All the nine planets in Indian astrology (including the nodes) have distinct qualities, so their effects on our lives are also different and play a significant role to determine our paths of lives. In this article we are talking about the planet Venus. Venus is called the planet of beauty, the jewel of the sky, the planet of love, the planet of luxuries, entertainment and so on. There is no denying the fact that astronomically this is the most beautiful and brightest celestial object, next to only the Sun and the Moon, therefore it is natural to name it after Goddess of love and beauty. It is also known as the morning and evening star because at sun rise it appears in the east and at the sun set it appears in the west. Venus and earth are close together and similar in size which is the reason Venus is called earth’s sister planet.
In Indian astrology, Venus is known as SHUKRA and has its domain on Friday. Hindu mythology describes Shukra as the son of the great sage – Bhrigu. Sage Bhrigu himself taught his son all the spiritual sciences and Vedic scriptures. Shukracharya is the one who founded Shilpashastra (Architecture),Vimanas (Airships), and Jyotish ( astrology). Shukracharya is also known as the teacher of demons who taught this science to Rahu, Ketu, and Shani. So as planet Jupiter is the Guru of gods, planet Venus Is called Guru of Demons whose ruling colour is white.
Astrologically, when we talk about the traits of this planet, Venus is karaka of beauty, love and fertility. It is associated with the principle of harmony, balance, feeling and affection and the urge to unite with others. It is involved with the desire for pleasure, sensuality, personal possessions, comfort and ease. It governs romantic relations, marriage, business partnership, sex, art, drama, music, cinema, fashion and social life. Hotels, good food, vehicles, painting, poetry, singing and all the luxurious things in life are the domain of this planet.
In kalpurush kundali Venus rules the 7th house of marriage and partnership; he is the lord of Taurus and Libra rashi. Venus exalts in the Jupitarian sign- Pisces, and debilitates in Mercurian sign- Virgo. In Male’s horoscope Venus is the karaka of wife and semen. An exalted Venus gives beautiful wife with fine tastes.
No doubt a strong Venus in the horoscope enriches the native with beauty, arts, love, knowledge, conjugal happiness, wealth, physical beauty and all the materialistic pleasures in life. The most important thing it gives a good moral character to the native. But a weak Venus placed in inauspicious house and having the malefic influence can create havoc in the person’s life. He will be lustful, devoid of strength with venereal diseases, his character may be questioned and this way he can lose the reputation and bring the bad name for himself as well as for his family.