“The glittering adornment of the sky…. Embellishing the appearance of land…”
Venus is considered one of the most benefic planet in Vedic astrology. It represents beauty, affluence, luxuries, comfort, pleasure, vehicles, wisdom, luck, respect, arts, music, appearance, creativity, love, gains, peace of mind, good reputation in society, strong intellect, vehicles, high designation and spirituality. Venus's strength and it's good placement in a chart is very much required to have many beneficial aspects of Life.
Venus (Shukra) : Astronomy
Venus is 2nd most closer planet to the Sun. It is closer to Sun than Earth. The average distance from Sun is around 67 million miles. Venus takes 224 days to revolve around the Sun. It is second brightest natural object in the night sky after moon. It is a terrestrial planet. It consist mostly silicate rocks The mass of Venus is 4.8 x 1024 kg which is 80% of the mass of the earth. The radius of this planet is 6050 km which is 95% of the radius of the earth. There are many similarities between Venus and Earth like size and gravity which makes them quite similar so sometimes they are called sister planets. The density of Venus is 5.2 g/cm3.It does not have any natural satellite. Venus is covered by an layer of sulfuric acid clouds. The atmosphere of Venus is quite dense and consist mainly CO2.
Astrology of Venus or Shukra : Importance of Venus in horoscope
Planet Venus or Shukra being the divine giver of colors in personal life has a major role in the astrological aspects of life and is a significant part of astrology. In Vedic astrology, it is one of the four benefic planets. In western astrology, Venus is considered the most benefic of all the planets. In Vedic astrology, Shukra represents love, romance and sexuality, artistic talents, material life, wealth, the opposite sex, pleasure and reproduction, feminine qualities and the fine arts, such as music, dance, painting and sculpture.
In the words of Indian Astrology, planet Shukra belongs to the family of sages which is perceived to be the highest in the social ladder and is associated with spiritual and Vedic sciences. It is also represents the mysteries and hidden subjects of life and it’s creation. A well placed planet Shukra bestows the person a blissful marital life and strong enclosure of healthy relationships along with the person, a creative and fantastical vision towards the world and makes him inclined towards hidden aspects including spiritual beliefs.
Besides this, Shukra brings affluence, comfort, appearance. It makes the person gentle, tender and considerate. The natives of Shukra are inclined towards jewelry, sour taste, perfumes, white dresses, tasty foods and fine arts.
A well placed Shukra in a birth chart provides wealth, luxuries, worldly pleasures, gains, favor of luck, Favors from opposite sex, peace of mind, good reputation in society, strong intellect, vehicles, high designation, interest and expertise in art and music and a very good love and marital life.
All these attributes of Shukra keeps the planet in the enclosure of benefic planets but a poor placement of the planet could bring adverse effects as in worsening the life of the natives on account of poor love/ marital relations, poverty or lack of wealth, Lack of luxuries, problems in earning money, Less understanding or interest in arts and music, bad relations with females, problems in family life and peace of mind.
The weak or ill-laced Shukra would create many problems in profession. The person would face many problems in case of gains through investments and speculation. He would need to work hard to have his livelihood. The person would be unpopular and lack manners.
In the astrological studies of planet Shukra, it has been said that it’s most potent and dominating placement is in the 4th house where it reflects most of his benefic shades upon the native. it becomes digbali or gets directional strength in this house. Apart from 4th house, it is also have very good results in other kendras (7th and 10th house) and ascendant. it give highly auspicious results in the Trikonas (5th and 9th house).
The placements is not good in 3rd, 6th and 8th house while it's placement in 12th house is considered very benefic in terms of getting materialistic gains and luxuries. This is an exception because the placement of all other benefic planets are not considered good in 12th house.
Venus rules over Taurus and Libra Zodiac. so for the natives having Taurus and Libra ascendants, it is highly auspicious since it becomes ascendant lords for these zodiacs. Shukra is also beneficial for Capricorn and Aquarius ascendant natives as it becomes yoga karaka for these ascendant natives. In the words of modern astrology, Shukra is a natural karaka for the 2nd and 7th houses while the traditional studies says that it is a natural karaka of the 5th and 12th houses.
Body Parts and Diseases controlled by Shukra
The zodiac in which Venus is placed in a horoscope is the venus sign of the person. Venus sign decides the dignity of this planet in the horoscope. In Human Body, it rules reproductive system, eyes, throat, chin, cheeks, and kidneys. The ill-placed Shukra may cause eye diseases, venereal complaints, indigestion, pimples, impotency, loss of appetite and rashes on the skin.