The brightest and the hottest planet of our Solar System, the Venus, according to Hindu Mythology, is the son of the great seer ‘Bhrigu’ and is the ‘Guru of the Demons’. Also called the ‘Morning Star’, Venus is blessed, with the power of raising the dead with the help of ‘Sanjivini Vidya’. All auspicious rituals are performed only when Venus is rising in the sky.
Astrologically, the gender of Venus is Feminine and this planet is easy going and accommodating. Venus signifies the relationship with the spouse - the attraction, potency, love and desires. The planet represents semen, reproductive fluids and fertility. So when Venus is badly placed in native’s horoscope, it can indicate impotency. Other than romance, the planet is known for music, dance and other recreations too.
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This is a benefic planet, whose directional strength is in the Fourth House and weakness in the Tenth. The Primary quality or Guna of Venus is ‘Rajo Guna’ and the planet is governed with the element, water.
Venus rules the Zodiac signs, Taurus and Libra. The planet’s sign of exaltation is Pisces and debilitation is Virgo. Venus’s friends are Mercury and Saturn, enemies are Sun and Moon and the planet is neutral with Mars and Jupiter.
Venus governs ‘Bharani Nakshatra’, ‘Purva Phalguni Nakshatra’ and ‘ Purva Ashadha Nakshatra’.
Natives born under the influence of Venus, will be of average height, have a beautiful body, big and attractive eyes, thick, curly hair and will always remain young at heart.
The gem of destiny for Venus is diamond, metal is silver and the planet rules the Number 6 in numerology.
Venus affects many of our body parts, like eyes, nose, chin, throat, sexual organs, kidneys, bladders, their functions and diseases related to them.
When Venus is adversely placed in a native’s horoscope, it signifies laziness, aloofness and perverted habits and can even destroy the happiness and pleasure of a married life, also resulting in separation. And when well-placed, Venus signifies beauty, property, marital bliss and wealth.
When Venus is in the house of work and profession, the native has the qualities of an artist and would follow a profession related to beauty, glamour, fame, sculpture, paintings, photography, revenue department, ornamenting, cooking etc .
Since the planet has such a profound impact on us, it makes sense to perform certain remedial measures, if it is not placed well in the native’s horoscope. Some remedial measures are-
- Worshipping Goddess Shakti or Durga, who is the ruling deity of the Venus, by reciting ‘Durga Chalisa'.
- Reciting the following Venus ‘mantra’-
“Om dram dreem droum sah shukrayah namah".(Beej Mantra)
3) If Venus is badly affected in the horoscope, then ‘Shukra Stotra’ should be recited with concentration and devotion for the native to be blessed with long life, money, happiness, and children.
4) Natives should fast on Fridays and seek Santoshi Mata’s blessings. At sunset, they should donate ghee, camphor, curd, sugar, rice, white clothes and white flowers.
5) Native should wear a six ‘mukhi’ Rudraksh.