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Taurus' Ruling Planet and Its Implications for Your Life

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Taurus and its ruling planet Venus

Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus, and it has implications for your life. Venus is goddess of love and might not have the kind of effect you'd expect.

Venus Is the Taurus Ruling Planet

Venus has a dual rule over Taurus and Libra. However, its effect is quite different for each of these zodiac signs. For Taurus, an earth element, Venus bestows a sensual appreciation for the finer things in life. This includes food, home, love, career, entertainment, and nature.

Why Venus Rules Taurus

According to Ordering the Heavens: Roman Astronomy and Cosmology in the Carolingian Renaissance by Bruce S. Eastwood, Roman philosopher Macrobius (370 AD-430 AD) cited the works of Hellenistic philosopher Plotinus (204 AD-270 AD). Macrobius assigned each planet to a zodiac sign based on the ancients' teachings. In this sequencing, Macrobius placed Venus in Taurus and in Libra, stating these were how they were at the "birth of the world" and became the ruler of that sign.

Venus Influence Over a Taurus Child

A Taurus child is full of the Venus energy that stimulates all senses with a need to explore. While a Taurus child is full of love, they can be very stubborn and rebel against authority. Parents soon learn when overwhelmed by their senses, little bull just needs a reassurance that everything is all right.

Need for Nature and Outdoor Activity

A Taurus thrives in the outdoors and has a need for fresh air. Outdoor activities help the Taurus child connect to nature are vital, such as working in a family vegetable garden.

Personality Traits of Venus in Taurus

Venus imbues Taurus with the underlying need for security. This is usually found in a luxurious, comfortable home and well-paying career.

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Material Sign

The material pleasures afford Taurus with a sense of safety. Nice possessions reinforces the sensual pleasures of aesthetics that are important to the Taurus psyche.

Taurus Has a Stubborn Streak

Taurus may have many positive traits but can be very stubborn. Their willpower drives them to be determined and unbending when in pursuit of their goals.

Taurus As a Friend

Taurus makes friends are a priority, even if they place Taurus in undesirable positions. Taurus will always be loyal and available to help friends when needed.

Venus Influence Over Taurus Love Life

Taurus is true to its earth element when it comes to romance and sensuality. Taurus views romance, love and sex as a natural part of life with the expectations of growing a family, eventually. Venus was the Roman goddess of fertility, virility, sex, desire, love, beauty, and even the Roman pastime of prostitution.

Taurus Compatibility With Other Zodiac Signs

Taurus is compatible with Virgo and Capricorn signs. These earth element signs share the same need for home and hearth. Stability is a constant for earth signs. A Taurus mate isn't an ideal match since they are too similar.

Capricorn and Virgo

Capricorn is very practical and doesn't share the potent sensual traits as Taurus, yet makes a good companion, sharing the bull's need for material comforts. Virgo is the perfectionist who appreciates the bull's dedication.

Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio

Taurus is compatible with the water element signs of Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. Taurus provides water element signs with a stable environment and sensuality that the emotional and sensual water signs appreciate. In return, the water element signs nourish the earth element of Taurus.

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Gemini, Libra and Aquarius

The air element signs of the zodiac aren't good potential love partners for Taurus. The air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius tend to stir up the earth (Taurus) and make it impossible for a lasting love connection.

Leo, Sagittarius and Aries

The fire signs of Leo, Sagittarius and Aries scorch the earth element sign, Taurus. This creating a constant conflict between the two elements since earth in turn smoothers fire.

Taurus Career Choices

Taurus is practical and needs a purpose in life. Career choices include banking, managers, chefs, restaurateur, artist, performer, or agriculture professional.

How to Use Venus Influence in Your Life

When you understand the properties and attributes of Venus, you can track how it influences your zodiac sign. You can take advantage of the Venus energies to boost your life in various areas.

Taurus' Ruling Planet and Its Implications for Your Life