by Alison Price
Venus rules two signs, Taurus and Libra.
Love The planet Venus rules romance, courtship, engagements, betrothals, dowries. love, marriage, weddings and wedding anniversaries.
Partner Your spouse, husband and wife. Common law wife. Committed partnerships and significant others.
Women It is the woman in a man’s chart. Women in general and women’s things. Cosmetics, clothes, and perfumes. Attractiveness and femininity. Venus also rules women in general, female products, adornment, jewelry, beauty, style, taste, and fashion.
Money Venus rules money, cash, credit you can raise. Your assets and what you own,
Art, collections and stuff Your collections, treasures and that in which you invest. Art you can touch – sculpture, pottery, painting and mosaic are all under Venus’ influence.
Fertility It has much to say about fertility, estrogen and all that which is fruitful and sweet.
Flowers Venus rules all five petal flowers and fragrance.
Venus in the Signs
Venus Book Review
The 2012 transit of Venus
by Alison Price
There are many planets used in astrology. Each astrologer may choose to use all or only some of the planets in their work.
The Seven Visible Planets
The seven visible planets are those that can be seen with a naked eye.
They are the Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They are known as the traditional or Hellenistic planets.
The Outer Planets
The three outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are the modern planets.
The Meaning of the Planets
The Sun is your identity, your heart and your character. It shows where you are honest and true to yourself. It is where you can shine in life. It represents your father.
More on the Sun.
The Moon shows your feelings, reactions, gut instincts and your behavior. It rules food, how you care and who you nurture. It represents your mother, mother figures and caregivers.
More on the Moon.
Mercury shows your thinking, talking and communication style. It has to do with all buying and selling. It represents your schoolteacher and neighborhood people.
More on Mercury.
Venus shows beauty, art, style, love and money. It has to do with your values and what you invest in both things like jewelry and people. It represents young women and sisters.
More on Venus.
Mars is about sex, energy, drive, challenges and where you compete in life. It shows when you will get off the couch and do something. It represents young men and brothers.
More on Mars.
Jupiter is about growth, expansion, reaching and even overdoing things. It shows your vision and potential. It represents uncles, teachers and preachers.
More on Jupiter.
Saturn is the planet of achievement, honors, control, limitations and fears. It represents your father, older men and authority figures.
More on Saturn.
Uranus is the planet for the future it rules trends, technology, computers and the space age. It represents adolescents, immigrants, those on the fringes of society and rebels.
More on Uranus.
Neptune is the planet of illusion, intuition, mysticism, art, magic and the unknown. It represents the psychic, the invisible, the underdog and the homeless.
More on Neptune.
Pluto is the planet of power, influence and sex. It represents people who have power over you through your use of their resources or those whom you have the drop on. It represents the loan shark, surgeon, psychiatrist, undertaker, criminal and therapist.
More on Pluto.
Chiron is the planet of wounds and healing. It suggests where you are weak and wanting. It represents people who help you like nurses, teachers, gurus and charity workers.
More on Chiron.
Eris is the planet of the female warrior. It represents the fight instinct in women. It suggests those who will fight for you simply because they are on your team, group or crew. It represents sisters-in-arms.
More on Eris.
Astrology Basics for Beginner’s
This is part of the special Starzology Astrology Basics series for you all. Many of you ask where to start and here are the planet’s meanings.
You can check out the rest of the series:
Book review by Alison Price
This book is about how your Venus placement will express itself through your chart and it is an easy read. There is much thought given to the many facets of Venus which is refreshing.
Venus in your chart is not typically a difficult planet and can be often ignored in favor of understanding more demanding planets like Saturn or Pluto.
Shepherd has brought each Venus sign placement to life and we can all benefit from a more rounded understanding of the brightest planet in the sky. I found my personal Venus in sign beautifully expressed which brought me another dimension to understand this much loved planet.
This is the type of book that you may not read from cover to cover but dip into as and when you need more understanding of the twelve possible Venus sign placements.
My copy was a PDF eBook suitable for an iPad or iPhone. The pages are clearly formatted and it is easy to read.
It is a beginner’s book and could be understood by all. There is a handy list of the Venus placements in the back although if you are over 65 you can’t get your Venus sign here and you will have to search elsewhere.
I recommend it as a Venus specific book for your astrological bookshelf.
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by Alison Price
The Oriental Planet
When a planet rises before the Sun it is known the oriental planet. Oriental means east and all the planets rise in the east over the ascendant.
In this series I considering two meanings for the oriental planet
- As your natal vocational indicator
- As your tribune, or herald, announcing your imminent arrival (the Sun).
Your vocation is what you would do all day, if you didn’t have to work.
Venus Oriental as a Vocational Indicator
If you have Venus oriental in your natal chart you have the potential to benefit financially from your vocation. You often desire to work on valuable projects or those which you perceive as having value. You are an asset in your company and others like you. Venus oriental people appear gracious and have attractive personalities. You may be a people pleaser which can be to the good or not depending on your industry.
Venus Oriental as ruler of Taurus has skills with:
Venus Oriental ruler of Libra shows skills in:
- Diplomacy, finesse and tact
- Social skills
- Front of house
- Human resources
- Public relations
- Give and take
People you may know with Venus oriental include:
- Ernest Hemingway
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Pablo Picasso
- Jane Fonda
- Julius Caesar
- Nicola Tesla
Typical Venusian vocations:
Accountant, aesthetician, art dealer, artist, auctioneer, appraiser, acquisitions manager, baker, banker, bee keeper, building manager, buyer, chocolatier, civil engineer, credit manager, crop sprayer, diplomat, farmer, fashion designer, financier, florist, interior decorator, hairdresser, human resources person, jeweler, judge, landlord, landscaper, land owner, lawyer, liaison manager, make-up artist, manager, mediator, merchant banker, negotiator, nephrologist, perfumer, property developer, public relations person, singer, stockbroker, throat surgeon, vineyard owner, wedding planner or wedding singer.
Venus Oriental as Tribune or Herald
There is fragrance forestalling the person with Venus oriental. The love of money colors their actions. There is the law of attraction in play here where attributes just come to them.
Other people like the Venus oriental person and may consider them to be one of the “beautiful people” of the world. Thus they may readily receive gifts of love, money and favors.
In a man’s chart Venus suggests his wife or romantic partner. In the oriental position it indicates that he wants a woman with style, beauty and assets (whatever that may mean to him). He will perhaps want a woman with social connections and one who can “open doors” for him
When Venus is oriental what they say before they see you:
“She is easy on the eye,” “Smells good,” “You’ll like her,” and “She’s a looker.”