What does it mean if you have a Venus dominant planet in the birth chart? In this article, you can learn everything about Venusian influence in astrology.
Through the centuries, Venus was referred to as the lesser benefic (the greater benefic, of course, being Jupiter). Venus brings luck and ease, and it is considered one of the best planets in astrology. Venus dominant people sense this beneficial influence in a lot of ways in their lives.
If you have a Venus dominant planet in the birth chart, you are drawn to beauty and charm, and you also display these qualities very strongly.
Venus dominant people are often very beautiful, charismatic, graceful. There is an air of elegance around them, no matter where they go or what they do. Venus is all about aesthetic and charm.
Keep reading to learn more about your Venus dominant planet in astrology!
Finding Your Venus Dominant Planet in the Birth Chart in Astrology
First of all, how to find your dominant planet in the natal chart?
We all have some planets in the natal chart that are a stronger influence than the rest. Usually, there are more of them, and their qualities are strongly reflected in your life and in your personality.
If Venus is conjunct an angle, in a good zodiac sign, and in aspect with a lot of planets (especially the personal ones), you have a Venus dominant birth chart. Venus dominant people embody a lot of qualities of this planet, as you will see later in this article.
When analyzing Venus, look to:
- the sign of Venus and its dispositor
- the house of Venus
- the aspects of Venus with other planets
- planets in the second and seventh house
- placements in Taurus and Libra
Venus dominant people have a prominent Venus in the birth chart. Venus is a personal planet, and it moves very quickly through the sky. (It has an orbital period of 225 days.)
The aspects of Venus to other planets are highly unique to you. This makes them super important!
Here are some of the ways you can find out how strong Venus is in your natal chart.
Venus in the Birth Chart
The more you find of the following aspects in your chart, it the more important Venus becomes in your chart.
Venus conjunct the ascendant or Venus conjunct the Midheaven makes this planet immediately stand out in the natal chart. Planets conjunct the angles become particularly powerful, the tighter the orb, the stronger the influence. The area around the angles of the chart is the Gauquelin sector, where planets are more emphasized.
Venus conjunct the Midheaven infuses the whole chart with its energy and has a heavy impact on what you achieve in life.
Venus conjunct the ascendant is part of who you consider yourself to be. Planets conjunct the ascendant influence your physical appearance, and Venus conjunct the ascendant is often found in the charts of the most beautiful people. Sometimes you appear to be Libra or Taurus rising with this placement.
If you happen to be a Taurus or Libra rising, Venus is your chart ruler (which means that is of great importance in your birth chart―it represents YOU).
Venus conjunct the Sun becomes an organic part of your identity. Sun-Venus aspects are very important in the birth chart.
Sun-Venus aspects and Moon-Venus aspects make Venus more influential, as the luminaries are.
Planets in Taurus, Libra, in the second and seventh houses also emphasize the influence of Venus. (Venus rules both Taurus and Libra).
With a Venus dominant planet in astrology, its house and signs crucial to understand. Make sure to read the meaning of its placement by houses and signs! They will give more information about how this planet plays out in your natal chart.
If you want to use software to find your dominant planets, click here to find out if you have a Venus dominant planet in the birth chart.
Venus, the Planet of Love and Beauty
Venus is the most feminine planet in astrology (along with the Moon), the polar opposite of masculine and fiery Mars. It’s all about being refined, elegant, lovely.
People with a Venus dominant planet in astrology have a lot of this Venusian feminine, charming energy. Females are the typical very feminine, graceful women, but males possess a lot of the sophistication of Venus, too. They are usually feminine themselves, and generally speaking, they are well-liked by women.
If you want to learn more about this planet, definitely check out this article about Venus in astrology. Here’s a short overview if you need a refresher.
Named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, Venus is all about enjoying life.
In the natal chart, Venus shows what you enjoy being, doing, and having. It helps us find beauty and pleasure.
In astrology, Venus is the planetary ruler of the signs Taurus and Libra. It is exalted in Pisces, in detriment in Aries and in Scorpio, and Venus is in fall in Virgo. In the second and in the seventh house, it is in accidental dignity.
Here’s a list of the things Venus rules in astrology:
- art, poetry
- cosmetics, perfumes
- jewelry, fashion
When talking about your love life, Venus is one of the most important planets to look to. It rules romance, marriage, partnerships in astrology.
In the natal chart, it describes how you give and receive affection. Venus also describes you as a woman if you are female and the kind of woman you are attracted to if you are a heterosexual male.
Venus Dominant Planet Personality
The dominant planet in your natal chart reveals a lot about your personality.
What is the Venus dominant planet personality like?
These people are graceful and charming. They are kind and genuine (or at least they appear to be), what makes people drawn to them and interested in them. Venus conjunct the ascendant, Midheaven, or the Sun gives you charisma.
The halo effect works in your favor. People who have a beautiful physical appearance are perceived as more trustworthy, and a good a person in general (without evidence in this aspect, you cannot judge someone solely based on their appearance, of course). This can be a source of luck in your life
A Venus dominant planet in astrology suggests that you love to be around others. Friendships and establishing relationships are important to Venus. Just like romantic relationships. Venus is all about romance, and if this plane is strong in your chart, you can even sacrifice your standards just to be with someone. But usually you have plenty of opportunities to date!
A Venus dominant planet usually gives you great social skills. You can easily create harmony and balance in relationships. Generally speaking, people with a Venus dominant birth chart can make friends quickly and they get along well with everybody.
Venus Dominant Planet Careers
Planets in the second (money), sixth (job), tenth (career) houses or in aspect with the Midheaven reveal information about your professional life.
If Venus is conjunct the Midheaven or aspects it, it is a strong career indicator.
(Of course, here you have to read the whole chart, but there are some professions ruled by Venus frequent among Venus dominant people.)
One of the main associations of Venus is art.
Art is typically connected with Libra, but the practical and materialistic approach of Taurus is of great help here, too. A prominent Venus in the birth chart is a frequent placement in the charts of artists.
Law is also associated with Libra (and also Jupiter). Judges and lawyers often have this sign emphasized in their charts. Libra is the sign of peace and balance, striving to create harmony and able to understand the point of view of both parties. Libras make great negotiators, too.
Venus can gift you with tact and diplomatic skills. These is a great asset in interpersonal relationships, another key theme of Venus dominant people.
In astrology, Taurus rules everything luxurious. The beauty industry, fashion, interior design are all connected with Taurus. People with this sign strong in their charts are often talented at business and managing money. Read this article about Taurus to find out why!
Venus Dominant People: Ease and Harmony
Venus is all about harmony. Libra, one of the signs Venus rules wants to create balance and fairness. A Venus dominant person is easily overwhelmed by conflicts. They thrive a harmonious environment, in this aspect, they are very similar to those with important placements in Libra.
Venus can make you very popular. Its charisma draws people to you: you often get help without doing anything. In the natal chart, the position of Venus shows where is an easy flow of energy and where you are lucky.
Venus often stands out in the charts of actors, models, and artists.
Relationships are a key topic in your life with a Venus dominant planet in astrology. Venus is the ruling planet of Libra.
The dark side of Venus is giving up on your opinion just to conserve peace.
The Dark Side of a Venus Dominant Birth Chart
However, there is nothing purely good or bad. Overdoing Venus has a destructive effect: too much of a good thing turns into a bad thing.
The negative manifestation of Venus includes greed, envy, self-indulgence. These can be frequently present with an afflicted Venus. Venus is a very sensitive planet, it doesn’t cope with hard aspects well. Actually, hard aspects with any planet are a great challenge in the birth chart.
For example Venus-Saturn aspects can make finding real love and experiencing true intimacy hard for you. Even the harmonious aspects are challenging in this case. Even though you are often attractive and there is no lack of prospects, maintaining a fulfilling relationship does not come easy to you (Saturn delays things).
In a natal chart with Venus and Pluto dominant planets there is a lot more intensity. You are charismatic and possess a seductive magnetism few people do. This can be both a blessing and a course.
A damaged Venus in the natal chart usually makes the person feel worthless of love, have low self-confidence, and choose the wrong partners. It sounds masochistic, but with challenging aspects, if you have Venus dominant planet in the birth chart, it can make you drawn to suffering and hardships.
Venus and Jupiter Dominant Planets: Drowning in Honey
Do you know those people that really know how to enjoy life? Who perhaps even enjoy life too much?
Venus dominant people are often born hedonists. A person with a Venus dominant planet in astrology seeks pleasure all the time. This can make life pleasant and fun, but as all things, it is the best when done within bounds. If besides Venus, Jupiter is dominant in your birth chart, too, this becomes even more emphasized.
With a strong but afflicted Venus, there is a tendency to engage in love affairs that on a deep level, do not serve you. Often, you are attracted to partners who don’t appreciate you and don’t genuinely care for you.
Especially is Taurus is strong in your chart, you are prone to overindulgence. An afflicted Venus dominant planet can result in overeating, overdrinking, overspending. Most people with Taurus placements love the finer things in life. You often spend money on luxuries and on things you couldn’t really afford. This can lead to bigger problems if it gets out of control.
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