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.
Even if these planets do not directly interact through aspect they impact each other as part of a whole, the person! We’re told, “Be yourself,” “Express yourself!” Well which part of myself is My Self? Expressing yourself creatively can help you to find greater self understanding. Exploring your aesthetic through examining your Venus nature and employing it creatively through a medium expressed by your sun and 5th house is one great way to gain a greater consciousness of a large part of who you are. If you have trouble with liking yourself, blending your Venus nature with your sun nature through creativity is one way to start the process of valuing yourself.
What is your creative outlet? Does it make you feel good about yourself? What is your 5th house situation and where is your Venus?