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Venus in Leo is Retrograde July 22 to September 3, 2023 Venus Star Point


Venus Star Point, Venus retrograde, Venus in Leo
Venus Star Point, Venus retrograde, Venus in Leo

As I sit down to write about Venus in Leo, I’m reminded just how beautiful a placement it is to have Venus in this sign. We have Venus in Leo once a year for a few weeks, however this year is special because of the retrograde of Venus. She'll spend from June 5th to October 8th in the sign of Leo.


In this post I will talk about how to use this new cycle that Venus is about to begin. It is know as the Venus Star Point. It starts with the retrograde which runs from July 22nd through September 3rd. I’ll tell you how it may present itself to us with ways for you and me to use this once in an 8-year cycle. “Venus Retrograde in the sign of Leo”.


Let's approach this one step at a time since Venus has a few duties in the astrological world. We will start with just the planet, then I will talk about how Venus works her magic when she wears the cloak of Leo. Then cover the retrograde insight as well.

Venus is associated with various aspects of our lives, including love, beauty, values, creativity, and social interactions. 

It can inspire our sense of what is beautiful, guide our preferences in fashion and personal adornment, and influence our romantic relationships and social interactions.


Additionally, Venus is often connected to the enjoyment of indulgent pleasures, such as sugary treats and delectable desserts. It can also be associated with the fine arts, encompassing areas such as painting, sculpture, music, and dance.

Then there is the financial side of Venus as well, she is in charge of our money, investments, and the things we personally value. It encompasses both material and non-material aspects that hold importance to us.

It's important to note that everyone's perspective and focus may differ. Each individual resonates with different aspects of Venus based on their own unique circumstances, experiences, and personal preferences.


As you review the list, consider what genuinely resonates with you in your current life circumstances. You may find that some aspects align more closely with your own values and interests, while others may hold less significance. It's always valuable to explore and embrace what feels most authentic and meaningful to you personally.


For example I value:

  1. Love and relationships

  2. Health and well-being

  3. Knowledge and learning

  4. Integrity and honesty

  5. Creativity and self-expression

  6. Freedom and independence

  7. Harmony and balance

  8. Nature and the environment

  9. Peace and tranquility

  10. Personal growth and self-improvement

Now we move on to Venus as she works her magic through the sign of Leo. Leo is a fire sign associated with creativity, self-expression, taking risks and passion. When Venus entered Leo on June 5, 2023, it shifted our focus to valuing Leo qualities, encouraging self-confidence, romantic pursuits, and artistic endeavors as well as discovering what we are passionate about.

Now let’s explore the Venus retrograde cycle, which is July 22, 2023 through September 3, 2023. Moving from 28 degrees of Leo back to 12 degrees of Leo. 

Venus only retrogrades in a specific sign once every 8 years, so it has some significance. The last time Venus was retrograde in Leo was July 25, 2015 through September 5, 2015. I recommend you look back to this time period and see what it was that had your attention. If you can do this, you will have personal clues as to what theme you might expect this time around.


For example If you experienced relationship issues or challenges during the previous Venus retrograde in Leo, there is a possibility that similar situations or themes may resurface during the current Venus retrograde in Leo.


However, it's important to approach these experiences without fear if back then your experience was not a happy one, and instead view them as opportunities for deeper self-understanding and growth. Venus retrograde has a reputation for helping us reassess what is truly important in our relationships and other areas of life. It can bring insights into our values, desires, and how we relate to others.

Venus retrograde in Leo can also prompt us to reconsider our personal style, creative pursuits, and how we present ourselves to the world. 

It may also bring attention to any imbalances in our relationships and urge us to reevaluate the role of love, affection, and appreciation in our lives.


Now, let's use this retrograde energy and explore what your heart desires at this moment. Reflect on the following questions:

  1. What activities or hobbies make you feel most alive and passionate?

  2. In what areas of your life do you want to express yourself more fully?

  3. What relationships or romantic experiences do you desire to cultivate or deepen?

  4. How can you incorporate more creativity and self-expression into your daily life?

  5. What dreams or aspirations have been burning within you that you are ready to pursue?

By exploring these questions and listening to your inner voice, you can uncover your current heart's desires and align your actions accordingly.


As with any astrological event, it's important to remember that the influence of Venus in Leo and its retrograde phase is just one factor among many in the complex tapestry of an individual's birth chart and the current astrological climate. How it specifically affects someone will depend on their unique astrological makeup and the *other aspects present at that time. Consulting with a professional astrologer can provide further insights tailored to your personal chart and circumstances.


*For instance we also have the Lunar Nodes changing signs in Mid-July to the Aries and Libra opposition. These are strong relationship signs. Venus is the ruler of Libra and that means any relationship that has importance to us may go under some strict scrutiny. I plan to write and talk about that too in the near future.


Lastly, it is important to note that while this blog has primarily focused on the relationship aspects of Venus retrograde in Leo, it is crucial to remain mindful of our financial situations as well. During this Venus retrograde period, it is advisable to exercise caution and avoid overextending ourselves financially. Being aware of our spending habits, budgeting wisely, and making sound financial decisions can help us maintain stability and avoid unnecessary financial strain that will not reveal itself until well after the retrograde ends.

While Venus retrograde primarily influences our emotional and relational spheres, it is always wise to keep a balanced approach and consider the practical aspects of our lives, including our financial well-being. 

By maintaining awareness and making responsible choices, we can navigate this Venus retrograde period with a sense of harmony and stability in both our relationships and our finances.


And don’t forget to go out and play, enjoy what you are passionate about and love, really love what you are doing and those you hold dear.


You are always welcome to book your own private session for a more detailed look at YOUR life.

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Blessings, Dorothy



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