To whatever degree we have been able to accept and love ourselves, we’ll be able to generously share that love and acceptance with others.
Those with Venus in 7th or 11th house similarly need to learn to build up their partners and friends before being able to experience the reciprocal appreciation.
Cultivating the habit of appreciating others will serve to attract the same in return, as well as transform the negative, critical thought patterns into positive, edifying ones.
Those with Venus in Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) place greater value on practical contributions as opposed to warm emotions and loving words. Whether it’s by taking care of the family financially, fixing things around the house, or helping someone stay organized, their contributions need to have tangible results in order to be satisfying.
Those with Venus in 2nd, 6th or 10th house more or less need to feel that they can contribute in a real way. For them, financial success may become one indicator to assess their level of contribution to the world.
Through helping our partners in a solid way, we learn that love can be shown through silent, every day contribution.
Whether through greater self acceptance, emotional healing, appreciation or contribution, we increase our capacity to love through developing in the ways suggested by our Venus’ natal placement. While it’s not possible to please everyone, enough of “right people” will come into our lives as we continue this journey of the heart, so that we’ll always have people to love.