© April 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
The Importance of Venus for Creativity
In astrology, Venus is not just the Goddess of Love but also the Muse of Creativity. Venus symbolizes the creative principle, in the largest sense – having the ability to create means for expressing yourself.
Knowing your Venus needs and wants can help you overcome creative blocks.
Understanding the element – Fire, Earth, Air, Water – of your Venus helps you discover:
- What kind of creative urge you need to express
- How you can nourish your inspiration
- What kind of themes inspires you
Thus, it gives you the knowledge necessary to develop strategies to keep your inspiration fresh and flowing.
The Quality of Air: Communication
The general function of Air is to move things, so they get dispersed and distributed among people. Thus, air Venus people are interested in ideas, patterns, and concepts they can share with others.
The key creative ingredient for an airy Venus is communication. Their innate talent is their ability to move outside their own point of view and paradigms. They instinctively understand that Creativity is larger than their own, so they are prepared to cope with the vicissitudes of erratic inspiration.
Inspiration is nourished by continuously answering the question of why? It’s what holds their attention and interest.
A Venus in the air signs requires a paradigm and a structure in which to create, as they understand that without proper form, ideas cannot exist.
Sharing thoughts, especially if it is one of their favorite topics, is, to Venus in Air natives, the most essential part of their creative process.
A Venus in Gemini, for example, will favor mingling with peers and friends, so they can toss out handfuls of ideas and concepts. In Libra, Venus will want to discuss both sides of a particular idea, technique, or medium. As for Venus in Aquarius, they will favor sharing the innovative or humanitarian angle of an idea as part of their inspiration pathway.
Creatively, Venus in Air people are at their best when they can nurture a playful, lively, intelligent, fun flowing communication process between themselves, others and their ideas.
At the same time though, they need some independence and space from others when creating.
Venus in Gemini
“Variety is the spice of creativity.” is the Modus Operandi for a Venus in Gemini. They are always looking for information, movement, and excitement that allow them to multitask and experiment with a wide range of projects at once.
They have the innate instincts for communication. They excel as wordsmiths, comedians, writers, teachers, speakers, lecturers with a penchant for literary activities that focus on some form of play on words.
Venus in Libra
Venus in Libra is particularly potent, being in one of the sign it rules. Marriage, romance, relationships between the sexes, the thoughts, and plights of others are the subject matters that inspire this Venus.
As artists, they tend to act as observers and report back on both sides of the issue, the feelings of others and any other aspect that requires not only describing somebody’s else point of view but also making each side aware of the other.
Venus in Libra likes to express herself in a variety of medium (painting, sketching, and writing for example), genres, and styles. Being very people oriented, they often times prefer collaborative projects.
The non-conformist artist is the natural archetype for Venus in Aquarius. Inspiration comes from breaking the rules, distancing themselves from the past, and exploring new ways of doing things.
Experimentation is a keyword for this airy Venus, as it feeds their need for variety and mental stimulation and helps avoid any sort of stifling routine that could impinge their creative impulses. The quirkier the theme the more inspired they get.
Venus in Aquarius people are attracted to any form of art that is either avant-garde or conversely, extremely ancient.
They often times have a penchant for sharing their artwork in electronic format.
Have you recognized your Venus in those vignettes? What is your experience of Venus in an Air sign? What is your greatest creative roadblock?
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