Venus, the planet of values (what WE value and desire), love and finances, enters the sign of Aries on the 21st of March.
In Aries, Venus is in her mythical lover’s den (one of them, the other being in Scorpio).
Venus in Aries is full of bravado, actually she always gets what she wants in any sign, but her she’s more open and adventurous in Aries, sexual, but perhaps not sensuous, and certainly not “comfy” here. Aries and Scorpio are in fact the signs where Venus is in her detriment, where she is at least at ease in her surroundings.
So, since Venus deals with values of some kind we might want to acknowledge that these include our self-esteem too. In fact, there is a lovely observation in the book “Planets” edited by Joan McEvers which quotes astrologer Robert Glasscock as stating:
“The glyph we use for Venus in astrology resembles a hand-mirror”
continuing “what you value is a reflection of who you are so what we love is a reflection of ourselves”. Isn’t that a lovely way of conveying one of Venus’s meanings?
“It’s hard to feel desire when you don’t feel desirable” Christine Feehan, Safe Harbor
McEvers J., (1989), Planets, ‘Venus’, p. 129, Llewellyn Publications, St Paul, MN, USA