Love is the feeling that connects us. Without it, the world would be cold and indifferent. We all have a need to love and be loved. The feeling of love in Astrology is associated with Venus, which expresses the principle of love, sympathy, well-being and beauty. These needs are common to all of us, but what human expectations in this area will be depends on the natal position of Venus. So some will see love as wild passion, others will think of it as a delicate romance, while there might be those who understand it as family care.
Strong and Weak Venus
The archetypal strong Venus is found in its houses – in Taurus and Libra. Here it evokes elegance, excellent taste, sense of style and beauty. The representatives of those signs often have long eyelashes, big eyes, full lips, velvet skin, lush hair, slim waist. Women are usually rather curvy with beautiful breasts and wide hips. All these are Venus’s “weapons”, attributes which women are trying to improve in a variety of ways (including surgical) to prove they are loved by Venus. Another strong position of Venus – the place of exaltation – is in Pisces, where Venus also gets additional qualities of subtlety and spirituality.
Venus’s weak positions are in Mars houses – Aries and Scorpio. Here it is deported – like beauty in the barracks – it acquires the characteristics of Mars and becomes fierce, provocative. Here, it can be no less attractive because it is passionate, bright but a bit masculine. It is interesting that many designers with a great taste have this seemingly weak position. It is also weak at the point of fall, in Virgo, where the characteristics of Mercury such as caution are more pronounced and sober mind becomes an integral part of love.
Harmonious and Non-harmonious Venus
It should be understood, however, that in both strong and weak positions, Venus can be harmonious or not (which depends on many factors – including human consciousness, ethics, and effort).
Harmonious Venus is peaceful, beautiful and nurturing, brings a sense of style, the ability to love, to create beauty and well-being around (not only for oneself, but for others too).
Non-harmonious Venus brings impatience, inability to love, to establish harmonious relationships, partnership, greed, or, conversely, waste, parasitism.
Venus in zodiac signs
What is Venus like in the Zodiac Signs? There are 12 different shades here, expressing different needs and expectations related to love.
Venus in Aries
Vigorous and belligerent Venus. It’s an Amazon, a conqueror. Venus in Aries women like to take the initiative themselves, show self-reliance. On the one hand, they want attention, on the other hand, they do not like it when they are regarded as “weak gender”. They don’t allow to be helped, because they “can do everything for themselves”. Sometimes they can look like an officer in the barracks. Venus in Aries
men love fiery, active woman. Such people either love or hate – there is no middle ground. Couples do things together: they can argue, fight, have sex after – it’s important for them to bring fire into their relationship.
Venus in Taurus
Charmy Venus. This position gives women a sleek shape, charm, attractiveness and excellent taste. You can say about them, “Oh, it’s a real woman.” They rarely remain alone because they attract the opposite sex like flowers attract bees. Venus in Taurus men like feminine women in particular. they will not have a humble partner on a daily basis, it hurts their aesthetic feelings, so don’t parade in front of them in a bathrobe and hair rollers. Love for these people is stable, reliable, supported by physical presence, cooking together, creating beauty and nurturing.
Venus in Gemini
Flirting Venus. Sometimes this position is called “Don Juan’s position”. Why? Because Venus loves with ears. Both men and women tend to flirt to get validation; they need compliments (whether they choose sex affairs or intimate relationships depends on other factors). Women are friendly, easy to communicate and make contact with. Men choose girlfriends who do not cause dramas and do not resent excessive sentimentality. In love these people need diversity, and interesting communication, the opportunity to talk to share ideas, learn new things together.
Venus in Cancer
Family-orientated and gentle Venus. For such people, love is inseparable from family: how else could it be? Love is perceived as gentleness, caring for family members. For women, this position gives tenderness, caring, and sensitivity (but if such a woman is overwhelmed, she can turn into a grey serving maid who has no other interest apart from her family). Men like motherly women. Their ideal lover is the mother of their children. Family, Mother, caring for the children and homemaking have a great influence on their partnership.
Venus in Leo
Luxurious and royal Venus. This position gives warmth, dignity, luxury to both men and women. Women love to take care of their appearance, they can spend hours in front of the mirror. Men love women who they can admire and show to others, be proud of them as their queen. Love here is understood as a great feeling (can be quite theatrical), a celebration that must continue. Love is promoted by old-fashioned courting: with the dinner in the candlelight, evening at the opera or a dance hall.
Venus in Virgo
Humble and carefree Venus. Often this position is called the “grey-mouse” position, however, a number of charming film stars have it. First of all, love here acquires soberness, feelings pass through the filter of the mind, the loved one needs to be intellectual. Such a woman will not really fall in love with a foolish partner, no matter how beautiful he is. However, Venus in Virgo people find it hard to believe that that they can be loved without a reason – it seems to them that love must be earned. This position gives care, modesty to women. Venus in Virgo men look for a sober-minded, practical women. In love, intelligence is important, while mutual understanding and practicality (living together is easier to pay for housing taxes) are not in the last place either.
Venus in Libra
Elegant and cunning Venus. The decisive thing here is beauty and charm. A Venus in Libra woman will not leave the house without fixing herself up. This position gives elegance, a great sense of tact, a refined style for both men and women. Women are particularly admirable, attach great importance to appearance, and even a child- no matter a boy or a girl- can refuse to put on ‘non matching’ trousers. Love is perceived as a harmonious state here. It is important to know how to behave in society, to have good manners, show proper signs of attention.
Venus in Scorpio
Passionate and provocative Venus. Here Venus acquires the mystery, provocativeness, transcendence of norms. Venus in Scorpio woman is of “femme fatale” type- mysterious and provocative. Men love women who are hard to figure out; they will not really like the “open book” type – a woman of calm, predictable behaviour. They look for someone more afflicted, contradictory – the one they don’t know what to expect from. Quiet love is not for them. Love means passion, adrenaline rush. Therefore, such people can provoke dramas, cause tension just to have a strong feeling. To keep the love it is good to make bring mystery in relationships, – that even for your long-term partner.
Venus in Sagittarius
Joyful Venus. Such love is understood as common aspirations and the opportunity to develop, to share knowledge and ideas. Venus in Sagittarius women are socially active, with a wide worldview. Man is attracted by optimistic, inspiring, socially active women. Exotic partners, foreigners appeal to him. Love means the opportunity to develop, grow spiritually, travel together, and expand the boundaries of the world. It is connected with a common growth, sharing ideas, supporting each other and matching worldviews.
Venus in Capricorn
Convertible Venus. In the past Venus in Capricorn women were thought to use their sex-appeal to get ahead in their careers (however, now it is often the opposite). What does this mean? With such a position it is natural to fall in love with your boss, a person of certain social standing and achievement. For women, this position gives seriousness, ambition, attraction to older, more mature partners. They prefer formal style in clothing (suits, horn-framed glasses., etc). Men need a serious, mature, responsible woman. Here Venus acquires seriousness, love is understood as a loyalty, long-term relationships; it is strategically rewarding. When a partnership is made by mature, self-fulfilled partners, it’s a good position for sharing common goals, serious activities in society, not wasting energy and time on the emotional storms.
Venus in Aquarius
Free and friendly Venus. Love here is seen as friendship: the most important thing is mutual understanding, tolerance, free cooperation. A couple can live outside wedlock, like “roommates”, formalities are irrelevant to them. Such a person would say that “of course, the beloved – first and foremost is a good friend”. This is essential. And friends don’t ask for explanations and reports: they either trust or don’t. Therefore, these positions are quite contradictory: they seem to want partnership, but do not cross any boundaries. Women are friendly and witty. Men love independent, free women (and free love too).
Venus in Pisces
Subtle and romantic Venus. Here, love acquires subtlety. It is seen as particularly sacred, special feeling, hardly compatible with daily routine. Women are an artistic a type, gifted with diverse artistic abilities, experiencing beauty in all its subtlety, possessing angelic traits that make them look like creatures out of this world. Men look for inspiration, mystical experiences in love. They are attracted to mysterious, gentle, subtle women. It is important to keep the mystery here, not to taint it with routine, so it is not the worst option when partners live apart for some time (business trips, emigration, etc.). They can stay in touch remotely – it will make their meetings special, romantic, inspiring, and foster long-term relationships.