Venus Retrograde 2014

Venus Retrograde 2014

Venus Retrograde 2014

Venus retrograde lasts from the 21st of December 2013, to the 31st of January 2014. Venus retrograde motion is supposed to mean that our love lives enter a fated period. As with other retrograde planets, we may relive past life experiences in order to sort out recurring and limiting karmic issues. Old friends or lovers may reappear, and there may be more difficulty in giving and receiving love and affection.

Venus Retrograde Dates

20 November 2013: Venus enters retrograde zone at 13 Capricorn. 21 December 2013: Venus stationary retrograde at 28 Capricorn. 31 January 2014: Venus stationary direct at 13 Capricorn. 4 March 2014: Venus leaves retrograde zone at 28 Capricorn.

Venus Retrograde 2013 – It’s Complicated

To get a more accurate picture of what this Venus retrograde cycle means, we must look in detail to the aspects and fixed stars in relation to Venus, from when she enters the retrograde zone, to when she leaves. For Venus retrograde 2013, the real astrological meaning comes to life when a few important asteroids are included. So before looking at the charts, I’ll give a brief overview of the three asteroids involved in the love story.

Asteroid Psyche

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess called Psyche. She was so adorable, that people thought she was the second coming of the goddess of Love, Venus. In fact they worshiped Psyche as a symbol of love, instead of Venus herself. Venus got jealous and made her fall in love with Cupid, only to have him leave her heart-broken. Some keywords for asteroid Psyche from Leah Whitehorse: “The fragility of love; the trials of love; the path of true love never runs smooth“. Psyche endured much worry and sadness at the hands of Venus, who wasn’t finished with her yet. The next ordeal leads us to the second important asteroid in this Venus retrograde cycle.

Asteroid Proserpina

Venus sent Psyche on a mission to the underworld. She was to obtain for Venus, a sample of the beauty of Proserpina, queen of the underworld. After many harrowing experiences, she reached Proserpina, who gives Psyche what the vengeful Venus desired. On the way back, Psyched had a little taste for herself, the fell asleep in an opium-like haze. The love story does have a happy ending though. Cupid fell in love with Psyche, he tracked her down and revived her from the comatose state and they married. It seems to me that Proserpina gave Psyche the gift of wisdom through experiencing the dark side. Marina E. Partridge summed this up as: “Persephone is Eve before she took the bite of the apple and Proserpina is Eve afterwards. The serpent symbolism associated with Proserpina could also be about releasing the Kundalini, the serpent bringing about sexual enlightenment and Lilith wisdom.”

Asteroid Icarus

Icarus was the lad who didn’t take the advise of his father. He flew too close to the Sun and died. The astrology of asteroid Icarus is about learning to travel between the extremes, listening to advice, and not going overboard once freedom is attained. Although this mythological character was not involved with Psyche or Proserpina, I’m sure this theme will fit into the overall story when we work through the charts.

Venus Enters Retrograde Zone November 2013

Venus Retrograde 2014Venus enters the retrograde zone at 13 degrees Capricorn on the 20th of November 2013. Venus is on the fixed star Nunki, together with Pluto and asteroid Icarus. So this complicated love story begins with great intensity and even obsession because of Pluto. The journey might take us into some dark places, involving jealousy, revenge or drugs. The heart rules the head with the star Nunki. Strong passions and sexual desire are shown with Mars sextile Jupiter in the chart. Venus opposite Lilith and Jupiter suggest we need to travel between the extremes, the same message we get from asteroid Icarus with Venus. Bridging the gap between Venus Pluto obsessions, and Jupiter Lilith taboos, is the sobering conjunction of Mercury and Saturn. Now sextiles and trines are supposed to be beneficial and harmonious, but Mercury with Saturn is can be nasty words and negative thinking. I actually think this configuration has the potential to feed more darkness and despair into this underworld love story. Saturn is on a star called Zuben Elgenubi, together associated with jealousy, temper, suffering and relationship dramas. Sun quincunx Moon says there is a karmic readjustment going on within a relations between the Moon woman and the man Sun. In same-sex relationships, between the Moon submissive and the Sun dominant partner. Sun on the star Toliman relates to envy and egotism, resulting in a spoiled relationships. Moon on the fixed star Betelgeuse makes the woman strong-willed and rebellious when restrained, or when kept down by demeaning Mercury Saturn words. The partners bring a lot of dark karmic baggage into this journey. They will experience extreme highs and lows and they work out his karma, which has built up of some time, perhaps not just in this life.

Venus Retrograde 2013

Venus Retrograde 2013Venus stations retrograde at 28 degrees Capricorn on the 21st of December 3013. Venus is even closer to asteroid Icarus now, so showing moderation and not acting on impulse is most critical now. This is emphasized by the reactionary and risky aspect of Mars opposite Uranus. The urge to lash out, to explode even, seems to manifest from bottled up emotions. We see this with the depressive Moon square Saturn. Patience is being tested, and it does revolve around the karmic relationships. Both the Moon and Saturn represent the past. Venus retrograde on December 21 is the first turning point in the cycle. Intensity and passions have been building. Venus has been travelling along in step with rash asteroid Icarus. Now emotional sadness transforms into impulsive actions. For the last few weeks, asteroids Psyche and Proserpina have been edging closer together. In another facet of this Venus retrograde turning point, the naïve little princess and the dark queen meet up for a chat, straddling the messenger of the gods, Mercury. This interaction is intense and deep, occurring in the sting of the Scorpion, dark subject matter. The lad Icarus moves out of the picture now, but the wise dark queen stays with the princess for the remainder of this journey.

Venus Direct 2014

Venus Direct 2014Venus stations direct at 13 degrees Capricorn on the 31st of January 2014. The testing emotional conditions continue with the Moon again square Saturn, like in the retrograde station chart above. We also come back the original theme of the story with Venus conjunct Pluto. Now the intense love nature of Venus Pluto applies more to self-love, self understanding and self-respect. Moon square Saturn is sadness and isolation, but also the trigger for taking responsibility for our emotions and instinctive, habitual behaviors in relationships. The triple goddess is in Pluto’s underworld. The dark queen Proserpine, the beauty queen Venus, and the maiden Psyche. These inner aspects of our own emotional black hole is where the action is now centered. Sharing the love and wisdom, soaking up the melancholy and stark realities. This is a Venus direct priestess retreat, of war-weary and emotionally worn out victims of love. It is a struggle, but all these bodies opposite Jupiter show the reason for the gathering. The aim is personal growth. Moon trine Mars makes the feminine fiercely protective and passionate about her family. Mars blood is thicker than water on the fixed star Arcturus.

Venus Leaves Retrograde Zone March 2014

Venus Retrograde 2014This love story ends with a bang. Venus lies between asteroids Psyche and Proserpina. I don’t think Venus is very popular after displaying jealousy, envy and revenge. It’s been a real struggle to keep things together, much pain and trauma shown by Sun conjunct Chiron. Everybody hurts. Moon opposite Mars  “can become dangerous to others or self-destructive. At its worst the rage can turn very bitter and vindictive.” Venus square Mars is the battle of the sexes, and inner sexual frustration. The karmic relationship has been so intense, stormy, a mixture of love and hate. “Facing constant intense triangular relationships“, and being blind-sided unfathomable emotions come with Moon square Lilith. We end the fated love story with a sacrificial grand square. To escape the emotional train wreck from the massive build up of inner tension in this grand square, let go. Leave it up to fate, leave your ego behind and surrender the wishes of the gods, of your family, of the community or collective you can serve during Venus retrograde 2014. There is so much wisdom that comes from a journey into the dark side. Emotional wisdom and maturity, oneness with the collective. Moon on the star Al Pherggives preparedness, steadiness, determination and final success.”

228 Responses

  1. Kate says:

    So here’s my question…what about those people who are experiencing the same relationship problems but they don’t read about astrology. They don’t know how to handle what’s happening or what is changing in their life. Does the universe push them into the right direction? Does the universe make the changes happen in their lives that need to occur? These past couple of months have been difficult for me, and I have been reading about what to expect and how to handle the changes. What happens to those who don’t know?

    • Jamie says:

      Good question Kate. Once I started learning astrology it gave me a better understanding of “why” things were happening to me, so I felt more comfortable about things. That’s the difference I guess. If we can get an idea of the reasons things happens then I guess we can cope a little better. Not sure if we can ever change our fate based on this knowledge though.

      • Kate says:

        Hi Jamie, so you’re saying that undertanding by gaining knowledge of what is happening is key to coping with the changes. But knowing or not knowing, fate/destiny happens regardless out of our control. The only benefit to having the understanding of the events is that it can soften the blow of what the universe is bring our way. Is that right?

        • John says:

          I don’t think your life is not in your control but the universe will certainly force themes/situations/experiences on you. Through astrology you can have a better idea of why this happens and with that knowledge you can make a more informed decision on how to respond/react. You may not be in control of what the universe throws at you, but you own your response to it.

  2. pam says:

    hi my husband left me in march off this year 2012 to a girl that broke up our family do u see any chance off us getting back together in this retrogarde before summer ends? is this possible? like he ran from this marriage and kids says he wants a decorice.

  3. tanja says:

    i always get STD during venus retro :(.

  4. Mila says:

    Hey. I’ve been in a long distance relationship since June 28th of 2010 (I’m a Virgo he’s a Picies) and though we’ve had issues we have a great connection. Come March things crumbled. He left for a bit cutting off communication but came back with Sorries saying he’s been needing space to think things out. He stayed for a bit before proofing again and came back, proofed, came back and recently proofed on June 30th (reading other comments this seems to be a bad date area). I haven’t heard from him since but he’s been telling me he needs serious thinking time but last time he came back I yelled at him for being to rude and hurting me so I half suspect I drove him away this time. When he disappeared it wasn’t me but rather him taking a breath plus he’s told me so many times he loves me and has gone to desperate lengths to be with me. I meditated on it and communicated with his subconscious and he says he’s coming back plus a friend (who’s a psychic) told me it won’t be too long before he comes back but my ego has been strongly shaken. Do you think my friend was right? Once Venus leaves retro will it all be ok? I know for a fact he’d never leave me but…a fellow friend, almost a sister, hurt me deeply and left entirely. I guess I fear that’ll happen but I trust my friend. I’m pretty new to astrology but do believe in it. What do you guys think? Will he come back come August?

    • Diane says:

      I wish I had an answer for you. I am desperately seeking my own. Mine left (long distance) in November and things were okay until the end of April. Heard almost nothing (no phone calls, and sporadic emails) for 2 1/2 months. I had been calling and emailing asking for some resolution and getting nothing. Then, about 2 weeks ago I got some emails that I chose not to open because it was the beginning of my work week. And then out of the blue he called. The phone call was not good! He was testing the waters andI had very high walls and was a bit defensive. He got pissy and I hung up on him. THEN I read the emails. He missed me and was sorry and wanted to work things out. Well, he never said that in the phone call. I tried to call back and he was right back to refusing to answer the phone. He didn’t answer the phone for two weeks. Then I got another email telling me he did not love me and to stop calling. He said he wished he did because it would make life easier (WTH?). He also said that I could not MAKE him love me. How insulting! We’ve been together 4 1/2 years! He told me he loved me, that we had a future, blah, blah blah.
      I also think I pushed him further away by being brutally honest. I told him in emails that he was immature and rude and cruel. I did leave angry voicemails. He tried ONE time to make amends. And then ran away again. I do NOT believe he does not love me…we just get along too well and have too many things in common, etc. But now that he’s told me that – I MUST move on. I have gone through too much pain. I am really going through some intense pain. He broke up with me via EMAIL!! And I have so many questions and since he won’t talk to me, I’ll NEVER get them. One day I will be fine again. I hope you will be too, Mila.

      • Mila says:

        I did that (with the brute honesty) I see him online all the time and ignoring my messages. The one hope I have is I left a voicemail telling him to please post something online if he got it cause he hadn’t been online. The next day he posted something and has been lately. I think it’s his way of letting me know he’s ok. I’m clinging to July 31st like crazy because this retrograde schedule has been dead accurate. He’s done this on and off for months so I have no reason to think hell be gone forever. Again… My fears stem from my old friend. I left her a quick message saying “hey there was a cameo of a character you like here you may wanna check it out” and she bluntly told me “never contact me again” and it was that day onward I was scared my bf would do that to me as well. My psychic friend has told me hell come back and it’s all ok but… My depression and anxiety are too quick to act up. I need to stick to logic cause I feel myself wanting to jump out my skin screaming and crying but I left him texts, voicemails and online messages stating how sorry I was and I realized my mistake and he’s never once shut someone out of his life out of anger permanently. He’s… Well in no offense towards him he’s not one to stick with his choices he makes. He says he’s coming visit but he doesn’t. He says hell never leave he doesn’t. He says he despises his parents then loves them. He’s a bit of a broken mess.. But I stepped on the broken pieces and hurt him probably even if that’s not why he left its still a fault of mine. Gods I hear that old friend of mine in the back of my head. It’s infecting my faith in him because each and every time he’s come back to me.

        • Diane says:

          I’m so sorry you are going through this. Sounds very similar to what I’m going through. The feelings of anxiety and jumping out of my skin are at times overwhelming. The voicemails and emails I have left that go unanswered are so painful. The depression is awful. (But I’ve lost weight…yay.) I have given him everything so much of myself that I need to get it back and move on. It’s been an awful process. I know in my heart that I will NEVER hear fom him again so I must concentrate on me. I do not believe he doesn’t love me – I think he’s terrified of commitment. That, combined with the poor financial decisions he’s made recently, are probably making him want to shut everyone out. I liked your comment about thinking with logic. It sounds so easy, but then the fears and emotions take over. I am trying to get over this. Not easy to do. I never loved anyone likeI love him. But if says he doesn’t love me, there is nothing more I can do. I have to respect what he has FINALLY told me. Sorry it took him 4 1/2 years to figure it out. Best wishes to you.

      • daisy says:

        hi diane,

        just an update – you know miraculously, as soon as venus went direct, my boy has now been back to how he was before. he was attentive, engaging, funny… just like how he was before, if not, even better. BUT… yes, there’s the but. BUT, i don’t feel the same anymore. i still would not initiate any conversation, i keep him at a distance… i’m still my usual self, caring, funny, easy to talk to. but i’m not as attentive anymore. i act like i care, but to be honest with you, i don’t. as an aries, he can NOT talk to me for a few days, and for me to not feel a thing?… that’s not good. i’m not jealous… not even when he told me he just hired the girl he had a fling with way back in the day. i laughed at him and i teased him, but i don’t feel anything. my usual self would be angry with rage the moment he brought it up. but NOTHING. i guess, like i said before… my wall is up. and i don’t trust him. as in i don’t trust him to not pull that crap on me again. so i’m very defensive. i can’t be bothered. i don’t trust him to flake on me again.

        i guess it’s time for me to let him go. when you lose the passion, or when you lose that urge to be close to someone, then the relationship is pretty much non-existent, right?

        – daisy

        • Diane says:

          Hi Daisy,

          Interesting how life is, isn’t it? I went through too much with this guy. He has more issues than I can tell you or that I care to deal with. Breaking up with someone in an email is cowardly (and very junior high!). He’s 53 years old. I have started therapy to figure out why I allowed him to be like this towards me – I could have and should have walked away long ago. He’s just a man, after all. And not one with the integrity I thought he had. But bottom line…no matter how crappy he behaved throughout the relationship towards me (especially towards the end), I allowed it. I want to make sure I never allow anyone to treat me so disrespectfully again. No reason for it. I do deserve so much more. “His loss” sounds so cliche, but it’s true. And I’ll be better off in the long run. No more head games or heartache. Time is a great healer. :) Best to you Daisy!!

  5. Alma Lee Cameron says:

    Check this out. I am in a polyamorus relationship with a trans woman I’ve been with over 30 years. During the Venus retrograde, I broke up with my very beloved boyfriend of 10 months. He, too, had become distant. I believe this did have something to do with the influence of his other partner, his ex-wife. My partner’s girlfriend of 8 years broke up with her. And I came very close to telling my primary partner I wanted to move out and get a divorce. We’ve put a hold on that until this freaking retrograde is over! Thank Goddess we’re almost there!
    Sparkle Yoni

  6. Ruchira.Sehgal says:

    Hi there:)

    I don’t know how but while searching for articles on venus retrograde I landed on your article. this one is really helpful.
    I remembered when retrograde started I came very close to an old friend and was about to get into a relstionship but then I held myself back, thinking that I should let retrograde pass and then see, if I still wanna be with him. and then on 19th july he again spoke about relationship. Things are going good. it feels like he is everything I ever wanted or wished for but I still wanna know if this is a venus retrograde effect on me? is it gonna end once venus takes off it’s shadow? something does feel like it’s karmic. I am a leo by zodiac and he is an Aquarius- opposite signs, have heard relationships are difficult. could you please advice? it would be really helpful. thanks:)
    Love and Light!

  7. T says:

    Oh, I truly need this for December. The healing is good-

  8. Gina says:

    I have just found your blog and it has brought everything that has happened to me recently into focus.
    My partner of 35 years has told me that he has fallen out of love with me and. This happened in late January 2013 but I have discovered that he has been having an ‘affair’ with a much younger woman for some time. They met in mid-May 2102 and began to text each other constantly. He says that it is not a sexual relationship but I suspect that it is fairly raunchy with texting and e-mailing. Could this relationship be a passing fancy or have I lost him for good? I am trying to get on with my life but as we work together in the family business it is very difficult and he has not even given me an explanation as to why this happened. I am not very knowledgeable on astrology but it seems everything changed during the Venus in Retrograde period of 2012 and this my have some bearing on the turn of events.
    Hope you can give me some guidance or closure.

  9. kaur says:

    Wow, what a story!
    I love this part of the ending: “There is so much wisdom that comes from a journey into the dark side. Emotional wisdom and maturity. Moon on the star Al Pherg “gives preparedness, steadiness, determination and final success.”

    Now I can’t wait until March 2014 as the Venus exiting Rx chart bodes very well for me.
    Thanks Jamie!! :-)

  10. Tai says:

    Hi Jamie, I was wondering if a person is 13 degrees Capricorn, would this effect the transit. Also, this person has both Pluto and Uranus in the 7th house – will this amply effects? ( and Venus in Scorpio, poor pet). Thanks

  11. megs says:

    Well let’s see. This whole Saturn drama is conjunct my natal Pluto. Natal Pluto opposing mars in taurus … square Venus in Aquarius… and Leo rising. Chiron conjunct my natal Pisces sun. And my poor little cancer moon very close conjunct jupiter . Amongst many other lovely aspects.. but right now is absolutely god awful. Hell really. I hope something gives soon. ):

  12. Ingrid says:

    unfortunately when you have an Aries moon you skip sadness and go straight for the rash! venus squared my Venus at 13 degrees Libra on November 20th and the next day I lost it. So maybe during the retrograde I’ll just feel the sadness. Hopefully I won’t lose it anymore. Anyhow by December 22nd I’ll be in Jamaica and maybe there’ll be I rent a dread from my past life that I can work out some Karma with . Lol. In all seriousness I know I’m in for interesting ride. Ending with the Grand Cardinal cross in April. This is a good one I appreciate this post.

  13. Omen says:

    Yeah, I’m better.

  14. silvershankha says:

    This Venus retrograde stations exactly on my progressed ascendant. Venus also stays in my natal second house during this period. Meanwhile Mars is in my 10th/11th beating up on my Libra stellium. Hoping for love, not war. :)

  15. Gillian says:

    How would one predict the outcome of a retrograde? Venus is activating my natal jupiter conjunct mercury which forms a minor grand trine with venus/mars in my 11 and my descendant conjunct saturn. I’m at a crisis point with my guy, wondering if this retrograde will make or break?

  16. Poet Shay Butter says:

    my venus is in capricorn how will this retrograde affect me?

  17. Galaxxygal says:

    My N venus 10 Virgo is conjunct SN- H3

    It is currently getting a trine from Tr Pluto Cappy

    & at the same time an quincunx from Tr uranus Aries

    ~~~ the most profound unfinished chapter from the past has reappeared


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