VENUS IN FIRST HOUSE Of Solar Return Astrology Chart
Venus in the 1st house is usually indicative of a gentle demeanor.
You would not wish to hurt anyone’s feelings over transgressions that have occurred in the past, nor for intrusions occurring in the present. It is common to be nonaggressive and even nonassertive with this placement, depending on Mars. Your gentle and nonassertive manner can leave you open to the demands of others, which may be overwhelming, especially if there are oppositions between planets in the 1st and 7th houses. If this is the case, your attention is divided between your needs and the needs of those you are involved with.
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As much as you wish to assist others, part of your focus should be centered on meeting your own needs, and protecting your own interests from outside influences. You need free time and energy in order to “do your own thing.” For this reason, Venus in the 1st house is associated with self-protection and balance. You may need to learn to protect your own interests from the intrusions, opinions, and demands of others.
The most common form of self-protection associated with this placement is withdrawal from contact with others. You spend more time alone during the year for one reason or another. You probably like being alone and feel you are your own best company. You do not want to give up personal needs and interests just to be with others. Aloneness may be a simple matter of changing the environment. Graduates leaving a college dormitory and living alone for the first time might have this placement, as well as individuals engaged or married, yet separated from their loved ones.
If there is a strong opposition from the 1st to the 7th house,
aloneness may alternate with a strong emphasis on relationships, indicating a seesaw, all-or-nothing lifestyle during the year. But usually “aloneness” carries more meaning and greater importance than merely being by yourself. You may need time alone to take care of your own interests. For example, a new writer needed more time alone to write an intense novel. She enjoyed working with the fantasy she was creating. Her time alone was used to foster a creative and productive working environment. During the year she tended to avoid superficial and unnecessary social contacts.
Another individual was plagued by the demands of several neighbors. She was home during the day and constantly called upon for help. She did not mind helping others, but her nonassertive personality allowed the demands to become excessive and eventually she had little time to herself. Her neighbors took advantage of her, asking her to do things they would normally do for themselves. She stopped answering her phone and pretended to be out when someone came to the door. She used aloneness as an escape.
The reasons you want to be alone should be indicated by the rest of the solar return chart.
You may be running from a situation you find difficult to control or to a situation you wish to create. The interpretation is modified greatly by Mars, its house position and aspects. Generally, a strong natal and/or solar return Mars indicates an individual who is able to defend his or her own interests successfully without escaping. This individual is more likely to be alone because aloneness has innate value during the year. Nonassertive individuals are more likely to see withdrawal as a form of self-protection.
Benefits, money, and comforts are self-made during the year.
Do not expect others to provide for you unless there are other indications in the solar return chart. This is generally not the time for obtaining from others, but rather a time to be good to yourself. You are able to advance through your own efforts, but to do this you must be more aware of your skills and more confident of your abilities. Your greatest opportunities are self-made, and your greatest achievements involve personal satisfaction.