Venus Retrograde Do’s & Don’ts: Venus goes retrograde about every 18 months. It will stay retrograde about 43 days or about 6 or 7 weeks. There is a shadow period of about a month beforehand, and there is a shadow period of about a month afterwards. Essentially there is about a 4-month period about every 1 ½ years that is just covered in the energy of the Venus retrograde. What follows is a comprehensive guide to Venus retrograde, a “global” view, and its implications and focus, so that you can understand the aspect better and apply this information to every time Venus is retrograde regardless of what sign or house in your personal chart. Venus rules: Love Beauty (including artistic endeavors) Money During this retrograde period anything having to do with Love, Beauty/Art or Money is going to going through a major “re-evaluation”! A lot of questions are going to be asked. Whether coming from the outside or being instigated from the inside. But on the topics of Love, Beauty and Money you’re going to have your hands full with things coming up, for better and worse. There are plenty of things that are really good to do during this time, but there are a whole slew of things that best to apply more discernment when deciding about.