“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful” – Zoe Kravitz
Effective Dates: April 1st- 25th, 2018
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Venus in Taurus– Thank the fucking gods, Venus is out of Aries. I know it’s my natal placement, but being filled to the brim with a mad lust and frustration at the slow pace of how new relationships fail to take off and immediately lead to marriage isn’t exactly my idea of a good time. Thankfully, we have a new sign for the Goddess of Romance, Relationships, and Affairs to ruin- Her home sign of Taurus!
Now, on her trip through Aries, we learned how to stand up for ourselves, declare independence from toxic, manipulative love (its a process) and be bold enough to chase down love again. You need to take what you learned from Her and build on your progress while maintaining your boundaries. Taurus is all about taking what you have and making it grow- Consolidate what you have, reinvest it, and watch it grow. This applies to money, crops, love- you name it.
Let’s talk love- You have to change your tactics. You can’t just barge into your crush’s apartment, straddle them and demand that they date you- Love is not a hostage situation. You cannot go from tormented straight to the tormentor! Another reason to stop that tactic is that it makes you look desperate- Quit hanging on their every tweet, facebook update and 3 am text. Live your own life first and let them come to you. This is self-love that you need to put into action NOW. Become someone you would want to date, first and foremost, and then you will attract the right partner. Be patient.
Listen, I’ll give you the credit that you aren’t giving yourself- You were brave enough to leave the comfort of your walls and boundaries behind, and put yourself out there. You were bold enough to be vulnerable. That alone is to be commended and celebrated. Even if it doesn’t pay off this time, don’t run back to where you were hiding, please- stay out here in the sun. Live and love openly and boldly- It’s worth the risk of getting hurt again, I promise.
Also, this whole spartan, minimalist, empty life thing that you have been living? That’s gotta stop. You’ve simplified your life, and made a lot of room for the new; now you can start adding to it again so it feels full again- but only if it fulfills you! Don’t just go back to a cluttered, messy life. This doesn’t just apply to possessions- it can be people, family, job struggles or anything that drains while overcomplicating your life.
Your mission with this transit is to get to a point of contentment, a place of emotional security centered within yourself, where you are feeling whole and accepting of yourself. This is the time that you take to restore your soul. When you get right down to it, astrology is a calendar of energies, and Venus is Taurus is when you re-grow your salted fields after a long siege. It is hard work, but it is necessary for you to do more than just barely survive. Do the work of Venus and THRIVE.