Venus is one of the fascinating planets in Vedic astrology. It possesses feminine energy that also represents the aesthetic nature and emotions of a person. Understanding the true characteristics of Venus helps in determining your materialistic comfort, prospects of marriage, and how you will manage your sense of creativity in day-to-day life.
Venus is one of the most talked about planets and its association significance in Astrology cannot be debated! Venus stands for pleasures, especially the sensory pleasures or the pleasures shared with others. Venus invites us to indulge in the sensory pleasures and revel in the beauty of the world around us!
It may be pertinent to mention here that it is the sensual and not necessarily the sexual pleasures which relate to Venus. In a horoscope, this planet is studied for aspects such as love, romance and harmony in relationships / marriages. Venus is also studied to check the life style of a person and the level of luxuries he or she will enjoy during his / her life span such as vehicles, house, holidays etc.
Venus is known as Shukra in Hindu Mythology. Venus is said to have enmity toward’s Jupiter. As a result, Venus is also known as the teacher of the asuras (antigods) - thus known as Shukracharya. Venus had learnt a science / process whereby Shukracharya could bring them back to life even after they were killed in battle. Shukra in Sanskrit means semen.
Venus is the ruler of the 2nd and 7th house. In Astrological terms, Venus is assigned the lordship of two zodiac signs - Taurus and Libra. Further, it may be of interest to note that Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky. Venus takes 225 days to complete its orbit of the zodiac (it is termed as the fast moving planet) and it is never more than 47 degrees from the Sun. Its element is Air.
For systematic understanding, the influences of Venus can be categorized as follows:
Graceful, refined, cultured, charming and well mannered are the gifts of planet Venus whom she chooses to bless. It makes a person compromise, make peace, loving, and act with taste.
Luxuries of life such as jewelry, paintings, expensive cars, good food, expensive drinks, a beautiful home, fashionable clothes. In a way, Venus makes us appreciate and enjoy the beauty and comfort we derive from the exquisite nature of our possessions.
Diamond and Silver. The study of money is also seen through Venus
Venus being the goddess of love, it is a feminine energy and beauty. Attraction and love are strongly associated with Venus. In addition, artists and all forms of arts such as music, dance, drama and literature which have a sense of aesthetics and beauty in it fall in the realm of Venus.
Venus is associated with the lumbar region, semen, the veins, parathyroids, urinary system and kidneys. Venus is thought to be moderately warm and moist and is associated with the phlegmatic humor.
In general, below are some of the interesting combinations formed in Astrology and their effects due to the positioning of Venus in the horoscope:
If Venus is debilitated or ill placed or afflicted then it is weak and it will give problems related to relationship, potency in men, wealth and neatness or beauty in life. The native will get deprived of money, wealth and family comforts altogether.
Under such situations, the person might not be loved by his spouse or appreciated by partner. This may cause arguments, rift and disagreements. This may lead to separation too. Such a person may experience an emotional gap and / or cold war with his / her partner. Since Venus is also connected with the social circle, such a person may lack popularity in the social group / appreciation by friends.
Also Venus is the karka (significator) of vision. The eyes / vision of the native or native’s mother will be defective if Venus is afflicted
The position of Venus in the horoscope and the combinations it forms can give a good idea to the Astrologer about the following: