Why Knowing Your Venus Sign Helps You Give (And Receive) Love Better

You most likely know your sun sign, the zodiac sign that is based on your birth date, but do you know what your Venus placement is? If not, here’s a lil breakdown:

Your Venus sign is a placement on your birth chart, also known as a natal chart, which you can calculate here. Essentially, your Venus placement determines your attitude and approach to love and relationships, as well as your overall values in life. This includes everything from how you commit to someone else (or not) to what traits you find attractive in a partner. This is why knowing your own Venus sign can be so helpful.

Like your sun, rising, and moon signs, the rest of your birth chart’s placements follow one of the 12 zodiac signs. So, for example, you can have a “Venus in Sagittarius” or a “Venus in Aries” and so forth.

The Venus placement also plays a huge role in determining compatibility among the zodiac signs. Knowing how your Venus sign interacts with another’s Mars, Moon, and Sun sign will help you figure out if you’re compatible or not.

Read on below to learn more about how your Venus placement impacts your love life.

Venus In Aries

If your Venus is in Aries, you are incredibly direct and bold as hell when it comes to love. As a passionate fire sign, you barrel headfirst into romance before you really give it a second thought (or even an initial thought, for that matter). Yes, this makes you impulsive but it’s only because you know exactly what you want, and you’ll do whatever it takes to try and win it.

Venus In Taurus

If your Venus is in Taurus, you are very in touch with your sensual side (pun intended). You love best, and receive love best, through physical signs of affection. That said, you tend to be more reserved when it comes to relationships. You don’t rush into commitment. But when you do find someone you want to be with, you’re a devoted, loving partner.

Venus In Gemini

If your Venus is in Gemini, you love communication (and lots of it). You are stirred most by the person who can meet you where you’re at intellectually as well as emotionally. You need someone with who you can discuss both your deepest feelings as well as your latest theories on the universe.

Venus In Cancer

If your Venus is in Cancer, you crave security in your relationships. It takes you a long time to open up romantically. You don’t like to put your feelings on the line; you find it too risky. But when you do feel safe to share your heart, you are a nurturing, doting partner. You want your significant other to feel as loved as they make you feel.

Venus In Leo

If your Venus is in Leo, you want love to look like it does in the movies. You’re all about grand gestures. You want to be shown off and adore PDA. You not only want admiration, but you also require it. This means you have high expectations and even higher standards. This is because you know your worth and you won’t settle for less.

Venus In Virgo

If your Venus is in Virgo, you want a practical, stable romance. Game-playing is the ultimate turn-off for you. That said, you also end up in the savior role more than you’d probably like to admit. This is because you love to nurture and are very in tune with your compassionate side. While this can get you into trouble, you truly do only have the best, loving intentions at heart.

Venus In Libra

If your Venus is in Libra, you’re incredibly romantic. This makes sense since you’re ruled by Venus, the planet of love! You want a harmonious, peaceful romance. You are happy to abide by whatever your partner’s wishes may be. This does cross into the codependent territory at times, however, so it’s something to be mindful of.

Venus In Scorpio

If your Venus is in Scorpio, you’re intense and deeply intuitive when it comes to romance. You also tend to become pretty possessive over your partners but that’s because when you’re in love, you’re all the hell way in it. You want everything a potential partner has to offer or nothing from them at all. No negotiations.

Venus In Sagittarius

If your Venus is in Sagittarius, you require love to be expansive. You want your relationship to feel like an adventure. You crave spontaneity. You also tend to get very bored very quickly. This makes you a flight risk but finding someone who enjoys your vagabond ways and is ready to take your many trips with you.

Venus In Capricorn

If your Venus is in Capricorn, you don’t date casually. You’re all about commitment. You want a relationship that is made to withstand the craziness of life. You require financial responsibility and ambition. You want a partner with goals, with the biggest goal being that they want a family and they want it with you.

Venus In Aquarius

If your Venus is in Aquarius, you want intellectual stimulation. This is what breaks your heart wide open. You’re not the most affectionate and vulnerable when it comes to romance but you are open-minded and willing to give people a chance, especially those that aren’t necessarily the typical one others would go for.

Venus In Pisces

If your Venus is in Pisces, you’re a hopeless romantic through and through. You idealize the person you’re with and see them for their best qualities and their best qualities only (even if the evidence suggests otherwise). What you lack in practicality you make up for in boundless feelings. You’re sensitive and a little hard to get a read on, but this is all part of your allure.