A kiss on the hand can be quite continental and oh so romantic, but no matter how charming, it won’t pay the rent. Any self respecting Venus in Taurus girl knows that as lovely as it is, romance fades, but diamonds don’t, and living in this material world, a girl needs to make sure that her future is beautifully and practically catered for. After all, men grow cold as girls grow old and we all lose our charms in the end…or rather as the years and Mr Gravity mean that our ends have to be stuffed into highly engineered hold everything in under lycra. But square cut or pear shape these rocks don’t lose their shape and diamonds are a girls best friend.
Aries will fight for love, Pisces will die for love, Gemini will talk about love, but Venus in Taurus really can’t be faffed with all the drama. And there is nothing wrong with that. Love is nice and all that, but it can take up so much energy. Venus in Taurus much prefers a strong, stable and committed relationship. Touch rather than talk, comfort rather than fire and fights, solidity over martyrdom.
Contrary to popular opinion, Venus isn’t really about love. Sure its placement shows how we like to give and receive affection, but it is really all about what makes us feel good and what we find attractive, and from there, how we like to approach relationships- so that we feel good. Taurus is fixed and earthy and sensual and physical and Venus is in rulership here. With Venus in Taurus, that is what makes you feel good- earthy, sensual, physical body stuff.
Where Venus in Aries is about quick gratification, Venus in Taurus likes to go sloooooow. She likes to take her time. As Kylie sang “don’t want to rush it…skip the beat & move with my body… Slow.” Venus in Taurus is sensual rather than sexual and is generally a same partner girl- this is one placement that doesn’t get turned on by too much variety. Cuddles, massages- anything that makes you feel comfortable makes her feel good.
Venus in Taurus is also attuned to physical and material security. She likes beautiful objects, beautiful food and she doesn’t like to share. She values consistency and commitment and although slow to move, will do whatever is needed to hold onto her partner or her security- often she sees the two as being intertwined. She also knows how easy it is to get carried away by a pretty face who will be a drain on her resources rather than help her stock the pantry (or bank account) against future shortages.
In Taurus, Venus cares about her appearance a lot- certainly more so than when she was in Aries. As Taurus rules the throat, scarves, pendants and necklaces are great accessories. Luxury is appreciated, but she isn’t flashy or blingy like Leo. She will, however, wear a single great piece of jewellery rather than a mountain of fakes…and she is prepared to save up for it. Whilst she is a lover of art, she doesn’t do alternative or artisan- if it isn’t going to look great on her walls or make some sort of statement of style or worth, she isn’t interested. Leave the debates over art and whether that white space indicates a vacuum or simply a white space to Gemini to talk endlessly about.
Depending on other aspects, Venus in Taurus can be prone to over-accumulate (especially if in challenging aspects to Jupiter or the Moon) … just to be sure that she has enough and won’t run out. This can apply to food, to purchases, whatever. This tendency can also come out if she feels insecure- particularly in relationships. And what she has, she is reluctant to get rid of…just in case…
Venus in Taurus is the ultimate comfort eater/ shopper and will tend to those foods which good in the mouth, look great on the plate and smell wonderful- all the senses are engaged when she eats. She is particularly drawn to anything texturally luxuriant and sweet- chocolate, cream, cakes. Unfortunately Taurus tends to have a slow metabolism and doesn’t particularly enjoy exercise, so such self indulgence needs to be moderated where possible.
As practical as she is, Venus in Taurus likes to be wooed in the traditional meaning of the word. She loves long, expensive dinners that she can dress up for and linger over. Also earning good brownie points are lazy Sunday afternoon country picnics with rugs and scarves and proper crockery and utensils (leave the stubby holders and paper plates at home). When it comes to sex, Venus in Taurus likes it to be luscious, in every sense of the word. Perhaps that is who uses the Chocolate Body Butter my BFF & I saw at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory (did that come out loud????).
Mr Venus in Taurus loves the whole feminine archetype and tends to be attracted more to the image of romantic ruben-esque than wafer thin waif. He has an appetite and likes a woman with voluptuous curves in all the right places that he can take his time and enjoy. Mr Venus in Taurus likes a traditional, conservative woman, an earth mother. He doesn’t really want his partner to be too independent, too quick witted (not that it is politically correct to admit such a thing) and likes to know that she will be a stable platform for him- well that is the image he likes to have… The good news is that he rarely strays from home and won’t push you into the latest fad diet- heaven forbid- that could mean you putting him on one, and Mr Venus in Taurus likes his food too much to tolerate restrictions.
Mr Venus in Taurus doesn’t do complicated mind games- to him, if you say you are “fine”, he will take it at face value. He doesn’t like change, so suggestions to vary routines or stray from favourite restaurants will be greeted with suspicion. Unfortunately this also means that you may have problems getting him off the couch and away from the TV on weekends once the honeymoon period is over. At least you know where he is.
Time rolls on and youth is gone
And you can’t straighten up when you bend
But stiff back or stiff knees
You stand straight at Tiffany’s
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
Lyrics from Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe who actually had Venus in Aries…which meant that she wasn’t really prepared to wait for her diamonds & knew exactly how to hunt them down and capture them…so to speak.