Brainstorm: Venus/Ascendant Astrology Aspects

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m I pretty enough? What do they think of me? Snob. Uppity. 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 the 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 real 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.

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 a sincere compliment. Being able to share the spotlight. Making room for a cherished partner to join you on your journey.

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

People with Venus/Ascendant Aspects:

  • Gustave Flaubert (author): Venus square 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

Venus Keywords

  • Love
  • Sex
  • Marriage
  • Values
  • Desires
  • Money
  • Assets
  • Arts
  • Beauty

Ascendant Keywords

  • Appearance
  • Mannerisms
  • Demeanor
  • Mask
  • Approach
  • First Impressions
  • What’s right in front of your face
  • Our affect on others
  • How we take initiative
  • First focus

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  • Tiffani

    I have this aspect but with the square. Most of this description actually does not resonate with me, which I think might be due to my natal Venus being retrograde. Venus also rules my 7th and 12th houses and I suffer from low self esteem.

    “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 real 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?”

    That’s the only part that I resonate with, apart from fearing I’m too attractive due to my self esteem issues. Guys tend to think I’m flirting when I’m not and it’s always awkward. I don’t wear clothes that are revealing, I wonder if people actually like me and I also wonder why they like me. I’m pretty sure the victimization doesn’t really apply to me unless you count a male family member of mine exposing himself to me and trying to get me to touch him inappropriately.

    For the record, I am a Scorpio ascendant with Venus in Aquarius.