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Brainstorm: Venus / Descendant Astrology Aspects

This interpretation of Venus in aspect to the Descendant embraces a loose brainstorm-style of writing to explore astrological themes. Spark your imagination when thinking about natal, transit, solar return, or progression meanings.
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like you, do you like me? We should like each other. Can we be friends? Will you be my friend? Why don’t you like me?

Caving in to pressure to be nice and to be liked by other people. Niceness as a weapon. Sugar and spice and everything nice. Passive-aggressive competitions, especially with women. Strong need to compare yourself to others to feel valuable. Self-esteem gained through competition. Beauty competitions. Beauty pageants. Pageant queens. Presenters. Hostesses. Selling yourself to the highest bidder. Self-worth built from the reflection in another’s eyes. Too much reliance on outside input. Codependent relationships. Caving in to your partner’s wishes.

You make a beautiful couple. You want to be part of a beautiful pair. You mingle with the beautiful people. People see you as one of the beautiful people. People think you’re attractive. People have expectations that you’re going to be nice, attractive, accommodating, and sweet. It can be hard to find true friends because people easily fall for you. Friends want to be lovers. You’re the type people want to marry. Putting your foot down to suitors is hard because you like the flattery. You unintentionally lead people on. Sometimes you don’t realize that people perceive your charming demeanor as flirting. Naturally flirtatious. People find you charming. People think you’re irresistible.

You need people to react your niceness. You need confirmation that people are pleased by your presence. It hurts you when people are mean or don’t like you. Because you try too hard to please others you get taken advantage of. Nice guys finish last. Putting your self-worth into someone else’s hands. Letting someone else pick your partner for you. Letting someone else put the stamp of approval on your demeanor. Your Venus is in people’s face. You’re a magnet for the current tide of attitudes towards women or from women.

Attracting a high maintenance partner. Attracting an attractive partner. Attracting a wealthy partner. Needing to shoo off the competition. Effeminate. Refined. A lazy partner. A pushover partner. A pampered partner. A spoiled partner. You’re spoiled.

Everyone is prettier than I am. Constant competing to stay in the top percent of attractive people. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Superficiality. Mirror gazers. Narcissists. People fall in love with your reflection. You reflect other people’s expectations. You have weak barriers. People think they can touch you or harass you. People don’t expect you to fight back. You get extra backlash if you stand up for yourself. Bitch.

This interpretation of Venus in aspect to the Descendant embraces a loose brainstorm-style of writing to explore astrological themes. Spark your imagination when thinking about natal, transit, solar return, or progression meanings . . .

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Projected sensuality. Softness. Ease in company. Ease in social situations. Social grace. Socialites. Elegance. Manners. Culture. You want fairness. You want equality. You want people to get along. You try to smooth the rough edges in relationship. You avoid arguing if you can. You don’t like arguing in public. You want to present your good side.

Being a magnet for jealousy. Inspiring envy. Your wealth attracts competitors. Your looks attract competitors. You inspire a legion of copycats. Nice attracts nice. Sick of being nice. The shadow of Venus. Girl fights. Cat fights. Mean girls. The other woman. Women are afraid that you are “the other woman.”

Confronted, over and over again, with images of the ideal feminine. Female businesses. Nail Salons. Hair salons. Beauty parlors. Fashion. Mixing business with pleasure. In business with women. A female business partner. Women in business. Competitive women. One-on-one female consulting. Female lawyers. Suing women. Women who sue you. Most of your enemies are female. Fighting for women’s rights. Feminists. Female litigation. Laws regarding female mutilation. Spousal rights in marriage. Law of Attraction.

Venus

  • Androphonos, "man-slayer"
  • Afrodita
  • Aphrodite in Greek, (Venus is her Roman counterpart)
  • Aphrodite Urania (Eldest of the Three Fates)
  • Epitymbria, "of the tombs"
  • Goddess of Death-in-Life
  • Goddess of Love
  • Melaenis, "black one"
  • Scotia, "dark one"
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The Greek Myths: 1, by Robert Graves "Aphrodite's Nature and Deeds"
  • The Fates assigned only one divine duty to Venus...to make love
  • When Venus tried weaving, Athene, Goddess of Wisdom got so upset that Venus was infringing on her territory, that Venus apologized and never did a day's work after that
  • Through a complicated chain of events, Venus and Persephone, Queen of the Underworld were in a fight over the affections of the handsome mortal man, Adonis
  • She (at least once) renewed her virginity in the sea
  • When Venus and Persephone fought over Adonis, it was Calliope, Muse of Eloquence, who handed down the judgment that the two Goddesses had equal claim to him. It was arranged that Adonis would spend 1/3 year with Venus, 1/3 with Persephone, and 1/3 by himself
  • Mars (Ares), God of War was so envious of Venus's relationship with Adonis that he transformed into a boar and gored Adonis to death in front of her
  • Hephaestus, her husband, laid a trap and caught Venus and Mars with a net, while they were in bed together
  • Hephaestus tried to get all of the other Gods involved in his marriage problems, which Zeus (Jupiter), King of the Gods, thought was repugnant
  • Magic Girdle: the magic girdle made everyone fall in love with whoever was wearing it
  • Venus would not lend the Magic Girdle to any of the other goddesses
  • Arts Appreciation
  • Beauty & Good Looks
  • Charm & Romance
  • Love & Flirting
  • Relationship Commitment
  • Style & Aesthetic
  • Values & Self-Worth
  • Wealth & Assets
  • Your Taste in...Whatever (Al Gusto)
  • Art reviewer
  • Artist
  • Beautiful person
  • Diplomat
  • Eye candy
  • Fashion designer
  • Fashionista
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior designer
  • Negotiator
  • Peacemaker
  • Seducer
  • Style icon
  • Stylist

This interpretation of Venus in aspect to the Descendant embraces a loose brainstorm-style of writing to explore astrological themes. Spark your imagination when thinking about natal, transit, solar return, or progression meanings . . .

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  • Blows to your self-esteem (with Chiron, The Wounded Healer)
  • Discovering you have a rival for the affections of someone you're interested in (with Persephone)
  • Temptation (with Mars)
  • Upsets to your relationship (with Uranus)
  • Upgrades to your beauty routine (with Jupiter)
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