Venus goes direct
Venus, which has been retrograde since mid-May, goes direct today and Saturn which has been retrograde in Venus-ruled Libra also recently went direct. What this indicates is that you can begin to make progress with Venus ruled matters (romance, beauty, the arts, luxury goods). Now you can update your wardrobe, dye your hair some crazy new color, redo your boudoir, or have that nip and tuck without too much fear of buyer’s remorse. However, you should keep in mind that things won’t get completely back to normal until the beginning of August, which is when Venus crosses the degree at which it went retrograde. For those with Taurus or Libra Sun, Moon, or Ascendant, pretty soon you will be feeling like your old self again and you can begin to make progress with stalled personal projects.
Did I Just Say That?
Venus, the planet of love, will be in retrograde from May 15th - June 27th. When a planet is in retrograde it’s energy tends to be wild and erratic. With Venus ruling romantic relationships, this is not an ideal time to begin a new relationship, to get engaged, or to marry. However, this is an excellent time to work though problems in a current relationship. During this period, an old love is likely to come back into your life (or into your mind), giving you an opportunity to evaluate whether this person should remain in the past or whether you should invite him or her to be a part of your future. This is a bad time to redecorate and lavish purchases made for the home are likely to be a source of regret. This is also a poor time for cosmetic surgery and for making any major changes to one’s physical appearance. Important parties and celebrations are best postponed, as these events may be fraught with minor mishaps.
5/14 - 15 With Mercury (communication) and Venus (desire) about to end their stay in impulsive Aries, you have one last shot to blurt out some wildly inappropriate, half-baked notion. Well, sure you can act like an imbecile pretty much any time that you like, but at least now you can say that the planets made you do it! After Mercury and Venus enter Taurus on Monday you will have to put up or shut up. Mere words alone aren’t likely to get you over when Taurus is running the show!