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Venus' Ingress and Retrograde Astrological Information 2016 - 2018

Updated January 1, 2017 by J McCaul

Below is a table for Venus' Ingress & Retrograde dates, times (UTC), and zodiac signs for the next few years. Many people wonder when will Venus be in retrograde motion. A countdown has been included for the change of direction. For more information describing the color codes and abbreviations, refer to the main planet ingress page. The current Transiting Ingress and Retrograde calendars are also available (Planet Calendars in the menu to the left of this page).

Scroll down to middle of chart for current Venus 2017 transit information.

Today is January 17, 2017 7:16 pm UTC

Venus Venus 14°Pisces 56'
Venus is currently transiting direct motion.
Venus begins retrograde motion in 1 month 15 days

PlanetDate & Time (GMT)Sign & Event
  Venus     Jan 23, 2016 20:31     Capricorn   - I  
  Venus     Feb 17, 2016 04:17     Aquarius   - I  
  Venus     Mar 12, 2016 10:23     Pisces   - I  
  Venus     Apr 05, 2016 16:50     Aries   - I  
  Venus     Apr 30, 2016 00:35     Taurus   - I  
  Venus     May 24, 2016 09:44     Gemini   - I  
  Venus     Jun 17, 2016 19:39     Cancer   - I  
  Venus     Jul 12, 2016 05:34     Leo   - I  
  Venus     Aug 05, 2016 15:26     Virgo   - I  
  Venus     Aug 30, 2016 02:06     Libra   - I  
  Venus     Sep 23, 2016 14:50     Scorpio   - I  
  Venus     Oct 18, 2016 07:00     Sagittarius   - I  
  Venus     Nov 12, 2016 04:54     Capricorn   - I  
  Venus     Dec 07, 2016 14:51     Aquarius   - I  
  Venus     Jan 03, 2017 07:47     Pisces   - I  
  Venus     Feb 03, 2017 15:54     Aries   - I  
  Venus     Mar 04, 2017 09:09     Aries   - S/R  
  Venus     Apr 03, 2017 00:27     Pisces   - R  
  Venus     Apr 15, 2017 10:18     Pisces   - S/D  
  Venus     Apr 28, 2017 13:02     Aries   - I  
  Venus     Jun 06, 2017 07:25     Taurus   - I  
  Venus     Jul 05, 2017 00:11     Gemini   - I  
  Venus     Jul 31, 2017 14:53     Cancer   - I  
  Venus     Aug 26, 2017 04:29     Leo   - I  
  Venus     Sep 20, 2017 01:15     Virgo   - I  
  Venus     Oct 14, 2017 10:11     Libra   - I  
  Venus     Nov 07, 2017 11:38     Scorpio   - I  
  Venus     Dec 01, 2017 09:14     Sagittarius   - I  
  Venus     Dec 25, 2017 05:26     Capricorn   - I  
  Venus     Jan 18, 2018 01:43     Aquarius   - I  
  Venus     Feb 10, 2018 23:19     Pisces   - I  
  Venus     Mar 06, 2018 23:45     Aries   - I  
  Venus     Mar 31, 2018 04:53     Taurus   - I  
  Venus     Apr 24, 2018 16:40     Gemini   - I  
  Venus     May 19, 2018 13:10     Cancer   - I  
  Venus     Jun 13, 2018 21:54     Leo   - I  
  Venus     Jul 10, 2018 02:32     Virgo   - I  
  Venus     Aug 06, 2018 23:27     Libra   - I  
  Venus     Sep 09, 2018 09:29     Scorpio   - I  
  Venus     Oct 05, 2018 19:04     Scorpio   - S/R  
  Venus     Oct 31, 2018 19:46     Libra   - R  
  Venus     Nov 16, 2018 10:51     Libra   - S/D  
  Venus     Dec 02, 2018 16:54     Scorpio   - I  

Understanding Transits and Retrogrades of Venus

As one can easily tell from the chart above, Venus Stations Retrograde approximately once every eighteen months, transiting retrograde motion for about 40 days. Because of Venus' proximity to the Sun, Venus' transit by sign is not more than two signs from the sign the Sun is transiting at any given time. The in retrograde motion is an illusion of the planet moving backwards based on the placement of the planet in relation to the Earth and the Sun. When Venus is done transiting in retrograde motion, it will station briefly then resume the transit in direct motion.

To adjust the times for your timezone, add or subtract the number of hours your timezone is from 0 UT. If you live in the western hemisphere (mostly the Americas) you would subtract the number of hours from the time shown on the table. Most of the eastern hemisphere will add hours to the time shown in the table.


Links are provided below for timezone calculators and retrograde information.




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