Venus retrograde July 22nd through September 3rd

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On July 22, 2023, at 9:32 pm EDT, Venus stations retrograde at 28° Leo, coinciding with the beginning of Leo season (Sun enters Leo).

The planet second closest to the Sun is Venus, which represents our relationships, finances, healthy social networks, value system, and resources. Venus teaches what is most important to us, our values regarding love and money.

Venus has been in Leo since June 5, 2023, and will remain there until October 8, 2023.

Although the retrograde itself occurs from June 22 through September 3rd, the full shadow period lasts from June 20th – October 7th. Venus will cover the distance between 12º Leo – 28° Leo three times between those dates. Therefore if you have planets between 12º – 28° of any fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) this will take on added significance, in Leo most of all.

The last time Venus was retrograde in Leo was in the summer of 2015. Reflect on that time in your own life for personal insight on its impact. Understanding the house that holds Leo in your chart can help you explore your internal journey.

During Venus retrograde in Leo, it is important to examine our underlying value systems and understand their origins. This period encourages us to question dependencies and strive for more cooperative living. Leo invites us to infuse generosity, playfulness, and gratitude into specific areas of our lives.

The aspect Venus makes to rebellious Uranus symbolizes the potential for embracing new ways of doing things, different from societal expectations.

This video by Jennie and Laurie delves into how Venus retrograde aligns with individual circumstances, with the first 25 minutes being applicable to everyone, followed by timestamps for specific Rising (or Sun) signs.