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Artist: Lobsang Melendez Ahuanari
Apr 19 – May 20, 2020
Your sun sign is just one planet in your star soup. Contact me for a natal chart reading to learn more.
Happy birthday my fellow sacred cows!
As we exit Aries season, we 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 into view, plodding through a sun-streaked meadow. Climb on her broad back. Take her strength and resilience and plant them in your heart. Feel her warmth coursing through your veins.
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 – peace and equilibrium. 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.
The cow can be graceful like a tender young branch, but she’s not naturally flexible. She puts her roots down prematurely or in the wrong spot if she is too obstinate to try harder, to explore, to consider other options. The Taurus who resists inertia carries her weight uphill with expertise. She keeps climbing, though her pack grows heavy. She refuses to settle, even when it would be easier.
When Taurus is not working, she revels in indulgence. Taurus is deeply attached to money and material possessions, more than she would like to admit; Taurus needs these for her inner/emotional security. When her material life feels threatened, this is when she starts to panic. Much of our focus will be on money during this cycle – especially since we are on the verge of a massive economic depression, let’s be honest – but we can channel anxiety into our home/domestic life and make positive change in ways that require little to no cash.
Remember that Taurus is ruled by Venus, Goddess of Love and Leisure, so we cannot expect her to completely forgo beloved Venusian luxuries, like delicious food, comfortable spaces, etc. Taurus has strong convictions when it comes to value. She wants a life of absolute quality. Everything must be just right – and yes, Taureans will go to great lengths over what others consider minor details – but we can use this prodigious earthen energy and clean the whole house, plant a garden, and paint a canvas. If Taurus were just as prudent about how she spends her time as she were about her money, she could accomplish so much more.
We make progress during Taurus season if we become less attached to the material. Super cliché but: it’s not about what we have – it’s who we are. However, material setbacks are incredibly serious at this time. There is a huge difference between someone like me working through attachments to money/possessions versus someone who is not privileged. What we have today may be gone tomorrow, and we don’t always get what we want. The cosmic cow teaches patience to her starseeds.
On 4/20 <3, just one day into Taurus season, the sun forms a hard square to Saturn in Aquarius. It’s happening at 11:59 PM PST, so we might as well say it’s happening on 4/21. Anyway, this aspect signals bodily discomfort, so I recommend eating lightly or fasting.
On April 26, the sun will be conjunct Uranus in Taurus. This will be one of the best days of the entire year, in my opinion. The sun has come along to give a special boost to this planet who has been working so hard to warn everyone about the current crisis…
Uranus first entered Taurus about two years ago in May 2018. I wrote previously that Uranus in Taurus will fundamentally change the way we think about and participate in the economy. I also wrote that Uranus does not promote security or consistency (as does Taurus), but rather shocks humanity with the unforeseen: “Uranus in Taurus will empty the rich man’s vault and fill it with something totally different, something we’ve never seen before. I predict that large financial institutions like banks and stock markets will experience unprecedented volatility. Obsolete industries, such as those reliant on fossil fuels, will perform miserably. The wise will invest in renewable energy or newly discovered material resources. We are moving forward, away from failing systems, away from old-fashioned financial models which exacerbate socioeconomic divisions. May this be the end of our dependence on non-renewable energy. May this be the end of all ideologies which pollute earth and mind. As an archetype, Uranus is very social and collective in nature. Uranus in Taurus will encourage us to pool our capital. Wealth shall no longer belong to the individual, but to the community … Let’s reimagine what it means to be rich. Let’s learn how to better allocate our resources. Together we will revolutionize the global economy.”
A word of warning: this conjunction, though it is liberating, is also extreme – and its nature cannot be predicted.
Gold star day on May 4 with Sun conjunct Mercury in Taurus; a good day to travel, socialize, and communicate. On the quarter moon of May 14, the sun forms a harmonious trine to Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. This is a really special day when we feel confident in our intellect and also when we grow closer to those in our circle – a time of more intimate communion with self and other. A very productive day in a psychological/spiritual sense.
Lastly the sun trines Jupiter Retrograde in Capricorn on May 17 (my bday ^___^). This is a great day for travel and adventure; a happy yet restless influence. Insomnia is common; you may wake up earlier than usual, mind racing about the future.
In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Celebrate by playing in the dirt and practicing Taurus Yoga.
Affirmation: I create my home within