Venus, the goddess of love and beauty has recently entered her home sign of Taurus. She entered this sign on March 18th and will be there until April 12th.
Venus has dominion over all things connected to love and relationships. And not just love relationships, but how we relate to others in general. Venus brings harmony and balance to relationships when she's happy, and luckily Venus in Taurus is very, very happy.
When Venus is in her home sign of Taurus, she is very happy there and so she exhibits the best characteristics of herself. Here she has integrity, is honest about how she feels and she knows what (or whom!) she wants. When Venus is in a sign where she is in her detriment, she can exhibit the darker sides of herself. For example, she's in her fall in the sign of Scorpio, where its easier for jealous or controlling or manipulative tendencies to erupt. In Taurus she just trusts.
Yes, she does have a double rulership as she presides over both Libra and Taurus, which is why she is said to rule over both love and money. Love is mostly the Libra side, and money is mostly the Taurus side.
Taurus is a very sensual sign, so Venus here makes us more attuned to our senses. We become more touchy feely, and we're more inclined to splurge more for things like Egyptian cotton sheets because we like how things feel against our skin. We're more attuned to taste as well, and we can appreciate really good food and good wine more than ever. Only the best will do! Yes, Venus in Taurus finds pleasure and gratification through the senses, and includes sensuality, sex and food. We may appreciate getting a massage now more than ever, or it can be a great way to seduce someone we love (or want to love!).
Venus in Taurus is a fantastic time to go shopping for clothes, shoes, items of beauty, makeup or anything we use to adorn ourselves or our environment. Those expensive shoes or boots calling your name? Venus in Taurus is the best time of the whole year to invest in fabulous and gorgeous things for yourself. It's also a good time to invest in anything that we want to increase in value. It's a fabulous time to open a bank account or an investment account because of course we want them to increase in value. This includes investments of all kinds, such as gemstones, or artwork. It's a fantastic time to buy big ticket items as well, especially things like furniture, carpeting, or home decor. (If you do invest in a big ticket item, just be sure the Moon isn't void when you do it. Refer to my post on Void moons here )
It's also a great time to try a new hairdresser or to get a new hairstyle. (Whenever I get my hair done, I always check the chart of my hairdresser to make sure she has good aspects to my Venus. The one I have now does, which is why I've been with her for 15 years!)
Relationships that begin during this time tend to build in a slow and steady way...sort of a slow burn instead of something fast and furious, which means it will likely last longer as well. It will likely be passionate in a slow and sensual kind of way. Lusty Mars enters Taurus on April 1st, so this goes double at that point with both Venus and Mars in Taurus. It's also a fantastic time to enter into any kind of financial partnership or agreement, as its likely to benefit both parties.
In general, if you've been wanting to buy something big but weren't sure when to punch down the plastic, these few weeks are the best time of the whole year to do it, especially if it relates to clothing, furnishings, food, wine, things that adorn you or your environment, or things that you hope will increase in value, or just things that you want to love for a long time to come.