Governed by sensuous, sassy, unapologetic Venus, Taurus is the cycle for savoring the delights of earthly life—in a body (yours!) with five senses (oh! doesn’t that smell nice, doesn’t that feel silky, doesn’t that taste heavenly, doesn’t that sound divine?). I’ve studied Venus for years … I’ve sought her out through meditation, tantric dance, pole dancing too (at least once in a life everyone should take a pole dance spin… there’s nothing like the delicious freedom of sailing through the air that way!).
It’s been several years since I launched my Venus research project—in which over 426 women and men answered an extensive questionnaire about their Venus nature. Early in my research, I noticed how many people were out of touch with their inner Venus. But don’t be fooled—she’s so much more than the culturally narrow depiction of feminine beauty! As one woman in my study observed:
I remember a large woman I went to school with … by medical standards she would qualify as obese. Yet she had my envy every time I saw her. She was the sexiest thing that ever walked. She oozed it. She was ALWAYS dressed in the cutest outfit, her hair was always curled and fluffed and she always wore makeup. But this wasn’t what made her so remarkable. It was the way she moved and spoke. She acted as if she was the smartest sexiest woman in the room… and well, guess what. She was. The smartest sexiest woman in the room. Whatever room she walked into, ALL of the men turned to look. She thought she was IT and so she was.
If I had a magic wand to grant you one wish this cycle, it would be that you enter all rooms knowing you’re IT, a delicious expression of the divine. Venus and Taurus rule “self esteem,” but that’s such a boring way to describe the practice of accepting your own beauty and worth. Follow nature’s cue: Doesn’t that little pink weed, growing through a crack in the sidewalk, blossom as though it were IT? May you likewise enjoy your own presence, even if you’re just entering the bathroom to brush your teeth.
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