by Steven Forrest
Venus in Aries. The evolutionary intent is to establish relationships that help the person learn courage and develop the will. There is a soul-desire to learn how to express strong emotions, positive or negative, in the context of love. This is in reaction to soul-memories of deadening prior-life dynamics in which intimacy was eclipsed by unresolved, unexpressed anger.
Venus in Taurus. The evolutionary intent is to develop lasting bonds that help one maintain calm, simplicity and an easy connection with one's instinctive side. There is a soul-desire to experience naturalness in the sexual arena, in reaction to stiff, formal, or undesired prior life sexual relations.
Venus in Gemini. The evolutionary intent is to form relationships that help develop one's open-mindedness and ability to perceive without judging. There is a kid-in-the-candy-store quality here, based on prior-life experiences of celibacy or sexual monotony.
Venus in Cancer. The evolutionary intent is to form relationships that help develop and heal one's inner world of feelings. These relationships must be as safe as possible, involving profound, lasting commitments by gentle, nurturing partners—in stark contrast to prior-life dynamics in which the soul was driven to take refuge within a psychic shell.
Venus in Leo. The evolutionary intent is to establish relationships that help the person learn about joy, spontaneity, and a celebration of the Self as a path to growth. The implication is that there is a strong soul-desire to use love as a method for healing an ancient pain based on rejection, betrayal, persecution, or judgment.
Venus in Virgo. The evolutionary intent is to form relationships that emphasize an almost militant focus on growth and active mutual helpfulness, in reaction to prior-life dynamics involving the feeling of being enslaved within stalled, static, hopeless marital situations.
Venus in Libra. The evolutionary intent is to form relationships that help develop one's ability to relate in sophisticated, romantic, courteous ways, with a constant focus on empathetic alertness toward each other. There is a strong reaction against prior-life experiences of sexual crassness or crudity in a partner.
Venus in Scorpio. The evolutionary intent is to form relationships that help develop one's ability to be deeply and nakedly human together, and to make a non-judgmental space for catharsis in one's self and one's partner. There is a soul-desire to experience radical honesty, thereby re-establishing the ability to trust which was damaged by intimate lies and deceptions experienced in a prior life.
Venus in Sagittarius. The evolutionary intent is to establish relationships that will help the person widen his or her perspective on the world, and to restore broken faith and pagan delight in love. There is a reaction against prior-life dynamics involving repressive sexual restraint, intimate boredom, and relationships which were more settled for than cherished.
Venus in Capricorn. The evolutionary intent is to form grown-up relationships based on integrity, commitment, and maturity, in reaction to prior-life dynamics involving failure and abandonment that were driven essentially by the immaturity of one or both partners.
Venus in Aquarius. The evolutionary intent is to form relationships that support individuality and guarantee personal freedom. There is a reaction against feelings of being sexually used but not really "seen” in a prior life, perhaps connected with sexual unions that were not freely chosen. Often, the trauma associated with that karmic dynamic was severe enough that there may be some present-life dissociation in sexual situations.
Venus in Pisces. The evolutionary intent is towards consciousness, integrating the sexual with the spiritual. To form relationships that function first and foremost as a bond between counsciousnesses in response to damaging prior-life dynamics involving some mixture of three hurtful realities: partners with narrowly utilitarian and biological perspectives on the erotic; prior-life monastic vows of celibacy; and grievous bereavement.