I’ve always heard that Venus in Capricorn is chilly, but I’m very affectionate. I love to be touched—as long as my body and soul are treated with total respect. I’ve never been one for casual affairs. –EV
I don’t mind being naked. While I don’t exactly feel shame, I do feel disgust with certain body parts. That only began when I realized how our culture views thighs or breasts of a certain size. Even though I KNOW this is a cultural illness and there’s nothing wrong with me, I can’t seem to accept my body as it is. –DM
In my fantasies I’m probably more passive than I actually am in life. It’s my partner (or partners!) who are incredibly turned on and aggressive and I just accept that and enjoy it. It’s surprisingly conventional, if you go past the multiple men idea. –KH
Your Venus in Capricorn desires to explore and embody the strength aspect of the Divine Feminine. Among your Cap Venus brothers and sisters, an image that kept coming up was a tree… which is something that generally has a stately and commanding presence, even graceful. Yet its most vulnerable and sensitive parts are the roots hidden underground… and that’s where your Venus may keep her heart, protected and out of immediate view. So there’s a testing and a kind of patience with your Venus in Capricorn. She likely doesn’t fall in love right away… but once she does, she’ll usually stick with it. This is the earth element.
Your relationship with Saturn
Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, which is one of the planets we associate with father in the chart… and interestingly, many of my Venus in Capricorns talked a lot about their fathers… whether he was a positive or negative influence. (If you’re reading this because you’re involved with somebody who has Venus in Capricorn, you might want to get a feel for their relationship with their father, as it likely had an impact on their ability to trust and receive love.)
For some reason, many of the Venuses in Capricorn and Aquarius, described themselves as being overweight… even obese… and talked about how much they hated their bodies. I have no way of knowing if they actually were overweight, but I wonder if the influence of perfectionist Saturn (ruling both these signs) resulted in them being really hard on themselves… and less able to enjoy their physicality than other Venus signs.
Reaping the rewards of a purposeful life
Astrology books say that Venus in Capricorn is ambitious and tends to marry for status rather than love. There may be those who do, but I didn’t find them in my sample. What I found was that they loved having their own sense of purpose and achievement. Remember Venus indicates what you love, not just about your partners, but what brings joy inside yourself. There’s a pride of accomplishment with this sign, and like earth-compatriot, Venus in Virgo, an ability to find enjoyment in work.
A month or so ago, I had a work day of my own design. In the morning, I supervised a dance therapy student and in the after-noon I did a shiatsu treatment. I felt very happy that day. Every-thing I did was in harmony with my gifts. A friend of mine who saw me later remarked how good I looked, my eyes were sparkling! She wondered what on earth I had been doing. I said I had just had my kind of day.
What surprised me, since I tend to think of this as a conservative sign, that Venus in Capricorn seemed to really loved all the conventional girly things, bubble baths, going to the spa, shopping for fun clothes. So evidently she’s not just wearing business suits. But she does like to look well put together. And she might have hand made lace doilies on her furniture at home. Something very traditional.
The raw energies inside your Capricorn Venus
When astrology was a sacred practice, it was understood that life itself, our very bodies, were infused with the divine. The first astrologers knew the Gods as the powerful, vibrant and creative play of emotions running through their world. The gods appeared as sandstorms, thunder claps, bird song, floods, abundant harvests, calamities, shouts of sorrow and joy.
Gods are immortal which means we can still find them as the ancients did. Astrology can help. Signs point us to the raw energies that define each sign–the underlying element and mode. The element describes the dominant energy your Venus runs. This is her fuel. The mode describes her preferred speed. Together they suggest the sensory coordinates to use when dialing in your Venus.
Capricorn is an earth sign. It’s cool, dense, solid, heavy, abiding. Use your imagination to make these sensations more vivid. Imagination is the control panel that takes us into the invisible world. Imagine planting your feet in the soil, cool, rich and welcoming. Earth has a stable, peaceful energy. This is the powerful body of Gaia. Can you sense it? Is earth fast or slow? Can the wind pick it up and move it? What’s the mood of earth? Is it loving? Is it impatient? Earth planet voices can sound like this:
I work hard so I can enjoy all the good things in life.
I know how to build and make things grow.
I can muster great strength when I need to–especially when my back is against the wall.
Other people say I have trouble letting go.
I thrive in predictable, organized spaces.
People say I’m immovable. This works for trees!
Being so grounded, I can forget to use my imagination.
When I’m not being productive, I’m not my best self.
This is the rhythm section–the bass line in your Venus song. With cardinal signs, the tempo is active, restless, on the move, maybe searching for something. It likes to begin quickly and finish fast. Find your Venus in energy that’s motivated and able to quickly take charge when necessary.
I’m ambitious and enterprising.
I’m fearless and competitive.
I may do too much too soon, and escape things before they’re really over.
Give me a crisis—anything—something! I hate being bored
It’s not that I like to argue—I just enjoy being right.
I create rules and I break rules–I don’t particularly follow them.
I’m great in emergencies.
I want what I want when I want it.