What your Venus sign says about your love language

Published in The Scribe

     OK, you’ve read about Venus in Scorpio, Venus in Sagittarius and more recently, Venus in Capricorn, and you’ve loved what you’ve read because the horoscopes are SOOO GOOD (thanks, I try) but those are all transits, bb. They describe Venus’s travels through the 12 zodiac signs and how her month-long journeys affect the collective.

     Now, it’s time to get personal.  

     In astrology, the birth chart (sometimes called a natal chart) shows all the different planets and the different parts of y-o-u. Venus is the planet of all things love, relationships and money. But unlike Venus transits, your natal Venus doesn’t change. Her sign describes your style of romance– how you flirt, fall in love and show affection –what you value and find attractive, how you spend or save money and who you are in relationships from now until the end of time. 

     And honestly, who doesn’t want to know what they are like in romance?

     Finding your Venus sign is easy: you can use a Venus sign calculator or an online birth chart generator. (You only need the day, month and year of your birth). Once you’ve figured out your Venus sign, you’re one step closer to knowing your unique romantic nature, as well as your relationship and money habits. Next step: check out the list below to learn what those unique Venus qualities are.


Venus in Aries ♈

     Gutsy and romantic, you love the thrill of the chase. In fact, if a relationship isn’t somehow challenging or thrilling, you won’t bother with it. But when you do bother, you invest your whole self, falling fast and hard. Loyalty is a hallmark. You can be self-involved, sometimes, and you’re always running out of money… 


Venus in Taurus ♉

     A physical lover, hugs and hand-holding are but some of the ways you show how you feel. In relationships, you’re praised for your steadiness and stability, though you can get stuck in a rut. With money, saving is more appealing than spending, but you will splurge on anything that smells, tastes, sounds or feels yummy… 


Venus in Gemini ♊

     A playful flirt by nature, your affections are as fickle as they are short-lived, if not a little insincere. Commitments give you the creeps, which is why you always find yourself keeping things casual or staying single altogether. Money doesn’t mean much to you, but you do like to spend it when you have it…  


Venus in Cancer ♋

     Soft-hearted and supportive, you dote on loved ones, giving them loads of hugs and kisses (sometimes to the point of smothering). For this reason, you struggle to stay unattached and can cling to romantic partnerships like English Ivy. With money, you’re a cheapskate. But this is because money, like unconditional love, makes you feel secure…  


Venus in Leo ♌

     A proud soul, you demand to be the center of attention and can turn aloof (if not haughty) when ignored. Otherwise, you’re a warmhearted pussycat. Though passionate and loyal, you can be a penny pincher until something or someone flashy catches your eye. And when they do, they better watch out: you’re an unrelenting pursuer… 


Venus in Virgo ♍

     Nurturing and obliging, you dote on loved ones with an unmatched attentiveness. Care and concern are expressed through acts of service: cleaning, running errands, organizing their closet. Though you can be nitpicky, it’s your overly compliant nature that can lead you to lose yourself in a relationship. Your money is reserved for useful expenditures…  


Venus in Libra ♎

     Relationships are as natural to you as breathing, and you’re (almost) never without a S.O. Tactful and considerate, you express your romantic side via compliments, love notes and quality time. As far as money goes, it’s fun and you tend to spend it on items that make you or your living space look beautiful…   


Venus in Scorpio ♏

     Passionate yet aloof, you won’t share your heart with just anyone. Even once they’ve earned your trust and respect, you keep your feelings to yourself. A committed partner, you value loyalty and will walk through fire for loved ones, but jealousy and possessiveness can get the better of you. Money is a source of power… 


Venus in Sagittarius ♐

     Spur-of-the-moment affections make you a warm and openhearted companion (though you’d rather not settle down). When you feel something you must make it known in the most exaggerated ways possible (e.g. skywriting “I love you” and making out in public). Generous to a fault, you can be foolhardy with your cash and your heart…  


Venus in Capricorn ♑

     Independent and methodical, you treat relationships like a marriage or business. Actually, it’s your romantic dream to be one-half of a famous power couple and your life’s goal is to be a billionaire. Naturally, saving cash is a cinch. Sometimes shy, your affections are slow to build and most comfortably find expression through the senses…  


Venus in Aquarius ♒

     You find this whole romance thing too restrictive, which is why you have more friends than lovers. But when you do fall in love, it’s with a person’s mind and personality. Warmth, sensuality and long-term commitment don’t come naturally, but you’re one helluva loyal pal. Money is nbd, just something to spend on wacky trinkets…   


Venus in Pisces ♓

     Gentle and unselfish, you devote yourself to love without ever expecting anything in return. Romance gives your life meaning. Heightened imagination and intuition allow you to sense your S.O.’s needs before even they know them and make you a creative gift-giver. Passivity and self-sacrifice can cause problems, and money is a necessary evil…  


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