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Apr 20 – May 21, 2019
The Sun sign is a much-celebrated astrological element, usually given more significance than it deserves. Remember – the Sun is just one planet in your star-soup.
Happy birthday my fellow sacred cows!
As we exit Aries season, we take our first walk through the soul’s freshly burned forest. Lay on the earth, let your heartbeat take you down, your breath down, down into the pungent soil. All is still, tranquil. A giant, silky cow ambles through a sun-streaked meadow. Climb on her broad back. Take her strength and resilience and plant these in your heart, feel her warm power coursing through you. Emerge from winter’s cold shell.
Taurus season is all about home and feeling at home. Consider wabi sabi: a Japanese concept best translated as balance between the internal and external – ultimate peace. It is synonymous with divine simplicity and natural beauty. Wabi sabi is like drinking tea with a friend at dawn in silence, or watching a bear scratch its back on a misty mountainside.
Taurus can be graceful like a tender young branch, but she’s not naturally flexible. The bull’s soul is a geometric assemblage of edges, some soft, some rough. Life to her is uncomplicated. Taurus puts her roots down prematurely or in the wrong spot if she is too obstinate to try harder, to explore, to consider other options. But the bull who resists is the one who carries her weight uphill with expertise. She climbs on, though her pack grows heavy. She refuses to settle, even when it would be “easier.” This is the proper way to channel Taurean obstinance.
When the bull is not working, she dives into indulgences. Taurus is deeply attached to both money and material possessions, more than she would like to admit. But when we are diligent, this archetype helps us get rooted. Much of our focus will be on money during this cycle, in addition to home/domestic life. The bull often creates guilt complexes around work. If she’s working, life is good. If she’s not, she must justify her resting time with a million excuses. Taurus prides herself on her financial and material security, and if these are threatened in any way – or if she feels that she is being perceived as lazy or privileged – she feels hopelessly insecure.
I do think we can have it all during Taurus season: work hard, play hard. Taurus is ruled by Venus, after all, so we cannot expect her to forgo her Venusian inclinations, including luxuries, gourmet food, comfortable living spaces, cozy sweaters, etc. Like Libra (also ruled by Venus), Taurus is primarily concerned with value. She wants her life to reflect quality. Sometimes this means that everything must be “just so,” and Taureans will go to great lengths to perfect what others consider minor details. It’s really all about proper channeling – we can take this force and clean up the whole house, plant a garden and paint a canvas instead of neurotically organizing a box of crap no one ever looks at, ya know what I mean? If Taurus were just as prudent about how she spends time as she is about how she spends money, she could accomplish so much more.
We know we are making progress during Taurus season if we feel less attached to the physical realm. It’s not about what we have, it’s who we are. Having said this, material setbacks can be very serious. There is definitely a difference between someone like me working through attachments to money/possessions and someone who is not as privileged or financially stable, someone who has struggled from childhood. No matter who you are, I wish you abundance. I wish you warmth and comfort and nourishment.
The sun won’t be the only one making moves on Apr 20: a few hours later, Venus moves into Aries. One of the most exciting days of Taurus season comes early on Apr 22 when the sun is conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Uranian influence is loud and social. This is a very lively, spontaneous beginning to the cycle. Expect the unexpected, in addition to some rowdiness. Good night to party.
Mercury joins the sun in Taurus on May 6 (Venus joins the party on May 15). On the quarter moon of May 11, the sun forms a harmonious trine to Saturn in Capricorn. This is going to be an incredibly productive day. Two days later (May 13), the sun forms the same angle to Pluto. Another very productive day, but in more of a psychological/spiritual sense – a day to dive deep into the subconscious and do some emotional labor.
What we have today may be gone tomorrow; and we don’t always get what we want. These truths are hard to swallow for Taureans. So the cosmic bull teaches patience to her starseeds as she meanders sweetly through each day. Our udderly particular goddess! Feast on sunshine, on new grasses and powdery pollens dotting bee legs and petals here, there, and now your nose, wrinkling with joy. In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Celebrate by playing in the dirt and practicing Taurus Yoga.
Mantra: I am home