What Does Your Venus Sign Mean?
Almost everyone knows what their Sun sign is right? Most people think of your sun sign as indicative of your personality. While your Sun sign is certainly an important and influential part of your personality, it is only a piece of the personality puzzle. The placement of the Moon and other planets at the time of your birth also had an influence on who you are today.
Your Venus sign governs how you view relationships, what you want in a relationship, how you act in a relationship and to some extent the type of person you are attracted to. Note that I said "attracted" to - not necessarily compatible with. Some astrologers will tell you that your Venus sign represents your "ideal" partner. I disagree. In my experience, it points more to the qualities you are attracted to. As we all know though, what we are attracted to isn't always what is best for us!
How You View Relationships
The placement of Venus in your chart can tell you how you view the concept of relationships. The qualities of the sign will heavily influence your views on entering into relationships and sustaining relationships. For example, I have Venus in Aries. A Venus in Aries placement is a fiery placement. It is also a childish and sometimes selfish placement. Much like a child, it can make one impulsive in starting relationships and while passionate about them, sometimes easily bored as well. My husband, on the other hand, has Venus in Libra - a true romantic at heart who hates to be alone but would never admit it.
What You Want in a Relationship
Look to your Venus sign to tell you what you are seeking in a relationship. So you really want stability? Variety? Challenge? Your Venus sign will provide clues to what you seek in a partner. If, for instance, you have Venus in Leo, then you need, and thrive on, attention. You need someone that can allow you to be center stage most of the time. You like drama and love to feel that you are in the middle of an epic love story. On the other hand, if you have Cancer in Venus then you are looking for security and commitment. You are looking for someone that will express their love for you and make you feel safe and secure.
How You Act in a Relationship
Your Venus sign, or that of a perspective partner, can tell you how you will behave in a relationship as well. Are you committed? Demonstrative? Selfish? Jealous? Do you express your feelings or not? A Venus in Scorpio individual will be fiercely committed, but tend to be possessive and potentially jealous in a relationship. Intensity and sexuality are hallmarks of the Venus in Scorpio personality. On the other hand, someone with Venus in Aquarius will appear aloof and you may think they have no feelings for you. They don't handle restrictions well and require freedom.
Who You Are Attracted to
Frequently, the placement of Venus in your chart will indicate the type of personality that attracts you. I stress, from personal experience and observation, that this may not necessarily be someone that is compatible with you. Personally, I have Venus in Aries as I said earlier. I have been attracted to fire sign men in my lifetime, but because of other water influences in my chart, those relationships haven't worked out. Another example - my husband has Venus in Libra and his first marriage was to a Libra. Obviously that didn't work out either! Look to your Venus sign and it can give you clues as to who attracts you. Ask yourself what type of person you have been attracted to in the past? If your Venus is in Gemini, have you been involved with a Gemini or another air sign in the past? You will most likely see a pattern there. As I noted, true compatibility depends on a reading of your entire chart though and may not be a reflection of your Venus sign.
As with all the planetary placements in your astrology chart, your Venus placement can give you insight into your personality. It can help you understand why you are attracted to certain people, why you need certain things in a relationship, or why you behave the way you do in relationships. If you are not sure what your Venus Sign is, there are numerous sites online that offer to do a chart for you for free. Not sure what your Venus Sign is? There are many places online where you can get your birth chart for free. For a deeper, more personal analysis of the significance of Venus and the other planets in your chart, have a complete chart reading done by a professional astrologer. Have fun!
PLEASE NOTE: As you can see by the comments section, I am happy to respond to comments, and do so as quickly as possible. I do not, however, have the time to look up chart placements. If you have a question, please provide me with the placement of at least your Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars to facilitate a response. Thanks!