Venus is known as the planet of love, and its position in your natal chart can tell you a lot about your approach to love and relationships. It also relates to how you value things in the material world, and how you feel about your appearance.
If you are born under Venus in Aries, you are forward and forthright in love. For you love is all about what you want and what you feel. You have a competitive approach to material things and tend to crave things that others will covet. You feel attractive, which gives you high self-esteem.
Celebrities born under Venus in Aries include Stevie Wonder, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, and Audrey Hepburn.
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Venus Transit & Retrograde Through Aries
While the position of Venus in our natal chart affects us on an individual level, Venus’ continual transit through the signs impacts us all as it dictates the kind of “love energy that is in the air”.
When Venus transits through Aries we all tend to be a bit bolder in love and more willing to tell people how we feel and what we want. We might also feel impatient to move things forward on the romantic side and will no longer be able to wait for what we need.
Venus also retrogrades through Aries, but thankfully this doesn’t happen very often. The planet only retrogrades about once every 18 months. Venus last retrograded through Aries in 2009 and will not do so again until 2025.
Whenever Venus retrogrades, we all tend to misstep when it comes to love. When this is combined with the energy of Aries, we are likely to be confused about what we want, and this will very likely bring us into serious conflict with others.
Venus in Aries Love & Compatibility
When you are born under Venus in Aries, you are refreshingly forthright when it comes to love. You believe in taking the risk and telling people exactly how you feel. For you, game playing is just a waste of time that stands between you and love.
Once you have your eye on someone, you will pursue them with intensity, and you don’t mind competing for their attention.
But while you may seem infatuated with another person, what you are actually infatuated with is how they make you feel. For you, love is all about you, and what you feel and what you want. This means that you aren’t always well-attuned to the needs and wants of your partner.
You are a very physical lover, when it comes to sex, but also affectionate. You like to hold hands, touch legs when you sit, and do forth. For you, the spark of physical touch is essential to love.
Venus in Aries Man
Men born under Venus in Aries tend to be pushy when it comes to love. They will pursue the person that they are interested in with a lot of energy and passion. He doesn’t mind competing for someone’s affection, and he might continue to pursue someone even if they have made it clear that they aren’t interested.
In a relationship, they focus very much on what they want. When you spend time together it needs to be on his terms. If he wants to show his partner off at a work function, they need to be there. But if he doesn’t want to spend the night with his partner’s old school friends, he won’t.
This “my way” approach also extends to the bedroom. He is an extremely passionate lover, but he wants to do things his way and isn’t particularly interested in “direction”. Fortunately, it is probably important to him to be considered good in bed, so he can be very generous and giving as well.
Venus in Aries Woman
Women born under Venus in Aries know exactly what they want from a partner and won’t settle for anything less. She has no problem knocking someone back sharply, but she also has no problem making the first move when she sees someone that she wants.
In a relationship, she will probably want her partner to fit into her world, and won’t be keen to make compromises. Also, don’t expect her to do things like buy cards and presents for your family. That is your responsibility.
She is very passionate in the bedroom, but also impatient. Venus in Aries women don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time talking or at foreplay before getting to the good stuff. She won’t be impressed if her partner doesn’t prioritize her satisfaction.
Venus in Aries Compatibility
Venus in Aries are most compatible with Venus in Gemini, who are strong lovers, but also happy to let Aries take the romantic lead. You are also very compatible with Venus in Libra, who will love the strength of your pursual, but are also good at helping you see when you are being too self-involved or controlling.
Venus in Aries Material Values
If you are born under Venus in Aries, status symbols are important to you. You are highly competitive, and you want to be seen as someone of means and taste. If something is popular or critically acclaimed, this makes it significantly more appealing to you.
Having said that, you won’t ignore your own taste. If you don’t get something or you just don’t think that it is any good, you’ll go ahead and say so.
When it comes to creating art, you are most concerned with things that you can do physically with your body. You might have an interest in dance or martial arts, and you are probably drawn to challenges that let you push yourself to your physical limits.
Venus in Aries Appearance & Self-Esteem
When you are born under Venus in Aries, you tend to be confident in your appearance. You have always been generally happy with how you look. While you might want to shed a few pounds or beef up your chest muscles, you don’t have hang-ups about your appearance.
You probably view small imperfections as things that make you uniquely attractive. This assurance within yourself gives you a lot of self-esteem. So, while you are competitive by nature, you aren’t the type to compare yourself to others physically.
Venus in Aries Personality Traits
When you are born with Venus in Aries you believe that life is meant to be fun – if you aren’t having fun you are doing something wrong. You tend to trust yourself over others and develop your own life hacks and expertise. But you can be so focused on yourself that you are terrible at reading and understanding other people.
When you are born under Venus in Aries you tend to prefer to learn by doing and consider yourself largely “self-taught”. If you want to know about something, you don’t just ask an expert. You dive into the research yourself and you become the expert.
As a result, you probably have a lot of health and lifestyle hacks that you have developed yourself. You probably have a few products, such as vitamins, health powder, or homemade shampoo, about which you evangelize.
2. Fun Loving
You believe that life is a game that you should try and win, but you also know that games are meant to be fun. If you aren’t enjoying yourself, you aren’t winning.
This innate sense of fun is part of the reason why Venus in Aries can do so much. They are often work-hard, play-hard, weekend warriors, without suffering from burnout. You instinctively know that if you aren’t enjoying yourself anymore, you need to make changes.
There is just no denying that people born under Venus in Aries are very focused on themselves. It is about what they want, what they need, and what they can get out of life.
As a result of this “me” focus, you tend to be pretty terrible at reading other people. You project your own thoughts and feelings, so you can’t take in the reality of what is happening with other people. This means that you can often misread situations and get yourself into trouble.
Were You Born with Venus in Aries?
If you were born with Venus in Aries, you want an intense and passionate love, and you will pursue that love directly. You aren’t afraid to tell people how you feel. While you don’t mind competing for someone’s affection, you don’t play games.
People born under this sign are very focused on you, and what you want and need, which makes it hard for you to read and empathize with other people. You do well with partners who pull you up on that and help you expand your vision.
You are happy with your appearance and don’t compare yourself to others physically. But looking after yourself is very important to you. So are status symbols that reflect how you are winning at life.
Jessica has had a keen interest in the esoteric since she was a teenager, studying and practicing for many years.
More recently, she has become interested in how new age practices can be used to boost confidence and self-esteem, and help people take control of their lives and their mindsets.
An Australian abroad, Jessica has a Masters from the University of Oxford where she studied ancient religions and cult practices. After graduating, she worked for the Oxford University Museums for several years.
She now lives in Brazil where she works as a freelance writer, translator and Capoeirista.