New Moon in Taurus; April 26th, 2017❂♉

Early Wednesday, a New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon align at 8:16 AM ET in the strong, sensual Earth sign of Taurus. After the exhilarating-yet-maddening Aries season, the Taurus Moon is reminding us to slow down. Breathe.

This exalted Taurus lunation is also ruled by Venus, our Goddess of beauty and pleasure. Our senses are being awakened to fall in love all over again with the things that make us feel good to look at, touch and taste. What do you love and value?

“The plantings of this New Moon have the potential to grow into tangible support and satisfaction. It also has an air of fatedness, of supposed-to-be, with the New Moon making a wide trine to the Virgo North Node of destiny. That contact is a benediction of sorts for the 18-month journey through Virgo the node is wrapping up, and the coming flourishing is what we’ve been working toward. And some of that could end up feeling like heaven on earth. With Venus in the waters of higher love, and their ruler Neptune offering assistance, divine or ecstatic experiences are certainly possible down here on Terra Firma.” -Sally Kirkland

With Mercury still in retrograde, it’s about laying the groundwork for action around mid-May when things won’t be as fuzzy. Also circle November 4th, the date of the corresponding Full Moon in Taurus. That’s when you’ll reap the fruits of your harvest.

Look for wherever Taurus lands in your birth chart. This is where fresh energy is being poured. If your birthday falls on April 26th, plus or minus five days, you’ll benefit the most from this New Moon. The same is true if you have a planet or point in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius around 6 degrees..

Light a candle; make a list. Reset intentions. xx

“You do not get what you want. You get what you believe.” -Kelley Rosano

 

Mercury Retrograde in Taurus; April 28 – May 22, 2016

by Amanda Painter

“Have you noticed anything going particularly awry, or any near misses that got your attention in the last couple days or so? I’m especially referring to anything that involves communication, travel, your electronic devices, or even interactions that have involved your body (and your responses to it).

Mercury stations retrograde in Taurus today, April 28, at about 1:20 pm EDT. It will remain in apparent retrograde motion until May 22. This means we’ve been in the ‘storm’ phase these last few days (and will be for a couple more); this is the phase of time around a planetary station when things can feel especially tricky.

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Full Moon in Scorpio; April 22nd, 2016 ☾♏

“A farewell to my shadow is not my death; it’s my rebirth in darkness.”
― Munia Khan

A Full Moon occurs on Friday, April 22nd, 2016, at 1:24 AM EDT when the Sun in sensual Taurus opposes the Moon in mysterious Scorpio. Considered the most potent of the year by many astrologers, the Scorpio Full Moon is when buried emotions rise to the surface and take on a life of their own.

Under these Truth or Dare moonbeams, extreme behavior, amplified desires and emotional declarations are possible. But, the Moon in the dark realm of Scorpio also opens the portal to healing at the deepest level.

“In esoteric circles, this Full Moon is also known as the Buddha Full Moon. Legend has it that the Buddha returns from his high place in the invisible echelons of our planetary hierarchy of advanced teachers to bless the faithful and reconnect with Earth’s contingent of ever-increasing spiritual neophytes, disciples, and initiates.” -Mark Lerner

Taurus and Scorpio are opposite signs, but they also have similarities, both being Yin, fixed and possessive. Earth sign Taurus is about peace, stability and pleasing the senses – sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. Water sign Scorpio is about exploring the depths of existence; the things that go beyond the physical experience – spirituality, emotions, death, rebirth. It’s the Natural vs. the Supernatural.

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Sun in Taurus; April 19th – May 20th, 2016 ☀♉

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
― Hermann Hesse

It’s time to stop and smell the roses as the Sun enters sensual Taurus on Tuesday, April 19th for its month-long journey. In Taurus our senses are awakened to fall in love all over again with the things that make us feel good to look at, touch and taste. Spring has sprung, love is in the air, the weather is warming up and our attention turns to enjoying the finer things in life.

Venus-ruled Taurus is a lover of the physical 3D experience and is most at home when surrounded by scenic wonders — fresh grass, blooming flowers and deep forests. Intimate moments in a cozy, beautiful atmosphere (preferably with great food and wine) is Taurus‘ idea of a good time.

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Full Moon in Taurus; October 27th, 2015♉

A Taurus Full Moon occurs on Tuesday, October 27th, reaching its climax at 8:05AM ET. What’s been brewing since the May 18th Taurus New Moon could explode in a passionate fireworks display under these potent moonbeams.

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₮aurus, The ℬull

Ruler: Venus

Modality: Fixed

Season: Spring

Element: Earth

Stone: Emerald

Color: Green

The Taurus Woman

This is the second sign in the Zodiac and spring is in full bloom when the Taurus celebrates her birthday. Being ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, a Taurean woman is blessed with a charming personality. She has a nice, friendly way of communicating her feelings and can be spotted from afar, all thanks to her clear and loud voice. Being an earth sign, she is relatively humble and can be really dependable and faithful, if she chooses to be. She is able to withstand great hardship, because she has faith in herself and her abilities. She is introvert and deeply sensual, with considerable moral and emotional courage.

Count yourself lucky, if you have a Taurean as a close friend. The bull takes friendships seriously, and she is constant, loyal, and devoted. In return, all she asks is that you remain as true to the herd as she is to you and all will be well. Taurus women typically don’t need hordes of friends, as quality over quantity is her motto, and this extends to most areas of her life, not only friendships. She will ignore people she doesn’t like rather than try to pick a fight with them, and doesn’t go out of her way to rouse up that sleeping temper.

When it comes to attraction, Taurus’ secret weapon is serenity. There is a composed, peaceful, and patient quality to Taurus that is unmistakable and irresistible to many. She’s adept at making herself look sleek, by choosing clothes that complement her figure. Subtle and smart, this Earth sign favors neutral colors like cream, ivory, and khaki, accented by rich browns or luscious gold. She looks at clothes in terms of how they might feel to the touch, and even if an outfit looks fabulous, if it doesn’t feel fabulous next to her skin, she’ll avoid it. Being a feminine sign, she’s careful about the way she carries herself. She’s not flashy, yet she makes a statement. When it is time to go glam, she goes all the way. The Taurean woman knows exactly what suits her in make up and hair, and will go against the trends to make sure she is always at her sexiest.

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The ℰlements, Pt. Three: Earth Signs ♉ ♍ ♑

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EARTH SIGNS: TAURUS, VIRGO, CAPRICORN

 From nanceestar.com:

The most stable, consistent and sometimes rigid of all the signs. Once they make up their minds, like mountains they cannot be moved without huge efforts. Practical, patient, reasonable, and persistent are these signs. If you want to make sure a project gets done and gets done “right” call on an earth person. They will stick with it until the bitter end. Not much one for spontaneity or flexibility (we leave that to the air signs), not as sensitive as the water signs, the earth signs are still aware of the needs and often want to serve others. These people are not in for the limelight; If it can be done, an earth sign will do it without the need for recognition.

Often so rigid, they become stuck with old routines to the point of impracticality. Fear of starting something new, earth signs can be very cautious to the point of missing a great opportunity. Conventional to a point of boredom.

The fast moving, changeable air signs fascinate Earth signs though they are untrusting of their unworkable schemes. If you see an adult asking why repeatedly, you can pretty much be assured you are in the company of an earth sign. Fire signs are too forceful for their slower thorough nature. Sharing with the water signs the characteristics of retentiveness, self-protectiveness, and acquisitiveness, water signs will sooth and comfort the worry element so often found in earth signs. With this support and encouragement, earth signs can work and work and work.

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