:04 am – 04 Sep, 2023 06:50 am

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During Venus Retrograde, the usual expression of Venusian qualities may undergo some challenges and reassessment. Relationships, romance, self-worth, and creativity may be areas of focus. It is not uncommon to experience challenges or obstacles in love relationships, unresolved issues resurfacing, or a need to reassess our desires and values. 

It is important to note that Venus Retrograde affects each individual differently based on their birth chart and planetary placements. Some individuals may experience significant shifts or challenges during this period, while others may feel a more subtle influence.

Time to Unveil: Embracing Authenticity and Deepening Relationships

In our journey through life, we often find ourselves donning masks to protect our vulnerabilities, especially when it comes to our closest relationships. We create boundaries and wear egoic armor to shield ourselves from emotional pain and the desire for respect. However, it is time to shed these masks and reveal our true, beautiful selves. The Venus Retrograde offers an opportunity to approach relationships from the heart rather than the head.

Venus Retrograde Remedies

1. Choose Love over Aggressiveness: Instead of resorting to aggression, opt for love and compassion in your interactions. Soften your approach and prioritize understanding and empathy.

2. Release Toxic Relationships: During this transit, past toxic relationships may resurface. Learn to say “No” to these harmful connections, prioritizing your well-being and growth. It is essential to let go of what no longer serves your highest good.

3. Sri Suktam Chanting: On Thursdays when Pisces rises in the sky, chant the Sri Suktam. This sacred hymn honors the divine feminine energy and invokes abundance and prosperity. Use the align27 to determine the local timings.

4. Offer Flowers and Worship: Dedicate Fridays to honor your favorite goddess and offer flowers as a symbol of love and devotion. This act of reverence deepens your connection with the divine and enhances the energy of love within relationships.

5. Honor Shukra: Face the Southeast direction, associated with Venus, and bow down in gratitude to Shukra, the presiding deity. Request Shukra’s blessings to fulfill your heartfelt desires. Lighting a lamp during sunset strengthens the Venus energy, as Agni, the guardian deity of the Southeast, is invoked.

6. Reflect on Past Relationships: During this time, you may feel a pull towards past relationships or ex-partners. Exercise caution and take time to evaluate the underlying energy and motives before making any significant decisions. Avoid starting new relationships until the energy stabilizes.

7. Mahalakshmi Ashtakam: Listen to or chant the Mahalakshmi Ashtakam daily. This powerful hymn venerates the goddess of wealth and abundance, inviting her blessings into your life and relationships.

8. Honor Jala Tattva: Venus represents the water element (Jala Tattva). Stay hydrated during this period and offer water or food as a daily offering to the divine, honoring the essence of water and its purifying qualities.