Your greatest challenge these days are finding the ways to break free from the "old ways" or the "expected ways" others have for you & follow through on what your own heart & soul are telling you to do. That doesn't mean to ignore the facts, truth or wisdom of the past... It's more about being able to tell what works & what doesn't & being able to change or alter you path if that path does not have heart & soul. With Venus retrograde, you must find a way to keep your "ego" in check & not take things in a personal way... This is when the Big Spirit tries to deliver greater wisdom & understanding but often does it in a "humbling" way. During the middle of the week is when there can be a "darkness or heaviness" that can appear... There are times when everybody needs to kick back & allow their inner batteries to rest & re-charge. It's very important to keep in mind things are not always as they appear during this part of the transit... So be slow to take action or to make statements you might later regret... It's better to take more of a strong/silent approach. It's all about being able to hang on & keep the faith regardless of how things might appear at any given moment.