With your natal Venus in Scorpio, the water sign will blend with the planet of affection, gifting it with dynamic yet dark attributes, and affecting everything that Venus represents in your natal chart. 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”. Scorpio energy will make the native a rather possessive owner of what he loves, receiving tremendous pleasure through controlling the desired object or person.
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, and has planet Pluto as its ruling celestial body. The old ruler of the sign, before the discovery of Pluto, was planet Mars. Still now, astrologers consider Mars as co-ruler of the sign. Scorpio is also the natural ruler of the eighth house, which rules sex, death, transformation and other people’s money. This will make Scorpio Venus reach her maximum sexuality, even by breaking borders and transforming through this act. In addition, the secretive traits of Scorpio will make the native’s love-life quite clandestine, and the individual will concentrate on breaking taboos of both him and his lovers. They will prefer not to speak about their affairs, keeping all the details for themselves. Those details are usually rather spicy, including fetishes, mind-games and struggles of control. When it comes to relationships, they will never rush to get into one and it is always considered a separate subject from sex itself. A Venus in Scorpio person is very, very suspicious and paranoid, and thus needs a lot of time to trust someone. They need loyalty from their partners, and will not enter a stable relationship unless they are sure it is provided. Even then, jealousy will still exist, and in case of difficult aspects to natal Venus will appear even without any apparent reason. Such individuals can get so obsessed with one certain lover, that they can transform their own life just for being with him.
In the sign of Scorpio, Venus is in detriment and thus in a rather problematic position. Scorpio is located directly at the opposite of the sign Taurus, where Venus is considered in domicile. The other sign where the planet is also in detriment is Aries, as it is opposite the sign Libra (the second sign ruled by the planet Venus). This is a rather impractical placement to have in a natal chart, as the gentle, moist and feminine traits of Venus do not blend well with the dynamic and obsessive characteristics of Scorpio. The sign is bringing a big upheaval to the otherwise harmonic planet, leading the planet of love and affection to extremes – mostly connected with sexuality, and especially in its darker forms. On the other hand, Venus placed here promises unforgettable erotic experiences of the deepest type. Yet, we should not forget that the co-ruler of the sign, Mars, makes Venus rather impulsive, aggressive and demanding considering what it desires. 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).
When a native has his natal Venus in Scorpio, he will use any way to conquer his sexual prey, including secret strategies and manipulation. From the moment that their attention becomes fixed on a person (or object) that they desire, they will do anything to get it and will feel that they possess it. For a Venus in Scorpio person, the possible fact that the desired one belongs to someone else is not important at all. Neither will be important the desired person’s will – such individuals will still try to conquer that person no matter what. When they develop an obsession for someone, it will usually last for long. The more difficult this task becomes, the more stubborn they will become in order to fulfill their goals.
Needless to say that such individuals should be careful when they have difficult aspects in their natal charts, especially connected with malefic planets such as Mars, Saturn and Pluto. Their affection towards a person may become toxic, causing fights, stress and a lot of turmoil for both. In extreme situations, this placement can give violent outbursts when a relationship does not function well, and may bring up emotions such as extreme jealousy, obsessive suspiciousness and revengeful behaviours. Those feelings may of course be connected with childhood traumas, which in some occasions may even have a sexual hue. Such behavioral patterns may prove quite unhealthy and even unsafe, as the native may even receive pleasure through hurting the feelings of their significant others. Keep these Scorpionic tendencies healthy, and try to channel that energy into more productive patterns.
People with Venus in Scorpio will strongly commit to their significant other. When they are in love, they are focused on that person, maybe even too much. This can be perceived from the other side as some type of pressure, especially when their partner feels being tested about his feelings. They should always be careful to not become too controlling and not to start self-sabotaging the relationship, which will eventually tend to lose its magic if not left to blossom itself. Pushing things to reach higher levels of bonding artificially can only destroy the natural procedure. If you recognize yourself in these behaviors, you should even consider trying to leave more things and choices related to your relationship in the hands of your partner, because you probably concentrate most power in your own. Be sure that such a balance will give you more chances to create a healthy and long-lasting partnership.
When coming to affairs, a Venus in Scorpio native will definitely get transformed through them. Of course, here we are talking about the intense relationships, which will define him as a human being. Indeed, through each one he relinquishes his old self, getting into some type of cocoon and exiting it totally changed. For them, a relationship signifies the end of the old ego, and with the eventual death of the relationship arises a totally new self. People with this placement should be careful to not use their significant others for the sole purpose of personal transformation. They can indeed develop a tendency to parasitize on their partner, draining him emotionally (and in some cases even materially), leaving him more or less destroyed after the relationship ends. And this, in the case that the Scorpio Venus person decides that the relationship has ended its cycle. In case the partner is the one who decides its termination, the Venus in Scorpio individual can develop extreme reactions that we mentioned earlier. If we must use a metaphor, the Scorpio Venus individual could be compared to a vulture feasting on his desired prey; when this action is suddenly interrupted (by the prey itself), we will probably have a very angry vulture.
As Venus is connected with wealth and money, its presence in Scorpio can make the native adore money. It can even be an aphrodisiac, or become one of his fetishes. For them money is more than power, it is control. They tend to exercise strong control on their wallet, and will never refuse controlling other people’s wallets too. Naturally, they will be extremely secretive about their finances. They are usually drawn towards occupations that involve money, even if it is not their own. Thus, we may easily see such people in governmental positions, banks, and other institutes of authority. They enjoy large amounts of money passing through their hands, and such jobs usually give them some type of control, or the feeling of being in power against individuals.
This placement can gift strong attraction towards the occult, magic and mysteries in general. Such people will both love reading about the dark arts and exercising them. Also, they will get fascinated by uncovering what is hidden. Death as a concept does not frighten them but rather becomes a form of art. We will frequently see them wearing black, belonging to subcultures that wear occult apparel such as Goths, and generally experiment with obscure types of music and recreation.
When a Venus in Scorpio is well aspected in a natal chart, the native can be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Scorpio rules. We should not forget that Venus is considered to be the most benefic planet after Jupiter. 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 can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with overindulging in pleasures. Also, when the darker traits of Venus are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the Scorpio Venus person may complicate his love-life through sexually intense yet toxic relationships; this will naturally hurt back through emotional losses in order to balance out the natal chart. Overabundance 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.