Venus Mars aspects are passionate and driven, but the hard aspects can also be quite cruel and ruthless. Under normal circumstances, Venus will soothe Mars and Mars will push a lazy Venus into taking action, but as I found in my research, there was a wide spectrum in how these two play out in reality.
The square for some reason seems to yield far more success, especially in the field of entertainment. This aspect will be both sexy and charming which is irresistible to an audience. The natives will have a great passion for their art and will have the magnetism to easily attract benefactors.
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Venus Mars aspects natives can make money from their physique through sports prowess, sexuality or sheer good looks. They can also be fantastic campaigners and politicians as their rousing speeches will ignite a crowd into taking action on important issues.
With the hard aspects, the huge difference in famous people with Venus square Mars compared to Venus opposition Mars leads me to think the opposition is much harder to deal with. Maybe it was the case that I just hadn’t heard of many on the list, maybe these folk were more successful in business, sports or the military rather than in sciences, arts or entertainment. But I have not seen such a stark difference in both aspects in all my research so this is significant in itself. (Scroll down for examples)
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With Venus opposition Mars, it is almost as if the native is so at war with themselves that they are too exhausted to put energy into other projects. I also found the square aspect turn up in many soulmate Davison charts examples. Relationships are very karmic or star-crossed with many obstacles to overcome to be together. Venus in hard aspect to Mars is always going to be very bitter-sweet and can have a Sadomasochistic side, but more especially with Mars in Scorpio or Aries.
Venus sextile mars and Venus trine Mars are fertile and sexy aspects which age very well, like a fine wine. The wayward impulsivity of youth is refined and the edginess of Mars is polished with time and experience. Venus in soft aspect to Mars on the surface will be seen as the most romantic, passionate aspects.
They conjurer up the image of a chivalrous knight and ace seducer. It should balance the libido well since Mars will ignite Venus into action while Venus will take the edge off Mars’s raw and impulsive energy. I say ‘should’ because as you will see, there are some interesting anomalies with these so-called soft aspects and also Venus conjunction Mars too.
Venus conjunct Mars is highly competitive when it comes to love and enjoys the chase in relationships. It is also sexually possessive and jealous. The native with this conjunction will be naturally erotic without effort and attract lovers easily. The energy is archetypical of the classic sex symbol when it comes to show business.
Venus Mars aspects definitely have their dark side however as you can see from some of the natives in the lists below. Lovers and serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley gruesomely combined ‘love’ with murder in their Davison (Venus conjunction Mars) while Madonna and Penn (Davison also with Venus conjunction Mars) had many slamming-doors type rows as implied by Madonna’s song; “ Till Death Do Us Part”
It’s A Scandal
Lyrics ~ “She takes the keys, he breaks the door. She cannot stay here anymore. He’s not in love with her anymore…He takes a drink, she goes inside. He starts to scream, the vases fly.” However sometimes this aspect is all bark and no bite. Madonna maintains that “While we certainly had more than one heated argument during our marriage, Sean has never struck me, ‘tied me up,’ or physically assaulted me” ~ dailybeast
Mars Square or opposite Saturn is most commonly associated with violence. The combination of the two malefics with the two most challenging aspects is never going to be a smooth ride. The natives are extremely competitive, especially with the opposition. Therefore sports are a good outlet for this aggressive, yet potentially disciplined energy.
Although violence in a relationship is possible with the harder Venus Mars aspects, the positive side of this combination is a passion that creates fantastic art and music. Energy is channeled into making things beautiful. Style is extremely important but the artwork can also be quite cutting edge too and not always traditionally harmonious even with the softer aspects.
The quality of Venus Mars aspects depends very much on the sign that one finds this conjunction in. If it is in Aries or Scorpio for example, Mars will become the more potent and Venus will have a hard time taming Mars. In Taurus or Libra Venus will have the upper hand and the aspect should play out in a more benefic way.
Hitler and Gandhi are good examples of when astrology does not work as expected! Hitler had Venus conjunction Mars in Taurus with Venus being stronger while Gandhi had Venus conjunction Mars in Scorpio with Mars being stronger. We are looking at classic archetypes here so it is beneficial to look at this conjunction and how it plays out in these two very apparently polarised figures.
Both Hitler and Gandhi were nationalists and fought for their version of ‘peace’ in their respective lands.(I’m sure Hitler thought he was bringing harmony back to his land after the Weimar Republic, it just wasn’t peaceful for everyone.)
Hitler obviously activated his Venus in a far more radical way than Gandhi, but it is interesting how this aspect can play out and how Venus can turn malefic and obsessional even when she is supposed to be strong and ‘benefic’.
Polyamory Or Celibacy
Venus conjunct Mars often has issues with sexuality. It can be a very provocative and precocious conjunction and I have seen it figure in clients who are polyamorous. On the other hand I have also seen this aspect in celibate clients too. We should also note that Gandhi was given to some dubious practices in relation to his sexuality.
“ It was no secret that Mohandas Gandhi had an unusual sex life. He spoke constantly of sex and gave detailed, often provocative, instructions to his followers as to how to they might best observe chastity.” ~ The Independant.
Gandhi ‘tested’ his own celibacy by sleeping with the naked wives of his followers while at the same time instructing the husbands not to have sex with their wives…
Hitler seems to be another paradox, condemning homosexuality while “For most of his life, Hitler was predominantly homosexual. In his teens and early twenties, he had a string of “exclusive male companions”, including August Kubizek, Reinhold Hanisch, and Rudolf Hausler. He shared accommodation with these men in seedy Viennese or Munich backstreets and in “homes for the destitute”. ~ Irishexaminer
Venus conjunct Mars then can be paradoxical and may behave the opposite of what it seems behind bedroom doors. I would say that I think this aspect in its most negative expression can become quite a ‘bunny boiler’, while falling in love can be both its greatest muse and downfall (Winehouse.)
Being addicted to love and sex can also be a problem with all Venus Mars aspects. Love and anger are also strongly linked and those that have this aspect will often be turned on by having rows with their partner. (As we saw with Madonna and Penn)
Often Venus Mars aspects will think that their partner doesn’t love them enough if they aren’t willing to fight for them. Venus Mars aspects will often construct love triangle scenarios where the object of their desire has to choose between themselves and a rival. These natives can find love boring if there is no conflict or their beloved is won over too easily.
Venus is also money, so Venus sextile Mars and Venus trine Mars can be extremely materialistic and ambitious. This need for adoration is even more marked when found in the arts and entertainment industries. All Venus Mars aspects suffers from FOMO, wanting to be seen at all the most prestigious social events. Social climbers and gold-diggers are found here as these folk are prone to use their looks to advance their careers. They might also marry for appearances and fame too. Perfect Aryan Beauty Eva Braun could have served as a ‘beard’ for Hitler too if he really was a homosexual.
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Venus Mars Aspects
Venus conjunct Mars
“An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know..”~ Betty Davis
Adolf Hitler, Mahatma Gandhi, Christopher Columbus, Prince Andrew, Vincent Van Gogh, Eleanor Of Aquitaine, Woodrow Wilson, Amy Winehouse, Marc Almond, Tom Jones, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Barry White, Keanu Reeves, Rosanna Arquette, Bette Davis, Eva Gabor, Deborah Kerr, Richard Pryor, Joaquin Phoenix, Sandra Bullock, Carmen Electra, Emily Bronte, Lewis Carroll, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alberto Giacometti, Rudyard Kipling, Martin Heidegger, David Koresh, Release Of Titanic Movie, Brady/Hindley Davison, Madonna/Penn Davison, New York City, Switzerland
Venus Sextile Mars
“Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”~ Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan, Prince Harry Windsor, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Silvio Berlusconi, Billy the Kid, Francis Ford Coppola, Spencer Tracy, Christopher Lambert, Colin Farrell, Omar Sharif, Dolph Lundgren, Harrison Ford, Orlando Bloom, Tom Arnold, Anjelica Huston, Matt Damon, Joe Pesci, Robin Williams, Molly Ringwald, Debra Winger, Teri Hatcher, Rita Hayworth, Pamela Anderson, Daniel Craig,Whitney Houston, Debbie Reynolds, Pink, Billy Idol, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Zack De La Rocha, Lily Allen, Andy Bell, David Gahan, Akron, Richard Strauss, Terry Pratchett, Carl Sagan, H. P. Lovecraft, Mark David Chapman, Gordon Ramsay, Larry Page (google founder), Alois Alzheimer, Deborah Houlding.
Venus Square Mars
“It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure… the only way to a woman’s heart is along the path of torment.”~ Marquis De Sade
Hilary Clinton, Aleister Crowley, Marquis De Sade, Nicolas Culpepper, George R.R. Martin, Titanic Hits Iceberg, Otto Von Bismarck, Francis Bacon, Giovanni Falcone, Patrick Moore, John Cleese, John Krasinski, Joan Collins, Jodie Foster, Katherine Hepburn, Geena Davis, Audrey Hepburn, Vivien Leigh, John Travolta, Jack Lemmon, Noel Fielding, Vic Reeves, Sean Penn, Jeremy Irons, Kevin Kline, Kiefer Sutherland, Robert Carlyle, Benny Hill, Bruce Willis, Tyra Banks, Kate Moss, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Mel C, Grace Slick, LeAnne Rimes, Eric Burden, Nina Hagen, Twiggy, Franz Schubert, William Joseph Turner, Auguste Rodin, William Butler-Yeats, Monica Seles, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt, Robert Thompson, Prince Charles/Lady Diana Davison, McCartney/Eastman Davison, Russia, North Korea.
Venus Trine Mars
“Ra ra Rasputin, Russia’s greatest love machine~ Boney M
It was a shame how he carried on”
Grigori Rasputin, Czar of Russia Nicholas I, Pope John XXIII, Augusto Pinochet, Elon Musk, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Britney Spears, Mick Jagger, Marilyn Manson, Misdemeanor, Ray Charles, Jessie J, James Blunt, Amanda Lear, Neil Tennant, Julie London, Alannah Myles, Jennifer Rush, C. S. Lewis, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Pierre Cardin, Cate Blanchett, Richard Harris, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Greta Garbo, Natasha Richardson, Morgan Fairchild.
Venus Opposite Mars
“Let us wage a moral and political war against war itself, so that we can cut military spending and use that money for human needs.”~ Bernie Saunders
Mikhail Gorbachev, Bernie Sanders, Oswald Mosley, Jimmy Carter, Jay Leno, Alex Kingston, Joan Sutherland, Jimmy Page, Otis Redding, John Galliano, Alan Leo, Thomas Watt Hamilton, Martina Navratilova, Belgium, Greece.