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Artist: Lobsang Melendez Ahuanari
Apr 19 – May 20, 2021
Your sun sign is just one planet in your star soup. Curious about the rest? Contact me for a natal chart reading!
Happy birthday my fellow sacred cows! TAURUS IS THE BEST ;)
The forest of the soul is freshly burned, ravaged by the carnelian flames of the Aries sun. Lay on the earth now and 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. Feel her strength and resilience. Feel her warmth coursing through your veins.
Taurus season is all about home and feeling at home. It alway makes me think of 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 in silence, or watching a bear move slowly through 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 stubborn to try harder, to explore, to consider other options. The balanced Taurus overcomes inertia to carry her weight uphill with expertise. She keeps climbing as her pack grows heavy. She refuses to settle, even though it would be easier.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, Goddess of Love and Leisure. Beloved Venusian luxuries include delicious food, comfortable spaces, expensive clothing, etc. Taurus has strong opinions about value. She wants a life of absolute quality. Taurus revels in indulgence. She 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 Taurus starts to panic. Everything must be just right – and yes, Taureans will fuss over things that others consider minor details. It’s true that we’ll all be focusing more on money during this cycle, but we can also use this prodigious earth energy to clean, organize, plant a garden, or get creative. Channel it all into your home/domestic life and make positive changes here.
Mercury enters Taurus on the same day as the sun ~
4/20 begins with the First Quarter Moon in Leo, exact at midnight ~
Earth Day on Apr 22 ~
Supermoon in Scorpio on Apr 26. (4 supermoons in 2021 – Mar 28, Apr 27, May 26, and June 24. The May Supermoon in Sagittarius will be the biggest and brightest.)
Pluto Retrograde begins Apr 27 ~
Apr 30: Sun conjunct Uranus in Taurus. This conjunction, though liberating, is also extreme. Its nature cannot be predicted.
Busy day on May 3: Sun squares Saturn in Aquarius + Quarter Moon in Aquarius + Mercury enters Gemini. Sun square Saturn signals bodily discomfort, so I highly recommend eating lightly or fasting. Mighty Saturn asks us to get real and look at the facts. The day will have a serious yet unexpected flavor (thanks to all the Gemini/Aquarius/air energy). Watch for stress and increased criticism towards self and others.
Jupiter enters Pisces on May 13 ~
May 17 (my bday!): Sun trine Pluto Retrograde in Capricorn. This is a productive, focused influence which makes us feel proud, accomplished, competent, and powerful. Great day to develop greater intimacy with yourself and others. One caveat: Pluto can bring up some deep dark shit and release it through the body with pain or illness. This is ultimately a cathartic and grounding influence, but it feels like one hell of a journey while it’s happening.