Venus in the Houses...
Where we find Venus in our natal chart is where we will always want to be attractive. It is also where we find attractiveness in the world and in others. Etiquette, politeness, and style are hallmarks of Venus. For Venus, the world is a place that deserves a soft touch. People should be treated with care, and the environment should be kept clean and beautiful. Venus can find the beauty in almost anything and it isn't always about physical beauty. There can be beauty in words or in kind acts. There is beauty in compassion and service to others. Because Venus represents what we find attractive and pleasurable, Venus also represents values. We value what we like and what pleases us. This isn't always something tangible. It can also be ideas or beliefs because often we find beauty and pleasure in ideas, thought processes and beliefs. The house in which Venus falls in a natal chart is where beauty is sought and recognized. In the end, it is where we see beauty in the world, and we hope beauty will be reflected back on us.
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Venus in the 1st House...
Tactful, diplomatic and attractive, Venus in the first house lends a subtle, gentle and pleasing quality to personality and to the chart holder's view of the world. Venus wants to be attractive. It is always the ultimate goal of the planet. In the first house of self expression, Venus makes physical beauty an important facet of the person's life. This person is well dressed and groomed. They will also adhere to social protocol and choose words and actions carefully to avoid being offensive. Venus in the first house will soften a person's appearance to the world and likewise, soften the person's view of the world.
Venus in the 2nd House...
Venus finds a perfect home in the second house. No planet appreciates the material world more than Venus which has impeccable taste and appreciation of the finest things this world has to offer. Venus will also find a way to pay for it all and make it seem easy. The person with this placement loves to shop and then spend the next day telling everyone how wonderful their purchase is. They find true joy and pleasure in the material world without the pressure of worrying where their next dollar will be earned. Somehow it all just works out for Venus. As the planet of attraction, Venus doesn't want to offend, but it does have strong likes, dislikes and values. When Venus falls into the second house, it is more likely to make sure to honor these preferences and values than with any other house placement.
Venus in the 3rd House...
Venus can slow things down a bit in the third house, but with a planet so charming and in love with beauty, it's no real loss. Often, Venus in the third house finds beauty in literature, books, language and the art of communication. Venus doesn't want to rush through experiences with any of them. Venus savors what it loves, and in the third house, it loves learning and communicating. Knowledge and early education are seen as valuable with Venus in the third house. Keeping tabs on neighbors and family is also valuable to a chart holder with this placement. A third-house Venus sees weekend trips to visit family across town as polite and fulfilling. it is also likely for a chart holder with a third-house Venus to live near their family so that frequent visits and communication is easy.
Venus in the 4th House...
Always polite and amiable with family members, Venus in the fourth house wants a pleasant home life. A well decorated, clean house is important with this placement and family life is valued greatly. The fourth-house Venus chart holder will always see the good side of home life, overlooking the negative as a child and as an adult. They are also fond of their heritage regardless of how wonderful it actually is because, for them, it is inherently valuable. As a child, there was at least one parent who they saw as gentle, patient and caring and the chart holder wants to carry this feeling into the home they establish as an adult.
Venus in the 5th House...
Venus is just as concerned with being attractive to other people as it is with standing by its own values, so in the fifth house of self-expression and outright pleasurable fun, Venus can sometimes get caught in a tug of war between pleasing itself and pleasing others in order to remain attractive to them. In the fifth house, Venus needs to put its own needs for pleasure first to avoid feeling stifled and unsatisfied. Regardless of conquering this struggle, the planet of beauty always enjoys anything that is tasteful and refined and they are sure to make their own self-expression fit these same parameters. A fifth-house Venus leads the chart holder to value the fun in life a great deal. Vacations, restaurant meals, parties, the arts, and music are important with a fifth-house Venus, and time is taken to make sure these are quality experiences. Nothing cheap or tacky is acceptable. Romance is paramount in the life of a fifth-house Venus chart holder, and is treated with finesse and charm. Venus blooms in love and relishes in expressing their beauty in the fifth house. They pass this love of beauty on to children by lashing children with everything they need to experience the fun and beauty in the world. Children are treated fairly and kindly by a fifth-house Venus.
Venus in the 6th House...
A wonderful planet placement for a joyful life is found when Venus is in the sixth house. A sixth-house Venus can find joy in the routine tasks of maintaining the body, keeping up with chores and doing work carefully. To actually find these things as a beautiful part of life is quite a gift. The sixth-house Venus chart holder is patient with work and times chores for maximum ancillary enjoyment as well as intrinsic enjoyment. If cleaning the house is more enjoyable on Thursday than Sunday, the sixth-house Venus will make sure to schedule things this way. If paying bills is more enjoyable using a computer program rather than pen and paper, the sixth-house Venus will use the computer. Venus is a pro at maximizing pleasure and in the sixth house of work, this is a real plus. Also as the planet of attraction, Venus in the sixth house can create beauty here. Work which involves creating beautiful objects is common with this placement as well as work involving making the chart holder attractive in order to earn a living in such things as modeling, acting or singing. The issue of caring is seen as a reciprocal relationship between people who understand that in the balance of human relationships, care is necessary and is received and given graciously.
Venus in the 7th House...
An extremely beneficial placement, Venus in the seventh house gives the chart holder an expectation for enjoyment in one-to-one relationships. A seventh-house Venus has finesse in relationships and treats relationships tenderly but not emotionally. People with this placement look for the best in people while trying to ignore the negative qualities in others. Because seventh-house Venus people treat relationships with tenderness and respect, they are generally treated well in return. This is the gift of the seventh-house Venus. Venus in the seventh house also knows how to be attractive. It is an excellent placement for marketing and sales professions as these people know what people want and how to win them over. Superior skills in compromising and negotiating are also found with a seventh-house Venus. Those with Venus in their seventh house or Libra on their descendant find Libra-like people attractive who are gracious, tactful and fair-minded.
Venus in the 8th House...
One of the best placements in astrology, Venus in the eighth house brings finesse, beauty and pleasure to the eighth house. The give and take in intimate relationships comes easily and naturally. Eighth-house Venus chart holders are comfortable with sex and appreciate the sensual pleasures it brings.
Venus is able to enjoy the eighth house without letting its issue get too heavy. It is happy to accept what it gets from the world and other people without expecting a lot in return or easily feeling cheated. Although, never forget that it does value fairness. This placement lends kindness to intimate relationships with a patient understanding of the shortcomings of others. Inevitable challenges that the world brings like deaths and taxes are accepted easily with Venus in the eighth house.
Venus in the 9th House...
Venus in the ninth house lends acceptance to cultures and ideas which differ from the chart holder's. An appreciation of the beauty to found in foreign art, ideas, geography, religion and philosophies is created when Venus falls into the ninth house of the natal chat. Travel to far-away places is desired with this position and the chart holders usually find a way to make these trips possible. This sometimes results in love affairs and marriages with foreigners.
Venus in the 10th House...
Venus in the tenth house makes the chart holder appealing to the public. This position is always beneficial as it brings tact, appreciation and a finely tuned sensitivity to relating to the public and enjoys public attention. Venus always finds the beauty in the house in which it falls in a natal chart. In the tenth house, it sees how the world operates as a beautiful network where people work together to achieve. It uses finesse in dealing with the public and knows to show its best side when in the public eye. Careers in fashion, advertising or any field where the conveyance of beauty is key are natural avenues for chart holders with a tenth-house Venus.
Venus in the 11th House...
Concern over appearing polite and attractive in social groups is found when Venus falls in the eleventh house. Great effort is made to always consider the social consequences of actions and statements. Proper invitations to events and "thanks yous" for gifts are important to these chart holders. They just can't help using proper etiquette in when dealing with social groups. They don't want to upset the group or appear crude or unsophisticated. Social networking is a skill that comes naturally with this position and these chart holders can benefit greatly from their social groups. Business connections with friends and acquaintances can increase their income and give them opportunities for social or career advancement. Although this position lends itself to strong opinions about social issues, these chart holders manage appear ambivalent about them by expressing their views tactfully. The ability to use groups to enact social change using finesse and tact comes with Venus in the eleventh house.
Venus in the 12th House...
Feeling guilty about enjoying pleasure and not understanding consciously how to enjoy pleasure are common themes for a twelfth-house Venus. Values are foggy and the chart holder doesn't feel they own their values. Parents may have discouraged fun in their childhood setting up a situation in which these people weren't allowed to explore the world enough to really understand what they like or value. In adulthood, they are easily swayed into being told they should enjoy or value this or that because they can't pinpoint it themselves. Any form of artistic expression helps with Venus in the twelfth house. Through art, which is a hidden talent for these people, these chart holders can let their unconscious express their values and their sense of beauty, fun and pleasure. Eventually, by using medium like art, the unconscious can be made conscious and these people can see what gives them pleasure and what they value.
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