Venus officially goes into retrograde on Oct. 5, and will stay there for 40 days, ending on Nov. 16. When we think of retrograde, we usually think of Murphy's Law: whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. But while other planets might have a stronger hold over our work lives and day-to-day function, Venus controls a different wheelhouse. As the goddess of love, Venus keeps our love lives moving forward, so while in retrograde, it's our personal relationships that might be tested. To protect you and your relationships, you'll want to get a hold of some crystals for Venus retrograde.
Whether you believe in the healing properties of crystals or not, you can't deny that sometimes looking at something beautiful makes us feel good. When it comes to stress regarding our love lives, taking the time focus on an inanimate object outside of the relationship can help to redirect positive energy. And if you do believe that crystals hold alternative medicinal qualities, you'll want to make sure you get the right crystals for the right occasion. According to astrologer Lisa Stardust speaking with Bustle, "money, love, and self esteem will be affected the most during Venus' retrograde" — so here I've put together a list of crystals that are known to help with those issues.