From Mar 2002*
Venus has moved into Taurus where it will be for the next several weeks. When Venus is in Taurus, people tend to be affectionate, placid, dependable, and conservative in their relationships. They emphasize qualities such as compassion, devotion, loyalty, stability, patience and kindness in the methods they use to attract love - and express the romantic side of their natures in calm but generous gestures . . . often involving gifts or offerings involving "money."
The sensual side of love has prominence during this time . . . and people seek their lover's attention and affections by pleasing them, by being "nice," by emphasizing sensory experiences, and by helping supply the things that make life both possible . . . and worthwhile.
When Venus is in Taurus, people look for and use beauty, harmony, refinement, quality, and durability in their pursuit of love, relationships and other sources of pleasure - and they can be greedy, extravagant, and self-indulgent when they are feeling deprived or unsatisfied in this area of their lives.
They use money and possessions as their preferred means of "showing off" or assuring themselves they've "got what it takes" to get what they want regarding relationships and the material necessities of life. Since both Venus and Taurus deal explicitly with money, people really emphasize the financial, material, sensory, physical side of life when this energy prevails.
Under stress, the energy sours into behaviors that cause problems in relationships - and the use of money - by being emotionally and financially demanding while at the same time neglecting or even abusing others in this regard.
Personal needs are framed in "unhappiness," hypersensitivity, gluttony, laziness, extravagance, vanity, and stinginess - the manipulation of money and love. Obviously these tactics are doomed to cause nothing but more problems. And they do.
* Articles in the extensive series "Things to Know About" are constructed from information originally published in Step-by-Step, our Premium Members several-times a week Astrology Ezine. This Ezine has been continuously published since late November 2001. The material is published here mostly for my convenience. It is not intended to be finished, organized, polished or even complete. Some of it may be notes that don't even make a lot of sense, but you're welcome to look at it.
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