Materialism and the Mother Planet
Taurus is an orphan of the Zodiac, without a "ruling" planet. This has made them self-reliant, self-rewarding, self-actualizing materialists. What is of value is what can be seen, touched and tasted. Venus has been assigned to Taurus, temporarily, on the universal scheme of things, to allay Taurus anxiety and at least make life pleasurable. Venus, aside from imbuing Taurus with the love of beautiful people and valuable things, (and despising the inverse) is of little value, and only makes Taurus pine for gold.
Taurus' feet are firmly in the ground, the Earth. They hate to lose touch with her, living above the ground floor. These are ranch-style people with a big garage. Taurus may even prefer to sleep on the floor. As the salt of the Earth, Taurus hold special reverence for land, and wants to possess it. The land and the body are one, and Taurus wants to hold on to both for all time. The Taurus is a steward of the land, an owner of the land, and a lover of the land. They have no faith, no foolish hope of a solicitous god; the Taurus believes in the here-and-now--not the pie-in-the-sky. Taurus is passive, until you rile him or her up, then they come on very strong. Most Taurus are passive until aroused or enraged; they are the come-hither, the innocent, who, sexy ol' me? Once the object of their affections has been spotted, then the Taurus will mill around, sniffing and showing off. Some Taurus (like Malcolm X in his early years) are pimps or macks. Some Male bulls see sex as the money-maker, once they discover that people lust after their bodies (and their sexual appetites); although they are content with one mate for life if they get used to him or her. Normally, the Taurus prefers to stay in the paddock, minding their own business, and working on a good meal and a permanent encampment. But, don't push them too far. >MORE
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Mercury Retrograde in Taurus
Taurus Retro: Fear or Faith?
Although tropical astrologers would insist Mercury is in Gemini, observation tells us it is passing back and forth within 8 degrees of Aldebaran, the "red eye" of Taurus. Mercury retrogrades across Taurus during May and June. This makes it appear to pass us, then slow down, stop, retreat, then switch back to pass us again (see dates below). The relative speed of our planets and the curve of our orbits make this optical illusion possible. It is precisely because it is an illusion that it effects us the way it does; in our ideas, schemes, blind faith, reliance on luck, and all the other ways we try to predict the future as we hope it to be. Anyone familiar with illusion, suspension of belief, or lack of due diligence will understand what a precarious position we are in when we surrender our practical wisdom for something we want to happen so much that we lose track of what is actually possible. Any Mercury retrograde plays into this naivety, and this Mercury is like the false illusion that our wealth can protect us from the harvest of disaster that is over the horizon.>MORE
“Make Love not War” The Goddess presiding over Taurus is Het Heru aka Hathor. Oshun is another great goddess to channel for this transit. Taurus is a sign that can be hard or soft and sweet. It’s the hard lessons that often soften us. Taurus brings this lesson. Working with the earth in your community garden is favorable for healing and building a strong foundation. You can’t eat money. But you can save and heal the world by coming together, keeping it a beautiful place. Love is the lesson AND the answer here on Earth. Focus on the love and you will be more than alright! All Mercury Retrogrades this year will be in EARTH Signs not Air like western tropical astrology says. Nope. These retrogrades are for building VALUES. They are helping us get a deeper sense of being here on Earth and our relation to it, as we shift to a greater Collective Consciousness. The Universe is perfect already. No need to move the constellations into seasonal astrology. I do sidereal astrology and I account for the mystical 13th sign, correcting all western inconsistencies. Trying to be in both paradigms will confuse anyone so I suggest switching to eastern ASAP.
I’m starting up my private classes and would love to hear from all of my 13 sign supporters! I would also love to hear from people who are still holding onto western astrology and may need that little extra push I can provide. Taurus is the sign of perseverance. Manifest what you want! Taurus will bring it! We are no longer a slave race. Humans have the ability to be free but are still reliving lifetimes of captivity. The Earth is shaking that old world crap off and so are her children. Your own personal journey will be unique to you and is rapidly changing as you state your intent. Use one of the most powerful alignments of the year to shift your reality as you see fit. Good Luck Star Family!
New Moon in Taurus 18th May 2015
By Kim Lovelace
The New Moon begins in Taurus on the 18th May at 05:15 am and in the 12th house - London.
The Taurus New Moon is one of stability and strength of will although, his appetite can be quite insatiable when seeking emotional security through material comforts. Finances are his forte and much common sense is focused around this area, the one thing we must never do is underestimate his slow and laid back attitude as this Moon is very calculating with a great deal of common sense. In conjunction to Mars this Moon can bring to us the energy and ability to achieve a great deal of success. However, this aspect is also one of strong feeling and if felt negatively can create a stubborn and hot headed bull. >MORE
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Goddess of Love
By Femi The Raw Goddess
A new moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct or aligned in the same zodiac sign. In real 13 sign astrology that means it’s happening at the beginning of Taurus, the cow horn priestess Het Heru, on May 17th, 2015 at 11:13PM EDT. The Sun will actually stay in Taurus until June 19th. The new moon is a time of deep introspection and setting intentions for new beginnings. Het Heru is the Goddess of love and therefore creative manifestation. She teaches us to enjoy life and actualize our dreams. What we see in our minds is what we feel in our hearts and this new moon is all about it! She is The Law of Attraction, before anything can manifest, it has to exist in our spirit first! We create our life with our imagination. Het Heru reminds us to channel our sexual energy into higher spiritual realms. She is THE sky Goddess giving birth to our reality here on earth. The sacred cow. We create what we desire and focus on with a passion. Anything goes, so focus wisely. >MORE
Taurus hip hop artists Biggie Smalls and Tupac Sakur
TWO TAURUS FRENEMIES
Tupac and Biggie were themselves opposites within the trends of hiphop music. Lean and mean Tupac was like a deranged elf, a mad hatter with a blistering Mars patter and a finger on the trigger. Tupac was west coast—born in the hills of Northern California, iconoclastic, raised by black panthers. Biggie had a protected upbringing in the very traditional, east coast BK. Contest was inevitable. Tupac outrapped and humiliated Biggie at every turn. Friendship turned to rivalry. >MORE
Pluto and the Generations
By the time Pluto entered Sagittarius, in late 2007, the world was rife with repression, recession, war, poverty and injustice, and was ready to blow. Sagittarius is a fire sign, compressed by Pluto, which can only mean explosion. The centerpiece was the wide-spread use of the Improvised Explosive Device (IUE), the suicide bomber, and the use of air strikes and drones to kill indiscriminately and without regard to civilian deaths. And the Molotov. >MORE