Remember the Mars People? Meet the Venus People. Who are they? They’re anyone with a strong Venus or Venusian presence in their natal astrology. They’re Venus Rising, or their Venus is conjunct a booster planet like Jupiter. Maybe they’ve got a stellium in either of the two Venus-ruled signs – Libra and Taurus. Or, their Venus is in the 2nd or 7th house, extra-potent by also being in Libra, Taurus or Pisces.
But before you settle down to crack the code of your or someone else’s Venus factors, guess what? You don’t need to run calculations. You can smell the Venus People coming. Or, if you’re wondering whether you are one or not, lift your wrist to your nostrils. Sniff. Do you smell scent? Is there a back-story or current philosophy attached to that scent? If yes, you’re a Venusian. Another indicator? For you, food, fragrance, and fine art would have spiritual dimensions far beyond their ordinary meaning.
The Venus People revere beauty. It moves them emotionally. Watch their eyes moisten at the sight of anything beautiful and realize that their reverence is never acquisitive or even particularly lustful. Yes, they have a libido and can elegantly slide in and out of intimacy or physical connection without clumsy neurosis. And an orgasm is more therapeutic for Venus People than any amount of talking therapy or even yoga inc. But their love of beauty is unconditional. It does not seek to possess.
Their Love Of Beauty Is Unconditional – It Does Not Seek To Possess
Venusians admire the sleek lines of a supermodel in the same style that they notice a particularly stunning sunset, furniture design, cat, handbag or the beautiful shoulders of an otherwise standard-looking person next to them in the bank queue. They’re usually beautiful themselves or are perceived as being alluring. Non-Venusian people often reach for the Venus People and crave their company as if it were a drug. Their presence is not just fragrant but soothing.
It’s difficult for Venus People because they’re nice to everyone and then people incorrectly surmise the Venusian is in love with them. Or desire further intimacy that was never on offer. Misunderstandings can also arise from the Venusian dislike of confrontation. They’re as emotionally disturbed by even minor snark as they would be by a poorly designed item of clothing or petrochemical smelling candle. And, their desire to avoid ugliness can see them slipping out many a back door, just to avoid the discordance of an argument or break-up speech. In their mind, they’re doing the other person a service. “Cruel to be kind” is the Venusian mantra.
They Learn Early That They Can Trade Off Their Looks, Aesthetic, Taste Or Cultural Discernment
They’re psychically struck by a sudden swerve into over-share or discordant politics. Their disdain of knock-offs or bad design is not snobbish; it’s innate. In relationships, they often follow one of two distinct patterns. (1) They mate early and stay with that person forever, valuing comfort and simpatico tastes on everything above any desire for novelty. Or, (2) Their primary identity is single – without or without lovers – and they’re married to style, an art form or distinctive mode of living. People who don’t know the type 2 Venusian would often be shocked at the subtle but secret luxuries they permit themselves or aspire to.
Venus People find careers around beauty, one way or another, learning early that they can trade off their looks, aesthetic, taste or cultural discernment. They are tactile and psychic by smell, picking up cues from their fingers on fabric or the scent of your hair.
Their love of beauty makes some see them as shallow, and while of course, some Venus People have a surface-oriented consciousness, many are profoundly deep. Their perceptions of style, culture, and fashion tap into a socio-cultural matrix. Some of them can tell more from your choice of new hairstyle than you’d tell your therapist. And while they may not be news junkies, they understand the mood of the streets via style. As ultimately, tranquility is their most valuable asset, Venusians pick up on any threat before it’s apparent to others.
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