The planet Venus is known as SUKRA in Vedic astrology. Sukra means "white", or "bright" in Sanskrit. Venus is a first rate benefic in Jyotish (predictions). Venus rules over the two sidereal signs of Taurus (Vrish) and Libra (Tula).
Venus is exalted in Pisces (Meen) and in his fall in the opposite sign of Virgo (Kanya). Venus is a karaka, or indicator of spouse, love, marriage, comfort, luxury, beauty, prosperity, happiness, all conveyances, art, dance music, acting, passion and sex, healing and the saying of mantras.Venus Planet is mainly associated with family life, taste and business/livelihood. The benevolent influence of Venus favors accumulation of wealth, jewellery, landed properties, happy home life, success in business and occupations, controlling obesity and fatness.
Astrology of Venus or Shukra : Importance of Venus in horoscope
Planet Venus or Shukra being the divine giver of colors in personal life has a major role in the astrological aspects of life and is a significant part of astrology. In Vedic astrology, it is one of the four benefic planets. In western astrology, Venus is considered the most benefic of all the planets. In Vedic astrology, Shukra represents love, romance and sexuality, artistic talents, material life, wealth, the opposite sex, pleasure and reproduction, feminine qualities and the fine arts, such as music, dance,painting and sculpture
In the words of Indian Astrology, planet Shukra belongs to the family of sages which is perceived to be the highest in the social ladder and is associated with spiritual and Vedic sciences. It is also represents the mysteries and hidden subjects of life and it’s creation. A well placed planet Shukra bestows the person a blissful marital life and strong enclosure of healthy relationships along with the person, a creative and fantastical vision towards the world and makes him inclined towards hidden aspects including spiritual beliefs.
When Venus is Positively Placed in Horoscope:- If Venus is occupied at angle, trine or in her sign of exaltation she bestow beauty, refinement, good marriage, happiness,capacity of enjoyment, comfort, affection, love for fine arts, luxurious,vehicle, attractive eyes and wealth.
When Venus is Afflicted in Horoscope:- When Venus is not well placed or she is insign of debilitation she indicates about disturbed marriage life, divorce,defame through sex scandals, loss of wealth and vehicle.
Venus rules over Taurus and Libra Zodiac. so for the natives having Taurus and Libra ascendants, it is highly auspicious since it becomes ascendant lords for these zodiacs. Shukra is also beneficial for Capricorn and Aquarius ascendant natives as it becomes yoga karaka for these ascendant natives. In the words of modern astrology, Shukra is a natural karaka for the 2nd and 7th houses while the traditional studies says that it is a natural karaka of the 5th and 12th houses.
Body Parts and Diseases controlled by Shukra
The zodiac in which Venus is placed in a horoscope is the mercury sign of the person. Venus sign decides the dignity of this planet in the horoscope. In Human Body, it rules reproductive system, eyes, throat,chin, cheeks, and kidneys. The ill-placed Shukra may cause eye diseases,venereal complaints, indigestion, pimples, impotency, loss of appetite and rashes on the skin.