Venus Dominance: what it is and what it means

  Since Venus stationed retrograde on Sunday, I find it more important than ever to acknowledge the individuals who will be most affected by this transit. And no, this isn’t an article on Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra (even though those signs will be affected by 2021 Venus Retrograde); instead, it’s an exploration of Venus dominance.

     Wait. Venus dominance? What does it mean to be Venus dominant? 

     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 a high number of aspects made to other planets—calls the shots in your chart and imbues you with its planetary energies. 

     These energies lay the path of your destiny. (Fancy, I know.)

     Venus Dominant souls believe in love & loveliness. Blessed with an acute aesthetic eye, you appreciate beauty in all forms, but harmonize with music and art especially. This attunement 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 you surround yourself with.

Venus Dominant people are also highly sensitive to Venus transits, including Venus Retrograde. However, each element experiences and expresses Venus Dominance differently. So, without further ado:

Venus Dominance in the Signs

 Fire (Aries ♈, Leo ♌, 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 (Taurus ♉, Virgo ♍, 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 (Gemini ♊, Libra ♎, 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 (Cancer ♋, Scorpio ♏, 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 (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.

Want more astro-logic from Cosmic? Head on over to Cosmic Chronicles: Astrology with Cosmic Cannibal to hear more about the signs, planets, houses, and aspects.

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