May 25, 2016 13:30 Astrology Library

Venus in Love: Where does Cupid Strike?

Venus in Love: Where does Cupid Strike?

What makes your heart flutter? What do you find attractive? What do you love? Venus, goddess of Love, gives you the answer! 

Venus reveals the qualities that you find most beautiful and enticing in others. It also reveals how you go about making yourself more attractive! (Check out our beauty tips according to your Venus Sign) But whether we’re talking about your own attractiveness or that of another, if beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, then it’s filtered through their Venus-coloured glasses…
Both men and women are powerfully attracted to the characteristics of their Venus-sign irrespective of sex. Still, to the extent that women seek to entice others with their beauty, they will put their Venusian attributes on display. In contrast, the sexual predator instinct in men will be attracted to a woman who embodies their Venus.
Venus does not act alone, of course. Venus and Mars – Love and Sex – go hand in hand…or else a relationship remains purely platonic! If you want more than mutual admiration, both Venus and Mars need to be activated in the chart.   Read all about your Mars in Mars through the signs to discover your sex-style and your masculine ideal! Yet while Mars shows us what we find sexy and how we respond to sexual advances, it says nothing about what we find beautiful, admirable or attractive. It is Venus that reveals where Cupid strikes! It is Venus that shows us where we fall in love…

Venus Through the Signs

Read on to find out what makes people all starry eyed! Find out where your Venus is (or that of someone else!) by drawing up a birth-chart
Venus in Aries
Both sexes fall for boldness, directness and dynamism in others. Bravery makes these types go all starry eyed. They love honesty and an uncomplicated, innocent manner that betrays a childlike self-confidence and a healthy selfish streak. And they love pioneers who are not afraid to take a risk! Women have an impulsive, competitive and warrior-like attitude to love. They present a fierce, Amazonian, unconquerable image that is sure to attract only the boldest of mates! Men are attracted to forthright, independent, uncomplicated and dynamic ladies. No wimps.
Some Celebrities with Venus in Aries: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Robert Downey Jr., Keira Knightley, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Steve McQueen, Renée Zellweger, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett, Christina Ricci, Helena Bonham Carter
Venus in Taurus
Both sexes go for someone who can provide them with a sense of stability and security in life. The mere promise of sensual pleasure can be a powerful force of attraction for these guys, as is the promise of luxury and of enjoying all the good things in life. Venus in Taurus falls for someone who can provide them with comfort, warmth and material wellbeing. Women with this placement have an eclectic, lazy and sensual attitude to love. They present an image that is sexy, classical and well-grounded in the material world. Stable in their affections, they seek a mate who will shower them with love and show his affection in concrete terms. Men are attracted to sensual – even voluptuous – down to earth ladies who can provide them with the comfort and security that they need. They like a beautiful neckline.
Some Celebrities with Venus in Taurus: Johnny Depp, Princess Diana, Juliette Binoche, Prince William, Marlon Brando, Jessica Alba, Liv Tyler, Hayden Christensen, Mark Wahlberg, Daniel Day Lewis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Walken, Leighton Meester
Venus in Gemini
Both sexes are attracted to intellectual stimulation and an image of eternal youth and curiosity. These guys just love to read, chat, communicate, travel and explore their surroundings. They go for people who pique their interest! Women have a playful, flirtatious and inquisitive attitude to love, seeking a mate who will never bore them. They present themselves as informed, intelligent and always emotionally somewhat beyond reach… Men are attracted to girls with a lean and youthful look, an innocent curiosity and a twinkle in their eye. Keep things light-hearted, whatever you do!
Some Celebrities with Venus in Gemini: Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Pattinson, Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Kylie Minogue, Colin Farrell, David Beckham, Harrison Ford, Emma Thomson, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Garner, Cher, Woody Harrelson, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford
Venus in Cancer
Hopelessly romantic, both sexes are attracted to caring and protective types, or those who are in desperate need of love and protection. Both sexes are prepared to put up with a fair amount of mistreatment in the name of love, as they are drawn to shy, sensitive and moody types, who need some time to open up. They seek someone who can provide them with a sense of family, security and belonging. Women with this placement have a hard exterior and a soft interior. Rather shy, once they open up they present a caring and somewhat traditional image that can attract a strong mate who will make them feel secure. Men love wholesome ladies with feminine curves, good cleavage and a caring heart. Warning: they will probably need a fair amount of mothering!
Some Celebrities with Venus in Cancer: Angelina Jolie, Cameron Diaz, Keanu Reeves, Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep, Ben Affleck, Clint Eastwood, Liz Hurley, Juliette Lewis, Russell Brand, Courteney Cox, Khloe Kardashian
Venus in Leo
Both sexes fall for mates that have star quality! These guys love charismatic, expressive, sunny and bright personalities.   Chivalry is also important here as is a sense of admiration and respect for the object of their affections. Women are fiercely proud, generous and dramatic in love. They put themselves across as if they were a royal princess, elevated and strong yet delicate, honourable and kind, seeking to attract the perfect knight in shining armour. Men love a lady who is dramatic, striking and the centre of attention – someone to whom they can be totally devoted.  Blond bombshells and divas welcome.
Some Celebrities with Venus in Leo: Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Michael Jackson, Monica Bellucci, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Cruise, Daniel Radcliffe, Gwyneth Paltrow, Pamela Anderson, Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Sylvester Stallone, Tobey Maguire, Salma Hayek
Venus in Virgo
Both sexes go for an understated, clean, intelligent and unpretentious look. These guys go for clean lines and are drawn to skilful, willing and industrious types. They have rather refined and delicate taste and are attracted to the contrast between purity and getting down and dirty... Women have a practical, matter of fact attitude to love and a kind of pure sexuality. They like to present themselves as wholesome, intelligent and competent in order to attract the kind of hard-working mate who deserves their perfect specimen. Men fall for something untainted – a pure, clean and natural look that conveys intelligence and skill.  Go for understated innocence.
Some Celebrities with Venus in Virgo: Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brigitte Bardot, John Lennon, Sophia Loren, Kim Kardashian, Eminem, Robert Redford, Mick Jagger, Robert De Niro, Kate Winslet, Charlize Theron, Gwen Stefani, Audrey Tautou, Antonio Banderas, Pink, Blake Lively, Robin Williams, Donald Sutherland
Venus in Libra
Both sexes are attracted to beauty, style and gentle manners. They are suckers for sophistication, social grace and refinement and hate anything vulgar, tacky and crass. They would love a partner who can gracefully handle social gatherings and show interest in some form of art or fashion. Women like to present a stylish, classy and fashionable image – the perfect female consort seeking a mate that can allow them to shine in their marital duties. They seek harmony in love and have a gentle, charming and cooperative manner. Men go for an elegant, beautiful and sophisticated lady with a strongly feminine look. They may like well-rounded bottoms…
Some Celebrities with Venus in Libra: Beyonce Knowles, Grace Kelly, Sean Connery, Freddie Mercury, Ryan Gosling, Will Smith, Prince Harry, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Viggo Mortensen, Claudia Schiffer, Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Hugh Grant, Matthew McConaughey, Colin Firth, Rita Hayworth, Vivien Leigh, Rachel Bilson
Venus in Scorpio
Both sexes fall for mystery, sex appeal and the promise of passion! Power is a huge aphrodisiac for these types. Both sexes tend to be possessive and jealous in love, and strongly attracted to sexy and unfathomable types who present a real challenge. Women with this Venus placement tend cloak themselves in a veil of mystery, never fully revealing their cards in love. They are therefore complex and hard to read, full of hidden depths and passions and by no means an easy prey. Approach if you think you can handle it… Men love women in sexy lingerie – black lace will do – and generally those who are not afraid of their own sexuality! Don’t be coy…
Some Celebrities with Venus in Scorpio: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster, Sophie Marceau, Carla Bruni, Demi Moore, Jim Morrison, Katie Holmes, Milla Jovovich, Joaquin Phoenix, Zac Efron, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Matt Damon, Anne Hathaway, Winona Ryder, Meg Ryan, Ava Gardner, Jennifer Connelly, Josh Hutcherson, Penn Badgley
Venus in Sagittarius
Both sexes fall for exuberance, vision and a sense of the eternally unattainable in their mate. You have got to be exciting! Take them to far away places and speak to them in foreign tongues! These guys are attracted to free spirits with a thirst for knowledge, adventure and exploration. They may like a philosophical bent in their mate. Women with this Venus placement are fiercely independent in love, seeking a guy who can expand their horizons and allow them room to pursue their vision. They present an image of the multicultural or untamed adventuress on a spiritual quest. Men love energetic and freedom-loving women who seem to be eternally beyond their reach. They also like long legs.
Some Celebrities with Venus in Sagittarius: Jude Law, Cary Grant, Kevin Costner, Christina Aguilera, David Bowie, Vanessa Paradis, Katy Perry, Jimi Hendrix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kim Basinger, Jane Fonda, Jimmy Page, John Malcovich
Venus in Capricorn 
Worldly power is a big turn on here. Both sexes are drawn to high social status and authority, worldly ambition and success. They are drawn to serious-minded and responsible individuals who they can respect and even admire. They may therefore naturally opt for an older mate, who can embody these qualities for them – especially when they are younger. Women with this position have a fervent love nature, yet they may be a little calculating in choosing their mate since they are strongly self-conscious of how others see them. They present a reserved, professional and sometimes even cold exterior that hides a deeply warm and passionate interior. Men are attracted to women in positions of power, preferring a traditional, conservative and rather classic look. They secretly like to be bossed around a little…
Some Celebrities with Venus in Capricorn: Brad Pitt, Britney Spears, Scarlett Johansson, Elvis Presley, Justin Timberlake, Tyra Banks, Robbie Williams, Christian Bale, Miley Cyrus, James Dean, Jim Carrey, Bradley Cooper, Anthony Hopkins
Venus in Aquarius
Here we meet the attraction of the weird and unusual. Both sexes go for strongly individualistic and independent types, with whom they can truly enjoy a meeting of minds. These guys seek someone with whom they can share their ideals and change the world. Women present themselves as strongly intellectual, rather unusual and highly independent. They have a cool, aloof and progressive attitude to love seeking to attract the avant-garde of the male population. Men go for eccentric, cool or bohemian ladies, who are not too emotional and can keep things on a cerebral level. Pretend to be a highly realistic robot... Don’t get too soggy or you may blow a fuse!
Some Celebrities with Venus in Aquarius: Kate Moss, Daniel Craig, Sharon Stone, Paris Hilton, Bruce Willis, Kate Middleton, Oprah Winfrey, Nicholas Cage, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Jared Leto, Jessica Biel, Gary Oldman, Yoko Ono, Misha Barton, Helena Christensen, Alec Baldwin, Liam Hemsworth, Alyson Hannigan
Venus in Pisces 
Both sexes go for dreamers, poets, artists and visionaries! Anyone who can enable these folks to escape into a fantasy world will make them go all starry eyed with love. Both sexes are hopelessly romantic and looking to experience True Love – just like the kind they find in romantic novels. Women with this Venus placement see themselves as long-suffering damsels in distress when it comes to love, no matter what their other personas. They present a dreamy and otherworldly image, as they wait for their very own Prince Charming to whisk them away.  The would love to be an artist’s muse…  Men like their women romantic, ethereal and dreamy with big watery eyes full of wonder. Be fragile, helpless and delicate and they will jump to your rescue!
Some Celebrities with Venus in Pisces: Orlando Bloom, Drew Barrymore, Ewan McGreggor, Kristen Stewart, Céline Dion, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman, Penélope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Justin Bieber, Reese Witherspoon, Lucy Lawless, Heath Ledger, Victoria Beckham, John Travolta, Eva Herzicová, Alicia Keys, Kourtney Kardashian
Date Modified: May 17, 2018 17:22:09
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