Venus / Jupiter




Nearly all, or perhaps quite all, of the persons known to me with this combination are by no means placid or tranquil by nature, as might be expected from a good configuration of the benefics.  The great gift of the combination seems to be grace of expression, although this may be expressed in some forms only.   As a rule the grace is verbal, but sometimes it would be more true to say that there is an attractive grace of demeanor.  I have occasionally noticed this even in persons with Venus and Jupiter in bad aspect, provided they are in congenial signs.  A case like that of Tennyson shows that grace of expression may be expressed only through writing, for he was often gruff in his behaviour.  Sometimes there are oratorical abilities.

Often the feelings are capricious and restless, so that connubial happiness does not always accompany this contact, nor is the native always happy in disposition: its chief influence seems certainly to be in the direction of art and literature.

It promotes popularity and affection, so benefiting anyone who has to do with the public, especially in the way of amusing or pleasing them.  It is less good for those who must correct or instruct.

The effects of this combination on the health are often considerable, and it seems to promote longevity, perhaps because the influence of Venus tempers and moderates the Jovian tendency towards excess and hazardous conduct.



Both the good and the Inharmonious elements may result from this configuration, according to the sign involved and the remainder of the nativity.  For example, Lord Balfour was an example of grace of expression and deep philosophic insight, with idealism.  Disraeli shows the literary tendency, and the French critic, Sainte-Beuve, born at nearly the same time as the statesman, is another example.  Both had Venus, Jupiter and Neptune together in Scorpio.

The Conjunction is sometimes rather sybaritic and amorous, but may be present in the maps of people capable of sternness, as Mussolini.   Its lighter social side is shown in the case of Chauncey Depew, the well-known American after-dinner speaker, who had it in Taurus, giving the chief influence to Venus.  Earl Roseberry, a polished and fluent orator, had the Conjunction in Gemini in the 3rd.

It seems to tend to popularity, but, in itself appeals to the less thoughtful and serious elements of the population – one may become a matinee idol or object of flapper-adoration.  It certainly tends to make men popular with women, and it would be an excellent feature in the nativity of one who desired to do business in that sex, or to found a religion which might appeal to them.  Teachers with this position have indeed been criticized rightly or wrongly for allowing themselves to become objects of adulation from ladies with more heart than discrimination.

I have heard it said that the good aspects between Venus and Jupiter are of use only to lazy people, but the lists I have made disprove any connection between it and indolence, witness Mussolini, “A Bullfight” and Sainte-Beuve.  Even bad aspects have not this effect always.



As in most cases there are two reactions, the one showing the fault of one planet, and the other of the other.

There is a distinctly vain, idle and even licentious type, and there is a reckless, revolutionary pattern.  Again, in some cases there is conceit without idleness.  I have never found any of them conspicuous for unassuming modesty, nor do they seek the corner of the room or yearn to blush unseen.  Oftentimes they like to strike a dramatic note, with themselves, be it understood, in the centre of the stage.  Sometimes there is an element of profusion.  The feelings are frequently susceptible and the love affairs numerous.  But a prominent malefic influence will readily introduce a much sterner element into the character, and we may get the second or rebellious type, of which examples appear below.

It is a rather passive note in many cases, and its influence is specially liable to be overlaid by more positive factors, so that, although it can be plainly detected on analysis, its specific manifestations are almost always determined for it.   The gist of its influence is excess of feeling.

There is an element of change and even adventure in the lives of most natives with this combination, and sometimes they are veritable storm-centres, as the cases given below demonstrate.  The influence of Jupiter is always restless and prone to seek fresh experiences and variations on old ones; it represents the principle of Cosmic Variety, or the concept of one branch developing into many ramifications.  The matters ruled by the two planets will clash or injure each other: for example, love or finance or both will suffer through foreigners or foreign travel, law or some other 9th house matter or perhaps through things of the 12th house.

The effect on health is probably slight, Venus afflictions may always cause indulgence, and Jupiter inclines to excess in all directions.




Lord Tennyson, W.J. Bryan, Miss Phyllis Dare.


The Conjunction

German Crown Prince, Lord Balfour, Maupassant, Mussolini, Disraeli, Sainte-Beuve, Mr. Krishnamurti, Martin Luther (with Mars), Dr. Kleinschrod, Richard E. Byrd (explorer), Edward Lear.



Louis XIV, Goethe, Lord Curzon, Gambetta, Gandhi, Nell Gwyn, John Burns, George Washington.