According to the Vedic scriptures and astrology, planet Venus or Shukra Graha is a celestial planet (one of the Navagrahas) which dominates various qualities of humans related to love, sex, attractiveness, music and dance and amusement sources. It is the brightest planet in the sky and can be easily seen in the north direction early in the morning and hence it is also known as the Morning Star. Shukra is the planet for various pleasures and delights such as bodily beauty, attraction, love, relationship, sex, wealth, knowledge and prosperity. A person appears attractive and attracts others, all due to Venus’s energy. Socializing is also a trait of this planet. It is considered to be a munificent planet with feminine characteristics. The placement of Venus in the natal chart determines the pleasures of marital life and luxuries. If Venus is weakly placed in the horoscope the individual may go through a troublesome or failed marriage, he/she may lack an amicable nature and physical appeal. This happens not only due to a weakly placed Venus but also due to the alignment of malefic planets with Venus.
The malefic Venus may cause a person to be controlling and dominating. It teaches us the valuable life lesson of self-worth. Venus rules the following profession: literature, poetry, theatre, film and sex industry, restaurants, textile industry, cosmetic and jewelry shops. Actors, actresses, beauticians, photographers, painters and people in other creative fields have a favorable presence of Venus. It governs the two zodiac signs Taurus (Vrishabha) and Libra (Thula). In Pisces it is exalted and in Virgo it is debilitated. Venus governs the following body organs: stomach, hands, skin, sexual organs, nose, chin and eyes. The malefic of Venus results in diseases related to these organs.