The planet of love, beauty, and money
Venus in Astrology
Venus is the planet of love, relationships, beauty, and finances. It guides the way we think about love, how we feel about being in a partnership, how we act on our needs and desires, and the role money and people play in our lives.
When Venus hooks up with the passion planet Mars, they’re called “Astrology’s Lovers” — they’re the two planets that combine to form our overall approach to love and relationships. Venus is the planet of our inner desires, while Mars is about how we act on those desires.
Fast Venus Facts
Nickname: The Love Goddess
Zodiac signs Venus rules: Taurus and Libra
Exalted in: Pisces
Houses Venus rules: 2nd House of Money and Self-Worth, and 7th House of Partnerships
Venus stays in each zodiac sign for: 3 – 4 weeks
Venus makes a complete trip through the zodiac: about every year to year and a half
Venus retrogrades: once every year to year and a half, with each retrograde lasting around six weeks
Venus and Taurus, Venus and Libra
Venus, as the goddess of love, is complex and rules two different signs: Taurus and Libra. These two signs, on a basic level, represent love and money. Venus rules attraction and attachment to others which are the focus of relationship-oriented Libra. Additionally, Venus rules Taurus, the sign of the zodiac focused on practical matters like money (while still ruling sensual aspects of life like art and beauty).