Venus is going into retrograde: What does this mean for your star sign?

Venus is the ruler of love and romance (Picture: Getty)

In just over a week, Venus will move into retrograde. 

It coincides with the more erratic Uranus retrograde, which ends on January 18.  

But, luckily, we can expect Venus to bring a little less chaos and a little more reflection. 

‘When a planet goes retrograde it appears to be moving backwards through the zodiac, what this means energetically is that we get a second chance to look at things again,’ Julie Chandler, a psychic and astrologist of, tells us. 

What we end up reflecting on and re-evaluating will depend on which planet is in retrograde and where it’s happening in the zodiac depending on our star signs, she adds. 

Venus, the planet that rules the energy of love and romance, goes into retrograde on December 19 – but it’s about much more than date nights and break-up sex.   

‘Venus covers a lot more than romantic relationships and looks at the value we place in areas of our lives,’ explains Chandler. 

‘The last Venus retrograde was in May 2020 when everyone was locked down and started looking at what they valued in their lives especially around relationships and career.   

‘The new year is the perfect time to set the vision for your future with this retrograde.  

‘Lasting until January 29, you have plenty of time to re-evaluate the value you see in different parts of your life.’ 

What does the 2021 Venus retrograde mean for you? 

As Chandler says, how your impacted by the Venus retrograde will depend largely on your zodiac sign.  

This is what the Venus retrograde will mean for you: 


March 21 to April 20

Venus goes retrograde in your 10th house governing your career.  

This year you will be looking to evaluate the relationships in your career. 

Also, if you want a career change, you’ll be looking at your value in regards to time, effort and pay received around your job and potential new employers.  

Getting clear on your personal value as well as how that sits in your present career will set you up well for 2022.

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Aries, now might be a good time to consider a career change (Picture: Getty/


April 21 to May 21

Venus goes retrograde in your 9th house, which covers travel and education.  

You will feel pulled towards upskilling or learning something new for personal or career reasons this year.  

Planning some long overdue trips will also be high on the agenda.   

This year you’ll benefit from reminding yourself how highly you value exploring the world, either physically or via education, standing firm in this throughout 2022 will be a priority for you. 

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May 22 to June 21

Venus goes retrograde in your 8th house of transformation and shared possessions.  

This year you’ll likely be re-evaluating the importance of your investments and paying off debts. It may involve some cutting back and staying in here and there but saving for a rainy day is important.  

It can give you the flexibility to explore new things later in the year.   

Having a clear plan for saving and monthly budget to keep you on track for 2022 is an important tool this year. 

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June 22 to July 23

Venus will be retrograde in your 7th house of relationships.   

You could be re-evaluating the time you spend with people, too little or too much.  

Changing your type of relationship with people, elevating from partners to living together or marriage or visa versa, is on your mind this year.  

Look at all your relationships – not just the romantic ones.   

How do you want your network to look and feel throughout 2022? 

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Leos, this period will shake up your routine (Picture: Getty/


July 24 to August 23

Venus goes retrograde through your 6th house of routine and health.   

There is a strong link to career for you in this retrograde, so looking at the balance between work/personal and the value you place to your time in each.   

Ensuring the work you do behind the scenes is rewarded should be high up on your to-do list for 2022. This may mean looking at the value in your work relationships. 

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August 24 to September 23

Venus will be retrograde in your 5th house which governs creativity and romance, doing what you love.  You are going to be pulled to look at bringing in more joy this year.   

Top of your vision board should be things that light you up, bring out the child in you.  

You could be evaluating your finances in relation to exploring a potential income stream from things you love or just doing more of what lights you up to bring you a happier lifestyle.   

Make a list of simple things that make you happy and start bringing them into 2022 

Head here for everything you need to know about being a Virgo


September 24 to October 23

Venus goes retrograde in your 4th house; this is the energy of your home and family.   

You’ll be thinking about how to enjoy more time with your family or at home.  

Looking at family relationships for this year will be important: where have you been placing most and least amounts of time and energy, is this something that needs to change?  

These are key questions for you, Libra, during this retrograde.

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October 24 to November 22

Venus is retrograde in your 3rd house of communication.   

You may find that you’re thinking about repairing bridges, letting go of petty feuds and evolving this year.   

Start by evaluating the value you place on yourself and setting healthy boundaries with those around you, this will help you build those bridges should you want to with people so you can move forward.  

Remember releasing the negative energy is more than just blocking someone, forgiveness is the key to moving on.  

You can forgive, you don’t have to forget, during 2022. 

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Scorpios, it’s time to let go of petty feuds (Picture: Getty/


November 23 to December 21

Venus is retrograde in your 2nd house of money. 

You will be strongly pulled to evaluate your relationship with money, savings and possessions will be at the forefront of your mind at the start of this year. 

Looking at setting healthy saving habits and routines will be a priority this year, setting up standing orders to get things straight into your savings account will be beneficial for you guys.

You’ll be looking at progressing in your career that will help your income, if you’re after a promotion this is the year for you.

Head here for everything you need to know about being a Sagittarius


December 22 to January 21

Venus will be retrograde in your 1st house Capricorn, the house of self.  

So, you are likely being pulled to look at yourself, your value, how you speak about yourself and how you are viewed from the outside world.   

There will be triggers in energy around your career and doing things you love during this retrograde.  

 Taking time to think about if you love your career, if there is anything you can do to bring your personal value into your career in something you love.  

That could be starting a side hustle or asking for a role change at work to something that suits the person you want to be seen as.  

Time to get planning for this evolution in 2022 Capricorn. 

Head here for everything you need to know about being a Capricorn


January 22 to February 19

Venus is retrograde in your 12th house, this is going to trigger some introspective time for you Aquarius, which you are more than used to.   

Use this time to think about your home environment, such as if you’re happy and content where you are or if you need a change this year. 

Perhaps your idea around being closer to family is changing, or how you view alone time.  

Evaluating what you can give up so you can gain in another area is the big question for you during this retrograde.  

What do you no longer value as highly as you once did that you can release to gain something you value more now?  

Deep thinking time for you at the start of 2022 Aquarius. 

Head here for everything you need to know about being an Aquarius


February 20 to March 20

Venus is retrograde in your 11th house governing friendships and networks.   

You are going to be thinking about meeting new people, how to build on your present network.  

This could be for personal reasons but can also cross over for career reasons. 

There is a link to investments and resources with this also, so looking at building networks with people you can collaborate with in different areas like childcare groups who can double up as friends and baby sitters or LinkedIn connections who may be a bridge to a new job in the future.  

Have a think about your present networks of friends and family to establish any gaps that could be filled with some time and effort on your part, 2022 will be about filling those gaps for you Pisces. 

Head here for everything you need to know about being a Pisces

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