Venus is our esthetic, what we value, what we like. Its position can be evaluated purely on its own, by sign or house, but the aspects it makes also tell a tale. Venus tells us what we like in general. That’s simple enough to evaluate. I’ve become used to talking about aspects in terms of the external, an observable effect, because I’m looking in from the outside.
Here’s an interesting exercise: take a look at the aspects your Venus makes to your personal planets. Are they harmonious or challenging? With your Mars, do you like your energy, how you act, how you go about getting what you want? Does it interact with Mercury, how you think and communicate? What about your Moon, what you need and feel? What is the relationship between Venus and your ascendant or Sun, how you appear to others, your personality?
What I’m asking is pretty personal. Do you like yourself? Do you like how you act, think, ARE?