Venus is in Retrograde now and for the next six weeks.

The phenomenon known as Venus Retrograde occurs approximately every twenty months when, for about six weeks, Venus travels in reverse motion against the backdrop of stars. Of course, it doesn’t really move backwards, but only appears to do so from our point of view here on Earth.

Greek astrologers called the morning phase of Venus Lucifer (“the light bearer”).

According to astrological belief, while Venus is retrograde, old friends and/or lovers may reenter one’s life. During this period, financial returns are apt to be delayed and affection is more difficult to receive and express. Beginning a new relationship, buying luxury items and investing in objects of art or items of beauty is generally discouraged during the retrograde period. Venus retrograde is a good time to reflect on your values, to review your relationships and to donate your energy to a charitable cause.