VENUS – Part 1: in Taurus – values and attractions

Taurus is ruled by planet Venus. In our journey around the zodiac, after asserting our spiritual essence into human form via Mars in Aries, our Venus sets about establishing a stable connection to the physical world. This includes how we relate to our body, to physical resources like food, clothes and shelter, and to nature. At the same time we learn to enjoy the beauty and miracle of being in a body, to delight in our five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. This is fundamental to surviving on the physical plane. We strengthen our commitment to building and maintaining a self, claiming territory for our ego to grow.

Think of a planted seed. Its life force is there, ready to grow and eventually bare fruit. Taurus is the early stage of the seed sprouting, sending roots into the earth and growing a shoot up into the world to engage with the environment around it.

The healthy result of our Taurus experience is to develop the ability to provide for our self, to gain the things (like money) that we need to maintain existence and well-being. Yet this extends past the tangible needs into needs like love and comfort. To do that, we first must establish a sense of self-worth, without which we may not even make the effort to attain our needs, much less our comforts.

Venus is the part of us that wants and needs to relate, both to things and to people. When our Venus is doing well, we are willing to give ourselves the pleasures of life. That includes delicious food, comfortable and attractive surroundings, and a sense of abundance. We feel comfortable in our body. Through this process, our Venus forms our values: what do we like and not like? This applies to people, too, in a practical way, however it will be in the sign of Libra that Venus explores the human and emotional dimensions of relationship.

When our Venus is wounded or undeveloped, we experience a lack of self-worth, lack of abundance, lack of values, and/or an unbalanced desire for money and possessions. We might feel overly dependent on others or extremely self-contained, needing no one. We might feel unattractive or that our body does not support us.

Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has over 40 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners Choose Conscious Living in Sedona, AZ. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Zoom, or in person in Sedona. Inquiries are welcome. Visit for more information or email Barry at

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