Understanding Venus. Part one of two.

There are many words used to describe Venus, the planet of Love.  Wonderful words such as;  harmony, balance, beauty, enjoyment, romance, magic, peace, pleasure, kindness, fairness, etc…. the list can go on.  But there is ONE word that I think gets to the root of understanding the real meaning of Venus.

RELATING…..

How we relate to others.  How we relate things to other things and find beauty.  How we relate flavors in our mouth for optimum deliciousness.  We are constantly relating and seeking peace in these relations.  This is the realm of Venus.

Everyone has their own personal Venus in a sign that shows their best way of relating.  Relating to others…  relating things to other things and finding beauty, such as in art or their own personal style.

Let’s take a look at some examples!

Bear in mind that each example shows one of MANY shades of the sign’s archetype.

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Katharine Hepburn has her Venus in Aries. She was a pioneer (Aries) in setting forth a new style (Venus) for women to dress more like men (Aries). Not to mention her way of relating to others (Venus) in a very assertive and straightforward energetic way (Aries).
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Documentary-maker, Michael Moore does best relating to people in a stubborn way (Taurus). None of his movies would have ever happened if it weren’t for this quality. His passion is in creating physical security (Taurus) for people.
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Bob Dylan’s Venus is in Gemini. He finds beauty in words (Gemini) and is a master at assembling them into works of art (Venus). Gemini is as much about LISTENING as it is about talking. People that know him well report that he didn’t say much in his first few years hanging around Greenwich Village. Instead he listened. He took things in, from his surroundings, from other artists (like Woody Guthrie). And when he finally started talking he had ALOT to say!
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Angelina Jolie has Venus in Cancer, the natural mother archetype. Relating to others comes with an instinctive protectiveness (Cancer). Motherhood is clearly extremely important to her, as is providing support to other people in need. With Venus on the Ascendant, her identity is very tied into this principle of relating to others with care.
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Alfred Hitchcock has Venus in Leo, and shows a deep love (Venus) for the dramatic (Leo). He is known for doing spontaneous (Leo) tricks to his actors, like making the water go ice-cold at the moment that the curtain opens in “Psycho’s” shower scene to make Janet Leigh’s face truly shock-believable. And as you can see from the above photo, he is notorious (no pun intended!) for his sense of humor (Leo).
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Jimmy Fallon’s Venus is in Virgo. He does best when he relates to people with humility and modesty. This is one of the things that helps him be such a grand success with his talk show. He never seeks to intimidate, or overshadow his guests. Even when certain guests (ahem- Jay Leno) are a bit insulting he will take the high road and not feed into it. He is humble and respectful. Such a class act!

We will take a look at the next 6 sign examples in the next post!

Where’s your Venus??

The wonderful 8th house Scorpio Moon of Jimmy Fallon

Again and again when I tune into The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon I am struck by the magic that happens between him and his guests. There is a true sense of child’s play, like they are actually getting lost in the fun- something you just don’t see ordinarily.

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Fallon’s chart

With a Virgo Sun in the 7th, (as well as just about everything else) he is naturally tuned into the balance that takes place during social exchange.  This is highlighted by a very strong Venus on the 7th cusp.  The Virgo energy settles into an comfortable groove of humility and makes sure to not waste anyone’s time. Add in his Scorpio Moon and we have all of this precise social energy fueling the emotional need to merge with others, to get deep together.

His Scorpio Moon is in the 8th house which pretty much puts the word Scorpio in neon lights because it is the natural ruler of the 8th. Opposite the 2nd house (what I have) the 8th house is what WE have. With Fallon, it’s what he AND Jake Gyllenhaal have when they play a card game of war where the winner gets to dump a glass of water on the loser. It’s what he AND Blake Shelton have when they go face to face in a karaoke battle.

We are watching delightful social alchemy (another 8th house word). And it’s interesting to see such lightness in a moon sign/placement so commonly associated with dark and brooding characteristics.

His Sun/Moon blend is a double yin- earth and water. I see this reflected in his tendency to not have to LEAD his guests too much. He is more about REACTING to them, and RECEIVING their energy, not dominating it. There is a real natural relaxation that is brought forth this way.

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“Evolution of Hip-Hop Dance” with Will Smith
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Somersaulting with Heidi Klum
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Taking selfies with Stephen Colbert

He seems to truly love his guests. It’s a far reaching non judging open armed kind of love. Very fitting to his Jupiter in Pisces on the Ascendant. His own personal reward (Jupiter) being ignited in expressing (Ascendant) all-accepting love (Pisces).

Clearly I’m a fan of the show.