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We all know scientifically that Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days. It is also the second largest terrestrial planet, sometimes referred to as the Earth’s sister planet due to their similar size and mass and so on! But did you also know that Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty?

You’ve all heard of your zodiac sun signs and maybe even your moon sign. Did you know that you have a Venus sign as well? That’s right. You see, we all carry a little bit of every planet inside of us. Astrology is a great tool to get to know the deeper parts of yourself, eventually transforming them into becoming YOU in all your pure essence. You beautiful Star you. So who is Venus?

In Greek mythology, Aphrodite was the goddess of love (equivalent to the Roman Venus, Egyptian Goddess Isis, the Phoenician Astarte and the Babylonian Ishtar). She is known as the Daughter of Heaven and Sea, the child of Uranus and Gaia. Her story tells of fertility, love and pleasure. Venus is the goddess of Love and Beauty. She along with her son Cupid (Eros) became a metaphor for sexual love. Venus represents the feminine aspect in all of us. She is the creational Earth Mother. Often seen as the bright, silvery morning or evening star, and is the brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon. She is said to be either a daughter of Zeus or to have sprung from the foam of the sea.

There are two version of her birth.

In the first version - Hesiod, she was older than Olympians. When the Titan Cronus severed his father's (Uranus) genitals and flung into the sea, the blood and semen caused foams to gathered and floated across the sea to the island of Cyprus. There Aphrodite rose out of the sea from the foam (hence her name came from the word aphros, which means foams). She had experienced no infancy or childhood. She was grown, young woman. The Clam Shell version.

In the second version by Homer, she was known as the daughter of Zeus and the Oceanid Dione. The Cherubs Version.

She was the unfaithful wife of Hephaestus, the god of fire, and the mother of Eros. Aphrodite surpassed all the other goddesses in beauty, and hence received the prize of beauty from Paris. She likewise had the power of granting beauty and invincible charm to others.

In the vegetable kingdom the myrtle, rose, apple, and poppy, among others, were sacred to Aphrodite, as,in the animal world, were the sparrow, dove, swan, and swallow.

The goddess loved to pamper herself and cultivate her beauty. Her symbol represents the hand-held vanity mirror that Venus used to admire her beauty. Truly, Venus has become the symbol for femininity itself.

So, how does this represent the astrological side of you?

Venus rules our values and sense of appreciation. When we appraise or appreciate something, whether another person or a new car, this is Venus at work. Venus describes how we love and what we want to be loved for. Venus is a key to relationships, pleasure, art and beauty.

We’re all a little different in our relationships. Don’t feel bad if you’re not as affectionate as your partner, or vice versa. There is a story there.. A story waiting to be read.  

To find out your Venus sign, simply click here . Once you’ve got it, read more about your Venus sign Here!

Have fun! I know I get excited when I read something about myself, that is Dead on accurate!!

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