"Love makes the world go round," or so they say. As humans, we tend to love the qualities we value most when we see them in other people, whether or not we can claim these qualities as our own. Often, what we appreciate in others is what we feel we lack ourselves. Sometimes, we may try to absorb these qualities, almost as if by osmosis, through our relationships with the people close to us. At other times, our partners may serve as mirrors for us, reflecting our own special qualities. Through our close ties with other people, we gain new appreciation for the talents and qualities that make life worthwhile, and which help us to achieve a greater sense of personal balance.
In the birth chart, the planet Venus indicates your love potential. It reveals much about your personal love nature, how you give and receive love, and what you value in relationships. It also shows the kinds of people you’re attracted to and with whom you are likely to be most compatible. Venus not only indicates who you love, but what you love as well.
From Your Birthday Sign Through Time: A Chronicle of the Forces that Shape Your Destiny