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Venus in Taurus ~ March 31 to April 25, 2010

It's been a short three weeks since Venus entered Aries. Now she's ready to move on and leave the spontaneity of Aries for the stability of Taurus. Venus governs Taurus and now comes home. Venus represents love (how we love & how we want to be loved), relationships (how we relate to others & the self), worth (material and self), our values and personal tastes.

In Aries, Venus is instinctual, independent, confident, ardent, bold and magnetic. In Taurus, Venus seeks stability and longevity in her relationships, is sensual, pleasure-seeking, comfort-loving, and driven by material security. Love is an investment. Relationships are grounding. A simple touch evokes depth of meaning. A look can unleash a host of intentions. The subtlest scents act as an aphrodisiac. Food hints at foreplay. The right music creates mood. Venus is quite the seductress in Taurus :-)

Venus enters Taurus on March 31 at 1:35 p.m. EST, where she'll remain until April 25. While Venus is in Taurus, we are encouraged to go past initiation/creation/introduction and consider building upon what has been started/created -- may it be in relationships or financial pursuits. The true test of devotion, commitment and importance is in how it fares after the excitement of "new-ness" has gone and the reality of what's been initiated is what lays before us. Do we get excited at the possibilities of what lies before us or will it be the opposite?

While in Taurus, Venus will align with the following celestial bodies (all dates reflect North America Eastern time zone; give +/-2 days for life span of influence):
  • March 31 ~ Venus quincunx Saturn-rx. Relationships less about love and more about what commitments entail and whether those are being satisfied. The romanticized version of what love is becomes overshadowed by the work, compromises and obligations that create healthy relationships. Mercury is also sextile Neptune on this day so, keep communication lines open.
  • April 3 and 4~ Venus square Mars and trine Pluto. Ouch. With Venus and Mars in fixed signs and Pluto in determined Capricorn, there may be too much stubbornness going on. Be reminded that love and relationships require communication, compromise and good intentions. You're maybe being asking to step it up, recognize realities/truths and make the necessary concessions without compromising the self.
  • April 17 ~ Venus sextile Jupiter. Good mood. Generosity. Optimism. Overflowing love. Selfless acts of kindness and devotion. This is especially helpful since Mercury also stations today (April 18 for some) in preparation for his retrograde (April 17/18 to May 11, 2010).
  • April 23 to 25 ~ Venus sextile Uranus; square Neptune & Chiron; trine Saturn-rx. A few days where relationships go under the microscope, especially with the Moon in discriminating Virgo. Changes (Uranus), understanding (Neptune), forgiveness/letting go (Chiron) and dedication (Saturn) will be required to retain or restore good relations -- may it be within our relationships or financial relations.
How will this Venus transit influence your birth chart? Look to the natal house/s ruled by Taurus. Match the signs with the house cusps on your birth chart. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the Taurus zodiac sign on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation.

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For those without a birth chart, you may use your Sun sign or Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising signs below then click here for a brief explanation of Venus transiting those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 1st House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 5th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 4th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 3rd House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required.

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What significance do planets, signs, and houses have in astrology? Planets have the function, the job to do. The style/manner they will use get that job done is defined by the zodiac sign they occupy. Where in our life the job gets done is determined by the house the planet occupies/transits. So, when Mars (aggression) is in Aries (bold), he is more assertive than when he is in Cancer (sensitive). When traveling through the 10th house (professional life), he may bring his confidence and motivation in matters relating to our career. While in the 11th house (friendships), we may be more inclined to having our social calendar packed with activities. Having the foresight for what may be coming up or receiving confirmation on what may be happening now are ways astrology can be beneficial ... as above, so below.

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