Venus in astrology
Venus is the planet of Love, Romance, Affection.
Love is what we call it when our ego disolves in our desire for another, where we ultimately merge withthe other. Being the ultimate merging, Venus represents sexual intimacy, and by extention, physical pleasure and delight. A strongly placed Venus in the birthchart, such as when it occupies the Ascendant (1
house) indicates someone witha powerfully romantic nature, Attractive to Others, and a need to express oneself through one-to-one relationships.
Venus is the planet of Art, Beauty, Appearance
. Beauty comes from thefeeling of exquisite pleasure we get when contemplating something whichembodies our sense of harmony and aesthetics. Thus Venus is Good Taste,Refinement, Purity, Quality. All of the Arts, ranging from Painting, to Music,Poetry, to Theatre, Cinema, etc. come under the significations of Venus. Thisincludes people who are engaged in the arts, from Musicians to Actors.
Venus represents Young Females, Wife, and Marriage
. As the goddess of Love and Beauty, it comes as no surprise that Venus signifies young women(older women and mothers are represented by the Moon in Vedic Astrology). Ina man’s chart, Venus is one of the significators of Wife, as well as indicating one’smarriage karma
Venus is the planet of Value, Price, Finance
. Since Venus generally indicates something Desireable, it comes to represent Value, and thereforeMoney and Finance. A strong Venus is welcome in a natal chart, especially in oneof the financial houses, such as the 2
house, as an indicator of Prosperity.
Venus is the planet of Guidance, Teaching
. In the ancient mythology, it was said that the Asuras (the Demons) were so busy fighting amongst themselvesthat nobody could teach them any of the Divine Knowledge (and thus raise uptheir condition to something better). Then along came goddess Venus, who withher Charm, Grace, and Beauty, got their attention and was thereby able to impartsome of the exalted teachings. Thus Venus became one of the planets of Guidance(the other one is Jupiter).
Venus is the planet of Balance, Agreements, Compromise
. Being anessentially good planet, Venus wants everyone to be happy. This is achievedthrough Compromise when parties have to come together to pursue somecommon action. This necessarily implies some Sacrifice in order the AchieveBalance and Agreement. Sacrifice to attain Harmony is the basic nature of one of Venus’ signs, Libra. Venus also is an important planet in Negotiations, Treaties,