So here’s a fun fact you may not know about Virgin Mary iconography: Because of the perceived purity and beauty of Mary, she was essentially considered a great beauty and imitated–down to the pregnancy aspect. Appearing to be “pregnant” was an emblem of feminine saintliness, even in depictions of virgin saints.
Check your Venus sign because Venus helps determines what a person finds appealing and show their desires. Below are five turn ons and five turn offs that are the most common (but not limited) for each Venus placement. You can always check your sun sign and/or Mars sign as well.
Aries: TURN ONS: Someone who is adventurous, honest, passionate, sociable and confident. TURN OFFS: Someone who is controlling, unenthusiastic, easily jealous, indolent and offensive.
Taurus: TURN ONS: Someone who is reliable, fancy, affectionate, committed and successful. TURN OFFS: Someone who is unpredictable, frivolous, dramatic, distant and overly-aggressive.
Gemini: TURN ONS: Someone who is spontaneous, a good conversationist, witty, creative and original. TURN OFFS: Someone who is dull, quiet, traditional, slow-going and too serious.
Cancer: TURN ONS: Someone who is family-oriented, sensitive, persistent, compassionate and patient. TURN OFFS: Someone who is unemotional, arrogant, aloof, flashy and inconsiderate.
Leo: TURN ONS: Someone who is courageous, loyal, attentive, sincere, outgoing and optimistic. TURN OFFS: Someone who is domineering, negative, selfish, unoriginal and patronizing.
Virgo: TURN ONS: Someone who is sentimental, organized, inspired, thoughtful and detail-oriented. TURN OFFS: Someone who is flaky, loud, ostentatious, ignorant and unmotivated.
Libra: TURN ONS: Someone who is romantic, peaceful, fair, hygienic and convivial. TURN OFFS: Someone who is confrontational, unflirty, unethical, disrespectful and conceited.
Scorpio: TURN ONS: Someone who is devoted, magnetic, fervent, lively and sensual. TURN OFFS: Someone who is stagnant, unfaithful, attention-seeker, apathetic and dishonest.
Sagittarius: TURN ONS: Someone who is free-spirited, candid, positive, wise and jovial. TURN OFFS: Someone who is needy, lazy, tedious, overly-critical and deceiving.
Capricorn: TURN ONS: Someone who is ambitious, witty, resourceful, collected and intriguing. TURN OFFS: Someone who is irresponsible, controlling, ditzy, obnoxious and showy.
Aquarius: TURN ONS: Someone who is independent, observant, stimulating, eccentric and friendly. TURN OFFs: someone who is demeaning, clingy, boring, nosey and bossy.
Pisces: TURN ONS: Someone who is imaginative, assertive, nurturing, empathetic and spiritual. TURN OFF: Someone who is temperamental, detach, hostile, close-minded and indifferent.
The Venus Sign is especially noticeable in women because they tend to project an aura of it. It colors their feminine style and how they present themselves as a women.
Each one of the celebrities listed has their venus on the respective signs they were put on. Ex.: Rihanna has a Venus in Aries. You might relate to their styles, so check this post with your Venus Sign!
*use sun for this one, but you could use venus if you desire*
ARIES:Football, soccer, basketball game, etc. Something she can get excited and worked up about. Aries love competition.
TAURUS:Fancy dinner. High end restaurant. Let her get dolled up and try everything on the menu her heart desires. Taurus love exquisite taste.
GEMINI:Roadtrip or camping! Take her to a beautiful lake or mountains with a nice cabin and let her breathe in fresh air. Geminis love traveling.
CANCER:A day at the beach. Let the crab be close to where her heart is. She will appreciate every detail. The waves, the sea foam, the sand. Cancers love to be close to what feels like home.
LEO:Manicure, massage, or a pedicure. The lioness is a natural born queen and wants to feel like one. Leos love to be pampered.
VIRGO:Take her to a play or a musical. A Virgo women will appreciate the aesthetic and will observe every detail of the play. Virgos love to observe and comment.
LIBRA:Take her to a big city. Miami, Seattle, New York City, Paris, London.. etc. And take her shopping. Libra women love to be spoiled and will always spoil back. Libras love to feel high end.
SCORPIO:Candlelit bedroom. The scorpion will be attracted to the dim setting. She loves to seduce and be seduced. Scorpios love mystery.
SAGITTARIUS:A day at a theme park, carnival, or fair. Seeing your archer woman laugh and smile and eat her cotton candy will make you smile just as much. She will want to ride all the rides. Sagittarius love thrill.
CAPRICORN:Take her dancing. In a ballroom or even just the streets. She will love to feel like a princess. Then take her to a nice hotel in the big city and treat her to good food. Capricorns love luxury.
AQUARIUS:Stargazing. Like the universe, Aquarians are complex. The water bearer does not need the finer things in life to be happy. She will be in awe looking at the night sky out in the country, where she can see everything. Aquarians love the unknown.
PISCES:Take her to a museum. The fish is an artistic soul and loves to look at sculptures and paintings and every form of art there is. She will appreciate every aspect of the place. Pisces love art.
Aries Venus:extremely passionate, very voracious way of expressing their love, very straightfoward and direct way of showing affection, seductive, bold and confident lover. They're impatient with their partners, can have a short temper and can engage in fighting, but that's their way of showing they care and that's a way of creating excitement and action, routine is painful for them. It's also a way of showing passion. They're very extreme and "crazy in love".
Taurus Venus:romantic and sensual, very touchy feely and cuddly. They're trustworthy, stable and endearing lovers who take things slowly. They're posessive and protective, they want safety in a relationship and want to provide material security and comfort for their significant other. They're intense and express love through physical contact and gifts. They need consistency and plenty of affection. They're usually obsessed with the people they love.
Gemini Venus:fun loving, mental and somewhat changable lover, because they need constant stimulation and variety, otherwise they can become bored. They're flirty and their relationships are always full of humor and long intellectual conversations. Communication is number 1 priority in relationships. They might be afraid of committment and are usually light hearted. They keep things casual even when their love is deep. They express love by talking with their partner about everything and showing an insatiable curiosity and interest towards the other person.
Cancer Venus:very maternal, caring and loving partner, they express their love with protection and plenty of emotion. Their affection is obvious and they're usually romantic. They want to listen to and take care/nurture their significant other. They're very committed and want to create a future together, marrying and having kids is what they want, "growing old side by side" is a very attractive concept for these people. They're sensitive to everything their partner does/says and can become moody. They don’t usually forget the people with whom they fall in love with. They're deep, sentimental, jealous and they want safety.
Leo Venus:they need plenty of reassurance, although they usually are warm, confident and strong lovers. They're dominant and expressive, they're very flamboyant lovers who like to show off their significant others, they're proud of the people they love. They’re usually romantic and very daring and attached. They're one of the most loyal partners but can become demanding and self centered and feel unnappreaciated when their needs are not being properly satisfied: they want to be treated like kings/queens and they requeira attention and true love.
Virgo Venus:they're selfless, devoted and quiet partners, they're modest and usually insecure. They express their affection in a shy but helpful way by doing little things and favours that often go unnoticed. They wait till they're sure the other person feels the same but they don't usually take the initiative. They want to "save" their partners and improve them, they can become critical because of that. They're practical and observant lovers, they're likely to remember insignificant things about you, it's their way of showing they care. They might feel unworthy of love.
Libra Venus:they're very moderate, balanced and romantic lovers, they're physical and require fairness in love. They're extremely kind and affectionate, they're in love with love but might get too caught up with their idea of a perfect affair. They're very subtle and gentle in their way of seducing and provoking, they're usually flirty, gracious and charming lovers. They treat their partners like equals and beauty is important to them. Conflict is very hard for them to deal with in a relationship.
Scorpio Venus:brooding, intense, deep, magnetic, controlling, jealous and somewhat manipulative lovers. Their way of showing affection is mainly sexual, and sex is probably a way of getting more intimate and connect more effectively. Very loyal and quite mysterious, they tend to demand knowing all about you and tell very little about themselves. They want to get to know all of you and want complete delivery of their lovers to the relationship, otherwise they don't feel secure. They're usually quite a handful and require emotional closeness and understanding. They're intuitive and know their partner's needs before they do.
Sagittarius Venus:wild, creative, adventurous and bold lovers, they remain youthful and playful in love. They're not the most attached nor the neediest, but they're exciting and fun, wanting to explore the world with their lovers by their side. They're free spirits and they require independence. They want to share their experiences and life with their partner. But they usually are too idealistic and can think the grass is greener somewhere else. They want to expand horizons and learn through relationships. They're confident and spontaneous in their way of showing affection.
Capricorn Venus:composed, controlled and hardworking lovers, they're dedicated and predictable. They have a practical approach to affection but they can be romantic if the situation calls for it. They're usually down to earth and realistic partners, they're not blinded by love but they're committed and take relationships very seriously, being usually focused in making them work. They can be timid when showing love, but they're usually strong and steady partners, a good support system you can always count on. Enjoys providing and offering.
Aquarius Venus:unsual, independent and creative partners, they're hard to pin down. They value friendship above all, it's important to be best friends and lovers. Mental connection is priority in their love life and they're slow to admit they have feelings, love is confusing for them. They're usually distant in relationships because they need their space and time to think about things, they protect their individuality in relationships, they fear restriction and are a little afraid of attachment. Not usually jealous, romantic or affectionate but they show their love by sharing ideas and exchanging their deepest thoughts, but they fear telling their partners their feelings. They usually prefer their own terms in relationships.
Pisces:dreamy, tender, poetic and deep lovers, they want their love to be meaningful and soulful, they usually want to have a spiritual connection with their significant others, they want a soulmate. They're usually quite sensitive and selfless in relationships, their love is pure and unconditional. They become completely obsessed, as in, can't think of anything or anyone else and the "honeymoon phase" might last long. They want to "save" their partners and they might become slippery when things don't seem very well, because they idealize love. They're usually forgiving and understanding and they require emotional intimacy.
Venus in Aries:Playful, flirtatious, honest, love to lead the relationship,affectionate, encouraging // Impulsive, can get bored easily by others, impatient, intolerant, dramatic, might not know what kind of partner they really want
Venus in Taurus:Loyal, devoted, very tactile (like holding hands, hugging etc--this establishes their bond), enjoys the little things in life, intimate, easygoing, takes their time getting into relationships// Resists change, can become dependent on others, Overcompensate when they feel jealous of their partner
Venus in Gemini:Witty, fun-loving, accommodating, seeks intellectually stimulating relationships, sentimental, excellent conversationalists// May have commitment issues, prone to lying or fabricating, skims over pressing issues in relationships, hard to keep up with
Venus in Cancer:Protective, loving, sensitive to their partner's emotions, caring, are unafraid of emotional confrontations, observant, good listeners// Suffer greatly when they are hurt, hard to establish trust with, fears rejection, can get hung up on little things
Venus in Leo:Will treat their partners like royalty, take great pride in their relationship, expressive, loves to make their partner feel special (which makes them feel special in return)// Can seek admiration for the wrong qualities, melodramatic, attention-seeking, can expect too much from their partner
Venus in Virgo:Quiet devotion, Simplistic when it comes to romance (even more so than taurus), kind, easy to please, good listener// Nagging, critical, prone to loneliness due to their quest to find the "perfect" partner, may be unconfident in their relationship, hard to understand
Venus in Libra:Altruistic, charming, the best at making their partner feel like they are the most important person on earth, puts effort into their appearance, fair, loves love // Door mat, extremely passive aggressive, falls in love too easily, clingy, manipulative
Venus in Scorpio:Passionate, intense, forms amazing emotional bonds with their partner, fearless, gives their partner their complete attention // Possessive, has a hard time forgiving, trouble expressing their emotions
Venus in Sagittarius:Grows with their partner, open to new experiences, most likely to travel the world with their partners, seeks intellectual connections, optimistic // Too casual, not exactly romantic, exaggerates
Venus in Capricorn:Seeks out relationships for life, really cares about their partner, trustworthy, patient, loves unconditionally // May get involved in a relationship for status or wealth, shy, can be perceived as "boring", melancholic, hard to read
Venus in Aquarius:Open, unique lover, bases romantic relationships off of friendship, looks for unique companions // Detached, falls in and out of love quickly, struggles with understanding their partners needs, aloof
Venus in Pisces:Softhearted, sympathetic, passionate, dreamy, flirty, adaptable // Overly sensitive, too forgiving, bouts of rage