Venus in Taurus

Venus is in dignity in Taurus; and someone with this placement will have the most developed sensuality of all the signs. Someone with Venus in Taurus will take pleasure in his / her own body and be grounded in all his / her physical needs, for food, warmth, comfort and physical contact. He / she will be tuned in to all that touch can convey. He / she will use touch in everyday life to express love, to show care and concern, and to give comfort and reassurance, as well as to give pleasure.

Like all the Earth signs, Venus in Taurus is slow to get involved in a relationship; and commitment will be very important to him / her. These people are capable of great loyalty to a partner, and will want this reciprocated. Once involved, they remain steadfast in their affections. They are likely to be possessive, and easily become very jealous if anyone threatens their relationship. People with Venus in Taurus tend to regard a partner as a possession, wanting to retain his / her affection inasmuch as they value and want to hold on to all that they acquire. Once involved, they do not easily give up on a relationship, even one that has become quite bad.

Sensual contact will be an important part of a relationship for someone with Venus in Taurus. There is a propensity for decadence and laziness here; an ability to simply 'be' and do nothing for long stretches of time. If anyone is expert in the art of relaxation, it is someone with Venus in Taurus.

Venus in Taurus people will be very security-conscious, particularly when it comes to material security, and will want stable and comfortable surroundings. Some will have very high standards of comfort, leaning towards the luxurious, while others will be more basic and have the ability to make even the humblest surroundings comfortable. Within a relationship, they will also show their love and affection by tending to their partner's comfort.

People with Venus in Taurus can have very expensive tastes. They may enjoy good food and expensive restaurants. They may use and prefer the more exclusive perfumes or aftershaves. There may be a genuine appreciation of the best things in life. They value their attractiveness and enhance it. They will dress well and will appreciate well-cut, well-made clothes, preferring the textures of natural fabrics. Their sensitivity to touch will mean they appreciate the feel of silk and cashmere, as well as cotton and wool. They will notice how clothes hang and move; and for these reasons, if they can afford to, they may prefer to buy designer clothes.

Money, and a prospective partner's wealth, may be important to someone with Venus in Taurus, particularly insofar as it impinges on him / her feeling appreciated and valued. These people appreciate tangible love tokens, preferring gifts that have permanence that they can hold onto and that show how much they are loved. While a gift does not have to be expensive, and anything that is invested with meaning can act in this way, nevertheless the saying 'diamonds are a girl's best friend' must have been said of a woman with Venus in Taurus.

Venus in Taurus: If you place an obsessive value on comfort in social situations, it may result in withholding possessions from others. This deprives you both of the the benefits of sharing your Taurus talents for accumulating material things. Repressing the obligation to share your belongings leads to a lack of confidence in your ability to acquire more material goods for yourself.

At certain times, you might hold back your special sensitivities to the tactile, sensual part of life due to feeling unable to share them. This may result in a lack of enjoyment in relations with others.

You can take the initiative to share both your material possessions and your ability for the organization and accumulation of goods. Initiative well-taken leads to the stabilizing effect of reflected merit. Additionally, you gain a feeling of social worth and material security in your life by verbally sharing value systems that have brought you stability.

As you become aware of other people's psychological insecurities concerning their own importance, you are able to validate them. Consequently, the realization of your true benefit to others can emerge. When you share your gift of sensual sensitivity to life through a form of sensual contact with others, you experience the pleasure and satisfaction of physically extending yourself to add comfort to the social environment.

Venus in Taurus: Venus in the sign Taurus gives constant, lasting affections. Emotional security and stability in love are important for the natives. They are loyal and steadfast, although they can be possessive and jealous if their emotional security is threatened. Their sense of touch is highly developed, and they enjoy physical contact with their loved ones; but they are sensual in a passive way, seeking to attract rather than pursue the love object.

Venus in Taurus gives a love of comfort, luxury, beautiful surroundings, good food, and opulence in general. Therefore, the money that makes such things possible is important to these people. Because the Moon, which rules the domestic scene, is exalted in Taurus, they seek to make their homes beautiful and artistic. Personal beauty is important to them too, and they seek to make themselves as attractive and youthful as possible. Even hippies with this Venus position will wear beautiful jewelry or an expensive piece of clothing.

With this position of Venus, there is an innate sense of the value of material objects, and an ability to make purchases of beauty and long-lasting quality. Because these people tend to like material things, they may engage in businesses dealing with art and luxury goods. They can be attracted to artistic expressions in which they can directly mold the materials; painters and sculptors often have Venus placed in this sign.

Natives feel a close kinship with the earth, and gain pleasure and solace from flowers, trees, and other plants. They may take up gardening or growing flowers as a hobby.

As Taurus rules the throat and larynx, and Venus confers grace and beauty, many people with Venus in Taurus have rich, melodious voices. Talented singers are likely to have this placement of Venus.

Venus in Taurus: Venus rules this sign, so its influence will be increased by this placing. The individual is loving, warm and affectionate, and makes a passive, sensual and romantic partner; but the Taurean possessiveness will incline him or her to think of the loved one as another much-cherished belonging. Material possessions will be extremely important, since they contribute a measure of security and stability. There will be much hard work to achieve luxury and comfort, but if it is possible to make money easily, the subject will be keen to do so, since a liking for relaxation is common. Often there is talent for, and appreciation of, music, combined with a general love of beauty, art and good living - especially for food.

Venus in Taurus: With Venus in this earthy, luxury-loving sign, you have a tendency to indulge yourself in all sorts of sensual pleasures. You love good food and wine, beautiful clothing, fine furnishings, good sex, massage - everything that delights the senses. You appreciate the physical world as no other sign can, and experience it in a straight-forward, tactile way. If you can't touch it, taste it, hear it, smell it, you're not satisfied.

Because you so love beautiful things (and want to own as many as possible), you often find yourself in debt. You rarely ask how much something costs and have to deny yourself anything. You have innate good taste, dress well, and decorate your home opulently, proudly displaying your possessions rather as an athlete showcases trophies. Because of your luxury-loving lifestyle, you might put a prospective partner's financial portfolio first on your list of desirable qualities.

You may express your love of beauty in some artistic way, such as painting or sculpture, music (especially singing, since Taurus rules the throat), dance, architecture, interior or fashion design, landscaping, or floral arranging. Most probably, you have an affinity with nature and love plants and flowers.

Love relationships are extremely important to you; so important that you aren't always very discriminating in your choice of partners and often settle for any 'warm body'. You want constant companionship, and aren't willing to give a partner much space. At times, your lover may feel he / she is just another one of your possessions. Faithful and devoted to those you love, you keep on showering him / her with affection; once you've set your sights on someone, you won't take 'no' for an answer. Often you succeed in wearing down your loved one's resistance with your dogged persistence; but you need to guard against being too cloying and demanding.

You have a strong sex drive and a down-to-earth, natural attitude toward sexual expression; for you, satisfying your sexual desires is just like satisfying any other appetite. You also are affectionate and romantic, and seem to possess an innate understanding of how to please a partner physically.

With those you care about, you are generous to a fault, always buying them gifts, fixing them gourmet meals, and taking care of all their physical needs. Nothing makes you happier than caring for your loved ones; and unless you have planets in some of the more individualistic signs such as Aries, Leo or Aquarius, you may sacrifice your own best interests for others'.

Venus in Taurus: You have a robust, physical, sensuous (or sensual) response to emotional vibrations. You are demonstrative, affectionate and passionate. You love to touch, to hold and to be held by the loved one. You are both sensational and passionate; to know the difference, and to let the true instinct replace the false one, is to achieve mastery of yourself and of others. Plenty of love addicts have this position; to them, love means physical enjoyment and little more. Raised to its best, this position of Venus enables you to elevate physical earthly love to a high spiritual plane and to understand the beauty of true union in a union of true beauty. You understand love deeply; you accept it with your whole being, are content to express it wordlessly, and value love's silences more than its speeches. You know both ecstasy and despair of love; and you cling to a love once given and received with unbelievable tenacity, even in the face of great obstacles. You believe in love, in its earthly as well as its spiritual form, and will not be content till you have found both in one individual. Your emotional responses color your whole life; all sense reactions are intensified by this position, and your love of color, art, music and beauty in any form relates directly to the creative impulse which draws on, and interprets to you, all the experiences that earth has to offer.

Venus in Taurus: Venus in Taurus paints the picture of strong emotions - the native is more intuitive than intellectual. There is a need for greater self-control of his emotions. He tends to give of himself too much and thus is 'taken in'. He must learn to think as well as feel. The astrologer should help him realize that he cannot be all things to all people. He feels he needs things, people, emotions - when, in actuality, what he may need is a simpler, direct approach to life and its problems and joys. He is physically attractive, and responsive to physical attraction. This trait can spell trouble if it goes unchecked.

Venus in Taurus: You are a loyal, though potentially possessive, lover. Love for you is something that has to be physical and sensual, and to involve some material comforts and wherewithal too. You also want it to be solid and lasting, with possibly traditional or close-to-Nature undertones. However, without taking a look at the more spiritual aspects of relating, you could be consigning yourself to being in a dull, gross and possessive relationship. Such blind indulgence would amount to mere fancy. You attract with a rich, earthy appeal that promises pleasure and ultimate satisfaction; with a feeling that you are solid and reliable and not given to flightiness or unpredictability; and with a natural beauty or handsomeness that is erotic but not threatening.

You repel with a possessiveness that prevents you from seeing who Other is as a person in his / her own right; with a need for security that eclipses any sense of mystery or excitement; and with jealousy born of lacking a sense of your inner worth.

You are attracted to very tactile types who display a traditional sense of the romantic; to Others who have artistic talent / awareness, and especially good singing or speaking voices; and to natural qualities, good living, creature comforts and material stability.

You are repelled by a lack of physical affection or a poor sense of touch; by philistines with no sense of beauty or love of Nature; and by synthetic, ultra-modern or newfangled lifestyles, and Others who have such.

When you are alone, it is quite likely that you are still actually with someone but are alone in the sense that Other is no longer the company he / she was, or even the company in which you wish to be. The reason for this is that in concentrating, consciously or unconsciously, on having material stability or outer appeal in a relationship and partner, you have overlooked the importance of the inner person or quality. Your aloneness, whether you are still with someone or not, is in aid of forcing this spiritual or psychological consideration upon you. A variation upon this theme, which applies mainly if you are entirely alone, is that you hold Other to be some object of love that you wish to own or admire from afar. Such an attitude is bound to maintain that very distance interminable, so you need to get down to a more honest, physical level of loving and relating.

Venus in Taurus: Your appetite for love is fairly consistent, and ideally you should have a lover whose attentions are unflagging and whose style is consistent from day to day. For this same reason, it is a good idea always to have a partner, even if the relationship is not permanent. Prolonged abstinence is very hard for you to endure, and you may compensate by overindulging in some other area, such as eating.

You take great delight in surrounding your lovemaking with a varied away of sensory pleasures; heavy velvet fabrics or musty perfumes enrich the experience and prolong the atmosphere well after physical loving is over, allowing both of you to savor and review your intimacy. Physical surroundings can be a gold mine of sensory potential for enhancing sexuality, and you can delight in and take advantage of that fact.

You admire strength in a lover, not necessarily physical power but inner stamina, a heart of oak. You need to admire your partner and feel sure that he or she is durable and independent, someone who can love you without leaning on you. It would take a larger-than-life personality to fulfill your ideal, so try to be understanding when your partner doesn't live up to your highest expectations - nobody's perfect.

Venus in Taurus: You are a very warm person who forms lasting attachments to others. Your affections don't change easily; and even if you lose respect for a friend, you will continue to like that person in spite of his or her faults. The only problem is that you want the friend you are with to pay attention to you alone and not be with anyone else at the same time. You will have to learn to be less possessive.

You are very fond of beautiful things and luxury. You like a good, comfortable chair where you can relax and have a delicious snack. But be careful about snacks, for you probably have a sweet tooth, and too many sweets are not good for you. Also, you may tend to put on weight. You may even eat too much of foods that are not good for you. Try not to indulge yourself so much, not only in eating but also in buying things. In general, you find it difficult to say 'no' to anything you want, and you often justify this by saying you deserve it. You must realize that you will have to work to get the things you desire, even though they seem to come to you a bit more easily than to others. People like you enough to be willing to do favors for you, which may strengthen your tendency to be lazy. But you should act for yourself and not depend upon other people.

Venus in Taurus: Keywords: possessive, determined, jealous, materially secure, practical in love. The comfortable and beneficent position of Venus in its own sign of Taurus brings out the attributes that align the planet with the great agrarian fertility Goddess. According to Sumerian legend, it was only when Inanna derived sexual pleasure and loyalty from Dumuzi, the Vegetable Lord, that she was capable of watering the earth - thereby providing a surplus of grain from which the Sumerians could profit and prosper. This fortuitous position supplies the talents, skills and 'lucky' circumstances necessary to attain the prosperity and respect by which these individuals gauge security and self-worth. Like the Sumerian Inanna, Plato's Aphrodite Pandemos and Titan's luxuriating women, these people do not live in the world of ideas, but utilize their strong Venusian magnetism, sensuality and power to attract people who will provide the lifestyle they require.

Just as the egocentricity of Venus in Aries prevents individuals from maintaining harmonious, co-operative relationships, Venus in Taurus is completely geared towards amassing affluence and assurance from lovers, friends and colleagues. Due to an obsession with material security and maintaining control over their own lives, individuals with Venus in Taurus guard their assets and, like Inanna, can be as possessive, jealous and wrathful as they are generous, should they sense that they've been neglected or betrayed. Just as Venus in Aries people are inspired by constant change, Venus in Taurus individuals are pragmatic rather than romantic. They can only begin to express themselves lovingly and creatively in an environment that provides economic security and the certainty of partners, friends and family. Given the devotion and trust they demand, these people are, in return, generous, loving and dependable friends, colleagues, spouses and parents.

If Venus is positively aspected, their fruitfulness, sensuality, practicality and perseverance are qualities to which they aspire; and, as a result, they are innately drawn to relationships that will provide them with a secure environment in which these attributes can flourish. Their monetary acumen and foresight allow them to manage their finances successfully and attain the level of prosperity that provides costly, beautiful possessions, a luxurious lifestyle, and, most importantly, autonomy. If this goal cannot effectively be reached, they will use every wile at their disposal to attract a partner who can guarantee success and its accompanying comforts.

If Venus is poorly aspected, however, they may doubt their own appearance, earning capacity, and / or creative abilities. Operating from a position of insecurity, they may alternately exhibit obstinacy, indulgence, jealousy and bossiness resulting from an inordinate need for control.

Because this placement emphasizes the quintessential Taurean Venus, it is obviously one of the most sensual positions in the zodiac as well as the most stubborn, controlling and inflexible. Obsessed with beauty and economic security, they are methodical, patient and persevering in pursuit of a romantic or business partner with whom they can share their financial or creative goals, and, as a result, afford themselves the lifestyle they so desire. Due to their steadfastness and intensity, these people have the potential to summon all their resources to reach their objective - whether it is the attainment of prosperity, commitment to a loved one, or the fulfillment of their creative dreams.

Just as Venus in Aries associates love with passion and independence, Venus in Taurus links partnership with sensual enjoyment and financial security, commonly appearing in the charts of those who marry established - sometimes older - partners. Charming, sensual, sophisticated and attractive, Venus in Taurus also appears in the charts of people who make excellent escorts or are used as ornaments to aid their partners in their business dealings.

Eating disorders - the dark and vulnerable side of this placement - are one of many possible indulgences that beset individuals with an afflicted Venus in Taurus.

Venus in Taurus: With this placement, the individual is learning the lessons of devotion, loyalty and richness of meaning as he seeks the enduring value of physical possessions and the comfort, pleasure and security of lasting love.

He has a warm, affectionate nature, sensitive to all the beauty that life has to offer. Yet, he is vulnerable because of his sense of innocence to the deceits, guiles and disguises of others.

Venus is in its negative rulership here. It promises the individual all of the natural beauty and pleasure of the planet's finer essence, while at the same time testing his morality, his human weaknesses and his sense of values. Eventually, he must realize the essence of life's inner substance, the inner truth which has the strength to endure. To do this, however, he will learn many lessons from the signs Libra and Sagittarius (both of which form inconjuncts to his Venus).

From Libra, he develops a sense of perspective, balance and lightness which helps him to deal with his over-possessive tendencies. He must learn not to stubbornly clutch at things, collecting more than he needs, or staying in relationships longer than their meaning is valuable. From this sign, he learns to see himself as part of the 'forces that be'. This helps him to become more objectively sensitive to the needs and feelings of others while creating an awakening sense of co-operative harmony which raises him above these negative traits as he learns to give and share the love he feels.

From the sign, Sagittarius, he must learn how to open his consciousness to nature, expand his horizons and see the broad perspective of life through a larger context. When he does this, his natural feelings begin to spread outward into a divine harmony with his environment, the society he lives in and the collective goodness of humanity.

When the Venus Yod is balanced through Libra and Sagittarius, the fair justness of life is weighed and brought to truth, so that the individual, rather than using himself up in wasteful overindulgence, or closing himself in through over possessiveness, learns to experience life in the perspective of open fullness which is the very essence of love's substance.

The sensitivities are refined through Libra, while the higher mind is enlightened through Sagittarius. When this occurs, the individual begins to experience the true value of the Venus in Taurus placement. His natural affinity for music and the arts, his sense of constructive and creative output, and his feelings for life become connected to the larger whole. From this, he learns about graciousness, appreciation, gratitude, and the true value of possessions as they symbolize his harmony with the universe.

Many with this placement experience a period in life when they are deprived or separated from the things or people they cherish the most. It is during this time that they learn their greatest lessons. The possessive holding onto things, money and people becomes changed (through Libra) into an acceptance not only of the needs of others, but also of life's circumstances, while through Sagittarius, the individual reaches for nature and natural law to provide his answers.

When this occurs, the individual is usually reunited with the past. Yet, his outlook is changed, for he has learned to differentiate between the small, closed sense of possessiveness he originally sought and the expansive eternity of love (Sagittarius-Libra sextile) which has taught him that if he holds on much more lightly and easily to the things and people he treasures, their meaning and value to him will be more enduring.

As these lessons are learned, the real beauty of the Venus in Taurus placement begins to unfold. The individual realizes that only through an honest and optimistic sense of faith in natural increase (Sagittarius) along with a balanced sense of perspective and fairness to himself and others (Libra) does the true value of all he is seeking in life begin to manifest.

His own very special Gift of Love comes from the ways in which his natural affinity for beauty is refined by his awareness of the spiritual needs of others. From this, he begins to loosen his stoic possessiveness, and instead starts to experience the true quality of love through a sense of appreciation and gratitude for the beauty in people, music, the arts, the aesthetics, and the tender caring he feels for the goodness of all earthly things.

Venus in Taurus: Taureans feel instinctively that nature will supply their needs if sufficient use can be made of the goods which have already been provided. Even when strictly budget-bound, they can generate a psychological sense of abundance which magnetically attracts the sustenance required. One such individual practiced the art of prosperity by blessing all the money passing through his hands. By this means, he sought to balance his account with the powers-that-be by offering the gift of gratitude in return for favors bestowed.

People with the Venus-Taurus combination are usually natural and spontaneous in their mode of living, even when they have a background of wealth. They replenish themselves by staying close to the good earth, whether by farming, camping, hiking, or beautifying their homes and grounds. Often they keep pets, raise flowers, and like to eat outdoors.

Both Venus and Taurus are associated with money and art. While people with these influences prominent in their natal charts may struggle for financial security and success, they are also likely to seek personal fulfillment through artistic endeavors. They crave the satisfaction of contributing something to the world which enriches their environment as well as the gratification of consuming that which has already been given.

Venus in Taurus: Venus is the ruler of Taurus, and is powerful in an earthy sense in this sign. Physical and sensual responses to emotions and feelings are strongly accentuated. Demonstrative and affectionate as well as passionate and extremely possessive. Material possessions are important because Taurus is the sign that brings everything into focus on the material plane. Emotions color the life. Fond of comfort. Can have a pleasing voice. Strong domesticity. Good disposition if not heavily afflicted. Very stubborn in a quiet and unassuming way. Loyal in friendships and in love if jealousy and resentment do not enter in.

Venus in Taurus: This could mean a love of - and need for - possessions, financial stability, and/ or physical comfort in a relationship. Certainly you need a steady income, so a seasonal worker, a struggling artist, or a mate who refuses to contribute to material well-being probably isn't going to lead to happiness ever after. On the other hand, you need - and expect - a lot of tender loving care, so a mate / lover who's totally caught up in career and money isn't a good bet either. You need someone you can admire, someone you see as strong, stable, and a good provider. Provider of what, of course, would depend on your upbringing and values (and possibly your sex if you're over thirty).

Venus in Taurus: As a pre-existing pattern from birth, Venus in Taurus people have learned to deeply internalize themselves in order to understand who they are and what they need in order to have a sense of meaning in their lives. As a result, these individuals are quite introspective and self-possessed. They have learned, in the last analysis, that the only person that they can truly rely on is themselves. Thus, these people are more or less self-reliant and self-sustaining, and can be extremely resourceful and resilient in their ability to sustain themselves, even in the face of overwhelming problems or circumstances.

These people have learned to limit what they value relative to what life means to them. Thus, their sense of meaning, of what life means, determines what they value. Consequently, they can have a limited value system that is more or less fixed and static ¬one that works for them. In terms of relating to other people, these individuals tend to evaluate and hear others relative to their own value system. If there is no common thread between their value system and another's value system, then these people will generally be unable to relate. In other words, there is an inherent resistance to others whose values are different from their own, whose sense of what life means is at odds with their own. They simply 'tune out' and do not hear what the other is saying. As a result of their intrinsic resistance to embracing other values, ideas, knowledge, or other forms of reality, these people tend to evolve or grow very slowly. In social situations as an example, Venus in Taurus people will typically remain silent and self-enclosed unless there is a commonality of values in which they can then relate to someone else. When there is a basis of relating to another through shared values, then the Venus in Taurus person can appear very warm, engaging, deep, intense, and highly focused, and can have an absorbing quality wherein others can feel drawn into their inner reality, which now appears magnetic and solid.

Whatever the Venus in Taurus person values, including other people to whom they have given meaning and value, they will want to maintain and possess. It is very difficult for these people to give up or let go of anything that holds meaning and value to them, because that correlates to their sense of purpose for living. In intimate relationships, as a result, Venus in Taurus people can be highly possessive of their partners, and attempt to limit what their partners do because of their fear of losing them. Because of this, they can be quite controlling in covert and overt ways, the sense of ownership or possession of that which they value generating an emotional psychology of jealousy. Unless other astrological factors are indicated, this way of controlling or limiting their partners' activities manifests as psychological withdrawal and inner isolation from the partner. Vibrating inwardly in this way, Venus in Taurus people can also attract others who are very possessive of them, and who can also feel very threatened when they manifest any interest in other people. They can attract others who attempt to limit their own development, others who unconsciously expect them to be vicarious extensions of their own reality, to have no real life of their own, to simply be a prize possession like a trophy on the wall.

Interestingly enough, when the Venus in Taurus people have projected value and meaning on such a partner, they will allow themselves to be limited in this way even if it means limiting their own development. This means that the Venus in Taurus person has projected too much meaning and value into such a partner, because of their need for stability in life at all costs. Over time, when this occurs, the Venus in Taurus person will create a progressive build-up of resentment towards the partner, which can lead into very explosive confrontations. Conversely, if the Venus in Taurus person attempts to break free from the limits of a controlling and possessive partner, then that partner can manifest very explosive behavior, motivated by jealousy and the fear of losing the person.

Venus in Taurus people will also have a very strong sexual instinct or nature. This is because part of the human survival instinct in all forms of life, including human, is to procreate the species.

Consequently, their sexual needs and desires are constant. Sexual energy, and the expression of it, correlates in a very strong way to their sense of the meaning and relatedness of life itself. They have a strong, magnetic, earthy sexual energy that reflects a strong integration into their physical bodies. Whereas Venus in Aries desires strong, passionate, and relatively quick sexual expression, Venus in Taurus desires long, sustained, intense and permeating sexual expression. This way serves to 'ground' them, and serves as a way of releasing their cyclic build-up of internalized emotional and psychological energy. Sexuality will symbolize a great deal of meaning to them; and they find themselves thinking about sex a great deal of the time. It is very important for Venus in Taurus people to have a strong, positive, and ongoing sex life. When they do not, then their overall reality will seem negative and stagnated. Their psychology will be inwardly compressed and withdrawn; and their life force will be weak and heavy.

When this occurs, the Venus in Taurus person is forced to remember, or must come to understand, that the primary intention of Taurus is one of self-reliance and self sustainment. As a result of this intention, the Venus in Taurus people can create periods of cycles in their lives in which their sexual needs are not met, if those needs have become too dependent on another person. When this occurs, either the person that they are with appears to lose sexual interest in them, or there is no-one in their life at certain times that they desire to be sexual with. In either case, the intention is for the Venus in Taurus people to take matters into their own hands, so to speak - to sustain themselves sexually through masturbation.

Many individuals with Venus in Taurus have a strong masturbatory instinct that manifest even when they are in a relationship with another. Sometimes this can create confusion for such individuals, because of the fact that they are in a relationship with someone, yet still desire this form of sexual expression. The reason that this can occur, again, is because the primary intention in this symbolism is self-empowerment and self sustainment. For others, this instinctual need can create confrontations with their partners when those patterns feel threatened by this need. The partner can feel insecure and inadequate, especially when the Venus in Taurus person 'isolates' him- / herself from the relationship in order to fulfill this need. Conversely, the Venus in Taurus person can attract partners who desire to masturbate even though they are in a relationship with him / her. The Venus in Taurus person can now feel threatened, inadequate, and so on. This condition will occur to the Venus in Taurus people for one of two reasons. Either they have become too possessive of or too dependent on the partner, or they have attracted a partner who is also learning the Taurus lesson of self-empowerment which dictates this need. Because of this, many people with this symbol have learned to incorporate sexual self-stimulation within their sexual dynamics with another person. For some with Venus in Taurus, masturbation has become an art form in which they have learned to create highly erotic rituals that involve various kinds of sexual symbols and 'tools' that serve the intention of self-sustainment and self-empowerment. For some, depending on their evolutionary condition, this means that they have learned to use themselves as their own vehicle or symbol of metamorphic transformation. Some with Venus in Taurus will attract partners who will encourage them to learn to do this, partners who try to teach them about the power that exists within them.

Their sexual values and orientation are primary and basic. There is not too much of a desire or need to 'experiment'. The Venus in Taurus people will desire to sexually possess or own their partners; and they can attract partners who want to sexually possess and own them. Because there is such a high value given to sexuality, if they are with a partner who does not honor their need for monogamy, who has sex with someone else behind their backs, then their inner relatedness will suffer. They will feel insecure and unworthy, create a negative self-esteem, become withdrawn, and compare themselves to whatever qualities or traits their partner has been attracted to in the 'other person'. Even though the Venus in Taurus people inherently desire monogamy, they can involve themselves in an 'affair' when their partners are not monogamous with them. The motivation is one of vindictiveness, and also to rebuild a positive self-image through making themselves desirable to someone else.

In evolutionary terms, the Venus in Taurus person desires to stabilize him- or herself. To do so, these people have necessarily had to narrow their focus to that which is specific to their own life purpose, and that which supports that purpose. Any other aspect of life in general that is not relevant to that purpose is 'tuned out'. This creates a 'frog in the well' effect - the frog can only see the segment of the sky that is observable from the bottom of the well. The frog is stable at the bottom of its well. It can control and feel secure within that well. Accordingly, there is a compressed internalization leading to a highly subjective reality that defines a pre-existing pattern of inner and outer relatedness. This creates a block to growing, learning, and evolving beyond the parameters of the well. In a relationship, this can create a polarized state between the two people. For a positive evolution to proceed, the Venus in Taurus person must embrace its polarity: Scorpio.

Essentially, this means that they must learn how to listen to other people in such a way as to objectively identify what motivates other people, and learn how other people are psychologically constructed. In this way, they will learn how to evaluate others objectively, which will, in turn, allow them to evaluate their own inner / outer reality in an objective way. In order to do this, the Venus in Taurus person must learn to open up to the totality of reality that lies beyond the parameters of their own 'frog in the well' reality. They will then remove the bottleneck of their own inwardly compressed reality, one that generates a fixity of subjective perception and interpretation of their own and others' behaviors, motivations, intentions, and what life means in general. by learning how to listen to others objectively, to hear what others need and desire, and to support their development, they will attract others who do this for them, and who do not want to possess, control, or limit their own development.

Venus in Taurus: Keynote: Beauty is sustained by bountiful resources. Symbol: The goddess of nature clothes the land with springtime green.

Venus in Taurus, which it rules, is like a woman who owns her own home and has the means and taste to furnish it sumptuously. The goddess of beauty if felicitously domiciled in this sign, whose material resources supply the wherewithal for her to make the most of her natural endowments. A basic affinity between the planet of attraction and the sign of possessions generally proves fortunate in matters relating to love and security.

People with Venus in Taurus are inclined to marry for money, since they find it so much easier to be affectionate in a comfortable environment. They have an instinct for art, and enjoy good companionship and the leisurely pursuit of pleasure. They blossom when they have the wealth to live luxuriously but, even when not richly endowed, they have an amiable manner which spreads warmth and cheer wherever they go. They revel in being materially generous, but are quite capable of giving comfort to others merely by being sympathetic and encouraging.

Despite its earthiness, Venus is less utilitarian in Taurus than in some other locations such as Virgo, Scorpio, or Capricorn. The combination of planet and sign imparts the desire to create pleasing effects in fresh, wholesome, and enjoyable ways. Such people may be connoisseurs, but they are seldom dilettantes, and will work assiduously to cultivate their own gardens, both literally and figuratively. They want to enjoy the best of everything, and feel that it is their natural right to do so.

Venus in Taurus: Your needs in love are largely determined by the pleasing of your senses. The first of the earth signs, Taurus is very physical. You are sensually inclined--not sensation-oriented like Aries, but rather keenly tuned in to the world of the physical five senses. (The sixth sense belongs to the Water signs!) To understand the Venusian Taurus nature, it is helpful to think of three "S" words that Taurus values: sensuality, stability, and satisfaction.

You are somewhat conventional in matters of the heart, with a strong sense of commitment and purpose. You are not romantic in a frilly or dreamy way, yet you certainly have the sense of the romantic when it comes to honoring others and surrounding partnerships in simple luxuries. You are practical, and relationships are taken seriously. This does not necessarily mean that you are incapable of having one-night-stands or the like, but a partnership means a lot to you and you don't take your responsibilities lightly. You have a strong, constant love nature, and you offer loved ones much comfort in your stability. You seek out security through partnership. You tend to hold on to partnerships, and you place basic security needs over emotional or spiritual needs. As a result, others may see you as a rock, or they can easily get frustrated that you overlook the nuances of the relationship, depending on the audience.

Your tastes are well-developed, and you prefer to surround yourself with things that feel luxurious and comfortable, yet simple. Your taste in home decor reflects your own love nature! Satisfaction is important to you, and your lover's physical presence is demanded. Unless Venus is strongly aspected to Neptune, for example, you are very much concerned with all that is physical, often completely ignoring the spiritual needs of your partner and relationship. You are persevering and you are not afraid to wait if you know you are likely to get your prize! Changes make you unsettled, and you react to any sudden changes in the course of your relationship by digging in your heels.

See also: Venus in Taurus;

Venus in Taurus, Sun in Pisces: If the Sun sign is Pisces, Venus here adds stability, and is a good counter to Piscean elusiveness. The emotions are steady and tempered with common sense and fiscal ability. A practical approach to both love and financial matters is often present, and the placing will add to the creative flair of Pisces, helping to give it concrete form. As a friend, the subject is more reliable than most Sun sign Pisceans, but an element of possessiveness may emerge within relationships.

Venus in Taurus and Sun in Pisces: James Taylor

Venus in Taurus, Sun in Aries: If the Sun sign is Aries, this placing will increase the affection and add seething passion. The subject approaches love affairs with surprising caution, but must realize that selfishness and possessiveness can cause more damage than might be imagined. Enthusiasm and prudence should be combined to get the best of this placing, both emotionally and materially. Here is an excellent friend who is good company, with an infectious enjoyment of life. Financial enterprise is combined with care.

Venus in Taurus and Sun in Aries: Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Nisargadatta, Joseph Ratzinger, Wilhelm Reich, Alicia, Ivy, Jason, Mark, Nirvesh. Olof

Venus in Taurus Sun in Taurus: If the Sun sign is Taurus, the Taurean characteristics are very prominent and could outweigh the power of the Ascendant. Love and the attitude towards money and its making are as described for Venus in Taurus generally above, with all Sun sign characteristics complementing, enhancing or exaggerating those of Venus in Taurus. The metabolism could be slow, and Taurean ailments may be present. The weight should be strictly controlled by restricting the intake of rich food. Financial and emotional security are of vital importance.

Venus in Taurus and Sun in Taurus: Salvadore Dali, Adolf Hitler, Karl Marx, Willie Nelson, Bertrand Russell, Mark Zuckerberg, Arine, Flossie

Venus in Taurus, Sun in Gemini: If the Sun sign is Gemini, Venus in Taurus increases the Gemini emotional level, but can cause problems, since the individual must learn to express his or her emotions and not over-rationalize them. The subject will try very hard to counter any possessiveness. Here is a lively, talkative friend who will enjoy organizing events. A liking for luxury will prove expensive. Quick Gemini wit will complement the Taurean business ability.

Venus in Taurus and Sun in Gemini: Johnny Depp, Henry Kissinger, Paul McCartney, David Rockefeller, Brian Wilson, Jack, Molly, SFor, TonyC

Venus in Taurus, Sun in Cancer: If the Sun sign is Cancer, there is marvelous potential for being a caring, sensitive and extremely sensual lover. However, the Cancerian tendency to cherish and protect, combined with a Taurean leaning toward possessiveness, can create highly claustrophobic conditions within a relationship and have an adverse effect on family life. This is a friend who is faithful but easily offended. Business potential is superb, with Cancerian shrewdness adding to Venusian flair.

Venus in Taurus and Sun in Cancer: Princess Diana, Carl Lewis, Marie, Michael

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Aries: TonyC

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Taurus: Charlie Chaplin, Salvadore Dali, Adolf Hitler, David Rockefeller, Bertrand Russell, Flossie, SFor

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Gemini: Henry Kissinger, Joseph Ratzinger, Jason, Molly

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Cancer: Karl Marx, Nisargadatta, Wilhelm Reich, Arine

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Leo: Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Marie

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Virgo: Johnny Depp, Princess Diana, Carl Lewis, Willie Nelson

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Libra:

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Scorpio: Mark Zuckerberg, Jack

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Sagittarius: Warren Beatty, Alicia, Ivy

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Capricorn: Marlon Brando, Olof

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Aquarius: Nirvesh

Venus in Taurus and Mars in Pisces:

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Aries: While you are more than capable of taking things slow, your partner craves instant gratification in love. You can benefit each other by balancing each other out, as you have markedly different styles and needs in love. You see in your partner what you lack, and vice versa. However, both of you are rather me-centered in your approach to love and this can be a difficult combination as a result. Stubbornness and clashes of will are more than likely to pepper your relationship over time. Because your partner gets off on excitement and challenge, he or she might find you a tad slow, or even dull, in your approach to romance. You are very focused on sensual pleasures and comforts, while your lover's style is more utilitarian. You are a peace lover (although you won't shrink from any argument), and you look for harmony in your environment, but "harmony" looks rather monotonous in your partner's eyes. This is a very passionate pairing, and your partner, at least on the surface of things, is likely to be the leader or aggressor in this relationship. Still, however receptive you are, you are nonetheless a force to be reckoned with in your own right! You are strong, and it can be very difficult to nudge you out of your chosen position or stance. Although side-by-side signs are very dissimilar, the fact that we are matching yin with yang (or + with -) adds some wonderful attraction and sexual excitement to the mix. This is a powerful liaison, and although it can be challenging to get things right, you are not afraid of, and your partner actually enjoys, a challenge!

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner who also has Venus in Taurus: Your similarities in terms of needs and styles in love can be both pleasing and difficult. Both of you are earthy, sensual lovers. Love for you both is a tangible, sensual experience, and neither of you takes relationships lightly. Safety and comfort are important in your love relationships, and your partner feels the same way. You will more than likely agree about what to spend your money on, if you share finances, and how to decorate your home, if you share space. Because you are alike in matters of the heart, however, there can be some difficulties with clashes of will and stubbornness. Both of you are rather passive, although magnetic, so it may be a little difficult to get things off the ground. Certainly, if things do get off the ground, the relationship has a powerful chance to last. There may be a tendency to inactivity when you are together, simply because each of you is rather self-satisfied and content. Watch that the relationship doesn't get itself into a rut, and that communication is kept alive. Nevertheless, your shared commitment, tastes, and needs can help cement a relationship that is rewarding to you both.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Gemini: Your Venus signs are side-by-side, meaning you both approach love relationships very differently. This combination can generate much intrigue and fascination. In fact, side-by-side signs tend to turn up more frequently in love relationships than those that are traditionally considered compatible. Perhaps it's because we tend to be attracted to challenges. If your differences are not accepted and appreciated by each other, however, over time they can cause many disagreements! You are a steady person in love, very sensual but quite practical as well, taking commitment quite seriously. Your partner tends to live in the moment when it comes to love, and is an expert at infusing relationships with playfulness and a lively spirit. Although you find each other intriguing, the problems start when you recognize that your values are at odds. Your partner values verbal exchanges, while you value stability and security. Your lover shows his or her love by playfulness, teasing, and interest. You, on the other hand, are less concerned about variety and fun than you are with having a partnership that can be depended upon. A touch means more than words to you, and both constancy and physical presence do as well. Your partner might complain that you take what he/she says seriously, and wants to hold him or her to it. Your partner's moods and wants change at a moment's notice, and he or she doesn't like being pinned down. When you are in need of regeneration, you tend to turn to physical and natural pleasures, often in solitude. When your lover is distressed or out of whack, he or she wants to be able to talk it through. He or she enjoys new experiences and environments, while you are not as quick to embrace change. This is a partnership that has much potential if both of you are willing to learn from each other, mainly because each of you expresses qualities that the other lacks. If either or both of you are stuck in your ways or self-righteous, this will be a rocky partnership! However, when your partner is unsure, he or she can find great strength in you; and you can certainly enjoy your partner's wit and social ease—he or she is wonderful company.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Cancer: You instantly sense a seriousness and warmth in your partner that you are drawn to. The dependability your partner senses in your style appeals to him or her as well. You are a person your partner can truly feel safe and comfortable with, and that is important for him or her. You will appreciate your partner's warmth, as much of it is tangible. Although your partner tends to be the more emotional of the two, you can help your partner to feel more secure than most people. Security is most important to both of you! The risk here will be that the relationship becomes too patterned, and too predictable. You don't readily respond to indirect expressions of feeling, and your partner is certainly an intuitive person. Your Venus in Cancer partner sometimes needs to be pushed and prodded in order to open up, and because that does not come naturally to you, communication can suffer as a result. You will likely agree about issues surrounding family and finances. Both of you are committed to creating a comfortable environment and building a solid future. Flexibility, however, can be lacking in this partnership, and your partner might feel you are a little too stubborn for his or her liking. You revel in sensual pleasures, as does your partner, and ultimately you are most satisfied with strong, permanent alliances. This is sure to please your partner! Once your partner has gained your trust and loyalty, you can be like the Rock of Gibraltar—you could be exactly what your partner needs to steady his or her sometimes swirling emotions and to calm and soothe his or her fears. It would be wise to try to understand your partner's occasional moodiness in love. Stubborn and inflexible moments aside, this partnership has great potential for stability and longevity.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Leo: Your partner senses your steadfastness and staying power, admiring your strength and conviction. Both of you value loyalty, and both of you are very capable of giving it to one another. Your partner can be somewhat flirtatious and playful, and you might misinterpret this behavior as disloyalty. You are inclined to be somewhat possessive, but you must understand that your partner is actually quite loyal. He or she simply enjoys attention. Leo and Taurus are both fixed signs, which means each of you tends to hold on to your relationships. This can mean that your relationship will last longer than many, although longevity does not always mean the going is easy! This can be a sexually magnetic combination, with the only potential problem in the bedroom stemming from your stubborn natures. Both of you look for security in your relationships, and your partner senses that you will give him or her just that. In partnerships in which money is shared, how you spend money will frequently be an issue. Your partner might be an impulsive spender, riding on emotional drama ("I absolutely need to buy this"). The melodrama is not limited only to romance, but with money as well! Although you appreciate the finer things in life, just like your partner does, you put more thought into purchases. You have much to offer each other, and mutual respect is likely, with the only serious potential problem a clash of wills, as both of you are strong individuals! Sensuality, commitment, and pleasure are accentuated in your relationship.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Virgo: You and your partner are both Venusian Earth signs, which means you definitely share some common ground. You want to build a workable partnership, and so does your partner! You look for security and safety in love...ditto for your lover. One of the main differences in your temperaments is your partner's willingness to make adjustments. You tend to be a more stubborn soul, possessing staying power, for sure, but not the flexibility that your partner offers any relationship. This issue may be the most difficult of your problems together. Both of you are sensual lovers, appreciating the simple pleasures of sex. Sexually, you are more capable of calming your partner's nervous nature than most lovers, helping to make him or her feel whole and scads more comfortable in his or her own skin. Your partner is sure to appreciate the aura of safety that quite naturally surrounds you. You sense your lover's commitment and integrity in partnership, which is very pleasing indeed! Shared interests and projects are important to your partner in terms of satisfaction derived from partnership, and you always appreciate this work ethic, although you have to watch that your partner doesn't take on too much of the hard work. Although your lover is rather humble in matters of the heart, he or she needs to feel appreciated.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Libra: Both of you have your Venus in Venus-ruled signs! This means you both value peace, harmony, and balance. This common ground can help smooth over an otherwise rather unlikely combination. This is a pairing of rather dissimilar temperaments in other departments. While you take a rather practical and earthy approach to love, your partner inclines to be intellectual about it (your lover thinks and talks a lot about his or her relationship). All too often, Earth signs (including Taurus), interpret the intellectual approach to love typical of Air signs as either lacking in sincerity or disloyalty. Your lover can easily become frustrated with your seeming disinterest in discussing your relationship. You are sure to appreciate the enormous amount of time your partner invests in your relationship, although you may eventually question whether his or her approach is actually getting results. You see, you are far more interested in what works in love—what you see in tangible terms. What "could be", "would be", or "might be" doesn't pull much weight with you. With a natural inclination to see where a relationship needs adjustment, your partner is usually more than willing to compromise—a trait that might be considered a necessity with you, as you are not the most flexible of lovers. Your partner's thirst for interaction may not be easily quenched with your rather self-satisfied attitude. You are more likely to agree on what you spend your money on, and your mutual commitment to making your shared environment comfortable, balanced, and beautiful. Mutual respect and tolerance will be important in order to make this partnership work.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Scorpio: Opposites attract? Very often they do. The interesting thing about opposite astrological signs is that they do share a common theme, helping them to see eye-to-eye from time to time, at least. Both of you are stubborn individuals, rather fixed in your habits and tastes, and essentially intense and loyal in love. Neither of you lets go of partnerships—or each other—easily. Your partner tends to be more intense about his or her attachments than you are, and your overall peacefulness should go a long way to calm the sometimes tumultuous waters of your partner's emotions and needs. Each of you is attracted to the other's strong personality and willingness to commit. Your partner senses in you the ability to "go the distance", and mutual respect is likely the result. This is a sexually intense and magnetic partnership. Who will run the show? Ideally, both of you will, in different ways, but power is important to both of you, and your strong personalities may clash at times. One of the most common differences between Taurus and Scorpio lies in how you approach love relationships. You may find your partner overly complex, while your partner might consider your needs too simple! Your desire is for peace and stability, while your partner thrives on boat-rocking from time to time. Your partner tends to feel threatened when a relationship becomes too predictable, but predictability is your goal! This basic clash is inevitable, and finding a common ground will be essential. This partnership has an exceptional chance of lasting.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Sagittarius: The connection between the two of you may seem a bit odd, due to vastly different styles and needs in love, but understanding and compromise can make it work. Your partner enjoys having fun in love, and is capable of infusing your relationship with heaps of excitement. Excitement in a partnership is not as important to you. In fact, in your book, stability and predictability are attractive qualities of any partnership. Your partner is a risk-taker in love (and finances!), while you tend to play it safe. You dig in your heels and get comfortable, and your partner has his or her sights on bigger things. A tendency to believe that the grass is always greener somewhere else is something that can easily frustrate you, as your needs are quite simple and contentment is your goal. Your possessiveness can create serious problems in this partnership. Your partner is a much happier and giving person when he or she feels free. Enjoy your partner's spirited attitude toward love and partnership. At the same time, it would be wise for your lover to understand your desire for security. Giving your partner the freedom to be himself or herself, and vice versa, will be the key to the success of this relationship.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Capricorn: This is one of the easier combinations because, although you are different enough to sustain each other's interest, you share enough common goals in love to keep tension to a minimum. Both of you share a basic appreciation for sensuality and earthy pleasures, and you will likely agree on how you spend money to boot. Neither of you jump into partnership thoughtlessly, so yours may be a somewhat lengthy courting. On the other hand, you make each other feel so extraordinarily comfortable and safe that you might surprise yourselves and give in to the feelings you have for each other more readily than you would with others. Seeing eye to eye on matters of the heart (and the bank account) can do wonders for any partnership. Your partner is more likely to be the one to take action in your partnership, and he or she may sometimes find you a little too complacent. However, you know that you can rely on one another, and this is something that is important to the both of you.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Aquarius: Both of you are strong individuals with rather fervent ideas of what you want in a partnership, and those ideas clash in many ways! You are somewhat more traditional in your view of partnerships. You value constancy and dependability in your relationships. On the other hand, your partner resists doing things that are tried and true, preferring to forge out a new track rather than traveling along the "beaten track". You want your love life to be uncomplicated, sensual, and comfortable. Your partner knows how to stick with things, as you do, and isn't especially attracted to complications as well. However, he or she doesn't find comfort in a partnership that stays the same and doesn't seem to be going somewhere. Ideally, you'll find a common ground, although it is difficult to predict who is going to budge, as you both can be somewhat stubborn! The only option is to try to learn from each other. Your partner's quirkiness can be fun and even electric. You can remind your partner how wonderful simple pleasures can be. With effort, your partnership can certainly work.

How Venus in Taurus Relates to a Partner with Venus in Pisces: Although you have your differences in the way you express love, this is a fertile and creative combination. You are strong and dependable in relationships—perhaps exactly what your partner needs, at least most of the time! Your lover doesn't always feel strong, simply because he or she is a sensitive soul who can be quite impressionable. A solid and steady partner such as yourself will help ground your lover. He or she is certainly more changeable and flexible when it comes to relationships. You might find that your lover views your dependability as both positive and negative at different times, depending on his or her mood. Sometimes, your lover considers you to be a bit too set in your ways. Other times, he or she will fully appreciate the predictability and simplicity of your needs in partnership. Your partner is likely to take great comfort in knowing that he or she can lean on you when need be. Both of you appreciate art, although your tastes can be quite different. You might sometimes complain that your lover is indecisive or too changeable—moody, perhaps. But if you recognize that his or her tenderness (something that you are sure to value) is an absolute constant, you are sure to "overlook" his or her seemingly inconsistent states of mind. You can complement each other very well.

Venus in Taurus Woman: Your physical environment is important to you. It must be sensual, beautiful, and above all comfortable. You don't go for fanciness - just the natural and simple. Or what's traditional. if you're conservative, and you are, it is for a good cause. You want what is solid and enduring, be it a piece of furniture or a relationship. Your values tend toward the classical. What's new and trendy, the latest fad, just doesn't interest you. Give you what's been proved by time. Touch is your most highly developed sense, and how things feel affects you strongly. You like wonderful textures- silk and velvet, tweeds and leather, and human skin.

The beauties of nature and the pleasures of the table are both parts of life, and they give you much joy. Just give you the basics, thanks. You have common sense and a great need for security, which means you're very well-grounded. You're very protective of your surroundings. The same goes for your relationships.

You like to know for sure what's yours, so you're a committed person. Some say possessive. Once you get into a relationship, you stay. Although you can get really fixated on someone, you don't like to jump into anything too soon. Once you've decided who you want, you are very determined. You will move heaven and earth to get and keep that person.

You can't do without intimacy. You're very loving and caring. Your hugs are the best and you need them returned. You need a solid and dependable man who will be there for you today and all the tomorrows. He has to be affectionate and patient- and sexual. If he has money, so much the better. You don't see anything wrong with marrying a rich man. Money is important in this life, don't kid yourself.

You show your love in thoughtful ways, like remembering birthdays and anniversaries and sending gifts with carefully chosen cards. You celebrate with special food, too. You don't flirt and you know love is a valuable commodity. You're in for the long haul. No one's more there or better able to weather life's ups and downs.

Venus in Taurus Woman: Women with Venus in Taurus tend to hold traditional views of relationships and a 'woman's place' in life. You look at a relationship as an investment, and expect a good return; there's no reason to waste time on a love affair that won't lead to marriage and security. This planetary placement suggests a degree of dependency, and it is quite likely that you want your partner to support you in high style. The career world doesn't beckon to you as it does your Arian or Aquarian sisters. You are concerned with presenting a conventionally feminine image, and probably spend much time and money on your appearance. However, you don't like exercise much (unless your Sun is in Aries), and can be quite lazy. Thus, you may have a problem keeping your weight down, since you probably like to cook and enjoy rich food.

Venus in Taurus Woman: Women born with Venus in Taurus have an artless and ingenuous kind of sex appeal, but they also attract men through a willingness to appreciate masculine qualities. Consequently, they are almost sure to marry.

Venus in Taurus Man: You like a calm, secure and stable life, with enough money to buy comforts. You feel the same way about love relationships. Emotional security is just as important to you as financial security. You like things that can stand the test of time, what's classical - whether it is music or beauty- comfortable, and traditional, such as fine fabrics that last for years.

Actually, you're not very aggressive about lovemaking. You'd rather attract than pursue. But you love to touch and be touched. You enjoy physical contact, and your sense of touch is highly developed. You can be romantic, but you've got a practical nature. For example, you'll bring your lady a bottle of good wine for you to share over dinner and a potted plant instead of cut flowers. You will both enjoy the wine and the plant will last. Flighty women who can't make up their minds about what they want turns you off. You like a wholesome woman with good values, from the right background, one who's built for comfort, not for speed. You're a sucker for rounded beauties (especially curved necks and shoulders), and you don't mind if she's security and money minded. You are artistically inclined and you feel a close kinship with the earth, so your woman appreciates beauty and growing things. A family man by nature, you want to settle down.

Your home is your haven. You want it to be beautiful in a tastefully conservative way, and you want your woman there. You're possessive, you admit it. You have a strong sense of what's yours. Jealousy sometimes rears its head in your relationships, but only if your emotional security is threatened. You are affectionate, giving lots of hugs and kisses. You may not always tell her you love her, but you'll show her. You're always reliable. One can depend on you through thick and thin. You're slow to anger. You like to keep everything on an even keel. You're a lover, not a fighter.

Venus in Taurus Man: Men with this planetary position find the Rubinesque woman most appealing. No model-thin, androgynous females for you - you like your women voluptuous, even plump. Nor do you enjoy partners who are independent or assertive. Your feminine ideal is sweet-tempered, sensual, seductive and passive. If she's also a good cook, all the better.

Venus in Taurus Man: Most men with this combination like and understand women. They make generous providers who take pleasure in sharing the fruits of their labors. The uxorious temperament of the Venus-Taurus male serves as a reminder that, despite his power and potency, the bull is a domesticated animal.

Venus in Taurus: Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Salvadore Dali, Johnny Depp, Princess Diana, Adolf Hitler, Henry Kissinger, Carl Lewis, Karl Marx, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Nisargadatta, Joseph Ratzinger, Wilhelm Reich, David Rockefeller, Bertrand Russell, James Taylor, Brian Wilson, Mark Zuckerberg, Alicia, Arine, Flossie, Ivy, Jack, Jason, Marie, Mark, Michael, Molly, Nirvesh, Olof, SFor, TonyC