Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
We’re whetting our appetites for luxury this week when Venus enters Taurus on 14 April. Venus rules love and money, so when this planet transits sensual Taurus, self-indulgence could become a natural inclination – but with a practical stance. It’s the act of treating yourself to thoughtfully chosen items, to prioritising sophistication over decadence, and allowing the stoic earth energy to realign our spending habits with pragmatism.
December 22 – January 19
You could be feeling particularly romantic this week when charming Venus enters pleasure-loving Taurus. This is a delightful planetary placement that encourages you to treat your significant other or favourite person to a spontaneous spa outing. With restrictions easing, consider an ESPA treatment at Pendley Manor to truly channel this uplifting energy.
January 20 – February 18
On 14 April, Venus enters stabilising Taurus for the next four weeks. This complementary planetary placement is just the boost you require to rejig your home setup with the helping hand of these Matilda Goad practical desk trays. Think of it as a ‘new work chapter’ as much as a workspace refresh.
February 19 – March 20
It’s time to reconnect with synergistic souls when convivial Venus enters earthy Taurus. If spending time with friends, these sensual Manu Atelier mules are Venus in Taurus approved. Sophisticated but practical, for picnics at least.
March 21 – April 19
You’re forced to slow down – don’t resist the pull. Start smoothing things out in your home space first with silky spun-cotton sheets and hand-loomed rugs. This CF guide to replicating the hotel bedroom could come in handy.
April 20 – May 20
A luxuriant treat here and there wouldn’t go amiss this week if you’re to channel the Venus placement in your sign. There’s an added layer of charm to your overall aura as you seek out life’s sensual pleasures. Speaking of, this Isabel Marant pastel-hued clutch is a spring steal.
May 21 – June 20
As Venus enters hedonistic Taurus, a pleasant planetary concoction that calls for a spot of self-care. Your idea of a treat would preferably take shape in the form of an experience. Ditch the overpriced T-shirts for an activity such as the Off the Wall: Basquiat to Banksy exhibition at Christie’s.
June 21 – July 22
The easing of restrictions quite conveniently coincides with a Venus transit in pleasure-loving Taurus on 14 April. This is great news for you as the sector of your chart that rules socialising comes out to play. Use your top-notch organisation skills to gather your closest confidantes for an al-fresco lunch at Heckfield Place in the sprawling Hampshire countryside.
July 23 – August 22
You’re taking an intentional slowness this week. Mood: pumping slow jams and sipping pink fizz in the garden. Since Venus is all about romance, do yourself a favour and indulge in this innovative retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.
August 23 – September 22
You’re already a practical sensualist at the best of times. When fellow earth sign Taurus transits Venus, there’s plenty more where that came from. An intimate tête-à-tête would do you good this week. Book Le Bar à Vin in Blackheath for the best wine (and heaters) in South London.
September 23 – October 22
You’re adopting practical spending habits this week when Venus enters rational Taurus. As a sign that favours beautiful objects and visuals, check out Nose on Apple TV, a beautifully shot documentary about Dior perfumer-creator François Demachy and his quest to find the perfect flowers for his new creations.
October 23 – November 21
Venus in Taurus finds you experiencing life’s sensual pleasures with a companion or significant other this week. Keep an eye out on 14 April when this easy-breezy transit shifts into the relationships sector of your chart. A surprise reservation at The Berkeley Beach Huts would be a fitting way to channel this planetary placement while it hangs out in Taurus for the next four weeks.
November 22 – December 21
It will be slightly easier for you to break the rigidity of your daily routine when Venus shifts into hedonistic Taurus this week. Indulge in a transportive activity (and a tinge of luxury) with a copy of Hamptons Private, a dream-inducing book about the poolside soirées of New York’s glitterati.