Herbal Astrology: Herbs Of Venus
VENUS HERBAL ASTROLOGY
Venus corresponds with love, beauty, sensuality, pleasure, affection, aesthetic expression, and creative expression. She rules our relationships with others and shows us that all relationships are a mirror. This is represented by her planetary metal, copper, which has a distinctive shimmering and reflective quality. She reflects the light of the Sun more strongly than any other planet and teaches us to be conscious of what we reflect into our relationships.
Venus is the law of gravitation and attraction, bringing two together as one. Mars destroys and Venus unites. Her magnetic quality represents what we attract to ourselves, which is based on our desires and thoughts. It is our inner Venus that says “I like this and I don’t like that”. Based on these statements, Mars acts to destroy or re-arrange, and Venus pulls in your manifestation. It’s associated with anahata chakra, or the heart chakra.
Venus rules two signs of the Zodiac, Taurus and Libra and manifests mostly as Kapha constitution. This sign prefers to build a simple life mainly focused on peace and pleasure. These types place a high importance on relationships and harmony. Not only romantic relationships, but also love of family, friends, community, the planet and all other beings.
Venus has an orbital period around the Earth in approximately one year, representing the time it takes for true deep bonding to occur in relationships. Her primary evolutionary function is the formation of harmonious relationships, reception of love, expression of love, admiring the beauty of the world, finding enjoyment in the sensations of our bodies, and having empathy.
The physical constitution of Venus in people will vary, depending on the placement of Venus in their birth chart. But generally, Venus types are slender with smooth, graceful appearances, or they can be full and thick with accentuated curves. There is often a beauty to the Venus types, with a deep gracefulness that goes beyond the programmed definition of beauty.
As the planet associated with love and sensuality, it’s no surprise that Venus rules the female reproductive system, whereas the male reproductive system is ruled by Mars. More specifically, Venus relates to the ovaries and estrogen and the Moon relates to the uterus and progesterone. Although female reproductive imbalances are generally rooted in Venus.
She has a strong affinity towards the skin, as the skin is the carrier of inner beauty, reflecting how we care for ourselves and the state of our internal health. Mars has the highly charged intense quality, and Venus has a more relaxed, receptive quality. Excess Venus can manifest as damp/relaxed tissues, where they become weak and lose their tone. Relaxed tissue states can cause varicose veins, haemorrhoids, excessive urination, diarrhea, or runny nose, organ prolapse, and overall structural weakness.
The psychological function of Venus teaches us the principle of harmony in our relationships. When in balance, we see social grace, heart centred connections, and being a genuinely loving person. Venus types are usually easy going, friendly, relaxed and enjoy social situations. This quality is rooted in our heart consciousness, where we naturally have the ability to be open and vulnerable with others. Venus takes us out of isolation and guides us into deep intimacy with the world, creating truly deep connections that bring us fulfillment and joy.
In the unbalanced state, people become judgemental, jealous, envious, and resentful. One becomes self critical and obsessed with looks, focusing mainly on physical appearance rather than deep internal healing. Promiscuity can be an element of excess Venus, focused merely on physical pleasure, rather than the deeper state of connection.
Herbs of Venus
Venusian plants are delicate and dainty with a graceful, feminine, appearance. They can be tall and slander and some can be full and lush with bright beautiful flowers.
Venus plants have the ability to heal our emotional and spiritual hearts, especially when wounds are related to relationship trauma. These plants help untangle our relationship cords that leave us feeling attached and messy. When we lack proper closure from past relationships, a part of our vital force is still connected to that person, especially if we still harbour blame, judgment, sadness, guilt, or other negative emotions for them.
Venus teaches us to love ourselves so we can love others. She purifies our hearts and teaches us to open up again after emotional hurt so we can experience new levels of connection with family, community, loved ones, and all of Creation.
- Herbs for reproductive health: Rose, Rosehip, Raspberry leaf, Schisandra, Shatavari, Lady’s mantel, Hibiscus, Uva Ursi, Yarrow, Lotus, Shisandra
- Herbs to relax nervous tension: Lavender, Chamomile, Passion flower, Motherwort, Blue Vervain
- Herbs for beauty: Rose, Camu Camu, Schisandra, Horsetail, Geranium, Chamomile
- Herbs for aphrodisiacs: Damiana, Rose, Kava kava, Muira puama, Cacao, Maca, Hibiscus