The feminine planet Venus will begin her retrograde journey from March 6th and turn direct on April 17th. Venus represents relationships, beauty, sensuality, love, harmony and money. This period is more significant because, during this unusual transit, Venus will be combust and retrograde, moving in its powerful exalted sign, which may bring extreme results. Venus will cover Uttarabhadra and Ravati Nakshatra during this retrograde phase. It will form square with Pluto in the first week of April 2009.
Effects of this transiting phase
As Venus signifies feelings, affections, love and relationship, we might see a dramatic change in equations. Past issues may come to fore during this phase. Your ex-lover or friend or ignored family member might also call you up during this time. Venus also rules finances, so it may bring dramatic monetary losses or gains. Avoid undue risk, particularly in matters related to finances and also beware of love at first sight.
Some of us may be depressed or low in energy levels due to a slowdown in business. Others may have to deal with past dues or debts in this phase.
In the first week of April, we may experience jealousy in relationships, and there may be many who will lose their jobs. People with natal retrograde Venus may experience positive effects during this transiting phase of Venus. It may also have significant effects on the current global economic scenario. We may expect some unprecedented happening in the global financial market.
To analyse the effects minutely, we must pay due attention to the natal chart. We must see from which House Venus will be traveling through. This will probably have the most significant influence on individuals' personal lives. Also, if Venus crosses one of the important point of your chart, like Ascendant, Descendant, Mid-heaven, the effects will be more profound. If it conjuncts or squares with any natal planet, it may bring effects depending upon the character of the planet.
The retrograde transit of Venus may make you anxious and coax you to indulge in pleasure, which must be avoided. Also, develop patience and restraint and strive to be creative and productive to avoid adverse effects.
Good luck and may Lord Ganesha bless you.
Tanmay K. Thakar
The GaneshaSpeaks Team