Venus is about to station retrograde on October 5th 2018 and will remain that way until November 16th 2018. Venus represents relationships, arts, and financial matters, (among other things). This article is about one story of how Venus retrograde kept a marriage together.
Venus retrograde played a part in the relationship between Khloe Kardashian and NBA star Lamar Odom.
Khloe Kardashian married Lamar Odom on September 27, 2009 after meeting only a month earlier. They fell in love fast! They managed to stay together through some difficult times until, six years later, Khloe filed for a divorce from Lamar in July 2015. They both signed the divorce papers near the same time Venus stationed retrograde on July 25th 2015.
Venus rules over marriage and when it stations retrograde there will be problems, delays and/or changes in the situation. Things don’t go according to plan when a planet retrogrades. Marriages or divorces – beginning during a Venus retrograde (especially right around the exact date that Venus stations retrograde) will cause some problems in the plans.
This is exactly what happened with Khloe and Odom’s divorce. They both signed the legal documents in July 2015 but for *some* reason (Venus stationing retrograde) the divorce papers were mishandled and were therefore never made official by a judge. In other words, their divorce never when through. They remained legally married.
This turned out to be a good thing for Khloe and Lamar as they changed their minds a few months later. The following October, soon after Venus station direct again in September – they had a change of heart and decided to give the marriage another try. In other words, the ‘went back’ into their marriage – described by Venus retrograde. In October 2015 they announced that they were giving their marriage another try. It was a big story in the news.
This is the type of event that can happen during Venus retrograde. It may not happen every time (if it did, people would be divorcing and reconciling ever year!) But if you do make a big change in your romantic life or marriage during the time that Venus is retrograde – there is a chance that you will change your minds. Even if you don’t change your minds then for some reason the paperwork may not go through or some other sort of setback occurs to delay things.
This could work the opposite way as well, if you start a relationship around a Venus retrograde then you may end up changing your mind when Venus stations direct. The best thing to do is wait until Venus stations direct before making any final decisions about a relationship (or financial or artistic matter.)
Venus retrograde was felt very strongly by Khloe Kadashian and Lamar Odom. They tried to divorce, it didn’t go through and they changed their minds and tried again to stay together. Unfortunately, they could not stay together and the following year, they did change their minds again and filed for divorce a second time. This time Venus was not retrograde and their second divorce became final in December 2016.