Love Planets: Venus and Mercury

Sun sign combinations are just the tip of the iceberg. You'll want to take a closer look at other factors in your chart to understand the complete you. For example, your Venus is your real love sign — how you see love, what you look for in a mate, and how you deal with sensuality. Mercury, on the other hand, is the planet of communication and intelligence. Good love matches depend on good communication and Mercury compatibility. First, check out the tables in the back of this book and discover if one of your other planets (or your mate's) is in Aries. Then read on.

Venus in Aries

You're not much of a homebody if your Venus is in this sign. On the contrary, you're always out and about — making love and war. You don't like to be controlled in love, and you get annoyed when a partner is nitpicky, pessimistic, or a general party pooper. Venus in Aries rarely makes for a faithful creature. These people love sex to be wild, exciting, and a little dangerous. To win over a person with Venus in Aries, play hard to get. Venus in Aries goes with Venus signs in Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, Aries, and Capricorn.

Mercury in Aries

They're smart, and they expect you to be. Though easily impressed, they'll change their mind about you in a flash — so watch out! Aries in Mercury is instinctively a good communicator and will always know the right way to approach a subject. Though they'll entertain long debates only if they deem you worthy of their time, Aries in Mercury are knowledgeable about many things. You'll be impressed with the range of interests expressed. Though always out to be right, this person isn't difficult to communicate with. Good combinations with Mercury in Aries are Mercury in Sagittarius, Leo, Pisces, Virgo, and Taurus.

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