In your natal chart, Venus shows how you need to relate to others in order to be most effective.
Venus is the magnet that attracts others to us and makes them want to stay in a relationship with us. In business, friendship or romance, expressing the qualities suggested by your natal Venus may help you attract (and keep) better relationships.
Elements of Your Venus Sign: Necessary Qualities in a Relationship
Consider the element of your natal Venus sign as shown below. Are you currently expressing the qualities associated with your natal Venus?
Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius): Enthusiasm, Confidence, Humor, Faith
Air (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini): Intelligence, Knowledge, Communication, Interest in Others, Diplomacy
Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo): Getting things done together, doing things for others, giving gifts, making practical, helpful improvements
Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces): Compassion, Caring, Nurturing, Empathy
Example and Application: Barack Obama’s Venus
When Sun and Venus occupy different signs, expressing the Venus’ quality may not come naturally to you. However, successfully integrating & expressing the Venus energy is vital to your relationship effectiveness.
Consider President Obama’s horoscope with Leo Sun, Gemini Moon, and Cancer Venus. For sure he had shown all the confidence and the theatrical energy of Leo Sun, as well as the wit and eloquence of the communicative Gemini Moon.
However, arguably, what really made him so popular with the public was the depth of empathy and caring he was able to convey through his speech: in other words, his Venus in Cancer (on Aries Point, no less) gave the sense “I really feel and care about you.”
We could say that this watery energy of empathy gave him the necessary softness required to win American public’s support, as well as the Nobel Peace Prize. If he did not utilize his Venus’ energy, he may have ended up sounding clever and flashy but not particularly likable.
More Examples of Sun and Venus in Different Elements
If you have the Sun in a Water sign but have your Venus in a Fire sign, it may prove to be a lot more effective if you spoke up more, projecting more confidence and enthusiasm than you may naturally feel. To stay introverted (as Water sign Sun tends to do) and sensitive all the time would not be the best strategy in this case.
If you have a Sun in an Air sign but have your Venus in an Earth sign, you may want to consciously explore ways of giving tangible evidence of your love to others, rather than just talk about it all the time.
On the other hand if you have a reverse combination (Earth Sun and Air Venus), then you may need to work on verbalizing your love by saying things like “I love you” on a more regular basis, rather than assuming that being a good provider is enough.
Conclusion: What Does Your Natal Venus Say?
This exploration does not have to end with analyzing the natal Venus’ sign. The sign and aspects (and even the house position) of Venus give helpful insights on how best we can relate with others.
What does your Venus say about how you can relate with others in order to be effective? Please feel free to share your experience and/or questions through emails or comments.