With Venus in Taurus from 18th March we may find ourselves craving a more meaningful and literal connection with nature. Venus, planet of connection, rules two of the twelve astrological signs: airy Libra, sign of human partnership, and earthy Taurus, sign of our more primal relationship with nature and the complex, interconnected beauty of our planet’s ecosystems.
Venus in Taurus is a potent reminder of the fact that we too are a part of nature’s beautiful relatedness. We may intellectualise, set ourselves apart from nature by talking objectively about ‘the environment’ when we all know deep down that we are inextricably linked to nature and her destiny. We are one.
Venus in Taurus ushers in a period of earthy and indulgent sensuality. Massage, gardening, yoga, rolling in the grass, wearing lush textiles and delicious woody scents such as patchouli and cedar, are all part of her charms. The nourishing delights of food and drink will be enhanced and preparing food can be an act of love. Fresh produce connects you directly to the Earth and reminds us of our roots.
Some lovely Venus in Taurus aspects to enjoy this month
- Venus will sextile Neptune in Pisces between 23rd and 24th March – This is a great time to lay under a tree and watch the play of the wind in the leaves. Let your body sink into the earth and your imagination drift. Observe what comes up.
- Venus will trine Pluto in Capricorn between 29th and 30th March – This sexy energy is all earth so enjoy the pleasures of the flesh. Take a bubble bath, give or receive a sensual massage and explore the dynamics of power within your relationships.
- Venus will sextile Chiron in Pisces between 1st and 2nd April – If there’s something broken or hurt between you and someone else this is a good time to apply some healing balm. Empathy and compassion are enhanced and listening to each other will be easier.
How to work with Venus in Taurus
Look to see where Taurus falls in your chart. For me Taurus falls midway between the 11th and 12th Houses. This suggests that the first half of this month of Venus in Taurus will be very social, while the second will see me working more on my relationship with myself.
It’s also useful to see which other planets will be touched by the transit. In my chart natal Venus is at 15 degrees Capricorn, so when Venus reaches 15 degrees Taurus on 30th April it will form a trine. This is likely to be a particularly harmonious day for my relationships. To track the transits day-by-day you can use an ephemeris, such as this one at Astrodienst.
Becoming aware of the planetary transits is an important step towards aligning ourselves with nature’s rhythms. We can dance with grace and poise to the music of life, instead of being out of step with ourselves and our world. To learn more about how to apply the transits to your own chart you may like to book a private reading. There are options to suit all budgets.
Faith is founder and principal of Insight Astrology and has been teaching and giving readings for over twenty years. She is fascinated by astrology as a tool for personal growth and passionate about empowering others to read its language.