Venus, Goddess of Love and Beauty, balance and bounty, pleasure and pleasantries is the ruling planet of Taurus. Taurean beauty is earthy, natural and sensual. Wildflowers strewn across hillsides in a burst of color, tender buds on trees, the smell of home cooking, a leisurely massage with fragrant oils, beautiful music to lift the spirit and soothe the soul speak to the very heart of Venus and Taurus.
Venus in the time of Taurus reminds us to pay attention to that which feels good, to pay attention to those things and people that matter to us, to honor and respect ourselves. That which we value we appreciate. As we express our appreciation we open to receiving again, on a new level.
During this time of the Goddess, we may be more aware of the delightful pleasure that our human nature is designed to receive. Our senses invite us to feel, smell, and taste our life; to go out of our mind (stop thinking so much) and into our body (to access a deeper receptivity and wisdom) and experience the sensuality of a silk dress floating gracefully around our legs as we walk or the heady scent of a bright yellow freesia wafting on the breeze or the fluttery, joyful anticipation of reuniting with a dear one at the airport.
Venus enhances our lives in countless ways we may not realize until we slow down enough to be present in our own skin and enjoy the bounty of blessings that always await our notice. It is in this gentle noticing that our lives are enriched.
In what ways might you bring more of the Goddess into your experience? As you begin to appreciate Her gracious generous offerings the pleasure will be all yours.