One of the overlooked aspects of Venus Retrograde is gratitude—appreciation for gifts given and received.  In this season of looking over our lives and checking in with our hearts, it’s important to remember the people who enrich them daily—and to dwell a bit on the generosity behind their contributions.  Venus rules relationships and finances—love and money—but it also touches deeply on the values behind each.

Retrogrades are always about becoming conscious of the elements—people and circumstances—which brought us to this moment, so that we can evaluate them before going further.  We need to assess damage and take stock of progress, so that we can avoid mistakes and plan better for the future—and where relationships are concerned, there is no better path than praise for those gifts, past and present.

Love your peeps, people—and tell them so! <3