On May 15, Venus, goddess of love and sparkling rosé, concludes her selfie-taking marathon through assertive Aries, and dazzles her way into sensual Taurus. Home sweet home. Luscious Venus naturally thrives when in the sign of the bull, as it is her sign of rulership. Also, given that Taurus is a fixed earth sign, its Venusian charms are expressed in a physical way, as opposed to airy Libra, whose charm and grace presents itself through acts of compromise, and other social interactions. Needless to say, the essence of Venus is alive and breathing when in the sign of Taurus, as it a symbol of our physical reality within the third dimension. In Aries, charming Venus preferred taking the initiative within her relationships. Her pleasure, values, and money-making talents stem from her bold courage, and warrior-like spirit. In the sign of the ram, the goddess of love chose her fiery independence, and smoldering passions, before anything else, and this fierce individuality reflected onto each and every one of our lives. With that said, what did you learn about yourself, and your relationships, during this time? What talents do you possess? What makes you feel confident?
In Taurus, the planet of sugar, spice, and everything nice, prefers to indulge in the pleasures of life. Steady and pleasure-seeking, luscious Venus revels in sensual delights, and she takes her sweet time doing it, too. Moreover, when Venus is in slow-moving Taurus, we are instantly reminded of the beauty that exists all around us. Grounded and practical, this celestial energy immediately brings us down to earth, in regard to our finances, relationships, and general sense of security. In sensual Taurus, the goddess of bubble baths expresses love via sweet physical gestures; hence caressing, cuddling, hugging, and hand-holding are very likely during this time. Touchy feely much? You better believe it. Venus in Taurus experiences life through the five senses, so sit back, and relax. Hop into your favorite silk pajamas, and eat something delicious. Put on some music, and light a scented candle. Your comfort is priority when Venus is in Taurus, and the pleasure you seek already lives within you. On the darkside, however, be mindful of whether or not you’re overindulging, as this is also likely. Unnecessary splurging is also a possibility, given Venus’ innate desire for luxury.
Mercury the messenger is also sitting alongside the sun, Venus, and Uranus in Taurus since May 6. This, of course, only emphasizes Taurus’ sensuality, along with its Venusian presence. However, contrary to pleasure-seeking Venus, Mercury is the planet of communication, thought process, and cognitive function, ergo it rules both Gemini and Virgo. Nevertheless, whichever zodiac sign Mercury is traveling through, can ultimately determine our communication style, both personally and collectively speaking. Now, what happens when we combine Mercury’s resourcefulness with Taurus’ practical personality? When traveling through this fixed earth sign, Mercury is dependable, security-conscious, and very much concerned with the “here and now.” This celestial energy will likely shift bring focus to our finances, and spending habits. In addition to that, speaking clearly and with purpose is Mercury in Taurus’ main objective. For instance, if Mercury in Aries taught us how to speak independently and assertively, Mercury in Taurus will teach us the value in having common sense, and speaking clearly. The messenger planet will enter curious Gemini on May 21.
With four planets in sensual Taurus, we have no choice but to stop and smell the roses. See your Venus (+ Mercury) in Taurus horoscope, and transit tip below:
Treat yourself, Aries. With luscious Venus indulging in sensual delights via your second house of income, values, and self-esteem, you will be doing everything in your power to feel secure. This, of course, includes splurging at the mall, heading to the spa after calling in sick, and soaking in a hot bubble bath. Looking for some extra cash? With lady Venus sitting right at home in your money sector, your wish is her command. This is an excellent time to work on your budget, and have fun while doing it, too! Single? You know what you want, Aries darling. Although, this transit might make you a bit inflexible when it comes to your desires, so let’s try to keep an open mind, shall we? *Transit Tip: Own up to your self-worth, and rich desires.*
You’re feeling like yourself again, Taurus. With your luscious ruling planet back in your sign, you’re as sensual as ever, and you’re finally doing things at your own pace. Lust for life? Definitely, although, that won’t be your only vice during this delicious transit. After all, diamonds, champagne, and sugary desserts are some of your favorite things. Looking for love? That’s if it doesn’t find you first, Taurus babe. Why? Well, with your irresistible ruling planet sashaying through your sign, desirable is an understatement. You can have anything you want during this dazzling transit, so feel free to indulge in your sensual delights. *Transit Tip: Bask in the splendor of your surroundings.*
Secret love affair, Gemini? With gorgeous Venus dancing through your dreamy 12th house of secrets, subconscious, and all things behind-the-scenes, you’re keeping your affections low key for now. Make time for yourself, Gemini Darling. Love might very well be in the air, but lady Venus is sultry and mysterious when in this area of your chart, so you’ll have no trouble expressing your desires… as long as it’s behind closed doors, of course. Also, not to be the bearer of bad news, but this area of your chart can also bring closure, so don’t hesitate to walk away, or make amends, if need be. Otherwise, indulge in your solitude. *Transit Tip: Honor the relationship you have with spirit.*
There is beauty outside your immediate environment, Cancer. With lady Venus dazzling your humanitarian-like 11th house of friendships, teams, tribes, and extended network, you’re forming harmonious connections with like-minded individuals who share similar aspirations, and pleasure-seeking activities. Looking for the one? While this can be an incredibly charming transit, the goddess of love prefers to focus on camaraderie, instead of romance, when traveling through this area of your chart. Nevertheless, this is an excellent time to form solid relationships that could potentially benefit you in the long run. *Transit Tip: Revel in the beauty that lives outside the box.*
You’ve got your mind on your money, and your money on your mind, Leo babe. With delicious Venus channeling her inner Elle Woods via your tenth house of ambition, career, and reputation in the world, you will be greeted with a breath of fresh air in the workplace, and your higher-ups will be noticing you, too! Waiting to post that snazzy selfie? This area of your chart is the first thing people see via social media, as it represents your public appearance, so feel free to show them the goods! Otherwise, make sure to indulge in the magic of this boss babe energy, and dazzle your superiors. Single? This could certainly spice things up in your career sector, but it’s up to you whether or not you want to mix business with pleasure. *Transit Tips: Invest more of your energy into your professional endeavors.*
Taste the possibilities, Virgo. With the goddess of sugar, spice, and everything nice, dancing through your expansive ninth house of knowledge, spiritual faith, and long-distance journeys, you’re craving exotic experiences, and are likely in the mood to splurge on a boujee getaway. The planet of love is a risk-taker, when traveling through this area of your chart, so don’t hesitate to take a walk on the wild side. Single and ready to mingle? This wanderlust-filled transit could very well bring romance, but not like anything you’re used to. In other words, the more exotic, the better. *Transit Tips: Celebrate the charm that lives in the unknown.*
What’s theirs is yours, Libra. With the goddess of love in the midst of a sensual seduction via your eighth house of sex, power, and intimate unions, you’re craving intense physical contact, whether it be sexually or romantically speaking. Venus is a sultry siren when in this area of your chart, so the more taboo-like the better. Looking to pay off some debt? The goddess of red roses is here to caramelize your shared bank accounts, so it doesn’t hurt to start. Looking for love? The planet of love is looking to merge with another mind, body, and soul, so don’t invest your energy, unless it’s worth it. *Transit Tips: Surrender to the pleasure you seek.*
Settle down, Scorpio. With the goddess of love holding hands via your seventh house of partnerships, and committed relationships, you’re exuding a charming sensuality within your one-on-one relationships. Single? Not only will this transit bring harmony to your current partnerships, it will also dazzle you with charm and grace. The planet of love wants to make things official when in this area of your chart, so make sure you’re being mindful with your intentions. Otherwise, this is an excellent time to connect with new prospects, and potential business partners. *Transit Tips: Be a loyal partner, so it can be reciprocated.*
It’s all about the details, Sagittarius. With the goddess of fashion boutiques, and rich textures, getting hands on via your sixth house of health, daily tasks, and due diligence, you’re looking to make the most out of your day-to-day routine. The pleasure you seek already lives within you, and during this transit, you’re looking to integrate that with your schedule. Single? The goddess of love is ultra particular when in this area of your chart, but there are opportunities nonetheless, especially within places you visit on a regular basis: Work, coffee shop, and gym. On the darkside, you could be a bit lazy during this time, so make sure you don’t overindulge. *Transit Tips: Your physical well being is the key to your happiness.*
Take a nap, Capricorn. With the goddess of love and bubble baths lounging via your happy-go-lucky fifth house of creativity, romance, and childlike fun, you’re focusing on that which brings you joy, and pleasure. Looking for the one? Your powers of seduction will skyrocket during this time, so romance is most definitely an option. Venus thrives on the fluttering butterflies, and passion, when in this area of your chart, so make the best of it. This is also an excellent time to tap into your inner artist, and perhaps invest your time in a creative muse of sorts. *Transit Tips: Your inner child is alive and breathing.*
Home is where your comfort is, Aquarius. With the goddess of plush pillows, and vanilla-scented candles, baking cookies via your domestic fourth house of home, family, and emotional foundation, you’re in the mood to spend more time at home, and alongside your loved ones. Single? Despite your detached personality, you could be more receptive to romance during this time, in the sense that you’re intuition will speak for itself. However, you could also be feeling a bit more introverted, and perhaps nostalgic about past relationships, during this time. Otherwise, this cozy transit will certainly bring harmony to the homefront, and in turn, create a charming atmosphere. *Transit Tips: Nurture your heart, and your living space.*
Write your sweetheart a love letter, Pisces. With the Cher Horowitz of the cosmos sending herself flowers and candy via your chatty third house of communication, social media, and immediate network, your exchanges are as charming as ever, and you’re finding pleasure in collaborating with your local community. Looking for the one? Just use your words, Pisces. The goddess of love will sprinkle her charms over your social feeds, and those tantalizing prospects won’t have a choice but to double tap it. Otherwise, this an excellent time to play the role of mediator, and revel in delightful conversations. *Transit Tips: Ask, and you shall receive.*
Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation witch. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.
*cover image by Prue Stent*