Venus, also known as ‘Shukra’ in Vedic astrology, is a female benefic planet prominently discussed for wealth and luxury. It is the brightest among nine planets and very much similar to the size of earth. Venus rules the astrological signs of Taurus and Libra. It is exalted in Pisces and debilitated in Virgo. Its metal is silver, gem is diamond, direction is southeast, color is white, season is spring, element is water, and day is Friday. It spends around 28 days in one zodiac and takes 11 months to complete the orbit. It is a friend to Mercury, Saturn, and Rahu; and enemy to Sun and Moon. Venus rules semen and therefore it is directly responsible for birth, fertility, primal sexuality. Venus is the ultimate woman for men in their natal chart.
According to one Vedic belief, Venus is the son of great seer ‘Bhrigu’ who is the master of astrology, spiritual science, and scriptures. Venus is said to be the mentor or guru of demons. It is the Venus only who knows the art, blessed by Lord Shiva, of bringing back a dead person to the life. Venus is also associated with Ayurvedic medicine, tantra, casting spells, hypnotism, mesmerism, and alchemy.
Venus is all about expensive cars and jewelries, good food and drink, beautiful home and a sense of refinement. Love, romance, good marriage, friendships, and attraction are always on the cards for the people with a strong Venus in their natal chart. Venus represents the enjoyment of all kinds and that is why everybody wants Venus on their side. The late Princess Diana had a strong Venus in her natal chart. Due to her Venus combination with other planets, she was considered to be an iconic beauty and most photographed woman in the world.
Physically, Venus is responsible for eyes, nose, chin, throat, venereal complaints, indigestion, pimples, impotency, loss of appetite, rashes on the skin, sexual organs, kidneys, and bladder.
Professionally, Venus rules over textile and ready-made garment industry, tourism and travels industry, food and restaurant industry, hotel industry, sex industry, film industry, music industry, theater, poetry, and literature. Also, beauty parlors, jewelry business, cosmetic shops, costumes, astrology, paintings, photography and other creative work come under the influence of Venus.
Its major period in Vedic astrology, also known as ‘Shukra Dasha’ or ‘Mahadasha’, is for 20 years. It is the longest ‘Mahadasha’ of any planet in the Vedic astrology.