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Astrology - Venus
Do not Christians and Heathens, Jews and Gentiles, poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry influences?
Sir Walter Scott
Astrology - Venus
Star of the Morning Sky
Venus, the morning star, representing the feminine virtues whilst heralding
Its symbol is the circle of spirit elevated over the cross of matter -
reminding us of the Egyptian Ankh.
In Roman Mythology Venus was said to be the daughter of Jupiter, although
she was born of the Sea and the Sky and came to earth in a shell from under
The Roman goddess of love and beauty was originally a vegetation
goddess and patroness of gardens and vineyards.
This mythos was taken from the Greek where she was Aphrodite, the beautiful
daughter of Zeus As the goddess of love, she had affairs with gods and humans
but her true love was Mars. She was forced by the god Jupiter to marry Vulcan,
Venus had a son named Cupid, the mischievous and winged god of love. He
was her constant companion; and, armed with bow and arrows, he shot the
arrows of desire into the bosoms of both gods and men. He later married
Psyche and they produced a child named Pleasure.
Venus is, of course, associated with affairs of the heart. The last great
temple of Venus was built by the emperor Hadrianus near the Colosseum in
Effects of Venus
Astrologically Venus is seen as THE FEELINGS,
an indicator of your values. A planet of fortune, pursuit of pleasure, beauty
in form, social interactions, an indicator in your chart of your inclinations
towards romance, marriage and other partnerships.
Refiner of the aesthetic and artistic and giver of the sentiments of love
and sharing. Venus is the goddess of love and beauty and where Mars uses
physical force, Venus seduces and persuades.
All things that are pleasant and leisurely are symbolised
by Venus. Her domain is music, art, games, dancing, acting and all things
that are used for adornment or ornamentation, such as perfumes, cosmetics,
jewellery and fine fabrics.
As Lady Luck she has special significance for gamblers. A feminine planet,
her action is to pacify, harmonise, make beautiful and soften. How Venus
will manifest her energy, a soft and cooling one which seeks harmony and
an indicator of your inclinations and values, depends on the horoscope as
a whole. The Sign (and its Element), the House in which if falls, and the
Aspects to the other planets will all have a bearing on any interpretation.
Venus shows our values and our need and capacity for love. This planet
shows aesthetic preferences and the natural attraction we feel to people
and things. Venus represents the need for inner and outer harmony and balance.
It is associated with the inner feelings we have when we compare and make
judgements. Venus also represents sisters and other influential women, as
well as our experience of the emotional harmony between our parents.
The Sign Venus is in indicates how our values are coloured and what specific
aesthetic styles we adopt. Choices of partner are strongly influenced by
this Sign position. Venus is always found close to the Sun in the horoscope
- either in the same sign, or in one of the two signs alongside the Sun.
The House Venus is in shows in what particular area of life
we find love, companionship and partnership, and where we have the strongest
and most rewarding emotional contacts. This House shows what we value specifically,
and where we can be enriched both emotionally and financially.
Aspects to Venus indicate specific experiences in love relationships and
the individual psychological needs that colour our judgement when making
Venus Key Facts
Taurus & Libra
Scorpio & Aries
Light blues and greens, pastel shades
Stones & Metals:
Jade, lapis lazuli, copper and brass.
Beauty and love,
Venus' rotation is somewhat unusual in that it is both very slow (243 Earth
days per Venus day, slightly longer than Venus' year) and retrograde. In
addition, the periods of Venus' rotation and of its orbit are synchronised
such that it always presents the same face toward Earth when the two planets
are at their closest approach.
Venus is sometimes regarded as Earth's sister planet. They are very nearly
the same size and at one time it was thought that, below its dense clouds,
Venus might be very Earthlike and might even have life. But, unfortunately,
modern study of Venus reveals that in many important ways it is radically
different from Earth.
The pressure of Venus' atmosphere at the surface is about the same as the
pressure at a depth of 1 km in Earth's oceans. There are several layers
of clouds many kilometres thick composed of sulphuric acid. This dense atmosphere
produces a run-away greenhouse effect that raises Venus' surface temperature
to hot enough to melt lead (459°C)
Distance from the sun (average)
67.23 million miles (108.2 Million KM)
Distance from Earth (shortest)
25.7 million miles (41.4 Million KM)
Distance from Earth (greatest)
160 million miles (257 Million KM)
No of moons