October 23, 2019
Venus is the nearest inner planet from Earth. Venus completes its orbit around the Sun approximately once every 225 (earth) days. As a result, Venus becomes retrograde (appears to move backward along the ecliptic) about once every nineteen months. Because it’s an inner planet, as seen from the earth, it can not be more than 48 degrees (measured along the ecliptic) away from the Sun. Therefore, it’s visible in the sky few hours before the dawn or after the sunset.
By nature Venus is feminine, gentle and pleasant. In Vedic astrology Venus is considered as a benefic planet.
Among the twelve zodiac signs Venus rules Taurus and Libra. Taurus is an earth and a fixed sign. Earth sign people generally are interested in accumulating wealth. Therefore, Taurus Venus people are generally wealthy. Being the fixed sign, they are very focused and can be equally stubborn. The Libra Venus, on the other hand, being in an air and cardinal sign are more likely to be interested in art, humanity, justice and seeing people around them happy. Air signs are intelligent signs and they strive for something beyond ordinary goal of just comforts and material happiness. The artists, philosophers, judges, leaders, actors and actresses, producers and directors of arts and movies, are generally have Venus and Libra connection in their birth charts.
Venus becomes exalted when in Pisces and weak in Virgo. The Pisces being the water and mutable sign, a sign of emotions and humanity as well as interest in well being of others, the Pisces Venus people tend to devote their lives for those who are less fortunate and defenseless. While the Earth and Air signs are more suitable for Venus to reside (except Virgo), fire or water signs (except Pisces) are generally not so favorable for Venus to occupy.
Among all the planets, in general, her natural friends are Mercury and Saturn and to some extent the lunar node Rahu. The incompatible planets for Venus are Sun, the lunar node Ketu and to some extent Moon. Among the modern planets depending on the placing of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in the natal chart they can be either complementary or opposites. All shades of blue, especially light blue is Venus’s color, and she rules Fridays. For those who have dominant and positive Venus in their birth chart, are likely to experience dramatic changes in their lives on Fridays, and light blue is their lucky color.
Venus in an air sign is very comfortable and can blossom to its full potential if its in either trine or in mutual reception with the ruler of the sign it’s in.
An earth sign Venus if placed in a favorable house loves to accumulate wealth and prestige. Such people work hard and financially do exceedingly well in their lives.
If Venus is in an air sign and placed in a favorable house the person is likely to be very intelligent, analytical and driven by the passion of discovering the mysteries of universe. Usually scientists, researchers, professors, mathematicians are likely to have air sign resident Venus.
The manifestation of Venus is reflected in physical attraction between opposite sexes, youth, spouse, gratification of senses, romance, marriage, relationship, affection, beauty, art, dance, music and wealth.
Magical eyes, beautiful hair, dimple on face, youth, health, gorgeous women and handsome men and sensuousness. musical rhythm, wonderful imagination, gentleness, manners, class, poetry, symmetry, spring season, sweetness, melodious voice, attractive dresses, flowers, jewelry, chocolates, perfumes, all material pleasures, smile, social and tendency to avoid friction by making compromises if necessary.
Music, musical instruments, movies, operas, theatres, entertainments, artists, poets, singers, arts: painting, drawings, sculpturing, etc.,
Following is a list of adjectives and nouns that describe some of the important characteristics of Venus:
Feminine, social, extrovert, graceful, attractive, affectionate, gentle, sympathetic, kind, loving, harmonious, sensuous, well mannered, fashionable; has sweet voice, pleasant smile, curly hair, and magical eyes; pursues material things to fully enjoy the life, understanding, emotional and social.
Marriage, weddings, relationships, love affairs, sexual pleasures, material pleasures, wealth, money, estate, prosperity and richness.
Cars, movies, cinema, theaters, entertainment, jewelry, perfumes, cosmetics, diamonds, gems, flowers, spring season, milk, juicy and tasty fruits, textile, silk and restaurants.
Poets, musicians, singers, artists, actors, dancers and magicians.
Fridays, all shades of blue color as well as mixed and match colors, eyes, chin and reproductive system.
Energy of Venus due to House Disposition
By occupying a certain house in the natal chart, the energy of Venus for an individual is summarized below. However, it must be remembered that a specific inference and subsequent astrological interpretation will depend on several other factors such as disposition of other planets with respect to Venus, and their relationship among each other through house ownership and aspects. Although the masculine gender is employed below, it also applies to feminine gender.
First House: Venus in the first house makes the person attractive, charming and sensuous. He probably has very expressive eyes. He tends to be a fashion freak, social and very amiable. His major goal in life is the pursuit of material pleasure and to enjoy life. He has a natural inclination towards art, dance, and music. He is very loving and caring, and most likely to have a good married life.
Second House: Unless there is a malicious planet in the second or eighth house, the person is gifted with the most beautiful and lively eyes and a very sweet voice. He probably comes from a rich family with a good upbringing and happy childhood. He is usually wealthy, lucky and has a true taste for good food. Females with second house Venus are likely to be bestowed with real jewelry, gold, diamonds, gems, pearls and stones.
Third House: A person with a true love for art, music, travel and nature usually has Venus in the third house in his birth chart. With the only planet Venus in the third house means he is very likely to have a younger sister, and he cares for her a lot. He has a natural tendency to be appreciative, to help and care for others. He is likely to have a beautiful handwriting. Poets and writers usually have Venus placed in the third house of their birth charts.
Fourth House: If alone in the fourth house, Venus makes the person very happy and loving. His Natural disposition is towards loving and caring for others. He has a good domestic life. He is good at heart. Generally he enjoys his life, owns a real estate, and cares for his mother.
Fifth House: This is one of the most desirable houses for Venus. Venus in this house is excellent for pursuing any artistic hobby. The person usually has a natural crave for art. Typically, he is a perfect gentleman as evident through his good manners and politeness. A perfect extrovert too! He is social, naturalist, sensuous, romantic and very loving. He enjoys material pleasures in life. He is very intimate with his children.
Sixth House: Not a happy situation to have Venus in the sixth house! Typical qualities of such a person are: notorious, weird, lazy, anti-social, unhappy, some flaw in character, prodigal. A constant occurrence of natural hindrances keep his artistic abilities from being fully developed.
Seventh House: Sensuous, good sex life and perhaps a good married life. The person is likely to get married early. He is likely to have fortunate events occurred right after his wedding. Usually spouse dominates his life and brings him a lot of luck.
Eighth House: Venus alone in the eighth house keeps the person out of financial troubles. With Jupiter or Moon in the eighth house with Venus he may experience unexpected financial windfalls in his life, such as lottery, inheritance of wealth and real estate. His relationship with his in-laws is usually very warm.
Ninth House: Venus in this house brings fame, fortune and showers the person with all sorts of material happiness. This Venus makes one very generous, religious, kind, open, broad minded and very caring. He pursues art, loves reading, enjoys travel, and he usually has good times with his children.
Tenth House: Venus in the tenth house creates very easy situations for job and career. Instead of looking for an opportunity, opportunities chase the person. Consequently, he gets fame, popularity, good social prestige and, of course, lot of money. He is very amiable and doesn’t really have to deal with obstacles in his professional life.
Eleventh House: This Venus provides an excellent financial stability through a good job and lot of helpful friends. He has a very good temperament and manners. He is loving, caring, likable and generous. He cares for his children a lot. He may be very close to his older sister or brother, and they are fond of each other.
Twelfth House: As far as (sexual) relationships go, the twelfth house Venus may make person a bit eccentric. He is likely to have extra marital affairs. He may be secretive, unethical and has some flaw in his character. He is likely to be notorious. His married life is likely to remain an unhappy one.
The quality of Venus energy due to zodiac signs
While Venus enjoys being in the air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) and in the earth signs (Taurus and Capricorn and to some extent Virgo), except Pisces she certainly becomes uncomfortable in water (emotional) signs Cancer and Scorpio. As mentioned earlier, it rules Taurus (earth) and Libra (air), and it becomes exalted in Pisces. The following is a brief description, which includes how a person’s unique quality of presenting to others and being understood by others can be activated by Venus’s zodiac sign in his birth chart. Note that the influence of the relative position of other planets in the birth chart with respect to Venus will affect the final analysis of the chart, and therefore, it’s dangerous to conclude astrological analysis solely based on Venus’s position in the birth chart.
Unless it’s favorably placed with respect to Mars in the natal chart, Venus doesn’t feel comfortable in the fire sign Aries.
Taurus is an earth sign ruled by Venus. Therefore, obviously Taurus is a positive sign for Venus. The person is likely to work hard towards his material goal and accumulate lot of wealth. He is likely to take care of his family. This sign being a fixed sign, goes well with Venus’s slow and steady nature. The person is likely to enjoy life.
Venus in Gemini makes the person naturally curious. Gemini being the air and mutable sign ruled by Mercury, it’s a perfect sign for Venus’s extrovert and pleasing quality required to represent her artistic abilities and creativity. Venus further enhances Mercury’s strength if Mercury is positively placed in the chart. Being a mutable sign this Venus knows how to adapt to a given situation to make progress.
Cancer being the water sign ruled by Moon and Moon being a natural foe of Venus, the Venus in Cancer means emotional challenges. The person spends good part of his or her life in difficulties and adverse conditions which are usually are the result of his or her unique behavior characteristics. However, in the latter part of his life, through learning, observing, and being aware, he or she gets it and modifies the behavior pattern to finally figure the life out. In that sense Cancer is a very important sign for Venus as it offers a person an opportunity to transform himself or herself to become free of karmic cycles.
Leo is ruled by Sun, a fire and fixed sign. Sun is a natural foe of Venus. While Sun represents a fortunate, royal, lucky and well to do person with least amount of difficulties in life, Venus in Leo means overcoming difficult situations through hard work and perseverance. Venus loves air and earth signs, and it feels very uneasy in water and fire signs. And Leo is probably the most challenging sign for Venus to reside in. The person begins life with normal expectation and perhaps with inflated ego. But then soon he or she finds out that life is not that rosy. A series of misfortune and obstacles teaches the person to be subdued and modest. But through this very process, the person is actually blessed with a tremendous opportunity to transform by understanding the true meaning of life. And perhaps then he or she spends rest of life to serve humanity.
Venus’s disposition in Virgo is positive because Venus loves earth signs, and Mercury, which rules Virgo, is a natural friend of Venus. Virgo being a detailed oriented, analytical sign, Venus’s creativity is reflected in research oriented, hard working scientists, entrepreneurs and skilled laborers. If Mercury is well positioned, then a person can be a journalist, writer, historian, detective, diplomat, ambassador and advisor to leaders. Such people usually become a well respected people in society with prestigious status, and usually are remembered long after they are gone.
Libra is an air and cardinal sign and Venus rules this sign. Art, dance, music, acting and entertainment are come under the domain of Venus. Therefore, Libra Venus produces artists, poets, musicians, singers, film producers and directors. If it is well connected with Saturn then it produces philosophers, yogis, spiritually advanced and social leaders. Inflicted Venus in Libra due to association with Sun or lunar nodes may make person having difficulty in dealing with people around him or her.
Scorpio is a fixed, water and mystic as well as a very secretive sign ruled by Mars. It’s not surprising therefore to see Venus to get suffocated and become excessively emotional in this sign unless the planet Venus makes a favorable aspect with Mars. The person is likely to be very withdrawn, very difficult to open up to others, and very likely to be misunderstood. In addition, due to unhealthy emotions, the person is likely to go off track and can become self destructive. Since Scorpio can be a spiritual sign (being mystical) it can provide the spiritual energy to Venus to enhance spiritual life of the person.
Sagittarius being a fire and mutable sign, makes the person with Venus in this sign opinionated and difficult to deal with unless Venus is positively influenced by Jupiter. With Jupiter’s auspicious aspect or angle, the Venus’s energy can be directed in a positive way. Usually such people have natural inclination towards academic profession. Also, philosophers, philanthropist and social reformers, supreme court judges can have Sagittarius Venus with well placed Jupiter. The Venus, being the planet of discipline and dedication can one help pursue to become monk or enlightened person.
Being friend of Saturn, Venus in Capricorn (a cardinal and earth sign) is positive. Such people work hard to achieve their goals. They build their own houses and have all the material pleasure at their disposal. They are usually successful businessmen: industrialist, venture capitalists, bankers, managers, chief operating officers of corporations, etc. They are like a mountain goat who slowly, steadily but surely reaches the mountain top. Usually such people have their wishes come true. They usually end up accumulating lot of wealth. They can be very selfish and egotist.
Aquarius is the most intelligent (air) sign of all the air signs and it is ruled by her friend Saturn. Therefore, scientist, researchers, philanthropists, philosophers, social reformers, religious leaders whose sole interest in life is to serve humanity are the people who are likely to have Venus placed in this sign in their birth charts. Typically such people are unselfish, non-materialist and have natural inclination towards serving others through intelligence. These people can also be visionary, advisers to communities.
Although it’s a water sign, Venus loves this sign from spiritual progress standpoint. The monks, spiritual leaders, Gurus and those who have spent years in living austere life are likely to have Pisces Venus. However, from material progress standpoint, Venus does very poorly in Pisces unless it gets support from the planet Jupiter. Venus becomes very emotional in this sign, and as a result, can become very pessimist about life and has a tendency to give up easily on almost any activity or work she undertakes.