I read somewhere (I can't remember where) that when Venus is stationary -either right before it goes retrograde or right before it goes in direct mode again - that it is the optimum time for beautitification and decoration. How about for something as serious as an engagement and marriage? I know 3 people who got engaged/married over the last few days. Is this really an auspiscious day (the day Venus is about to switch direction)? What are your thoughts? I thought it would be like Mercury, and when it's about to go retrograde you can feel it for days or weeks before and after.