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Venus/Aphrodite:

Goddess of Beauty, Wants and Desires

Venus Rules the Signs of Taurus and Libra and the 2nd (personal wealth and value ) and 7th (relationships, marriage) .   She is very happy (Exalted ) in Pisces (the romance sign).

Copper, Emeralds, Pinks, Light Blue, green

She represents :

Emotional Contracts, Tenderness, Moral Character, Unions, Sociability, Disposition, Luxuries, Pleasure, Appreciation, Love,  Sensuality, Vanity , Jealousy, Greed, want, desire , Popularity . Dolphins, Limes, Pomegrantes

She Rules over :

Art, Culture, Aesthetics, Possessions,Partners, Beauty, Charm, Good Taste , Courtesans ,Harmony, Color, Sentimentality, Poetry, Painting, Jewelry, Sensations, Sweets, Candies

Singing, Drama, Prostitutes, Music, Dance, Creativity, Flirtations. Culture, arts, entertainment industry, glamour, fashion, film stars, musicians, jewelers, interior decoration, gardeners, artists, nation’s women (as Moon), farming,

banking, financial institutions, money, resources, possessions, beauticians, diplomats, 5-petaled flowers, Roses, apples, strawberry, fig, peaches, plums, raisins, almonds, mugwort, cherries, Chocolate

Venus in Aries (Detrimented)  : Mariah Carey Beautiful

: Love should happen at first sight; likes independent, go-getters; enjoys chasing and being chased; attracts love by inspiring/encouraging suitors to pursue and “win” her; flirts by teasing and picking fights; expects to be Number One in the relationship (and in the partner’s life) or will lose interest quickly; arguing and friendly competition is an aphrodisiac

Venus in Taurus (Rules) :  Fergie – Fergalicious

Love should come after a lot of long-term consideration; likes and is impressed by wealthy people; attracts love by being emotionally stable and having consistent habits; flirts by providing physical comfort; wants to feel secure in relationships and “know where this is going”; rich, comfort foods, receiving massages, listening to music, and fragrances that smell like something edible (mmm, chocolate!) are aphrodisiacs

Venus in Gemini: Kylie Minouge – Chocolate

Love should mean never having to say, “I’m bored”; likes quotable, multifaceted people who have lots of diverse interests; attracts love by being infinitely entertaining; flirts by sharing thoughts & feelings and assigning pet names; wants 24/7 communication accessibility in relationships; variety, unpredictability, and verbal/written expressions of love are aphrodisiacs

Venus in Cancer : Kid Creole – Endicott

Love should be nurturing; likes people who need mothering (or who are mothering) and are appreciative of all efforts; attracts love by making people feel cozy and sheltered; expresses love by feeding and/or cooking for someone, remembering preferences, giving thoughtful tokens of affection; wants interdependence in relationships; emotional bonding and cuddling are aphrodisiacs.

venus-in-leo

Love should ALWAYS consist of romance, drama, fun, and loyalty; likes people who stand out in socially acceptable ways (e.g., extremely attractive, owns/wears impressive things, speaks dramatically, has unique creative talents, etc.); attracts love by playing up strengths and downplaying weaknesses, and inspiring chivalry; flirts by complimenting; wants consistent (inconsistent doesn’t count!), emotionally-moving displays of appreciation and gratitude in relationships; receiving awe-inspiring gifts and positive, focused attention from an audience (e.g., mirrors, cameras, other people in the room) are aphrodisiacs.

Venus in Virgo (fall) : P!nk – Stupid Girl

Love should involve making a commitment to take care of someone else; likes hard-workers who pay attention to details (conversely, is also attracted to flawed, disorganized partners that need fixing); attracts love by handling all of the “dirty work” in a partner’s life; flirts by making analytical observations, self-deprecating humor, or offering self-improvement advice; wants to feel needed and useful in relationships; good hygiene, a neat appearance, and an orderly environment are aphrodisiacs.

Venus in Libra (Rules): Elvis CostelloA Good Year for the Roses

Love should equal a 50/50 partnership plus 24/7 romance; likes attractive, intelligent, and sociable people; attracts love by being charming company, understanding and attentive; expresses love through consideration and negotiating compromises, and thinking in “us” and “we” terms; flirts indiscriminately for attention and popularity; wants equality, romance, and lots of attention in relationships; beauty, making plans as a couple, and the usual romantic clichés such as rose petals on the bed and long, moonlit walks on the beach are aphrodisiacs.

Venus in Scorpio (detriment) : Judy Tenuta I Like Boyz

Love should be passionate, intense, life-altering; likes to associate with powerful people whose sexuality comes in contradictory layers (e.g., dresses provocatively but is a virgin, looks understated but moves like a stripper in private); expresses love by keeping a mate’s secrets, developing an emotional bond, and not wanting to share the partner’s affection; flirts through seduction; wants to have control and trust in a relationship; a strong sex drive, instant chemistry, intensity, and loyalty are aphrodisiacs.

Venus in Sagittarius : Katy Perry -Last Friday Night

Love should bring happiness, great times, and good luck; likes outgoing, intelligent, independent, adventurous people; attracts love by being friendly, fun-loving, generous, and free-spirited; flirts through friendly conversation and making someone laugh; wants freedom, honesty, few expectations, and undefined commitment in a relationship; visiting exotic places, meeting foreign people, exploring foreign cultures, and different accents are aphrodisiacs.

Venus in Capricorn  : Britney Spears – Candyman

Love should make people keep their word; likes responsible, successful people who can help with achieving aspirations; attracts love by being dependable and loyal; shows affection by honoring commitments and not leaving the relationship; flirts by getting straight to the point, assessing a potential mate’s value, and showing off their dry wit as they feel more comfortable; wants a solid commitment from the right person in relationships; knowing what’s coming next is an aphrodisiac.

Venus in Aquarius : Taylor Swift – Love Story

Venus in Aquarius men and women are attracted to unusual or unconventional relationships. They don’t want to follow all the rules, although they may make quite a few of their own. They can appear quite standoffish at times, and are threatened by restrictions of any kind. Emotional types may be put off by their detached manner in love. Venus in Aquarius wants you to love them for their intellect, and to admire their visions. They value lovers who are also good friends, and they avoid emotional displays or confrontations like the plague. Venus in Aquarius will delight in shocking you with their unusual ways and their forward-looking thinking.

Venus in Pisces  : Celine Dion – One Heart

Love should be a perfect blend of an intuitive, spiritual bond and romance; likes nonjudgmental, creative people who think and communicate in imaginative ways; attracts love by being infinitely compassionate and seeing the best in people; flirts by developing and acknowledging a special connection; wants empathy, kindness, and sensitivity in relationships; dreamy kisses that cause tingles, foot massages, bubble baths, and mind-altering substances or practices are aphrodisiacs.

Mythology :

According to Greek Mythology, Aphrodite was born from the foam of the sea shore near Paphos, Cyprus. This miraculous creation resulted after Cronus castrated his father, Uranus. It is said that Cronus cut off Uranus’ genitals and threw them into the sea. As the genitals drifted over the water, the blood and/or semen that issued forth from the severed flesh set in motion the growth of the child who would become Aphrodite. However, the Iliad (Book V) provides another explanation of Aphrodite’s origin, in which she was considered a daughter of Dione, the original oracular goddess at Dodona (“Dione” meaning quite simply “the goddess,” the feminine form of Δíος, “Dios,” the genitive of Zeus). “Dione” seems to be an equivalent of Rhea, the Earth Mother, whom Homer relocated to Olympus, and refers back to a hypothesized original Proto-Indo-European pantheon, with the chief male god (Di-) represented by the sky and thunder, and the chief female god (feminine form of Di-) represented by the earth or the fertile soil. Aphrodite herself was sometimes referred to as “Dione.” Once the worship of Zeus had surpassed the oak-grove oracle at Dodona in popularity, some poets made him out to be the father of Aphrodite. Alternatively, Aphrodite was said to be a daughter of Zeus and Thalassa, a primordial sea goddess, since she was born of the Sea. Marriage with Hephaestus It is said that due to Aphrodite’s immense beauty, Zeus was frightened that she would be the cause of violence between the other gods. To remedy this situation, Zeus married her off to Hephaestus, the dour, humorless god of smithing. In another version of this story, Hephaestus demands Aphrodite’s’ hand as a ransom. Earlier on, Hera, Hephaestus’ mother, threw him off Olympus because he was too ugly. As revenge, he trapped his mother in a magic throne, proclaiming that Aphrodite’s hand in marriage would be the only means for Hera’s release. Hephaestus was overjoyed at being married to the goddess of beauty and forged her beautiful jewelry, including the cestus, a girdle that made her even more irresistible to men. Though Aphrodite is one of the few members of the Greek Pantheon who was actually married, she was frequently unfaithful to Hephaestus. Her unhappiness with her marriage caused Aphrodite to seek out companionship from others, most frequently the god of war Ares, but also Adonis, Anchises, and more. Incensed, Hephaestus set up a net with unbreakable links and placed it in the room in which his marital couch was kept. When Ares and Aphrodite bedded down on the couch during one of their many trysts, the net fell, trapping the lovers. Hephaestus proceeded to bring all the other Olympian gods together to mock the pair, and did not free Aphrodite and Ares until Poseidon promised Hephaestus that Ares would pay him reparations; however, both adulterers escaped as soon as the chains were lifted, and the promise was not kept. Offspring According to Greek Mythology, Aphrodite had no children with Hephaestus but her prolific extramarital activities with both gods and mortal men allowed her to mother many children. With Ares, Aphrodite gave birth to Anteros and Eros, the gods of love, Harmonia, the goddess of Harmony, Himeros, the personification of sexual desire, as well as Deimos and Phobos, the gods of dread and fright, respectively. With Dionysus, Aphrodite bore the Charites or the “graces,” who were from youngest to oldest Aglaea (“Beauty”), Euphrosyne (“Mirth”), and Thalia (“Good Cheer”). Homer wrote that these goddesses were part of the retinue of Aphrodite, and they usually accompany her in stories and depictions. By Aphrodite, Dionysus also sired Hymenaios, the god of marriage ceremonies, and Priapus, the fertility god with massive genitalia. With Hermes, Aphrodite gave birth to sons Hermaphroditus and Rhodos, as well as daughters Peitho, the goddess of seduction, Tyche, the goddess of protection, and Eunomia. Some traditions also claim that it was Hermes who sired Aphrodite’s sons Eros and Priapus. Among mortals, Aphrodite had affairs with Adonis, Anchises, Butes, and Dinlas. With Adonis, Aphrodite bore a daughter, Beroe, while Anchises sired Aeneas, the Trojan hero, and Butes fathered Eryx, a reputed pugilist. Aphrodite was particularly protective of Aeneas. Aeneas was almost killed by Diomedes in the Trojan War, but Aphrodite entered the field of battle to save him, allowing Apollo to take him away to Pergamos for healing. Aphrodite and Psyche In Greek Mythology, Aphrodite was jealous of the beauty of a mortal woman named Psyche, and asked Eros to use his golden arrows to cause Psyche to fall in love with the ugliest man on earth. Eros agreed but proceeded to fall in love with Psyche himself. Meanwhile, Psyche’s parents were anxious that their daughter remained unmarried. They consulted an oracle who told them that Psyche was destined to be wed to a monster that lived on the summit of a nearby mountain. Psyche was resigned to her fate and climbed to the top of the mountain. However, once she arrived there, Zephyrus, the west wind, gently floated her downwards to a fair valley and a magnificent palace where she was attended by invisible servants. Once night fell, the promised bridegroom arrived and the marriage was consummated. The night hid the identity of bridegroom, however, and little did Psyche know that it was actually Eros who had visited that night and on the nights which followed. Eros continued to visit Psyche, with only one condition: He demanded that she never light any lamps, since he did not want her to know who he was. Psyche’s two sisters, rife with jealousy, convinced her to light a lamp one night and so she did, recognizing Eros instantly. A drop of hot lamp oil fell on Eros’ chest and he awoke, fleeing, leaving Psyche to mourn her foolishness. Dejected, Psyche searched for Eros across much of Greece, finally stumbling into a temple dedicated to Demeter, where the floor was covered with piles of mixed grains. She started sorting the grains into organized piles and, when she finished, Demeter spoke to her, telling her that the best way to find Eros was to find his mother, Aphrodite, and earn her blessing. Psyche found a temple to Aphrodite and entered it. Aphrodite then assigned Psyche a similar task of counting grain but gave her an impossible deadline to finish it. At this point, it is said that Eros intervened, for he still loved her, and ordered some ants to organize the grains for Psyche. Aphrodite was outraged at Psyche’s success and promptly ordered her to go to a field where golden sheep grazed to obtain some wool. Psyche found the sheep but was stopped by a river-god, whose river she had to cross in order to enter the field. He told her the sheep were extremely vicious and would kill her, but if she waited until noontime, the sheep would go the shade on the other side of the field and sleep at which point she could pick the wool that stuck to the branches and bark of the trees. Psyche did so and Aphrodite was even more outraged at her success. Finally, Aphrodite claimed that the stress of caring for her son, depressed and ill as a result of Psyche’s unfaithfulness, had caused her to lose some of her beauty. She ordered Psyche to go to Hades and ask Persephone, the queen of the underworld, for a small measure of her beauty, which Psyche was to return in a black box. Psyche ventured to a tower, deciding that the quickest way to the underworld would be to die. Just before she could jump to her demise, a voice stopped her and informed her of a route that would allow her to enter the underworld and return alive. As well, the voice told her how to negotiate such malevolent obstacles as Cerberus, the three-headed dog, and Charon, the ferryman of the underworld. Psyche arrived intact before Persephone, who said she would be glad to do Aphrodite a favor. After Psyche left the underworld, she decided to open the box and take a little bit of the beauty for herself, thinking that if she did so Eros would surely love her. Inside she found no beauty, but was instead overtaken by a “Stygian sleep” which overtook her. Eros, who had forgiven her, flew to her body and wiped the sleep from her eyes, then begged Zeus and Aphrodite for their consent to his marriage with Psyche. They agreed and Zeus made her immortal. Aphrodite danced at the wedding of Eros and Psyche and their subsequent child was named Pleasure, or (in the Roman mythology) Volupta. Adonis Greek mythology explains that Aphrodite was not only Adonis’ lover but that she also had a part in his birth. She urged Myrrha to commit incest with her father, Theias, the king of Assyria, which Myrrha did in the dark of night. When Theias realized it was his own daughter with which he had coupled, he flew into a rage, chasing her with a knife. The gods turned Myrrha into a myrrh tree and Adonis eventually sprang from this tree. Alternative versions state that it was Aphrodite specifically who turned Myrrha into the tree. Adonis was then born either when Theias shot the tree with an arrow, or when a boar used its tusks to tear off the tree’s bark. Once Adonis was born, Aphrodite was entranced by his unearthly beauty and took him under her wing, seducing him with the help of her friend Helene. Aphrodite gave him to Persephone to watch over, but Persephone was also amazed at his beauty and refused to give him back, causing a rift between the two goddesses. The argument was settled either by Zeus (or Calliope), who decreed that Adonis should spend four months of the year with Aphrodite, four months with Persephone and four months on his own. Aphrodite’s love for Adonis caused Ares to become very jealous. Aphrodite was warned of this jealousy and was told that Ares would be transformed into a boar, and would then kill Adonis. She tried to persuade Adonis to stay with her at all times, but his love of the hunt proved to be his downfall: While Adonis was hunting one day, Ares found him and gored him to death; Aphrodite arrived just in time to hear his last breath.

 

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