The planet of Venus is associated with the fifth day of the week Friday. Venus is called as Shukra in Hindi and Friday too is named Shukrawaar, owing to this association.
Here are some more associations of Friday and Venus –
Colours of the day: White, Cream and all shades of Pink.
Number represented : 6
Metal: Silver and Platinum
Representative Deity: Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Durga
Vedic Texts say….
Nature and Caste: Venus is Rajasik in nature and is a Brahmin by caste.
Friendly Planets to Venus: Mercury, Saturn and Rahu
Enemy Planets to Venus: Sun and Moon
Neutral Planets to Venus: Mars and Jupiter
1) Om Shum Shukraya Namah
2) “Himakunda Mrunalabham Daityanam Paramam Gurum,
Sarwa shastra Pravaktaram Bhargavam Pranamamyaham.”
Venus- the planet of beauty and the embodiment of love, is the brightest planet or celestial object visible to the bare human eyes in the sky. It is the second nearest planet to the Sun after Mercury.
As per the Vedic texts, it is also known by the name of Bhargava or Shukracharya. In Shastras, it is said to be the preceptor of the Daityas and the Guru of the Rakshasas. It is also the master of Yoga and the one who knows the Sanjeevani Mantra (a formula that can be used to revive the dead).
True to its name- Shukra, that means the ‘Pure One’ or the ‘Bright One’, Venus is really bright and magnetic, and is known to bless the natives under its influence with the same. Astrologically, Venus rules the 2nd and the 7th Zodiac Signs- Libra and Taurus. It gets exalted in Pisces and is debilitated in the sign of Virgo. Libra is his Moolatrikona sthana and Taurus is his Swakshetra or own House. Venus is known as the Cosmic Poet, Musician, Artist, Charmer and Entertainer
Fundamentally, the planet of Venus is all about love, harmony, beauty and luxuries, and in Astrology, it represents comforts, grandeur, opulence, wealth, aesthetics, finesse, grace and charm, magnetism and charisma, expensive clothes or apparel, perfumes and sweet fragrances, costly gadgets or possessions, lavish vehicles, jewellery, creative expression, indulgence, sensual pleasures, marriage – wife, marital and conjugal bliss, women, feminism, accessories-ornaments-items-apparels belonging to women, partnerships, hotels, restaurants, beautiful and well-decorated mansions-villas or houses, places of beauty, amusement parks, theatres, shopping malls, beauty parlours, saloons, spas and resorts, places of enjoyment and recreation; fine arts like music, dance, singing, painting, drawing; fields like acting, drama, theatrics amongst various other things.
Venus is considered as the planet that helps us present a refined and more attractive side of our self to the external world. In Astrology, it is held as the second most auspicious planet after Jupiter. It is believed to be always noble and kind to the living beings in the Universe. In its various manifestations, Venus enables us to appreciate beauty and everything that is wonderful in the creation of God.
Venus also inspires us to start spreading love, and eventually makes us realize that no force in this world can be as strong as love. Plus, it makes us capable of absorbing the happiness around us. Affection, love, warmth, kindness, understanding, fondness and such attributes or feelings are associated with Venus. It is the natural signifier of relationships and the loving bonds between humans. It, thus, stands for all matters of the heart, such as love. romance, passion, sex and the carnal pleasures, happiness through spouse or partner, both the forms of attraction- attracting others and getting attracted by others, etc.
Venus- the relationships master, is known to create mutual feelings of comfort and trust between people, and its influence is said to make a person feel loved and cared for. Under its influence, people also get admiration for any work that we do, attention from others, and all such things where the ‘self’ gets raised to a certain pedestal.
Venus also denotes the beautiful merging of the two souls of a Man and Woman in a relationship, which results into love and bliss. Thus, it constantly reminds the world that we all are products of love and affection, and that true love is what binds people.
Venus- the diplomat – indicates the way we behave with people, in general, our tact, diplomacy, manners, sociability, etiquettes, civility and our presentation skills.
Venus’ ideology is “Full enjoyment with minimum effort”. It does not conform to the concept of hard work and manual exertion. It would rather make you find alternative methods to do some task or to get some work done. In order to be able to enjoy life and that too in a comfortable manner, Venus is also known to propel natives to earn more wealth, so that instead of using their physical energy in doing some work and struggling hard to finish a task, they can delegate the work to some other person/servant/helper, and pay them the money for it, which will pave the way for their enjoyment. Venus, thus, also indicates the happiness or service one derives from servants, helpers and assistants.
In professions and vocations, Venus mostly governs the fields related to the performing arts. It represents actors, directors, lyric-writers, singers, choreographers, cinematographers, art-directors and films, anchors, glamour personalities, poets, models, beauticians, fashion-designers, interior-designers, architects, sculptors, painters, photographers, entrepreneurs dealing in beauty or wellness products and services, food-critics, movie-critics, event managers, HR personnel, etc.
In a Horoscope…
Natives with a strong and a well-placed Venus in their Birth-Charts are considered to be very fortunate. It is said that such natives acquire a good position and success without much struggle in life. They are blessed with a very pleasant, attractive personality and a charming appearance with sparkling eyes, sweet manners and pleasing speech, soft approach, a taste for arts, music, dance and drama, great aesthetics, a wonderful dressing sense and style, ability to convince people, sense of refinement and grace, good relations and support from women, a beautiful house, a beautiful life-partner, wealth, excellent food, opportunities for enjoyment, various comforts and conveyances, a good fortune and many other auspicious and enviable things.
On the contrary, a negative or ill-placed or afflicted Venus denotes various problems and complications such as over-indulgence, skin problems, pimples, hair problems, dark-circles under the eyes, dryness on the cheeks, humiliation because of women or in front of women, unhappiness and dissatisfaction from spouse, a troubled married life, loss of social prestige, lack of love and affection from close ones and relatives, loss of money and wealth, attraction to women of poor character, selfishness, lack of proper civility in conduct and many other adverse aspects.
Here, Ganesha gives you the tips to strengthen the positive influence of Venus in your Horoscope, thereby inviting all the good things associated with Venus in your life. By following these, you shall also be able to curtail the ill effects of an ill-placed Venus-
1) Worship Goddess Lakshmi with utmost devotion. Recite the Lalita Sahasranama Stotra or Lakshmi Stotra at least on Fridays, while wearing white clothes.
You can also recite the following Mantras to attain the grace of the great Goddess:
(a) Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namah॥
(b) Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi
Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om॥
(c) Om Shree Ashta Lakshmi cha vidhmahe, Bhagya Lakshmi cha dheemahi, tanno lakshmi prachodayat||
2) If Venus is in a weak position, because of an affliction from Rahu, Ketu or other malefics in your Chart, then you may also worship Goddess Durga. Recite the Durga Chalisa regularly.
3) Try wearing white or pink coloured clothes on Friday.
4) Offer red/pink roses or lotus flowers to Goddess Lakshmi and offer Kheer/Payasam (a special sweet preparation made using rice, milk, sugar and dry-fruits) to her as Prasad.
5) Feed Kheer/Payasam to white cows.
6) Give gifts to young/small girls on Fridays.
7) Donate white articles, clothes and things to the poor.
8) Wear a silver ring on your thumb.
9) Install a Sri Yantra in your house, and place it on either a white or red cloth, and worship it on every Friday. This will help you invite wealth and prosperity.
10) Try not to hurt or misbehave with a woman. Always remember, hurting a woman= weakening your Venus. Be kind, courteous and helpful to women.
11) Offer gifts and white coloured sweets to the women in your family on Fridays.
Ganesha wishes well for everyone.
With Ganesha’s Grace,