Venus in the Houses
Venus in the 1st House
You are a likable, magnetic, attractive, and charming person whose heart is often on your sleeve! Unless Venus is very challenged or aligned with Saturn or Pluto, you are easy to befriend, diplomatic, and warm in self-expression. You tend to attract others to you quite readily, and rarely come on too strong or aggressively. Negative expressions of this position include a superficial charm, a tendency to “play dumb” when challenged or in doubt, and two-faced, passive-aggressive behavior. The need to be liked by others, and/or to keep the peace, might lead to feelings of resentment or general unrest if you feel that you give up your own power to others. You might find it difficult to make firm decisions. Your sense of style and manner are things that others find fascinating, and you pay considerable attention to how these things benefit you in life. Your head and face may well be your most attractive features.
Venus in the 2nd House
Tangible expressions of love and affection are essential to you. Your tastes are usually “simply extravagant,” well-defined, strong, and something you are proud of. Some might feel you have a talent for finding items of value and good taste. You are certainly attracted to items of quality. You may use generosity for your own benefit–in other words, you might give gifts with the expectation of reward. Some people with this position are hedonistic and overly attached to winning admiration from a partner, at the expense of discovering true love. Many with Venus in the second house have pronounced musical ability. Your neck and upper chest can be erogenous zones, and your voice is unusually attractive. You usually don’t jump into a new relationship quickly, but if you do, your feelings grow gradually. A partner who makes you feel safe and secure is ideal for you. Once committed, your love is usually long-lasting and sincere. You have high values and others will find it hard to sway you in this area. Sensual, the world of touch and smell is most appealing to you. Complex or mysterious partners are not as intriguing to you as simple and genuine ones.
Venus in the 3rd House
You are verbally expressive, diplomatic, and aim to be tactful. You easily win others over with your words, whether it’s because of a likable facility with language, a beautiful voice, or a judicious use of words. You readily give out compliments. Some of you might use flattery to your own benefit at the risk of being ingenuine. You are usually an excellent mediator, aiming to settle arguments quickly and restoring at least temporary peace. You have a mischievous side, however, and your desire to be tactful and polite with others doesn’t always succeed! Some of you might engage in mind games which you tend to consider harmless, and others might eventually find out that you don’t always mean what you say or say what you mean! However, as you mature, this quality is easy to tame. You value mental stimulation and frequent changes of scenery in your love relationships. You love to read, write, and chat. Neighbors may be friends, and you generally have good relationships with siblings unless Venus is very challenged in your chart.
Venus in the 4th House
You seek balance, beauty, harmony, and peace in your home and domestic life. You can be especially attracted to luxury or quality/comfort items in the home, and you likely have an eye for interior decorating. There is a loving, personal touch to the way you decorate your home. You may have a green thumb and enjoy domestic activities. Your love is decidedly sentimental, and you show your affection through nurturing and displays of sympathy. You don’t give your heart out easily, but when you do, you do it with great emotion. It’s very easy for you to become attached to a partner, and possibly smothering or overly dependent if you are not careful. Your caregivers’ relationship affects your partnering skills and style more than most. A caregiver may be especially charming, beautiful, or otherwise Venusian. They may have also been unusually indulgent or overprotective with you.
Venus in the 5th House
You have a great love of drama and a wonderful sense of fun with Venus in the fifth house of your natal chart. Interest in romantic connections may have started young. Playful, sensual, and amorous, you are in love with love! You thrive on attention, and it is easy and natural for you always to have something or someone you’re excited about. Children love you. There is a playful, charming side to you that is unmistakable. It keeps you young at heart! You are sensuous and enjoy indulging in the pleasurable senses to the fullest possible extent. You may surround yourself with beautiful art and music. There is a touch of the dramatic in you — in life and in love. You are usually quite loyal, and you are both charming and easily charmed. You are a performer at heart. It’s also easy to turn your head. Often popular, you are a warm, fun friend.
Venus in the 6th House
With Venus in the sixth house of your natal chart, you are likely talented at design work, as you appreciate and pay much attention to all of the little parts that make up a whole, with the goal of finding order and harmony in these systems. You enjoy your work and may very well turn a hobby or something you genuinely love into a vocation! You may thoroughly enjoy doing the leg or detail work, and this is one indication that you prefer to work behind the scenes. There can be some good luck involved with finding jobs that you love. Your expressions of love and affection are practical and helpful. Being of service to a partner is especially important to you. In fact, you might go to great lengths to be available at all costs to a loved one. While you may not be flowery or showy when it comes to expressing love, you show your appreciation through your availability, rendering services, doing practical things for a loved one, and other thoughtful “little” things. You might pass up on real love opportunities in favor of relationships that serve a practical purpose in your life, or out of fear that you might not find better. Selling yourself short may be something that keeps you from going after what and who you want.
Venus in the 7th House
With Venus in the seventh house of your natal chart, partnerships and companionship tend to be a bigger deal for you than others. In fact, it may be hard for you to think about being alone. Harmony is most important to you, so that you can spend a lot of time in your life finding ways to negotiate and compromise. You’re very good at being a partner! It’s unlikely you will attempt to dominate a partner, favoring equality. You are a peacemaker, sometimes going to great lengths to achieve a balanced, harmonious relationship. Be careful not to bend over backwards just to keep the peace–you may be taken advantage of. You tend to attract partners or significant others who are especially attractive, charming, or well off. You are extremely attractive, agreeable, and charming yourself, drawing others to you magnetically. You need an unusual amount of contact and exchange with a partner, and might find that you feel completely lost without one. Some of you might quickly enter into partnerships, perhaps too quickly and neither equipped nor prepared for the responsibilities that a long-term relationship demands. In some cases with this position, there can be a shallow or materialistic interest in partners. Many with this house position enter into partnership early in life. Your hips and lower back can be in focus with this position. You can also be quite good with people and in your dealings with the public. People tend to like you and your approach!
Venus in the 8th House
You have a great love of psychology and investigation, and you may have an intellectual interest in the darker side of life and people. You are a true student of human nature, and you enjoy solving mysteries or putting together possible reasons people behave the way they do. You look for the layers of people and situations. Intensity is what you seek in your love relationships so that casual encounters are not necessarily your game. You are quickly bored with mechanical interactions between partners and you might prefer drama in your relationships over anything mundane or superficial. However, you also fear being vulnerable in love, and, in youth, you may control your emotions in love. Fears of being betrayed may be at the heart of your sometimes jealous or possessive nature in love relationships. When you give yourself over to love, you love wholeheartedly and expect all-consuming, total devotion and attention in return. You find passion a healing force in your life. Your charm runs deep. You can be attracted to all that is taboo, hidden, forbidden, and you see beauty in the broken, disenchanted, obsessed, and passionate. In some cases, people with this position make a business out of love, romance, and eroticism. There is an intensity about you that others pick up readily. Either they run, or they are completely intrigued! This is one indication of success with money. You can be very skilled at handling others’ money, resources, and talents. You might also have a strong love of collections.
Venus in the 9th House
With Venus in the ninth house of your chart, you crave a bit of excitement, and you’re attracted to new experiences and things. You have a distinctly spiritual side to you, no matter how earthy or practical other considerations may be in your chart. You are a very inspired and inspiring person who’s enthusiastic and ready and willing to share your insights with others. In fact, you love to share good news or great ideas, and you enjoy bringing out the best in others. You are attracted to, or you tend to attract, people of different cultural backgrounds or those who have a sense of adventure. You are not especially clingy, and you expect a certain amount of freedom in a partnership. You want to feel like you are growing as an individual, and you’re unlikely to be happy in a relationship that is restrictive or confining. In fact, you have a great love for a feeling of freedom or limitlessness. Your hips and thighs may be especially attractive! You appreciate a lover who is enthusiastic and not afraid to have a good time (with you!). You aspire to high ideals in love. Some of you might pursue sensations in love rather than true or deep feelings and attachment. Beware of a tendency for dissatisfaction with what you have, as the tendency to think that the “grass is greener” elsewhere can keep you from enjoying or developing what you have.
Venus in the 10th House
With Venus in the tenth house of your chart, you can be an excellent negotiator. You are very skilled, and thoroughly enjoy, managing and organizing efforts. For some, a profession in the arts is favored, and for others, your ability to get along with others is a boon to your career. Your reputation is likely favorable. Others tend to respect you for your charming manner, and you have many admirers, although some of these are admirers from afar, as there is an aura about you that is charming yet strangely (and intriguingly) distant. You have a great need to be recognized or admired for your charm, beauty, or loving manner, but should be careful not to become too wrapped up in what others think of you, as you might come across as phony or superficial. Some people with this position are “married” to their work or to their image. You are good at making contacts and organizing social events. This is a generally favorable position for financial prosperity.
Venus in the 11th House
With Venus in your eleventh house, you treat others kindly and fairly, and this has an excellent impact on your social life. You are friendly and idealistic. This is a good placement for personal popularity. Many with this house position have an unusual and interesting group of friends. In love, the friendship level of your relationship needs to be genuine for you to sustain romantic interest. You tend to focus on a person’s unique qualities — those traits that make them stand out — as the most attractive. Your relationships should possess an unconventional element to keep your interest levels high. Calves and ankles are either erogenous zones for you, or parts of your body that are particularly attractive! You may meet lovers through group activities. Although you value friendships and group affiliations highly, you may jump into friendships without considering the responsibilities they might eventually entail.
Venus in the 12th House
With Venus in the twelfth house, you may enjoy a strong level of privacy or emotional space for you to decompress and get in touch with your feelings. You have a huge imagination and enjoy a rich dreaming and daydreaming inner world. You are quick to help others, but sometimes at your own expense. You can be big on romance, and you tend to live and breathe your partner once you’re hooked. Not the best at defining your boundaries — where your needs and a partner’s needs separate — you can get hurt in love rather easily. You are attracted to people from all walks of life, finding a partner who has an unusual background or quirky personality most attractive. Partners who mistake your compassion for weakness can take advantage of you. Being openly affectionate and trusting doesn’t always feel comfortable for you. Love and sacrifice often seem to go hand in hand for you.