VENUS IN ASPECT
just as the sign reveals how and the house relates where (in which area of life) a planet is expressed, it is the aspects - the harmonious and inharmonious relationships between two planets based on certain longitudinal distances - that penetrate the core of the horoscope by divulging why the planets and, therefore, we react as we do. revealing both the overt and subtle facets of an individual’s character, aspects display precisely what occurs when a planetary symbol such as venus interacts with another.
although the following delineations are based on the observation of major and minor aspects formed by the 360-degree circle’s division by multiples of two and three, they may be applied to any positive or negative planetary contact.
among the major aspects I have utilized, the sextile (60°) and trine (90°) are considered favorable, while the square (90°) and opposition (180°) are unfavorable. amid the minor aspects, the semi-sextile (30°) is regarded as auspicious, while the semi-square (45°), sesquiquadrate (135°) and inconjunct (150°) are inauspicious. labeled neutral, the conjunction (0°) becomes harmonious if its two planets are well aspected, and inharmonious if poorly aspected.
the following delineations illustrate how our capacity for love, proliferation and creativity is affected by other planetary energies. beneficial aspects increase our level of self-confidence - which, in turn, radiates outwardly allowing us to form meaningful relationships and to become abundant and prosperous in everything we do. adverse aspects, on the other hand, almost always generate a degree of low self-esteem, which we may try to compensate for with excessive indulgences.
to grasp the positive aspects fully, it may be helpful to envision the sumerian inanna whose passion rejuvenated the earth, strengthened economic prosperity and won her the love and respect of her nation. to examine the inauspicious aspects, it may be equally beneficial to visualize the babylonian ishtar - the temptress who led men to their deaths - or aphrodite, whose obsessive vanity resulted in a string of narcissistic love affairs and destructive sexual liaisons.
while each aspect represents a significant sub-personality, or character trait, it is vital to ‘synthesize these sub-personalities into a larger organic whole’ to understand the aspect’s full impact within the context of an entire horoscope.
Ohh, the aspects are similar, and for my tumblr style it might be becuz virgo placements tend to look for an organized structure of their style (sometimes their preferences have simple solid colors or not much over the top), and my libra stellium places aesthetics everywhere (libra or venus placements like to find the beauty in everything) So I do tend to find correlating colors to match pleasingly.
-often kind and gentle lovers
-tend to try to impress potential partners with their kindness and willingness to make a relationship work
-usually hate to be offended
-often try to find the middle ground when in relationships and usually dislike any direct expression of feelings or conflicts
-they are often able to adjust themselves in order to accommodate to the needs of others and likes to treat other people [especially their partner] fairly and expects this in return
-often have a very idealised version of a partner/relationship in their minds
-due to their almost timid/quiet approach to certain situations, it can become easy for more aggressive/direct types of people to push them around and take advantage of them
-often look for partners who are not selfish as they like to share when in a relationship and want to be treated fairly at all times
-usually the type of people that will put up with a lot even though they seek to be treated with fairness and kindness
-often lives by the ‘treat others how you’d like to be treated’ approach
-tend to need a very balanced, healthy and harmonious relationship; if they aren’t in a relationship like this it can leave them feeling really down and unappreciated
-people with this placement are often seen as social people who are well liked and can also be ‘people pleasers’
-will often go out of their way to make others happy and/or to help others; sometimes to their own detriment
-tend to be very selfless and generous with their time and energy; as well as being sensitive and empathetic
-can sometimes risk losing their sense of identity/self when in a relationship as they can become so fixated on pleasing their partner and maintaining a happy/harmonious relationship
-relationships often mean a lot more to those with this placement than others due to their urge/desire to please people they love and be there for them
-may often be the person that is called on by people close to them such as friends and family, and often serves as a mediator/diplomat during difficult situations/conflicts as they are good at resolving issues and pacifying/calming situations due to their ability to act fairly, remain impartial and give objective advice
-however, sometimes they can enjoy the role of mediator a bit too much as it gives them a sense of importance, appreciation and makes them feel needed and useful; therefore, they may actually cause drama just so that they can be the one to fix it
-people with this placement [especially women] can sometimes be quite needy and desperate for love as this is so important to them; they often so badly want to feel the sense of belonging that comes with a relationship and they often see being in a relationship as an accomplishment as it gives them a sense of accomplishment
-usually very caring towards their partner and tend to be particularly attentive towards their partner’s needs; they are likely to do anything in their power to assure that their partner remains happy within the relationship
-are often very aware of their own feelings and emotions so tend to be able to use these accordingly depending on certain situations
-sometimes people with this placement risk putting their relationship/their idea of a relationship on a pedestal; prioritising and focusing on their partner’s happiness/needs so much that they may disregard their own needs or disregard any injustice done to them in an attempt to keep the peace
-may hold back when expressing their thoughts/feelings and/or avoid sometimes necessary conflicts with their partner in order to maintain a happy, harmonious, balanced relationship; they tend to not want to cause any issue that could anger/upset their partner and disrupt the peace of the relationship
-can sometimes fall into the trap of trying to please everyone at all times [both their partner and their family/friends] at the cost of their own happiness and may accommodate/tolerate too much just to keep things running smoothly
-although those with this placement may hold themselves back at times or restrain themselves, ultimately they want to be recognised for their abilities and appreciated by the people closest to them, especially their partners
-are often attractive, charming and understanding people
-tend to get along with others easily, establish friendships with ease and are usually well liked by most people
-people with this placement usually dislike being alone and really value their connections with others; they may not particularly crave or value freedom/independence and prefer being around people
-they can sometimes fall into the trap of ‘mirroring’ people or acting in a way that they predict people will like the most in order to gain approval and appreciation from others as they are so eager to please others and gain their friendship/love
-usually the type of people who love being in love
VENUS IN LIBRA (rulership)
keywords - co-operative, aesthetic, needing harmony, seeking partnership…
• the placement of venus in its own sign of libra accentuates its manifestation as heavenly urania in much the same way that the planet’s position in taurus emphasizes the attributes of earthy pandemos. while I do not subscribe to plato’s assertion that the cerebral, libran venus is superior to the sensual, taurean venus, I do concede that there is a difference. whereas venus in taurus represents the passionate, sexual and practical ramifications of love, venus in libra signifies its more intellectual, spiritual, aesthetic and romantic aspects. this is not to say that individuals with venus in libra are asexual; sex is simply not the main issue in their relationships, which they believe should ideally manifest as a ‘marriage of true minds’.
• the libran quest for beauty, harmony and perfection extends to their aesthetic preferences, vocation and their choice of friends/lovers. in addition, there is a distaste for ‘unpleasantness’ and a distinct sensitivity to brashness, argument and disorder. confident of their own allure and ability to be convincing, these harmonious people make wonderful counselors, therapists, advisors, directors, colleagues, friends, mentors or simply helpmates who are devoted to the goals of their partnership. there may be, however, a negation of the self and too much dependency on a partner’s desires and points of view. because these people have an empathetic gift that enables them to understand fully how another person thinks and feels, if venus is afflicted this potential for healing may be transformed into manipulativeness, particularly of others’ feelings, dishonesty, superficiality and, at its most extreme, megalomania.
• while it is easy to fall in love with these placid, charming, engaging people, it is essential to distinguish between what the venus in libra personality really feels and the image they project. this quality is apparent in the charts of politicians, models or film stars whose careers hinge on their facility for projecting glamour and/or illusion; the placement also appears in the charts of fashion designers, cosmeticians, hairdressers and landscape gardeners - all of whom are concerned with beautification.
• because venus, a creatively expressive planet, is comfortable in its own sign, these individuals often exhibit truer libran attributes than those who have their sun or ascendant in libra. whereas venus in airy gemini and aquarius describes one’s need for group relationships, venus in libra functions best when relating one to one. unable to spend extended periods alone, if people with venus in libra do not have an outlet for their affections or a sounding board for their ideas they will seek out new friendships, cultural activities or even indulgent behavior to fill the void. just as inanna was enraged when dumuzi functioned independently, individuals with venus in libra truly love teamwork and being needed, even if it means working behind the scenes as a silent partner.
VENUS IN SIGNS
in the following posts, I attempt to define the behavior of venus as a symbol of self-worth, love, abundance and prosperity when placed in a particular sign and house. although the characteristics of the zodiacal signs are similar to their corresponding numerical houses (that is, aries/first house, taurus/second house, gemini/third house, etc.), there are none the less subtle distinctions. while the sign of the zodiac that venus occupies describes how one loves and values the self and, ultimately, others, the house inhabited or ruled by the planet reveals where (that is, in which area of life) one can best experience creativity, love and prosperity. consequently, the placement of venus in its corresponding sign and house will, in some instances, render the same results; at other times the outcomes will be completely different.
it may be beneficial to envision the planet as the goddess herself in order to understand how the position of venus in a zodiacal sign and house can affect someone’s self-esteem and therefore the ability to express love, form relationships, initiate creative enterprises and accumulate wealth. by ascertaining if the planetary symbol is exemplary of the earthy, taurean venus (reminiscent of inanna) or the ethereal, libran venus (exemplified by aphrodite), one can surmise how the goddess and, therefore, the planet may have behaved had she forayed into a particular region represented by the zodiacal sign and/or house.
whether the position helps or hinders venus (by empowering or denying self-esteem) is further determined by planetary aspects, midpoints and a range of other astrological interpretive devices. if venus is positively situated, the attributes of the sign and house it occupies and/or rules will enhance self-esteem and, consequently, relationships; if venus is afflicted, the individual will search for these qualities - which are less accessible to them - in others. the timing and description of the circumstances by which the particular issues affecting venus are activated are then determined by planetary cycles such as transits, progressions and solar returns.
due to the multi-dimensional nature of venus as ruler of both taurus and libra, it may be helpful initially to categorize the planet according to the element of the sign and house in which it is placed. in general, venus in fire signs and houses desires passion, admiration and respect; venus in earth signs and houses yearns for material security and loyalty; venus in air signs and houses craves intellectual stimulation and mobility; and venus in water signs and houses wishes to love and be loved. it can also be said that venus in fire and earth signs may be likened to the taurean venus, while venus in air and water signs mirrors the libran venus.
fire and earth venuses tend to be more assertive and self-centered concerning affairs of the heart. like the earthy taurean venus, they are often motivated by passion, sexuality and success but have more difficulty recognizing and, thus, adhering to the needs of others. air and water venuses are more relationship-orientated and understand the importance of sharing. they know instinctively that personal and professional achievements often require the love, support and co-operation of colleagues, friends and family. like the cerebral, libran venus, these people are inspired by the need for love, partnership, harmony, creativity, friendship and intellectual exchange. while venus in fire and earth signs may question ‘what the relationship can do for me’, venus in water and air signs will ask ‘what can I do for the relationship?’
Hi hi^-^ I am! It’s my mom’s birthday today and we’re going to have a pizza night!🥰 I hope you’re having a good day/night yourself!!~
In my opinion, Libra Venus natives are likely to be classic romantics who enjoy classic dates like candlelit dinners, beautiful gifts, heartfelt poetry or love letters. The ambiance is super important for these people when it comes to love, the setting needs to be right, maybe with music playing, dimmed lights and a nice scent in the air. With that being said, this placement also puts a lot of importance on charming social manners and anything coarse or rude repulses these natives and they can be quite picky when someone doesn’t meet these standards. This placement is also likely to possess an artistic talent or have an eye for aesthetics and therefore a knack for design or decoration. As Libra is the sign of partnerships, these natives may work really well in partnerships or marriages, especially when working on an artistic/creative project.
When Libra and Venus fall in the 11th house - the house of Aquarius - this gives the native a sociable nature and they’re likely to have lots of friends. They might be the type of friend that always tries to create/keep the balance and harmony in friendships as conflict can be hard to deal with for them. They’re generally very tactful and diploma with other people and are likely to be quite charming!! With this placement, I also feel like the friends to lovers trope is super strong here and the possibility to fall in love with a friend is big. I could even see that they become friends with someone first and then this friendship blossoms into a relationship. There’s also a possibility to meet their future significant other through (friend) groups/associations or maybe they’ll get introduced to someone by a friend of theirs! However, something to look out for would be falling in love too easily and maybe confusing a friendship with love. Other than that, I could definitely see these natives wanting to spend their life with someone that is both their best friend as well as lover and someone that keeps their mind stimulated and entertained!^-^
I hope this helps/resonates!!🥺💞
God knows when I got this ask but on the off chance that you actually follow me and will see this:
i’m not psychic but with this combination I would say you are a frank person.
You are also adaptable and a creative thinker. You are attracted to smart, creative thinkers with an artistic flair and an (ostensibly) humanistic philosophy
You yourself are compassionate and generous.
And you like being alone more than you’d like to admit, so maybe look into the as well.
You are dedicated, and passionate, you do have a big heart but your drive and temper could be an issue as well.
You need someone who burns as brightly and who you can idealize, and who can bear your relentlessness as well as match your standards.
You need to stop thinking about love and dedicate yourself to your calling.
Go serve it.
Love will come along the way. You have a job to do, a niche to nail down. Stop thinking about love, it’ll come. Go be excellent, and reliable about it. Go be exceedingly in love with ideas, principles and art and go do something about it. There are some people who will need you to be excellent and reliable, which is more important. You will be loved, if you choose to be, you’ll just pick up on love along the way and when you do, give it the same importance and dedication as everything else you care about, which is a whole lot
Gotcha friend you found out! Lmao just kidding 😄. Why do you feel offended more like it and by the way never dated one in 23 years . For the rest I agree as well you must admit that every sign has their bad side and everyone is free to dislike based on their experience.
Not to be a kill joy, but when I think about those placements I imagine someone waiting to be kept and lives up to bury many husbands.
That is because you are selfish and you not acknowledge it, the shadow side you need to accept. Another Venus sign that I would never date😄.
🛍💞🍄: found an amazing thread on twitter today from another astrologer, i really loved it so i had to share. her @ on twitter is @MysticxLipstick
- i’m going to post each of them in separate posts & talk about them in-depth bc this is honestly the best thread i’ve seen on each of the signs in a long time
this is what she had to say about libra placements:
okay, let’s chat:
i can understand why a lot of ppl say that libra placements want ppl to like them for approval but if im being honest thats the surface-level basis of it.
in derivative astro, aries is 7H away from libra.
7H = our “shadow” side aka the trauma-shaped side of ourselves. how we act out this side of ourselves to others. basically, how we project our unhealed traumas.
aries = to protect something
libra = people-pleasing, wanting to be liked
libras wanting to be well-liked out of self-protection is a trauma-based defense mechanism. the 7H also shows our own relationship w/ our parents (to an extent) & it shows how it affects the way we have relationships with others. 7H also shows the type of relationship we have seen our parents have with each other while growing up.
libra placements most likely grew up in the type of household that was very militant when things got bad. when one (or both) of the parents were mad, it felt like you had to walk through the house as if a land mine was about to suddenly blow up. you had to be on your best behavior so your parents wouldn’t take anything the “wrong way” and get mad & blow up at you. think of an army sergeant & his lil group army men (i’m not well versed in military lingo sorry 💀). but anyway, the kids in the household are the army men & the sergeants are the parents. those are the ones you DON’T want to upset, bc they will get ugly.
when arguments did ensue in the household between the parents, libra was often forced to pick a side. it literally felt like an actual war.
parents were most likely selfish to not only one another (which caused the arguments) but also the libra child. this is bc they were too self-absorbed to worry about how the household is affecting the emotional and mental state of the libra child.
in derivative astro, capricorn is 4H away from libra
4H = family, household, emotional vulnerability
capricorn = having to grow up fast, too many burdens, depression, restrictions
libra = the mediator, having to create balance
i also think that when libra placements were younger, they had to be the ones to settle most of the family fights or problems. they had to step-up to that role as a mediator when they shouldn’t have. they should have spent their time enjoying their childhood, not being Dr. Phil for the family. parents most likely weren’t emotionally comforting during hard times. libras truly did have to grow up being the “mature” one.
this is why i think that libra placements truly don’t know how to feel their emotions. not in a bad way either, just in the way where they truly don’t know how to. they were never given that chance to really express how they feel and be comforted in the process. growing up as the mediator, they only knew how to logically go about solving any issues in the household & in order to do so, they had to put their feelings on the back burner for the sake of handling the emotions of others.
when conflict arises, libras just try to logically move through it but this comes back to bite them bc in order to really feel your emotions, you can’t logically make sense of them. you have to be accepting of the unknowing & uncertain feelings that they may bring you. let the wave or uncertainty wash over you. it will be okay if you do, mayhem will not happen.
libra is inconjunct pisces, which makes sense as to why uncertainty of any kind really makes libras incredibly uncomfortable.
also virgo is 12H away from libra
this is def also why libras use logic & try to compartmentalize their emotions. its just what they’re used to.
OMG. if you need help deciphering the inner workings of his brain I AM HERE!! i swear we’re not that bad!!!
💀𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘 𝖘𝖎𝖌𝖓𝖘 𝖆𝖘 𝕭𝖎𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖊 𝕰𝖎𝖑𝖎𝖘𝖍 𝖘𝖔𝖓𝖌𝖘💀
–𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖘 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: therefore i am
–𝖙𝖆𝖚𝖗𝖚𝖘 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: hostage
–𝖌𝖊𝖒𝖎𝖓𝖎 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: bellyache
–𝖈𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖗 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: when the party’s over
–𝖑𝖊𝖔 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: copycat
–𝖛𝖎𝖗𝖌𝖔 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: lovely
–𝖑𝖎𝖇𝖗𝖆 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: ilomilo
–𝖘𝖈𝖔𝖗𝖕𝖎𝖔 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: bad guy
–𝖘𝖆𝖌𝖎𝖙𝖙𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖚𝖘 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: all the good girls go to hell
–𝖈𝖆𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖈𝖔𝖗𝖓 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: you should see me in a crown
–𝖆𝖖𝖚𝖆𝖗𝖎𝖚𝖘 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: idontwannabeyouanymore
–𝖕𝖎𝖘𝖈𝖊𝖘 𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖚𝖘: ocean eyes
🍷Scorpio Sun in 8th/9th house + Libra Venus0Mercury in 8th house + Cancer Moon in 5th house aesthetics🧚🏻♀️
-Dark literature lover;
-Romantic and passionate person;
-Very sensitive and soulful;
today in the sky!
november 19 2020
venus square saturn
on this day you will probably have difficulty relating to others, feeling cool and reserved even toward those you love. the problem is that you will have to spend today reevaluating what you are getting out of your relationships and what you are putting into them. you will have a strong awareness of yourself as an independent, even isolated human being, realizing that no one can really get inside of you and feel what you feel. obviously, this can lead to loneliness and depression, but it can also lead to a radical reappraisal of your life and to a sober consideration of yourself as a human being relating to other human beings. it is necessary to separate yourself from the illusions that run through even the best relationship and to look at what is really there. while you are doing this, it may be rather difficult to fulfill the demands that your loved ones make upon you, leading to dissension within your relationships.
be wary of falling victim to fears about your relationship, thinking that they are worse than they are. saturn often indicates acute dissatisfaction with people who do not live up to a rigorous and rigid standard. you and your loved ones are only human, and there is a limit to what you can expect of them and yourself. you may feel guilty about your imagined inadequacies with regard to your loved ones. do not take these feelings too seriously, for it is only saturn overdoing itself.
perhaps this is a good day to be by yourself, no matter how lonely you feel, for if you sought company, you would still feel lonely. this time is best for self-reflection and introspection. what you learn may improve your relationships when this transit is over.