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Shukra – Venus
“Pleasing, lovely formed, the most splendid and beautifully eyed is Venus, who is poetical, abounding in Kapha, of Vata nature and curly haired.”
The higher Venus is Divine Love and devotion through surrender, the lower Venus is hedonism and over indulgence in sensory pleasures. Much of our human life is learning to transmute our physical desires, from the animal (sensory pleasure) to the human (human love) to the God (Spiritual devotion). Venus is key to this transformation as she rules all three of these important qualities of life. Her Sanskrit name means “sperm”, as it is she who shows how much vitality we will ultimately have. In truth we all want the same thing in life, to be happy. Venus is the planet that gives us happiness, but maturity with Venus is learning to find happiness in the things that replenish our energy, not drain it. The main issue with Venus is how high of a price we are willing to pay for our happiness. Part of this discipline is learning to think of the needs of others, thus the first lesson of Venus is to respect and value others needs as much as our own. A strong Venus will not pay too high of a price for happiness and thus not leave our selves and others feeling devalued through the selfish pursuit of our desires. From this point of selflessness a deeper devotion to God emerges. In many ways our life on Earth is very much a Venus experience. Venus grounds us deeply in the world of our body and the pleasure we can experience in the world. It's Venus that brings to us the feeling of sensual pleasure and what makes us attracted to sensual pleasure. Venus is the planet of sexuality; it shows our sexual attractiveness and beauty. Thus it becomes very important for women, or feminine energy, which derives its sexual nature based on the power to attract. Thus Venus rules the expression of feminine energy. This expression may lead to a preoccupation with worldly forms of attraction, trying to simply get attention for example, which leads to displays of vanity and excess stimulation and becomes a distraction for the individual and those around them. Yet when better understood, we may use the power of Venus to attract God. The love and devotion in our heart, and the inherent beauty in our mind can attract that sweetest of energies, the unchanging and permanent source of all love.
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Exalted in Pisces. The worldly and Earth the expression of love typified by Venus becomes exalted through the mystical and unified nature of Pisces. Pisces is also a Dual sign given to dialogue, flexibility and transformation. These qualities are necessary to elevate the nature of Venus, who is a very sensual and worldly planet. In many ways Venus is the worldliest planet, and Pisces is the least worldly sign. Yet the both share a common theme all of love and devotion; it is this shared theme that facilitates the necessary unification of the concrete with the abstract and allows the gentle nature of Venus to be a main creative principle in life.
Debilitated in Virgo. The detail oriented and practical nature of Virgo inhibits the expansive awareness necessary to elevate the nature of Venus beyond the worldly domain. Venus as the planet of happiness and love in the sign of Virgo will show where conditions become placed on our happiness and love for others, our self and God. If love is conditional, it is not really love. Virgo is where we learn to be responsible, practical and focus on the details. This elevates Mercury but harms Venus. Venus as the planet of love will give us the awareness that unless love is unconditional, it is an abomination. This awareness comes through Pisces not Virgo. Eternally unsatisfied with our partners, and the quality of our life, a weak Venus is shown by the debilitated in point in Virgo, will lead to fault finding criticism and a potentially very unhappy life.