Venus in Taurus

So anyways, Venus moves into Taurus today.

Venus is about the things that make us feel good, and Taurus is all about the senses. Being an earth sign, it’s also about the pleasure that security, abundance and wealth can bring. We’re not just talking about financial wealth here- although, obviously, that’s a large part of it. It’s also the wealth and abundance of nature- the beauty that’s all around us.

It’s about taking the time to appreciate that. It’s about slowing down to smell the roses. It’s about savouring tastes and fragrances and textures. It’s about stopping to listen to a beautiful piece of music, to gaze at art, to take the time to prepare a beautiful meal. It’s about the beauty in nature.

When it comes to love, it’s a little like a Kylie Minogue song- taking it slow, like chocolate and reading body language. It’s about taking your time, and wining and dining your partner. It’s walks in the outdoors, it’s thoughtfully prepared picnics, it’s the power of touch.

Obviously there’s more- much more…but I’ve said it before…here.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Taurus somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that Venus will be bestowing her presence on. It’s this part of life that you’ll find pleasure in. It’s this area of life that you might want to take your time in.

In my chart, Venus in Taurus is transiting the 3rd house. I’ll be taking pleasure in getting to know my “neighbourhood”, in the ritual of my routines, in little things like talking to the people that I see every day.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide. Obviously, if you know where Taurus is in your chart, go straight to that house:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Venus will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Venus will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Venus will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Venus will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Venus will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Venus will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Scorpio, Venus will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Venus will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Venus will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Venus will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Venus will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Venus will be transiting your 2nd house.

Taurus New Moon

I had another post planned and scheduled for this New Moon – a deeply, personal one. I deleted most of it. Thank I wrote another – also a little too personal for my liking…but…

You see, I was reading last year’s Taurus New Moon post and it hit me just how much had happened since then.

I’d written that post the day before our wedding anniversary and a couple of days before we flew out for a couple of weeks in Bali.

Hubby had started long service leave in an attempt to pause the nastiness that had been going on in his place of work, and I was considering resigning from my extremely high-pressure job. A lot of other stuff was going on in the background and we were both stressed to the max.

Those couple of weeks in Bali helped. A chance comment by a driver who said he laughed at westerners like us who turn up exhausted from working to pay for the holiday to recover from the work, who then go back to work just as hard to pay for the next holiday to recover from the work.

Seven weeks later we had a week in Mooloolaba between me finishing one job and starting another. The idea that had begun to germinate while we were relaxing in Bali grew. Was it really so crazy? Could we really move up here? Live up here?

What were we staying in Sydney for? I liked my job, I loved our friends, and my family. I loved our house, but I didn’t like my life. In hindsight, it wasn’t much of a life: three hours a day commuting, working on my writing all weekend and every night, fitting friends and family into tiny rationed gaps of time, no time for fun or exercise. I was a heart attack waiting to happen.

What were we doing it for? What if instead of struggling to pay the mortgage and being perpetually tired we could jump off the treadmill and actually live? Was that even possible? Yes…but not in Sydney.

Reading this post brought all of this back.

As you’d know by now, we did sell, we did move, we did exercise those other options. We made the sea-change. Yes, it was a risk – financially, it still is – but in hindsight, not only was it the best option, it was also the only one.

Yes, it’s been a leap, but it’s been done in a way that seems inevitable for a plan started under the Taurus New Moon.

It was a plan that has taken most of the last 12 months to come to fruition, but once we decided to make the move, we plotted it and stuck to our guns – stubbornly, and in the face of plenty of opposition and guilt.

It was a plan that involved letting go of oh so much – both physically and emotionally. I hung on more than hubby did this time – unusually so.

This whole exercise has also taught us the value of having a buffer – very much a Taurean concept. We had a Plan B for a rainy day. We also had a backup Plan C for Plan B, and a Plan D for Plan C – and I’m glad that we did. Things got very tight (financially) there for a while and it was our buffer that got us through – and will need to continue to do so until hubby finds work. The thing is, going back was never our Plan B. Our back-up plans were based on making our Plan A work, not having a exit route if things got a little tough.

I worry that there won’t be enough, that we can’t earn enough again, but I guess that will be the focus of my intentions at this New Moon. At the same time, as I drive over the hill every morning and see the expanse of the ocean before me, and the Sun rising to the East, all of those worries go away – at least for the hour I’m walking.

Physically I’m not yet lighter, but emotionally I’m a world away from where I was this time last year. I haven’t completely let go of what was weighing me down and holding me back, but I’ve slowed down, I’m grounding myself, and I’m appreciating life and nature and all of the things I had no time for when I was busy being busy and busy drowning.

Seeing the completion of a 12 month cycle like this – comparing last years New Moon journal to this one – is a reminder of just how all of this fits together in the big picture that is life.

Anyways, enough about me. Somewhere in your chart is Taurus, and where 6 Taurus 27’ falls is where you need to let go of something that is weighing you down or holding you back. It’s where you need to accept that you have enough – or actively seek to buffer if you truly don’t.

Make a plan, stick to it, and have a back-up – just ensure that your back-up is a back-up for the master plan, not an escape clause for if it all gets too hard.

Doing it for yourself…

If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 6 Taurus 27’…or thereabouts.

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

For me, this New Moon is in my 3rd house – sextile Mercury, conjunct my north node, and opposite Mars. My focus this month is around exploring my neighbourhood, making connections, setting daily routines and journeys. I have a list of things that I’ll do this month to help with that.

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, This New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, This New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, This New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, This New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, This New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, This New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Scorpio This New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, This New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, This New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, This New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, This New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, This New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Wherever this falls in your chart is where you need to slow down, let go and appreciate what you have. You might need to de-clutter whatever that part of life signifies for you, or stand back, observe it all and declare your gratitude. For a few ideas, check out this post on New Moon Wishing.

Happy Birthday Taurus…

Being in Queensland, and needing to keep the house as cool as possible, we have tiles in all rooms other than the bedrooms and my study/office. The carpet in these rooms is plush. (As an aside, I love the way that word fills my mouth…) Anyways, the dog rolls around and around on this carpet doing these little happy bark things that she does. I’ve taken to always being in bare feet – just so I can feel it under my toes when I’m working.

There’s so many other things I’m noticing about our new life now that we’ve paused enough to do so.

I have my morning cup of tea and breakfast outside these days where I can listen to the swish of next doors bamboo – enjoying the sound while being grateful I don’t have the mess of it in our yard. Then there’s the bird song – there’s something about early morning bird song. And here you can make out the individual birds – back in Sydney they’d all be drowned out by the squawking of cockatoos.

This afternoon I drove down to the beach after I logged off from the partition job. It was stormy and rainy and it made every one of my senses come alive. The beach even smelt more oceany. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Sun has now moved into Taurus.

Mooloolaba Beach in the rain…

If you want to know what the Sun in Taurus looks like or acts like, check out this post.

Taurus season is a time for the senses – of making time for the senses. Wherever Taurus is in your chart – and we all have a little (or a lot) of Taurus in our lives – is where the Sun will be shining for the next month. It’s where you need to take your time, consolidate your efforts, and appreciate the process. If you’re feeling a tad low, a gratitude journal (as clichéd as that sounds) could help you notice the tings that you normally rush through and overlook.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post. For me the Sun is travelling through my third house. I’ll be taking this month to get to know my new neighbourhood – slowly. I need to find a gym and a yoga class and settle into a work and life routine that will be my new normal.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide. Naturally, if you do know where Taurus falls in your chart, you won’t need this guide.

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, the Sun will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, the Sun will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, the Sun will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, the Sun will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, the Sun will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, the Sun will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Scorpio, the Sun will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, the Sun will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, the Sun will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, the Sun will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, the Sun will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, the Sun will be transiting your 2nd house.

Mercury in Taurus

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Mercury in Taurus

Moon in Gemini

Miss T has most unkindly, and not entirely unfairly, compared my singing to cat wails, or Kali (Adventure Spaniel) howling. As I said – unkind. I happen to think that I smash some of those Adele high notes out of the park. She says I smash them in other ways. We’ve agreed to disagree. I also think that sometimes Adele doesn’t sing the right words, but that’s another story.

Where am I going with this? To Mercury in Taurus, of course. You see, people with Mercury in Venus ruled signs tend to have nicer sounding voices- all other things being equal, of course.

Anyways, Mercury moves into Taurus today and there’s a lot more to it than just the voice. Incidentally, George Clooney and Ruseel Crowe both have Mercury in Taurus and I could listen to their voices forever. Sigh. If you want to know more about this, you’ll find a previous post here.

Oh, in case you’re interested, although Adele does have the Sun in Taurus (conjunct Jupiter) she has Mercury and Venus in Gemini. Whatevs.

Mars in Taurus – Going The Distance

The first thing we need to know about Mars in Taurus is that Mars is in his detriment here – he’s operating from a sign where he doesn’t feel at all comfortable.

You see, Taurus is a Venus-ruled sign and is all about pleasure and taking the time to smell the roses. Mars, on the other hand, is driven to win and push forward. Taurus’ motivations are around physical security and her goals are closely aligned to achieving this.

Taurus is about conserving energy and prefers to expel it efficiently and steadily. Mars wants to burn.

If we put this together, in Taurus, Mars’ energy is steady, controlled and strong. He’s slow to anger, but once in that mode, can be slow to switch back. Raging bull anyone?

Once he’s decided that he wants someone or something he’s prepared to work for it and will be there for the long haul. Mars in Taurus has immense staying power and can go the distance.

When he’s made up his mind, there’s very little that will change it – adaptability is not Taurus’ strong suit – and I mean that in the nicest possible way. Likewise, if he has achieved his goals and acquired whatever it was he desired, he is reluctant to relinquish it. This goes for relationships too.

If you have Mars in Taurus, you might need some persuasion to get moving after whatever it is that you need to get moving after, but once you’ve started – moving, that is – there’s very little that will stop you.

What does he want – Mars in Taurus? He has an appetite – in more ways than one. He also wants to feel comfortable, secure and to have “enough”….whatever enough actually means.

Want to know more about Mars in Taurus? Perhaps there’s a Taurus man in your life? Check out this post for more.

Doing it for yourself…

We all have Taurus somewhere in our chart, and it’s this part of life that’s about to get an energy hit from Mars.

Pull your chart out and look for the symbol of Taurus.

If you don’t have your chart, read this post on how to get one.

If you don’t know what the houses mean, check out series 1 of the Toolbox or this post.

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide below.

Mars in Taurus will transit my 3rd house. Mars in Taurus is providing me with the energy to deal with some heavy mental work I have coming up – and the strength to cope with issues around siblings, neighbours and other 3rd house matters.

Over to you…

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, Mars will be transiting your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, Mars will be transiting your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, Mars will be transiting your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, Mars will be transiting your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, Mars will be transiting your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, Mars will be transiting your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Scorpio, Mars will be transiting your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, Mars will be transiting your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, Mars will be transiting your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, Mars will be transiting your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, Mars will be transiting your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, Mars will be transiting your 2nd house.

Mars will be in Taurus from 10 March, 2017 to 21 April 2017.

Going the Distance…New Moon in Taurus

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It’s our wedding anniversary tomorrow. Twenty-two years ago on a sunny autumn day in Canberra we did the “I do” thing. Twenty-seven years ago this month we started dating.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing- no long-term relationship is. I think sometimes that we’re better together. In any case, it’s our anniversary tomorrow and on Sunday we fly to Bali for some time away together.

Somehow it seems fitting that there’s a New Moon on our anniversary this year. You see today hubby effectively finishes from the company he first joined straight out of school 36 years ago. Yep, you heard me right. Thirty-six years. Let’s just say it hasn’t been stress-free getting to this point.

There’s a lot of other stuff going on in the background too- one of which could lead to us selling our house. Although we’ve talked about down-sizing over the last 12months, we haven’t been ready to make the jump. It seems, though, as if the Universe has other plans and circumstances are bringing this decision closer.

It got me thinking about what I’d need to do in order to down-size… and that made my head hurt. We have way too much stuff- so much more than we need.

First there’s my cookbooks, my reading books, my travel books. Then there’s the china- so much china…so much of it never used. That’s before I get to the porcelain cup/saucer/plate sets in my display cabinet- about 20 of them. Some were given to me by my grandmother, the rest were purchased during an ebay whirlwind. They’re perfect for the afternoon tea parties with cupcakes and scones that I’ll never have.

While it’s lovely, we don’t need most of this. But my husband says:

‘You never know when you’ll need it’

‘It all has sentimental value.’

The thing is, I don’t need to dust these things to remember the feelings that prompted me to buy them or hold on to them. On the contrary, I never look at them, and hubby doesn’t give them a thought until I suggest de-cluttering. Besides, he has Taurus Rising.

So, I’ll be gradually letting of much of it- gently and thoughtfully. And yes, I’m well aware this is a first world problem.

My point? Most of us have too much of something. For a rainy day. In case we run out. In case we don’t have enough… or are enough.

Sometimes it’s the very act of holding onto something, gathering up something, or purchasing something that makes us feel safe, secure, and well-fed.

We can also be attached to feelings, to a hair-style, to the past. We can be attached to the way things are, the way things were, or the way that we think they might be. We can be attached to a dream, a hope, or a vision. We can be attached to a lost love, the idea of love, the fantasy of a love. Some of us can even be attached to feeling sad, negative and fearful.

Not everything that we hang onto is, by definition, good. How many people do you know of in unhealthy relationships for whatever reason? How many people do you know who will listen to good advice and then pop their own roadblocks or excuses up? I’ll be the first to put my own hand up for that one- on a number of different levels.

Getting rid or letting go of what we are attached to can be scary as it removes an excuse for moving forward. Holding onto that clutter or baggage can weigh you down physically or symbolically. It’s there in the friend who insists on closure from her ex before saying yes to the guy standing in front of her.  It’s there when we hold onto a job long past its use by date because the current one, for all its faults, makes us feel safe. It’s there when we hold onto a pair of jeans that are two (or is it three?) sizes too small because throwing them out is almost like abandoning the idea that we’ll ever fit into them again.

At the end of the day, those jeans really are just jeans (no pun or inadvertent advertising intended) and getting rid of them is not an admission of failure. It’s acknowledging that they are taking up valuable room in your wardrobe that can be filled with something fabulous and new when you do drop those two sizes.

It’s the knowing when to let go, when enough is enough, when less is more, that’s the hard bit. Yet, in letting go, there is the peace of just being. At that point we now we are enough, we are self reliant, our satisfaction coming from inside us rather than from the “things” and habits we have gathered around us…and that’s what this Taurus New Moon is all about.

Easier said than done, of course, and more so under a fixed sign Moon…but let go we must.

Somewhere in your chart is Taurus, and where 16 Taurus 41’ falls is where you need to let go of something… In my case, this New Moon falls in my 3rd house…and sextile my ASC, and trine DC. This one for me is about neighbours, change and messages. The intentions I set now will be based on these areas. It’s time for hubby and I to start a new adventure together- I’d like for us to do that with fewer material attachments.

I’m hoping that the state of mind that is Ubud will help us let go of the pressures of the last few months that are clouding our view of what’s next.

Doing it for yourself…

If you’ve been reading along, you should know how to find where the New Moon is happening in your chart. If you’re new to this site (welcome), duck across and check out this post before you go any further.

The position you’re looking for is 16 Taurus 41’…or thereabouts.

Now, let’s set our intentions. Think about the area of life you’re focusing on and set small achievable targets. Make sure that you do at least one thing towards this goal this month. If you’re unsure where to start, check out this post.

  • How do the concerns of this house make you feel?
  • How would you like to feel about them?
  • What positive steps can you take over the next four weeks to minimise the gap between how you feel about this are and how you’d like to feel?

*****Write it down!!!!!!!!!!******

If you don’t have any idea about your birth time, or can’t be faffed working it out, you can follow the solar guide:

  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Taurus, This New Moon will be in your 1st house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Gemini, This New Moon will be in your 12th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Cancer, This New Moon will be in your 11th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Leo, This New Moon will be in your 10th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Virgo, This New Moon will be in your 9th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Libra, This New Moon will be in your 8th house.
  • If your Sun of Ascendant is in Scorpio This New Moon will be in your 7th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Sagittarius, This New Moon will be in your 6th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Capricorn, This New Moon will be in your 5th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aquarius, This New Moon will be in your 4th house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Pisces, This New Moon will be in your 3rd house.
  • If your Sun or Ascendant is in Aries, This New Moon will be in your 2nd house.

Wherever this falls in your chart is where you need to slow down, let go and appreciate what you have. You might need to de-clutter whatever that part of life signifies for you, or stand back, observe it all and declare your gratitude. For a few ideas, check out this post on New Moon Wishing.

Material Girl: Venus in Taurus

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So anyways, Venus moves into Taurus today.

Venus is about the things that make us feel good, and Taurus is all about the senses. Being an earth sign, it’s also about the pleasure that security, abundance and wealth can bring. We’re not just talking about financial wealth here- although, obviously, that’s a large part of it. It’s also the wealth and abundance of nature- the beauty that’s all around us.

It’s about taking the time to appreciate that. It’s about slowing down to smell the roses. It’s about savouring tastes and fragrances and textures. It’s about stopping to listen to a beautiful piece of music, to to gaze at art, to take the time to prepare a beautiful meal.

When it comes to love, it’s a little like a Kylie Minogue song- taking it slow, like chocolate and reading body language. It’s about taking your time, and wining and dining your partner. It’s walks in the outdoors, it’s thoughtfully prepared picnics, it’s the power of touch.
Obviously there’s more- much more…but I’ve said it before…here.

Morning of the Earth: Happy Birthday Taurus

Zodiac Taurus golden sign

Ruler: Venus

Exalted: the Moon

Detriment: Mars

Polarity: Feminine/ Negative

Modality: Fixed

Element: Earth

Body Parts: metabolic system, thyroid, storage systems, neck, throat, tonsils, ears, vocal chords

Nature: dry, cold, enduring

Motivation: To store, to make solid, to manifest, to build, to make the most of every moment. The Taurus endpoint is to be.

So anyways, the cardinal signs herald the change of season. By the time the fixed signs come along, it’s consolidated, solidified. The mutable signs are a reminder that things won’t last forever, and soon it will be time to adapt and adjust to different conditions.

In Australia, we’re in the middle of Autumn. In the Southern states, and cooler Highland areas, the leaves are changing into glorious but short-lived colour- every shade of red through orange to brown. Soon they’ll form little mounds on the ground that crackle and crunch when you step on them.

Here in Sydney the autumn colour is all too fleeting- the leaves seem to go straight from tree to brown on the ground and mulch in the lawnmower almost overnight.

The Earth signs are vitalised by texture, taste and colour- the most physical of sensations. Taurus, being a Venus ruled sign, is inspired by beauty and anything that stimulates the senses. Autumn (and Spring, in the North) delivers this- in spades…pun intended…as gardeners, that most earthly of occupations, are busy with routine seasonal tasks-either putting the garden to bed for the winter, or waking it up to Spring colour.

It’s about the sensations- the textures associated with warmer clothes, the feel of the cold on cheeks and hands first thing in the morning, the taste of autumn produce and spices and the warmth of earth tones. Of course, in the Northern hemisphere the opposite is happening- but you get the idea. More importantly, it’s about slowing down, finding comfort in routine, and taking the time to smell the roses, survey your space and settle back to enjoy it in relative peace.

Like the other Earth signs, Taurus needs a practical goal- and to be recognised for her hard work and reliability. But where Capricorn needs to be seen by her position on the ladder and achievements, and Virgo for her service, Taurus knows that you can’t spend a Job Title or Indispensability at the shops.

But she does like to buy and accumulate things- what she possesses contributes greatly to her creative and emotional security, her pride and sense of safety.

Taken to extremes, Taurus can take to accumulation for its own sake- buying things she really doesn’t need. Generally speaking, this would indicate insecurity or emotional clutter- but given Taurus’ legendary self-containment, it is often difficult to get to the bottom of the real problem. Either way, it is the Taurus shadow…and before you yell at me, remember every sign has a shadow that we run to if we’re feeling threatened, empty, unmotivated or creatively unfulfilled…

Taurus is not one to take risks with that which is important to her. She is dependable and safe and takes her time to absorb what is happening around her. Again, before you yell at me, that doesn’t mean she is boring. Taurus, like all the Earth signs, is subject to more than a little bad press.

Slow to anger, she rarely over-reacts and is an absolute rock in a crisis. My Scorpio Hubby has Taurus rising, and his self control and ability to remain outwardly calm when I am falling apart is incredible.

In common with all fixed signs, Taurus can be stubborn. There, I said it. Where Aquarius holds onto his ideas and opinions, Leo his pride and confidence and Scorpio her emotions, Taurus likes to hang onto…stuff. Taurus is attached to whatever she believes is hers- whether this is her home, her job, her partner, her status quo, her weight- even when the use by date has long gone.

She doesn’t like change and will stamp those feet firmly into the mud until the quicksand threatens to pull her under. Where her opposite Scorpio is suspicious of change, Taurus likes things as they are simply because it is comfortable, requires less effort and is safe- why change something that isn’t broken?

Being a Venus ruled sign, Taurus likes comfort and ease and is reluctant to needlessly waste energy. She will sit quietly and listen to advice, smile nicely, thank you and proceed to ignore your suggestions or guidance. Taurus generally needs to be dragged to the starting line and left until she is ready to take it on board.

Slow to start, Taurus energy is one of endurance and steadfastness. Once mobilised she is unstoppable and will see things through to the bitter end and beyond- whether this be a single task, a relationship, a goal, a diet, or a grievance- no matter how long it takes.

This makes Taurus a formidable opponent, irreplaceable employee and loyal partner- she will keep going long after the race has been won and everyone else has gone home. The object is to finish the job- the accolades don’t mean that much at all.

Remember

Everyone has Taurus somewhere in their chart. It’s this part of life that you’ll approach with an Taurus steady as she goes attitude. It’s also this part of life that the Sun is shining on for the next month. It’s this part of life that you need to build solid, lasting structures in.