Venus, also called as “Shukra” through vedic texts- the benefactor of all learnings and divine power to the Asuras. The statement for beauty, opulence, creative expression, all that shines, glitters, is royal in its stature but mysteriously also opens the eternal world of the occult and creates unparalleled ability to master and share the learnings and bring about a simplified understanding among one and all! Venus is all that it is- An unique blend of Jupiter, Saturn and Ketu as I see it; this is one planet that communicates volumes about an individuals abilities latent and attained.
Shukra is often also quoted alongside Shukracharya- The eternal Guru of the Asura world- few believe that Shukra is Shurkracharya and my belief is that it may be quite possible that the sage Shukracharya would have played some role in either in it’s discovery or understanding its impact on lives and because he possibly did an extensive study on this planet, perhaps his name got eternally intertwined with it!
Venus, brings along with it vibrancy/ freshness and opulence when it is manifested right and in a positive manner, it enables an individual to add a coat of opulence in whatever modes of expression that one chooses for communication- writer, speakers, actors, dramatists, musicians, dancers- you can think of any artistic way of expression whenever that shows a mark of opulence and glitter within- you can safely say Venus is at work- depending on the impact that other planets would be having on Venus in a chart, the artistic choices and modes of expressions will shift from a pure spiritual to a completely business driven model- at one end you may have a performance that is being offered only for pro-bono ways and at one end you would have speakers who charge thousand of dollars to be on the stage for those few hours! Such is the sway of Venus.
Certainly Jupiter is Spirituality,Wisdom and Knowledge, but so is Venus- personally I have found that Venus is more dynamic,adaptable and leading in the times that we live in more then Jupiter and even if someone had an amazingly benefic placement of Jupiter through exaltation or ownership of houses, it still will more then often restrict its beneficence to the faith that an individual follows and all aspects that come around it- unless it is aspected by other dynamic planets like Mercury and Venus which can add a material plane to it and help the individual to benefit from the knowledge and wisdom by providing a gateway to express it through the other planets! Venus on that space by itself is very self-reliant and can do wonders with little or at time even with no help (though that never is the case).
One of the most misunderstood aspect of Venus has to do with the subject that it represents beauty- now “beauty” by itself has innumerable connotations and implied meanings- instead of being stuck at the physical realm of beauty as what a lot of people go on to define their meaning and interpretation of a Venusian personality- an epitome of sensuality, grace and style- well the fact is, that this may be the case, but importantly it is not only about this and there is much and more beyond just this first layer of interpretation! Venus even when strong, well placed can provide shades of bursts of anger and clinical strikes through act, speech and ideologies! It is always important to (like with other planets as well) to see what way Venus is impacting and getting impacted by other planets! Typically fast moving planets tend to drive effects rapidly and at a shallow level, and slow moving planets bring about slow changes- read transformations- but these are almost always life altering and change the course of direction based on the accumulated Karma as time ticks by!
The true essence of beauty of Venus is not only limiting oneself to explain the physical manifestation but also see the deep rooted aspect of Venus in what the Individual does to bring or add grace and beauty to all that is created by the individual – it could be as simple as a chef making some great dishes to bring out culinary ecstasy or a musician how creates a magic of trance and deep seduction through the rendition of the music, or a writer who captivates your imagination and make you yearn for more and more into the maze of the words that play out! Beauty, as they say always is an element of being in the eye of the beholder- but when it comes to Venus it is much deeper and has a lot to do with the interpretation and depth of philosophical approach that one has or doesn’t have to express this space!
Venus does denote luxuries and movable opulence as well (Mars some say, I believe Venus too can have a say). Venus like Jupiter and Saturn is a planet which start to give more meaningful results with age and hence comes into the other less understood aspect of Venus- as dispositor to bring about understanding of the occult, philosophies and ancient texts and verses! I have seen often people who have an impact of Venus through any manner – a good sign and good house placement – irrespective of anything have some connect with the universal energy reservoirs and this manifests through dreams that foretell things to them , or a refined intuition or an uncanny ability to see the end results of actions happening around with phenomenal certainty and accuracy!
A mature Venus allows one to reconnect and decipher the occult like nothing else, and should it have an interplay with Ketu and / or Saturn then it takes spirituality to a completely private level and opens up opportunities to evaluate existing belief systems and refine misunderstandings and bring about clarity for self and other by correcting the unfound interpretations thereby working towards the larger good of the people of the particular faith/belief! This matured Venus is also capable of providing spiritual experiences of another kind with foreign mediums and energy planes which can get amplifies by an aspect of Ketu or Saturn alongside!
Venus is beyond just the feminine interpretation of beauty, fertility and routine attribution of it to the spouse in case of male chart etc. The universal energies from Venus are more deeper and mystical- no wonder Venus- Shukra has been endowed with an equal status to Jupiter and has the rule over all the art forms and creative expression without which human existence looses all it’s purpose and direction!
I will leave you here with these thoughts over one of my favorite planets and will be back soon with another piece! Ciao for now and keep writing to me to and let me know what you would like me to write next about!