Venus is passing through Taurus

April 14 – May 9, 2021

The Goddess of love delights in the sign of Taurus, her natural domain. Taurus is an Earth sign and Venus revels in its sensuality. She visits this sign in spring when Mother Nature dons her flower-sprinkled, spring-green wedding dress, and the birds are clearing their throats for their annual mating serenades. Everything is tender, crisp and ready for a fresh start.

Venus in Taurus loves nature and delights in every flower, every bird’s song, every spring shower, every blade of grass and every burgeoning bud. All this spring revelry is highly seductive. It is so tempting to be lured into the green groves.

In Taurus, Venus just wants to have fun and enjoy the pleasures of the season. After all, they won’t last, so she makes the most of them, while she can.

Some people think of it as being lazy. But isn’t it just a matter of priorities? To become totally immersed in the realm of the senses is very instructional – it just isn’t very ‘goal orientated’, the mode that society tends to favour.

Instead, nature teaches us via the faculties of the senses. And we process these in a way that is more associative, visual, and metaphorical.

Artists, musicians, poets, and cooks are particularly receptive to this mode of picking up the sensory signals of our surroundings. While Venus is in Taurus, this way of perceiving the world becomes more accessible to everybody, All we have to do is to open our minds to the signals of the senses.

But, beware! The first planet Venus encounters on her trip through Taurus is Uranus, the unpredictable. That could indicate an unexpected surprise. It could be no more dramatic than a pleasant (or disruptive) surprise, or it could be that one of Cupid’s errand arrows comes flying out of the blue, causing havoc in the aftermath.

Venus is a fast-moving planet, which means that the effects of this transit will be felt more like a mood. Only those, who experience direct contacts with planets in their own horoscopes are likely to feel the effects of this transit more tangibly.

Self-Presentation, Persona (1. House)

Venus takes pleasure in all things beautiful, including her apparel. If she is moving through your first house right now it could be a good time to spruce up your attire and update your wardrobe. Chuck out the old, bring in the new! Keeping focused may be the biggest challenge as more pleasurable pastimes distract. The best way to handle this transit is to combine the enjoyable with a practical purpose.

Money, Values (2. House)

Venus in Taurus loves money and usually has little trouble generating it. But when it comes to spending, Venus is highly value-conscious. Getting the biggest ‘Bang for the Buck’ is the main criteria when it comes to her spending decisions. Venus in Taurus cherishes traditional values and sentiments. Quality and beauty are what matters to her most.

Friends and Kin, Mental Processing (3. House)

When Venus moves through the third house it is a good time to cement social bonds. In Taurus, relationships with siblings and kin are a source of comfort. Social bonds create a sense of security. When Venus passes through she spreads love and comfort.

Home and Family (4. House)

A Taurus fourth house signifies the importance of a stable base. When Venus comes for a visit family relations tend to be harmonious and loving. For those with a Taurus fourth house, the home is a sanctuary, a safe haven, where Venus can relax and recharge her batteries.

Creativity, Children (5. House)

Venus in the fifth house in Taurus oozes with sensuality. She is here to enjoy the good things in life. This is also a great transit for sculptors, artisans and all those who make beautiful objects with their hands. (Food included. How about some cake, anyone?)

Health, Work, Service (6. House)

Evil tongues deem Venus in Taurus ‘lazy’. But that would not be fair. Give her something to do that she enjoys, and there is no stopping her. Motivation is the real issue. There has to be a real reward, intrinsic or extrinsic, to make it worth the effort.

Partnership, Relationship (7. House)

In matters of the heart, Venus in Taurus is an incorrigible romantic. She responds to sensual pleasures and little luxuries. But she is also happy to spend romantic time in nature, even without chocolates.

Shared Assets, Inner Resources (8. House)

When Venus travels through the eighth house, the material aspect of a relationship may come into focus. Perhaps there is a tangible benefit to a relationship arrangement. Or, the relationship itself is a great personal resource and cornerstone of security. Possessiveness may also be an issue.

Travel, Study (9. House)

A Taurus ninth house is deeply connected with the natural world and all its rich sensory experiences. When Venus is passing through, it is time to fall in love with nature…again, and again.

Career, Status (10. House)

If Venus is passing through a Taurus tenth house she may bring some work-related reward. It is a good transit for building mutually beneficial working relationships.

Community, In-Group (11. House)

A sense of community is built on trust, loyalty, and interdependence. When Venus passes through this part of the horoscope she reinforces social bonds. Group activities can be a great source of enjoyment at this time.

Spirituality, Transcendence (12. House)

A Taurus twelfth house is not easy to handle. Taurus is the most earthy of earth signs, while the twelfth house the most transient of houses. When Venus is passing through she is likely to be looking for ways to transcend the physical world and its entrapments.