Venus in Capricorn

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Venus in Capricorn

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Practical love, Ambitious attraction, Responsible, Traditional, Disciplined, Reserved romance, Materialistic desires, Long-term commitment, Professional charm

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The Basics

Venus represents our style of expressing love, as well as our attitude towards money, things of value, and art.

Capricorn symbolizes ambition, responsibility, structure, tradition, and discipline.

With Venus in Capricorn, you approach love and relationships in a practical and goal-oriented manner. Casual, superficial relationships don't interest you at all; deep, genuine, lasting love is what you are after. 

You value stability, security, and reliability in your relationships and are attracted to partners who share these traits. You may prioritize practical considerations, such as financial stability and long-term compatibility, over emotional or romantic considerations.

You have a strong desire to protect yourself from being hurt, which may keep you from being as outgoing and forward in love matters as most others; taking your time to open up.  You're not the most romantic person, but you are responsible and disciplined, and willing to work hard to build and maintain a strong, stable relationship.

Public Displays of Affection (PDA), can make you cringe. You are not one for frivolous or superficial displays of affection, preferring instead to demonstrate your love through tangible acts of service or devotion - surprising your love with a surprising gift, making a favorite meal, or even just handling the details that your partner hates doing.

You are attracted to partners who are ambitious, professional, and goal-oriented. You respect those who are successful and self-made and may genuinely be drawn to those who are older or more established than you. You are also drawn to partners who share your traditional values and beliefs; ceremony and community matter to you.

One potential downside of your Venus in Capricorn is of your materialistic tendencies. You may place a high value on wealth, possessions, and status and may be drawn to partners who can provide these things. You may need to be mindful of becoming too focused on material success at the expense of emotional or spiritual fulfillment.

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Dating Venus in Capricorn:

While we are all more complex than a single sign placement, there's plenty to glean from the Venus position in what feeds our desires.

Perhaps above everything else, you value ambition and responsibility, so if your date can demonstrate their drive and work ethic, it will impress you.

Capricorn is traditional, structured, and disciplined, so on a date, you may prefer something that is more formal or established, such as a nice dinner at a high-end restaurant, attending a cultural event, or even a visit to a museum or historical site.

Being responsible and reliable is a cornerstone to your being, and those that uphold their promises means more to you than any silly little date.

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Venus in Capricorn & Money:

You're very concerned with financial stability and material security. You tend to be conservative with your money, and you may be more focused on saving for the future rather than enjoying the present. You are disciplined and responsible when it comes to finances, and you may be quite successful in building wealth over time.

However, there is a danger of becoming too focused on material possessions and equating them with self-worth. You may struggle with feelings of insecurity if you don't have enough money or if you feel like you're not achieving enough financially.


("A woman", in the style of Gustave Courbet, by Midjourney AI)

Your preference for Art:

With Venus in Capricorn, you likely appreciate art that demonstrates mastery of form, technique, and tradition. You could be drawn to pieces that evoke a sense of history, stability, and permanence. Moreover, art that explores themes of discipline, authority, and ambition could hold special appeal for you. You may prefer art that is understated and elegant, rather than bold or flashy.

Here are some artists whose work might align with your Venus in Capricorn tastes:

  1. Michelangelo - A renowned Italian sculptor, painter, and architect, Michelangelo's works are characterized by his detailed approach and dedication to form and proportion, which could appeal to your appreciation for craftsmanship and tradition.

  2. Rembrandt - Known for his innovative use of light and shadow, Rembrandt's portraits are revered for their depth, realism, and humanity. His mastery of technique might resonate with your Capricorn appreciation for skill and diligence.

  3. Jan van Eyck - A Flemish painter active in Bruges, van Eyck is one of the early innovators of what became known as Early Netherlandish painting. His meticulous attention to detail might appeal to your Capricorn sensibilities.

  4. Gustave Courbet - A French painter who led the Realism movement in 19th-century French painting, Courbet's unidealized portrayals of life could resonate with your pragmatic and realistic Venus in Capricorn tastes.

  5. Caspar David Friedrich - A 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, Friedrich's works often employ allegory and symbolism to explore themes of man's place in nature and the cosmos. His contemplative and serious approach to art might align with your Capricorn sensibilities.

  6. Katsushika Hokusai - A Japanese ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period, Hokusai's dedication to his craft (he continued working and improving until his death) might appeal to your Capricorn work ethic and appreciation for mastery.

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  1. Hieronymus Bosch - A Dutch/Netherlandish draughtsman and painter from Brabant, Bosch's works are generally characterized by their fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes, and illustrations of moral and religious concepts and narratives, which might appeal to your Venus in Capricorn tastes.

  2. Thomas Cole - An English-born American painter known for his landscape and history paintings, his work is characterized by a Romantic portrayal of the American wilderness which might align with your appreciation for tradition and history.

  3. Grant Wood - An American painter best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly "American Gothic", one of the most familiar images in 20th-century American art. His depiction of traditional American themes and values might resonate with your Venus in Capricorn sensibilities.

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Ben has practiced Astrology for over 35 years and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) Practitioner. Ben holds 11 patents for the core functions that all dating sites now use today.  See Ben's Bio for more info.