KeywordsLove, attraction, affection, beauty, balance, pleasure, comfort, harmony, peace, values.
NeedTo relate, to feel connected; to join with a partner and experience unity.
SymbolsWomen, beauty, art, music, love, relationships, money.
Time in Sign18.7 days
Venus shows what we value, what we enjoy, and the ways we experience all forms of physical pleasures. It is associated with all forms of beauty. But most of all, Venus is about how we relate to the things we value. It is known as "the light that beckons", meaning, when we're under the influence of Venus, we tend to overlook the flaws in the object of our affection, and overemphasize the wonderful qualities. In relationships, Venus is what helps make our partner's little quirks "endearing" rather than "annoying." These are the romantic ideals we strive for; the qualities we look for in others and hope to embody in ourselves. Venus is a very fertile and creative energy and seeks expression through the arts and music, as well as through crafts, gardening, pottery, and so on.
Venus seeks perfection through
unity, and embodies the idea that the whole is more than the sum of
its parts. Nowhere is this more evident than in our natural desire to
find companionship in its many forms. Venus shows both how we express
love and affection, and also how we want to receive it from others.
Venus operates best on a higher, spiritual level. It is easy to become
obsessed with its physical aspects losing sight of its higher nature.
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