Venus Retrograde & Horoscopes
Updated: Apr 12, 2020
Venus entered her retrograde shadow period at 5 degrees 20” in the sign of Gemini, on the 9th of April. The retrograde period is when from our perspective here on earth, a planet looks like it's moving backward. Retrograde motion is an apparent change in a planet’s orbit and not an actual change.
A shadow period in astrology is the specific period of time that occurs both before and after the retrograde period of a planet, starting when the planet first passes the degree of the zodiac that it will eventually retrograde back to and ending once it eventually passes the degree that it originally stationed retrograde at. Shadow periods are important because they’re seen as “extensions” of the retrograde period.
For astrologers, these periods are considered poor times to do anything associated with the planet in question.