So, in the year of retrogrades, we are about to begin the 1st of major retrograde of 2020 (if we skip Mercury retrograde which happens 3-4 times every year). It will be of Venus retrograde in Taurus during mid-year. So, let’s look at this Venus retrograde in Taurus and its impact on our lives.
Venus goes retrograde after every 18 months and this time it will go retrograde in the sign of Taurus. Normally, Venus transit into a sign takes about 20 to 25 days and hence nothing much concrete can be predicted for such a short time, but when it goes retrograde in any sign, then it slows down its pace, moves back & forth and hence takes about 4-5 months to cover the sign which it normally covers in 25 days max. Hence, it is considerably longer time and we can predict things/events for this time period. This time also, Venus transit in Taurus starts on 28th March, 2020 and it ends on 31st July, 2020. Hence, it is good enough period to predict things and events.
As we go through this article, we will deal in detail as to what different factors can be attached with Venus Retrograde in general and Venus Retrograde in Taurus in specific. Now, let’s begin to first understand all the important things attached with coming Venus Retrograde.
Venus - Venus represents Beauty, Desire and Love. Venus is the main significator of Marriage. Venus represents Girlfriend or Wife for a Man. Venus is the significator of all relations, may it be Husband-Wife or Mother-Daughter. Venus is Wealth & Conveniences, Vehicles & Luxuries. Venus’s highest representation is Service and Devotion, which is where Venus is most pious.
Taurus -It is the 2nd sign of zodiac belt, so it represents many things related with 2nd house of horoscope like, Hoarded Wealth, Assets, Savings, Finances, Luxuries and Liquid Money. All in all a sign related with luxuries and all the conveniences of life. Taurus is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatras, i.e. Krittika, Rohini and Mrigshira. Also, Taurus' lord is Venus only.
Venus in Taurus – When Venus is in Taurus, Venus is in its own sign. Any planet sitting in its own sign gets the extra boost or power just like the peace which we get in our own home. As Venus and Taurus represent similar things, it will become double energy of wealth, luxuries, conveniences and desires. This transit can be really fruitful in matters of wealth, conveniences and luxuries. People would look for more wealth and living more convenient and luxurious lifestyle. Wealth can be an important part of this transit or even if someone has this placement in birth chart. They may seek happiness through wealth. Even relationships mean more to them if it is bringing more wealth in their lives. It would be helpful in life if they start considering their relation or partner themselves as their wealth.
Retrograde Planets – Mars, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn go through retrograde phases. These phases are of different time periods from 21 days to about 4 to 5 months. Retrograde is actually when a planet is closer to Earth and that’s why, while looking from Earth, it looks like planet is moving backwards as it is slower in its speed than Earth. So, retrograde is actually an optical illusion. Planet doesn’t move backwards but it only looks-like moving backwards. So, 1st thing retrograde time brings is confusion related with the planet that is retrograde. Also, as retrograde planet is closer to Earth, the best way to understand a retrograde planet is to imagine someone just standing right next to you and looking at you. How would you feel? You will definitely be impacted by the intense energy of that person. The same ways, when a planet goes retrograde and come closer to Earth, its rays are reaching us with great intensity. That’s why; retrograde season, when most planets go through retrograde cycle, can be the most intense time on Earth. It also means that retrograde planet will almost push/force us to act in matters related to the planet or house/sign where it is retrograde by creating some or the other situations. As retrograde time is about moving backwards though only as an illusion, retrograde motion of a planet also shows that we reflect back on things related to that planet or house/sign where it is retrograde. Basically, during direct motion of planet, planet gives us many indications about things to correct or sort-out but if we don’t take any proactive measure then planet is forced to create some events and circumstances during its retrograde motion under which we will be forced to take actions in those matters. So eventually, retrograde cycles are good which force us to take actions which were long overdue. Last but not the least, a person born with retrograde planets also follows the same path where in early life he makes mistakes related with retrograde planet and in later life, he improves or corrects those mistakes.
Venus Retrograde – Venus retrograde is normally a 40 days long period in which Venus moves backwards or at least it looks like that from Earth. Generally speaking, Venus represents our conveniences in life and when it is retrograde then in its most literal sense, it means that our conveniences are going back. It means that we are supposed to live a life of inconvenience in these 40 days. But as I said, it is most literal meaning. Things are much deeper in Astrology. Retrograde literally means Reverting Back or Reflecting Back. So, whichever planet goes retrograde during transit or even when it is retrograde in Birth Chart, it makes us reflect or think over things related to that planet. As Venus represents Relationship, Wealth and Convenience aspects of life, people also reflect back on their wealth & luxuries but as relationships remain the key aspect of almost everyone’s life, Venus retrograde normally leads to the situations where person reflects back to the fact that if he/she is in right relationship? Normally, we tend to project the flaws in relationship on other person but retrograde Venus is an opportunity to look within and find out the reasons behind troubles in relations. So, Venus retrograde normally leads to some uneasy situations in relations, either married or not, when couple starts reflecting back as to what is wrong or missing. But it is not all negative all the time. Venus retrograde is also the time when Venus will be closer to Earth, hence its rays will be reaching more intensely. Whenever any planet is retrograde, it remains the most prominent time for events related to that planet. As Venus is mainly about relations, this can also be time of getting into new relation if someone is single or an ex-lover can come back in life. At the same time, Venus Retrograde is not considered as an auspicious time to begin a new relationship as there can be some confusion or illusion involved with it. Another thing is when do we actually reflect or think back over something? When things don’t go as per our wishes or when we feel like we failed at those things. So, Venus retrograde can be a good time to introspect why relations and wealth aspect of our life is not as we wished so? As this time, Venus is retrograde in Libra, reflecting back on relation will be prominent. Also, Venus retrograde will come right around other retrograde cycles of Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. It shows that there can be lots of reflection and looking back at different things during mid-2020.
Last couple of Venus Retrogrades – It is interesting to note that last 2 Venus retrogrades were also in good signs of Venus. In 2017, Venus was retrograde in Pisces, where Venus is exalted (http://astrosaxena.com/ven17). It was between Jan, 2017 to May, 2017 and it was a good time for relationship overall. Although expectations were really high in relations due to exalted nature of Venus but I still know some of my friends or clients getting into relation or having a reunion with their partner. Then Venus was retrograde in Libra sign, where it is in own sign (https://www.astrosaxena.com/ven18). It was between Sep, 2018 to Dec, 2018. As Venus and Libra both represent relationship, it was a tough time for relationship or I should say a balanced relationship. Actually, Jupiter & Venus both were retro in Libra which was a great reminder or learning phase to many people who take their spouse or partner for granted and expect them to do all the adjustments in marital life.
Now, as Venus is retrograde in its own sign in Taurus, we can expect some good results in matters of wealth and conveniences but relationships would have its normal challenges where people may need to find ways to sustain their relationship in a balanced way.
Venus Retrograde Impacts – Now, we can split the impact of Venus retrograde in following parts –
- As per Karaka and sign– First of all, Venus retrograde will make us reflect back on relation/marriage. It can be other relations like between siblings or parent/child too. So, relations are going to be at stake. People will retrospect on how to maintain a meaningful relation or what they can do or what their partner should do for the same? So, as I see, focus may not be on compromising or adjusting in relation but on a balanced relation where both sides accommodate with each other. People will also reflect back on their wealth or conveniences factor and may try to improve the same.
- As per Houses – Also, Venus retrograde will make us reflect on things related to the houses it rules, house it sits in birth chart and the house it is transiting in Taurus sign as per your chart. Like for me as a Scorpio ascendant, Venus will make me reflect on things related to 7th house/Taurus, 12th house/Libra, 2nd house/Sagittarius as I have Venus there in birth chart and then 7th house/Taurus as Venus is going retrograde there. So, any Scorpio ascendant person will reflect back at things related to these houses and take necessary actions for improvement.
Venus’s Aspects – Throughout this transit, Venus will aspect Scorpio sign from Taurus. So, it will also impact the house where Scorpio falls in your chart. Venus’s aspect is more about Love. Wherever Venus aspects, we love to be involved in things related to that house. Venus aspect on Scorpio will show our love towards our occult or hidden side of world. It can also be love towards the house where Scorpio falls in your chart.
Dashas – As always, this transit of Venus will be more influential on those people who are going through Venus Dashas. It doesn’t mean that for others it won’t do anything. 4-5 months of retrograde/transit period is good enough time to give some results.
Venus Retrograde in Birth Chart – Those who are born with Venus retrograde in their birth chart will get some additional intensity from this retrograde transit but as they have Venus retrograde in birth chart, they are used to see such intensity in Venus related matters in their lives.
Retrograde Period – Venus will be retrograde within Taurus from 13th May, 2020 to 24th June, 2020. But as I said, effectively Venus will stay in Taurus from 28th March, 2020 to 31st July, 2020.
Shadow Period – Venus will start retrograde on 13th May, 2020 at 27 degree Taurus and will go back till 11 degree Taurus on 24th June, 2020. Although, the retrograde motion will finish on 24th June, but Venus will remain in Shadow Period till it again reaches 27 degree of Taurus on 28th July. Shadow Period is when the planet is although moving ahead but still gives the results of retrograde motion till it reaches the point from where it started retrograde motion. So, from 13th May onwards till 28th July, either Venus is in retrograde time or shadow period.
Other Planets – Likewise, if a person has planet/planets in Taurus in birth chart then Venus transiting over that planet/planets will make person focus on things related to that planet too. Now, the exact result depends on the planet, its dignity and conjunction/aspects on it. So, we can’t cover everything here.
Now, the main course.
Please see results of this transit from Ascendant and Moon Sign both. Predictions from Ascendant Sign will show what will actually happen and predictions from Moon Sign will show what our mind desires and how mind will react to such events? Another thing is that when Ascendant and Moon sign both point towards one event that event is more probable to happen.
So, let’s begin –
Aries Ascendant or Aries Moon Sign – For Aries people, Venus rules over 2nd house of Family & Wealth and 7th house of Marriage & Spouse. Venus will be retrograde in 2nd house/Taurus only. So, it is clearly a wealth and assets related transit for them. Venus, 2nd house and Taurus all represent wealth. So, they will be completely focused on assessing and reflecting their wealth or assets factor. They will try to find out new ways of getting more wealth. They would focus on managing their relation in their family setup. As 7th house/Libra represents business and relationship both, they will reflect on their relations and also about how to improve their business. They can even expect to get some wealth from their relatives in family.
Taurus Ascendant or Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Venus rules 1st house of Self/Life Path and 6th house of Work Routine & Obstacles. Venus will be retrograde in their 1st house only. It is time to reflect back on health issues. Venus normally gives health issues related with Sugar, Kidney and Urine or STD. So, care must be taken in this regard. They can be more inclined towards service to people. They can find their job environment not so cooperative which may make them reflect on if they should change their job. There can be conflicts and disputes in relation matters which may make them reflect on relation or partner. It also shows reflection on one’s life path and if there is any need to change it. This time can bring lots of wealth to them if they are in right career. They can get wealth through litigation too.
Gemini Ascendant or Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Venus rules 5th house of Happiness, Creativity & Romance and 12th house of Working behind the Scenes, Foreign Lands & Imagination. Venus will be retrograde in their 12th house only. They may find themselves very creative in this time and focus on creativity/educational aspect of life. Also, this time can bring love in life from unknown places. They can be inclined towards visiting places where they haven’t been. They can also be spiritually + creatively involved. They can gain lots of wealth through foreign/unknown lands or creative or hidden sources.
Cancer Ascendant or Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Venus rules 4th house of Home & Mother and 11th house of Gains & Desires. Venus will be retrograde in 11th house. They can be reflecting back on their relationship with mother or elder sibling and trying to make it more peaceful or beautiful. They can be travelling away from home or mother. This time can also bring benefits from mother or real estate. They can gain a lot from their work, especially if they are in business setup. Their elder sibling or social networking circle can become a source of their gains during this time.
Leo Ascendant or Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Venus rules 3rd house of Communication, Efforts & Younger Siblings and 10th house of Career, Work, Govt & Father. Venus will be retrograde in 10th house. Leo people will be reflecting on their relation with their younger siblings and father. They can gain a lot of wealth through their business setup career and communication. Sibling and Father can also become a source of their wealth. Another source of income can be Govt. They can get some benefits from Govt. This transit can also make them reflect on their own public image.
Virgo Ascendant or Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Venus rules 2nd house of Family & Wealth and 9th house of Luck & Fortune. Venus will be retrograde in 9th house. There will be a clear reflection on family environment and relation with teachers. There will be an effort to make it better and peaceful. They will also reflect on the wealth factor and they will try their best to improve the situation in matters of wealth and family. They can go for long distance travels. They can gain a lot of wealth through sharing their knowledge with others. They can also be interested in gaining knowledge from different sources.
Libra Ascendant or Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Venus rules 1st house of Self and 8th house of Marriage Benefits & In-Laws. Venus will be retrograde in 8th house. They will reflect back on themselves and try to find their right life path. They will certainly reflect on their relation, marriage or partner. They can go into business field in their life path. A new relationship can certainly come up in life. They can also change their life path. At the same time, they would get best wealth only through business. This transit can bring a major change in life. It can also make them interested in hidden/occult side of life. It shows wealth from in-laws and inheritance too but relationship with in-laws can be unstable.
Scorpio Ascendant or Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpio people, Venus rules 7th house of Marriage & Spouse and 12th house of Spirituality & Creativity. Venus will be retrograde in 7th house. This transit can make them reflect on their relationship life as Venus and 7th house both represent it. They can have great wealth from foreign lands and business setup. They can reflect upon their business to make it a better one. They may spend time in spirituality or creative matters. Their can be a connection between their partner, business and unknown places. As 12th house is also house of losses, they may also incur losses due to relationship or they may have a sense of losses in relationship matters..
Sagittarius Ascendant or Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Venus rules 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Debts & Obstacles and 11th house of Gains, Income & Desires. Venus will be retrograde in 6th house. They will reflect back on their gains and income/wealth factor. Also, there will be reflection on their relation with their elder sibling or people they interact with. This transit shows that their income or gains are going into litigation/conflicts or health issues. They need to take proper care of health especially Venus related health issues. It also shows a relationship conflict becoming the reason behind loss of wealth.
Capricorn Ascendant or Capricorn Moon Sign – For Capricorn people, Venus rules 5th house of Creativity & Romance and 10th house of Career & Work. Venus will be retrograde in 5th house. This transit can clearly make someone reflect on his career and work. They can even change their career as 5th house is 8th from 10th house. Also, they will reflect on their relation with their children or love interests and may try to make it a better one. This transit can bring love matters to them. This can also make them interested in education, arts, media or any type of creative interests. They need to be careful in dealing with love matters to sustain it.
Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign – For Aquarius people, Venus rules 4th house of Home & Mother and 9th house of Far Distant Places, Pilgrimages etc. Venus will be retrograde in 4th house. So, a long distance travel and going away from mother or home is on. They will reflect on their relation with mother, religious views and beliefs. They will reflect on their teachers and Guru. They would try to make their relation with mother a better one. They may like to stay more at home or with Mother. They may make their home more beautiful. Mother or real-estate matters can become a source of wealth.
Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – For Pisces people, Venus rules 3rd house of Communication, Younger Siblings & Business and 8th house of Marriage Benefits, In-Laws and Transformation. Venus will be retrograde in 3rd house. It shows a time of reflecting on some big change in life. This change can be in the matters of relations, business or belief. There can also be change in wealth matters. Their business will bring the best wealth. Sibling can also become a source of wealth. They can be highly inclined towards occult research. They can reflect on their marriage benefits or relation with in-laws.
So, this is the way this transit may be seen. Overall, it is a relationship and wealth-centric transit where we will reflect on our relation/wealth and try to bring an improvement in them.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.