When Venus moves into the zodiac sign of Taurus on April 14th through may 8th, she drops the go-getting attitude of Aries and adopts an altogether more subtle vibe. Venus energy is about love and kindness, and when this is expressed through the Earth sign Taurus, we get a very grounded, rooted, comforting kind of love and companionship.
During this transit, courtship can be romantic, old-fashioned, slow and somewhat cautious – but behind closed doors, in private, this energy is deeply sensual and passionate. Trust can be a big issue at this time, however, because Taurus in Venus needs to feel secure and comforted; if the emotional security is lacking in a relationship, then intimacy will suffer.
Kindness is always a trait of Venus energy, and when Venus transits Taurus, this kindness is mixed with earthy common sense and a practical, can-do attitude. This is a shoulder to cry on that brings a ready-made casserole over too, and will probably stay to do your laundry, walk the dog and feed the kids. Venus in Taurus has sound advice to offer those who are willing to listen.
Venus also speaks to how we manage our money and what we value in life, as well as affairs of the heart. During this transit, the emphasis is firmly on building and securing wealth, rather than spending or squandering it. Saving is a major theme, although it’s not always easy to balance the Venus in Taurus love of luxury and sensual delights against the urge to slim down spending.
Possessiveness can be a prominent trait of the Venus in Taurus transit, both with love and with money and possessions. A certain materialistic attitude can lead to some selfish behavior with finances, but it can also lead to jealousy and suspicion in love.
Each zodiac sign will find that this transit plays out slightly differently, according to where exactly Venus falls in each individual birth chart. However, all signs will find themselves seeking both sensuality and emotional security.
Venus in Taurus for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
For you, Aries, this Venus transit is about financial security. You’re quite the risk taker normally, but when Venus is in Taurus, you’ll want to know that you have a nest egg somewhere to fall back on. Watch out for jealousy in love turning to outright aggression if you feel that you’re being wronged. Try to give your sweetheart the benefit of the doubt before you lose your temper!
Venus in Taurus for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
When Venus transits your own sign, your charm levels go off the scale, which is always going to be a good thing if you’re dating. If you’re looking for love, however, be careful that you don’t come across as too keen or too needy. Look to get to know someone new as a friend, first and foremost, even if the chemistry is there and sparks are flying. If you rush in too quickly, you’ll start to feel on shaky ground with someone you barely know.
Venus in Taurus for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
This Venus transit is about learning to forgive yourself, Gemini. Venus in Taurus has a lot of compassion, but it’s particularly important that you show yourself that love and kindness. If you feel obsessed with mistakes you’ve made or regrets you have, remember that nobody is perfect. Look hard for the positive lessons you’ve learned and embrace those. Socially, this is likely to be a quieter time than normal, Gemini, but that’s okay: It gives you more time to learn to love yourself.
Venus in Taurus for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
For you, Cancer, it’s Venus’ social nature that shines through during this transit. It activates your friendship and community zone, so there’s a good chance that you’ll find rewarding social relationships if you take the time to mix and mingle. You could also find love in a community setting. Or you may discover a new love in the sense of a new passion and purpose, perhaps for a good cause or an ethical issue you feel strongly about. The key to enjoying this transit is to step beyond your four walls to engage with others.
Venus in Taurus for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 22)
During this transit, Venus blesses your career zone, Leo. If you need charm and social skills to succeed, you should be in for a good few weeks. However, beware of superficiality with this transit. It’s no use pretending everything is sweetness and light if deep down you’re not satisfied with what you’re doing. During this time, you may find yourself drawn to the helping professions, if not as a career, then perhaps on a volunteer or mentorship basis.
Venus in Taurus for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 23 – September 22)
This Venus transit activates your travel zone, Virgo, so if you’re seeking romance, it’s a very good time to be visiting new pastures! If you’re not traveling, you should take steps to avoid boredom in your daily life. Everything seems quite easy now, but you may be missing a challenge. Try to learn something new during this transit; perhaps something that will help you better understand your own higher nature. Spiritual teaching and training are especially well starred now.
Venus in Taurus for a Libra (Libra dates: September 23 – October 22)
You’re not normally the possessive type, Libra, but when Venus transits Taurus, your buttons are pushed and you may find that you start to feel very jealous, especially if you’re currently in a relationship. Having an open and honest conversation with your partner is vital if you’re going to be avoid poisoning your romance with unfounded suspicions. Have faith and trust in the people you love. They don’t hinder your freedom, Libra, so why would you hinder theirs?
Venus in Taurus for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
This Venus transit activates your love and relationship zone, Scorpio, so it’s an excellent time to look for love. Don’t look too hard, however, as one of the most off-putting things about this transit can be its earnestness. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself drawn toward quite conventional people at this time, and people who wouldn’t normally be your type. Your need for emotional security is being triggered here, Scorpio, and you’ll probably want to stick around people you deem to be a safer bet.
Venus in Taurus for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
This Venus transit helps to oil the wheels at work, Sagittarius, smoothing over your interactions with colleagues and customers, calming egos and soothing ruffled feathers. However, it also dampens your physical energy and may make you feel quite lazy or lethargic. Getting your much-loved exercise done could be an uphill struggle during this transit but remember – even you are entitled to some down time and a rest! Embrace the opportunity to relax and maybe spend some time on your favorite hobby.
Venus in Taurus for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 19)
This Venus transit activates your creative instincts, Capricorn. If you’re at all artistic, you could put that talent to very lucrative use now, so don’t rule out starting a side hustle. In your love life, it’s all change right now – you’re feeling more adventurous than normal and possibly even a little bit reckless – a surprising and totally unsuitable fling could be on the way! Don’t expect it to last, but it will certainly teach you something!
Venus in Taurus for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 20 – February 17)
Venus in Taurus urges you to beautify your home environment, Aquarius, and to make it feel truly yours. You’ll want to indulge in all the comforts you can afford, but safety is big on the agenda here too – physical security (check your locks and smoke alarms) as well as emotional security. If you find it difficult to trust a new date, take a chaperone with you. Don’t allow irrational fears stop you from enjoying yourself.
Venus in Taurus for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
Venus in Taurus brings you a real way with persuasive energy, Pisces. You can charm your way to success now, knowing just what to say and how and when to say it. Socially, this is a great time to make new friends, although if you mix friendship with love you may get some interesting and unexpected results, Pisces – not necessarily what you were hoping for! It’s a great time to build on a new friendship, though, by really getting to know someone well.