Those born with Venus, the planet of love, in the 2nd house come in two different modes. The first is a material driven person. The second is a value driven person. I will go into both of these, and some may not be in one category or the other and may mesh, but others are extremely one way rather than the other.
Those born with Venus in the 2nd house do share commonalities though. These people are attachment prone. They desire greatly, and own greatly, whatever it is that they have their hands on. The 2nd house is ruled by Taurus, and Taurus are known to become obsessive over what is theirs. They are beauty loving and appreciate the surroundings they find themselves in. They are willing to work hard to create a life that pleases them. With the planet of love here, love becomes possessive, and if the native doesn’t learn to deal with this in a productive way, it can lead to a lot of heartache. With a lover, this native may think that if they let themselves love them, then they must be fully devoted and the other must be as well. No shortcuts, no ways around it. Love means ‘we belong to each other’. This is because they place a high value on love. With air signs, this need may not be as intense. Fire signs can be adamant of this one second and flexible on it the next. Water and earth signs, these are the ones that feel this more intensely and can find it hard to detach themselves from it. Earth signs tend to be more prone toward the attachment to money side out of all the other elements.
Venus in the 2nd house love to take care of their loved ones. They want to make you feel secure and for you to make them feel secure. Love can bring out the sensual nature in them and the protective caretaker, the hard worker that brings the family food to eat, the one with strong values that they refuse to break or bend on.
Those with a more materialistic side of the 2nd house are possibly too realistic as they could be workaholics or have no morals that aren’t able to be broken if gain is involved. That may be a little intense, but for some with this position, it is true. They can be ruthless in their drive to make their life exactly how they want it, or to make the lives of their loved ones perfect. They may find themselves falling in love with someone that can bring them more success. They may gravitate towards wealthier partners to ensure their own success. They need to feel financially secure to be happy.
Those with a more value geared side of the 2nd house are extremely honorable people. They have strong values that they’ve made for themselves and uphold their self-worth with these values. Other people breaking these values can bring harsh judgement. Whatever it is that they value, they value it immensely and it is the forefront of their lives. This can be multiple things, a single thing, or simply just who they see themselves as. It’s a very wide area.
The important thing for a Venus in the 2nd house native to learn is the need for broadening their horizons. Being open minded and possibly even letting new views shape their own if they feel themselves stubbornly clinging onto old ideas. To not judge those who don’t uphold their sense of morality, or to not disregard their need for treating others nicely just to get ahead. To not attach themselves so readily, or give of themselves too much to wear they are empty. Life is about letting go, life is all about changes, and with the planet of love clinging to everything it adores, it can get messy. Appreciate what you have when you have it. For those who are too focused on money, open up your eyes and realize where that’s going to get you when it truly comes to love.