40 Days and 40 Nights: Exploring Venus Retrograde in Capricorn

Venus stations retrograde for 40 days and 40 nights from December 19th to January 29, 2022.  This time around, her retro-cycle will be in the stable and earthy sign of Capricorn.

Love and Money!!!

The planet Venus represents two main areas of our life:  Love and Money!!!  This includes topics from our values: including the relationship with finances and material possessions.  We look to Venus to see how and where we spend money, things we place value on and the types of gifts that we buy. This also applies to the way we approach relationships and romance.  We look to where Venus travels to show us where we find beauty and seek pleasure.


In Astrology, Capricorn is best known as the goat, slowly working his way to the top of the mountain.  Capricorn works measured and methodical. As a cardinal earth sign, Capricorn it is known for its straightforward attitude and hard work ethic.

Now that Venus is retrograde in the earthy sign of Capricorn, it will be a time to reflect on the past in an effort to understand how to move forward.  Whichever house is occupied by Capricorn in your chart is now about to undergo a four month period of re-balancing, re-harmonizing and a deep transformation.


Venus rules our relationships, and since the planet of intimate connection is moving backward in the skies, old relationships from the past may come back around to be revisited.  This can include past partners, old friends, and work associates.  We will be looking for depth and connection in relationships.  You can look to this time as an opportunity to tie up loose ends or a reconnection with someone on a deeper level.  Note, that any new personal connections that are made during her retrograde cycle are almost never what they seem to be.  Then, when the retrograde is over, our goggles come off and we see a different side of the person we met.


With Venus having a strong connection to our self-worth, during this time…we may experience hidden feelings of being unlovable, undesirable and unworthy of affection.  These feelings can creep to the surface for those who are being impacted more directly.  Everyone will feel the Venus/Capricorn influence in some way.  Be gentle with yourself.  You may want to step away and take time out.  Allow yourself to use this time as an opportunity for healing.


Therefore, you can expect at this time that we may tend to put business and finances to the forefront.  That being said, the retrograde will force many to take a deeper look at “what” and “who” we are investing in.

During this 40 day cycle Venus will spend a great deal of time showing us very clearly what we truly Need, Want and Desire in our relationships on a deeper level.

After Venus finally stations direct on January 29th, any connection that is shallow or fleeting, will most likely at this time be purged, once-and-for-all.

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