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Brainstorm: Venus / Ascendant Astrology Aspects

Written in short, fragmented sentences, this article embraces a loose, brainstorm-style of writing to evoke meaning. Entertaining read for new and experienced astrologers alike. This article is included in the Angles: Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven & IC Astrology eBook.

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m I pretty enough? What do they think of me? Snob. Arrogant. Impressing people with your charm and good looks. Smiles open doors. Getting your foot in based on charm and looks. Dimples. People think you’re superficial, but you’re not. You understand the power of appearance, the deceptiveness of it, and the dark side of it. Other people’s tendency to view you as superficial is nothing more than a reflection of their superficiality. People refuse to look deep within you. You have to muster self-reliance to push yourself further than others will allow. Do not become complacent and rest on surface appreciation from others. Test people to see whether or not they are fair-weather friends. Beauty is only skin deep, but you have to live in the skin you’re in.

Covering up to purposely looking dowdy and frumpy to avoid attention. Being the recipient of too much appearance-based attention. Victims of child molestation, cat-calling, and lewd behavior. She asked for it. A naturally flirtatious demeanor that gets misinterpreted. Fears of being too attractive. Wanting to cover up and hide. Learning to actually really love yourself and love the way you look. Becoming a beacon for positive body image. Pushing off the gropers and starers. Being pushed into a pretty girl or cute boy role. Finding opportunities for psychological expansion few and far between. Most people won’t challenge you to grow, they are content to watch you smile. Complacency comes from not questioning adoration. Why do they like me? Why don’t they like me?

There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
― Hermann Hesse

You’re popular … now what? Combating envy on a daily basis. Getting smacked in the face by envy and jealousy from others. Women want to claw your eyes out. Men tear you down with insults. Both try to make you feel inferior and less than. Learning to build your confidence regardless of your outer appearance. Being able to look in the mirror and like what you see no matter what you see. True beauty. True love of yourself and your physical container. Cherishing your body. Being kind to yourself. Pampering yourself. Seeing the injustice in the world based on looks … prettiness, societal expectations of a norm, standardization of beauty, the beauty business. Wearing the bombshell, cute, bubbly, cheerleader, stereotype too well. A penchant for fashion. A knack for style. You have admirers. You inspire copycats. A charmed life. Lavish. A slave for fashion. Fashion victims.

Does the inside match the outside? Are the outside and the inside in harmony? Are you sweet on the outside and destructive on the inside? The look of wealth. Brand whore. Money opens doors. Lux. Wanting to be seen in the right company. Going to all the right parties. Having purchasing power. Getting into all the swankiest joints because you’re wealthy and good-looking. Being envious of people who have those gifts … and not recognizing those same gifts within yourself. Insincere gifts. Insincere smiles. Insincere thank yous. Spoiled.

Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful.
— Liberace, “Mr. Showmanship”

The tendency to wear a smiling mask to hide shame, grief, fear, anger, and other unpleasant feelings. Hiding behind a facade. Leading with a smile. Leading with charm. The socialite. Leading with “how do you do?” Hey cutie. Hey cupcake. Hey honey. Hey babe. Baby doll. Doll face. In love with your reflection. Narcissists. Sociopaths. Do you see what I see? Seeing beauty in the world. Looking for the best. Having a cheerful outlook. Making others doubt themselves. Female competition. Beauty comparisons. Who’s the fairest of them all? Popularity contests. You’re so vain, you probably think this post is about you. Spending too much time wanting what others have. Greed. Envy. Vindictive love games. Wanting to be pampered. Daddy’s princess. Beloved. Trophy wife. Cub.

Seeking a relationship. Looking for ways to connect with others. Looking for things in common. Being agreeable. Being pleasant, as a way to shield yourself. Letting people see you as social. A mask of cheerfulness. Leading with an artistic eye. Being able to see art everywhere. Being able to see commonalities everywhere. Grace. The ability to make others feel welcome. Graciousness. Gratitude. Being able to say thank you. Learning to accept a compliment. Learning to give sincere compliments. Being able to share the spotlight. Making room for a cherished partner to join you on your journey.

  • Gustave Flaubert (author): Venus square ascendant
  • Charles Manson (cult leader, musician): Venus conjunct ascendant
  • Carmen Miranda (the Chiquita Banana Girl): Venus opposite ascendant
  • Kirsten Dunst (actress): Venus biquintile ascendant
  • Hermann Hesse (author, Siddhartha): Venus biquintile ascendant
  • Frances Cobain (Nirvana front-man Kurt’s daughter): Venus conjunct ascendant
  • Liberace (flamboyant pianist): Venus opposite ascendant
  • Robert Downey Jr.(actor, Ironman): Venus trine ascendant
  • Richard Idemon (astrologer): Venus sesquiquadrate ascendant


  • 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 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

Written in short, fragmented sentences, this article embraces a loose, brainstorm-style of writing to evoke meaning. Entertaining read for new and experienced astrologers alike. This article is included in the Angles: Ascendant, Descendant, Midheaven & IC Astrology eBook . . .

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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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