When we talk about Venus, we talk about allure.
When Venus, the planet of beauty and attraction, is in Taurus, she is in her own sign. Fixed Earth: the sign of full-busting spring in the north, when thoughts turn to what the birds and the bees do. Venus is, of course, the planet of love and of making love, of how we attract lovers and what we love to attract.
As you might expect, Venus in Taurus people can be very, very attractive; very, very sexy. The late-lamented Prince sang about sex a lot. He was, of course, an embodiment of Gemini, but his Venus in Taurus combined with Scorpio Rising gave him the powerful, earthy sexual drive — the passion. But Prince is for a full post later —
There is quite a distinctive look to Venus in Taurus, which Prince also shares: big, cow eyes, heavy brows, broad foreheads and defined jawlines. Sometimes those beautiful eyes are slightly wide set. Of course there will be many exceptions, but compared to some other Venus signs, this visual similarity is quite striking.
Did I mention brooding? Or controlled power?
… and it helps to be a French actress…
Or an Italian one…
But there are not so many in Hollywood. I wonder if this tells us something about national preferences… steaming suppressed passion might be a bit European. Look at some of the roles these actresses have played. Huppert in The Piano Teacher, Cardinale in The Leopard (and everything else), Signoret in Room At The Top, Juliette Binoche in Les Amants de Pont Neuf. There’s a wild beast in there and when she comes out….!
This is a super-powered Venus.
Of course, there are other ways of luring lovers than simply looking gorgeous. Taurus is associated with the voice — Marlon Brando, Daniel Day Lewis and Johnny Depp have remarkable voices, and so does a personal favourite of mine, Christopher Walken.
But consider Adele and Ella Fitzgerald, both such rich, warm voices.
Maybe it’s not just the voice — but the turbulent passion. Angsty Lana del Rey and Alanis Morissette (like Adele an overnight sensation after writing a break-up album at a tender age) both have Venus in Taurus.
Finally, and just to remind us of how devastatingly beautiful Venus in Taurus can be.