Venus retrograde periods occur every 584 days (approximately every 18 months) and return to the same zodiac degree that they were at 8 years previously, less 2 or 3 degrees. During this 8 year period (8×365.25=2922), Venus will have undergone 5 retrograde phases (5×584=2920). This means that there is usually some correlation between events happening between these 8 year periods. Circumstances that were present 8 years ago but have been lying dormant, may now require more attention.
Venus retrograde is one of the most significant astrological transits. This is because Venus retrograde is quite rare and only happens once every 18 months. Venus is also the celestial body in charge of your heart center and your gut. Because of this, Venus retrogrades are often deeply healing and help to awaken your heart to a new understanding of Divine love.