Society is made of groups of people. Those with shared backgrounds and common values congregate together. They join forces to achieve their political objectives. As a voter you belong to a political class that’s defined by your socio-economic status.
Bosses and employers are ruled by the Sun; the common people are ruled by the Moon; farmers and miners are ruled by Saturn; and socialists are ruled by Neptune.
High society – the society element – is ruled by Venus. It’s a socio-economic group composed of people who usually come from a privileged, wealthy background. They’re usually well known in fashionable society.
They spend a significant amount of time attending social gatherings.
The social set is fond of social activities, entertainment and the arts. They’re often patrons of the arts.
High society is less conspicuous in the 21st-century. In the very liberated Age of Aquarius it’s more inclined to keep a less visible low profile. Domestic servants are less common, but remote ski resorts are still popular for weekend get-a-ways.
Venus is the planet of women and women’s issues.
49.6% of the world’s population is female.
Women live, work and play in a male dominated world. They’re underrepresented in politics and earn less than their male counterparts.
Forced marriage and child brides are Venus issues.
According the United Nations 40% of young women in South Asia and sub-Sahara Africa are married by age 18.
Arranged marriages involving children occur worldwide. Countries where the practice takes place include Niger, Chad, Mali, Bangladesh, Guinea, Afghanistan, Yemen and Pakistan.
According to Girls not Brides 650 million women alive today were married as children before they were 18. Aquarius proclaims that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses.
In some countries the courts automatically grant custody rights to the father in divorce settlements. Women are left without any means of support.
In some countries customary or religious law effectively prohibits women from owning land.
Women are 35% more likely to live in poverty than men. This denies them educational opportunities and more than two thirds of the world’s illiterate adults are women.
In America 1 in 6 women are victims of sexual violence and the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal in October 2017 revealed how those in positions of power exploit women for sexual advantage.
The most significant event involving women in recent times is the #metoo movement.
Most countries have never had a female leader. The number of female heads of government fluctuates but in March 2017 there were 15.
Women are fighting for equal rights.
On August 22, 2017 the Indian Supreme Court ruled that an instant divorce law that allowed Muslim men to divorce their wives by saying the word ‘talaq’ three times was unconstitutional.
On June 24, 2018 the men in Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive.
Women’s issues suffer due to funding cutbacks by male policy makers.
Beauty, art and high fashion
Venus rules beauty, the beauty industry, art, art shows, social events, fashion, textiles, beauty contests, cosmetics, perfume, jewelry, confectionery, dolls, peace and peaceful relations.
The arts community has a common interest in painting, music, dance and the theater.
High fashion defines the expensive, fashionable clothes produced by the world’s leading fashion houses. The fashion industry embraces the designing, making, and marketing of expensive, fashionable clothes.
The cosmetics industry is booming. It sells magic potions that perform miracles.
The confectionery aisle at the supermarket is very popular. Venus rules chocolate, sugar and all the sweet tasting foods.
Between 2017 and 2021 the global luxury perfume market was expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.33%.
Hundreds of beauty contests are held each year around the globe. Individual countries hold their own national pageants. The major international, pageants are: Miss World, Miss Earth, Miss International and Miss Universe.
Love, affection, joy and fun
Venus is that old devil called love.
According to Greta Garbo (in Ninotchka 1939) love is ‘a romantic designation for a most ordinary biological process. A lot of nonsense is talked and written about it.’ Now love’s gone digital. Whatever… cuddles, romance, love-dancing and kissing are just Venus doing her thing.
Venus is the planet of social cohesion.
She’s the playful, fun-loving antidote to Saturn’s work and struggle. Her joyful pleasure allows you to deal with the dull monotony of daily life.
With Venus you enter the world of charm, grace and elegance but her submissive nature can fail to resist crass vulgarity and coarseness.
There is no cycle chart for Venus.
A progressed aspect to Venus in a global cycle chart forecasts an event that involves a woman or in some way affects women.
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