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
Thank you so much for your insights, especially on how Venus Rx pertains to weight. I have been exercising like crazy and eating in a calorie deficit and have been gaining a couple pounds as a result! I’ve been tweaking every little thing I can to see if the scale will change and it just stays the same. I finally gave in and decided I needed a planetary scapegoat, which I now am calling Venus. I feel relieved to know I’m not doing anything wrong and this is just a wonky time. Thanks again!
Crystal, calorie deficit leads to weight gain whether or not Venus is retrograde. It is not the planets, it is the faulty dietary guidelines that have been in place since the 70s and the faulty assumption that calories are all that matters in weight loss. Here’s some more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxyxcTZccsE
Thank you so much for this article. Your insights are comforting during these hard times.
😍 Thank you Shell. I’m glad I can offer some comfort.
You definitely hit all the highlights here. I have Gemini in the 2d house. This week I had my first financial “retrograde,” getting a refund for a trip abroad that won’t happen. Weeks to go….sigh…. will be interesting to see what else might come up. Stay wise, Molly!
Thank you Susan!!