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Our Journey - April 2016
Venus...the Goddess of Love!

Unconditional Love...Nurturing Our Inner Child & Mother
April 11, 2016

Our Journey - March 2016
Igniting & Calming Your Fire!

Self-Identity Through Ho'oponopono
March 23, 2016

Our Journey - February 2016
Into the Depths of Mother Earth

Releasing Fears & Finding New Ways to Work with Them
February 10, 2016

Our Journey - January 2016
Balancing the Elements of Your Birth Chart

Manifesting the Best Year of Your Life!
January 5, 2016



The Sun moves into the Sign of Taurus on April 20th and remains in Taurus until May 20th.  Happy Birthday to All my Taurean family (there’s a lot of us this month!), friends and readers! Have a Terrific Birthday!

In “Our Journey” this month, our focus will be about the Planet Venus, the ruler of Taurus and her influence on us in our Birth Charts.

The Element that governs Taurus is Earth, and since we have covered Earth a fair bit in the past, talking about the planets and specifically Venus, will not only shake things up a bit, but is also well timed as we come closer to Mother’s Day, and celebrating the love we have for our Mothers and Others!

My goal is to help you to learn about your Venus placement in your Birth Chart and the impact the Goddess of Love has on you. To do so we will look at five things…

  1. Your Birth Chart (if you don’t have one click on this link)
  2. The Sign & House placement of Venus is in on your Chart
  3. Information about the Planets, Signs & Houses
  4. The Energies of the Planet Venus
  5. Weaving the info all together or using a resource that does it for you!

Let’s start by looking on your Birth Chart for the above symbol. This is Venus. In your chart, you will see the Venus symbol, numbers and another symbol beside it, which will resemble the sample chart below (this is part of Oprah’s Chart). In her chart, Venus is in the 2nd House in the Sign of Aquarius. What Sign is your Venus in?


For now, ignore the numbers and focus only on the symbols. Below is a chart with all the symbols to help you identify each of the planet and sign symbols.


On your birth chart you will also see numbers from one to twelve going around in a circle (see Oprahs chart above for the location of the house numbers). These are the Twelve Houses, jot down or circle what House number the Planet Venus is in on your chart .

So now what you have is…Venus in the ____ House, in the Sign of _________. This is one of the ways this information is phrased (which is also applicable to all your other planets). With this information, you can learn about the affects Venus has on you, and in which area of your life she is most significant.

First let’s get to know a little about the Planets and Venus, and the House & Sign she is in. Keep reading and you will connect more of the dots…


About The Planets & Venus
A planet’s expression is determined by its sign and house placement. Everyone has a Venus – we all possess the part of the psyche it symbolizes. But not everyone has Venus in the 2nd house, in the Sign of Aquarius. Once you are familiar with the functions of each planet, you can then discover how those functions express themselves (sign placement) and in what area of life they are most likely to manifest (house placement) in your own Birth Chart.

The term planet refers to the Sun, Moon, and the other bodies in the solar system, which include Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Chiron.

Each planet represents a function in the human personality or psyche, and are grouped into three categories: the personal planets, which comprise Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Chiron.The “outer planets” are more often applied to Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, whereas Jupiter and Saturn are considered the “social” planets.

Generally, our personal planets are felt very deeply by each of us and therefore hold much more significance than the other planets. This is a very general statement however, because there are so many layers to ones Birth Chart in how all the energies work together and affect each another. But setting the personal planets as a priority to learn about, is a great place to start.

Here is a link to a website that breaks down the energies of each planet, and the impact they have on our lives (Chiron isn’t there but we will talk about Chiron down the road).


In Greek mythology, Venus was Aphrodite the goddess of love and desire. In Astrology she is the Planet that rules both Taurus and Libra and the 2nd and 7th House.

Venus is a feminine energy that is more receptive than assertive and rules over the realm of our desires, pleasure and love. She enjoys drawing people and things to her as opposed to chasing after them.

Through Venus, you experience joy, pleasure, sensuality, romance, harmony in our emotional attachments, marriages, friendships, partnership and the nature of your own sexuality and all earthly pleasures. She deals with the pleasure we derive from our possessions…food, beverages, paintings, jewelry, a beautiful home etc. This planet asks us to appreciate the incredible beauty and exquisite nature of things.

Venus is content spreading happiness and tenderness, all the while teaching us how to love and appreciate others and the things we possess. The appreciation of beauty, the arts and a sense of aesthetic all fall in the realm of Venus. She calls us to indulge our senses and revel in the beauty of the world. That of refinement, culture, charm and grace. As Spiritual Beings, Venus believes we should truly enjoy all that we can while we are here, having our Human Experience!

The Goddess of love also reveals much about the way we approach relationships, romance and love. The placement of your Venus by sign, house and aspects shows how and where we go about expressing love.


The Signs & Houses
Here are two great links to learn more about the Signs. The first link talks about the Signs in general and the second link gives you a breakdown of each of the
12 Signs. Start by focusing on the sign the Planet Venus is in, on your chart.

The Zodiac Wheel above gives you an idea of what each of the Twelve Houses represents. Here is a link to a site that will give you a more in depth look at each of them.


Okay, so I know this is a lot, and if you don’t have the time or desire to read all the info or resources I have provided, I get it.

There are a few alternative options that will still get you some very valuable information. There are a number of websites that have combined the information for you.  So if you want to read about Your Venus in the 2nd House in the Sign of Aquarius you don’t have to weave it all together on your own. Below are a few links you may find helpful…

What I like about these links, is that Ken shares the information, gives you tips on applying key words together to help you make a bit more sense of your chart, and he also talks about the importance of having someone help you with pulling all the information together to give you the whole picture, not just the snippets.

Don’t get me wrong, I love snippets, but there is so much information and layers in astrology, snippets just don’t have as much value when they are in isolation. Not if you want to really get to know yourself the way you can when you learn about how it all ties together and you are able to look at the whole picture.

You can also goggle your Venus placement… ie. Venus in the second house, and in the sign of Aquarius.

So go ahead and take a look at the snippets, but if something doesn’t make sense or fit…that’s when a reading by a professional astrologer can be the perfect solution or continue going deeper on your journey with Astrology to also learn about the aspects and how each of the components of Astrology effect each other.


Before signing off I want to share with you one of my favorite Taurean Stones…Rosophia! I think it is one of the sweetest stones I have ever encountered for the Heart Chakra. It just oozes Love Energy! Here’s a link to what Robert Simmons has to say about her.

We have more information for you! Visit our Birth Stones or Stone by Element page if you would like to read a little more about Taurus and Earth Stones.


We have Rosophia available in all kinds of sizes and shapes…come in and check out her energy for yourself. If you are considering a gift from the Stone Realm, this not only is a great Taurean Stone, it is an amazing stone of Love! Everyone should have a little Rosophia!

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Happy Birthday once again to all you beautiful Taurus people out there!

Lots of love!

April 20th 2016