In mythology, she is considered the Goddess of Love. Never very far away from the sun, this little planet is the warmest in our solar system—and for good reason. She is Venus, and she rules all things involving love and relationships. Depending on where she falls in your chart determines the way in which you connect to others. Read on to explore how you can experience a fulfilling love life.
Venus in Aries
You may find yourself jumping into relationships too quickly, which can lead to disappointment if the initial connection doesn’t go any deeper. You love the thrill of the chase, and even a shy Aries will be direct when it comes to matters of the heart. Issues can arise when the conquest itself clouds everything else. Sometimes you tend to get so caught up in the act of pursuing, you forget about the end goal. Look past the initial attraction, really evaluate your partner, and consider your long-term goals. The key is to find someone as spontaneous and energetic as you are.
Venus in Taurus
You seek pleasure, both in love and life. Loyal and romantic, you have traditional ideas about romance and you prefer to take things slow. This can be challenging when you have a partner who is more fast-paced than you. It’s important for you to find someone who understands that your initial reserved nature stems from your desire to go the distance. Once in a relationship, you are fully committed. Just try not to let your stubborn streak get in the way of compromise. Taurus’s fixed nature can stop you from learning and growing with your partner. Remember to make concessions every now and then, and you will find a love that lasts a lifetime.
Venus in Gemini
You’re more likely to fall in love with your partner’s mind rather than with their heart. Intellect, banter, and witty conversations are your aphrodisiacs of choice. This can pose a challenge when the newness of a relationship wears off. As soon as you’re bored, you’re searching for an exit route. Part of you desires love and the other part of you seeks excitement. This doesn’t mean you’re incapable of monogamy, but you need to find a partner who can keep you engaged. The right person will need to stimulate your mind, hold your curiosity, and participate in new activities.
Venus in Cancer
Cancer rules the part of our charts that belong to home and family. With Venus here, this creates a desire for security. You’re looking to plant roots, and to find someone you can grow old with. In the right relationship, you’re committed for the long haul. The trouble lies in getting there. It’s not easy for you to open up because you’re emotionally fragile. That’s why you keep that hard Cancer shell on, to prevent yourself from getting hurt. Those crazy lunar cycles don’t help because they heighten your sensitivity. This can be overcome if you tap into your intuition and choose a partner who is caring, family-oriented, and considerate of your feelings.
Venus in Leo
Venus in Leo means everything involving love must be bigger, grander, and more dramatic. After all, Leo rules the heart. You love to adore and to be adored in return. You enjoy showering gifts on your partner as well as making grand gestures, but you expect the same in return. If you’re not getting as much attention as you believe you deserve, the relationship will soon fizzle. Loyalty is everything, and cheating will never be tolerated. You must always come first.
The downside to this placement is that a Leo Venus tends to forget there is another star in their relationship. Striving to find balance as well as finding a partner who will give you plenty of attention is your key to a happy love life.
Venus in Virgo
When it comes to relationships, Venus in Virgo is completely devoted. You take care of everything, serving your partner down to the smallest detail such as organizing their closet or bringing them lunch while they’re at work. It’s all of these small, daily things that mean so much, and you understand that. Your downfall is Virgo’s tendency to be nit-picky and critical. You may be coming from a loving place, but the things you say can be easily misinterpreted. Your partner may feel as if they’re being picked on for their faults. Remember to focus on positive traits instead of flaws. However, the right person will recognize you for everything you do instead of the things you say. Your perfect match must believe actions speak louder than words.
Venus in Libra
Venus rules Libra and is very much at home in this sign. You desire a fulfilling relationship and believe in balance and fairness. Venus is strong here, but there is one thing you must watch out for—where your loyalty lies. You have the gift of seeing both sides of any situation, which is usually appreciated. However, your partner may not understand why you refuse to take their side when it matters. Sometimes you simply have to have your partner’s back for the sole purpose of maintaining that bond. If you can do this, your relationship will flourish.
Venus in Scorpio
Scorpio is the sign of transformation, and you expect the same out of love. You’re skeptical of others at first, and you’ll dig far beneath the surface, almost obsessively, because you refuse to allow just anyone into your heart. You may not even reveal your own feelings until you feel certain about your partner. This is because you crave a love that is intense, passionate, and meaningful, and you refuse to settle for anything less. The trouble is, you have to find a way to let your guard down. Chances are, you’ve been burned in the past and it hurt enough to leave scars. The only way you can truly experience the transformational love you seek is by giving up some of your power.
Venus in Sagittarius
Relationships can often feel stifling to you. Sagittarius wants to grow and expand and learn. You crave adventure and you want to explore. The right person will need to challenge your mind and be open to learning new things, whether it’s by taking a class or traveling to a foreign country. You’re always evolving, always learning, and you desire to experience that same growth within your relationships. The key is in finding someone who loves to do those things as much as you do as well as someone who will give you space when you need it.
Venus in Capricorn
You are attracted to dedicated, goal-oriented partners. Any potential love-interest must match the vision you have planned for yourself. People may accuse you of being cold, but deep down, you really have a heart of gold. You’re simply saving it for the right relationship, the one you know will last a lifetime. The balance is in finding someone who is just as serious about your relationship as you are—that’s where you will find true happiness. You have so much warmth inside of you, but you have the tendency to keep that part closed off. Live in the moment. Get caught up in the magic of romance. The right person will allow you to be your authentic self.
Venus in Aquarius
Aquarius energy moves to the beat of its own drum. Your perfect partner must appreciate you for your quirky nature and recognize what makes you special. More importantly, there must be a strong bond. Aquarius rules the part of our charts that rule friendships. You’re searching for the greatest friendship of all, the one that will heat up and turn into something more. The attraction will always come second, so don’t waste your time looking for anything less. Once you can find love inside of friendship, you’ll never want to let it go.
Venus in Pisces
Venus in Pisces loves the idea of falling in love—almost more than the act itself. You will get caught up in the fantasy because you have such a vivid imagination. This often leads to disillusionment and disappointment. You’re trusting, sometimes too trusting, and people try to take advantage of you because of this trait. Your empathetic nature tends to make you see the good in everyone. Instead, try focusing on what’s good for you. Keep your eyes wide open. Make rules for yourself. Watery Venus in Pisces is like living in a vast ocean and being spread in every direction, but once you give yourself boundaries you will know what to look for in a partner.