Luck Be A Lady: An Ode to Venus Retrograde

We are regularly delighted by one of our readers, U.K. performance poet Myke Kofi, who writes us the most stunning verses inspired by our horoscopes. Here is his latest offering for Venus retrograde—a lyrical illumination of this star-crossed planetary reversal.

From March 4-April 15, 2017, sensual Venus is traveling backward in retrograde motion, interrupting the flow of our most important ties—or even snapping us out of starry-eyed reverie. Since retrogrades rule the past, ex-lovers (and old issues) can also resurface during this six-week phase. Venus retrograde could bring a refreshing pause to the dramatic scripts of our love stories, helping us step back and regain clearer perspective and insight.

Please join us in savoring this delightful piece from Astrostyle’s officially anointed Poet Laureate—a paean to the perils and pleasures of the love planet’s backspin.

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Retrograde Venus

Why do you tease us?

Tainting love

Unlike the

Redeemer Jaysus.

Forty days, forty nights

Where did our Love go?

Wrecking spicy pillow talk

Inducing petty cat-fights.

Retrograde Venus

Won’t you appease us?

Where is the love promised so far?

Retreated from view, oh Evening star.

Is the cosmic plan to be in cahoots


Retrograde Jupiter in Libra’s jump-suit

Parading pussy hats; laced-up

Rainbow Doc Marten boots?

Retrograde Venus

Love gets fierce, warrior Aries

Vivienne Westwood, anyone?

Slurping many bloody Mary’s.

Attention! Impatient pride comes before a fall

Make love, not war. Tear down Tex-Mex walls!

Sweet relief when Venus

Reverses ethereal Pisces

Love transits La La Land

Dreamily; nicely.

O Retrograde Venus

Puh-leaze reappear as Morning star

Rejoice for Love retrograded too far!


© Myke Kofi 2017
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Photo Credit: Stocksy

Learn what 2017 will hold for your sign in The AstroTwins’ 2017 Planetary Planner, your guide to the entire year for love, career and more.

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