Venus Retrograde in Capricorn
Venus Retrograde 2021-2022
Venus Rx (retrograde) is an intense, six-week period that occurs approximately every 18 months. The last Venus retrograde occurred in the sign of Gemini, May 13-June 25, 2020. It traveled backward from 21 degrees to 5 degrees Gemini. The 2021-2022 retrograde in the sign of Capricorn, December 19, 2021, January 29, 2022, will be traveling backward from 27 degrees to 11 degrees Capricorn.
The Astrological Meaning of Venus Retrograde (Rx):
Venus, the planet representing relationships of all kinds, socializing, love, attraction, the natural world, and beauty, will affect whatever house in our charts she occupies. To illustrate this point, if Venus is in Capricorn in your second house, you might experience situations around relationships involving money or values. Past relationships you had conflicting views with, like a love interest, might resurface so that either you can find that you no longer feel the same way, or you may find you have both changed while apart. The central theme here is that something or someone is resurfacing to re-examine it and shift that situation. Will this always have the desired outcome? Unfortunately, not necessarily, because we are all human beings, and we could find that the person or situation has not changed. Though, we finally discover that we are ready to let the hope or desire go, and so that person/situation comes in to show us we need to let them go. Ultimately, every experience is subjective to our interpretations, and something that seems complicated might be a blessing and vice versa.
The Difference Between Venus and Mercury Retrograde:
Mercury retrograde happens more frequently than Venus. It occurs about 3-4 times a year and approximately three weeks. Most of us have heard the buzz around Mercury Rx at some point. Mercury Rx brings about issues with communication and which can lead to the breakdown of our usual routines and create challenges on the simplest things in our daily life. Some Mercury Rx periods can be frustrating, especially if we aren’t listening to the Universe; by taking some time out. Retrogrades bring up all the words that start with re-, like re-examine, redo, relax and restart. There are so many “re” words, but the common theme is pause and try again. That pause is precisely three weeks. Other times Mercury Rx is barely noticeable. The difference is how much we surrender and allow the Universe to drive.
Communication is critical, but Mercury causes inconveniences and issues with and devices that help us communicate, electronics, machines, and things that are supposed to make life easier. It can bring someone out of the past to rehash some issue, but it’s different than Venus Rx. Mercury brings a friend or lover back to help us communicate what we need to say. It shows us what we need to see to make a situation right and will let us know if something is meant for us or not.
Venus Rx is different in relationships/situations because some part of them is connected to our heart (even if we think we are over them). There is some unmet desire that we need to finalize before we can release them, which can happen in many different areas like friendships, family, lovers or jobs, etc. Our heart has hope that is probably rooted in fantasy more than reality. By bringing this all backup, we can finally see how impossible that dream is. There is another possibility that we can see that the situation/person is what we wanted, and we are now ready to take it to the next level. There are many ways Venus Rx can play out, and now we see the themes of having people or situations that didn’t quite work out. Finally, Venus Rx might bring in someone that reveals truth around a current situation/person that we weren’t allowing ourselves to see, or could bring someone in to change the current circumstance with a partner or situation.
Astrological Meaning of Pluto in Capricorn:
Venus started its retrograde at 27 degrees in Capricorn. Pluto is in Capricorn at 25 degrees, so Venus will soon cross back over Pluto’s path. Pluto is about power, transformation, transmutation and is the slowest moving of all the planets. It takes 248 years to complete one orbit around the sun, 15 years in Capricorn alone. So, Pluto’s presence in a zodiac sign is long-lasting, and the effects are felt through the collective. Pluto has been in Capricorn since November 26th, 2008. We have seen so many of this constellation’s themes come into collective a