The Venus in Taurus Transit Turns You Into Eye Candy

Ignite your senses! When love planet Venus comes home to stable Taurus, romance is slow and sensual. Here’s how you can enjoy the delightful Venus in Taurus transit, from April 29 to May 23, 2024.

Quick question: Would you rather be eye candy or comfort food? During the Venus in Taurus transit, you don’t have to choose!

With Venus, the planet of beauty and amour, in Taurus, the aesthetic earth sign, adornment is an art form—but not at the expense of true, heartfelt connection.

Slipping into this relaxed groove is honestly a relief after the past few weeks of Venus transiting through fast and fiery Aries. Sure, it’s been exciting. But that level of passion is hard to sustain, and we’ve had our fill of it since April 5.

Better still? Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus, so the celestial love goddess is in her planetary power zone starting April 29. The whole world buzzes with “romantic hero(ine) energy” during this annual Venus cycle, which lasts till May 23.


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As you ease into the Venus in Taurus transit, remember this

There’s nothing basic about settling down or enjoying old-fashioned courtship rituals.

These gestures have never stopped making humans swoon:
• Buying a bouquet of flowers
• Cooking your boo their favorite dish (and opening up a special bottle)
• Writing a letter on beautiful stationery and dropping it into the mail

When Venus is in Taurus, remembering the little things makes love feel extra special!

And treat yo-self!

When affectionate Venus takes her annual homecoming parade through tactile Taurus, appetites whet for earthly delights.

Indulge yourself in a little luxury (it doesn’t have to be expensive):
• Savor all the visuals; adorn your surroundings with gorgeous spring blossoms
• Pick up a bespoke accessory that makes your warm-weather wardrobe pop
• Pamper yourself with a fresh pillow, a new robe—something that makes you feel pampered

“Too much of a good thing” feels like just the right dose during the 2024 Venus in Taurus transit. 

Love Gets Found With Venus In Taurus

Relationships can turn more serious under the stabilizing spell of Taurus.

Taurus rules the senses, so put more effort into your presentation—if only to turn yourself on by your own reflection! (Know that your olfactory responses could outweigh visuals. If you love how your date smells, and vice versa, it’s on!)

Single? Taurus is the sign that rules our values, so make sure your search criteria includes people who share your ideas about what’s important in life. Even on the first few dates, open up conversations about money, family plans, housing preferences and what your ideal relationship structure looks like. Just try to leave room for open discourse instead of digging in your heels like that stubborn Bull at the first sign of disagreement.

Coupled? If you’ve found your person, there’s only one thing to do during the Venus in Taurus transit: touch them, often! Tactile Taurus is all about affection. What begins as a shoulder rub (a Taurus erogenous zone) could heat up into hours of sweet, sweet love. And do bring the chocolate, strawberries and silk scarves into the bed with you. Foreplay is an art form during this cycle.

On a more mundane level, couples can get on the same page about day-to-day matters. But try to set a cozy mood before you start a big conversation about household repairs, bills and budgets.

Your Venus In Taurus Transit Horoscope

For approximately 3-5 weeks each year, the planet of love, beauty and luxury slips into the “costume” of each zodiac sign. During the Venus in Taurus transit that might be “Lizzo meets Gigi Hadid.” (Both are Tauruses, by the way). The opulent embellished diva meets the sweet girl next door. An odd mashup, we know, but go ahead and wear your bustier under jeans.

Below are horoscopes for every zodiac sign for the 2024 Venus in Taurus transit, April 29 to May 23. You may read for your Sun sign or your rising sign (ascendant). Visit our Cosmic Calculator section if you want to calculate your Rising sign or discover more about your personal astrology.

Venus in Taurus horoscopes for every zodiac sign

Aries (March 19-April 19)

You’ve hosted love planet Venus in your sign since April 5, and what a visit it’s been! Chemistry may have heated up with a romantic interest—or you might have been in “love ’em and leave ’em” free spirit mode. Whatever the case, on April 29, the gilded goddess shimmies into sensual Taurus until May 23, slowing your roll whether you like it or not. At least TRY to relish every moment together and find the joy in a more deliberately sensual approach to romance.

Aries horoscopes, read more!

Taurus (April 19-May 20)

Bring on the full-blown Taurus charm offensive! You’ll have ‘em way before hello on April 29, as your ruler, enchanting Venus, rolls into your sign and supercharges your mojo until May 23. Venus also rules romance AND your highest values, so put this energy to work in some important areas. You’ll have the awareness and wherewithal to filter out people and situations that have no place in your life anymore. With the free time you’ll open up, you can savor quality time with the folks you adore.

Taurus horoscopes, read more!

Gemini (May 20-June 20)

When sensual Venus swings into Taurus and your fantasy-fueled twelfth house on April 29, you’re ready and willing to be swept off your feet. But stand your ground, Gemini! Romance is one thing (and a titillating thing at that), but you don’t want to fall under the spell of someone who’s all talk and no staying power. Unless all you want is a situationship, that is. Either way, capitalize on this dreamy three-week transit to create some unforgettably passionate plot lines between now and May 23. 

Gemini horoscopes, read more!

Cancer (June 20-July 22)

Love could manifest in the most unlikely of places over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes off your screen and your mind open. Romantic Venus takes her annual cruise through your eleventh house of friends and technology April 29until May 23. Single Crabs could meet people with lasting potential through friends, group hangs or a new dating app. Sparks could even fly with a platonic pal. Coupled Cancers will enjoy doing more social and experimental activities with a partner. Co-ed sports team or charity walk/run, perhaps?

Cancer horoscopes, read more!

Leo (July 22-August 22) 

Your showstopping sign knows that when you look your best, you feel your best—and when you feel that good, you practically ooze self-confidence! And when you’re in THAT zone, you can’t help but attract incredible people. On April 29, charming Venus grooves into your tenth house of career and public image until May 23. Don’t waste one minute presenting yourself as anything less than the fabulous creature that you are. If necessary, give your work wardrobe a seasonal update. And do NOT shy away from your birthright, unbridled glamour!

Leo horoscopes, read more!

Virgo (August 22-September 22)

Romance knows no boundaries, Virgo—nor should you! If you’re in the mood for wooing, especially if you aren’t having much luck close to home, expand your search parameters. On April 29, love planet Venus sails into your global ninth house until May 23, reminding you just how big the world really is. Don’t rule out a long-distance relationship solely on the basis of kilometers. If it’s a true soul connection, you’ll find ways to stay connected. Attached? Start planning a romantic getaway to keep the home fires burning bright!

Virgo horoscopes, read more!

Libra (September 23-October 22)

Playing games isn’t the earnest Libra’s usual M.O. But starting April 29, when your ruler, romantic Venus, swings into earthily sensual Taurus and your erotic eighth house, you might enjoy being a little hard to get. (Note: We didn’t say “impossible” to get. That is a guaranteed turn-off for would-be pursuers.) From now through May 23, you have a cosmic hall pass to turn up the heat on seduction. Attached? The love planet invites you to take things to an even deeper level of intimacy. Start by dropping your guard and getting vulnerable.

Libra horoscopes, read more!

Scorpio (October 22-November 21)

Make it a double? Let’s just say you won’t be interested in going it alone for the next few weeks, as love planet Venus heats up your seventh house of committed relationships April 29 until May 23. Single? You might amaze even yourself with the potency of your magnetic pull. People will be wildly attracted to you, so if you’re not playing for keeps, be upfront about it. In a relationship? Strengthen your dynamic duality by socializing as a tight unit, or by launching into a major home reno project—featuring BOTH of your tastes.

Scorpio horoscopes, read more!

Sagittarius (November 21-December 21)

Your freewheeling sign feeds on spontaneity and not so secretly gets off on flying by the seat of your high-waisted denim. But for the next few weeks, as aesthetically gifted Venus graces your systematic, efficient sixth house, you may suddenly crave order in the Sag court! If you’ve wasted one too many hours hunting down that past-due bill or favorite T-shirt, throw yourself into an organizational project. A worthy goal: having a place for everything and everything in its place by May 23.

Sagittarius horoscopes, read more!

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)

New mantra for the next few weeks: Modesty is overrated! April 29’s arrival of magisterial Venus into your fifth house of glamour and passion will lure you onto center stage. You’re not just the workhorse of the zodiac, Cap, you’re among the funniest and most entertaining people out there. But that’s a switch you need to intentionally flip. When people compliment you (as they will), make a point of NOT demurring, and instead smiling brightly and saying thank you like you mean it.

Capricorn horoscopes, read more!

Aquarius (January 19-February 18) 

The April 29 arrival of aesthetically minded Venus into your fourth house domesticity zone turns your attention to matters of home and family until May 23. Even if everything is harmonious, chances are there’s one little something that you’ve been thinking and talking about doing for a while now. This is the perfect moment to redecorate, buy a fabulous bedroom light fixture—or commit to staying in and preparing more home-cooked meals. Thinking of moving? Without pressuring yourself, start reading listings to get an idea of what’s out there in your price range.

Aquarius horoscopes, read more!

Pisces (February 18-March 20)

Out with it, Pisces! You sometimes forget to publicly express those brilliant things that percolate inside your head. Enchanting Venus beams into your expressive third house April 29 until May 23. For the next few weeks (at least!), people will be eager to hear what’s going on in that mysterious Piscean brain. And because Venus the love planet, this is the perfect time to take a sexy gamble and let someone know how you feel—or communicate your amorous fantasies to your partner. Not everyone’s a psychic mind reader like you! 

Pisces horoscopes, read more!

Even more about Venus: FAQs & more

All about Venus, the planet of romance, and the 2024 Venus transits affecting your love life.

What are the Venus in Taurus transit dates?

The dates of the Venus in Taurus transit are April 29 to May 23, 2024. Next up? Venus transits through trailblazing Gemini, May 23 to June 17, 2024.

What other signs will Venus visit in 2024?

Venus is the planet of love, beauty and luxury, lending its decadent energy to every zodiac sign for three to five weeks each year.

Venus visits all the signs in 2024, twice in Capricorn and Aquarius.

There are no Venus retrogrades in 2024.

2024 Venus transit signs and dates

CAPRICORN: January 23-February 16
AQUARIUS: February 16-March 11
PISCES: March 11-April 5
ARIES: April 5-29
TAURUS: April 29-May 23 (you are here!)
GEMINI: May 23-June 17
CANCER: June 17-July 11
LEO: July 11-August 4
VIRGO: August 4-29
LIBRA: August 29-September 22
SCORPIO: September 22-October 17
SAGITTARIUS: October 17-November 11
CAPRICORN: November 11-December 7
AQUARIUS: December 7-January 2, 2025

Get personal: Do you know your Venus sign?

When you were born, Venus was orbiting through a specific part of the sky—and zodiac sign. Wherever that placement was is called your Venus sign. It may be the same as your Sun sign, but not necessarily.

Use our cosmic calculator below to discover what zodiac sign and house Venus was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time (if you don’t know it, use your best estimation, or 12 noon).

Find your Venus sign

When you were born, Venus was orbiting through a specific part of the sky—and zodiac sign. Wherever that placement was is called your Venus sign. It may be the same as your Sun sign, but not necessarily. Use our cosmic calculator below to discover what zodiac sign and house Venus was in when you were born. To accurately determine the house, you will need to know your birth time. Then, read all about your Venus sign here.

Find my Venus sign

Calculate Yours!

Now you can read your Venus in Taurus transit horoscope in this article for your Sun sign and your Venus sign! This can give you a more tailored prediction for how you’ll experience the transit.

A Venus in Taurus playlist

Here’s a soundtrack for the Venus in Taurus transit, compiled by Astrostyle’s resident mixologist, Jennifer Newman, AKA Astralselector.

Feature art by Rosie Dienhart


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