Sun conjunct Venus can be a paradox. This is because modern astrology deems this aspect wonderfully positive while forgetting about the phenomena of… combustion! Venus becomes invisible under the rays of the Sun when it is closer than 8º. In this case she is invisible and therefore distrusted. The positive expression of Sun conjunct Venus comes when she is able to shine. So the wider conjunction will make one gracious and popular, and also a fantastic diplomat or counsellor.
This peace-loving native finds a resolution no matter what, but sometimes the avoidance of conflict can create a somewhat fake veneer. Relationships of all sorts intrigue Sun conjunct Venus and they are quite nosey about other people affairs. In romance Sun conjunct Venus can be the typical serial-monogamist, and find it hard to spend any time solo. It is quite easy for them to stay in relationships, just because they are often so very attractive and have bags of natural charm. Sun conjunct Venus usually comes across as very polite and will carry themselves with great dignity if this conjunct happens to be configured with the ascendant.
Power Of Attraction
In the case of combustion however, the Sun’s ego can completely consume the grace of Venus! This might explain why there are some very aggressive characters in the list of natives below. Combust does not necessarily mean that Venus has no power, but that the native has to put extra effort into owning it’s sovereignty. If Venus is burnt out like this by the Sun, the native finds compromise difficult and it is hard to accept love from others. Sun combust Venus can feel quite unlovable as the ego burns away any complements. What happens then, is that the native constantly needs an audience to shower them with praise and adoration, which it is never enough.
There is an exception to combustion, which is known as cazimi. This is when Venus is under 18′ (less than half a degree) away from the Sun. Generally cazimi is considered highly fortunate as it means Venus is literally sitting in the throne of the King. This gives her Queenly power, but also huge responsibility. With this force the Sun cazimi Venus native can influence and work magic over vast amounts of people. Indeed the list of cazimi natives includes two high profile female criminals.
Sun Cazimi Venus
Teal Scott Swan ( Sun conjunct Venus in 12th House). Teal is a great example of the use of Venusian allure to gain publicity as she is quite a pin-up guru for the New Age movement. Her focus is the philosophy of ‘The power of attraction’, popularised by the book ‘The Secret’. Venus works magic by pulling abundance towards her.
Teal’s website states “Teal Swan was born with a range of extrasensory abilities, including clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience. Because of these extrasensory abilities, she became the target of a cult where she survived 13 years of physical, mental, and sexual abuse before breaking free at age 19 and beginning her own process of recovery and transformation.” ~ Teal Swan.