With your natal Venus in Sagittarius, this fire sign energy will blend with the planet of affection, giving to it a lot of expansive characteristics and making it desiring eternal growth. Venus is generally governing pleasure and what attracts us, attachment to material things and subconscious urges to claim and make something our possession. It rules what we appreciate and brings us comfort, and of course feelings that can be described under the category “love”. Sagittarian energy will make the native a traveler through love, seeing his experiences as a long journey – without even some concrete goal or ending. This placement will create a hunter for new experiences considering affection, who cannot stand stability or boredom in these life areas. His heart is a bohemian nomad, eager to always discover new levels of love, probably even viewing affection on a quite philosophical level.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac, and has planet Jupiter as its ruling celestial body. Sagittarius is also the natural ruler of the ninth house, which rules long distance travels, foreigners, higher knowledge, foreign cultures and religion. This will make Sagittarius Venus individuals rather open and active in their social life, always seeking to discover more and to expand their horizons. They will adore learning new traditions, and observe other cultures and religions. This placement will gift them a genuine love for travel, usually preferring places that differ radically from their own birthplace. They are optimists, adore humor and will be drawn towards positive people with whom they can have fun and laugh. They will avoid responsibilities, preferring a chilled life which will provide them the freedom of choosing their moments. In addition, this placement will bring them a tendency for laziness – yet of the constructive type. This attribute is connected with despising any restrictions, and obligations will indeed make them feel lazy. Yet, they will definitely spend their free time in creative ways rather than lying on a sofa. They cannot stand melancholic and pessimist individuals, and will always feel awkward in too calm surroundings, especially when they have to behave according to certain patterns. For them, humor and freedom is a huge turn-on for their love life.
In the sign of Sagittarius, Venus is in peregrine condition. Peregrine is a rather neutral condition, where a celestial body does not function neither very potently (as it does when in domicile or in exaltation), nor is very weak (as it does when in detriment or fall). Venus has no real problems when in Sagittarius, as it has total freedom to act upon will. Such people do not repress their emotions, and will go for what they desire. Of course, an issue that can frequently arise is the lack of stability concerning the native’s love-life. Enthusiasm about another individual can quickly fade away, as new challenges arise and the thirst for new quests and journeys fill the native’s mind. Pressing a Venus in Sagittarius native is not an option, as it will probably make him very unhappy. His Venus needs to march on towards new territories, feed from the intriguing feeling of discovery. Such a natal Venus is a learner, and if it feels imprisoned – it will simply escape. Additional information about Venus’ potency in each sign can be read in the article about Venus’ Essential Dignities.
We should note that Venus needs around a month to move to a next sign, and is the second quickest moving planet, as it is located very near the Sun. Also, it cannot be more than two signs away from the sign where the natal Sun resides in. Once per year and a half, Venus has a period of retrograde motion, where it moves backwards for apparently 40 days in the natal chart. Venus is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Aphrodite, who was the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty. Also, she is strongly connected to procreation, and naturally represents the divine feminine as an archetype (together of course with the Moon as it is the one side of the Sun-Moon dual axis).
Such individuals will adore idealizing their partners, viewing them through some type of philosophical level. They will be attracted to people that have common interests connected with spirituality, and their favorite partners will be those with whom they can spend hours talking about higher knowledge. They need to feel inspired by the other person in order to fall in love, and even to admire them. After all, in a relationship they search to grow spiritually together with their significant other, and become more complete individuals. They tend to match well with people who travel a lot, and can bond strongly if they travel together. Alternatively, such a placement can give strong love relationships during faraway travels, with locals that belong to another ethnicity or religion. The best way to keep a relationship healthy with a Sagittarius Venus is to become a part of his expansion towards the world. If you are not able (or interested) to keep up such a pace, you will probably soon become another memory – as such people tend to live in their present, and their present is taking constant leaps forward.
As we already mentioned, natal Venus in Sagittarius cannot stand pressure and pessimism. They get disheartened by partners that overanalyze details, and do not like being criticized. Such people tend to view love as an overall situation, even in an abstract way. Thus, when they feel they are being controlled or pass tests through details, “musts” and “should”, some of the magic wanes instantly. They feel that any problems in a relationship can be solved by doing new things and positively constructing a new reality, rather than stalling over misunderstandings. In case they will feel things getting rusty, they will try to push bringing some fresh air into the relation. Yet, they will not try for long, especially if they see that the other person does not cooperate in this cause.
Venus in Sagittarius people can appear to behave quite childish and clumsy in their love-life. Other people who take affection more seriously may get rather frustrated, as they will think that they are the only ones thinking about the future and planning. In the end, those might even be correct – a Venus in Sagittarius person does not like planning and prefers to go with the flow. Many times, they will not even want to commit to something serious, and other people can find difficulties understanding the reasons behind such behaviors. Yet, the truth is that feeling committed can make such an individual feel rather restrained subconsciously, and maybe even sabotage the relationship. Sometimes it is better to not try to put labels and words on a relation; they can create subconscious needs for escape – which otherwise might not happen.
A typical archetype that can be reproduced under this placement is disliking all type of negative emotions. Jealousy, obsession and control are feelings that turn off a Venus in Sagittarius person. They cannot stand toxic feelings, and will suffocate if their significant other displays such, especially in public. What they really search is someone towards whom they can be relaxed all the time, and behave without having to think about stereotypes needed to follow. What they do like, is public displays of affection; they are so cool about this that they would not hesitate to break such limits, even leading to outdoor sex (which can even be an important fetish).
When a Sagittarius Venus is well aspected in a natal chart, the native can be extremely lucky concerning the life area that the sign of Sagittarius rules. We should not forget that Venus is considered to be the most benefic planet after Jupiter. These two energies combined, will only bring positive discoveries and progress. It will bring unexpected pleasant events concerning the house where it resides, and generally help things flow easily. On the contrary, bad aspects to Venus may create some problems, but mostly related to overindulging in pleasures and taking everything lightheartedly. Also, when the darker traits of Venus are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the Venus in Sagittarius person may develop problematic spending traits. Venus is a planet connected with wealth, and the expansive traits of the sign can get overly generous. In case you have this natal placement, be sure to hold a little bit back from unreasonable expenses, because most of the times your significant other does not expect nor need such extravagant gestures. This can only hurt back through unnecessary financial losses. Overindulgence for long is not tolerated by the karmic laws, so it is always wiser to exercise modesty.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.