Venus is Retrograde – this has been in place since October 8th 2010 and will continue until November 19th 2010. When a planet is seen as being Retrograde it appears to be moving backwards. This is an optical illusion, however the energy of the planet as we experience it is held within. During the time of Venus Retrograde we become hesitant in sharing our feelings and affection, we are awkward with receiving recognition and can easily be withdrawn in our relationships. The flow of love is limited. We need to be aware of the tendency to magnify little dramas into big issues. It is appropriate that we apply extra effort with building upon the trust in our relationships instead. It is essential that we nourish ourselves, creating a gentle and loving attitude independently so as to avoid being demanding or needy on others. Once Venus goes Direct, that is appearing to move forward again, which occurs on November 19th, our expression of love and creativity will flow effortlessly again, the ease and enjoyment of our relationships will be stronger and deeper.