The 2020 Venus Retrograde Is Over | What It Means for Your Love Life

Cupid is back on the scene June 25 after six weeks of misfires and mixed messages while Venus was in retrograde. What does the love planet’s direct motion mean for your zodiac sign now that the 2020 Venus retrograde is over?

by The AstroTwins

Venus takes a backspin every 18 months, a period that can throw your love life into an unprecedented examination—and show you, in sharp relief, where things aren’t all rosy. Venus, the planet of amour turned retrograde on May 13, sliding back through dualistic Gemini. Beginning June 25, Cupid is bearing a freshly sharpened quiver of arrows and frankly, it’s about time! So what does it mean for your sign now that the 2020 Venus retorograde is over?

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How your love life can move forward by zodiac sign, now that the 2020 Venus retrograde is over


If you’ve been struggling to articulate your feelings without starting a battle, Aries, we wouldn’t be surprised. Since May 13, harmonizer Venus has been retrograde in Gemini, wreaking havoc in your third house of communication. Since then, your relationship with a friend, roommate, sibling or close collaborator could have gotten bumpy (and that might be putting in mildly). But take heart, Ram! Beginning June 25, as Venus resumes direct (forward) motion, creative compromises will emerge that please everyone involved. Some sharp edges smooth out too, making it easier to say what you mean…lovingly.


What (and who!) you considered valuable six weeks ago might be very different than what you’re treasuring, Taurus. The reason why? Since May 13, your ruling planet, luxurious, seductive Venus, turned retrograde—an event that only happens every other year—in Gemini and your second house. In this financial and work-driven zone of your chart, you may have been out of sync with your colleagues. Perhaps a financial crunch or a demanding project cut into your time for self-care. With the 2020 Venus retorograde over on June 25, you can start attracting money and opportunity once again. Now that’s welcome news!


Major revelations about what—and possibly WHO—you need in love could start to get clarified as Venus resumes forward motion starting June 25. The planet of beauty, harmony and amour has been retrograde since May 13, backing up through YOUR sign, Gemini. This may have caused setbacks in your love life or perhaps the return of an ex. Some Gemini just didn’t feel like your personal best while radiant Venus was in reverse in their first house, and you may have become excessively self-critical. Good news: Venus turns direct (forward), giving you extra dazzle and allure. It’s a perfect time for a style revamp or a fresh start in romance. Pro tip: This round, you may need to compromise LESS. Venus hangs out in your sign until August 7, giving you lots of time to practice standing your ground.


You’re not really the melodramatic type, but the past six weeks could have made a soap opera star out of anyone, Cancer. On May 13, harmonizer Venus turned retrograde in Gemini and your twelfth house of hidden agendas and rest. This cycle might have revealed an untrustworthy person or given you a serious case of burnout. Shake off those blues and blahs now that the 2020 Venus retorograde is over and Venus powers into direct (forward) motion. While you still need to take things slow and steady for another month, at least your efforts to heal or confront a difficult situation won’t be in vain.


Collaborations get a helpful cosmic boost as harmonizer Venus wraps up a six-week retrograde through Gemini and your eleventh house of teamwork. Since May 13, it’s been hard to know who’s on your side. Close confidantes might have morphed into frenemies, and getting consensus on anything may have been a total uphill battle. (Does the term “herding cats” mean anything to you, Leo?) Beginning June 25, Venus powers forward in direct motion, smoothing out group dynamics and reviving cooperative spirits. Your love life also picks up steam, setting the stage for a long-overdue romantic rendezvous in the days ahead now that the 2020 Venus retrograde is over!


Creating a clear future has been difficult for the last six weeks, with Venus retrograde in Gemini and your aspirational tenth house. But the fog lifts starting beginning June 25, with both love and career. As the beatific planet resumes forward motion, you’ll find it easier to discern the forest from the trees, Virgo. Couples can get back on the same page as their mates, and single Virgos may clarify what they want for the long haul. If there’s been tension with a coworker or delays with a creative project, those should clear up as well. A helpful woman may open the doors to opportunity. Ping the powerful ladies in your life and see if they’re working on any projects that could use support from someone like you.


Venus, the planet of beauty and love (and your cosmic ruler!), has been retrograde for six weeks, reversing through your ninth house of expansion and big-picture visions. While it hasn’t entirely derailed you, Libra, one of your lofty goals may have experienced a few setbacks. Fortunately, Venus resumes direct motion beginning June 25, giving your startup ventures a surge of positive energy. Even if you had the best intentions, some of your online commentary may have rubbed people the wrong way. Now Venus returns to her social graces, gilding your more outspoken words with the right dose of diplomacy. Effective activism: restored!


Enough of the power plays! Since May 13, amorous Venus has been retrograde in Gemini and your controlling, manipulative eighth house. This caustic U-turn might even have brought out a domineering or jealous streak in some Scorpios, along with a possible “sex with an ex” reunion between the sheets. You may have run your relationships with an iron fist, keeping a watchful eye on your mate or a close person in your life. If old trust issues surfaced, hopefully you used the planetary backspin to work those through. Now that the 2020 Venus retorograde is over, you can repair any rifts in your bonds or move forward with more reliable candidates.


Love planet Venus ends a challenging six-week retrograde (backward) slowdown, which has sent ripples through your seventh house partnership zone. Seeing eye-to-eye with a love interest has been dicey since May 13, when Venus started her reverse commute. Perhaps you bickered more or just didn’t feel the strong attraction—or realized you were ready for something totally different. An ex may have resurfaced, further confusing matters. Don’t worry, Sagittarius: You haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling entirely. Now that the 2020 Venus retorograde is over, you should find it easier to connect and get back on the same page, especially while Venus is lingering in Gemini until August 7.


It’s cleanup time, Capricorn. Since May 13, Venus has been retrograde in Gemini, backing through your sixth house of health and organization and creating chaos in your space. Perhaps it’s pandemic clutter or just a bit of worldly fatigue, but you may have been too emotional to keep up with your more meticulous routines. Beginning June 25, Venus powers forward into direct motion, ending this cycle. Go ahead and invest in a new shelving unit or hire a company to do a deep clean. Clear out your kitchen cabinets and fill them with fresh, healthy fare. If you endured a rocky relationship patch, your closest connections can get back on track.


Cupid’s got some explaining to do! For the past six weeks, amorous Venus has been retrograde in Gemini, muddling matters in your fifth house of love. Even in the tightest relationships, a touch of “it’s complicated” could have set in, Aquarius. Perhaps you had second thoughts about an attraction, or maybe the retrograde heralded the surprising return of an ex. Beginning June 25, Venus mercifully ends this chaotic cycle, lifting the fog around your love life now that the 2020 Venus retorograde is over. You can trust your gut to steer you in the right direction now. Creatively and stylistically, your instincts sharpen. Start implementing some of the ideas that have been hanging out on your Pinterest boards.


Harmony: incoming! Peacekeeper Venus ends a six-week retrograde, which has stirred up discord with your relatives or inner circle friends since May 13. Petty arguments and misunderstandings flared up a little too easily with this influence in your fourth house, and your moods were all over the map. This low-power mode may have caused family bickering or just a lack of coziness at your abode. Now you can sweep away those bad vibes and extend an olive branch to your clan, Pisces. If you’ve been considering a home makeover, it’s safe to try a new paint color or summon your inner decorator. With the 2020 Venus retrograde over, you can be assured that you won’t coat the walls in a hideous hue or end up with buyer’s remorse over that new (non-returnable) leather sectional.

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