February 08, 2019 at 05:14AM by CWC
There are so many ways to show love—from public declarations like going “Instagram official” to subtly sweet gestures like a home-cooked meal and perfectly folded piles of laundry. Some love is sappy and sentimental. For others, it’s all about physical connection like packing on the PDA and keeping things interesting in the bedroom. And all of it makes sense from an astrological perspective because, depending on where your Venus sign falls on your birth chart, your ideal love language can look like a lot of different things.
Like your sun sign, the placement of Venus in your chart can influence your views on how to give and receive love. (Helpful intel ahead of Valentine’s Day, no?) Venus’ placements represent your attitude toward love, relationships, and generally the things you want in life.
“For example, Gemini Venus people are usually a little aloof when it comes to matters of the heart,” says astrologist Jaadee, a personal reader for stars of a different type like singers SZA and Kehlani. “As a result, you give off the impression of being detached from your lovers. But the reality is, you’re absolutely crazy about them!”
After figuring out what zodiac sign rules your Venus, the fun can really start. Through conscious actions, you can really get in touch with the Venus elements inside you and nurture them to strengthen your romantic intentions. “The best way to get in touch with your Venus sign is to give yourself the kind of affection that it demands,” Jaadee explains. “You need to be able to show specialized affection to yourself and know your own love language before you can become satisfied with another person giving it to you.”
Like other aspects of astrology, your Venus sign is just another tool you can use to better understand yourself and the people in your lives. When you learn how to show yourself and others the love they need, you open up communication to a whole new level. Ready to level up your love language? Here’s how Jaadee says Venus influences your love life based on where it falls in your chart.
Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
People whose Venus resides in an earth sign are very sensual, slower to love, and can be quite picky! They enjoy the tangible rewards that a relationship has to offer. They’re very big on physicality when it comes to sex, and they enjoy giving and receiving practical gifts. You know that thing an Earth Venus has been eyeing lately that makes them giddy every time they talk about it? Yeah, get them that—even if it happens to be a houseplant. The gift will be linked to feelings of love and there’s nothing better than that.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Anyone with a water Venus makes for a very receptive lover. They can sense how you’re feeling without the need for words, and they expect you to be able to do the same. They’re able to ride the waves to the ends of time with you. Making them the ride-or-die type when it comes to love.
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Those whose Venus is ruled by fire are in it to win it. They enjoy the passion and unpredictability that comes with chasing their prey (I mean, partner). They’re the most impulsive element, so don’t be surprised if they’ve proclaimed their love for you after a few dates. A fire Venus needs surprises and spontaneity to keep things interesting.
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
People whose Venus resides in an air sign have an uncanny ability to go with the flow in love. Don’t expect them to make extra efforts to get your attention. If you want them, it’ll be up to you to find exciting and unconventional ways to keep them stimulated.