Venus revolves around the Sun in nearly a circular orbit. It’s approximate distance from the Sun is 10.75 x 107 kilometers. The mean orbital velocity of Venus is approx 35 kilometers per second; its mass is 0.81 times that of earth, its diameter is 12100 kilometers, and density 5.1 grams / cm3. Its sidereal period is 224.7 earth days and its synodic period is 583.921 Earth days. Venus sets after sunset and rises before Sun rises. Venus is the brightest planet, it's because of the reflecting power of Venus' atmosphere. For the observers on Earth, Venus can never be more than 480 away from Sun. When Venus is 480 away from Sun and is the evening star, it can be seen in the sky for about 3 hours 12 minutes after sunset.
(Jupiter) is Deva
, Shukra or Shukracharya (Venus) is considered as Asura Guru
. Shukra is considered to be a Goddess of love, marriage, beauty and comforts. It is called Mahalakshmi, wife of lord Vishnu. Shukracharya is one-eyed. Since it rules all kinds of beauty, pleasure, passion etc, it is called Aphordite by the Greeks. It is the chief governor of wife in male's horoscope.It gives immense taste and fancy for all pleasure-giving and luxurious things. Intelligence coupled with an artistic taste and fineness is bestowed by Shukra. It is also significator of vehicles and property in affluent area. Shukra is also connected to Kama (Deity that rules human's passion, desires etc).
Shukra is a feminine, warm, temperate and fruitful planet. Shukra is the lord of direction South-East and governs Vasanta Ritu
(April and May
). Shukra rules Yajur Veda
. Its color is white or mix of different colors. It rules marriage, youthfulness, sexual pleasure, scents, flowers, ability to compose music and drama, inclination to take light and rich food. It also indicates the partner in business.
Venus gives the native average height, plumpy body, round face with pimples, pleasing eyes and voice, sweet smile and curly hair. It gives attractive personality and sexual vitality. Native is the preceptor of demons. Parts of the body ruled by Shukra are eyes, reproductive system, throat, chin, cheeks, kidneys and hair.
When Shukra is afflicted it gives deprived sexual tendencies, immoral character, excessive drinking, number of marriages, loss of children, separation from beloved, mental aberrations, injuries, loss of money, sex scandals, loss of prestige. Career
When Shukra is beneficial it gives the native unperturbed and enjoyable career. It is sure to give continuous good luck even though person is not endowed with the intrinsic worth necessary for the attainment of it. Native is fond of company of opposite sex and is of artistic nature. Native may become successful musician or actor. Diseases
The disease indicated by Shukra are venereal disease including gonorrhea and syphilis, infection in eyes, skin diseases like eczema, leprosy, leucoderma, enlarged tonsils, Bright’s disease, renal glycosuria, cysts, swelling, goiter,irregularities in catamenia, uremia, disease of ovaries, mucous disease, gout, anemia and disease arising through the use of cosmetics or through over-indulgence in amusement, eating, drinking. Products
The products represented by Venus are finished textile goods, silk and rayon products, fancy goods, electronics items, perfumery, toilets, photography, film, hosiery for ladies, confectionery, sandalwood oil, fruits, flowers, sugar, cars, ships, airplanes, petrol, pig tree, pomegranate, apple tree, dandelion, elder flowers, white poppy, goose bury, peppermint, cherry, chestnut, thyme, agaru, nutmeg, players. Animals
Shukra represents animals like goat, panther, hart, bull. It also represents birds like dove, sparrow and wren. Places
Shukra represents places like bedroom, cinema theater, garden, fountains, banquet hall, automobile industries, shipping yards, aerodromes, mines, glass manufacturing places, discotheque, red light areas. Metals & Gems
Precious metals and gems represented by Venus are silver, platinum and white metals, diamond, beryl coral, jade and alabaster. Native whose Lagnesh
(lord of ascendant) is Shukra can start wearing ring of diamond in platinum or gold in middle finger during Shukra's Nakshatras
(the constellation Bharani
, Poorva Phalguni