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Venus Trine Mars Synastry: Relationships and Friendships Explained

In synastry, Venus trine Mars is one of the most favorable aspects, particularly when it comes to a romantic relationship.

Venus is the planet that governs attraction and how we show affection. It also governs the things that we like.

Mars is the planet that governs how we assert ourselves and how we go about getting what we want.

It also tends to generate physical chemistry.

A trine is a pleasant aspect that indicates a harmonious relationship between planets.

Venus Trine Mars in Synastry

Venus trine Mars is a wonderful aspect in synastry. When two people have this aspect between them, they fit together like a glove.

The person whose Mars is involved will automatically and intuitively do the things that the other person likes.

In turn, the person whose Venus is involved will give the exact responses that will energize and excite the other.

This aspect works best when the person whose Mars is involved takes the initiative in the relationship. This is what will create the magic between them.

This aspect will create a strong bond even if there are other difficult aspects between them.

You can get a more precise understanding of how this aspect will manifest by looking at the houses Venus and Mars fall in each person's chart.


Man's Venus Trine Woman's Mars Relationship

A relationship in which a man's Venus trines a woman's Mars works well when he is able to let her take the lead.

He will find her strength attractive and exciting, and she will appreciate his romantic nature.

He will be a soothing and calming influence on her.

She will be motivated to please him and do what he wants.

Whether they will be able to switch roles from time to time will depend on the other connections in their charts, especially the connection between his Mars and her Venus.

These two may lose out on the magical connection between them if they are not both willing to be open-minded when it comes to gender roles.

They may need to ignore well-meaning friends and family who do not understand their relationship.

If they also have strong Mercury connections, it will be easy for them to negotiate the best way for them to interact with each other.

Woman's Venus Trine Man's Mars

A relationship in which a woman's Venus is trine a man's Mars is one in which traditional, stereotypical gender roles work beautifully.

She will be attractive to him, and he will go out of his way to protect and please her.

In general, she will be happy to follow his lead, but she will also be able to charm him into doing anything that she wants.

This is an aspect that will create an instant attraction between them, and they both may feel like they have found "love at first sight."

Even though this aspect will generate powerful chemistry, in and of itself, it might not be enough to sustain a lasting relationship.

It will be important to look at other aspects in the two charts to see if they have long-term potential.

Strong Saturn contacts will give the relationship staying power and the ability to weather the inevitable storms that will come along.

Venus Trine Mars in Friendship

Like all Venus-Mars combinations, this aspect is usually associated with romantic relationships.

It can be helpful in a friendship as well, so long as their gender and sexual orientation preclude a romantic relationship.

If not, and if both are single and available, it will turn into one very quickly.

If one or both of them is seeing someone else there could very well be complications.

The feelings between them can get out of hand if they are not careful.

This will generally not be a friendship of equals.

The friend whose Mars is involved will tend to take the lead in the relationship.

They will also tend to be very protective of the other.

The friend whose Venus is involved will be a calming and soothing influence on the other.

How to Tell if Venus is Trine Mars in Synastry

Signs that are trine are four signs apart and are of the same element.

Below is a diagram of the trines by element:

Earth, Air, Water and Fire Trines by Zodiac Sign in Synastry

If someone's Venus is in the same element as another person's Mars, there will be some influence of a Venus-Mars trine.

The closer the two planets are by degree, the stronger the influence will be.

The orb, or allowable margin of error, between Venus and Mars is 7 degrees.

If these planets are within this orb, this aspect will be fully present between them.

It is possible for planets to be within 7 degrees of each other without being in signs of the same element.

This happens when one planet is close to the end of a sign and the other is close to the beginning of a sign.

An example of this would be 1 degree of Aries and 28 degrees of Scorpio.

This is known as a cross-sign aspect, and it is very weak.

In the case of a cross-sign aspect between Venus and Mars, the attraction and good feeling between the two will come as a bit of a surprise.

They will like things about each other that they would not like in someone else.


Venus trine Mars is a great aspect to have in synastry, especially in a romantic relationship.

This aspect gives the sense that the two fit together perfectly.

Friendship with this aspect works so long as there is no potential for a romantic relationship.

Otherwise, there can be complications, especially if one or both of them is seeing someone else.