We all love differently and want different things from a relationship. The planet, Venus, in our chart can give us clues as to how we love and want to be loved.
Venus in Aries is honest and upfront. They like to get their own way. They are passionate and enthusiastic. Venus in this sign goes after what and who it wants. Dates for Venus in Aries include sporting matches, outdoor pursuits and large concerts.
Venus in Taurus likes to form close attachments. They are loyal, sensual and can be quite possessive. They like activities that indulge the senses, such as candlelit dinners, scented massages and romantic dinners. Finding a favourite restaurant and visiting it often is an enjoyable experience for these folk as they know they will have a good time.
Venus in Gemini has a strong love of variety. These people are very changeable. They aren't comfortable with deep connections or attachments. They like to keep things light. On a date, Venus in Gemini likes trying new things - these are not the people you can take to the same place on a regular basis. They are very sociable and love a good chat.
Venus in Cancer forms close attachments early on in the relationship. They need someone who can provide them with emotional support and they will do the same. They may need time out if emotionally overwhelmed. These people love good food and being around water will soothe them. The ideal date? Dining in a restaurant overlooking the beach.
Venus in Leo is passionate, creative and fun. These people like to hang with the popular crowd. They can attract drama into their lives if things are too humdrum. Ideal dates for this Venus are trips to the theatre, cinema or an art & wine night.
Venus in Virgo likes to be of service. It's common for this Venus to do things to make life easier for those they love. They can be critical at times, of themselves and of others. However, this is often when they feel unloved and unappreciated. They have a love of nature and of healthy, plant based food. Ideal dates include a bushwalking or eating at a health food cafe.
Venus in Libra is a true romantic. This Venus craves connection. They have a love of beauty and peace. Looking good is like armour for them. The ideal date is a romantic one. Take them somewhere where you can talk privately with great ambiance.
Venus in Scorpio has intense feelings. These people are loyal and can be quite possessive. They are fond of deep and meaningful connections with others. Jealously can be an issue at times, as can the need for control. Dates that are ideal ensure a strong bond is formed and sexual undertones are noticeable.
Venus in Sagittarius needs the freedom to be themselves. Independence is very important to them. Love is an adventure. Spending time outdoors is fun and feeds their soul. Ideal dates include picnics, strolling a market or hanging out at the beach around a bonfire at night.
Venus in Capricorn is cautious and serious. These people know how to keep their feelings under control. They are respectful of their partners. They are the ones who have strong boundaries in their relationships. They will often plan a date and may be quite traditional. They like classy dates but will be just as happy spending time in nature.
Venus in Aquarius craves excitement and freedom. They have a love of the unusual (anyone and anything). They are friendly and love to communicate. These people also have a detached side that may come up if they feel they're getting too close for comfort. Ideal dates will consist of doing anything that is different or unusual.
Venus in Pisces is sensitive and dreamy. There may be issues with boundaries at times. These people are compassionate and caring. Ideal dates include the cinema or a walk along the beach. There can be issues with victim/saviour relationships with this Venus, as those with this placement like to rescue or be rescued.