Venus Goddess of Love

Thanks for visiting our Venus Goddess of love page. Since Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, the position of Venus in your birth chart has a strong impact on who you are and how you carry yourself in the world. Born in the foaming sea, Venus is a symbol of both feminine beauty and sexuality.

As the Goddess of Love, Harmony and Beauty, Venus is the celestial darling of romance.

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Venus in Mythology

Venus has accrued a wide variety of titles in the myths of various cultures. These include Inanna, Ishtar, Astarte, Hathor, Bast and Aphrodite. She is simultaneously known as the Queen of the World, Goddess of Illicit Love, Bringer of Sexual Magic, Patroness of Dance, Battle Goddess, Sacred Whore, Geisha, Golden One Rising from the Sea, Irresistible One, Doyen of all Desires and Bringer of Beauty and Delight.

The word Venus stems from Roman mythology, while Aphrodite comes from Ancient Greece.

Planet of Love

After the Sun and the Moon, Venus is the brightest object in the sky. Venus is almost a perfect sphere and traces a five pointed star, a pentagram, as it moves through the zodiac over an eight year period.

Venus is traditionally known as one of the two inner planets (together with Mercury). Their close connection to the Sun means that any interpretation of their influence is inextricably linked to that of the Sun.

Christine Broadbent explains it as follows:

'Venus can never be more than 48 degrees from the Sun, so she can be up to two signs away from your birth sign. There's a good chance she will be placed in the sign before or after your Sun sign and this will bring opposite elements together. For instance, a predominantly assertive fiery Sun sign may have a more timid, cautious, earthy Venus. Or a chart dominated by cool, logical air signs can have an emotionally sensitive, moody Venus in a water sign. Since Venus is our social mediator influencing values and tastes, this means that forming relationships can become a complex business indeed.'

Here is Venus at a glance:

Distance from Sun: 108 million km (67 million miles)
Orbit around Sun: 224.7 earth days
Rotation on Axis: 243 earth days
Satellites: None
Keywords: Harmony, Unison
Rules: Taurus and Libra

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