Venus moves into Taurus, with a sigh of relief, on 2 April, 2010. Why a sigh of relief? Because Aries, the sign of the warrior, is not a comfortable place for the goddess of love and beauty. She is much prefers Taurus, a sign she rules. Ever met anyone with a strong Venus? If you have, you won’t forget them easily. Beauty exerts great power over us all. I’m reminded of a friend who has this placement natally. Along with a pleasing appearance, he has the most beautiful voice you ever heard and he’s never short of admirers.
The Taurus Venus is sensual, she likes touching and being touched. She likes to drown herself in good smells, soft textures and food fit for kings. This is an earthy Venus and if you want to woo someone with this placement, then show your love in tangible ways. Buy them flowers, hold their hand and take them to candle-lit dinners where you can serenade them with soft music. Entice them with soft, clean linen and promises of aromatic massages. And while we’re on the subject of promises, you better keep the ones you make if you want to hold on to these people. Sensualists they might be, but they seek and prize dependability and loyalty in their romantic partners.
They are also said to be a tad possessive. But have you ever been possessed by a Taurus Venus? Their voices are soft, their touch magical and once you have had a taste of them, you may never want to give them up. Do you know the song, “Your Body is a Wonderland?” That’s what love with Venus in Taurus is like: slow, soft and irresistible.
Johnny Depp has both Mercury and Venus in Taurus in his tenth house of public image. Venus is also the ruler of his Midheaven (his career). With such a strongly placed Venus, it’s not surprising that this man is the heartthrob of millions.
Now let’s see how Venus fares in her trip through the sign of the Bull. Her entry into Taurus is marred by a quincunx to Saturn in Libra. You may want to put your feet up and enjoy some togetherness but reality and responsibilities may interfere with your plans. The first week of April also sees her making a difficult square to the macho Mars in Leo and while simultaneously trining obsessive Pluto in Capricorn. Romantic feelings will run high but you and your partner may not want the same thing or you may want it at different times. Jealousy may also cast a dark cloud over your romantic skies. Tiptoe gingerly through this one because good times begin on 16 April when Venus sextiles the generous Jupiter in Pisces. This aspect stays in effect throughout the weekend, so plan a mini getaway if you can, you’re bound to have fun.
21 April starts another round of mixed blessings with Venus sextiling Uranus and squaring Neptune. If you have a sudden urge to merge with someone you’ve just met, think twice because you may not be seeing things clearly. On April 25, Venus bids Taurus goodbye and moves into the witty and vivacious sign of Gemini. Enjoy her sojourn into Taurus by indulging you senses: Not only will you please Venus, but you’ll have a good time yourself.
A note to readers: If you are an Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn or someone who has important placements in the early degrees of these signs, then chances are you life is changing because of Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn. Uranus moves into Aries on 27 May, 2010 and amps up the action. This tense configuration of planets is being referred to as The Cardinal T-Square of 2010. The stress of this T-Square will be felt both on a global and on a personal level. To help you deal with this, veteran astrologer and writer Donna Cunningham joined forces with fellow astrologers Mandi Lockley and CJ Wright to create a collection of articles written by numerous astrologers on this subject. There is both information on the T-Square and tips on how to deal with it. You can find more about this here: http://2010astrologycarnival.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/the-cardinal-t-square-of-2010-saturn-uranus-pluto/