Pleasure-loving Venus is in one of her favorite signs, Taurus, from May 16 through June 9. This puts the cosmic spotlight on comfort, especially at home. Life moves at a slower pace whilst Venus is in Taurus, mostly so you can enjoy the good things in life. As you hit the brakes on your hectic life, you’ll have time to focus on quality and pampering at home.
Venus in Taurus highlights the five senses so decorating under this energy means making choices that make you feel good on all levels. Explore your space with your ears, eyes, skin, taste buds and nose -- what could you change that would increase the comfort in your space?
For your ears, consider playing your favorite music more regularly. If you like the sound of water, treat yourself to a water fountain. If wind chimes are more your style, make sure yours are hung where they can catch the breeze. This is especially key between May 16 through May 20, when Mercury joins Venus in Taurus.
For your eyes, consider updating the artwork or colors in your home. Repurpose dated pieces so physically and energetically you have images that better reflect your current tastes. While it’s okay to hang onto sentimental pieces, if you have a picture in your living space that makes you cringe every time you see it, pass it on. This is especially important May 17 through 19, May 27 through 29, and June 5 through 7 when the Moon in a Fire sign highlights the visual medium.
For your nose, splurge on beeswax, soy candles or quality incense. Or, treat your family to some delicious home-cooked meals. Fresh flowers such as lilies, daffodils and lavender will fill your home with evocative scents. This is especially important as the Moon joins Venus in Taurus between May 29 and 31.
For your skin, update your sheets, underwear and soft furnishings. Venus in Taurus appreciates quality but doesn’t want to pay for a label. Search around to find the best organic cotton or bamboo bed sheets in your area. If towels need replacing, consider organic or ethically produced options. For throws and cushions, look for fabrics that feel smooth on your skin. This is especially key between May 19 and 21, when the Moon in Capricorn highlights the skin.
For your taste buds, quality food is a must. Venus loves to indulge in physical pleasure, so this is the time to splurge on organic or locally grown food. Consider the cost of eating out and then spend that money on better quality meat or vegetables than you’d usually buy -- you’ll appreciate the difference. Quality wine and desert can’t be forgotten as Venus in Taurus has a distinct sweet tooth. This is especially important between June 3 and 5 when the Moon (planet of food) is strongly placed in Cancer.