Astrology And Happiness
A recent article on the world’s billionaires refers to Microsoft’s Bill Gates’ 66,000-square-foot, $147.5 million mansion in Medina, Wash. This is contrasted with Warren Buffet’s choice to still live in the five-bedroom house in Omaha that he purchased in 1957 for under $32,000. According to the story, there are 1,011 billionaires in the world today. If you examined the natal charts of these billionaires, there would be a few similarities but nothing that would stand out above the ordinary middle-class blue collar worker’s natal chart. Does this mean we all have the potential to become wealthy?
The planet Venus is traditionally identified in astrology with money and love. The planet is also used to describe our relationships and our values. To put it simply, Venus can be a guide to what makes us happy.
If we look at the natal chart of Bill Gates, the planets Saturn and Jupiter are closely tied to his Venus. It could be surmised that Bill Gates is happiest (Venus) when he is overcoming limitations (Saturn) on a grand (Jupiter) scale. He also gets satisfaction from learning (Saturn) how to increase (Jupiter) profits (Venus). If we leave the monetary aspect of Venus for a moment, we can see other effects of Venus on his chart. Jupiter (great), Venus (love) and Saturn (commitment) in close proximity to each other points to his long term relationship with his wife Melinda of the past sixteen years.
A closer look at the placement of Venus will show us where we can maximize our own happiness. Keep in mind that Venus isn’t just about money but is also related to all types of relationships as well as what we find beautiful and what gives us pleasure.