The Goddess of Love
SIGNS:  Venus rules Taurus (April 21 – May 21) and Libra
(September 24 – October 23)
COLORS:  White, pink, green
STONES:  Diamond, white sapphire, rose quartz, carnelian, red and
white coral, alabaster, lapis lazuli, azurite

METALS:   Copper, brass
PLANTS:   Birch, walnut, almond, myrtle, violet, daffodil, geranium, elderflower, laudanum, burdock, passion flower, mint, coriander, fig, peach, apricot, olive
PARTS OF THE BODY :   Throat, kidney, lumbar region

KEYWORDS:   Beauty, symmetry, balance, harmony, attraction, devotion,
desire, sex, pleasure, fertility, luxury, money
CHARACTERISTICS:  Feminine, passionate, idealist, charming,
alluring, sensual, vain, lazy, envious
ROLES:   Lover, muse, gardener, artist, beautician, model, opera singer

The Goddess of Love
Venus is the brightest planet of the solar system. It is generally seen in the north direction early in the morning. It is the symbol of beauty, love, romance and sex. It also signifies music, dance and other recreational activities. It stands for prosperity, luxuries, fashion and sexual pleasure. It is the provider of worldly comforts and fragrances.

It represents the south-east direction, white color and Friday. It spends approximately 28 days in one zodiac sign and takes about 11 months to complete one orbit cycle. It owns the zodiac signs Taurus and Libra. It rules the 2nd and 7th Houses of the horoscope. It gets exalted in the Pisces at 27 degrees and gets debilitated in the Virgo up to 27 degrees. Its friendly planets are Mercury, Saturn and Rahu while enemy planets are Sun and Moon. It maintains neutral relations with Mars and Jupiter. It rules over the constellations Poorva Phalguni, Poorva Ashadha and Bharni. Its Vimshottari Mahadasha period is the longest and lasts for 20 years.

It represents wife in the horoscope. It is the significator of marriage for men. The placement of Venus in the horoscope predicts about the married life and sensual pleasures of the native. Its favorable placement bestows the native with support from the wife, physically as well as emotionally. The success or failure in the love affairs is also determined by Venus. Well placed Venus provides physical satisfaction while ill placed Venus forces the native to indulge in sex by using wrong means and with partners other than the spouses.

The professions ruled by Venus are tours and travels, hotels and restaurants, entertainment and cinema, beauty and cosmetics, garments, photography, perfume and fragrance industry, paintings and other creative fields.

A well placed Venus in the horoscope makes the person attractive and charming. It provides affluence, luxuries, good intellect, artistic talents, smooth married life and association and favors from the opposite sex. The native has interest in wearing perfumes, good clothes and accessories. If Venus is ill placed or afflicted, it takes away the gloss from the physical outlook of the native. It may disturb the married life or makes the native over-indulgent in sense gratification. It rules over the body parts like sex organs, semen, reproductive system, kidneys, cheeks, chin, throat and eyes. The ill placed Venus causes diseases like impotency, genital problems, bed wetting, hormonal problems, indigestion, loss of appetite, eye diseases, pimples, skin complaints and sex-related diseases.

Remedies for Venus
Its precious gemstone is diamond.
A person should respect females to propel the ill effects of Venus.
Fasting on Fridays is another way to please Venus.

Venus Mantra
Om Dram Drim Droum Sah Shukraya Namah