I have done more astrological readings then I can count, and they all boil down to people wanting to know about two things: love and money. Venus happens to rule both of these two things; she is also the ruler of the 2nd house (Taurus — the things that we love and value) and the 7th house (Libra — the house of marriage and contractual relationships).
Love supposedly makes the world go round, but let’s face it – love can also make people a little crazy. People who don’t have it, want it…and people that have it often find that it doesn’t always bring the happiness and fulfillment that they imagined. The really crazy thing is that there is so much more to a person than just love and money. Don’t get me wrong — they are important pieces of the pie, but most people focus on these aspects alone and lose sight of the big picture. A good astrological reading can provide so much insight, and yet we still want/need these “things” above all others — particularly the love bit.
Where Venus is located in your chart is very important; you can get a free birth chart at Foxy Astrology so you can locate her. Just knowing where Venus lives in your chart can tell you a lot about what your wants and needs are. Often these will be expanded by Jupiter aspects, could be made long-term by Saturn aspects, or if the Sun is involved you could really be feeling yourself (and someone else too). Anytime you have Venus in a harmonious aspect with these guys it normally means things are happening in the fun, romance, or maybe even the serious commitment department.
Harmonious aspects are conjunctions (0 – 3˚), sextiles (60˚) or trines (120˚), but if you are looking for love then there a few areas of your chart that can clue you in on if you are putting your aspects to good use. I mean, why waste your time on Mr./Mrs. Right when you might only be in the market for Mr./Mrs. Right Now?
I Just Wanna Have Some Fun!
The 5th house, where Leo resides (although your 5th house is most likely in another sign), rules love, romance, play, and is all about the fun. If you have Venus, Jupiter or the Sun moving through this house or aspecting one of your planets in this house — bada bing, get ready for a fling. That doesn’t mean it won’t be more — but knowing the energy will help you just relax and enjoy without putting all your cards on the table.
Put A Ring On It
The 7th house is where Libra resides in the main chart and is ruled by Venus. This house is often call “the House of Marriage” and it represents contractual, long-term relationships. If Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, the Sun or any combo of these celestial bodies are moving into the 7th house in your chart, you might be hearing wedding bells… or at least signing a lease with someone. The year that I got married — more than 20 years ago — Saturn was moving into my 7th house. I’m still married today… so, thanks Saturn!
Checked the Progressed
If you haven’t had your progressed chart done and you are looking for long-term love, it can be really helpful. The Moon represents our emotions and internal life. The progressed moon moving through your 7th house can be great indication that a significant union could be in your future. If you are over 35, then getting a progressed reading can be very expansive for all areas of your life since you have evolved a bit since birth. If you are considering a long-term union getting a synastry reading (comparing two charts) is a very helpful. Learning about the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship with your Mr./Mrs. Right can help you take your relationship to a deeper level of understanding for both of you.
Crazy in Love
In the immortal words of Freddy Mercury, “I kinda like it, crazy little thing called love!” And why? Because love has spiritual and chemical dimension and nothing else can compare to that blissful release of dopamine and oxytocin — that intoxicating feeling of being completely alive.