Venus is the planet of love, relationships, beauty and finances. It guides the way we think about love, how we feel about being in a partnership, how we act on our needs and desires, and the role money and people play in our lives.

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When Venus hooks up with the passion-planet Mars, they're called "Astrology's Lovers" -- they're the two planets that combine to form our overall approach to love and relationships: Venus is the planet of our inner desires, while Mars is about how we act on those desires.

Venus is also known as the "lesser benefic" planet in Astrology, with Jupiter being the "greater benefic." This means that Venus' influence is one of the most positive of all the planets.

Nickname: The Love Goddess

Zodiac signs Venus rules: Taurus and Libra

Exalted in: Pisces

Houses Venus rules: 2nd House of Money and Self-Worth, and 7th House of Partnerships

Venus stays in each zodiac sign for: 3 - 4 weeks

Venus makes a complete trip through the zodiac: about every year to year and a half

Venus retrogrades: once every year to year and a half, with each retrograde lasting around six weeks

In Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, embodying beauty, seduction, sexuality and the female powers of persuasion.

Where is Venus now?

Where is Venus in your Astrology chart?