Urania, from the Greek "Ourania", meaning "Heavenly", is the Muse of astronomy and astrology. Represented by the staff and celestial globe, she can foretell the future from the reading the positions of the stars. Her dark colors signify the night sky, and the mysterious veil behind which lie the secrets and mysteries of the universe.
Venus from The Seven Planets. In profile to right; holding a large arrow and a burning heart; a pair of scales and a bull representing Libra and Taurus on the ground; from a series of seven engravings of the planetary gods as whole-length figures standing in landscapes with symbols of their respective signs of the Zodiac. 1528 Engraving Print made by: Monogrammist IB School/style: German Date: 1528 Materials: paper Technique: engraving British Museum number: 1837,0616.175