Venus is the Goddess of Love. The archetype of Venus helps us experience pleasure and create healthy relationships.
Transcript of Venus the Goddess of Love
Hello there! I’m Marina Ormes, the founder of Astrology Heals at astrologyheals.com. I’ve been sharing a little bit with you in these videos about the archetypes of the planets.
The planets in astrology are different parts of ourselves. They are different parts of our psyche and of course they are also parts of the solar system.
We’ve been talking about the meanings that the planets have and how those relate to the meanings of our experiences, of these parts of ourselves.
It is so fascinating and, in fact, I did record a video about the archetypes, so if you’re more curious about what the word archetype means and how that works go check out that video.
I’ve also done a video on the archetype of Neptune and the archetype of Mars and today I wanted to talk about the archetype of Venus.
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Mars is the spirit of being proactive. It is the planet of the warrior. It is about moving forward, taking action and being assertive or even aggressive to move forward on things.
Mars is the is the “just do it” planet, the planet of action, and to balance that, we… it’s important to have that part of ourselves that finds courage, that can take action on things but it’s not complete unless it’s balanced by our ability to receive, and that’s what Venus brings us. Venus brings us this capacity to receive things that we want.
Sometimes we just need to be receptive and take things in, like when it comes to beauty. Experiencing beauty, whether it’s art or music, we have to be receptive. It’s not about going out and conquering something. It’s about listening and smelling the beautiful flowers and taking in the colors and having this receptive quality.
Venus is About Receiving
Venus really does help us connect with our senses, especially in the ways that it rules the sign of Taurus. Taurus is about the earth and about how we receive through our senses. Venus is that receptive quality and it’s also about how we receive money.
Venus can have to do with money issues and our relationship with money and how we feel about that. How much we’re able to receive money, how much were feeling good about sharing money.
The other thing Venus is about is values, what we find valuable and beautiful, what we appreciate and what makes our hearts happy. It’s about what makes us feel good and so when you have a lot of fear or internalized issues all tangled up in your ability to receive it takes away from the simplicity of Venus.
It’s like, “just appreciate it, you just to get receive it.” Just enjoy it. Venus is about pleasure, so enjoy it. Take in that pleasure, that pleasure of receiving the money or the flowers or the praise or whatever it is. Take in something of value, because our ability to just receive needs to be healthy in the same ways that our ability to go out and go for what we want, to take action, equally needs to be healthy.
Action Without Receiving Is Incomplete
It is both sides of the equation, the Mars action and the Venus ability to receive. You can see that there are these traditional associations of Mars with masculine energy and Venus with feminine energy, but of course we all have both Mars and Venus no matter what gender we are.
It’s this ability inside of ourselves to find that balance and to be able to do both. We need to be able to take action, be assertive, and ask for what we want. Finding our courage, standing up for what’s important to us are really important. That’s the Mars part of us.
But the other part is also really important. The Venus part is being able to experience pleasure, take in beauty, receive money and praise and compliments, and make ourselves feel beautiful—right?—to feel beautiful and be able to experience beauty and see beauty in the world.
When we cultivate both parts of ourselves we’re supporting our own ability to have the things we want, from both sides. So again, it doesn’t matter whether what gender you identify with. We all need both of these capacities and we are whole when all of these things are healthy inside of us.
Venus Rules Taurus and Libra
Venus is the ruler of Taurus which is about, again, the senses and connecting with the Earth. Venus is also the ruler of Libra, which is about balance, compromise, partnership, and working together, so there is that also that ability to not be in your ego that is very positive.
The Venus quality is the ability to say, “hey, you know, here’s what I like, what I want, and what I think, but I’m also really interested in hearing what you like, what you want, and what you think. Let’s work together to find the best way forward collaboratively, in partnership, as we work together.” Venus can support that as well.
Venus can be about love and how we receive love and what we’re attracted to. It’s also about the ways we make ourselves feel attractive. Mars is also that drive and the desire to say, “hey, you know, I know what I want and I’m going to go for it.” It’s all about that balance.
Learn Where Your Planets Are!
Thank you for listening today. There are lots more of these videos at on my Facebook page Astrology Heals, also on my YouTube channel for Astrology Heals. Also check out my website astrologyheals.com.
You can actually find out where all of your planets are by ordering a Natal Report from me at astrologyheals.com. Under our products tab we have a Natal Report that will tell you in what sign each of your planets is, so your Mars or Venus, your Neptune and everything else… and what your soul lessons are in that area of life.
If you order a Natal Report it will tell you how you are relating to this receptive energy, this ability to receive, and how that shows up for you, what you’re learning. It will also tell you what you’re learning in the area of action and courage and taking a stand. It will tell you what it is for you for each of the planets, so look for our Natal Report at astrologyheals.com.
Again, thanks so much for watching and I will see you next time! Bye for now.