Rules – Taurus/Libra
Detriment – Scorpio/Aries
Exaltation – Pisces
Fall – Virgo
Represents – social urges, values
Keyword – Affection
Journey Of Venus Through The Signs
Venus is graceful and compliments whichever sign she is in, reflecting her many facets of self expression, sexual delight (rather than the aggressive martian sexual urge), courtship and aesthetics accordingly.
Venus rules our relationship patterns, our aesthetic taste, and the women that we attract into our lives. While the moon rules the women of our family/tribe, Venus rules the women we are surrounded with in our community/environment.
Venus will also cover any kind of artistic abilities we may have and in which way would they show. Venus is tasteful and considers social graces and others’ needs, unlike aggressive mars that always considers himself first. But we definitely need to assert ourselves and mars helps us with that, however, people often prefer Venus as it rules the pleasures and it is more socially aware and friendlier than mars, who loves doing things his way.
What somber and unbearably plain would life be without the graces of Venus. Art, music, dance, and all creative fields are ruled by Venus. Beautiful things you like to own like gorgeous jewellery, antiques, clothes are also considered Venusian fields. Venus always likes to look her best and therefore she also rules fashion and beauty, as well as skin and hair care; solutions and methods that help the individual to look younger and more beautiful. She shows a different side of herself every time she changes sign. And According to the sign Venus was in the time you where born, the things you enjoy, the kind of people youre attracted to and the way you express feelings will be affected accordingly.
Venus Changes Facets According To Gender
Traditionally, Venus is generally more comfortable in female signs, (with very few exceptions, as discussed below). As for compatablity, Venus prefers to be in the same gender as the other Venus of the partner, for they will have the same basic logic, and will be either trine or sextile to each other.
Venus In The Elements
Since Venus is more comfortable in female signs, this means it favors water and earth signs, though I find it the most comfortable in water indeed. In these two elements, Venus is more willing to give and is receptive of higher concepts of love, especially with a piscean or neptunian influence. However, this does not mean that Venus in male signs is not capable of love or artistic expression.
Venus in water signs
In water signs, Venus is most loving and emotionally generous, endlessly loving and nurturing (cancer) their partner, even overlooking some of their flaws (pisces).It can have genuine artistic talent as it expresses itself from the heart. There is hightened intuition and understanding of others’ needs, especially loved ones. Venus in water can get easily attached and may fall under the flaw of giving too much without allowing space to receive. Because of their ideal and sensitive nature, they are unfortunately more prone to heartbreaks because they may have unrealistic expectations (esp piscean/neptune types). As great as water is for Venus, these signs risk being overly attached, even in care taking situations when unaware (meaning that the individual may unconsciously develop an ailment to bind the partner into taking care of him/her) and may be extremely possessive (very notorious of scorpio).
Venus in earth signs
In earth signs, Venus provides a practical, loyal and concrete demonstration of love, whether by marriage (Capricorn), luxurious gifts (Taurus), or by subtle service (Virgo). A great element for Venus to be in as it will also be crafty and utilize artistic ability into something functional, I have a friend with a grand earth trine with Venus and he has his own art shop. I know 2 more girls with a Venusian grand earth trine who are very crafty and also use their artistic skills in their personal business. Due to the shy and subtle nature of earth, many of its efforts to gain affection may go unnoticed (water may also suffer from this problem) so the little things it does (Virgo) may possibly be taken for granted.
Venus in fire signs
In fire signs, Venus is impulsive (Aries) and may want to have several romantic affairs (Leo) before settling (Sag will always love to be free), many would only give up to settling because they are getting old (All 3 signs). They are very loving, warm and great companions with grand gestures (leo), they perceive love and mating as a great adventure and often love the outdoors and doing activities with the partner as a form of bonding. Venus in fire is less tolerant of their lovers BS and very likely to move on when things get too tough, but may regret this hasty decision later on. People with Venus in fire are mostly excited in the beginning of a relationship when everything is still new (especially Aries), so its very important to keep this excitement going so they won’t get bored. As goal oriented individuals, they love the chase. And whether male or female, they will always love to sweep you off your feet. This element will be the clearest and most direct about love matters (albeit too hasty at times), which is a fresh relief.
Venus in air signs
In air signs, Venus deals with love as a concept, prefers friendship and freedom in relationships (Aquarius), and definitely needs lots of space (particularly Libra, surprisingly!). It is a rather detached placement for Venus unless there’s a good dose of water or fire to balance it out. The good thing if you have this placement, is that you can have an objective and strategic view of love (Libra the master strategist), and heartaches will stinge far less than the other signs because of the rational mind. Generousity and passion is often shown to friends and people that you relate to on a mental level, so your best match would be someone that stimulates you mentally first and foremost. Venus in this element is the most prone to non orthodox relationships (open relationships and marriage, friendship with benefits that may actually work etc..) and I think that these individuals may open our eyes that relationships may also evolve as humanity evolves.
Whichever element and sign you have your Venus in, you can familiarize with it and utilize its energy and use it to its best potential.
Venus in the Signs
If Venus is in Aries in your natal chart, you are probably eager to get out and search for yourself rather than sitting back and wait for things to happen. You may seek relationships on an impulsive feeling to satisfy your need for self-expression. Magnetism is often strong with this placement of Venus.
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With Venus in Taurus the loving magnetism is charming and will express it self naturally with your love one and the relationship will be a long lasting one. Emotional security could prove to be more important than material goods.
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Venus in Gemini brings out the social nature in a person and can provide some form of excitement in a relationship. The artistic talents which come with this position will do well in the area of graphics design. Music and the writing of lyrics could also be a way of expressing Venus.
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This position of Venus in Cancer there will be a lot of emotional feelings in the relationship. Your romantic side of your nature is very powerful as well as the need to help the people you love in order for them to get the best out of their lives and to see them grow and develop.
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The Lion is a very loving sign and if you have Venus in Leo you will want a romantic relationship. You will need your partners full attention and their loyalty. This position brings great generosity and artistically this is one of the best placements for Venus. All arts as well as fashion and the theatre are naturally with Venus here.
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With Venus in Virgo you may strive for what you think perfection is to you in order to find harmony within yourself. You may have the tendency to be overly critical of your loved ones and not realizing that it is only an expression of your own lack of self worth.
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Venus in Libra people are usually quite talented in many ways they can almost do anything they put their mind to. Socially they are very well-liked and have a natural grace in dealing with other people. But you have to be careful to be true to yourself and not try to please other on your own expense.
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Venus in Scorpio is a powerful position as it uses to be the traditional ruler of Scorpio. This star sign can occupy several levels. The more advanced is often compared to the eagle and Venus is positioned here will rise to that level. Then Venus will refine your behaviours and your sense of style and there is the prospect of further growth and material abundance in your relationship which will be of shared benefit.
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If you have Venus here in independent Sagittarius your artistic abilities are expressed in a manner in which you prefer to have a variety of possibilities to express yourself. You are a person who likes to live well and have lots of fun.
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Venus in Capricorn wants a sincere relationship and picks their friendships very carefully. Your sense of duty is always there with you and you may take things to seriously at times. When it comes to your artistic talents then it is usually expressed for a practical purpose.
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With Venus in Aquarius you will be brought in contact with people from many walks of life and many different backgrounds. Your artistic interest with this placement will be expressed in original, unique and unusual ways. The way Venus in this position sees beauty will be quite unique.
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When you have Venus in Pisces you will defiantly have a very sympathetic and compassionate nature and be someone who feels deeply for people and those in need. The enjoyment for the art is extremely sensitized, particularly in the area of music, dance and film.
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