Venus is the planet of love and affection. Venus likes to make things easy and helps us get along. This can be especially helpful in composite charts, and we can really come together thanks to Venus.
What is a composite chart?
A composite chart takes the natal charts of two people and merges them together to create a brand new chart. This is the composite chart, and it's seen as the chart for the relationship itself. The relationship itself is almost seen as another entity in the relationship, and the composite chart is used in relationship analysis.
The composite chart can often explain why two people who seem really different end up coming together really well - because they have a strong composite chart. Or the reverse, the composite chart can often explain why two people who seem tailor made for each other just don't connect - because they have a difficult composite chart.
Composite Venus in Astrology
When it comes to love relationships, Venus is one of the most important planets since this planet rules love and affection. In the composite chart, the location of composite Venus can show how and where you're affectionate, and how and where there is ease in the relationship.
Composite Venus can perform best when it's in the composite 1st house, making you have an easy time with each other and show a lot of affection for one another. Composite Venus in the composite 3rd house can be helpful for great communication between you. Composite Venus in the composite 5th house can be great for love and romance.
A strong composite Venus can help make for a strong connection and relationship. Venus may be strong in the composite chart if it's:
- conjunct (aligned with) the composite Sun, Moon, Rising, or 1st house ruler
- sextile or trine the composite Ascendant
- part of a stellium
- in the sign of the composite North Node
- conjunct, sextile or trine composite Jupiter
Those are all beneficial positions. Composite Venus may be strong but challenging if it's anaretic, at 29 degrees of any Zodiac sign. This has the potential to be positive, but may be extremely challenging initially until you work through the high energy associated with it. The relationship may feel like it's on the brink constantly until then.
Composite Venus may be strong when it's conjunct Saturn, Uranus, or Pluto, but this can be challenging if the other planet dominates Venus. Saturn might make the relationship feel too restrictive; Uranus might make the relationship feel too erratic; and Pluto might make the relationship be a constant struggle over power. These have to be addressed for the relationship to stand a chance.
Composite Venus generally doesn't do very well in the composite 12th house, since this house hides energy, and you may struggle with expressing your feelings for one another, so it never really gets off of the ground. Composite Venus conjunct, square, or opposite composite Neptune can also be difficult since Neptune is soulful but foggy, so there may seem to be an extra strong soul connection between you, an inexplicable magnetism, yet you just can't seem to make it stick and it keeps slipping between your fingers, never fully in your grasp.
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