Firstly, what is a Mahadasha? The word “Maha” means great. The word “Dasha” means a stage in life. So, the Venus Mahadasha refers to the stage in one’s life that will be dictated by the planet venus.
Venus dictates many of the most desirable and sought after aspects in life, including:

- Love
- Wealth
- Luxury
- Art
- Beauty

The Venus Mahadasha lasts about twenty years in total. In general, there is a much higher chance of this period being smoother and more prosperous. If venus is positioned favorably, one will see romantic relationships prosper, financial income increase, rise in social status, accumulation of material goods, and an overall indulgent lifestyle. However, an ill positioned venus can be incredibly dangerous if the proper preventative steps are not taken. An unfavorably positioned venus could bring an unhappy relationship, a loss of career, a drop in social status, an accumulation of debt, and can even lead to criminal prosecutions.

The Mahadasha you are currently in can be calculated by analyzing the positions of the stars and planets at various moments of your life. Knowing which stage you are in and if the respective astrological entity is positioned properly can be critical in ensuring a smooth life.