Venus – Meaning and Influence in Astrology

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Venus Astrology

RulerLibra and Taurus
DetrimentAries and Scorpio

venus symbolIt symbolizes emotions of love, beauty and harmony. She creates the condition for physical contact with others. When the planet is well positioned in the birth chart, it grants them: bias, refinement and civilization. The individual is artistic and benefits from social pleasures, and is often not accustomed to physical labor.
The position of Venus in the 7th House, for example, is the most suitable position for a successful marriage. This position also indicates the nature of the partner: a lovely partner.

An afflicted position of Venus in the birth chart can lead to laziness, dependency on others, laxity, clumsiness, drowsiness and lack of confidence. Some of these negative characteristics we see reflected in Neptune, the higher octave of Venus.

Additionally, It dominates art, artists and beauty in many forms. It also rules: girlfriends, mistressess and the prostitutes. It indicates a need for luxury and convenience, taste for clothing and furnishing of the house, painting, drawing, piano playing, etc.

What  does Venus Represent

Venus characteristics


Captivating, reconciliation, loves enjoyment, desire for the ideal, for harmony, artistic talent.


Frivolous, lazy, unconcerned, light-headed, not willful, taste for sweetness, jealousy, fornication, questionable sexual morality.

Other Associations

Zodiac SignVenus dominates 2 zodiac signs: Libra and Taurus
Housethe second and the seventh House
Anatomythe throat, voice, skin, hair, mucous membranes, bogs and the kidneys
Colourblue (Taurus) and soft green (Libra) and all pastel shades
Metalred copper
Gemstonesapphire and emerald, also: all blue and green stones
Agefrom 14 to 21 years, when feelings are being developed by Venus
Symbola circle which proposes the spirit with a cross that reflects the matter. Venus encourages us to let divine virtues triumph over worldly pleasures.

Occupation : everything which has to do with art and aesthetic professions. Artists in the field of music (piano playing, vocals), painting and drawing, dancing, poetry, theatre, fashion. Barber, perfume trader, manicure, beauty, seamstress, jeweler. Furthermore: all cooks and pastry chefs.

(this planet rules the sign of Taurus and Libra)

Basic Astronomy:

Venus is the second planet from the Sun. The planet takes 225 days to complete its journey and like Mercury it tends to stay in close proximity to the Sun. These two planets are never further than 48 degrees from one another. This planet is easily visible from earth and admired for its brightness.

In Mythology:

She is The Goddess of Love and Beauty (The Aphrodite) and she has the power to unite

In Astrology – Chart Interpretation

Venus represents our drive to relate to others and how we make or break relationships with other people. The position of Venus in the natal chart by sign, house and aspect determines how you express your feelings and how you react emotionally towards other people. The placement of Venus in a man’s chart will reveal how he relates to women. This planet stands for love, comfort, beauty, pleasure and sensuality as well as wealth and happiness. In astronomical terms its ‘attachment’ to the Sun links the ego with emotional impressions therefore this planet is often called the ’emotional antenna’ of the horoscope.

Astro Keywords:

femininity, warmth, charm, fulfillment, art, music, values, money, sociability and laziness

If Venus is strong in your natal chart or you have personal planets in Taurus or Libra you probably agree ‘I cast my warmth around me and it is reflected in others’


Next planet in astrology: Mars

Also check out:

Venus retrograde

Venus in the houses

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1 thought on “Venus – Meaning and Influence in Astrology”

  1. Venus, planet of charm, consideration and partnering. It is considered the ruler of two signs – Taurus on her earthy side, Libra on her airy side. Her natural houses are the 2nd house and the 7th house, respectively.
    In the astrological chart, it is considered a personal planet, reflecting basic psychological functions within the personality.


    Venus is the most brilliant planet in our sky. She is completely covered by fluffy, creamy clouds that hide her scarred, volcanic surface. Itis the closest of the planets in its size to the earth’s, earning her a denomination as the sister of earth. From our vantage point, The planet never gets farther than 48 degrees (approx. 2 signs) from the Sun.

    Psychological function

    It is the more leisurely and recreational place in the personality. It reflects the more refined senses in the personality. It is the pleasurable and pleasure-seeking side. It reflects what the person finds enjoyable, what he takes pleasure in.

    Fundamentally, it is the mechanism that allows for association, by giving the person positive emotional feedback for being around that thing/person. Accordingly, It has rulership over estrogen and the bonding hormones, and reflects much of our friendly and romantic associations. A strongly independent It may reflect trouble in finding and maintaining one’s significant other. Uranian influences on it are especially notorious for this.

    In this light, Venus is the most basic building block of society, enabling people to get together and cooperate, to do together what no single man can do on his own. This kind of reliance on others is both their strength and their weakness. The drawback of this is that it weakens the individual by making it much more sensitive to other people’s opinions, which softens the personality greatly.

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