Venus turned retrograde in Capricorn early in the morning on December 19th. The planet was tightly conjunct Pluto as shown below.
Pluto will be at 25 degrees Capricorn throughout the month of December. Venus will be between 23 and 26 degrees. If you have planets or angles near these degrees in a Cardinal sign, you’re going to be impacted.
Loss is a given with Venus Pluto but that doesn’t mean there is no gain. Matter of fact, the loss can easily be related to a massive gain. I’ll give you an example.
A woman has a baby – this is the end of her “girlhood”. This transformation is deep and generally painful in certain spots or at certain times. As with most things Pluto-flavored, words fail when attempting to describe the depth of this conversion.
The Pluto conjunction is so strong, I’m looking at this Venus retrograde period in two stages. The December portion of this period will be dominated by Pluto. Pain and death and loss may be part of this but I would generally look at it more as a consolidation on the love and money front.
Here are some other ideas:
- You will be aware of real losses and gains.
- You may amputate relationships or be amputated.
- You may be degraded by others or degrade others
- You may also heal a relationship or commit to a deep or drastic makeover.
- Karma on the love and money front. For good or ill.
- Love or rejection – all or nothing
- Obsession with others or vice versa
Post the first week of January, Venus will separate from Pluto and things will lighten up some. You may revisit one-on-one interactions you had in November when Venus was at the mid-degrees of Capricorn. Venus will retrograde all the way back to 11 degrees before turning direct on January 29, 2022.
Once headed in the right direction, Venus won’t catch up with Pluto until the first week of March. This last conjunction will take place at 27 degrees. Again if you have planets or angles involved, near these degrees, you’ll be deeply affected. I have planets and angles involved so I’m not guessing about this. I’m in it up to my neck.
If you want to get deeper into this, I have this post on offer. I was told this was gruesome and dark. Well, I don’t deny that. But if I get on the phone with a client (this is a relationship) and they’re in their 30’s and they tell me they have cancer – is there anything light about that?
Reality can be dark at times, and gruesome.
Update on December 31, 2021: It’s occurred to me that Venus rx in Capricorn is delaying gratification…
How is the Venus Pluto conjunction affecting you? What goals do you have in regards to the retrograde period?