Venus Dominant–what it means, and how to know if you have it in your birth chart

It is a little known fact that the astrological personality is layered. Sundae-like, planetary and zodiac energies pile one on top of the other until there is a cherry on top: the Dominant Planet. Not to be confused with the chart ruler, the Dominant Planet is the planet that– either due to a stellium in the planet’s natural house, or it making a high number of aspects to other planets –calls the shots in your chart and imbues you with its planetary energies. These energies lay the path of your destiny.

If you are Venus Dominant, Venus is strong in your birth chart. Before we dive deeper into your Venus dominance, though, let me explain the meaning of Venus in astrology.

Venus is the planet of love, affection, relating & socializing, beauty, art and money. It is the planetary ruler of the signs Taurus and Libra, as well as the 2nd and 7th Houses. Venus in the natal chart describes how you express your affection & your artistic inclinations, the type of love you look for & what you value in a partnership, and pleasure, love, romance, harmony and comfort.

If you are Venus Dominant, these matters are very important to you, and the themes of love, relating, romance, partnerships, and art will play out in your life again and again. Here’s how to know if you’re Venus Dominant:

  • You might have a Taurus stellium, Libra stellium, 2nd House stellium or 7th House stellium
  • You might have many planets aspecting your natal Venus. Sun trine Venus, Venus conjunct Jupiter, Venus square Mars, etc.
  • You might be a Taurus Sun or Taurus Rising / Libra Sun or Libra rising.

If you are Venus Dominant, you believe in love & loveliness. Blessed with an acute aesthetic eye, you appreciate beauty in all forms, but harmonize with music and art especially. This compels you to make a creative contribution that supplies the world with your own style of splendor. Charming, sociable, and diplomatic, you avoid confrontation, and always aim to pacify violence by mediating and preserving peace. Sensual pleasures mean a great deal to you, and it is important for you to enjoy yourself, but more importantly to enjoy the company with whom you surround yourself.

⚢ Venus Dominance in the Signs

FIRE SIGNS

  • Venus Dominant Aries ♈
  • Venus Dominant Leo ♌
  • Venus Dominant Sagittarius ♐

Both a lover and a fighter, you are warmly romantic with bottomless passions, and your aggression is softened and balanced by charm; your desire and lust are felt intensely, and you can be very playful when someone tugs at your heartstrings. Highly enthusiastic with an optimism that inspires love in others, you are frisky and eager to delight in the many pleasures of the globe (as long as they are fun and stimulating!), and use those pleasures as the backbone for your many artistic pursuits. Polished charisma and self-possession give you a magnetic appeal that is … dare I say sexy? Yes, very sexy.

 EARTH SIGNS

  • Venus Dominant Taurus ♉
  • Venus Dominant Virgo ♍
  • Venus Dominant Capricorn ♑

The eternal epicurean, always civilized and graceful, you possess a deep sense of calm which spreads to the people around you, making a natural problem solver; you reject all forms of barbarity, believing peace and common sense can solve any issue. You have a classy, elegant appeal with a seductive sensuality that is respected and admired by everyone, and you enjoy partnerships and pairings. You’re kind, loving, and dignified, with a stylish aesthetic sense, a connoisseur of art, music, food, & clothing. As an artisan you have an awareness of your constructive artistic faculties and how to use them well, and you use your ambition to make a business out of your skills.  

 AIR SIGNS

  • Venus Dominant Gemini ♊
  • Venus Dominant Libra ♎
  • Venus Dominant Aquarius ♒

With a vivacious wit and lively personality, you are a crowd favorite; friendly, flirtatious, and amazing with the public, charm just oozes out of you. You are attractive and intriguing to the masses because you have unconventional ideas about love and sex, and communicate with tact, never coming off crass. Courtesy and diplomacy also help to draw admirers to you, and when that teams with your teasing, flirty nature and endless sense of fun, you rack up many relationships and affairs. But attractiveness aside, you have a great artistic mind that lends itself to all you do.   

WATER SIGNS

  • Venus Dominant Cancer ♋
  • Venus Dominant Scorpio ♏
  • Venus Dominant Pisces ♓

Sincerely affectionate with poetic passions, you are a caring and romantic creature. You relish the sensual entertainments of the world, and are very sensitive to gentle currents of artistry. Tranquility and mystery have you casting a hypnotic spell on people, leading to many crushes (and many broken hearts), but you are always considerate of others, and never aim to hurt–hey, you can’t help it if you’re a siren. You are always wishing and hoping for the ideal relationship that will provide the intimacy and devotion you crave, thus inspiring you.  A fertile imagination intensifies your creativity, provoking you to produce as much art as possible.


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