There is no way to begin to talk about LOVE in Astrology without beginning with VENUS the planet of love in our birth charts.
So, 101 Astrology first. Houses in an astrology chart are set up by the time of your birth and Houses are arenas where specific actions happen.
Planets in the sky when your are born anchor into these houses (you choose your birth time to be able to most efficiently utilize the energies available) And so the Planets in the sky are in Signs which are like seasonal energy. So, a planet (is like an actor) sitting in a house (a Stage) wearing a sign which is kind of like the Costume the actor wears.
- 1st house is your appearance and your Mask you can hide behind and also the sign on the doorway of this house is called your Rising sign or your ascendant
- 2nd house is your Values, your money and how you handle your resources
- 3rd house is communication, ideas, the mind, logical thinking, learning and siblings
- 4th house is early home, nurturing parent, sometimes Mother, safety, home and security
- 5th house is children, romance, risks, adventure, gambling and your creativity
- 6th house is your health, work, duty and service
- (THESE first 6 houses are about YOU and your gifts) at the doorway of the 7th house we Begin to integrate and become aware of others so as the wheel of the chart goes around the houses can get progressively more difficult
- 7th house is partnerships of all kinds
- 8th house is intimacy, shared resources, endings, deaths of events and letting go
- 9th house is whatever takes you HIGHER, spirituality, travel, school, philosophy
- 10th house is how you are seen by others, your career image and your title
- 11th house is the LEGACY and what you came to do this lifetime house, friends, groups
- 12th house is the Closet, endings, seclusion, inner life, dreams, visions of what could be
So the SIGN you have on the doorway and in these houses are the way you do the action of the house. And you will see lots about the signs when we begin to talk about just this one planet in your chart VENUS:
The female or YIN (receptive) energies in our charts are the Moon, Venus, Vesta, Ceres, and Juno…To effectively Love though we must use Mars which is the action to go out and seek out And DO something about affections. We must also use Neptune which is the ability to love beyond the baser instincts of nature. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus and is more like A STRONG and wise Older sister showing us past small imperfections the deeper vision of What COULD be in love and all our relationships. (See worksheets)
Of course all the other planets are important the Sun is like the Chairman of the Board but more who and what we are trying to become than how we pick partnerships. Mercury of course is how we think and so all these planets figure in. BUT THE major energy of the 7 planets of GETTING WHAT WE WANT; are going to give you great insight into yourself and your PICKING system.
Venus is an energy of receptivity and has a certain softness and responsiveness in it no matter what sign it is in. Now lets look at VENUS in the signs.
Venus in ARIES (OR THE FIRST HOUSE) needs action, wants life and love a bit more straightforward, is passionate and adventurous, wants to FEEL the fire; Maybe not the most out there in public but wild in private and often in the bedroom. Can be somewhat of an adventurer in moving around through romances to find that Perfect fire
REMEMBER you must add the houses to this energy.
- So Venus in Aries in the first house would be PURE ARIES
- Venus in Aries in the 2nd house would add Taurus energy
- 3rd house Gemini Energy
- 4th house Cancer energy
- 5th house Leo energy
- 6th house Virgo energy
- 7th house Libra energy
- 8th house Scorpio energy
- 9th house Sagittarius energy
- 10th house Capricorn energy
- 11th house Aquarius energy
- 12th house Pisces energy.
Think of ELEMENTS ALSO:
- Fire is Aries, Leo and Sagittarius
- Air is Gemini, Libra and Aquarius
- Earth is Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
- Water is Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces (elements are very important)
NOW Back to Venus through the signs:
Venus in TAURUS (or the 2nd house) wants security, safety, to build a future with a partner and know that tomorrow is secure. This sign is very passionate also and needs PHYSICAL connection often and if they do not get it BIG problems, this sign NEEDS this.
Venus in GEMINI (or the 3rd House)wants first to love and have friendships on an intellectual of communication level. The way to get to this person is to INTEREST them. Not the most passionate of the energies but one if you keep their interest is a Great companion. Bore them and they are GONE with the wind
Venus in CANCER (or the 4th house ) IS nurturing and would like to feel the same from you. This sign wants to nestle, snuggle, cuddle and feel passion and intensity to the core of their being. They need this feeling and if you freeze out these folks you find yourself out in the cold and this sign holds on a bit so many emotionally charged battle should happen before the end.
Venus in LEO (or the 5th house) Absolutely must be adored to be really happy. This sign is creative, a bit dramatic, enthusiastic lovers if you make them feel appreciated. Venus in Leo can be very cold and seemingly cruel and arrogant if you cannot show them love
Venus in VIRGO (or the 6th house) wants love to be clean, perfect and logical. They have a zillion excuses NOT to enter into relationships which do not meet their needs. This sign analyzes and once this person is in a relationship it is passionate to an intense degree as are all the earth Venuses but they can be very critical and sometimes a bit of a prude
Venus in LIBRA (or the 7th house) is the quintessential partner, wanting all of the other attributes of the first 6 signs before it. This is the most flighty energetically of the energies of Venus and is the preverbal flirt. Give this sign friendship and equality and you have a wonderful partner
Venus in SCORPIO (or the 8th house) is intense, passionate, sometimes possessive and often more than a bit jealous. But this partner will be there for you through thick and thin and hang in long after everyone else has given up on you. Love for them is forever and when they do let go it can be a kind of death for them
Venus in Sagittarius (or the 9th house) is the sign of the bachelor, the sign which not only wants some freedom but must have it. Give them romance in a meadow on a mountain top, walks at sunrise and full moons and surprises and they stay around. If you cannot be a bit on the spontaneous side, they live up to the freedom of this sign and fly away
Venus in CAPRICORN (or the 10th house) wants someone to be proud of. They want to admire you, and would like others to do the same. This is not the most passionate of the earth signs but has deep and powerful reservoirs of strength and commitments once they have made their life choices. Often this is the sign which has the hardest time letting go and can hold on longer often than is good for them
Venus in AQUARIUS (or the 11th house) wants…………….. something different, wants to break some rules, wants someone who it feel very connected to mentally, and often since they are the rebel can pick people who stick to the rules to assist them with this. Do not hold this rebel down but go bravely into adventure with them and they are Wonderful forever partners
Venus in PISCES is the most romantic and illusionary of the signs. Walks on the beach in moonlight, romance novels and also a strong need for SAFE companions which most people totally do not see in this sign. There must be an inner soul connection for this sign to be happy in a relationship. All of the water Venuses are very intuitive and this one FEELS the most Remember as in ALL things there are other things which can influence your love system.
Venus is a planet which assists us with DIRECTION and focus for ourselves and is often
A very misunderstood energy.
Venus in olden times was the GODEESS OF BATTLE as well as love, the defender
Of the home and the children and Venus always is the Goddess, Queen, Siren and Love.
Looking at Venus cycles (it moves through all 12 of your houses in your chart within a 1 year period) is very important to look at how you shift and change what you want.
Venus retrogrades once every other year and those times we really look at life and
Reprocess our own delivery system of GETTING WHAT we want:
VENUS IN YOUR CHART IS IN YOUR ____ House in the sign of ____________