Venus is attraction-personal attraction. “I love you, you love me”. It’s love that’s reciprocal, give and take, share and share alike.
Where it is in our chart is where we find love, beauty, everyday wisdom, and our natural instincts..
Venus: First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth.
Venus (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces)
Venus Retrograde: Time to turn inward for love? Reunion with old loves? Difficulties in romantic partnership? Repainting and re-doing objects of art?
Every planet has a shadow side. The shadow side of Venus would exalt beauty over ugly reality, manners over charity and truth. It’s the house that has a gorgeous exterior and impossible to live in with the people who are in it. It can be escapism, like the Palace of Versailles was, escaping from the poverty and sorrow of Paris. It worked until the ugliness could no longer be contained. It’s exploitative relationships, the deliberate cultivation of offense for selfish and hurtful reasons.