Unlock the keys to love, beauty and wealth in the Venus signs. Here’s what the zodiac placement of the planet of love, at your time of birth, means for you!
Glowing, gorgeous Venus is the brightest planet in the night sky. Only the moon (not a planet per se) shines brighter, in fact. Along with rosy Jupiter, Venus is one of the “benefics,” a planet that astrologically speaking, brings a primarily positive effect. In Roman mythology, she is the goddess of love, sex, beauty, pleasure, and what—and who—we treasure.
Use your Venus sign to:
Flirt like a pro: Convivial Venus guides your romantic desires and your social style: Are you a shameless flirt or a unapologetic introvert? Do you prefer a slow-burning courtship or are you the type who would race to a Vegas chapel on the fifth date?
Receive love: Venus signs reveal receptive romantic preferences. In other words, how do you like to be seduced and spoiled—and what do you find distasteful? As the only planet in our solar system named after a female deity (yes, astrology could use a feminist upgrade!), sensual Venus directs the archetype of yin energy within all of us: creative, magnetic, receptive. Thrusting and warring is the business of her consort, macho Mars, who represents the yang.
Cultivate style: Venus rules aesthetic Libra, making her the Art and Fashion Director of your natal chart. Wherever Venus was positioned when you were born will say a lot about your personal tastes. How you dress, decorate and entertain is Venus’ domain.
Attune your money mindset: Venus is also the ruler of sensual-yet-sensible Taurus, and thus, she has a say over your material desires. What do you consider valuable? Retail impulses are guided by Venus, who might make you shop ‘til you drop or bless you with exacting tastes that require you to visit fifteen local stores before deciding to source materials from a tiny, overseas atelier where everything is hand-crafted.
Power up your partnerships: Understanding your Venus sign—and that of your love interest—can help you find your way to a partner who is divinely suited to your romantic needs. The energy of your Venus sign can also say a lot about your personal style and aesthetic. Use our free Venus signs calculator to find out where your Venus sign lies, and consider it your own short code to love!
All about the 12 Venus signs
Venus in Aries: “The Fast-Paced Firestarter”
If you were born with Venus in assertive Aries, you are a fiery and passionate lover who won’t settle for less than an all-encompassing attraction. Love at first sight is all too real for you—and you’ve probably fallen head-over-heels in a nanosecond more than once. If the click is there, you’ll jump right in, ready to race off on a romantic escape…or to the Vegas chapel!
But wait…who IS that person with whom you’re so smitten? Pacing yourself is an art form to learn. Alas, patience is NOT a virtue for those with Venus in Aries. You want to know… Continue reading about your Venus in Aries chart placement here
Venus in Taurus: “The Sensible Sensualist”
The planet of love and beauty is literally at home (domicile) in decadent Taurus, one of the two zodiac signs Venus rules (Libra is the other.) If you were born with this Venus placement, consider yourself lucky! You’re one of Cupid’s darlings and, whether you care to admit it or not, a hopeless romantic to the core. Let the slow jams pipe softly through your speakers and the vintage Pinot breathe alongside a pair of glasses on your counter. You woo at a prolonged pace and don’t want to miss out on a single courtship ritual.
That said, you don’t wait TOO long for a home visit. You need to see how the object-of-your-affections will jive with your everyday environment—and how much they’ll appreciate your… Continue reading about your Venus in Taurus chart placement here
Venus in Gemini: “The Renaissance Romantic”
You’ve got game! If you were born with Venus in curious, communicative Gemini, you’re a pro-level flirt who needs tons of variety to stay interested. The perfect partner for you must be a multidimensional “renaissance romantic” who has major range and interests outside the relationship. By the same token, your S.O. must be available for frequent texting and emoji-laced responses to your social media posts.
Digital connections are still plenty strong for you—and because of this, a long-distance relationship could actually work out just fine. With dualistic Gemini directing your love jones, your feelings… Continue reading about your Venus in Gemini chart placement here
Venus in Cancer: “The Caretaking Coquette”
Can you say, “hot mama?” With Venus in nurturing Cancer, you’re equal parts caretaker and coquette. When a prospective lover shows interest, you might demure or throw up a tough outer shell. This is simply a self-protective measure, because once you open your heart, you go “all in.”
If you had your preference, you’d mate for life; and many a Venus in Cancer weds early, even to a childhood sweetheart. With your tender underbelly, it can take you years to get over a breakup or so-called rejection. But here’s something that’s especially important to remember… Continue reading about your Venus in Cancer chart placement here
Venus in Leo: “The Passionate Powerhouse”
Curtains up! Love is like a theatrical performance for those born with Venus in dramatic Leo. If you’re not working the room like a Hollywood head-turner on the red carpet, you’re probably writing a cinematic narrative in your head about all the ups and downs of your romantic life. Hey, if it’s not a page-turner, it’s probably not for you!
Naturally creative, you’re fine going “off-script,” too; in fact, some of your most heart-opening moments may be the ones that you ad-lib when you throw caution to the wind. Venus in fiery, flamboyant Leo makes you… Continue reading about your Venus in Leo chart placement here
Venus in Virgo: “The Discerning Dater”
Save the red roses and the red carpets: If you were born with Venus in practical Virgo—the sign of selfless service—a pure heart and noble character are your true turn-ons. A discerning dater (and sometimes perfectionist) you’d rather have no one than the wrong one. You need a hero who will have your back through life’s ups and downs.
Being fussed over is so NOT your thing (unless bae is bringing you chicken soup when you have the flu). You’d rather hold hands while you walk under the stars, and talk about all the dreams you have for… Continue reading about your Venus in Virgo chart placement here
Venus in Libra: “The Harmonious Heartthrob”
If you were born with Venus in harmonious Libra, romance is your raison d’etre! Since the planet of love and beauty reigns supreme here, this placement blesses you with extra luck in the love department. You’ll revel in every season of relationships, from the courtship dance to planning the wedding (obsessed!) to picking out the perfect warm-weather retirement community for your sunset years.
Although you can take your time to commit, you believe in love at first sight. The chemistry’s gotta be bubbling like a freshly corked Veuve! During the dating phase, you require… Continue reading about your Venus in Libra chart placement here
Venus in Scorpio: “The Mysterious Minx”
If you were born with Venus in secretive Scorpio, your approach to love is seductive, soulful and intense. 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 for this placement among the Venus signs, 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. Venus is “in detriment” in Scorpio, which is a somewhat challenging position because it… Continue reading about your Venus in Scorpio chart placement here
Venus in Sagittarius: “The Live-Out-Loud Lover”
With Venus in broad-spectrum Sagittarius you love without limits. This can make you wildly adventurous (read: generally non-monogamous) or endlessly devoted to your mate. A relationship must feel like a growth opportunity in order for you to sign on. Can the two of you build something world-changing together? Expand, evolve and learn into your sunset years? If you sense endless possibilities from a merger, you’ll cliff-dive right in—even if you have no tangible proof of concept (and have known each other for like, a week).
Hope springs eternal for those born with Venus in Sagittarius; you’re a gambler in the game of love. With this lucky sign shielding your heart, you understand that fortune favors the bold. And if it doesn’t work out? Well… Continue reading about your Venus in Sagittarius chart placement here
Venus in Capricorn: “The Ambitious Amorist”
If you were born with Venus in sensible Capricorn, you play the long game in love. Relationships are an investment, as far as you’re concerned. You’re looking for a partner who wants to build something stable and fruitful together—and that doesn’t come along every day. As such, your vetting process is strict and thorough. You’ll wait patiently as your potential S.O. reveals their every dimension—including their invariable shadow side. Hey, you’re as much a realist as you are a romantic.
While you know that there’s no such thing as perfection, you aren’t looking to play psychologist to the tragically flawed. You’d rather be skiing the Black Diamond together, or creating a family of overachieving kids that you can brag about at family dinners. Once the object of your affections… Continue reading about your Venus in Capricorn chart placement here
Venus in Aquarius: “The Romantic Rebel”
Throw away that rulebook! If you were born with Venus in iconoclastic Aquarius, your approach to relationships is unconventional, if not outright rebellious. Pleasing parents falls pretty low on your list of priorities; in fact, shock value can be an aphrodisiac! You may purposely scout out partners who are “different,” and enjoy leaving jaws on the ground with your no-limits brand of loving.
Ultimately, you’re a sapiosexual, turned on by a beautiful mind. The person who can hold a fascinating conversation and inspire you to think outside the box, could be the one who lures you into a permanent domestic partnership. Marriage might… Continue reading about your Venus in Aquarius chart placement here
Venus in Pisces: “The Ethereal Enchanter”
Move over, Rumi. If you were born with Venus in fantasy-fueled Pisces, you see the poetry in basically everything. Romance is your raison d’etre, and you’ll take it with all the trappings: long-stemmed roses, picnics in the park, candlelight dining and moonlit walks. Connecting over a shared love of art and music along with similar spiritual pursuits is also a must.
This enchanting Venus placement makes you a master of seduction, as you artfully weave your gifts of empathy with your intuitive understanding of what turns people on. One soulfully sexy gaze… Continue reading about your Venus in Pisces chart placement here
Special positions for Venus and what they mean
Throughout the Venus signs descriptions we’ve mentioned their special positions; here is a handy guide to all of them:
Domicile in Taurus and Libra
The planet’s home base, an easy flow for Venus signs placed here in the chart.
Exaltation in Pisces
The planet’s most powerful position, indicates ease and added fortune when using the planet’s energy if placed here in the chart.
Detriment Scorpio and Aries
Opposite sign of home base, these Venus signs may need to work harder to integrate the planet’s energy.
Fall in Virgo
Opposite sign to the exalted position, can indicate struggles when utilizing the planet’s energy if Venus signs are placed here in the chart.
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