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Findyourfate   .   18 Jul 2023   .   5 mins read

Venus, the planet of love and pleasure goes retrograde in the fire sign of Leo on July 22, 2023. Venus normally retrogrades once for every one and half year period. It is advised not to start anything in the areas it represents like love and money. This is not a time to dread though, instead is a time to reflect on what changes ought to be done in the areas it represents.

Venus retrograde is known to bring about issues related to money or love from the past. Just do not panic, utilize the opportunity that is presented to you to make amends.

Venus Retrograde dates - 2023

As for this year’s retrograde , here are the important dates to remember.

  • Venus enters Leo: June 5, 2023
  • Venus retrograde in Leo: July 22 to September 3, 2023
  • Venus goes direct in Leo: September 3, 2023
  • Venus enters Virgo: October 8, 2023

Venus treads through the sign of Leo all through this retrograde until it lands in Virgo during the first week of October. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride during this Venus retrograde phase. Venus retrogrades between 12 and 28 degrees of Leo, hence look for any placement of planets around these degrees in Leo, as this area of your life would be greatly affected for the retrograde phase.

Did you know that Venus retrogrades only through the signs of Aries, Gemini, Leo, last part of Libra, Scorpio and Capricorn?

The last time Venus went retrograde in the sign of Leo in the year 2015. Do look out for guiding cues from this time frame. Getting to know where you stood around that time in terms of love and money would guide you in your future course. Venus retrograde brings our hidden emotions and love to the surface.

Another point of interest: This Venus retrograde of 2023 on July 22 coincides with the start of the Leo season or the ingress of the Sun into Leo.

It would be quite a vulnerable period with both the Sun and Venus transiting in Leo. Emotions run haywire and you would be made to act with Leo being the sign of drama and action. Listen to your inner heart and let not emotions rule you around this retrograde season. This period is all about how you express yourself in a partnership and whether you are true to yourself and your love.

Venus retrograde tends to affect different people differently particularly where they stand in a relationship status. Depending on who you are here are some tips to note:

Single, then do use this Venus retrograde period for self-love. Find your creative passion or resort to spiritual practices you are interested in.

Looking for a partner, then do not be impulsive in decisions, express yourself fully and wait for the other person to respond.

In a relationship, then this is the time to align with your partner, if you are not yet. A good time to recommit to your relationship. Spice up your love life.

Click to see:- Check out the 2023 Venus Retrograde Calendar

Venus Retrograde 2023 Horoscopes for the Zodiac Signs

Wondering as to how this Venus retrograde is going to be for you, have a look at your zodiac sign.


The Venus retrograde in July 2023 affects your 5th house of Leo. And it rules over your creative pursuits, love and children. This would be a good time to look out for partners. Also an ideal period to look out for your childhood fantasies and pursue them. Your creativity comes to the fore.


This Venus retrograde happens in the 4th house of domestic welfare for Taurus people. Use this period to evaluate your familial relationships and where you are headed. Also an ideal time to go in for renovation of your dwelling place.


With Venus retrograde in the 3rd house of communications, Geminis ought to use this period to share their feelings and view. Feel free to express your opinions particularly in relationships for betterment.


Cancers would see Venus going retrograde in their 2nd house of finances. Hence they should be evaluating their financial standing and the ways and means to improve the same. An apt time to set your financial priorities in order. Do express your sexual needs and desires to your partner as well if you seem to be lagging in these areas.


Venus retrograde happening in your 1st house indicates that your personality and ego would be put to test. This would be a good time to care about your self-image and your looks and evaluate how you are attracting people towards you by your personality and charm.


This Venus retrograde would be hitting your 12th house of the subconscious and hidden dreams. Around this time, Virgos might feel that there is not much transparency in their relationship and there would be a sense of fear. Do follow your gut instincts and wait for Venus to go direct.


This retrograde phase of Venus would see it transiting through the 11th house of friendships and social life of Libras. For the period you might be confirming to certain social groups with which you feel quite aligned. This would be the time to express your true intentions to your friends and loved ones.


Scorpios would have Venus retrograding through their 10th house of career this July 2023. Hence they would be evaluating their work prospects, if they are committed to their work or if they are due for a pay hike or promotion. An apt time to seek a change of position as well.


Venus retrogrades through the 9th house of journeys and inspiration for the Sages. This would be a time for them to seek new adventures in life by way of travel. Also would be a period of pruning in relationships.


Capricorns would have this Venus retrograde occurring in their 8th house of secrets and the underworld. They can use this phase to delve deep into the areas of love and intimacy. Also can pursue some shadow works that makes them more creative and bold.


Venus goes retrograde in the 7th house of love and marriage for Aquarius folks this July 2023. This is all about partnership and better understanding of your relationships. Be gentle and committed to your partner around these days as always.


Pisces folks would have Venus going retrograde through their 6th house of health and general welfare. They can best use this period to reflect on their health and their relationship with others. They should be appreciative and grateful around this period and find ways to improve their own self.

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