She’s got her Gucci, Prada, Louis, Saba
Isn’t that neat?
She thinks that everyone is looking as she’s passing them by
And everything looks better with heels three inches high
Every street’s a catwalk when you’re looking like that
Venus in Libra is at her most beautiful, most charming, most diplomatic and most social. In Libra, where she has rulership, she is like the fashion plate in the glossy magazine, just a little aloof, intriguing, totally alluring and untouchable…yet with style by the truckload.
Libra is an air sign, and, as with all air signs, can be a little detached and appear cold. So, the idea and ideal of relationship is perhaps more real to her than the down and dirty sexual nature of love. As a result, this is not a particularly passionate placement for Venus. As long as there is no conflict and everyone is being nice to each other, Venus in Libra may not care so much if the passion has gone.
Social acceptability and reputation and appearance are important. Quite conventional when it comes to roles within relationships, Venus in Libra values the commitment made in a partnership. This is perhaps one of the reasons why Saturn is exalted in Libra- tradition and structure matters a great deal.
Social acceptability is a big thing for Venus in Libra. Venus in Libra likes to look the part. Things have to look good on the surface. And women with Venus in Libra usually look very good- the archetype of cool femininity. She loves clothes, loves fashion and needs to be well and appropriately dressed. While she has a love of high fashion, she tends towards a quiet, expensive yet timeless quality, rather than flashing brand logos on every available surface. Venus in Libra would certainly not be seen slopping around the house in track pants and flip flops as her opposite Venus in Aries would (yep…guilty…).
She’s laughing, joking, smiling hoping everyone sees
She’s got the perfect guy to match her image alright
She loves it when she sees the girls have envious eyes
She also likes her partner to look the part. Usually attracted to partners who tick all the boxes, she likes someone who will please her, be nice to her, admire her and complete her. She is looking for her “other half”. To be blunt, she is drawn to partners with both style and smarts who will make her look even better. In partnership this is truly a scenario when 1 + 1 equals more than 2.
Venus in Libra isn’t just a pretty package. Nor is she an empty package. Quite sentimental at heart, she is a definite romantic and really truly wants to make those around her feel good and comfortable and…nice. Venus in Libra creates a beautiful and peaceful home environment. In fact, harmony in relationships can be a driving motivation for those who have Venus in Libra- even if they have their Sun in Scorpio.
Venus in Libra likes to bring people together- whether it is for romantic, business, political or networking purposes. She is the adroit hostess with the mostest who can introduce people to each other with ease before ducking off because she simply must talk to so and so. Witty, tactful and clear headed, she has the ability to make others feel special.
With her motivation being partnership, balance and equity, she has a flair for diplomacy which may extend to a talent for languages and policy making. In the workplace Venus in Libra has the ability to make the sale before handing over to someone else to deal with the fine print. This placement is at its best when collaborating with someone else- if you have Venus in Libra, don’t even think about going it alone!
Venus in Libra also has the ability to have others do her dirty work for her so that whatever decision has been made, she will come out smelling of roses without a hair or a fingernail out of place.
She dislikes arrogance, rudeness, bad manners and is turned off by “ist” people, ie anyone who is racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, or who display any other type of intolerance. She will stand up of injustice and inequality and will actively look for the balance and compromise in opposing views. It is this which gives her the reputation of being indecisive- yet often she is just examining all the available information before making a judgment.
Men who have Venus in Libra are attracted to women who display the qualities of Libra. They prefer someone who is sort of high maintenance when it comes to grooming and expectations- a little hard to please, perhaps. The type of woman who yells abuse from the crowd at the football and yells and screams and throws things during an argument need not apply. She must be a “lady”, have great manners and able to smoothly move through different social circles. Above all, she must have style.
It’s so cool
When life is like a video and magazine shoot
Lyrics from “Fashion”, by the Rogue Traders.