Venus is Aphrodite, the Goddess of love. She represents the feminine, beauty, art, the coming together and cooperation of people, as well as general merriment and indulgence. When you have some red wine, great food, and make love, Venus is active in your life.
Venus-dominant individuals often gravitate towards careers that are related to art, beauty, law, relationships, money, and food. They have an eye for aesthetic or sound that usually makes them incredible designers or musicians, even if it’s just for fun. Venus knows how to express her sensuality and have fun. For this reason, Venus dominant people are usually popular or attractive (especially if Venus falls on their Ascendant or is conjunct their Sun).
Venus is happiest in the signs of Taurus and Libra. Both these signs enjoy beauty and the finer things in life. They tend to indulge their desires and prioritize relationships. Taurus does this in a slow, stable and committed way, while Libra does this from a more logical, fair and balanced way.
Taurus is a sign associated with the Earth. A lot of people with Venus as their dominant planet will often be gardeners, tree huggers, or work with the Earth in some way because of this. Libra is the sign of relationships and fairness. Many Venus-dominant people are exceptional at compromise and helping bridge the gap of understanding between very different people. This is why they make incredible therapists or lawyers.
The shadow of these signs can emerge when Venus is out of balance. Taurus, the lover of all material things, can become too indulgent in its desires – whether that’s overeating, overspending, or putting too much emphasis on what they own. Libra, master of connection, can put their desire for connection above their own autonomous nature and individual needs. This is the classic people-pleaser, who just can’t say “no” out of fear of not being liked.
In order to keep these in balance, Venus-dominant people need to develop a strong integrity and self-concept so they are not swayed by the opinions or needs of others when it would go against their own. They also need to focus on what truly matters in their life so they don’t get swept up in their more urgent, Earthly desires that can sabotage them long-term.
One of the superpowers of a Venus-dominant individual is their beauty or grace. They don’t even have to embody a beauty stereotype. There’s just something about their energy, the way they carry themselves, how they talk, how they dress. Think about Angelina Jolie. She has Venus exactly conjunct her Ascendant (the part of your chart associated with appearance), and she is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Not all Venus-dominant people will identify with being graceful or particular stunning. However, part of their life mission is to bring beauty and joy into this world in some way.
For Venus, another superpower is its ability to tap into a universal language so that everyone can enjoy what it has to offer. For some, that is the sight of a beautiful person. For others, that’s creating a work of art that moves people or a way of smiling and connecting energetically that feels so warm and open, it doesn’t matter if you speak the same tongue. My friend is a Venus dominant person and his way of creating beauty in the world is through an incredible garden that helps feed his friends and gives back to the Earth.
Venus is what brings the world together. She is the planet that also brings the zest and juiciness to life so we can feel full, satiated and loved. Without Venus-dominant people, the world would have less sparkle and more wars. When they learn how to balance their needs with their desires and the needs of others, they become unstoppable, magnetic lights in this world.