Venus in Taurus
On June 4th, Venus enters Taurus. It will remain there until June 28th. Taurus is the home sign of Venus, so the sign of Taurus will be powerful at this time. That means that all of the things signified by Venus, and by the sign of Taurus, can thrive during this period. Venus in Taurus is related to love, affection, pleasure, comfort, affluence, vehicles, luxury, homes, creativity, beauty, and harmony. In other words, Venus in Taurus can support just about everything that makes a person enjoy the material world. During this transit, Jupiter will also be influencing the sign of Taurus. This is generally a good thing. Together, Venus and Jupiter will expand and promote everything signified by Taurus and the house it occupies in your chart.On the other hand, in Hindu mythology, Jupiter was named Brihaspati, the guru of the gods. Venus was Shukra, the guru of the demons. Shukra and Brihaspati were always fighting to control heaven. They represent the struggle between darkness and light, materialism versus spirituality in the world. In opposition to each other, during this transit, we may see some of that polarity played out, as various opposing ideologies and factions throughout the world continue to struggle for dominance.That being said, we are focusing on the more pleasant aspect of this transit here. Taurus is a particularly amorous sign. It is sensual and sexual. During its transit of Taurus, Venus will pass through three nakshatras (lunar constellations). Each of these nakshatras is connected to a seductive myth. As Venus passes through each of these nakshatras, it activates the archetypal energy related to the myth.Venus will pass through Krittika nakshatra from June 4th to June 12th. Krittika is ruled by Agni (deified fire). In mythology, the seven stars of Krittika, (the Pleiades) are depicted as seven wives of seven sages. Agni (fire) became extremely attracted to these seven ladies. He waited until each of the husbands left to do his prayers and then took on the husband's form and attempted to seduce the wife. This strategy worked on six out of the seven wives, but the seventh wife saw through his disguise and rejected him. The six with whom Agni had intercourse, nurtured the semen in a collective womb and later gave birth to Kartikeya, the god of war.From June 12th to June 20th, Venus will pass through Rohini nakshatra. Rohini was the favorite wife of Chandra (the Moon). She was one of twenty-seven daughters of Daksha, who had given them in marriage to Chandra. Rohini was incredibly beautiful, artistic, a great dancer and also quite skilled in the conjugal arts. As a result, the Moon fell totally in love with her and did not pay any attention to his other wives. Naturally, the other wives became very jealous and complained to their father. Daksha told Chandra to treat his wives equally, but Chandra disregarded his advice. Again the twenty-six wives complained to their father, and again Daksha chided Chandra. But Chandra continued to stay only with Rohini. It is said that in those days, the Moon only stayed in one place in the sky (the constellation of Rohini). When his daughters complained to him a third time, Daksha got angry and cursed Chandra that he should get tuberculosis. So Chandra was afflicted by consumption and he constantly waned. Chandra tried to cure himself by doing many yagyas, but they did not help. On earth as well, many living beings also contracted consumption, and even the medicinal plants stopped growing. As all of the people were becoming very thin, the Devas interceded. They asked Daksha to lift his curse. Daksa did this, but only partially. He told Chandra that if he dived into the sea he would be free from consumption for half of every month. Chandra did this and that is the reason that the Moon waxes for half of the time and wanes for half of the time. It is also the reason that the Moon now resides in each nakshatra for an equal amount of time. Venus will transit Mrigashira from June 20th to June 28th. Mrigashira's story is as follows: Brahama (the Creator) had a daughter who was very beautiful, and to whom he was sexually attracted. His daughter sensed his attraction so she took the form of a deer and ran away. Brahma then took the form of a stag and chased her across the heavens. When Indra, king of the gods, found out what was happening, he cut off the head of the stag in order to prevent the incestuous relationship from taking place. The stag's head became the nakshatra of Mrigashira.Venus transits Taurus once a year, somewhere between the spring and early summer period. During this time, the atmosphere is charged with sexual energy and the desire for partnership. It also stimulates creativity, growth, enjoyment and a greater desire to create more material comfort. If you are in a Venus major or sub period, this transit may affect you more powerfully. In any case, we can all enjoy Venus' transit through Taurus.Here's what Venus in Taurus signifies in your own horoscope between June 4th to June 28th. There may be a little surge of self indulgent energy around June 23rd, when Venus is in exact opposition to Jupiter. These results are given based on the sidereal zodiac, which is different from Western Astrology. Remember to read the birth dates carefully, because your Sun sign could be different than the Western Sun Sign. If you happen to know your Lagna (rising sign) Moon sign, and Arudha Lagna sign, then read the results given for those signs as well. (I know this sounds confusing, but you can actually read the results for all four signs, and they will each be relevant in some way.)Vedic Sun SignsApr 14 - May 14 (Aries) This may be a good period for finances. You might also spend money for pleasure, comfort or enjoyment at this time. This period may also give you the inclination to eat better quality, or more delicious food, possibly enjoying nice restaurants occasionally during the month. May 15 - Jun 14 (Taurus). This is a good time for health and general well being. You may feel more confident and charismatic. You will express more charm and warmth, so friendships and relationships will go well. This is also a good time for creative endeavors. Jun 15 - Jul 15 (Gemini) This is a great time to take a trip. It also favors meditation, reflection and the introspective process, so it produces more inner peace. This would be a good time to go on a pleasure trip, yoga retreat, or to a health spa. Jul 16 - Aug 16 (Cancer) This period is good for socializing. You may enjoy your friends, group events, and association with other people generally. This period may be good for finances. The period not only suggests the capacity to finish projects, but also to get what you desire.Aug 17 - Sep 16 (Leo) During this period, your career, vocation, or avocation may be supported. Your ambitious pursuits will go smoothly. This is a great time for starting or furthering creative projects. Your relationship with coworkers or your boss will be friendly and enjoyable.Sep 17 - Oct 16 (Virgo) This transit favors long distance travel, especially pleasure travel. The period may produce financial gains. It is also good for your relationship with teachers and advisors.Oct 17 - Nov 15 (Libra) During this period, you may have profits from outside sources such as clients, loans, business, or partnership. This is a good time for therapies of different kinds, especially those which are expensive, luxurious, or pleasant. Nov 16 - Dec 15 (Scorpio) Venus will be transiting your house of relationship and marriage, so the period may improve your love life. If you are not in a relationship, this period could improve your prospects. This is a good time for traveling with a partner. It also favors business partnerships, contracts, and business in general.Dec 16 - Jan 13 (Sagittarius) During this transit, you may put some positive energy into your health, or you might just notice that your health improves. The period is also good for your employment situation.Jan 14 - Feb 12 (Capricorn). Venus is transiting your house of love, affection and romance, so you may find your mood improving. This period may also be good for any creative pursuits and entertainment activities. Feb 13 - Mar 13 (Aquarius) During this period, you may feel like beautifying your home. Venus' transit also favors peace of mind and happiness. This would be a good time for purchasing beautiful things for your home, or even to buy a car. It also promotes your career. Mar 14 - Apr 13 (Pisces) This transit favors communication. You may find that your interaction with other people is friendly and enjoyable. If you have a younger sibling, this period may produce positive events for the sibling or for your relationship with that sibling.
Also in Astrological Events