Venus retrograde dates
- May 13 – June 25, 2020 in the sign Gemini
Venus Retrograde in the age of COVID-19
In astrology, the love goddess Venus governs money, beauty, and social interactions. Any retrograde planet alters the pattern and stirs things up. We’re already in this strange, surreal time of social distancing. It’s already weird. It’s probably going to get weirder.
May 2020: Around the time that social distancing guidelines are relaxing, Venus will already be in Gemini, a social sign. Ahhh… people again! How nice to feel normal again after 7 long weeks at home. But here’s a warning. Venus will square Neptune (ruler of invisible bugaboos like infection, and co-ruler of viruses) three times, on May 3, May 20, and July 27. As of May 3, here in the United States, some states are moving forward with economic activity that will bring people socially closer. The Venus-Neptune square confirms what the health experts are telling us: this will lead to an increase in the rate of infections and deaths. We’ll start seeing the results of this misguided action around the second Venus-Neptune contact on May 20.
Venus will back up through the Mercury-ruled sign Gemini. Gemini influences commerce, chatter, and systems. Banking, finance, and payment processing systems in particular. It may feel a bit like Mercury retrograde in that regard.
Information (Gemini) that we receive about our situation will most likely continue to be a confusing mixture of opposing messages about what’s really going on, and how COVID-19 is spreading.
Learn more about Venus R and get the most recent updates here: Venus retrograde