The planet of love and abundance, romance and riches, Venus, will go retrograde this year – from early March and into early April.

Venus retrograde only happens about once every 18 months and is a time to reconsider and re-evaluate.

Because this cycle is quite rare and strong, we can really consider Venus retrograde one of the main themes of the year ahead.

If you want to live consciously with the planets, then it’s a cycle to pay attention to, especially but not only if you’re a woman, since Venus represents the Divine Feminine.

Below is something the wonderful NYC Astrotwins sisters Ophira and Tali wrote for the 2017 Astro Diaries about Venus retrograde for each of the signs.

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So here is the Astrotwins take on Venus retrograde through the signs.

Aries: Time for a break? You need space to reconnect with YOUR needs while Venus backs through Aries until April 3. After that, a shining knight or damsel could sweep you to la-la land as Venus visits your fantasy house. But is this person really a crazymaker in disguise? Slow down to avoid finding out the hard way. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Taurus: Wherever you go, there you are. Until April 3, clean up your own romantic backyard instead of projecting blame on a mate or looking for the Holy Grail of lovers. (Hint: that’s an illusion). Watch for rifts in your social circle when Venus backs into your friendship house April 3-15. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Gemini: Collaboration chaos? A team could lose steam as Venus backspins through your group sector until April 3. Experimenting with an open relationship or online dating could also go awry, so tread (and swipe) lightly. Office politics can consume you after April 3 when Venus backs into your career house. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Cancer: Daddy issues? Every Crab has a touch of ’em, but with Venus retrograde in your paternal zone, resolve childhood dynamics before they taint your current relationship. An office romance is ill-advised now. After April 3, you crave freedom. Honor your independent spirit but don’t trample someone’s needs in your quest for “space.” Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Leo: The world is usually your romantic oyster, but you may feel totally out of sync with new people until April 3. Committed Leos could feel claustrophobic now. After April 3, a sexy ex-lover could resurface, tempting you into a taboo tryst. Feeling frumpy? Reconnect with your sensuality (think: massage, dancing, a lingerie drawer revamp). Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Virgo: Trouble in paradise? Venus backs through your two committed relationship zones, making you second-guess a partner or rethink an arrangement. Couples’ therapy could be helpful. You could delay or break off an engagement. A long-lost love could resurface for a second chance. Maybe the timing is right? Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Libra: You could struggle to feel in sync with others, as your celestial ruler reverses through your interpersonal house until April 3. Stand up to bullies but don’t argue just to get a rise out of someone. Resolve old conflicts and seek closure with an ex. From April 3-15, watch a self-critical or controlling streak. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Scorpio: Venus retrograde in your health house could incite stress-fueled body image issues. Find healthy outlets (affirmations, gentle yoga). Monitor your tendency to micromanage and nitpick your mate. From April 3-15, Venus backs into your love house, which could bring back an ex or dial up the drama. Watch your temper. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Sagittarius: Drama alert! Venus in your hotheaded (and hot-blooded) sector until April 3 makes you a loose cannon ready to fire. An ex-flame could contact you; proceed with caution to avoid messes. From April 3-15, Venus backs into your home sector, disrupting harmony with relatives, roommates or your living situation. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Capricorn: Home is where the HEAT is until April 3, as a cranky Venus camps in your domestic house until April 3. Issues with a female—or mama drama—could flare. Double up the self-care and affirming mantras. From April 3-15, tension with a sibling, neighbor or friend could disrupt your groove. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Aquarius: Devil’s advocate is a dangerous game while Venus reverses through your communication house until April 3. Choose your battles—and your words—to avoid burning bridges. Money and job tension rise when Venus backs into your work house from April 3-15. Avoid borrowing and loaning with friends or lovers. Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries

Pisces: Arguments about money could erupt while Venus backs through your financial house until April 3. Tension could flare with coworkers or a client. From April 3-15, Venus is retrograde in Pisces, which could leave you feeling misunderstood, confused and in need of personal space. Fly solo or carve out more “me time.” Please show me the 2017 Astro Diaries