No doubt it's been coming on strong: a tightly-aligned Cardinal Grand Cross dancing in the flames of Aires initiation. The fire of the Sun is now briefly hidden as the Taurus New Moon welcomes us back to our roots. Taurus is Earth! It is about the body, the senses. If Pisces is the Waters of the womb and Aires is the crowning of the newborn, Taurus is the crawling to the breast for the first meal of a new life. If Aries is the survivor sprinting from the flames of the plane crash, then Taurus takes over and says, "okay where is my food and water?" Taurus is about sustenance!
This Eclipse asks us to review what we are taking into our monkey suits. Diet is about so much more than food. Taurus asks what we eat and drink, yes, but She also asks what we see, smell, hear, and feel. Does it provide sustenance? Is it natural? Is it of the Earth? Taurus is the Earth! Taurus takes things at Earth's Pace. It is time to slooooooooow doooooooown. The cow has two stomachs, after all. This is about intently masticating and slowly digesting. The leaves patiently crumble and give their energy back to Earth to be born as new Life. It is time to stop this rushing around. No more swallowing tinctures and flower essences like some pill from a bottle. Taurus is about dancing with the Spirits of the medicine and taking the time to bask in the highest light of Nature. Why shouldn't we talk with our food before we eat?
Taurus is about beauty! Look at a tree and you'll see the whole Earth. Capricorn is the structure... the roots, trunk, and branches. Virgo is the leaf reaching for the light of Spirit... the photosynthesis, the devotion to the work Within. And Taurus is... The Flower! The roses need our noses and Taurus knows this best. Let's slow down and be beautiful Bullses. But what's with the bulls? What's with the balls, y'all? Ah, I sense the stench of patriarchal takeover. The divine cow was testiculized and we were told this Earth Yin archetype associated with Goddess Venus is all about stubborn, bull-head, and materialism. Wait, what???
Wrong again! It's time to bring the Holy Cow back into the ring of honor. Time to slowly sip from the udders that fed the Gods. Slow down, beautiful. Honor your beauty as you admire the beauty of Earth. Dance, sing, wiggle, and beam! Let's lose ourselves to scents, sights, sounds, and tastes. And to feels! For really real, for Taurus is sensuality... intimacy as an art form. And Taurus knows how to receive the beauty and abundance that is given to honor her beauty and abundance. Living is beautiful! Those who remember are rewarded by remembering.
Can we slow our pace in this wild rat race? Can we remember those "have-to"s are "get-to"s? Time to set Taurus intentions. Are we honoring our bodies? This is a month to revitalize our focus on the body, on the sustenance, on the yoga, the tantra, the dance, drum, and chant, yeah? I sense a storm a-brewin and it's a storm of beauty. Our roots quench our thirst and the waters will soon sweeten as Cancer Jupiter departs from the Grand Cross to form a beautiful Grand Water Trine with Scorpio Saturn and Pisces Chiron. Let's talk about that. Actually, let's dance about it...
Join us to honor the graceful mysteries of Taurus and Venus this Friday night at Sutra Seattle, featuring the beautiful music of Masaru Higasa and Pepper Proud (on her birthday! :)) as Yaima, Yoga with Jennifer Olson, movement with Cosetta Romani, and much more. This one will truly be much More Than Astrology.
Link to the Event here
Love, Planets, and Roses,