Venus is much closer to the Sun than the earth. Therefore, on some occasions Venus will be in between Earth and the Sun. The average distance form sun is 67 million miles. The variation is very little, as the orbit of Venus is nearly circular. The distance between Earth and Venus during inferior conjunction will be only 25 million miles.
The size of Venus is nearly similar to Earth. Venus has the diameter of 7,600 miles while Earth has a diameter of 7,900 miles. It revolves around the sun in 225 days. The atmospheric layer around Venus is thick, peculiar and fascinating. The brightness of Venus is due to the reflecting power of its atmosphere. For observers on the earth Venus cannot be more than 48 degrees away from the Sun.
Diameter: 7,600 miles. Mass: 1.989e30 kg Temperature: 5800 K (surface) 15,600,000 K (core)
"Love and money" is actually a simplistic interpretation of Venus. Venus rules our sentiments, what we value, and the pleasure we take in life. Grace, charm, and beauty are all ruled by Venus. Through Venus, we learn about our tastes, pleasures, artistic inclinations, and what makes us happy.
Venus rules attachments to others. It rules attractiveness--both the ability to attract and attraction to others (and things). Venus energy is harmonious, and this is why people with Venus prominent in their charts are often peace-makers. In Venus, we find a need to be appreciated and to appreciate. Venus rules, amongst other things, the arts, love and romance, beauty and the beautifying process, money, entertainment, leisure, sensuality, and comfort.
Planet Venus in Astrology
Energy Type – Feminine
Time Spent in each Sign – 225 Days approximately (a month)
Element – Fire
Nature – Hot and dry; passionate and fiery
Ruler of the Sign – Taurus , Libra
Ruler of the House – Second , Seventh
Imparts – married life, beauty, sex
Venus owns two signs namely Taurus and Libra. It is deeply exalted at 27 degree in Meen Rashi. Its Mooltrikona is in Libra. Venus governs semen (potency).
In the planetary Cabinet Venus is also a minister along with Jupiter ( Brihaspati ). Its complexion is variegated. According to “Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra” the deity, which it represents is Shachi(Consort of Lord Indra). It is of feminine gender. It represents water among the Panchbhootas or five elements. It is of Brahman Varna and has predominance of Rajsik Gunas.
Venus is joyful, charming in physique, has beautiful and brilliant eyes, is a poet, is phlegmatic and windy and has curly hair. It represents a fortnight that is one Paksha of Moon. It is strong in the north direction. It represents an acidulous taste.
It is friendly to Mercury and Saturn. It is inimical to Sun, Moon, and Mars. It considers Jupiter as Neutral.
Shukracharya is the son of Sage Bhrigu. He is the preceptor of the demons. Shukra was the only one considered worthy of being granted the knowledge of MritaSanjivani vidya by Lord Shiva. This knowledge is supposed to bring back even dead to life.
Venus is considered as Goddess of love, marriage, beauty and comforts. It is a form of Maha Lakshmi, the wife of lord Vishnu. Venus rules over the Yajurveda and the Vasant Ritu(April and May). According to western astrology Venus is known as Lucifer and Hebrews named it as Astoreth.
Lord Sukra - In Hindus Dharma
Shukracharya is the son of Sage Bhrigu. He is the preceptor of the demons. Shukra was the only one considered worthy of being granted the knowledge of MritaSanjivani vidya by Lord Shiva. This knowledge is supposed to bring back even dead to life. Bhrigu was an astrologer and taught his son all of the spiritual sciences and scriptures.
Because of Shukra's enmity toward Brahaspati (Jupiter), he (Shukra) agreed to be the teacher of the asuras (antigods). When Shukra became the preceptor of the antigods, in order to protect them against the gods and subgods he worshiped Shiva and learned from him the method by which he could bring them back to life even after they were killed in battle. Shukra in Sanskrit means "semen".
Rajasik in nature, Venus belongs to the Brahmin caste. An embodiment of love, he is a benefic planet and governs the refined attributes, romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, comforts, luxuries, jewelry, wealth, art, music, dance, season of spring, rains and the bed-room.