Astrology For Love & Sex: Mars and Venus Placements Part 2

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mars venus blog sex with emilyWelcome to Part Two of my Using Mars and Venus Placements for Sex and Love Astrology lesson!

If you haven’t read through part one, do so now by clicking here.

Now that you understand a little about what Mars and Venus planets rule in astrology, as well as what your own personal placement are, we are going to get pretty juicy. 



In today’s blog, I’ll be uncovering how your personal Mars and Venus placements affect your sex and love life. Look up your own placements today, but also consider looking up the placements of your lover.

This gives you fantastic insight into the ways you may be sexually compatible. It also provides an invaluable glimpse into your differences in sex and love, and in knowing this, you can adjust your approach for even more success. For more on astrological compatibility, check out this blog


Aries (March 21 – April 19) 

Venus in Aries: This placement creates a passionate, fiery nature when it comes to sex and love. It’s likely to make you aggressive in the pursuit of your crush, and sometimes act impulsively in the process. They often lose interest once it’s achieved.  

Mars in Aries: A Mars in Aries placement makes a very direct and honest lover. Fans of clear communication, they know what they want and go for it. Usually, they don’t like a lot of preamble, and are pretty happy to get straight into sex. Open to kinky sex, especially if they can be in charge of a Dominance/submission dynamic


Taurus (April 20 – May 20) 

Venus in Taurus: Venus in Taurus folks are often slow to open up, and can be very guarded in love. However, once they do fall, they fall HARD. They are pretty stubborn, and usually, you’ll have to take the loss and just give in to them. A Taurus Venus needs to see your value in their own life, as well as feel how much you adore them. They love stability, and once settled into a relationship, they can be a bit possessive, and prone to getting stuck in a rut. 

Mars in Taurus: This placement creates extremely sensual lovers. Lavish and languid, they are happy to lie in bed all day making love and eating snacks. They adore treats and indulgences. 


Gemini (May 21 – June 20) 

Venus in Gemini: Venus in Gemini folks are very intellectually focused, and desire to connect with their mate’s verbally. The type to stay up all night having deep and meaningful conversations. A lively debate is just foreplay to a Venus in Gemini. They can be quite flighty, and don’t like to feel smothered when dating. 

Mars in Gemini: This is a placement that loves to talk, and keeps that conversation going right into the bedroom. They are excellent at dirty talk and they know it! If they can get in your ear, they can get in your bed. Usually very open to kinky explorations. 


Cancer (June 21 – July 22) 

Venus in Cancer: People with their Venus in Cancer are slow to open up when dating, and will retreat into their hard crab shell if pushed too quickly. Sensitive, hopeless romantics, and moody, they are natural caretakers. They pay a lot of attention to their date’s feelings, rather than their words. This can create confusion and codependency if you’re not careful. They crave security in a relationship.

Mars in Cancer: A Mars in Cancer is an exceptionally giving lover. They study their partner during sex for signs of pleasure or displeasure, and they love learning to play their lovers like an instrument. Their sensitive nature and moodiness can get in the way of their sex drive. They usually need emotional security in order for their erotic essence to thrive. In terms of kink, they do well in caregiving roles like DD/lg dynamics


Leo (July 23 – August 22) 

Venus in Leo: Leo Venus placements love attention and adoration. During the early stages of dating, they want to feel like the only person you could possibly be interested in. Sincere compliments are the key to a Leo’s heart. Usually, they have high expectations of their partners, and if those are met, they are loyal and generous in love. They take great pride in showing their partners off.  

Mars in Leo: The Mars Leo placement creates a very adventurous, active, generous, and exciting lover. Again, give them lots of compliments and attention and watch them bloom! Great foreplay could simply be staring at their naked body and telling them everything you adore. Creative and ambitious lovers.


Virgo (August 23 – September 22) 

Venus in Virgo: A person with their Venus in Virgo is quiet and subtle in their romance. They like to be very sure their crush is into them before ever making a move. Venus in Virgo folks like personal acts of romance, and nothing too showy or attention-seeking. They can be quite insecure, but once they feel safe they like to mate for life. Always willing to put in the effort to make a relationship go the distance.  

Mars in Virgo: In sex, Virgo’s tend to be practical and giving lovers. They can be insecure here too, and like to focus on their partner. However, Virgo’s are perfectionists in all areas, sex included. If they feel secure in the relationship, they are open to trying new things sexually. They enjoy emotional intimacy with their lovers, and feeling successful at sex.


Libra (September 23 – October 22) 

Venus in Libra: Since Libra is ruled by Venus, a Venus Libra placement doubles down on a love of beauty and pleasure. They are incredible flirts, and adore having a new crush every week. Libra Venus folks are sensitive and dislike anything “uncouth”, and are hopeless romantics who tend to be a bit idealistic in the pursuit of love.  

Mars in Libra: These folks are very sexually adaptable. They are eager to please, and simply love indulging in the fine art of lovemaking. They take great pride in learning everything you like and then doing it better than you could ever imagine. The Libran love of balance and equality is never forgotten though, so you better be able to give as good as you’re getting. They love fairness, and if it isn’t fair, they are out the door.  


Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) 

Venus in Scorpio: A Venus in Scorpio placement creates a person who’s very intuitive, and takes great pleasure in getting to know their date (and everyone else’s). They make you feel as if you’re the most interesting person in the room, yet it’s hard to get to know them as they can be quite emotionally closed off. Because they find people so fascinating, they usually enjoy casual sex/dating, are often reluctant to get into a long term relationship. However, when they do commit, they are extremely loyal. 

Mars in Scorpio: This placement creates a very open-minded and curious lover. They are attracted to the taboo sides of life, and are usually very open to exploring kinks. Known for having the best sexual stamina of any placement. They ooze sex appeal, and exude the promise of great sexual prowess, and they like to deliver on that promise. 


Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) 

Venus in Sagittarius: Venus in Sagittarius folks are very hard to pin down, so try not to smother them. You cannot pursue them, they must pursue you. They are hilarious and extremely charming, having you in fits of laughter while also turning you on. When they are in relationships, they tend to be both idealistic, and also want to grow.  

Mars in Sagittarius: I have to say, I think a Mars Sagittarius placement makes the best lover in the zodiac! They are lighthearted, charming folks, who like to have a good time when the clothes come off. Very sexually adventurous, not prone to jealousy or control issues, and are usually “take-charge” types. 


Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) 

Venus in Capricorn: A Venus in Capricorn placement makes a very controlled and responsible person, even when it comes to love. Prone to being a bit too utilitarian, but are also very direct and honest. They like to pursue their mate through controlled and measured acts of love. Capricorn Venus likes practical and responsible romantic gestures, such as their lover handing them a tissue when they sneeze, or making a perfectly thoughtful grocery list.  

Mars in Capricorn: Sexually, a Capricorn Mars is usually a somewhat methodical lover. They have often studied or taken some sexuality classes, or at the very least are experienced, skillful lovers. Sexual communication is clear, although sometimes they could use a little help with the delivery. 


Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Venus in Aquarius: These folks are dreamy and ethereal when it comes to romance. They do like to be pursued, but not TOO aggressively, because what they like most… is to be able to do whatever they want, whenever they want. They value their independence, and usually have an unusual or unconventional approach to love and romance. They adore long conversations about everything from the nature of the universe to correct sexual choking techniques. A perfect sext for them to receive would be: “that’s an interesting theory, and I think you’re right”.  

Mars in Aquarius: Mars placement Aquarians tend to be very sexually open-minded, and usually down to try anything at least once. They are often spiritual people, typically with a non-traditional spiritual expression, so they love things like sex magic and sacred BDSM


Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Venus in Pisces: Pisces Venus placements are deeply feeling, incredibly romantic folks who have dreamy idealistic ideas of romance. They like handwritten love letters, kissing outside in the rain, and baking cakes together. A Pisces Venus has lots of feelings and loves to talk about them. They can be a little moody and emotionally slippery, and prefer things to always be on their own terms. Very charming and flirtatious.  

Mars in Pisces: With a Pisces in Mars placement, these folks are adaptable lovers, who enjoy sexual exploration, and aren’t afraid to explore some taboo or kinky sexual expressions.  They can be very sensitive and moody, and what they like sexually often fluctuates from day to day.  


I so hope you enjoyed learning more deeply about how astrology can influence your sexual and romantic desires and styles. If this guide was helpful, or if you’d like to request other astrology guides we’d love to hear about it, so drop us a line anytime. 



Isabella Frappier is an Australian ex-pat living in LA, who swapped gumtrees for palm trees. She’s a writer and a holistic Sexuality Doula, who specializes in body literacy, sexual sovereignty, and BDSM.
She is also a host on the popular new Sex Magic Podcast. When she’s not busy championing her sex positive agenda, she—oh wait—she’s always busy doing that. Follow her adventures on Instagram.


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