With your natal Venus in Taurus, the fertile sign will blend very well with the planet of affection, as Venus is the ruler of the sign and feels at home. Taurus will furthermore empower the already benefic effects of Venus, affecting positively every life matter that the planet represents in the natal chart. Venus is generally governing pleasure and what attracts us, attachment to material things and subconscious urges to claim and make something our possession. It rules what we appreciate and brings us comfort, and of course feelings that can be described under the category “love”. Taurean energy will bring plentifulness and prosperity, as this combination with Venus is considered to represent the archetype of “Amalthea’s horn (or Cornucopea’s)”, the symbol of everlasting abundance.
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and has planet Venus as its ruling celestial body. Taurus is also the natural ruler of the second house, which rules everything we possess, or at least we feel we do. This includes money and wealth, material objects, while also non-material things that we feel some kind of ownership over them. Taurus Venus may become quite materialistic, overindulging in pleasures, and a lover of luxury. The fertile environment of Taurus is very helpful for making their dreams turn to reality and obtain continuously what they want. This placement feels as if having a magic talisman, constantly aiding in goals connected with daily pleasures. It is a natal placement that grants its plentiful gifts even if the native is laid back and lazy, not fighting for what he desires. Indeed, such individuals prefer an easy life, without the hassle of upheavals. Real hedonists, with such behavioral patterns frequently developed from their early years. In many occasions, they come from a middle-class or even rich family, learning from their childhood that wealth is not difficult to achieve and feeling it quite natural to enjoy in it.
In the sign of Taurus, Venus is in domicile and thus in its highest potency. The other sign where the planet is also domicile is Libra, ruling them both. This is a very good placement to have in a natal chart, as the gentle, moist and feminine traits of Venus blend wonderfully with the receptive energy of Taurus. As Taurus is a fixed sign, it likes stability and does not enjoy rapid changes. This attribute may have as an effect a constant prosperity. Additional information about Venus’ potency in each sign can be read in the article about Venus’ Essential Dignities.
We should note that Venus needs about a month to move to a next sign, and is the second quickest moving planet, as it is located very near the Sun. Also, it cannot be more than two signs away from the sign where the natal Sun resides in. Once per year and a half, Venus has a period of retrograde motion, where it moves backwards for apparently 40 days in the natal chart. Venus is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Aphrodite, who was the goddess of love, pleasure and beauty. Also, she is strongly connected to procreation, and naturally represents the divine feminine as an archetype (together of course with the Moon as it is the one side of the Sun-Moon dual axis).
This placement is ideal for people that are involved in occupations connected to luxury and beauty, while also everything involving the arts. It is also a good indicator of passive income, or management of already available wealth and investments. In some occasions, it can also indicate a person who does not work and just has all the necessary financial income for his life. In addition, it will also make an individual strongly drawn towards wealthy people, as they are patterns of stability for their minds. Indeed, concerning relations, Venus in Taurus people are stable and do not like changes. They will stick for long to their other half, desiring the same in return. They dislike upheavals and fights, and prefer to dedicate their time in enjoying their relations. For this cause, they will implement the usage of all the 5 senses. Good food, music, scents, beautiful surroundings and a lot of physical contact are the magical ingredients of their relationships. People with such a placement are rather faithful, but will not rush into a marriage. Taurus always takes his time for decisions, and when it comes to love he makes the same. They will not even rush to get into a relationship, always preferring to stall and wait until they are sure that the other person can fulfill their needs. They first need to tame their natural insecurities concerning the entrance of a new person in their lives, and only then will open up for him. Physical beauty does play an important role concerning choosing their significant other. Demonstrations of affection, is also a must for them; Taurean Venus people enjoy a lot of physical touch and will not hesitate to behave in public the same way they behave at home. Of course, Venus in Taurus has a lot of possessive traits; they will be frequently jealous as they want to keep their territory for themselves. A natural effect of this natal placement is a strong feeling of ownership not only over things, but also over people.
When a native has his natal Venus in Taurus, he will love expensive clothes and deluxe fabrics. This placement gives them great enjoyment when they feel comfortable in what they wear, and they will not hesitate to spend a lot in expensive materials such as silk. They care a lot more about comfort than about expensive brands; yet they will still be very fond of clothes that combine both. Feeling luxurious heightens their libido, so that creating such feelings also the easiest way to reach their heart. Needless to say that such individuals should be careful when they have difficult aspects to their natal Venus, especially connected with malefic planets such as Mars, Saturn and Pluto. They can become too obsessed about what they own, or about what they want to possess. This can blind their vision, not allowing them to focus either on their everyday reality, or on more important basic things of their lives. Taurus is known to become rather stubborn when sets a goal, so be very careful to be sure that what you wish for is indeed what you need, and not just some caprice.
This placement can create a strong appreciation of nature and its bio-cycles, and an inner need to be somehow connected to it. Venus in Taurus natives can be drawn towards some areas of agriculture, growing their own fruits and vegetables which afterwards they consume. The magic of this cycle, from the earth to their table, can be even used as a personal way of meditation. Alternatively, individuals with their natal Venus in Taurus can be interested in gardening, shaping their own surroundings in beautiful patterns and observing the life-cycle of the plants and flowers. If their Taurus and Venus are located in the 6th or the 8th house, even their jobs can be connected with nature and growth of plants. If they are in the 4th house, there might be a family history in agriculture, which can also continue as a heritage in the individual’s life.
As Venus is connected with wealth and money, its presence in Taurus will make the native a slow buyer. Such people will examine the quality of various objects until they decide what to buy. They will not spend money hastily, even if they are far from being stingy. They have an inner need to feel that their money were invested in good-quality objects, which will grant them a long-term pleasure of usage. With some personal belongings, Venus in Taurus individuals can even develop some sort of fetishism. They will not like to share their things with others, as they do not like abolishing the feeling of ownership that grants them the necessary security.
When a Venus in Taurus is well aspected in a natal chart, the native can be very lucky in the life area that the sign of Venus rules. We should not forget that Venus is considered to be the most benefic planet after Jupiter, and being domicile is a great blessing. It will bring unexpected pleasant events concerning the house it resides, and generally help things flow easily. On the contrary, bad aspects to Venus can bring quite a lot of problems mostly connected with overindulging in pleasures. As we have already mentioned, when the darker traits of Venus are awakened by difficult natal aspects, the Taurus Venus person may develop strong obsessions which will naturally hurt back through losses in order to balance out the natal chart. Overabundance for long is not tolerated by the karmic laws, so it is always wiser to exercise modesty.
Each planets have a different effect on you, depending on which house and sign they reside in. In order to find out where they are located in your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator. Also, examine the aspects that they form with other planets in your chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that they have in your horoscope.