Venus is the source of inspiration
Venus is a beautiful planet of love and art.
It’s associated with sensuality, inspiration, and intuition.
It corresponds to the feminine archetype.
Creativity and art are in the sphere of its influence.
Venus in Astronomy
Venus is the second planet from the Sun, located between Mercury and Earth.
It belongs to the group of terrestrial planets and has almost the same size as the Earth.
Like Earth, Venus has an atmosphere but it’s much denser. The atmospheric pressure on its surface is about 100 times bigger than on Earth. Such a dense atmosphere retains heat well even during a long Venusian day. Its average surface temperature is 462°C (863.6°F), which makes Venus the hottest planet in the solar system.
There are basically no temperature fluctuations on Venus during the year. Its surface is illuminated approximately as Earth on a cloudy day. One rotation of the planet around its axis lasts 240 Earth days. The axis of rotation of Venus is almost perpendicular to the orbital plane, so the northern and southern hemispheres of the planet are equally illuminated by the Sun.
An interesting fact is that Venus is the only planet in the solar system that spins clockwise around the Sun, unlike the Earth and other planets.
Most of Venus's surface is occupied by hilly plains. Among them, there are vast plateaus, which are larger than Tibet and several kilometres high. They were named Ishtar Terra (a female deity in Assyrian and Babylonian mythology) and Aphrodite Terra (the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified with Venus).
Venus in Mythology
In Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of beauty, love, desire, fertility, and prosperity.
In Greek mythology, she is called Aphrodite and was one of the 12 Olympian gods.
Venus was also identified with the Egyptian goddess of love Isis.
In the Vedas, Venus is called Shukra – the mentor of the asuras, capable of showing love and compassion even to such beings.
Venus in Astrology
Traditionally, Venus is associated with the sensual sphere.
It reflects our feelings, desires, and attraction. Love and heartfelt intimacy are born from it.
Fertility and abundance are usually represented by Venus.
It correlates with the “inner woman”, her beauty, preferences, and love.
Many feminine traits are associated with Venus – sensuality, beauty, grace, and the ability to inspire.
Most importantly, Venus symbolises these feminine traits in the context of a romantic relationship. Unlike the Moon, which embodies the maternal aspect of a woman.
Venus synthesises the opposites into something unified and whole.
Therefore, astrologers primarily associated Venus with the romantic relationship between two people. But not only: Venus helps to go beyond any duality and see the whole as it is.
Venus is responsible for harmony, holistic perception, intuition, and inspiration.
Under its influence, a person develops a certain mindset and a philosophical view of the world.
The planet is responsible for abstract and philosophical thinking, the formation of a holistic approach to the world in a person.
Through Venus, you can tune into the intuitive world and draw inspiration from it.
Venus gives a sense of beauty and harmony in all areas and favours art and creative activity.
Beauty and aesthetic perception are in its sphere of influence. Favourable Venus gives a developed sense of taste and love for the beautiful.