Venus.

Venus says “I love + harmonize.”

VENUS IN ARIES

Venus in Aries is about loving and harmonizing through the Aries’ energetic field. The person with their Venus in Aries may express their personal love with fast energy: flirting with anyone they feel a “spark” with, appearing quite direct, assertive, and/or aggressive with affections, moving quickly into and/or out of a relationship, etc. Venus in Aries is a very self-centered energy; however, it is not necessarily narcissistic. There is a strong connection with action and “fireworks” for the Venus in Aries individual, and how they go about finding that connection in another person is heavily dependent on many other parts to their Being. Regardless, the person with their Venus in Aries may easily become bored when things are not moving along at the pace they feel accustomed to with regards to love, beauty, and harmony.

VENUS IN TAURUS

The Venus in Taurus native will most likely come across as highly dependable. Since Venus rules Taurus (and Libra), this energy generally manifests both ways: they seek harmonization with a partner who is also highly dependable. The need for security, comfort, and sensual pleasure of all kinds becomes highlighted for the Venus in Taurus individual. Anything that links with ideas and beliefs and values about “worth” come into play for this type of energetic field. The Venus in Taurus person will most likely come across as highly affectionate – especially noticeable with touching, hugging, kissing, etc. Again, this love energy is focused on comfort and sensual pleasure. It is a bonding and attachment type of energy – make sure you give back!

VENUS IN GEMINI

The Venus in Gemini native expresses love through the intellect and through communication in general. These are the writers, the poets, the musicians…all of which use their hands and their mind to convey messages of love and harmony. These types like to talk…and talk and talk and talk! Some may consider the Venus in Gemini individual as “two-faced” or a “tease” of some kind; however, the energy is truly centered on harmonizing through the intellect, the mind and communication. Banter, wittiness, a strength in knowledge on some level…all of these may come into play for the Venus in Gemini native. Overall, these folks may appear to be more “surface” to some extent, given their need for variety. In other words, this type of love energy may not want to dive into heavy or deeper conversations without other natural indicators (which can be seen in the natal chart).

VENUS IN CANCER

The Venus in Cancer native may express love in a stereotypical “motherly” way. They are nurturing, protective, sensitive and caring in their love nature(s). Sometimes this energy appears to get out of balance and interactions can feel smothering or overbearing; still, the underlying energy is about love and harmony with whatever is going on. Those individuals with their Venus in Cancer seek to find a sense of reliability, comfort, and stability in their interactions as if everything were in a womb (or a shell: think Crab qualities). They love and harmonize with an ultimate desire for balance: snuggle up with this energy and all could be good!

VENUS IN LEO

The Venus in Leo native may express love in a number of ways, but the heart is absolutely involved (Leo’s physical manifestation in the body = the heart/spine). Leo is about the heart, courage, the will, drive, pride, and so much more. When Venus shows up in Leo for any individual, these keywords may come into play – and so may the keyword “play” itself! The Venus in Leo individual may appear to be quite childlike, exuberant, dramatic or zealous, magnanimous and unique all at once. They may tend to express love with a lot of romance and a lot of loyalty too. In other words, a theatrical flair with a dash of lighthearted fun tends to depict what this energy is about. You’re going to get a lot of attention from a Venus in Leo native…reciprocating is key! That, to them, is harmony.

VENUS IN VIRGO

The Venus in Virgo native will likely express their love through subtle details with a focus on health and service. These individuals may seem to criticize or nag a bit with their affections – in a lighthearted way. They play off of the previous sign’s energies, and they extend into the next sign’s energies as well (just as each sign does to some extent). So, the Venus in Virgo native may take parts of the playfulness in Leo energy and couple it with the balance-seeking needs of Libra. Their “perfectionist” attitudes really hold insecurities underneath, and they love best when those sentiments are expressed and understood with all parties involved. With Venus in Virgo, all one has to remember is it is the little things that count! 

VENUS IN LIBRA

The Venus in Libra native is at home! While Venus rules Taurus as well, the Venus in Libra individual will extend Venusian energy beyond what Taurus represents (beauty, stability, sensual pleasures, etc.). This individual may tend to add to Taurus’ energy and place an emphasis on relationships in general. In other words, the beauty, the stability, the harmony, the love, the sensuality, and more – all of these things are fully expressed and understood better with and through an Other. The Venus in Libra native thrives on relationship, and particularly harmonious ones. However, even when not in “harmony,” the Venus in Libra native will strive for that. Fairness, equality, and justice all play key roles in relating for the Venus in Libra individual. Essentially, this type of energy is about sharing and honesty as those things are directly linked to the concepts of love and harmony for them!

venuS IN SCORPIO

The Venus in Scorpio native is intense with an all-or-nothing energy. In fact, quite often, the energy is so heavily-held that it can feel controlling, possessive and/or obsessive. However, and underneath it all, there is truly the desire to bond and connect deeply, intimately, sexually, and with a strong sense of loyalty and commitment attached as well. These are dedicated souls in what they feel “love” is. As an opposite sign to Taurus, the individual with Venus in Scorpio may appear to be (and/or actually be) the jealous type. Their apparent jealousy may stem from much of what is already described here, but in general, Venus in Scorpio acts as a sort of “dark side” to love. The “dark” is not intended to be negative; instead, it is best understood as a strong, instinctive desire to unionize with an Other. When they love themselves fully first (as it is with any Being), the jealousy for another’s heart energy transforms itself. Regardless, the Venus in Scorpio native is a deep, contemplative, and emotionally-charged Being! Embrace them.

VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS

The Venus in Sagittarius native is a gypsy lover! The energy of Sagittarius blends with the Venusian qualities in such a way that these individuals tend to come off as “non-committal.” What is desired by these folks is a sense of expansiveness – whether literal or figurative (outer travel or inner travel, for example). Their love is expressed through open-mindedness, joviality and (paradoxically) some seriousness, bluntness, etc. These are the souls that love with a breath of fresh air, so to speak. The Venus in Sagittarius native wants to explore and expand everything it comes into contact with. Connected with Pisces in a way, these individuals are in love with life and express their sentiments with or without any Other!

VENUS IN CAPRICORN

The Venus in Capricorn native is a cautious and responsible lover. They may be traditional romantics at heart, but they may express their love slowly, deliberately, and with an eye towards the future. They are truly committed types, and they are best in harmony with those that relate to their dependable nature. An individual with Venus in Capricorn may not be the most spontaneous of all individuals when it comes to matters of the heart, but they are rock solid partners!

VENUS IN AQUARIUS

The Venus in Aquarius native is the detached, aloof, and rebellious type. The person with their Venus in Aquarius may express their personal love in an unconventional or eccentric manner. They loathe rules, and so any sort of traditional relationship may bore them fairly quickly. Venus in Aquarius wants a friend in their partner, and they want a friend who they can truly rely on to create space for their intellect. There is a strong connection with progressive, innovative, and forward-thinking energy for these folks, so space for that and, truly, space in general works best for these natives. Harmony for Venus in Aquarius is in the love of uniqueness and individuality!

VENUS IN PISCES

The Venus in Pisces native is the sensitive dreamer type. The person with their Venus in Pisces may express their personal love as, paradoxically, transpersonal love. These are the unconditional lovers, and they tend to share their love with all of the world! They aren’t real planners; they would rather go-with-the-flow and see how things progress in any and all interactions. For this reason, they are not necessarily oriented towards commitment. Those that do commit, though, generally find themselves with someone who understands their soft-hearted, romantic, and somewhat unreliable nature.
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Recipe No. 10 – How To Be Neglectful.

Step One: Do nothing. Reflexes don’t count here. If you naturally breathe, blink, and otherwise move your knee when a doctor’s mallet hits it, you’re in the clear.

Step Two: Do NOT care. By any means necessary, teach yourself not to care.

Step Three: Write a post about neglect after failing to write daily recipes.

 

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU ARE ABLE TO NEGLECT.* 😔

*SORRY. While I admit it may appear as though I am a completely neglectful non-stick figure, I have been doing things besides blinking and moving my knee. And, I do care. So much so that I decided to write a post on my own failures in following through on my own self-prescribed daily posting. I will try to do better. ❤️

Recipe No. 9 – How To Be Compassionate.

Step One: Drop the projections. You may or may not need to have a truly direct experience with ego mind in order to grasp essence mind.

Step Two: Identify with the emptiness. See the everything + nothing that’s been right in front of your eyes all along.

Step Three: In this naturally neutral state, all that your ego mind believed to be real is replaced with compassion.

Step Four: With every tender trigger point in your psyche, life will gift you with experiences to learn where you’re not in compassion. Repeat steps over and over and over again until all karma is dissolved into everything + nothing, emptiness.

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU CAN ADD COMPASSION TO YOUR WORLD. 

*Whenever you blame others, you are actually admitting your dependence on them…you need the other to justify your egoic position: ‘I’m angry because he insulted me’ [is actually to say] ‘I need him so that I can have my anger.’ [In essence mind], the issue is not what the other did to you; the real issue is how you choose to respond to the situation. If you choose ego mind, you cannot avoid blaming or accusing.” -Excerpt from The Matter of Mind: An Explorer’s Guide to the Labyrinth of the Mind, Master Djwhal Khul through Kathlyn Kingdon

Recipe No. 8 – How To Stop Puking.

Step One: Take precautions. NEVER work with children. Doctors and sane people would call this step, “preventative medicine.”

Step Two: If you find yourself near a group of children + teachers going home from vomiting, diarrhea, or some other extreme form of indigestion, leave. Walk out. Actually, run – it will burn off toxins and make your drink water to battle what may be headed your way.

Step Three: You’ve tried. You really have. And yet, at 4am, you begin puking. You can’t stop. You’re dry heaving. You drink a bunch of water to rehydrate. You puke all of that up too. You have chills and run a fever for the next 24 hours. You may or may not have body aches as well.

Step Four: Don’t move. Don’t do anything. Nothing can be trusted except binge watching Netflix. Once you can stomach a spoonful of water without wanting to vomit, you’re in the clear.

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY STOPPED PUKING.*

*If you can’t tell, I missed posting anything yesterday due to illness. My co-workers blame Chipotle. Listen, ladies, if it were Chipotle, I would’ve been puking days ago. Hell, if were Chipotle, I would’ve been puking almost non-stop for the last 17 years. And, this recipe would’ve been only one step (don’t eat Chipotle). It wasn’t the Chipotle. It was you and your puking and all of the children and doctor parents bringing their illnesses to us. Sharing is caring? Sometimes, I question that saying.

Recipe No. 7 – How To Ask For A Raise.

Step One: If you’re self-employed, ask yourself. Promptly grant that raise. If you are otherwise employed, you’ll need to keep reading.

Step Two: Timing is key. Notice when your boss is not busy, sitting down, and in a good mood. Yelling “RAISE! GIMME!” in the vicinity of your boss will probably not work well.

Step Three: Remind your boss about all your hard work. Be confident, not arrogant. Politely, but firmly, ask for a raise.

Step Four: Be prepared to quit. Bosses like to give sorry excuses like, “we just can’t afford to give you a raise right now,” and “in all fairness to your co-workers…” Have a signed resignation letter on deck. It may help to get you that raise after all.

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU ASKED FOR A RAISE!* 💰💰💰

*Asking for a raise and/or threatening to quit your job does not guarantee getting a raise. Hey, but at least you asked. 

Recipe No. 6 – How To Become A Cult Leader.

Step One: Have an idea. A good one. One that will sell itself.

Step Two: Prey on minds that believe they need what you’re selling. Usually, in some form or another, the sell is about a particular lifestyle or image. They will begin to follow you, oh great leader.

Step Three: Keep your followers on their toes. Make sure they are so brainwashed and bathed in fear that it will take a great leap in life to stop following you. Ever.

Step Four: When minds start to wake up to whatever they’ve believed, make sure you have enough money to keep your cult going. Discredit non-believers at every turn. Be so fearful and powerless- errr, I mean fearED and powerFUL that you don’t have to appear to be grasping at straws to maintain “order.”

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU HAVE BECOME A CULT LEADER.* 😱

*A cult can be seen as such depending on perspective. Scientology? Consult the dictionary definition. An economy based on consumerism? You decide.

Recipe No. 5 – How To Fall In Love.

Step One: Project. Make sure you do NOT see the person you’re attracted to clearly.

Step Two: Find a lovely gated community together on Cloud No. 9.

Step Three: Begin to see your mate for who he/she really is. Learn how to forgive. Over and over and over again. And then. Some more.

 

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 EVEN IF YOU’VE FALLEN FOR ONE GIANT CON, YOU’VE STILL FALLEN. IN. LOVE. ❤️ 💕 

Recipe No. 4 – How To Get Through a Power Outage in the Middle of a Summer Day.

Step One: Get naked. The A/C won’t be working for a while, so it is best to take precautions.

Step Two: Eat food before it spoils. Start with the freezer – ice cream or popsicles are first in this crisis.

Step Three: Divvy up your time with your most-charged devices. Save your cell phone for last – you never know when you might need to phone a friend (or answer a call) for that tricky Who Wants To Be A Millionaire question.

Step Four: Still no power? Take a nap and pray 🙏 that your devices will be re-charged again in the convenience of your own home rather than at some random Starbucks outside of the zone of affected power-outage customers.

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏 YOU MADE IT THROUGH A 1ST WORLD CRISIS. 😱

*Inspired by yet another no A/C situation at my job today. Almost the 3rd power outage of some kind at my job/home this summer. I stand by this recipe. It is utterly complaint-proof. 

Recipe No. 3 – How To Appear Mature.

Step One: Learn how to tie a tie. Male or female – makes no difference. Mature adults know how to tie ties.

Step Two: Open up a Roth IRA, a 401K, and learn how to talk about ROIs like it’s your job.

Step Three: Have dinner parties, game nights, or write a novel about your life. If you’re wanting to appear REALLY mature, you’ll do all three.

CONGRATULATIONS! 👏🎇 YOU AT LEAST LOOK LIKE A MATURE ADULT. 👩‍💼👨🏽‍💼💼