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  • May 2015
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Taurus — Let’s get physical — Dates: April 20 - May 21 — Ruled by: Venus, Element: Earth

Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Taurus on your birth chart.

What is Taurus’s intention?

Last month, fiery Aries renewed our impulse to assert our spirit into the world. Now, Taurus grounds that intention into the physical, starting with the denseness of our bodies, extending out to all the practical, physical resources we need, and reaching further to that which we want and desire. Thank you, Taurus, I needed that.

Our inner Venus, ruling Taurus, responds to our earthy existence, and based on our likes and dislikes, needs and wants, pleasures and displeasures, it forms our values. It is our values that give shape to our life. When we know and commit to our values, we can infuse our Martian vitality into the physical resources that Venus attracts to us, thus creating that which pleases us. Through planting, building, business, artistic expressions, and relationships, we increase our sense of abundance and physical security. Taurus’s spiritual intention is to build our commitment to the physical world, rewarding our limited senses with delightful expressions of how spirit can express sacred beauty and love into physical form.

In the Taurus part of our humanity, we learn loyalty, patience, gratitude, persistence, endurance, commitment and forgiveness. If conscious, we grow our self-worth and self-resourcefulness. We take action slowly, deliberately, honoring others’ needs, but respecting their boundaries and our own. We feel awareness and gratitude for Mother Earth, value our bodies, and enjoy the pleasures of our five senses. Fully conscious, we realize that the physical is only a reflection of the spiritual, and our values evolve to the intangible qualities of spirit, which then guides us to infuse our physical creations with love and beauty.

Our unconscious Taurus, by leaning too much into self and insensitivity to others, can let our need for physical and emotional security turn into attachment and accumulation, jealousy and possessiveness. Our need for self-worth can turn into stubbornness and greed; our enjoyment of pleasure turn into excessiveness and addiction.

What needs healing and growth?

Our Taurus ego, if wounded in youth, can feel a lack of our needs being met, or being unvalued by others, or not knowing our own values, or not being good enough, perhaps physically. This can result in a drive to prove our worth through accumulation of wealth or enhanced attractiveness. We can also have ongoing insecurities that wealth, relationships and pleasures can never fill.

As an alternative, we might deny our physical existence by attempting to extinguish our desires, living celibate, and repressing our natural creative talents and gifts by living out a severe and fixed routine. Or to the same end, we might devote ourselves to others, denying our own needs. These strategies continue the wound and lead to disappointment and resentment, deepening the experience of neglect and unworthiness.

What can I do this month?

To heal and evolve your Taurus self, ask this: Do you know your own values, and are you willing to assert boundaries around yourself to help you uphold those values? Do you feel worthy of your needs and desires? Can you give yourself or ask for what you want without feeling selfish? When you feel stubborn, jealous, or possessive, can you sense your insecurities and create an inner security? What are your intangible values, and can you be flexible with how those show up in physical form?

Things to do: Build something. Plant something. Use your hands. Use your body. Enjoy sensuality. Plan your finances. Make and spend some money.

Additional support (current planetary transits)

The moon is full on May 3. With a Taurus – Scorpio polarity, these two luminaries will bring to light any of the following imbalances in your own life or the world: boundaries versus vulnerability, mine versus ours, stability versus change, physical versus emotional. The key to any imbalances may be found in Jupiter in Leo. It’s square to the moon reflecting a tendency toward apathy and self-indulgence. It’s square to the sun tends toward an overly optimistic and idealistic ego. Together, it’s a call for humble discipline and realism.

During the middle two weeks in May, as lover Venus squares individual Uranus and opposes willful Pluto, watch for how you apply your values to your personal relationships. Are you being authentic? Are you feeling empowered?

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