People with Venus retrograde, do not find enjoyment in the things which most people consider pleasant nor do they try to please others in the universally accepted Ways. Such individuals find it hard to adjust to outward social conditions. In situations which ordinarily require tact and charm, they prefer to be blunt and truthful. In situations which require extreme candor, they often gloss over the unpleasant aspects of the matter and sidestep committing themselves. They are apt to find that their idealistic images of love, sex, Marriage, childbirth are quite different from these as actually experienced. This is because Venus retrograde implies an element of narcissism and is always a bit "surprised" when called upon to give or share.
With Venus retrograde, they may tend to be fastidious about things which others do not consider important, and yet be careless and untidy in areas which mean much to the majority of peoples. Often they are intensely hygienic in personal and toilet habits, always washing their hands, changing linens and bathing. They are extremely polite, unusually attentive to grammar, spelling and word pronunciation, but may then sit down and write an unintelligible "beatnik" novel. The real motivation of retrograde Venus is the exposure of sham. There is great sensitivity to what is "phony" in social expression causing the native to like people others detest, and loathe to those who make the "society columns" and are "pillars of the church" but whose private lives leave much to be desired.
Venus retrograde sometimes inclines people toward unconventional love expression, motivated by the subconscious desire to expose the hypocrisy implicit in the Puritan ethic, or it may cause people to renounce physical love entirely and retreat into the religious life. Quite often there is an intense creative urge. Artists, musicians, poets, dress designers and dancers frequently have Venus retrograde. They often meet with lack of appreciation and understanding, with the talents lying unnoticed until a succeeding generation recognizes the genius a preceding one ignored.
Not all of this is going to apply to you because a planetary energy can manifest in various ways depending on your ascendant, the sign Venus occupies, the house it is positioned in and other factors.