Heavenly, Illustrious, Laughter-Loving Queen,
Sea-born, Night-Loving, of an awful mien.
Venus's realm is primarily in the areas of life that involve love, pleasure, art, and beauty. The brightest planet in the sky (beside the luminaries) we are reminded of the gift of beauty whenever we can see this radiant star in the heavens. Like a bright jewel, Venus attracts our gaze. The powers of attraction are strong and magnetic; drawing to us the thing we desire, making it desire us in turn. Venus magic can reveal our desires to us and assist us in making them a reality. Venus can draw lovers, luxury, and laughter to us. All of it that we deserve and more, whether we believe it or not.
The Lesser Benefic's basic powers - of reconciliation and unification - can be used in a myriad of ways. Creating a peaceful atmosphere where feelings can be safely shared and people can be vulnerable with one another is perhaps one of the best tricks in the Venus playbook. By creating these areas of calm and emotional openness, Venus allows relationships to be established and deepen, healing any rift or tension between individuals. Venus craves union and harmony and will create the means to achieve it, focusing primarily on understanding and connection in a way that no other planet can.
Venus is the goddess of love and seeks to sow it to all who open their hearts to it, whether for a night or for a lifetime. The Star of Aphrodite is open to it all, seeking to unify lovers either in passionate love-making or marriage vows. Venus is both the match-maker and wedding planner for people seeking their soulmate, and she performs equally well for individuals seeking to express their sexuality in a safe and healthy way. Of course, the relationships that Venus finds and builds for us do not have to be romantic or sexual, Venus focuses on the way in which two things are similar and can be used to create powerful bonds of friendship, acceptance, and affection.
The powers of this planet are not solely focused on love and relationships, but also in the realms of art and beauty. Talismanic pieces to Venus can be used to inspire creative artistic expressions and become powerful muses for the aspiring or professional artists of the world. She smooths the edges and perfects the work while bestowing upon it a subtle heavenly elegance that attracts viewers with a celestial radiance all its own. Cosmetic applications of Venus are quite common and powders, lotions, and creams prepared with her sunthemata or during ritual with her can be used to reduce scaring, acne, and other unsightly marks that have made us feel imperfect. They can alter and improve appearance with the type of magic typically referred to as glamour magic. The Queen of Glamour, Venus knows what it takes to shine authentically and beautifully, empowering us with the self-confidence to materialize both inward and outward beauty to the world.
Come, All-Attractive, and to my prayer inclined.
For thee I call with holy, reverent mind.