“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
― Joseph Campbell
Where in the chart is the key to self esteem? Well, the Moon shows our needs for emotional satisfaction, but esteem, the word itself, is more closely aligned with valuation. What we find valuable relates more to Venus, though these issues can often overlap. Venus is associated with partnering and romantic love, but if you look at some of the expressions of Venus in myth you can see desire for pleasure that is divorced from morality. This is so because Venus “values” are not necessarily moral or ethical, they are merely what one finds appealing, what one desires, what brings pleasure.
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“Lust is what keeps you wanting to do it even when you have no desire to be with each other. Love is what makes you want to be with each other even when you have no desire to do it.”
The meaning of Venus was recently brought up on the boards. It can be daunting to distinguish the line between the attributes of Venus versus those of the Moon. I see it as the difference between esthetics and emotion. Venus is what we like. The Moon is what we need, what we feel. Venus is attraction what we are esthetically drawn to, while the Moon is the embodiment of our emotional needs.
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What would you do if you noticed a friend had pulled away? Would you question them? Try to pull them back in? Or would you let them be, maintaining the friendship within the new frame they’d established?
Where is your Venus and how is it aspected?
“Listen with your eyes and sing everything you see… Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and blue, you can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.”
–Arthur Hamilton, “I Can Sing a Rainbow”
Our individual aesthetic, our personal concept of what we find pleasing and beautiful, is represented in the chart by the position and aspects of Venus. How we express our aesthetic can be seen through Mars (how we act), Mercury (how we sense and communicate), the ascendant (Mars-ruled, expressed in our body and affect) and the descendant (Venus-ruled, what we find attractive when expressed in others). Though the 5th house is sun-ruled it shows our creativity and how we express who we are. Creativity draws heavily on the natal aesthetic. The houses where your sun and Venus reside flavor this area as well.
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There is tremendous focus on Venus and relationships for the rest of the month. I’ve decided to teach a class specific to love, in October. It’s going to be a lively affair! This is from 2007. Who attracts what, when and why? Check Venus in the horoscope…
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“We are no longer puppets being manipulated by outside powerful forces: we become the powerful force ourselves.”
Your Venus shows what you like, what you are attracted to aesthetically. Venus rules the 7th house. If you have planets in the 7th house you will tend to like those things about yourself that those planets signify. Accordingly, when others have planets that fall in your 7th house you will tend to like those aspects about them that those planets represent.
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“Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.”
–Charles M. Schulz
Venus, in the simplest of terms, is what you find aesthetically pleasing. We tend to acquire and surround ourselves with things we like. The surroundings we create tend to mirror aspects of our Venus. My Venus is in Aries in the 8th house. I like reds, both intense and dark, simple themes and family heirlooms (inherited, 8th house). The art I display can be broadly categorized in three veins: Asian calligraphy (simple, Aries), landscapes (simple, Aries), and old, framed pictures of dead ancestors (inheritance, 8th house). There is also the sub-category of landscape photographs shot by dead ancestors.
How do you decorate? Where is your Venus?
“Candy girl, you are my world, you’re everything, you’re everything, you’re everything to me!”
Nobody asked me this question. It popped into my head a few minutes ago. I was trying to figure out whether it was totally crass to drop hints or email my man a coupon. It’s been creeping into my head ever since I saw one at the Walgreen’s. I desperately want a Whitman’s Sampler for Valentine’s Day. I think it’s less about wanting something than it is about nostalgia. I’ve been feeling very nostalgic for the 70′s and my childhood.
I’d say Venus probably rules candy. As far a Venus-ruled sign goes, I’d probably assign candy to Taurus rather than Libra. Libra is sweet but airy. Libra snacks on rainbowy unicorn air-trails, right? Taurus is earthy, and foody. I’m thinking Taurus. Or we could split it: Libra gets the pretty candy (swedish fish, taffy, marshmallows) and Taurus gets chocolates.
Do you like candy? Do you have candy? Can I have some?
“My husband said he needed more space. So I locked him outside.”
Something Sam said on my earlier post, Moon Square Venus, prompted me to make a distinction between moon and Venus energies. What you want can be divided into two categories, like and need. The moon placement signifies your nature in terms of need. What you need is what satisfies. Venus placement speaks of what you like, what is aesthetically pleasing. As my moon squares my Venus, what I need does not necessarily appeal to me in terms of what I like. What I like is not necessarily emotionally satisfying.
Continue reading Distinguishing “Need” From “Like”: The Moon Vs. Venus by Satori
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