How To Understand The Venus People

Christina Aguilera dressed in Egyptian headgear on chaise lounge with champagne

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.

Thoughts?

Image: David LaChapelle

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roseeee

thats true i have jupiter and venus in pisces and both conjunct between the 7th and 8th house, i dont want relationships still im young (south node in 7th). but i value the beauty in stories , nature, philosophical things, art etc. and details (virgo rising)

FireTryin'

Venus in the 9th house, conjunct Jupiter, in Virgo, close enough (but not so close) to kiss my midheaven and Pluto who sits in residence just the other side in the 10th. Certainly had many a folk take my kindness as interest and want to be my lover. So confusing. I have learned to go for the high-end, best-if-hand made, natural fiber garments. Fewer things, better quality. I don’t dress or appear or smell particularly Venusian. More Sag as per my rising…messy long hair…ready to roll in the dirt, but not really (all that Virgo). I walked the neighborhood yesterday… Read more »

FireTryin'

Ok, one of the ways I think that Jup/Venus/Virgo in the 9th house shows up is my LOVE for primary sources. Where was the story FIRST told and how…it’s amazing to see how warped a story gets as it travels through multiple tellers…

Kat

Taurus sun with Libra moon. Taurus rules my 5th house.
Just reading this is soothing.
The scent thing is so on point.

Alex

Wow, this is so on point. I’m a Libra. My Venus isn’t spectacularly placed or aspected (conjunt Merc in Scorp, 11th house) but all this resonates SO much. ‘Cruel to Be Kind’ is definitely a thing for me, it’s actually one of my favourite songs too – :-D. Oh and I’m the second version of Venusian, although not always willingly 🙂

Aqualeo

THE most accurate description I have read to date. I can pick up the scent from here.
Love it! Taurus rising, Venus CNJ Mercury trine Saturn. I make my living from design, paint, adore fashion and style and am def type 2.

AngelicVCali

My husband has venus rising, and I swear he sits just like the intro photo!! I tell him he lies like a cat. And yes he is good looking. LOL

Wish Upon a Star

I have natal Venus in Cancer conjunct Jupiter in Leo, both 5th house.

I want to rediscover this in my wise years.

❤️🌙🙂

Harri

Libra sun, cancer moon, air and water, Venus and the moon

fairy

reading this, I swear you are describing me, but based on my signs that I checked on cafe astrology, I am considered “martian” – is it possible to feel venusian? im new to astro.

Dasama

This essay is right on ty mystic I come back and reread this just because I forget why I love, love ( people, places, art and music ) Yessa I live with NN/Asc/Venus in Leo

Agent Sidereal

Does Venus in Gemini on the 5th house (together with a Cancer Sun and Mercury in Gemini ) counts ?

Sita Milanović

Venus/Mars and Moon in Pisces, Libra rising
At verbatim A-Z

Jacqueline

I have Sun and Venus in Libra, 7th house.
If anyone ever needed to profile me, this will do it.

Chinagirl

Suddenly sighing a breath of relief…. I’ve read so much but this is the first time I read such description. And both (1) and (2) are very familiar and very comfortable state of being for me.

Syrena

Venus conjunct Sun, and wow I feel like my secrets are on display here.

A_J_

LOL this is my boyfriend…Pisces w/ Pisces Rising and Venus in Pisces, and a 7H Libra Moon. I have 2H Venus in Capricorn. His style muse is Cary Grant. He always smells amazing, but with Uranus now in Taurus and my Virgo Stellium, I’m concerned about how fake, synthetic fragrances fuck with our endocrine systems. I’ve tried to turn him onto Living Libations, and other natural colognes, but nothing doing…he says he’s European and I can pry his French/Italian colognes out of his cold, dead hands…

Wish Upon a Star

Is Oscar Da LA Rents fake? I didn’t know they mess with our endocrine systems.

What natural brands would you recommend for women in Australia. ?

A_J_

Pretty much anything found in a department store is fake. Personally I like mixing and matching essential oils. I’m in the United States, so I don’t know many Australian brands, sorry! Hopefully someone else will chime in?

Wish Upon a Star

Thanks AJ. Sounds nice with the essential oil blends. I have a book that recommends blends combining base middle and top notes.

Can I ask? When you make a blend does the smell develop over time or is it much the same from when you first make it?

Danielle

Libra rising with a stellium, inluding sun, in taurus. You were able to more accurately describe me with this one post than some astrologers have using my whole chart!

LoneLeo

So what brings me here, as right now, after a post I added about Saturn at south node? After reading about Venus people, I thought, oh, I have Taurus rising, (MM natal chart references) WOW! works, then Venus is in my 2nd house, WOW again, then love warp 9 report, (more MM astro goodness) Transit Mars conjunct Natal Venus 6th – 10th May, mmm rings a bell, the line reads; ‘firing up your dating scene after a period of inaction’ Yes that happened! The line from the blog post reads;’ or desire further intimacy that was never on offer .… Read more »

The Year of The Phoenix

As always uncanny! I wasn’t sure I identified as a Venus person as it’s my only personal planet without an outer planetary mate and it’s in my 12Th PLUS it is square my Moon /Neptune conjunction to rub a bit of salt

Then I read the bit about Libran lineups and scent and beauty driven life and it’s a yes

VK

This description is ONLY 100% spot on for me- Sagg with Venus rising and Sagg moon. Eerie!!!

Violet Virgo

“Beautiful” piece

Scorpleocap

Can I ask what people think about planets in ‘mutual reception’? I’ve got Pluto in libra in mutual reception with Venus in Scorpio, at least this was what one reading of my chart came up with. Does this mean my Scorpiness is enmeshed with a Venusian quality? I’d love to hear if anyone has any thoughts about this.

SheRat

Do I have to be a Venus person AND a Mars person AND have all the Love Zombie styles? WTF. Pluto Rising in Venus makes those “mistunderstandings” about being in love with people particularly confrontative.

Just Sunday night I slipped out the back door of a bar to avoid an argument with a persistent suitor who has severely overestimated my interest. See, because the Mars Pluto makes me fawn until I can’t anymore and then I just want to kick the person who is not taking no for an answer. Therefore, the back door is like, cruel to avoid jail.

Algol

This was really great. I am Venus rising in Gemini, and so many of my behaviors often come out of those drives you described. Very subconscious. Out of bounds venus, so a little rebellious and even self harming in avoiding ugliness and discord. And people falling for you because you are just being libran/nice, even moreso now because collective social skills are often so challenged. Great post!

LibraLilith

Venus in Libra in 2nd house plus a Libra stellium. Guess the above describes me pretty well. Not traditionally beautiful but certainly make the best of what I’ve got. Coupled with a Virgo rising I’m a bit more ‘stripped back’ than most Librans but looks do count and I love beauty in whatever form.

Chrysalis

Oh yes this is my Venus-Sun conj/ Libra moon old lover; also my Venus in Pisces/ Libra moon sister. I’d love to be more Venusian but I’m not, even though I have a 7th house stellium. I have Venus conj my Dsc in my 6th and that’s about all. (Square Neptune in Scorp and Jupiter in Toro for a good time LOL). I’m just Saturning out over here, sigh

k444m

yeah holy smokes – echoing other comments here, this is on point!! libra sun mercury mars in my 6th, venus conj jupiter in virgo in my 4th ‍‍‍

Tarleisio

OMG. ALL of this! How could it not be with Venus conjunct Jupiter in Pisces in my 2. house square my Ascendant and trine my North Node? Thank you, Mystic. FINALLY, someone gets it! 😉

Goldengirl

Dudeee this article is AMAZING!!!! I resonated with every ounce of it and realized things about myself that I didn’t know were bc of my Venus nature! Psychically struck by the serve of overshare and tranquility being a valuable asset are both sooo right on time. I totally enjoyed reading this, it filled me up with joy and smiles

Ruya

Venus conjunct moon and north node in Leo in second house with Jupiter W/ Saturn W/ Pluto W/ Juno in Libra . My Saturn return was all about breaking free ( from everything weighing me down ) and discovering perfumes. Life is/has been an endless Venusian venture from then on.

Wish Upon a Star

Great, in depth description. Love: tranquility is their greatest asset. I relate to most. not all points.

This cheers me up after delving into my Saturn, Pluto and South node Scorpio transmitting 11 the house meaning.

Beauty restores harmony. Thanks Mystic.

Ariel

Venus in Taurus conjunct the Midheaven & a LOT of this is me. I am that Type 2 Venusian crying at The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin in the Tate (literally what I did yesterday afternoon).

Gemyogi

Oh I love that thing! I read an article about it months ago and tore out the photos. Sounds amazing, wish I could see it in the flesh!

I’m type 2 as well (artist with toro stellium in 2nd house)

Sam

As far as the primary astro goes, I am ‘un-venusian’, yet i identify with quite a lot of this. How does that work?

Wish Upon a Star

Does it matter? LOL

Lupa

Oh wow, that explains so much ! Love the vast sweep of this explanation is amazing.

Electro

I have Venus conjunct Jupiter in Gemini in the 8th house, and the nuance from people can just be too much. Like I gotta filter that shizz so it doesn’t get all over me. And I’m not very good at filtering so I tend to keep to myself, except when there is someone interesting enough to flirt with. Married a Venus rising and we have a Libra rising daughter and a Taurean son. Husband and daughter have supersonic scent, no joke. Once my daughter complained for two days that her room smelled like vomit but no one else smelled it.… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

GAWD this is so true. Sniffed my wrist: Kiss of Aphrodite Oil by Alchemy Works.

Wish Upon a Star

Sounds sublime.

flowerchild

I relate to all of this as a default setting, maybe from SN Libra? I don’t have the classic Venusian chart, but I have Venus conjunct Descendant, albeit in Capricorn, and my Venus is my most aspected planet in my chart, being strongly aspected by almost every other planet, in a variety of ways, though no conjunctions or stelliums with it. I guess it’s a ‘dynamic’ and active planet in my chart so the energy is always present.

Billy D

My Venus is in Virgo, but this description rings true. I choose a daily fragrance to match my mood or communicate what I hope to achieve.. My careers choices always revolved around fashion, advertising, communication and media relations. So does Venus in Virgo count?

crisannm

Nailed me! Stellium in Libra in the third house. My Saturn is in Taurus though… not sure how that fits…

Incense

My chart doesn’t seem to back this up, but I am every single bit of this description. Every single bit, and indeed, this year, I have only just realized how thoroughly influenced I am by Venus and have chosen to start working with her. I collect perfumes, use them in magic, use them to convey a mood, and consider perfume and music to be the “invisible arts.” I reject people who are joyless about food and insist you must eat strictly for fuel, not taste (though I’m also – strangely? – Saturnian/Plutonic and totally get the high of using food… Read more »

JacQui

Fistful of art supplies 🙂 me too

Incense

Apparently, my chart *does* back this up – Venus in the 2nd House – I didn’t catch that earlier. So you’re also a would be artist who doesn’t actually use their supplies? 😀

Gemyogi

Buying the art supplies is a rush in itself! gorgeous colours, paper, pastels, etc. love browsing in art shops

Incense

It is *such* a pleasurable hobby in itself!

Gemyogi

your name fits, Incense!

Incense

Ha! Thank you – I collect perfume, incense and essential oils .. for obvious reasons, I guess! 😀

Gemyogi

Japanese incense (the small sticks) are the best. Current fave is Yuzu

Gemyogi

I’m often found perusing perfume blogs like Bois de Jasmine… to scope out new perfumes to try. So sad when Givency stopped making L’interdit! I bought a bottle on my first trip to Paris at 25 and it was my fave scent — powdery, floral and complex — like a 19th C french theatre actress’s dressing room.

Incense

“like a 19th C french theatre actress’s dressing room.” This is one of the best descriptions of a perfume I’ve read! I love high concept perfumes or descriptions of them. I also love perfume blogs! One of my favorites is yesterdaysperfume.com.

There’s one I want to buy now that’s sold out, called – greatest name ever – I Saw Goody Proctor With the Devil. 😀

Sorry about L’Interdit. 🙁 Discontinued (or reformulated to death) is so sad.

Gemyogi

Food is one of my first priorities, and it must be good, and it gives me great pleasure. I hate eating junk and can not understand friends who say ‘I realised I forgot to have lunch’ — how can you “forget” to eat???

judith

even my persnickty venus virgo conjunct uranus/pluto sextile neptune would rather eat glass than leave the house with deep scrub to the marrow,layer scented(read anointed)studied decadent wear and comfortable shoes(tossed the heels. tipped uterus is a highly unsexy calling card). i CONSIDER myself venusian!

Roxy Scorpio

Venus conj. Sun (and Mars, for good measure) in my 2nd. All resonates, all so true! And of course in sync with the 2nd, I also have a monthly budget for “soap” (my Cap husband’s shorthand for beauty products, services and fashion)

Carrie

So cool! My latest publication (for academic journal) is on the evolutionary role of beauty and all living creatures desire for the elevated emotions that beauty can bring- I wrote about this in the context of the healing power of horses. So I’m libra (Mars, Jupiter and something else I forgot), Venus is in Sagittarius (horses!), and my moon is Taurus (emotions, nature).

Hel

That sounds like a wonderful article!

LotusFlower

Wow! I would like to read

Carrie

You can read it on my website but I don’t know if I can post my website here.

jeskile

Wow. This really resonates with me. I have a heavy Taurus chart. Just yesterday, as a matter of fact, an ex-lover (the one whose memory still stings, even 20 years later) posted a picture of his fridge on FB. I looked at it and it was as if those little connecting tendrils were instantly severed. Store bought salad dressing? Fat-free Lactaid? Sour cream with the ugliest label I’ve ever seen? Yes. Yes, you were right. That break up was indeed for the best. Godspeed, old friend. Thank sweet Jesus we didn’t end up sharing a refrigerator. It really never would… Read more »

Wish Upon a Star

Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Store bought salad dressing : yuk !

How can you not appreciate beautiful olive oil. Major deal breaker !

LOL

Chrysalis

Thank you for sharing this, you have made my week! I totally get it and as Antares says, you dodged a bullet!

Gemyogi

lol. Food should be beautiful, healthy (except when you’re allowing yourself the occasional luxury dark choc truffle, etc.) and have care put into it. I hate low fat products with a passion! they are a chemical shitstorm, not real food. Just cut down on fats FFS. Also — fake sugar substitutes (that probably cause cancer or brain malfunction) — shudder!

Nanzee

Leo Venus Conjunct Uranus but in 10th House. Also Leo Sun. Will be married for 30 years this June, and have been with my husband for 39 years. However, I am definitely not “nice to everyone” so thinking this does not apply to me.

leoliza

Leo venus/uranus in 1st house….married young (37yrs now) I’m very comfortable and mostly traditional. Im nice to everyone most times (menopause was like having PMS X 10) I love family and home base, having comfy cosy furniture/bedding.

MissV

I always wanted to be this kind of person! but my Venus is 12th house & conjunct Saturn. Schadenfreude

emg

I have Venus in Gemini does this double it ! 3rd house too. Although I adore perfume and beauty it really has had the effect of making me an incredible flirt. I simply can’t switch it off. Even if I’m not trying or trying not to, it happens. I can’t help raising an eyebrow or the corner of my mouth. And away it goes. It has been fun.

Incense

I have none of the Venus positions mentioned above except a couple of planets in Libra, but I too have Venus in Gemini, if that has any effect. Every single bit of the above description of a Venus person is 110% me though.

emg

What have you got in libra ? And what house is your Venus Gemini ?

Incense

Jupiter and Uranus in Libra, Venus is in the 2nd House.

baristagem

I also have Venus in Gemini 3rd House – conjunct Sun & Moon. I get an instance confidence boost wearing perfume! If I’m in a bit of a stuck mood I put perfume on & my mood changes instantly, I don’t even care what time of day it is.
Can also raise an eyebrow – is that a Gemmy thing?

emg

Me too. I am known to give myself a quick spritz even at bed time ?!?!? And I’ll follow a scent down the road to see who is wearing it. I’m wondering if the young lad recently brought out of a three week coma by his mum spraying him with his favourite smelling body spray/deodorant has a Venus placement prominent ?

Electro

Yay! I’m a Venus in Gemini too, such a fun placement. I love flirting and making people laugh. I’m also really loud in bed. Mine is 8th house.

emg

Oooooo now that sounds awesome. Venus Gemini 8th. Loud. Ha. Hahaha. I have a habit of laughing and giggling and talking ! For some they look perplexed until they realise sex can be enormous fun. Go you. That placement sounds wonderful.

Scorpleocap

Third house Venus here too (and a stellium in the third) – I hear you, emg! I also see flirting as life-affirming and uplifting – when done appropriately, of course! Life is hard enough… why not dish out a few compliments here and there?

emg

I simply can’t stop it. I exude flirt. And I love it. I feel it’s one of my gifts. It’s was tough early on but now I own it.

Saturn in Pisces

Solar Toro, Moon conjunct Venus in the 2nd, 2nd house stellium – this post is eerily accurate (despite Venus being in Aries “detriment” – which honestly just eliminates the “nice” factor and makes me an unapologetic snob).

Sam

Maybe Venus in aries simply helps us relate better to the sporty bois (and gurls) 😉

I made a V in A .gif last night for a friend, even just looking for that vibe instantly put me in a good mood. Venus ain’t in detriment there imo, we just need the right playing field 😀 😉

JacQui

OOOOOh yes! tick tick tick. Perfumes I have many that I wear according to my clothes for that day. I’ve got a collection of handbags that are practical and tactile and lovely. But “psychically struck by a sudden swerve into over-share or discordant politics” nailed it for me. Venus conjunct moon in Aries but a huge stellium in Taurus 4th house. I teach art, what a dream job for a Venusian. XxXx

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