Symbolism, mythology and influence
In Astrology Venus rules both Taurus (female) and Libra (male), however all life emanates from Mother Nature which is seen as Venus in Taurus. Its principle energy is concerned with emotions, values, exchanging of energy with one another, and love and pleasures. It is desirous of closeness and intimacy, not necessarily of a sexual nature, more of a harmony of Souls. Venus is the personification of beauty and as such inspires women and men to seek growth on the material and spiritual planes of existence. Where she is placed in a chart highly exhibits her tendencies, which of course are not always altruistic and can sometimes impel to envy or jealousies towards those who we believe are better or have more than us. Of course there are always two sides to all planetary influences and in no way is Venus excluded from this. Although most people see Venus as only the giver of beauty and love, sometimes she can bring soulful torment and instinctual indulgences of those things physical or instinctual.
She is however a rather social planet and loves to bring people together, in one to one situations, or gatherings and social events. Parties and entertaining under her influence always seem to be fun. Venus can, depending upon placement in the natal chart, tend to laziness and slothful behaviour though. Always waiting for things to come to her, as she tends to believe that it is her right for wonderful things to happen to her without effort on her part.
Above all, her feminine Yin energy draws upon creativity, creates a magnetic affect pulling circumstances, events and situations to her rather than actively seeking them. More often than not the outcome of her affect is to turn the original circumstance etc., into a spiritually higher vibration without force or coercion.
There seem to be very few difficult aspects to Venus, with the exception of Saturn or Neptune, which can sometimes change the effects slightly. The classic outcome of Venus intervention in life is love, love affairs and all matters pertaining to the emotive side of life.
Keywords that can relate to the influence of Venus:-
Benevolent, voluptuous, idealistic, feminine, affectionate, artistic, lazy, careless, weak, patronizing, religious, impartial, content, harmonious, likes beauty, pleasure seeker, sensualist, indifferent, impressionable, vain, vulgar, jealous, romantic, a flatterer, pacifist, co-operative, smooth talker, sentimental, irrational, creative and works towards unity.