Copyright Zen☆Ren 2020 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Mar 4 – Apr 3, 2020
Venus is a lavish, materialistic goddess in her bull pen. Venus is ruler of Taurus, as it were, so she is “at home” in this earthen constellation. Indulgence, Venus and Taurus are all synonymous. Earth energy sits honey-dappled, sweet and heavy, juicy ripe. Sensual earth sign Taurus lives in the body’s warm weight, wrapped in blankets; full bellies; passionate melodies; rich food; hot mugs of tea on cold nights; art, and all things savory, luscious, and aromatic. The bull is deeply familiar, representing basic human needs like touch, home, comfort, food and raw materials.
As a Taurus, I can attest that dealing with lust and desire for material comforts is a constant struggle. We are stingy, lazy, possessive, and yes – stubborn as hell. We languor in self-satisfaction and complacency. But we are also sincere and straightforward, averse to superficiality, and unabashedly ourselves. Our karma is learning not to waste so much time and energy in the material world, fretting about what we do or do not have.
I acknowledge the privilege I have as a white person and as a white woman. I strive to be a more fearless ally and advocate. The verb to have is so loaded. I know what it means to have; I don’t know the pain of real scarcity. Anyway, feel free to call me out, everyone. I’m here to learn! I welcome opportunities to practice receiving criticism. Good for my ego.
Mercury Retrograde will still be happening at the beginning of this transit, but it comes to an end on Mar 9 – yay! The day before (Mar 8) looks really exciting. Early that morning, the Sun in Pisces will be conjunct Neptune, ruler of Pisces. Conjunctions like these bring people together in a powerful way. Perhaps this means blissful lovemaking with your partner, or meaningful/playful communion with friends from school or work. Some kind of creative act draws us closer so that we can learn more about one another.
That afternoon, Venus will then be conjunct Uranus in Taurus. This signals a pivotal social event. Uranian influence is eccentric and unorthodox. The new people with whom we come into contact will be charismatic, with strong personalities – and very likely foreign. We will be introduced to new spiritual concepts through this person. We will be feeling remarkably tolerant and open-minded, so it will be crazy easy to release old beliefs and ways of living for the highest good. Expect a very dynamic day. Get out of your comfort zone and do something unusual! During this conjunction last year, I found myself at a workshop in Iceland with Wim Hof, the Dutch “ice man” – it was an incredible, life-changing experience. I conquered my fear of cold water and learned some amazing meditation techniques!
Spring Equinox on Mar 19 – YAY!!!! This would be a great day to practice both Aries Yoga and Taurus Yoga. Another insanely awesome transition: Saturn moves into Aquarius on Mar 21 for the next 3-year cycle! My Saturn Return is beginning, whaaaaaaaaat!
On Mar 27, Venus will be conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn. This can be a really strange influence, actually. It has a social yet highly restless flavor. Jupiter’s fire loosens the tongue a little too much – some things are better left unsaid. To the best of our ability, we should not take transgressions personally.
One day later on Mar 28, Venus trines Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. When working together, Venus and Pluto gift us with exceptional passion and a deep feeling of accomplishment. With this aspect, we gravitate towards all that is transformative and meaningful. This is a very sweet, sensual influence; a good date night. Also a great night to develop intimacy with classmates or coworkers by socializing in places where people feel more comfortable and liberated. Prepare for cathartic conversation. We will be able to truly feel what others are feeling and help them recognize their own worth and value. This trine reminds us that love and responsibility are inseparable – love of work, love of learning, and love of those who work beside us.
While Venus is in Taurus, she is an evening star. Look for her at sunset in the west. Listen to “Venus, Bringer of Peace” from Gustav Holt’s planetary suite. If you were born with Venus in Taurus, this is your Venus Return! To find your personal Venus sign, click here.
Affirmation: I have everything I need