A client was digging for information. He asked me about the importance of Venus and Mars in relationships. It was an interesting question, I’d not been asked before.
Venus in a natal chart will show what you’re attracted to. It will also show how you love and what you value. I have Venus in Leo and I like to be entertained.
It follows I would not marry someone who did not entertain me. This is true and valid. But I would not marry just any entertainer I might stumble over.
Attraction is great, but it only goes so far. It gets you five minutes! That’s what I was told by an old man when I was a teenager. Good looks get you five minutes.
He was right. If you doubt me, just imagine meeting someone gloriously good looking. They’re your prototype! But then they open their mouth and all this heinous stuff spews out. Or maybe the person is just freakishly dumb. Are you still attracted? No, you’re not. You’re gone.
Understanding this, it makes sense to work on yourself so when you have an opportunity to meet someone, the person doesn’t bolt.
I realize I’m counter-culture with this, considering how much time people spend gazing at beautiful people on Instagram. But so many of my consultations are about love and relationships, thinking about this is important.
This is pretty interesting, particularly the comments.
Venus and Mars signs, house placements and aspects in a natal chart provide a lot information.
The synastric contacts offer tremendous insight as well.
But ultimately, it’s the whole chart / the whole person is what’s to be evaluated because that’s who you wind up connected to, for good or ill!