Where is Love in astrology? Is it in the planets, in Jupiter, Venus and Neptune? Is it in the signs? Are there different concepts of love for Leo than for Cancer, for example?
We posed the same question in yahoo answers, here some answers:
Venus deals with the lower nature and the higher nature of love; either an aminalistic approach or a pure approach to love. How this love is will be colored by the sign Venus is in. How this love is expressed is shown by the aspect, whether it is for sex, or true love. Basically, Venus wants to smooth out difficulties and maintain a sense of harmony and rhythm. If the principles of Venus are not used, individuals will be incapable of recognizing or feeling true love. They will lack the proper respect or others, and can become slothful, coarse, and disordely, showing a lack of refinement and sensitivity to others. The type of aspect Venus receives will indicate how this love is used and expressed in the areas of the hosue it is in. To answer your question, Venus in a water sign or in a fire sign will act differently, and the same for earth and air. In fire sign, the person will actively seek romantic and social fulfillment while in water, the person will have an emotional approach to art, music, romance etc… They will exhibit deep feelings of empathy and sympathy for others.
by Been There:
Oh, Dane Rudhyar is very good. Very difficult to slog through his writing style, but his information is dead on, and he can put it in such a way that once you’ve absorbed the information, you don’t need to use a reference book to use it.
Of course everyone has their own idea and practice of love. Both psychology and astrology know this. And this is why there are so many divorces … because one person will love in a particular style that the other one doesn’t recognize as “love”.
Moon, Venus, 7th house, its ruler, aspects, Juno, Lilith, Eros, Mars, Pluto, 5th house, Vertex, and your Ascendant… and possibly many many more.
I recently read an article on the fixed signs and how they represent different types of love. Taurus – sensual; Leo – creative, romantic; Scorpio – sexual; Aquarius – detached. And how all of us go through this cycle starting with Taurus and ending with Aquarius which represents unconditional love – loving somebody for who they are even if you do not interact with them at all. It also rings a bell with Christianity since those four “creatures” are often represented there. I think that might be the major symbolism behind fixed signs.
I have my Venus in Scorpio tightly square my boyfriend’s Venus in Aquarius. And there’s really a lot of friction between us. But I guess on some level he is teaching me that I do not need to be completely absorbed with somebody in order to show them I love them, and they do not need to be totally absorbed in me and pay attention to me 24/7 to show they care.
In the biggest challenge there’s the biggest growth. It is painful but it indeed changes us.
This is not a question. This is an outline for a lesson plan for a semester of a class called “Love & Astrology.”
Luckily I have written a handful (6) of blog posts about it. See
and read the 6 called “Love & Astrology.”