As Taurus season begins, let's look at the attributes of this Fixed Earth sign.
Ruled by Venus (in her subjective role) Taurus is concerned with self- preservation. This is the sign of surviving by hanging onto to what's working. Nurture the seed that's already planted. It's where Taurus' deliberate nature comes from; instinctively knowing what's valuable (and how to nurture it) and what isn't. The "what isn't" is key, because no one can amputate like a Taurus (except maybe Scorpio) when it comes to a relationship or situation that isn't working for them. That's key as well...for them. It's gotta work for Taurus, or else forget it. But when it is working, Taurus puts down deep, deep roots.The Shadow side to all this is stagnation. It can take Taurus a looong time to let go of what isn't healthy, but feels comfortable. Pruning dead growth can be a problem.
Taurus in your chart is where you have the ability to make the most of your existing resources (appropriate to the house(s) Taurus occupies). It's where you can take your ____ and nurture it into something that continuously bears fruit. It will be a long-term, labour of love (Taurus growth is slow) but apply the Taurus mantra of "routine, consistency, determination" and you will reap rewards. But it's also where you can stick your head in the sand and pretend everything's ok; it might be where you're most resistant to change.
The Tarot card for Taurus is The Hierophant. The version in this post is from The Millennium Tarot by Dorothy Simpson Krause. This guy represents what's established and long-term. If you pull this card, it points to a traditional institution or guide (marriage, government, community, priest, teacher) that's either supportive or suffocating (depending on the context of the reading). If the card is working for you, you can trust what it represents. If it's working against you, it's time to break some rules and strike out on your own. Again, context is everything.
The Sun will be in Taurus until May 20th. Major events coming up for this sign (which I'll write about closer to the dates) include:
- April 23rd: Mercury enters Taurus
- April 29th: New Moon eclipse in Taurus
- May 1st to May 3rd: Sun in Taurus trine Pluto Rx in Capricorn
- May 6th to May 10th: Sun in Taurus opposes Saturn Rx in Scorpio