Beyond Venus: What Other Placements Should Be Compatible?January 26, 2024
The planet Venus rules over love—our placements in Venus are a snapshot of what we crave in love and how we give our love to others inside our relationships. However, our Venus placements are not the end-all-be-all to romantic compatibility. There are more fish in the sea. Well, there are also many more stars and planets in the sky that uniquely influence our romantic lives. Read on below to check out what other astrological placements you should investigate when sizing up your next relationship. Let all these planets and placements be your trusted romantic partnership advisors!
Our Moon Placements
Our sun sign represents our ideal selves, whereas our moon sign represents our inner lives, sensibilities, and environments. As we dive deeper into our romantic relationships, more characteristics of our partner's moon signs will unfold. Since our moon signs are also tied to our environments, they also tell us a lot about what we need to feel stable, safe, and secure—other crucial components of any relationship. When you are compatible through your moon placements, feelings of stability in your partnership will naturally build.
Our Mars Placements
In mythology, Mars is the god of war, and Mars is also an essential planet for our astrological placements. Our Mars placement rules areas of conflict and sexual disposition. If our Venus informs who we like, Mars determines how we pursue them. Conflict doesn't always mean something negative; this can be a fruitful area in our relationships. Not every romance is all flowers and chocolate forever! How we navigate conflict can bring us closer together, so our Mars placements tell us a lot about our sexual energy and drive, along with our ability to tough the hard times with our partner.
Our Mercury Placements
Mercury is the planet of communication. Communication is critical to any successful, fulfilling, and long-lasting relationship. If there is a hang-up between your Mercury signs, you will find it difficult to explain your point of view in your relationship. You will not feel understood or supported without the ability to express yourself clearly and openly. Honesty and open communication will flow successfully when you have compatible Mercury placements.
Okay, we've all heard that opposites attract, and there is a lot of science that suggests ideal partners have characteristics we do not possess ourselves. With this, we can see different perspectives and grow in ways that we would not if we surrounded ourselves with people that are too similar. Our descendant signs represent our astrological “opposite” in the zodiac. Our descendants are a calculated point in our birth chart ruled by our seventh house of partnerships. Our seventh house dictates our relationships and commitments to many people, including friends, colleagues, and, you guessed it, our romantic partnerships.
Love is just as beautiful and complex as we are—as you dive into your next relationship, check out other areas of cosmic compatibility before you take the plunge!