This is one of the most favorable or “friendly” Planets. The persons born under its influence have many physical, mental and moral traits in common with those born under Jupiter.
But the Venusians — it is the name they are known by in Astrological lore — possess a more effeminate style of beauty and their general temperament is also cast somewhat in the same molds; thus, their complexion is ultra-clear and their skin very thin and transparent.
Their height is below the average; the face full, the forehead smooth but often too narrow for perfect beauty; the hair is dark with a brilliant shine, the eyebrows and lashes are gracefully pencilled. The nose is fleshy and the nostrils dilate whenever a pleasure is in prospect; the eyes are smiling and bathed in a tender languor; frequently one eye is larger than the other. The mouth is small, with full lips of a bright red; it displays white and perfect teeth and coral-red gums. The body is plump but beautifully shaped, with no bone prominent; the hips are rather too marked. Hands and feet are small and well formed.
Venusians are found of dress, of jewelry, of flowers, of perfumes, of music — especially simple, melodious music. They are often quite expert in some of the fine arts, which they cultivate more for the pleasure they find in them and to charm their friends than for the satisfaction of their vanity or for profit.
The Venusians are remarkable for their constant good humor and their aversion to all strife and quarreling, even of the mildest character.
They generally have large families. If this planet be under unfavorable aspects from Saturn, or Mars, its best benefits turn into terrible defects, especially if Jupiter is also in bad aspects. Then the effeminacy
Then the effeminacy grows to such an extent as to destroy every noble trait in the subject’s nature; the inherent sensuality of the Venusian allowing itself unrestricted scope becomes the cause of gravest excesses and ruins the subject’s prospects.
Sometimes, if the Venusian be a man and Mars should react on Venus, brutality in love matters will be the dominant feature of the wretched victim of this sad combination. As a matter of fact, in the good as well as in the bad Venusian, the senses are all powerful; they may act in a more refined way in the first case than in the second, but in either case, they have still to be watched over closely or may turn out to be rather unreliable rulers.
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From Practical Astrology by Comte C. de Saint-Germain