So for me April has flown like a bat out of hell and it's Taurus time already. And April has been like a bat out of hell for many. Lots of energy, lots of anger, lots of change, lots of endings, lots of letting go, lots of loss. But its all making way for the new. What leaves now is leaving or making space for the new. Cry, scream and let it go. Something better is coming, something new is coming, something profound is coming. LET IT GO! Cry, scream and heal. You are giving birth to a new you, a new world, a new life. Cry, scream and let it go! Give into the birth the Universe is asking you to do. Evolve. Change. Grow. Push your Limits. Cry, Scream and Let it go! it's a hard and painful time I know, but its necessary to do this hard work now. Ice Cream and bubble baths are your friends now - stay away from liquor and drugs, they'll only make it worse. Try to stay sane while your world may look like its blowing up around you. It's like plowing a field in the spring, getting rid of the weeds, so you can plant the seeds of the next harvest.
We are leaving the time of Aries - the first born, the courageous warrior who came into the world alone and explored the possibilities for us all. He is fire and driven to "find" things, create things from his hands and his ideas. And Taurus, or Venus, is the Feminine nature within us. Venus is fertility. Venus is the unseen, the soft, the gentle, the yielding. Without her we are brutal only. So when we live in a world that disrespects women/feminine, we live in a world that is broken. It is a world off balance. and it is a world in crisis. Deep, deep crisis. And now that our government is filled with woman-hating sexists, proudly announcing women are worthless, not as good as them, cattle to be grabbed without permission, we are in deep, deep crisis of the feminine - being abused, denied and tormented, and a world in terrible crisis because the Heart Chakra is denied. Kindness, caring, supporting and loving are considered weakness. Our news casters and congress applaud bombing the Middle East like it's a game show, not death and destruction. Our planet is in Crisis from pollutants and our leaders are pretending it does not exist, because it will cost them money to mitigate their ways of doing business. Better the planet die than they lose a dollar. This is empty, heartlessness to the max, and so when the Sun is in Taurus, LOVE comes to the forefront. We will face our lack of it; we will long for it; we will ache for love, for our maker's connection, for our Higher Self connection, for the connection of others, but it HAS TO BE AUTHENTIC! Are the people in your life true or fake? Settle for nothing less than the real, and if you find all of them lacking, it's time to walk away and make way for the new. Find REAL connections this next 30 days and settle for nothing less. And if you find yourself alone, love yourself, heal yourself and open your heart to love. Low self esteem is an epidemic and you need to learn to love yourself, your uniqueness and your imperfections.
Taurus is the 2nd house of Values. What are your values? What do you honor? What do you think is important and what isn't? This is the question of the month. Your values have to be the highest possible, so you attract the right people, opportunities and options. Don't settle for the low road. I discovered years ago that when I accept something I don't like much because my options seem limited, I am in my own personal hell. If I say NO to that opportunity, suddenly new and better ones manifest almost instantly. Don't settle, reach for higher ground and live a higher purpose, higher energy, higher success in life.
On the 20th Pluto goes retrograde. Pluto is power, or the protection of power. He rules Governments, industry and institutions like Churches and Universities. This brings up power struggles in the world and lasts until September 30th. Pluto was leaving the close orb to Uranus and Eris, creating the push pull struggle of power and change. Going retrograde he goes back into connection to these two planets and digs up old wounds, reveals a need for change in our face, and Protesting will peak. The 50 years celebration of the Summer of Love is going to be very much like same, as there will be people against the government around the world, and chaos in the streets while war is waged in far too many places. Get ready for some turbulent times, and a turbulent summer.
New Moon moves in Taurus 5:15AM PST on the 26th. Taurus is Earth, the first Earth sign like Virgo and Capricorn. Earth signs will feel especially grounded, but regardless of your sign you can as well. Its a time to find your roots, your center, your support system. And again she is ruled by Venus, so there is great love here on this day. Come home to what is basic and important, not the advertising and media hype which creates a false world, a fake world with fake ideas, that do not bring happiness, which is why 90 Million people in America alone are on anti-depressants. Depression is a WARNING sign, not something to be medicated away. You are depressed because your soul, your mind are telling you, SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG and needs to be fixed. Are you depressed because you recognize the world is in crisis? Then get out there and do something about it, don't let them get you down. Let the healing powers of Taurus fill you up on this day and during this next 30 day period. It is the perfect time for healing many wounds if you make the effort.
On May 3rd Mercury in Taurus goes direct. Our minds return to sanity and we see the world more clearly. On the 10th Mercury enters Aries, so expect your mind to be racing around to take care of all those things you couldn't handle during the retrograde.
Mars moves into Gemini on the 11th, so expect to be doing many things at once and managing to balance it all somehow, like all Gemini's routinely do. There is a tendency to take on too much, so be sure to say later to some things so you don't lose your mind, or your energy. On June 6th is moves into Cancer, so you will slow down significantly then, so be sure you take advantage of his time in Gemini to get caught up.
On the 17th Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, the Sun, and Uranus are causing all kinds of action. The latter are letting go of the things that don't work in your life, while Jupiter and Neptune make us feel good about it all and give us a lot of optimism for the future. It's the start of new things, that will take time to build, but can be made manifest with effort.
We close this cycle on a note of letting go of a lot, because we are rebuilding our lives. It is time to cleanse, let go of what isn't working or making you happy, being OK with the void that release creates, knowing that the Universe abhors a vacuum and will fill it with something new and better for us, if we choose wisely and well.
I know things are hard right now for most of us. Keep the faith, the hope and the love in your heart. The wheel is always turning, and now it's time for cleansing. Embrace it rather than run from it, and it will be a lot less painful.
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