Writing about Venus in the constellations is tricky. I need to develop particular language for discussing these. Here are the considerations:
(1) Venus-sign placements aren't all that important in and of themselves. Even in statistical examinations, the "significant" findings have much lower scores than, say, Sun, Moon, or Mars.
(2) In particular, they are not part of the "character core" of an individual. In the notes following, I may use the same kind of language I would use in, say, Sun-sign or Moon-sign notes, but the words don't mean the same things.
(3) Where they ARE of value is in characterizing the particular Venus expressions - relationship patterns, affections, esthetics, pleasuring, etc. Looked at in this specialized way, they convey quite useful information. There is also statistical support for the idea that the Venus-sign can be a key to successful vocation, probably in the sense of "showing what one loves."
Fagan and Firebrace wrote the following in the Primer. I've neither confirmed nor disproven it:
Some of the statistical results can be traced to reflections from adjacent Sun-signs - some stand on their own - I've just listed everything indiscriminately until a more complete treatment can be prepared.The types of humanity which win the affection of the native may be deduced from the constellation occupied by Venus at birth. For instance, in Aries, the affections may be lavished on those who wield power, the politician, or military world. In Sagittarius, clergymen, doctors, and the titled. In Aquarius, those interested in out of the way subjects. The constellation often describes the fetishes of the frustrated.
INDEX/LINKS TO Venus-SIGN NOTES
Venus in Taurus viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p463
Venus in Gemini viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p471
Venus in Cancer viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p473
Venus in Leo viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p475
Venus in Virgo viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p477
Venus in Libra viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80&p=462#p479
Venus in Scorpio viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80&p=462#p480
Venus in Sagittarius viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p482
Venus in Capricorn viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p484
Venus in Aquarius viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p485
Venus in Pisces viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80#p486
Venus in Aries viewtopic.php?f=13&t=80&p=462#p489