This years Venus retrograde starts on July 22nd, 2023 and ends on September 3rd, 2023.
Venus retrograde means that the planet appears to be moving backward through the zodiac wheel. That means the planet is working in a lesser capacity than normal — as if it were sick or groggy. Venus is not actually moving backwards, it's just moving slower than the rest of the planets.
During Venus retrograde, take the time to reflect on how those planetary themes appear in your life. For Venus, that’s love, money, and finances. Venus moves through each zodiac sign every 30 days or so, bringing a fun, fresh boost to our dating life and money management. But when it experiences a slowdown every year and a half, there is a notable shift in Venus energy, making it an ideal time for a review of Venus themes of money and love in your own life.
When a planet travels through a sign of the zodiac, as Venus does in Leo from July 22nd through September 3rd, it takes on the essence of that sign. Leo is passionate and bold. This sign emits a fiery desire for life and self-expression. This Venus retrograde will bring focus to how we express ourselves in relationships with people and money.
Venus retrograde may bring up money or love issues, seemingly out of nowhere. Embrace that retrograde energy, as it’s actually an ideal time to dive deeper into your day to day spending, deal with old emotions, and rethink your approach to what’s not working.