Venus is a magnetic energy. She represents what you are drawn to. This is where you
find what you want, what ‘creature comforts’ you enjoy, and what material possessions
matter to you. She is your fashion sense, taste in decorating and what you consider
beautiful. Venus also, of cour_se represents who you want both in friends and romantically
(she is best known for her association with romance). Wherever you find pleasure
- in people, in things in beauty- you will find Venus.
The planet Venus is named after the Roman Venus, goddess of love and beauty, as well
as patroness of gardens. Her counterpart in Greek mythology is Aphrodite. In Norse
mythology, she is Frigg. Friday, as the Venus-ruled day, was named after Frigg.
Venus is the closest to being the same size as Earth of any planet, although she
is a little smaller. Venus also comes nearer to Earth than any planet, an at times
is easily visible. She glows brightly, and is often referred to as the morning star.
She has been called earth's twin. She is about 67.2 million miles from the Sun
with a nearly circular orbit. It takes 255 days for Venus to complete her orbit
around the Sun, and about 1 year to complete a cycle through the Zodiac. She retrogrades
for about 5 weeks every 17 months.
The symbol of Venus depicts the circle of spirit elevated above, and touching, the
cross of matter. Venus is the ruler of beauty, art and love, where we often find
the physical and material word touching he spirit world. She also associated with
valuable possessions, and her symbol is an indication of how materialistic tendencies
often represent one having lost touch with the instinctive desire for items of meaningful,
spiritual, or sentimental value rather than simply monetary value.