In astrology, Venus is one of the inner planets - alongside the sun, moon and mars. Unlike the outer planets, they move quickly through the zodiac. Venus's fast movement through the zodiac means that it has a greater impact in your day-to-day life.
Due to its similar size and composition to earth, Venus is considered our “sister planet.” It is the only planet with the name of a female goddess - and therefore, many of its traits are feminine in nature. Venus was the Roman goddess of beauty, sex, and pleasure.
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Venus as a Ruling Planet: Characteristics of Venus in Astrology
Venus is said to be the planetary ruler of the harmonious Libra and sensual Taurus. While it may seem that these signs have few things in common, they are linked by what gifts Venus bestows on them. Taurus takes pleasure in the joys of the material world - art, food, all things enjoyed by the senses. Libra too, enjoys sophistication, luxury and elegance, which they may find in fashion and a fancy dinner. Venus can influence even how you decorate your room, your choice of music and your favorite colors.
Through Venus's power, we are able to learn and explore our pleasures, tastes, inclinations, and all things that make us happy. We manifest Venus's influence in our aesthetic preferences, material desires, fashion sense, and even how we choose our lovers. These may seem like materialistic pursuits, but keep in mind that they also remind us of the abundant beauty of the world.
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How Does the Venus Symbol Affect Personality in the Zodiac?
Venus rules over love and relationships - not just in romantic situations but in all relationships; friendships, family, and other emotional attachments - sometimes extending her influence into even business partnerships.
Venus answers the following questions about you:
How do I give love? How do I feel loved? What gives me pleasure? What do I find beautiful?
She influences all that is pleasurable in life - venus’s energy governs fashion and aesthetics. She influences one's creativity and provides people with divine feminine energy. Venus imparts knowledge and wisdom on how to love - as well as how to appreciate the material things we possess. As such, she rules beauty, grace, and charm.
Venus also influences our receptivity to love and attraction. She allows us to appreciate and to feel appreciated by others. Your venus sign gives you hints about the type of person that can sweep you off your feet.
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