In Astrology, Venus and the Venus sign is the planet of love, pleasure, and beauty. It represents your capacity to express affection and to enjoy the beauty. The sign of Venus gives important information about how you express yourself in personal relationships, especially in love and marriage. It also indicates your attitude toward money, personal possessions, creature comforts, and social and aesthetic values.
Venus rules over 2 signs. Sensual Taurus and harmonious Libra. Through earthy, grounded Taurus, Venus expresses her yin, feminine qualities. This aspect of Venus rules our receptivity. What do we need in order to feel happy, fulfilled and loved?
Venus is Libra reveals her more yang, or masculine, moves. This is the outward expression of Venus: our fashion sense, material urges (and splurges), aesthetic preferences, and how we romance the ones we adore. Venus in Taurus people may prefer practical luxury, saving up for pricey, yet well made, items from classic brands. They may be slower, but steadier, in their seduction approach, preferring to let relationships build organically. The position of Venus also shows a person’s perception of relationship and affection. Or, the qualities and expressions of affection that someone may be most receptive to, or comfortable with.
Venus Planet Summary
House Ruler: 2nd & 7th Houses
Ruler of: Taurus & Libra
Detriment: Scorpio & Aries
Polarity: Yin / Yang
Light Traits: Affection
Shadow Traits: Pliancy
Keyword: I LOVE
Planet Symbol / Glyph: Venus
The glyph of Venus is represented by a circle with a cross joining the circle underneath.
Venus through The Signs – An Overview
So now that we have discussed Venus, let’s take a little look at how Venus signs manifest themselve through the signs of the zodiac in a bit more detail. Every astrological sign has a specific set of qualities – positive and negative.
Below are some of the key traits of each sign of each zodiac sign.
Venus Sign in Aries
Venus (to harmonise) in Aries Sign (energetic and urgent).
They enjoy being first (cardinal) in matters related to fashion and beauty. They may also seek new forms of entertainment. They follow your pleasures energetically and urgently. They must have it! They are direct, and you might be too direct in areas of romance, even coarse. They may fall in love with someone at sight and have a whirlwind romance (cardinal).
Venus in Aries Sign people flirts by being up-front, direct and even daring. They try to win you over by expressing how enterprising and independent they are by letting them know about their accomplishments. Their style of expressing love can be very “me” focused, but the right person for them will find this approach charming. They’re turned on by activity and energy. Some turn-offs include a relationship that is considered stuffy or too “mature”, vagueness, and beating around the bush. They require plenty of stimulation for a relationship to remain fresh. Venus in Aries Signs likes to take the lead in love, even if their Sun Sign is gentle Pisces.
Venus Sign in Taurus
Venus (to harmonise) in Taurus (Enduring and Possessive).
You are affectionate and seek lasting pleasures. You want to attract a partner, rather than to take the first steps yourself (passive). You are also more likely to get involved with someone rather slowly (stable), but once you have a relationship, you tend to keep it (fixed). In relationships, you may be very possessive. You may be attracted to others according to how functional the relationship is (earth), and you are unlikely to run away with someone after a lightning romance! You want to have beautiful things in your home. In love affairs, you are loyal and steady, especially if your partner is demonstrative and affectionate. You orient towards the sensual side of life in everything you do, and it may show through too much weight. You are tremendously responsive to beauty and physical appearances, and the physical attractiveness of your partner is very important to you. You enjoy indulging yourself and the ones you love, and it is too easy for you to be extravagant and perhaps to put too much value in material things. Self-control needs to be developed and added to the qualifications you already possess -warmth, charm, sympathy, artistic. Guard against possessiveness, jealousy, and taking the easy way out in your relationships. You aim to please in practical and earthy ways
Venus Sign in Gemini
Venus (to harmonise) in Gemini (versatile and variable).
If you have Venus sign in Gemini, in matters of love and romance, a person’s sense of humour, intellect, and communication skills attract you more than their physical appearance. You desire a partner who is mentally stimulating, curious, one who can challenge your mind, and keeps you from getting bored. Relationships where talking, sharing ideas, going places, and learning new things together are highly preferred and needed. You need a lot of social stimulation and can be a bit of a flirt. Jealous and possessive partners turn you off. You are charming, friendly, and enjoy meeting new people. You can be fickle in matters of love and may have a tendency to desire more than one love interest at a time. You enjoy the fun and excitement of love, yet may fear its obligations. Your feelings can be well expressed through speaking, through writing or poetry, or perhaps through art where you get a chance to work with your hands. Your emotions are ruled by your mind and you may prefer intellectualizing your feelings. If Venus if poorly aspected, your breathing may be shallow and there may be poor oxygenation of the blood.
Venus Sign in Cancer
Venus (to harmonise) in Cancer Sign (Instinctive and Protective)
If you have Venus in Cancer, you are quiet, shy, sensitive, sentimental, gentle, and romantic and your feelings are deeply attached to your family, old friends, familiar places and memories, and the past. Remembering and celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, family rituals, and other days of personal significance is very important to you. You seek caring, emotional support and security in love affairs. You can be changeable and inconstant in matters of feeling and emotion. You desire peace and harmony in your home environment. You cling to those you care about like a crab that won’t let go. Carried too far, your love and concern for others may turn into a clinging, possessiveness, don’t-let-go type of relationship. Feelings of insecurity or feelings of being unloved or un-nurtured may lead you to eat too much and thus gain weight. You desire for rich or sweet food may contribute to the problem. Your mother probably had/has much to do with your feelings of love and affection. You like to be needed and your personal charm, magnetism and sympathy make you a natural caretaker. You have a need to mother others.
Venus Sign in Leo
Venus (to harmonise) in Leo (impressive and creative).
If you have Venus in Leo, in affairs of the heart you are warm-hearted, spontaneous, ardent, affectionate, loyal and generous. You hate pettiness and stinginess in your partner. You seek the Hero, the Prince or Princess, someone you can idolize and adore, someone you have great pride in or someone who can sweep you off your feet. You crave love, appreciation, and attention from others and like to be at the center of things. You are rather susceptible to flattery and love to feel SPECIAL. You want and enjoy drama in your love life and some grand romantic gesture or extravagant expression of generosity impresses you. You dramatize your emotions. You are honest, frank, attractive, kind, compassionate, and fun-loving with a charming personality. You find it easy to be in love with love. You may expect too much of people and thus become easily hurt. You must watch a tendency to be preoccupied with your physical appearance when you should be developing your inner potential. Vanity and becoming a show-off is possible. You need to be admired for your inner and outer beauty.
Venus Sign in Virgo
Venus (to harmonise) in Virgo (Analytical and Critical)
If you have Venus in Virgo, you are quietly devoted and faithful to your loved ones, and often become a kind of servant to your love partner. You are more comfortable showing love for someone by doing something for them, making something for them, or simply being there for them rather than telling them so in a romantic sort of way. You are somewhat timid about expressing too much sentiment or emotion. You may lack confidence in your attractiveness and ability to draw love to yourself. This could create doubt of your worthiness to receive love and appreciation. There is a strong tendency to be very critical of the partner and to expect perfection. Marriage may be delayed due to the desire to find that perfect partner, which does not exist. You desire everything to be clean and orderly around you. A tendency to criticise and nag can be overcome be learning how to serve others in a simple way. You can be kind, tender, and sympathetic. Thus you may excel at nursing.
Venus Sign in Libra
Venus (to harmonise) in Libra (Diplomatic and Harmonious)
If you have Venus in Libra, you are charming, tactful, courteous, considerate, balanced, poised, harmonious, and have a strong desire to please and not make waves. Because you try to be so agreeable, you have a difficult time saying “no.” Thus people may take advantage of you. Although Venus is a so-called benefic planet, Venus in Libra can be fairly ruthless at times within relationships. With this position, one knows just what the other wants to hear and can thus be quite manipulative. You naturally attract people and things into your life when they are needed. Sometimes this happens so easily that you do not appreciate what you have. Harmony is valued so much that you will compromise a great deal in order to keep it. You do not like to dwell on controversial or emotionally difficult subjects and often try to “smooth things over” or “sweep them under the rug”. In marriage and partnerships you want someone who is an equal, someone who balances you and your personality. You are attracted to people who have a certain finesse, delicacy, and subtlety. You appreciate good manners and refinement and are not happy with a coarse, blunt type of person. You possess magnetism and refinement and you relate well to others. You probably have musical or artistic ability or at the very least a fine appreciation of them, as well as good color sense. On the negative side, you may at times be lazy, wanting to take the easy way out or the line of least resistance. You can also be very indecisive. You need people and may find it difficult to feel comfortable in your own company.
Venus Sign in Scorpio
Venus (to harmonise) in Scorpio (Intense and Secretive)
If you have Venus in Scorpio, in matters of love, you desire and crave profound, intense, and passionate relationships. You can get very jealous regarding loved ones. Uncontrolled jealousy and possessiveness may help destroy your most intense relationships. You have a tendency to “marry” whatever or whoever captures your heart and it ‘s hard to let go of it or them for any reason. You place high demands on your partners. You are somewhat suspicious of even platonic, friendly relationships your partner has. When betrayed, you are capable of hating with as much force and intensity as you once loved. You are attracted to people who have an aura of mystery about them. You have a sultry charm, a personal magnetism. Although your feelings run deep, you may have trouble expressing them. Once burned you never give another second chance. It is all or nothing at all. There can be a profound religious devotion which can serve as an outlet for your overcharged emotions. You need to learn the value of self-control. Misuse of the creative force in previous lifetimes has forced you to again deal with issues surrounding sex, passion, desire, and regeneration. This position stimulates your creative ability and brings infatuations, misalliances, and love affairs.
Venus Sign in Sagittarius
Venus (to harmonise) in Sagittarius Sign (Free and Tolerant)
If you have Venus in Sagittarius, in matters of love, you are looking for someone you can grow with, someone who can expand your world and your consciousness. You are attracted to someone who is fun-loving, playful, and open to adventure and new experiences. Travelling together, meeting new people and exploring new vistas is particularly enjoyable. People of different background and cultures enlarge your understanding of the world and yourself. You want to be able to share your dreams, aspirations and ideals with your mate. It is critical to you that you have a spiritual or intellectual rapport with your love partner, perhaps more important than the emotional/physical relationship. You are not especially sentimental, and your partner may feel that you are too casual and not serious or romantic enough. You are sympathetic, kind, generous and optimistic. You idealise love. Always on the lookout for greener pastures, you may not stay long with a partner who doesn’t help you to grow or provide you with enough excitement. You desire to share a love of God, expressed through religious devotion and a love of man, expressed through philanthropy and charity with the one you choose to love.
Venus Sign in Capricorn
Venus (to harmonise) in Capricorn (Prudent and Reserved).
If you have Venus in Capricorn, you express love and affections in cautious, reserved and serious ways. You are probably not that demonstrative towards the ones you love. You care very much about what other people think of you and you fervently desire love and appreciation, yet your reserved responses make it appear that you are really very detached. Casual, superficial relationships don’t interest you at all. You are cautious and serious about love and you want a deep, genuine, lasting love. You are old-fashioned and traditional regarding courtship and love, and will remain faithful to your loved one in good times and in bad. You may be attracted to persons older than yourself, someone who is emotionally mature and reliable and who can provide the security you desire. You tend to be loyal, trustworthy, patient and steadfast. For you love may be weighed against practical concerns or on the basis of security needs. Perhaps you’ll marry for money or status. You have a strong desire to protect yourself from being hurt and this may keep you from being as outgoing and forward in love matters. You may be very fearful, selfish and jealous or cold and calculating if Venus is badly aspected. There may be an intense ambition and desire for prestige and status.
Venus Sign in Aquarius
Venus (to harmonise) in Aquarius (Indifferent and Unconventional)
If you have Venus in Aquarius, your affections are expressed in an open, unconventional and rather detached way. Socializing, bringing people together and having many friends and acquaintances very much appeal to you. Because you value friendship so highly, you may be more comfortable being a friend than a lover. One thing’s for sure – you highly dislike possessive, clingy relationships. You want to be free to do whatever you want with whomever you like. You want an intellectual or spiritual connection with your partner and this may even be the preferred substitute over a very intimate or emotional bonding. You need a partner who will give you plenty of freedom, allowing you to be your own person, and not be too demanding emotionally. You are charming, happy and original, but also, cool, calm and detached. This detachment is beneficial because you, as a rule, are never possessive of people or things. The feelings you have tend to be filtered through your mind and intellectualized. You need to learn warmth and understanding.
Venus Sign in Pisces
Venus (to harmonise) in Pisces (Impressionable and Inspirational)
If you have Venus in Pisces, your affections are expressed in sympathetic, compassionate, softhearted, romantic ways. You unselfishly give of yourself to those you love or to those who need or ask for your help. You may be a sucker for any sort of sob story and perhaps give too much at times which make some overly dependent on you. You are very idealistic in matters of love and this sometimes plays itself out whereby you become the martyr or the savior in relationships. You tend to be more compassionate than passionate and you become involved with others because they need love or need to be “saved” and you want to help them rather than out of mutual attraction or pleasure. You attract and are attracted to those who are sensitive, imaginative, or musically or artistically inclined. Your desire is to find someone you can have a deep, spiritual relationship with. You idealize love and have a very beautiful, romantic vision of what love can be. At times you can simply be in love with love. You may be highly emotional, perhaps overly so, sensitive, artistic, compassionate, gentle and psychic. You can be too easy-going or submissive and allow yourself to be taken advantage of because you do not want other people to feel let down and you don’t like to make waves. You may have the attitude that somehow you must suffer in love, and do so willingly.