Astrology of Wednesday, May 13
This is a week of retrogrades - or planets apparently going over old ground they've traveled before. They will go direct again eventually, taking on new endeavors, but not yet. Venus goes retrograde today, apparently going backward from an earth-centric perspective,
Venus rules social interaction, relationships and our sense of self worth. Venus loves buying or appreciating items of luxury, artwork and other beautiful things. Venus goes retrograde in Gemini, which enhances the desire to be verbal and social and chatty.
The siren song of togetherness is strong. Many will believe that isolation should end - or simply cannot stand it any longer. How long do you/can you stay away from loved ones? When do you take the risk of emerging from your isolation bubble? The idea is that under the retrograde people may emerge from isolation, not based on facts, but on a need to return to what they know.
Venus will go retrograde at 21 degrees Gemini. This can be challenging for Geminis, Pisceans, Sagittarians and Virgos. Venus Retrograde acts much like a Mercury retrograde. It works best when you behave slowly and introspectively. Not a time to try out the latest "look"- a new hairstyle or clothing. You may be quite disenchanted with the look when Venus goes direct again on June 25, 2020.
It is not a time to initiate something new in looks or relationship. An old lover who shows up on the retrograde may leave as quickly when Venus goes direct. It is not a good time to start OR END a relationship. Wait until Venus goes direct again in June. You'll know your own mind more certainly then.