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What your venus sign says about the way you love

Saint Valentine’s day has arrived! As we head into this season of love, it’s important to know a little more about ourselves. Specifically, in terms of how we love. While Sun sign astrology is important and can say a lot about your overall character and ego, in the matters of the heart, it’s important to look at your Venus placement for insight as to how you are perceived in love, even if it isn’t always positive.

Disclaimer: the following descriptions are my personal interpretations of each sign in Venus from both personal experience and observation, and may vary in comparison to others. Venus is the planet of love and attraction, and plays a significant role in determining what you want in terms of success and pleasure, as well as romantic and platonic relationships. This list, however, will focus on how each sign in Venus navigates romance.

Venus in Aries

In one word: Fiery

When a Venus Aries is interested in someone, they fall fast and hard. They are known to be quite impulsive and passionate in love, driven by emotion, but may suffer from restlessness and selfishness. However, while they are unafraid of showing their love for someone, they are also unafraid to be confrontational, which may lead to some disagreements. But a person with this Venus placement is worth it as they are extremely fun, entertaining people in love.

Venus in Taurus

In one word: Physical

This placement is traditionally romantic, but not overly dreamy or idealistic like Venus in Pisces. They value security in a relationships, which aren’t taken lightly. However, this doesn’t mean those with Venus in Taurus aren’t open to flings. Being considered one – if not the – most sensual Venus placement, Venus in Taurus are especially dependent on physicality in a relationship. Many highly value the presence of their beautiful partner, and may struggle with viewing them as a prize. They like to feel stable and in control, and might feel uncomfortable with change if they aren’t the ones behind it.

Venus in Gemini

In one word: Energetic

Venus in Gemini have a bad reputation for their flirtatiousness, but it’s not their fault – this sign is charming and stimulated by intellectual conversation, so their need to socialize may cross boundaries in the eyes of other more possessive signs. This does not bode well with a Venus in Gemini. Like Sagittarius, this Venus placement needs space to see what’s out there in the world, and they do not like clinginess. They are extremely excitable in love, but follow their brain rather than their heart. They’re not entirely in touch with their emotions, which may confuse those who want the reasoning behind their actions.

Venus in Cancer

In one word: Supportive

Cancer is known as the “homemaker” of the signs, and this is true even in love. Venus in Cancer are extremely caring and thoughtful of their partners, doing their best to remember the things you love and dislike in order to make you more comfortable. Despite their sensitivity to their partner, they may hide how they feel if they have been hurt – which can be problematic, because Venus in Cancer are extremely sensitive. They need someone who can be equally giving and emotionally intuitive.

Venus in Leo

In one word: Loyal

Leo in Venus is bold and extremely passionate. They are willing to give every ounce of their romantic love, but they expect the same in return, and are disappointed when their partner does not live up to these standards. They crave the validation their partner can give them, despite being interpreted as one of the most confident or egotistical signs. Their vision of love is very set, and they will be unhappy if they are not achieving this in a relationship.

Venus in Virgo

In one word: Helpful

A simple and pure lover, Venus in Virgo is likely to be good at pleasing their partners. They worry about the little things in life and in their relationship, rather than the grand scheme of things. This may drive away those who are not prone to perfectionism, because they do not understand why their partner is so critical. They are not extremely romantic, and come off as cautious in love, but their devotion to their partner is certainly there.

Venus in Libra

In one word: Fair

Venus in Libra are known as peace seekers due to the balanced nature of the Libra sign. However, in love, they tend to be too giving. While this can be beneficial for their partner, they can become clingy and dependent on their relationship in an effort to fuel their personal growth, all the while remaining stagnant. However, a Venus in Libra is undoubtedly charming, and great at meeting the needs of the person they are with.

Venus in Scorpio

In one word: Intense

Intense is the only word that can truly convey how a Venus in Scorpio feels. They can love with intensity, as well as fear with intensity. They lack complete control over their own emotions, and may seek to implement their need for control onto their relationships through possessiveness or jealousy. Venus in Scorpio keep their strongest emotions hidden, but they’re only doing it to protect their sensitive inner-self. Because of their fear of betrayal, Venus in Scorpio are extremely selective with who they choose to let into their lives, so feel grateful if one does.

Venus in Sagittarius

In one word: Free-spirited

Okay, two words. But they’re necessary in order to describe a Venus in Sagittarius. Another placement as restless as Aries, but more prone to commitment issues. Those with their Venus in Sagittarius are true romantics; yet they struggle to accept the love they are given, and will run away from it once they have found it if it overwhelms them. They want to grow with someone, and see the world while they’re at it, so don’t try to make them feel trapped or stunted.

Venus in Capricorn

In one word: Reserved

Capricorn is generally a reserved sign, ruled by slow and steady Saturn, and even in Venus, this does not change. Those with Venus in Capricorn may come across as hard to get, because they are. They are cautious in their approach to love, but once they can trust their partner, they can be one of the most reliable and loving Venus placements.

Venus in Aquarius

In one word: Independent

Those with their Venus in Aquarius are calm and aloof in love. They may grow tired and restless at times if the love they are receiving is not transforming them in a positive way. Venus in Aquarius yearn for growth and unconventionality, and may not do well with those whose values are rooted in more traditional aspects of a relationship, like Taurus. Highly curious and drawn to intellectual stimulation, they need someone who can satisfy these needs. They need space to be themselves and aren’t exactly the most sensitive, so bear with them if they come off as detached.

Venus in Pisces

In one word: Idealistic

Ah, Pisces. Dreamy, loving, and a hopeless romantic. Also hopelessly sensitive. Which, can be admirable if someone is in need of a tender love. However, Venus in Pisces is not agreeable with harshness or directness. Like Venus in Gemini, they may confuse easily as to what their needs truly are, and express similarly confusing qualities in their inability to say “no” to people. Adaptable in love, and extremely willing to suit their partner.