The planet, Venus, is responsible for love and relationships. It represents, amongst other things, the 'happiness factors' of a person, like tastes, pleasures, and artistic inclinations.
How do people react to dramatic expressions of affection? How do they go about wooing who they desire? How do they maintain long-distance relationships? - These are questions that are best answered by considering the position of Venus in a person's Natal Chart. The Element of the Sign that holds the position of Venus - provides us with insights of 'relationship orientation' of a person.
It is, therefore, useful to consider the influence of Venus in the Elements of a person's Natal Chart - to gain insights of an individual's romantic behaviours.
Venus in Fire Element:
Natives with Venus in Fire Element (that is, those with Venus in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius) have an idealistic approach to romance and relationships, and expect their partners to follow it. As a result they tend to get self-centered and blatantly disregard their partner's dreams and desires.
These natives need to breathe new energy and excitement into their relationship frequently and tend to demand attention. This may get somewhat exhausting for a partner, especially when they are required to appreciate their drama - every once in a while.
Flowery romance, spontaneity, laughter, and grand gestures turn them on.
Venus in Earth Element:
Natives with Venus in Earth Element (that is, those with Venus in Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn) appreciate solid, long-standing relationships. Although they are cautious about entering into a relationship, but once they make up their mind, they are admirably committed with a reliable partner and work hard on a physical and practical level.
These natives tend to make their relationships overly practical. They look for physical presence, steadiness, reliability, and comfort from their partners. Their expression of love and affection is rarely flowery or grand.
Physical expressions of affection and commitment are most appreciated by them.
Venus in Air Element:
Natives with Venus in Air Element (that is, those with Venus in Gemini, Libra, or Aquarius) share thoughts, and consider communication to be the most essential part of a relationship. They respond lovingly to verbal expressions of affection or interest.
These natives require some space and independence from their partners. They are less inclined to require physical presence or even expressions of affection - as long as they have a flowing communication with their partners. They can be rather playful and sometimes flirtatious.
Lively, intelligent, and fun exchanges turn them on.
Venus in Water Element:
Natives with Venus in Air Element (that is, those with Venus in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces) tend to be receptive to emotional expressions of love and affection. They are slow and cautious about making social connections, but once they make up their mind, they tend to go out of their way to nurture and care for their partners - requiring more loyalty than most.
These natives are sensitive and have a tendency to brood or become silent when unhappy, making them difficult to understand. Some even find them too indirect, and even roundabout. They tend to be less communicative, but are adept at feeling their partner's deeper needs, desires and emotional undercurrents.
Exchanges of feelings are more important to them than verbal expressions.