Venus is the second planet from the Sun. It has the longest rotation period (243 days) of any planet in the Solar System and rotates in the opposite direction to most other planets (meaning the Sun would rise in the west and set in the east).

Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty and is the second brightest natural object in the night sky after the Moon.

Venus and Astrology
Venus and Astrology

Venus in Astronomy

  • Venus' diameter is 12,104 kms
  • Circumference around Venus is 38,025 kms
  • Venus has no known Moons
  • Orbit distance - 108,209,476 kms
  • Orbit period - 224.70 Earth days
  • Surface temperature of Venus is 462 degrees celcius
  • Length of day is 117 Earth days
  • Length of year is 225 Earth days
  • First recorded - 17th century BC by Babylonian astrologers

Venus in Astrology

  • Rules Taurus and the 2nd House, AND
  • Rules Libra and the 7th House
  • Spends around 4-10 weeks in each Sign
  • Venus is a Personal / Inner Planet, the challenges are about the Self
  • The function is the restoration of equilibrium.

Venus urges us to attract people and possessions. The urge for pleasure, the social and love urge. Our need for security, worth, self esteem, calming aesthetics, art and beauty, union and blending. The need to feel comfort and security.

Venus Asks

  • How can I calm down?
  • What do I need in a partner?
  • What can I bring to a relationship?