Venus and Mars, the cosmic lovers

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Bianca Zagan
Astrology for Self Discovery

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Allegory of Venus and Mars archetypes in astrological view. Image by the author using Playgound AI

Yes, Venus and Mars are simplistically called the ‘cosmic lovers’, because they represent prominent characters, both in ancient mythology and in the Solar System.

The stories which follow were adopted by the Romans from the Greek, and what changed was the name of the Gods; very few gods are specific only to Roman mythology.

Mars (Ares, in Greek mythology) was the Roman god of war. A planet was named after him and in astrology, he is associated with drive, energy, dynamism but also anger and destructive rage, brute force and, yes: war! Mars rules Aries and Scorpio, two signs associated with intensity in physical approach and psychological depth, respectively.

Venus (Aphrodyte in Greek Mythology) was the Roman goddess of love and beauty, associated with sensual pleasures and lush, abundant pleasures of living. In astrology, she rules the signs Taurus and Libra. Taurus is the sign associated with physical values, valuables, material goods, luxury — and earned money. Libra is the sign of the couple and marriage. Cupid one of Venus and Mars’ children, was the god that sent his arrows which made people (and gods) fall madly in love.

And what is the archetypal story with Mars and Venus? Well Venus was married to Vulcan (the metalworker god); however, she…

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Bianca Zagan
Astrology for Self Discovery

Passionate about understanding how the irrational human mind creates our reality in 8 billion versions