What Venus in Scorpio/the 8th House Reveals about Your Chart

If you were born with Venus in Scorpio or the secretive 8th house, your approach to love is seductive, soulful and intense.

Traits of Venus in Scorpio

Casual dating is so NOT your jam. You prefer to plunge into the depths of intimacy and find out every one of your lover’s secrets. Sharing your own, however, may take years. Deeply private and mysterious, you hate to feel vulnerable or exposed. Since trust does not come easily with this Venus in Scorpio placement, you might choose a partner who is an open book and knows how to create a safe, non-judgmental space for you to bare your soul.  

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Venus in Scorpio in love: The mysterious minx

Venus is “in detriment” in Scorpio, which is a somewhat challenging position because it falls opposite to Taurus, the sign that the love planet rules. As such, you may have to sift through a few more twists and turns than most before you master Cupid’s game. While you search for your “twin flame,” you’re sure to have your share of wild and dramatic affairs, some that would make a sex worker blush!

Although you tend to be “all or nothing” when it comes to commitment, erotic encounters are a different story. Your libido has a mind of its own—especially in a darkened bar, hot tub (or any body of water), or when you’re far from home and can maintain more of an anonymous profile. A powerful attraction can literally overtake your common sense and you can get lost in a heady space during sex. Your secrets may stay locked in the vault forever, not even to be shared with your BFF brunch crew…which might be for the best.  

Warning: With Venus in this playing for keeps position, you may be guilty of trying to turn a hook-up into a husband (or wife), projecting soulmate qualities onto someone who you’ve only just met. But when you feel deeply connected to a partner, you will give and share everything you have.

Scorpio is the sign of joint ventures and merging resources, so expect a magical melding of bank accounts and living spaces. When you feel hurt or rejected, you may come across as withholding and even downright cold—and the loss of a relationship can devastate you more than most. Hell hath no fury like a Venus in Scorpio who has been cheated on! Pro tip: Skip the revenge fantasies and let karma handle it. (Just watch Lemonade on repeat for catharsis.) Ultimately, you’ll rise, like the phoenix that represents the highest vibration of Scorpio, and continue your quest for a spiritually aligned partner.  

Style of Venus in Scorpio

When it comes to your sartorial flair, you have the most discerning of eyes. You may even work as a stylist or designer! Shopping is like a treasure hunt for you, whether sourcing hand-woven pillows in Mexico or the perfect LBD. Though you’re a pro and choosing color palettes, noir is your go-to hue from lingerie to dresses to makeup to leather goods.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AstroTwins

Identical twin sisters Ophira and Tali Edut, known as The AstroTwins, are the founders of Astrostyle.com and the authors of multiple bestselling astrology books. Their horoscopes reach millions here and through their resident astrologer column at ELLE Magazine.