March 16 to April 11
Venus’ arrival in Taurus comes at a good time for humanity as two titans change signs.
With Saturn’s recent move into Pisces and Pluto’s imminent crossing into Aquarius on March 23, the collective vibe seems to be flirting with structural breakdown (evidenced by the collapse of SVB and Signature bank*) along with excitement and anxiety over breakthroughs in artificial intelligence that promise to revolutionize many of the ways we work and interact with technology. In the most potent astrological month of the year, Venus in Taurus provides a cohering influence that reminds us of our connection to Mother Earth and all that gives us life and sustenance.
Venus in Taurus represents the power to have and to hold onto what you have. It’s the power to remain steady and resilient in the face of chaos and change. In Taurus, Venus is unbothered, happy, moisturized, focused, and flourishing (as the popular meme goes). This implies an embrace of the here and now, however it shows up; of Loving What Is, in the words of Byron Katie. Venus is the planet of harmony in relationships while Taurus represents grounding in the material plane, earthly abundance, the body, and the physical senses. In the esoteric sense then, Venus in Taurus speaks to the inner marriage of one’s body and soul through love of life and living.
For the next 4 weeks, you’ll be rewarded for noticing the natural beauty all around you, taking care of your earthly vessel, and cultivating the most important relationship in your life – the one you have with yourself. In the words of Oscar Wilde, “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance!”.
*It’s interesting to note that on Venus’ first day in Taurus (March 16), 11 banks came together to save First Republic, which started to unravel due to its falling stock price. They infused First Republic with $30 billion to stabilize and hold the banking system together, as if to say to the looming chaos, “You shall not pass!”.