Venus in Scorpio

With Venus in Scorpio, you need relationships that provide emotional depth, intensity, and the potential for transformation. Venus here cannot stand relating to others in a superficial way, and so you desire a deep, intense, passionate union. In a relationship, you love on a very deep emotional level, and you’re extremely possessive and jealous of any threat to that bond.

A partner’s commitment and loyalty must be unflinching, and you tend to be somewhat suspicious of even platonic, friendly relationships that a partner has. Scorpio is a fixed water sign and possesses the capacity for enduring love, and so betrayal and humiliation are rarely forgiven or forgotten. If you’re betrayed, you are capable of hating with as much force and intensity as you once loved. Often early painful experiences are concealed by Venus in Scorpio, and in doing so, you protect your great vulnerability and hidden sensitivity.

The right partner in life is vital, someone who will give purpose to the scorpion’s life and driving power to his or her ambitions. Love is essential, an absolute necessity. Scorpio people are wise and shrewd, emotional and magnetic, in short quite fascinating. If they want something then they want it so badly they can taste it. It becomes an obsession. No one will go to greater extremes for you. The sign ensures nothing is done by halves and when she stings, you, she can really hurt, but will only do it when betrayed. Love Stars: A Guide to All Your Relationships by Petulengro, Claire (2003) Paperback

Sometimes the darker undercurrents of love – cruelty, abuse, and crisis drive you into deep and shadowy relationship patterns. Venus in Scorpio seeks nothing less than complete merging with a partner, and much of the love nature is tangled up in power-struggles and maintaining control. Following an argument, Scorpio often has too much pride to offer an apology, and so your love nature is repressed and everything simmers and seethes underneath like a volcano ready to erupt. There isn’t anything lukewarm about your love, and you know how to read lovers on an emotional and soul level. In love, you do not like to lose what you’ve become attached to, and you are certainly not left unaffected by a relationship without changing.

Secret liaisons could play a part in your relationships, either your own or your partner’s, particularly if the intensity becomes too claustrophobic. Jealousy and thoughts of vengeance can be a problem, although you would be wise not to give in to follow these avenues. Your challenge is to use your resources to find a middle pattern between the highs and the lows of intense emotion with relationships. Your relationships can then flourish as important resources in your life. At some stage in life you may benefit financially or through a legacy from an important relationship. Stephanie Johnson

With Venus in the sign of Scorpio, you’re ardent and passionate in your primary relationship and insist that your partner returns the intensity of your emotions. You’re likely to enjoy the heights of passion if your love is matched in intensity, finding yourself thrust into a world of almost painful pleasure. Sexuality is more a matter of emotion and a longing to taste the depths of sweet surrender. Sensual delight is important to you, although you like to discover your partner’s innermost thoughts and feelings. Problems can occur when your love isn’t returned, and if your partner can’t keep the intense fires of passion burning, then you’re likely to suffer from deep dissatisfaction.