Venus is much closer to the Sun than the earth.
Therefore, on some occasions Venus will be in between Earth and the
Sun. The average distance form sun is 67 million miles. The variation
is very little, as the orbit of Venus is nearly circular. The distance
between Earth and Venus during inferior conjunction will be only
25 million miles. The size of Venus is nearly similar to Earth. Venus
has the diameter of 7,600 miles while Earth has a diameter of 7,900
miles. It revolves around the sun in 225 days. The atmospheric layer
around Venus is thick, peculiar and fascinating. The brightness of
Venus is due to the reflecting power of its atmosphere. For observers
on the earth Venus cannot be more than 48 degrees away from the Sun.
is the son of Sage Bhrigu
He is the preceptor of the demons. Shukra
was the only one
considered worthy of being granted the knowledge of MritaSanjivani
by Lord Shiva. This knowledge is supposed to bring back even dead
Venus is considered as Goddess of love, marriage,
beauty and comforts. It is a form of Maha Lakshmi
, the wife
of lord Vishnu. Venus rules over the Yajurveda
and the Vasant
(April and May). According to western astrology Venus is
known as Lucifer and Hebrews named it as Astoreth.
The Uttara Kalamrita
gives the following
signification of Venus.
a) Good clothes b) marriage c) Income d) Woman
e) Brahmins f) Wife g) Happiness from sexual life h) Flowers i) Conveyance
j) Silver k) fond of south east l) Cough m) Rajsik nature n) Pearls
o) Enjoyment p) Possessing many women q) Speaking truth r) Semen
s) dances t) Fond of worshiping Gauri and Laxmi ) Mother for those
born in the day v) genital organs w) Urine or urinary tract x) Strong
in the afternoon y) Pleasant musical instruments z) Skilled in fine
It is seen that a strong Venus gives very good
result in a horoscope. However a weak Venus can cause certain deficiencies
with respect to above-mentioned significations.
Other Astrological Considerations:
Venus owns two signs namely Taurus and Libra. It
is deeply exalted at 27 degree in Meen Rashi
. Its Mooltrikona
in Libra. Venus governs semen (potency).
In the planetary Cabinet Venus is also a minister
along with Jupiter ( Brihaspati
complexion is variegated. According to “Brihat
Parashara Hora Shastra
” the deity, which it represents
(Consort of Lord Indra). It is of feminine gender.
It represents water among the Panchbhootas
or five elements.
It is of Brahman Varna
and has predominance of Rajsik
Venus is joyful, charming in physique, has beautiful
and brilliant eyes, is a poet, is phlegmatic and windy and has curly
hair. It represents a fortnight that is one Paksha
It is strong in the north direction. It represents an acidulous taste.
It is friendly to Mercury and Saturn. It is inimical
to Sun, Moon, and Mars. It considers Jupiter as Neutral.