Venus Square Ascendant Synastry

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What does Venus square Ascendant synastry mean?

In Astrology, Venus rules our romantic relationships, self-worth, enjoyment, as well as beauty, aesthetics, and harmony.

This planet allows us to consider other people’s points of view and to seek a balance among everyone involved, ensuring no one is left behind.

Venus is Aphrodite, the goddess of art, pleasure, and in charge of igniting the flame of passion and longing within us. This goddess was Mars’ wife, which is why she represents the female features that mirror the masculine characteristics of the god of desire, war, and independence.

The position of Venus in our birth chart determines our affectionate feelings towards other people, and even more so when it aspects the Ascendant of another person in a synastry chart.

Synastry compares two different natal birth charts where the astrologer can observe the unique dynamics that form between each other’s planets. An aspect between Venus and the Ascendant indicates the Venus person’s attraction to the Ascendant person’s bodily appearance and mannerisms.

Read on and find out all about these synastry aspects and their meaning.

Venus – Meaning and Info

Venus rules the zodiac sign of Libra and Taurus. It is the planet that represents the feminine principle and, in purely feminine ways, governs love. People with a strong and favorable Venus are great mediators and lovers, with a strong sense of aesthetics – beauty, art, music, and gastronomy.

Venus rules our romantic relationship, sensuality, and other earthly pleasures we can detect through our bodily senses, such as touch, taste, smell, and sound. This planet speaks about the kind of people we love outside a relationship, such as family members or close friends.

Venus governs beauty, and its attributes are associated with physical attractiveness, which is why natives with a strong influence of Venus in their natal chart have desirable and round physical features. Also, it indicates trust, openness, and love through verbal communication and intimacy.

The position of Venus in our natal chart reveals the skills necessary to build a successful and lasting relationship. Venus manages meetings, partnerships, associations, weddings, and unifications of all signs.

Ascendant – Meaning and Info

The Ascendant represents our public mask and physical image. It displays those attributes that we reveal to others when we do not yet know them in-depth, the first impression we give to the world.

The energy of our Ascendant is the one that appears when we are at a job interview, a party, or a first meeting.

After others get to know us better, they discover other aspects of our natal chart, such as our Sun or Moon.

At the beginning of our life, we do not feel so identified with the qualities of our Ascendant. It is like our face: that part of us that others first meet, but we can never fully appreciate. 

The energy of a person’s Ascendant is the one that appears when they are at a job interview, a party, or a first meeting. If you have a Leo rising sign, you will appear outgoing, confident, and self-assured, even when you feel more introverted or shy in your private time. A person with a Virgo rising sign might come across as highly organized and insecure, even though they feel more confident and relaxed on the inside.

Venus Squares Ascendant

People with aspects between Venus and the Ascendant tend to have an attractive, harmonious, and sensual physical appearance.

This person is usually very aware of the people around them and has a charming and attractive way of introducing themselves to the world.

These natives are respectful, dependable, and reliable. They also navigate social settings more comfortably when they are in the company of another person to share their projects and activities.

Individuals with Venus aspects to the Ascendant often deal with the stress of their daily challenges by indulging in pleasures such as excellent massages or shopping.

They also express their feelings very gently and tenderly, aspiring to find a relationship straight out of a fairytale.

People with Venus aspects to the Ascendant are creative and have a good eye for arts. Others tend to see them as kind individuals who always put the needs of others first. However, they can also be superficial, vain, and somewhat hypocritical. They cannot express their genuine opinions or ideas openly for fear of offending someone or making others feel bad.

In general, they are gregarious people who feel more comfortable when their peers surround them. For this reason, these natives are good hosts and love to organize fundraising, social events or simply have a good time with their friends and acquaintances.

Venus trine, sextile,or semi-sextile Ascendant in synastry chart

Trines, sextile, or semi-sextile are considered positive or beneficial aspects in a Natal chart.

If you find any of these aspects in your synastry chart, you can expect a harmonious and loving attraction between the two of you. This couple enjoys making each other happy and will do their best to ensure the other person’s life is more pleasant when they are at each other’s side.

If they live together, these people share a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing home environment.

The Ascendant person admires the gentleness and friendly character of the Venus person, while the Venus person is attracted to the charm and looks of the other.

Both people enjoy each other’s company and have a lively and diverse social life. They like museum visits, cultural events, art, and music.

They also have good culinary skills and can prepare delicious meals together, treat themselves to good massages, enjoy fine wines, and spend the evening caressing each other’s bodies and delighting their senses.

Venus opposite, square or semi-square Ascendant in the synastry

Oppositions, squares, or semi-squares are considered challenging aspects of Astrology.

At the top of the spectrum, Venus and the Ascendant are both comfortable with each other’s company and naturally care for one other. If you see this placement in your synastry chart, you share a strong attraction and feel drawn to their attitude and charming nature.

On the other hand, you might experience some difficulties when trying to please your partner or expecting too much from the other. Even when you share a mutual attraction, disagreements and disappointments will always be the order of the day.

The Venus person might become increasingly concerned about meeting the needs of the Ascendant person, even if this means neglecting their own priorities. To gain an edge in this relationship, the Venus person may feel compelled to use manipulative tactics like jealousy, victimization, or other ways to attract the attention of the Ascendant person.

You both tend to avoid confrontations and need to learn how to express your thoughts on an emotional level more clearly to avoid damaging the relationship.

A challenging aspect: Venus squares the Ascendant of another person

This aspect brings long term challenges to the relationship. There can be a strong desire to rush towards the other person’s needs, struggling to make independent decisions, or assert yourself. Couples with this synastry aspect feel very strongly about one another’s feelings but, at the same time, are dependant on their company.

The Ascendant person embodies or represents what the Venus person finds attractive, which is why it’s very difficult for them to leave them, regardless of the many conflicts they may encounter. These two individuals encourage excessive consumption or laziness on one another, especially if there’s also a strong Jupiter in either of their natal charts.

You are extremely sensitive to others’ opinions, feelings, and needs. This can provoke conflict, ambivalence, and frustration.

Some of these couples run into a cultural gap that prevents them from complementing each other more deeply, although they still can’t help but stick together. The Venus person finds certain attitudes and mannerisms of the Ascendant person irritating, exaggerated and offensive, creating too many disputes and disagreements.

On the other hand, the Ascendant person considers the Venus person overly shallow or vain and criticizes the time they take to get ready, go out shopping, or judge others by their appearance, regardless of gender.

Closing

Synastry charts reveal a lot of information about the dynamics between two people, their compatibility, strengths, and weaknesses.

However, this does not mean that all challenges presented by this relationship are impossible to solve. Astrology helps us identify those blind spots and work on them with love and compassion, aiming for a healthier and more lasting relationship.

In the case of Venus in aspect to another person’s Ascendant, this will determine the physical attraction they will feel for each other as well as the harmony and balance the relationship will have.

If aspected positively, these two individuals will have an enjoyable and enriching social life and will naturally get along well. If negatively aspected, as in square, these two people will be physically attracted to each other but may experience conflicts such as emotional dependency or manipulation.

The more aware you are of these behaviors, the more likely you will be able to heal them and transform them into a more positive state.

Lucius Nothing

Lucius has been slinging tarot cards professionally since 2014. He’s taken the tarot to places most wouldn’t think of: His best-known patrons include Torture Garden, The Dark Circus Party, Handel & Hendrix, A Curious Invitation and The Candlelight Club, where he has been resident tarot reader for the past half-decade. His writing on divination, magic and creativity has been published in Sabbat Magazine and on Medium.

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