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#Venus has strong associations with bubbles, because they bring joy, pleasure, and excitement, and are frequently used to mark happy occasions.
They are a literal representation of #effervescence, which is a #Venusian feature, and are often paired with #sugar (ruled by Venus), as in #soda, or used in #alcoholic beverages, which reduce social inhibitions and can stir the libidinal instincts.
For those reasons, #Venus is associated with #champagne, mineral water, and #bubbly drinks of all variety. They, along with #greentea, make great Venus #offerings.
On color — clear or white #Venus is more allied with #Libra than #Taurus, by nature of it being an #air sign, which tends to prefer a minimalist, straight + clean aesthetic.
You can observe this in the way people with strong #Libra #style themselves compared to those with strong #Taurus.
#Libra tends to prefer looks that are are #classic, put together, and #elegant, but can be stylistically safe and lacking in color or preferring pastel
#Taurus gravitates toward accessorizing, is more likely to explore trends, and tends toward a #girlier, busier, “cuter” and highly #coiffed aesthetic.
Someone recently asked on Instagram why I hadn’t mentioned #pink as a color associated with #Venus. All #pastels are ruled by Venus because they are a byproduct of being mixed with #white, which is a primary Venus color.
Pastels signify #Venus’ ability to mix compatibly with all things + is an illustration of her moderating and cooling influence. Pink is the byproduct of Venus tempering red, the color of Mars. She could also brighten up black, essentially remediating #Saturn. #magicalcolortheory
#Copper is easily one of the most reactive #metals to the touch (short of liquid Mercury, which also makes sense). It will almost instantly react to the oils on your skin and begin to change color and even texture, ultimately resulting in a #green #patina.
It also has a purifying and energizing effect on #water it comes into contact with, another element allied with #Venus do to her #moist and #cooling nature.
The metal of #Venus, being the planet of #love, #sex, and #connection, should be reactive to the touch and highly #conductive, which #copper is.
That’s why #copper is used in wire, and, interestingly enough because it matches so many #Venus myths, it’s fitting that people steal and “strip” copper wire to absorb its #value for themselves.
#Venus figures, in lore and (unfortunately) in life, are often kidnapped or traded because people desire their #beauty and want to selfishly possess their #value. This leads us down the rabbit hole of #consent and all that very important stuff, but we’ll bypass that for now…
The reason I’m detailing all of the logic behind these magical #associations is to show how deeply rational they are.
It’s easy to look at old #correspondence tables and not consider the reasons for why significations align, and how they mirror one another. OR look at newfangled correspondence tables and not be able to tell if someone got it wrong!
This dynamic is part of why you can never be too good at the #fundamentals, especially in astrology + magic. All else flows from there. If your basics are broken, not too much good can follow. It’ll deprive you of the ability to draw your own conclusions, and results will suffer
If you understand the logic behind associations, you can create your own, + that imbues your own work and your own magic with freshness and originality. It is the layering of association and harmony between elements that creates a delineation or result that is cohesive + potent
The number 7 is associated with #Venus because that’s the amount of time it takes her to go through her full phase of #retrogrades through the #zodiac, also called her #synodiccycle.
Her lesser association is the number 5 because she first traces a #pentacle in the #zodiac as she performs her #retrograde pattern, and is related to the #pentagram and the harmony of the #five element theory.
#Five is the primary number of #Mars in #planetarymagic, who is #Venus’ archetypal mate, and paired partner as the lesser #benefic and #malefic respectively.
What do both 7 and 5 have in common? They’re #odd.
Sets of things presented in #odd numbers makes them visually more #attractive, as a fundamental #design principle, and odd numbers have a tendency to be related to yin principles — sphereandsundry.com/on-the-relatio…
#Odd numbers, counterintuitively, create more visual #balance than even numbers do — and if #Venus knows anything, it’s her #angles.
Here is an image of the pattern Venus traces as she makes her 7-year rounds.
Points from this article — sphereandsundry.com/how-associatio…

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