Love is the feeling that connects us. Without it, the world would be cold and indifferent. We all need to love and be loved ones. The feeling of love in Astrology is associated with Venus, which expresses the principle of love, sympathy, prosperity, and beauty. These needs are common to all of us, but what are personal expectations in this area depends on the natal position of Venus. Some will see love as a wild passion; others will think of it as a delicate romance, while others understand love as caring for the family.
Strong and weak Venus
The archetypal strong Venus is in Taurus and Libra. Here it evokes elegance, an excellent sense of style, and beauty. The representatives of those signs often have long eyelashes, big eyes, full lips, velvet skin, lush hair, and a slim waist. Women usually have beautiful breasts and wide hips. These are Venus’s “weapons,” attributes women are trying to highlight in various ways (including surgical) to prove Venus loves them. Another strong position of Venus – the place of exaltation – is in Pisces, where Venus also gets qualities of subtlety and spirituality.
Venus’s weak positions are in Marsian sights – in Aries and Scorpio. Here Venus is deported – like a beautiful lady in the barracks – it acquires the characteristics of Mars and becomes fierce and provocative. Venus can be no less attractive here because it is passionate, bright, and energizing. Interestingly, many designers with a great sense of style have this seemingly weak position. It is one more weak position of Venus in Virgo, where the characteristics of Mercury are more pronounced, and the sober mind becomes an integral part of love.
Harmonious and disharmonious Venus
However, in both strong and weak positions, Venus can be harmonious or not (depends on many factors, including human consciousness, ethics, and effort).
Harmonious Venus is peaceful, beautiful, and nurturing, bringing a sense of style and the ability to love and create beauty and well-being (not only for oneself but also for others).
Disharmonious Venus brings impatience, inability to love, establish harmonious relationships, partnership, greed, wastefulness, and parasitism.
Venus in zodiac signs
There are 12 different shades of |Venus, expressing different needs and expectations related to love.
Venus in Aries
Vigorous and belligerent Venus. It’s an amazon, a conqueror. Women with Venus in Aries like to take the initiative themselves show self-reliance. On the one hand, they want attention; on the other hand, they do not like being regarded as a “weak gender.” They don’t allow men to help them because they “can do everything for themselves.” Sometimes they can look like an officer in the barracks. Men with Venus in Aries love a fiery and active woman. They either love or hate – there is no middle ground. Such couples can argue, fight, and have sex after – they need to bring fire into their relationship.
Venus in Taurus
Charmy Venus. This position gives women a sleek shape, charm, and attractiveness. 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—men with Venus in Taurus like feminine women. Beauty is essential to them. It hurts them if the loved one is parading in front of them in a bathrobe and hair rollers. Love for these people is stable, reliable, supported by physical presence, preparing food together, and creating beauty in the environment.
Venus in Gemini
Flirting Venus. Sometimes this position is called “Don Juan’s position.” Why? Because Venus loves through ears. Both men and women tend to flirt to get confirmation of their charm and compliments (but whether they choose sex affairs depends on other factors). Women are friendly, easy to communicate with, and make contact. Men choose girlfriends who do not cause dramas and do not resent excessive sentimentality. In love, these people need diversity, exciting communication, the opportunity to share ideas and learn new things with loved ones.
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 and caring for family members. This position gives women tenderness, caring, and sensitivity. Still, 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, the mother, caring for the children, and homemaking significantly influence 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 they can admire and show to others, proud of them as their queen. Love here is understood as a great feeling (it can be pretty theatrical), a celebration that must continue. Love is promoted by old-fashioned courting: dinner in the candlelight, evening at the opera, or a dance hall.
Venus in Virgo
Humble and caring Venus. Often this position is called the “grey-mouse” position. However, several charming film stars have it. First of all, love here acquires soberness; feelings pass through the mind’s filter, the loved one must be intellectual. No matter how beautiful he is, such a woman will not fall in love with a foolish partner. However, people with Venus in Virgo find it hard to believe that someone can love them without reason – it seems to them that they must deserve love by their efforts and care. Venus in Virgo men look for sober-minded, practical women. In love, intelligence is essential, 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 stylish Venus. The powerful thing here is beauty and charm. Women with Venus in Libra will not leave the house without fixing themselves up. This position gives elegance, refined style, and good manners for men and women. Women are particularly admirable charming. They attach great importance to appearance. Even as a child – no matter a boy or a girl – they can refuse to put on ‘nonmatching’ trousers. Love is perceived as a harmonious state here.
Venus in Scorpio
Passionate and provocative Venus. Here Venus acquires passion, mystery, and provocativeness. Woman with Venus in Scorpio is of “femme fatale” type- bold and mysterious. Men love women who are hard to figure out; they will not like the “open book” type woman with a calm and predictable behavior. They look for someone provocating, mysterious, and contradictory. Quiet love is not for them. Therefore, such people can provoke dramas and cause tension just to have a strong feeling. Love means passion, adrenaline rush for them. If you want to keep the love, you must bring some mystery in relationships – even with your long-term partner.
Venus in Sagittarius
Joyful Venus. Love means the opportunity to develop, grow spiritually, travel together, and expand the world’s boundaries. Such love is understood as common aspirations and the opportunity to create shared knowledge and ideas. Love is connected with expected growth, sharing ideas, supporting each other, and matching worldviews. Venus in Sagittarius women is socially active, with a broad worldview. Man attracts optimistic, inspiring, socially active women. They are attracted to exotic partners, foreigners.
Venus in Capricorn
Solid and strict Venus. In the past, it was believed that women with Venus in Capricorn used their sex appeal to get ahead in their careers (however, now it is often the opposite). It is natural for them to fall in love with a boss, someone of certain social standing and achievement. This position gives seriousness, ambition, and attraction to older, more mature partners. These persons prefer formal clothing styles (suits, horn frame glasses, etc.). Men love a solid, mature, and responsible woman. Here Venus acquires seriousness. Love means loyalty and long-term relationships; it is strategically rewarding. When mature, self-fulfilled partners make a partnership, it’s a good position for sharing common goals and serious activities in society, not wasting energy and time on the emotional storms.
Venus in Aquarius
Free and friendly Venus. Love here is like friendship: the most important thing is mutual understanding, tolerance, and free cooperation. A couple can live together not officially married, like roommates, formalities are irrelevant to them. Such a person would say that “of course, the beloved one first and foremost is the good friend.” And friends don’t ask for explanations and reports: they either trust or don’t. 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 a particularly sacred, a special feeling, hardly compatible with daily routine. Women are an artistic type, gifted with diverse creative abilities, experiencing beauty in all its subtlety, possessing angelic traits that make them look like creatures out of this world. Men look for romance, inspiration, and mystical experiences in love. They are attracted to mysterious, gentle, and subtle women. It is essential to keep romance 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.).