Venus, known as Shukra in Hindu mythology, is
the son of the great seer Bhrigu. Bhrigu was an astrologer
and taught his son all of the spiritual sciences and scriptures.
Because of Shukra's enmity toward Brahaspati (Jupiter), he
(Shukra) agreed to be the teacher of the asuras (antigods).
When Shukra became the preceptor of the antigods, in order
to protect them against the gods and subgods he worshiped
Shiva and learned from him the method by which he could bring them
back to life even after they were killed in battle. Shukra
in Sanskrit means "semen".
in nature, Venus belongs to the Brahmin caste. An embodiment
of love, he is a benefic planet and governs the refined attributes,
romance, beauty, sensuality, passion, comforts, luxuries,
jewelry, wealth, art, music, dance, season of spring, rains
and the bed-room.
Venus is also important because of its association
with the science of mantras
and Ayurvedic medicine,
the casting of spells, hypnotism, mesmerism, and alchemy.
When rightly aspected Venus is strong, and it
brings wealth, comfort, attraction to the opposite sex in
the early part of life. It makes its natives tender, gentle
and considerate. They are lovers of jewelry, sour (pungent)
taste, white dresses, decoration, perfumes, tasty foods and
the fine arts.
Its' metal is silver, it's gemstone diamond,
the day is Friday and the direction is southeast. Venus rules
number 6 in indian numerology.