By Jan Spiller

VENUS in astrology represents the urge to fall in love, to experience pleasure, to accumulate, to be popular and to experience the satisfaction of attraction and fulfillment on a personal level.

The placement of VENUS in your chart will show what inspires the experience of love in your heart, your style of romance, the type of environment you need in order to access your loving feelings, and the way you express your love to others. Because VENUS rules love and money, its location also discloses your basic approach to financial matters. The way VENUS relates to the other planets in your chart shows your natural tendencies to create and experience success – or disappointment – in love relationships.

The Sign where your Venus is located shows your style in affairs of the heart!  For example, if your Venus is in the Sign of Pisces, you like a quiet, gentle atmosphere with candles and lots of romance.  With Venus in Sagittarius, you prefer an outdoor adventure, and when your partner gives you plenty of freedom you feel loved and will love them in return.

The Sign Venus occupies also determines your taste about what is pleasing on a sensual level. For example, when decorating, if your Venus is in Aries you probably prefer a simple, non-cluttered style. And if your Venus is in Cancer, you may like lots of ‘chotskys’ and other sentimental reminders in your environment.

If your partner’s Venus is compatible with yours, it will be easy to decorate your home. If not, there will have to be some give and take in order to create harmony and happiness. One resolution would be to have ‘your room’ decorated exactly to your tastes, and another room totally suited to the tastes of your partner.

The House in which your Venus is located shows the domain where you need to spend time in order to have the deepest experience of love.  For example, if your Venus is in the 9th House, you need to spend time in nature – a walk in the woods or a park – to feel the emotion of love the most deeply.

Ironically, if your Venus is in the 12th House, you need to spend time alone to feel the love of The Infinite pouring into you to help you feel whole and complete and loved to your core. Then you can enjoy the pleasure of sharing love in other areas of your life. If you do not know the Sign and House position of Venus when you were born, click here for a copy of your natal birth chart.


loving and being loved, expressing affection, relationships, social skills, romance, falling in love, beauty (vanity), attractiveness, harmony, cooperation, values, gifts, pleasing others, sharing, gentleness, soothing and being soothed, receptivity, sensory pleasure, money, accumulation, attachment, personal taste, appreciation and devotion.

VENUS rules the SIGNS of Taurus and Libra

VENUS spends 1 month in each Sign

The CHALLENGE of VENUS is to not lose yourself in the pursuit of love or money – establish a healthy balance in your life.

The GOAL of VENUS is to allow yourself the enjoyment of loving and being loved in return, and to expand your ability to experience love and pleasure in healthy and consistent ways.  This includes deliberately spending time in activities indicated by the House in which your Venus is located.  If you do not have this information, click here for a free natal chart.

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