Astrology can give us very insightful information about people’s personal traits as well as about other matters. Astrology can predict outcomes of situations and or give indications about the quality and longevity of relationships as well.
In most cases, astrology analysis are done for individual charts, from which we can get insights about someone’s personality, attitude, interests, beliefs, appearance, and possible life events they might experience during their lifetime.
Planets in houses – individual charts and synastry meaning
The first step in astrology analysis is determining the exact positions of the planets in a certain moment of time and putting them into a birth chart.
In earlier times, this required a lot of knowledge and calculations, but fortunately nowadays it only takes seconds after enrolling the data into a computer program. The analysis itself still requires a lot of knowledge and experience.
The most information about some person or situation the astrologer gets by analyzing the planets in signs, houses, and their aspects. The birth chart has 12 houses, and those that have planets are most revealing ones. These houses show where the action and attention are focused.
The meaning and energy of the planets strongly influence the house where they are placed and the areas that are ruled by these houses.
The 12 houses of the birth chart rule different areas of our life, such as our character, personal appearance, surroundings and neighborhood, relationships with people, romantic relationships, family members, relationships with family members, parents, ancestors, siblings, children, profession, career, travel, health, physical condition, individuality, social life, friends, education, etc.
Depending on the influence and importance of the areas ruled by different houses, they can be divided in different categories. The personal houses are the houses from 1 to 6 and the interpersonal houses are considered the houses from 7 to 12.
The houses 1- 3 represent houses of our personal identity; the houses 4 – 6 represent houses of our integration in the environment; the houses 7 – 9 are the houses of awareness of others; the houses 10 – 12 are the houses of our social expression and integration in the society.
The birth chart houses can also be divided on:
- Angular (cardinal) houses – 1, 4, 7 and 10;
- Succedent (fixed) houses – 2, 5, 8 and 11;
- Cadent (mutable) houses – 3, 6, 9 and 12.
Venus – Basic Qualities
Venus is the planet of love and beauty. It can be easily seen with a naked eye on the night sky. It is very close to the Sun and it takes about 225 days to circle the Sun.
Venus had a very important role in the cultures and mythologies around the world. Venus was the goddess that represented the female principle, love, beauty and fertility.
In astrology, this planet is the ruler of art and artists, aesthetics, music, musicians, painting, painters, poetry and poets, attractiveness, creativity, money, comfort, luxury, women, girlfriends, dating, partnerships, romance, decoration and decoration items, glamour, photography and photographers, jewelry, wealth, pleasures, peace, overindulgence, procrastination, harmony, quality, good taste, law, judicial system, gatherings, weddings, love, lovers, museums, social affairs, etc.
Venus has the most power when it is placed in Taurus and Libra which are the signs Venus rules. Its placement in Pisces where Venus is exalted is also great.
First House Meaning
The first house represents the person’s physical appearance, their body and its condition, as well as the person’s temperament. When planets are placed inside the first house they add a lot of their meaning and energy to these areas.
For example, when someone has Mars in their first house, this could make the person very temperamental and even aggressive (if Mars is afflicted). The person with Mars in first house might have a strong physical constitution and be very enduring.
When transiting planets are crossing the first house, this usually marks the beginning of something new in our life, such as new relationships, projects, manifestation of desires and goals, etc.
The first house and the planets inside (if there are any) reveal our potential and might give us insight whether we are capable of fulfilling it.
The sign on the Ascendant shows the traits of our personality we tend to show other people.
It shows how the person approaches matters in life and how it confronts their obstacles. It shows how the person chooses to represent themselves before others.
This is also the house of physical appearance, and the person is likely to possess the main features of the sign that is on the cusp of the house. This sign also describes the person’s body constitution, especially their face and head, as well as the advantages and weaknesses of their body.
The first house is considered the house of “Self”. It shows the person’s character, their temperament, and behavior. It also shows the way the person is perceived by others. It reveals the way person does things in life and the openness or closeness of their personality.
The sign placed on the Ascendant usually shows the facial characteristics of the person and those who possess knowledge of the characteristics of different signs of the Zodiac can easily recognize the person’s Ascendant. Also, planets in the first house give additional traits.
The first house might also be considered the house of personal interests and the actions you take to achieve them. This is also the house of the person’s consciousness about their “Self” and their “sense of identity”.
The first house is angular or cardinal house, and is ruled by the planet Mars, and corresponds to the sign Aries.
The sign on the first house or Ascendant is often called the rising sign; the sign on the Ascendant is the sign rising on the eastern horizon at the moment of someone’s birth, or the moment of creating the birth chart.
The 1st house rules all matters related to physical appearance; this also includes the person’s style of clothing and choices. This house is the house of beginnings in the person’s life.
The planets placed on the Ascendant or are close to the Ascendant give additional traits to the overall personality of the individual.
When transiting planets travel through the first house, that usually indicates events related to the person and their beliefs, attitude, appearance, and desires.
If there are planets inside this house, the transits which trigger them, also cause events which are colored by the energy of all the planets involved.
Venus in First House Meaning in Individual Charts
When someone has Venus in first house, especially on the cusp of the house (Ascendant) this will certainly make the person appear very attractive and pleasing to others. This person might be very good looking and considered beautiful by most people.
Depending on the aspects of their Venus, the person usually possesses a kind and gentle personality and is eager to help everyone.
These people are usually artistically given and creative. They love beauty and try to incorporate it in every segment of their life, especially in their appearance. They usually pay a lot of attention to the way they look and their personal style.
People with Venus in 1st house are often magnetically attractive, likable and charming. They love people and love to be of service to others. It is easy for them to make connections with others because partnerships and socializing are integral parts of their personality.
People enjoy being in their presence and they usually have a calming effect on others. They have a very warm and open approach to people, even strangers.
People with Venus in first house, especially if Venus is the ruler of their birth chart tend to be very rightful, and prone to fighting for the rights of other people. Their nature is harmonious and balanced and they immediately react if something or someone is jeopardizing their peace.
They also have a strong urge to defend the weak. They have a diplomatic approach to every situation and might go to great length to please everyone.
When Venus is afflicted in the birth chart, the person with Venus in first house might have a completely different personality.
They still might be very attractive, beautiful and stylish, but they can also be spoilt, lazy, selfish and self-absorbed. They might also be very superficial and thinking only about their needs and desires.
This position might cause the person to behave in a passive-aggressive manner. It might make the person hide their true intentions and be very manipulative.
Venus’s desire to make people happy often backlashes at them because they realize they cannot please everyone and at the same time they don’t have any time to focus on themselves.
These people might get very disappointed for not getting the deserved appreciation for the things they do for others and efforts they are putting in to make others happy.
They soon might begin to feel resentment and become bitter, but still have a problem openly talking about the things that bother them.
People with Venus in their first chart might be a admired and envied by others for their perfect sense of decorating their house or styling their clothing, make-up, hair and in general ability to make themselves look more beautiful.
Many of them are naturally charismatic and they have an ability to persuade others into doing things they want them to. People have good opinion about these people even in cases when they don’t deserve that, because they often have a mesmerizing effect on others.
People with Venus in first house look good, and take care of their physical appearance throughout their entire life.
These people are art and beauty lovers and they tend to be surrounded with beauty in all circumstances. They are sociable and don’t like loneliness. They need to have a stable romantic relationship and a partner they can trust.
These people aren’t hesitant to openly speak about their emotions and they openly express their romantic interests.
Because they are usually very attractive these people have a lot of opportunities they can choose from. In most cases these people are blessed with beautiful face features and sometimes they possess an amazing beauty.
Venus in First House Meaning in Synastry
Synastry is a technique in astrology which analyses relationship potential by analyzing the birth charts of the partners. It analyses the aspects their planets are making, but it also analyses the placements of the planets from one chart into the other.
This shows how the relationship and owner of the planet will influence the owner of the birth chart.
When Venus in one person’s birth chart is in the first house of the other person, this is usually a great sign if they have a romantic partnership, but it is also a good sign of compatibility for other kinds of partnerships.
Venus is the planet of love, and when it is placed in the first chart of the other partner it is an indication of a genuine love and appreciation between the two partners.
The owner of the first chart most likely considers Venus very attractive, especially if Venus conjuncts the cusp of the first house (Ascendant). The Venus owner will like the first house person and their appearance and behavior.
They will appreciate their personal style and the way the 1st person looks. They will be attracted to the first house person ways of representing their personality to the world and way of doing things.
This position of Venus in 1st house of the other person might indicate a relationship where the partners share their love of beauty and art. They might feel inspired and creative in each other’s presence and they might also have some joint creative endeavors.
This is a sign of strong attraction between the partners and compatibility of their nature, and a good sign for the lasting power of their relationship. They might help one another become more attractive and inspire each other in their creative pursuits.
The first house person might feel inspired to fit in the role of an ideal looking partner according to the Venus person standards.
Both partners feel loved and appreciated in this relationship which seems to flow naturally. They understand each other especially they have a similar view on what represents beauty.
Venus in 1st house in an individual chart is a good indication that the person is good looking and loves beauty.
They are kind, helpful, and easy going in general, but if Venus is afflicted they might be very self-absorbed and difficult to deal with.
If Venus is in first house in synastry, this is usually a sign of a relationship full of love and appreciation between the partners.