Together with the moon, Aphrodite represents the female principle, in that she embodies the young woman, the loved one, and the independent woman. In a woman’s horoscope, Aphrodite will often represent the self-image, whereas in a man’s she symbolises the Animus, and therewith the central aspects of the man’s feminine side and his ideal search for companionship. If Venus is in Aries, for example, the man will be attracted to Aries women, or women who have Aries qualities.
Venus in the Signs
If Venus has an incisive place in the horoscope reading, it means a strong attraction to the opposite sex, pleasure, and the search for sensual release. A critical Venus can bring unhappiness and a tendency for exaggerated pleasures. As opposed to Mars, Venus seeks that which brings together. She emphasises community and basic agreement. If she is attacked, her inner harmony is disturbed.
|Sign||positve points||negative points|
|Aries||enflamed passions, love at first glance||excessive passions|
|Taurus||natural sensuality, art lover||gluttonous, jealous|
|Gemini||graceful, poetic, fits in easily||flighty, exaggerated,|
|Cancer||devoted, very social, not duty-bound||lost in dreams,|
|Leo||very strong sensuality||overly prideful, vain,|
|Virgo||chaste, loves literature||brittle, old-maidish|
|Libra||refined erotic taste, loves art, music and painting||vain, biased, wasteful|
|Scorpio||strongly sensual and erotic||perverse drives, sexually|
|Sagittarius||noble feelings, good taste, refined nature||carelessness, overly|
|Capricorn||deep-feeling, faithful||jealous, mistrustful,|
|Aquarius||quickly impassioned, many friendships||sudden cold feelings|
|Pisces||enthusiastically erotic, all-loving||addictive, worrisome|