Hobbies Astrology Venus in Taurus Living Life Through the Senses Share PINTEREST Email Print Getty Images Astrology Love & Compatibility Basics 12 Signs of the Zodiac Trends & Horoscopes The Sun & Sun Signs The Moon & Moon Signs The Houses By Molly Hall Molly Hall is an astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "Astrology: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Zodiac." our editorial process Molly Hall Updated April 10, 2018 Venus is the planet that governs those things that make life worth living: love, friendship, and creative expression. Venus also rules Taurus, so this is truly an auspicious placement. Taurus in Love If your Venus is in Taurus, you have a distinct solidity about your presence. Your caution makes you appear reserved, though, and you're not the type to rush into relationships. You don't want high drama and will shy away from players. Back in the day, it was all about "going steady," and that remains a consistent Taurean attitude about love. It takes a while for you to feel sure of people, but when you do, you're usually very loyal. In spite of your reserve, there's no hiding a naturally languid demeanor that makes everything you do appear sensual. You bond through tactile pleasures like massage and hand-holding, and you like lots of foreplay in the bedroom. With Venus in Taurus, you can be possessive, and if provoked, can surprise the unsuspecting partner with a furious rage. Even so, you're definitely marriage material. Man or woman, once you commit you can be enduringly devoted, as long as you're treated with respect. And you are by no means stingy. You'll surprise loved ones with a sentimental gift every now and then. In between, you'll give in a thousand little ways that make life more pleasurable. Winning Your Heart Your nature calls for patient companions that let a friendship or romance unfold organically. The way to your heart is through the senses, and a lovingly prepared dinner goes a long way. But you respond to touch, too, meaningful gestures from the subtle to the overt. You like silence, too, and feel crowded out by too much chatter. You like self-contained friends since that's what you strive for. You'll stay bonded if the physical intimacy is strong. You open up in an atmosphere of comfort and stability. You respect dependable types and those that show they value you. You don't like it when people put on airs since you tend toward a more natural, simple way of being. Friendships You'll suss someone out for a bit before allowing them into your circle of trust, but once you do they'll have made a friend for life. You're the good-natured buddy that's always up for hanging out, as long as that includes plenty of provisions like food, beer, etc. You'll be there when its time to move or paint, too, especially if a pizza and your favorite beverage is offered up in exchange. Your steady nature makes you a great shoulder to cry on. You are able to pull friends out of the doldrums with your solid advice and good humor. Just make sure you're not taken advantage of in this regard. The Arts Venus here brings determination to any creative pursuit, and you can rise to the virtuoso level. Known for having melodious voices, Venus in Taurus excel as singers and musicians. You're at home working with nature, and landscaping or flower arranging is a popular hobby or even vocation. Refined taste-buds make you a good candidate for chef of the year. Your aesthetic sense translates into a good eye in any medium. Beware Inertia With a Venus in Taurus, you can be practical in your outlook and take your time easing into commitments. Your steadfastness makes you a devoted mate. You're patient, and in it for the long haul. You thrive in relationships that are stable and that come with the promise of building something solid, accumulating wealth, growing relationships, and taking pleasure in life's sensual pursuits. The downside is that you are very loyal and won't give up on a relationship, even if it's become stagnant. Once rooted in something, whether personal or professional, it's hard to get you to budge. And this can keep you in relationships that are bogged down and based more on the material exchange than on mutual growth. Inertia is a big cul-de-sac for Bulls, and that sometimes leads to full-on Taurus-style depression. Material World If you have a Venus in Taurus you live life through your senses. You seek out the best in food, music, art, and material goods. But you are not superficial. You know quality when you see it and believe that you get what you pay for. You are the kind of person who saves their pennies to buy the best you can afford, rather than buy cheap imitations. This quality also makes you a great gift giver. If you're looking to impress your Venus in Taurus friend, lover, or mate, keep in mind to always appeal to their senses. Scented oils and perfumes and anything made from a tactile fabric like cashmere or silk will always impress. Venus in Taurus will also appreciate a beautiful potted plant, a massage gift certificate, artisanal foods, and a special bottle of wine or other spirits.