In Vedic astrology or Jyotish, each sign of the zodiac is ruled by a planet. Just like humans, planets are comfortable in their own space. Venus owns the signs of Taurus and Libra. Venus returned home to Taurus on June 3, 2019. Venus is the planet of love, beauty, the arts, sensuality, passion, romance, and luxury. Venus in Taurus brings some stability to the otherwise tumultuous current events.
GOOD NEWS ABOUT VENUS IN TAURUS
A positive aspect of Venus in Taurus is that it is not influenced by the turbulence happening with the planetary placements of Saturn, Mars, Rahu, and Ketu. I have written about these on my Facebook page.
Venus is currently keeping company with the Sun for two weeks. More importantly, it is currently bene aspected or influenced by Jupiter in Scorpio. Jupiter and Venus both play the role of advisors in Vedic astrology. They are the only planets that are considered pure “natural benefics”. Benefics can bring out desirable experiences. With both Jupiter and Venus being strong, it can be an ideal time to seek wise counsel or to take on the role of an advisor.
SIGNIFICATIONS OF TAURUS
Taurus is the second sign of the natural zodiac and a fixed sign (disliking change and constant activity). It’s a money house and signifies accumulated money, i.e. your savings and investments, not money from your career. Taurus also signifies clothing, jewelry, small objects, speech, and ingested items. Venus loves all that is beautiful and sensuous, so it is particularly attracted to buying the finest silks and striking jewelry made from precious metals and gemstones, artwork, new home décor, the latest handbag or briefcase, top-of-the line cosmetic and perfume, etc. Be careful not to excessively treat yourself to rich, caloric or unhealthy foods. The craving to try a new daily desert can easily manifest with Venus in Taurus.
SIGNIFICATIONS OF VENUS
Additionally, Venus represents the romantic partner. Those with a Taurus or Scorpio ascendant in Vedic astrology may find their love lives enlivened while we have Venus in Taurus. This period can bring in new romances, or the return of an old flame. Since Taurus also represents the extended family, there may be issues regarding finances with your spouse, siblings, parents, kids, etc.
Venus is associated with the day Friday in Vedic astrology. It is known as Shukra in Sanskrit. In Ayurveda, shukra dhatu is one of the seven tissue systems in the body and relates to the reproductive organs. As Ayurveda and Jyotish are sister sciences, we can look at Venus’s placement in a birth chart to determine the strength of the reproductive system.
Lakshmi (phonetcially Luck-shmee) is the Vedic deity associated with Venus. She brings prosperity, grace, beauty and elegance into our lives. She is the consort of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe.
So you may wish to chant a Lakshmi mantra to propitiate Venus on Fridays. Additionally, you may want to chant a mantra for Venus itself (Shukra graha). You can also worship Venus by offering flowers and sweets to a photo or statue of Lakshmi. We will have Venus in Taurus until June 29, 2019. Then, Venus joins Sun and Rahu in Gemini, where it becomes a lot more volatile.
If you are in a Venus dasha or bhukti, or a a Taurus ascendant in Vedic astrology, you will most feel the Venusian energy that Venus in Taurus brings.
For further information on this transit of Venus in Taurus, please schedule a Vedic astrology reading.