Venus in Scorpio
According to medieval tradition, Venus is in detriment in this sign. This means that issues like beauty, elegance, social refinement and diplomacy are not well supported here. Because Venus is being represented by Mars, the line between love and hate can seem very thin. Love often takes on a magnetic quality and can become a fatal attraction. Attractions tend to be very strong and repulsions equally strong. In the event of rejection there is the tendency for these natives to take it much more personally than most. Jeolousy and possessiveness are very common and they often expect faithfulness even if they tend toward sexual promiscuity. Like those with the Moon in this sign, they have a hard time with self reliance, letting go, forgiveness and tend to hold grudges. When they find the right mate it is usually a very enduring relationship, although it may be somewhat rocky at times.
In a diurnal chart, the heat and dryness of the day counteract the cool and moist nature of Venus. Because the heat rarifies and purifies, there is less liklihood of promiscuity unless Venus is oriental of the Sun. The dryness tends to create social separation. As a result, these natives may tend to play hard to get in romantic settings.
In a nocturnal chart, the cool and moist of night intensify the same qualities in Venus. There is greater sexual magnetism and because of the blurring of distinctions there may be more sexual promiscuity. The cold groups that which is alike and unlike together in closer proximity. The combination may create a tendency for the native to not understand where personal boundaries lie, causing strong attractions and repulsions, clingyness, and stalking, to be a significant issue in their life.
© 2000 Curtis Manwaring