The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Venus Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Retrograde Venus in First House in Libra
When retrograde Venus is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Libra, Libra rises in the ascendant. Venus rules the first and eighth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic part is higher, in most cases. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science?’.
Retrograde Venus in the first house of horoscope in Libra is benefic in many cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such retrograde Venus is influenced by one or more malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope. The concept of a benefic planet turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Venus in the first house of a horoscope in Libra can bless the native with good results related to marriage (male), wife, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Venus can render various types of benefits to the native, related to or through his marriage (male), wife and/or lifespan. Considering marriage (male), the native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, a celebrity, an officer in government, a powerful politician, a successful businesswoman, and/or a citizen of a foreign country. He may witness several benefits due to or through his wife and/or her family members. He may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his marriage, if his overall horoscope and running times are supportive. Such retrograde Venus can render creativity, diplomacy, social and business skills to the native, among other things. Hence, he may achieve success through a wide variety of jobs, and/or businesses. It can also bless the native with good health and a long life, like beyond 70, 80 or 90, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Venus can help the native achieve success as an artist, fashion model, beautician, interior designer, poet, host, chef, consultant, marriage counselor, facilitator, arbitrator, diplomat, lawyer, banker, orator, professional dealing in hospitality industry, beauty, fashion, apparel, perfume, luxury products, television, music, movie, glamour, entertainment, travel, hotel, airline, liquor, tobacco, casino, matrimonial, marketing, advertisement, event management, finance, food, automobile, agriculture, media, publishing, IT, telecom, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Venus can help the native achieve success through a creative field as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Venus is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Libra with Mercury and Jupiter. Benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Scorpio with exalted Ketu and benefic Mars; benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the eighth house in Taurus, and benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Cancer. In this case, the native may become a fashion designer. He may start a company which may manufacture various types of fashion products including clothing and perfumes. He may witness good results.
If benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable talent as a designer, and he may come across very good amount of success, money, recognition and fame. His business may expand after his age of 30/35, and it may keep growing. He may design costumes for several celebrities, and he may receive many awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful fashion designers of his time, and he may own a business empire worth in billions.
Such retrograde Venus can bless the native with authority in government as a police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician or some other type of professional. Taking an example, Please read book for detailed example.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Venus in the first house of a horoscope in Libra can trouble the native with problems related to marriage (male), wife, health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Venus rules the first and eighth house, and it is placed in the first house. If such retrograde Venus is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to or through his marriage (male), wife and/or lifespan. Considering marriage, the native may witness delay/disturbances in marriage, and/or one or more failed marriages. He may have serious differences of opinion with his wife, she may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, she may not be loyal to him, she may have extramarital affair/affairs, and/or she may die within 10 or 5 years of marriage. Considering lifespan, the native may witness reduction in lifespan due to several reasons. For example, the native may die in an accident, through a natural disaster, due to a fatal disease, due to a fatal viral infection like COVID, due to drug addiction, he may commit suicide, or someone may kill him intentionally or unintentionally. Considering some unintentional incidents, he may get caught in a crossfire between two rival criminal gangs or that between criminals and police, or someone may accidently kill him.
The native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Venus is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Libra with Mercury and malefic Ketu. Malefic Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Aries, Sun is placed in the twelfth house in Leo, malefic Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Pisces with Mars; and benefic Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius with benefic Moon.
In this case, native’s father may die before his age of 15 or 10. The native may not achieve much professional success till his age of 35/40, or throughout his life, though he may earn well at times. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in his life. He may witness 2 or 3 failed marriages, and he may settle in his third or fourth marriage. He may die before his age of 60 or 55, due to some type of cancer, or another fatal disease.