Retrograde Venus, if it was a camera effect on our lives, it would be wiping the Vaseline off the lens, and gone would be the soft dreamy focus.
A new relationship formed under the influence of Rx Venus's expression will be an inwardly focused romance. There will be less syrup, less perfume, less intoxication, less softness.
It may be a matter-of-fact partnership, cut to the chase, or a dry-er endeavor than expected.
It might be a relationship where your love as a couple doesn't radiate on the outside as it should, but is an intimacy felt profoundly inside of both people, putting both in touch with their subjective selves. This love might be more of an inward psychological experience than an interpersonal one.
This pent up Venusian energy is good for people who are involved in art, writing, meditation and music. My suggestion is, artist or not, journal the experience, and it will truly eye opening with respects of your relationships with others and how and where you look for love.
Unless one of you is born with Venus Rx, the bottom line is that this planet moving backwards is a counter-intuitive placement.
For all of you Venus Retrogrades, or roughly 1 in 10 of us, this might be a great window for you to feel your natural self and become suddenly romantically and socially mobile. You stand out and feel energized when Venus matches your backwards motion.
The Odd Couple
A couple formed under the influence of Venus Rx may not naturally look like a couple together.
They may outwardly appear a bit of a mismatch, or 2 people you would never imagine together.
In some shape or form, this relationship may register low on the aesthetic realm.. Maybe you will both find yourselves dressing down and letting yourselves go, or quickly cutting through the frivolity, and cutesy aspects of regular romantic love, and finding types of love (platonic, erotic, spiritual ..) taking precedence over romantic love.
You may go out of your way as a couple to aestheticize the experience, but finding it forced, unnatural, or backfiring in moments of bad timing.
When Venus goes direct, things may take a turn, and fizzle out, priorities may change, and looking back, you might notice this love was half baked, or unusual on both of your behalfs. It may turn out fine, but be a relationship that deviates a bit from the original premises, whatever they were.
What is for certain is that both people will be psychologically transformed by this event. Their understanding of love, and their relationship with love itself, may be more important in the transaction than the relationship with the other person.
Orange is the New Black's Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli were married in March 2017, during Venus Retrograde.
The qualities above may define the overall romantic themes present in their marriage.
Being an interracial and lesbian couple, already, their relationship does, in our society, present an "unlikely" and certainly less visible pair. The love is certainly there, but in this marriage, things Venusian will be expressed inwardly, in an introverted sort of expression.
Despite the openness, Venus Rx will constitute more private relationship, with a less active social life.
A wedding taking place during Venus retrograde is also a wedding that would be not as beautiful/aesthetically successful as it could be.