Late last year, when I opened my ephemeris and gathered my thoughts about the astrology of 2018, I knew April was going to be an intense month.
Alas, “Venus will be in Taurus” I thought, that will probably take the edge off it a bit. Nope. We had to get past the series of tough Saturn aspects before we got to the good stuff. As always, Saturn demands duty before pleasure.
Yesterday, Venus’ day, I awoke at 4am to the ear-piercing chime of my smoke alarms warning me they were running out of battery. Oh well, up extra early for caffeine and to prepare for an online appointment a little later.
For the first time in months, the weather was cool enough (aka not stinking hot) and it wasn’t raining, so I decided to walk to my local Woolies to buy new batteries for the smoke alarms.
The Sun cast longer shadows, and despite still be unseasonable warm and humid, the Sun didn’t have that bite to it. I live around a fair amount of bush for suburban standards. The native birds were singing and the butterflies were out, it was just… serene.
As I stood in the line to pay for my batteries and some donuts 😉, the lady in front of me complimented me on my skin. Soon thereafter, she began showing my pictures of her 2-day old grandson. She beamed a proud radiance. Glancing at her phone and considering the astrology he was born into, I told her ‘he’ll be a strong and determined soul.’ She smiled and said, ‘of course, he’s an Aries like me!’
She paid for her groceries and said how lovely it was to meet me. It was a sweet interaction with a stranger that doesn’t occur too often these days.
As I walked down the very steep hill back to my house, I felt calm, happy and optimistic. This isn’t to say that anything changed per se, but the feeling did. To be able to pause, breath and enjoy the simple pleasures of the sun shining and birds chirping. To share in a stranger’s joy and then home for coffee and donuts and continue with my busy day, for the first time it actually felt like Venus in Taurus.
Venus will be in Taurus until May 25.
Being a benefic planet, she oozes a supportive, friendly or helpful quality. She functions at her best while in Taurus, Libra and Pisces.
Venus in Taurus can encourage you to take the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, especially those that evoke the the senses. Time spent tending the garden, eating fresh produce, drinking fine wines or spritzing your favourite fragrance are all ways to honour Venus at her best. As a native of Venus in Taurus, I live in this realm every day. My home is filled with plants, burning incense and my cupboards are never bare, and yes, sometimes there is wine!
While in Taurus, Venus will link up with Saturn, Neptune and Pluto
Venus trine Saturn, April 7/8 8 degrees Taurus/Capricorn
Long term plans, security and commitment are highlighted under Venus/Saturn links. Sensual Venus and grounded Saturn provide a climate where quality counts. Enjoy yourself with those who matter most.
Venus sextile Neptune, April 12/13, 15 degrees Taurus/Pisces
Relationships are highlighted under this sweet romantic link. Pleasure that is nourishing and grounded can add a dose of inspiration to what may otherwise be practical. Giving or receiving of a kind gesture or gift can bring a relationship closer.
Venus trine Pluto, April 17/18 21 degrees Taurus/Capricorn
Intensity and passion can create deeper and more meaningful bonds when Venus and Pluto align. Comfortable transitions and gentle changes are possible that reveal true intimacy and closeness. A new change in your appearance or general attitude is also possible.