Friday, August 12, 2011

Ask Parvati 24: Astrology and the Power of the Planets - Part 6: Friday, the Day of Venus


(Continued from Thursday: The Day of Jupiter)

Today is Friday, a day associated with Venus. In French, Friday is “Vendredi”, a word that reveals more apparently the connection to the planet Venus.

Venus Parvati Devi


Venus rules Taurus (the bull) and Libra (the scales). Venus governs interdependence and the romantic drive. Soft pastel colors as well as various shades of blues and purples represent this planet. The metal that best expresses its energy is copper. Venus is a sensuous planet, and is the ruler of your love nature.

Venus is associated with the Roman deity Venus and the Greek God Aphrodite. In roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, famous for the passions she could stir among the gods. Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky, the Moon being the brightest. The Hindus call Venus Shukra, meaning “clear, pure, bright”.

Venus is associated with the principles of harmony, beauty, balance, feelings and affections, and the urge to sympathize and unite with others. It is involved with the desire for pleasure, sensuality, personal possessions, comfort, and ease. It governs romantic relations, marriage and business partnerships, sex, the arts, fashion, and social life.

In medicine, Venus is associated with the lumbar region, the veins, parathyroids, throat, and kidneys.

Today, think of Venus, the planet of love, beauty and creativity. Venus inspires art, romance and also fortune. When we consider Venus, we tune into our appearance and attractiveness and our sense of material place in the world. Wear sensual, regal colours like blues and purples and feel the beauty of Venus within you and all around.


(Continued tomorrow with Saturday: The Day of Saturn)



  1. Sounds like my kind of planet. Oh right.... it is. :)

  2. I'm nearing the end of a 20-year Venus mahadasha in my life (it began right around the time of my first serious relationship) and, before I knew much about astrology, I always had the sense that somehow I was really lucking out - being insulated from the worst case scenario, being supported and comforted even when things were challenging.