With Venus in Taurus from 14 April 2021 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.
Venus in Taurus in the natal chart
If you have Venus in Taurus natally you’re naturally a pretty sensual person and, unless other placements or aspects in the chart override these natural tendencies, your love language of choice will be touch. Whether it’s with your children, your friends or your lover, you express affection best through cuddles and hugs, massage, holding hands, gentle pats and caresses.
Because it’s a fixed sign, those with Venus in Taurus are deeply loyal but they can also be very stubborn. This can be advantageous when it comes to making sure their needs are met, so long as they communicate these needs to the other. And sulking is not a communication technique!
Venus in Taurus folk are not as exciting or adventurous as some other signs but they are grounded, stable and very reliable. You can trust them to do exactly what they say they’ll do. You won’t have to worry about infidelity unless there’s some seriously heavy aspects from Pluto, Uranus or Mars.
Like any planetary placement much depends on the aspects that are formed to other planets and points. For example a sextile or trine from natal Venus to the Moon or Neptune will help with empathy and emotional connection, while a square to Mars or Uranus will ramp up the potential for conflict and strife in relationships.
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. For example, in my chart natal Venus is at 15 degrees Capricorn, so when Venus reaches 15 degrees Taurus it will form a trine. This is likely to be a particularly harmonious day for my relationships.
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.
Will transiting Venus in Taurus affect you?
Venus in Taurus will resonate most strongly for those who have Venus placed in Taurus or the 2nd House natally. Those with planets or points in Taurus will feel this energy very strongly when Venus transits these natal placements over the course of the month. The area of your life that will be most affected depends on which house Venus is transiting in your chart.
Venus in Taurus is strongly connected to nature and during this transit we can take the time to renew this connection to nature in ourselves, as well as to reconnect with our family, friends and partner through the power of physical touch. If you have this placement natally, feel free to share your thoughts and experiences below.