digital collages by dianna
Taurus is the second sign in the Zodiac. This is why it's all about resources & values. It's the way we refill the coffers after a long winter & how we celebrate the height of spring with banquets & bountiful celebrations. Notice how Whiteness has made us focus on hoarding resources over building systems of communal care & collaboration like Taurus really wants to. Yes, Taurus can be lazy, possessive & greedy but that's because it's trying to assure our survival not because it's selfish. As you study Taurus make sure you don't allow the steady stream of passive keywords to distract you from its strong, determined nature. We must allow the Taurus part of us (and others) to be able to express both sides to be complete. The farmer who only grows one crop hasn't done their ShadowWeRK. A farmer who knows that sometimes soil needs to rest & sometimes it needs to have compost added to be healthy is a balanced Taurus.
Taurus Keywords: Resources, Determined, Calm, Patient, Indulgent, Stubborn.
Taurus Archetypes: The Bull, The Bear, Farmer, Banker
Taurus Shadows: are often described as; lazy, stubborn, gluttonous, greedy, hoarding, materialistic, possessive, decadent, self-indulgent, stuck in ruts, conventional, loyal to a fault, slow, resentful, grudge-holding, intense hidden rage, inflexible, risk avoidant, envious, jealous, unforgiving, nostalgic, rude, immovable, ostentatious, overly rational, fearful of judgment of others, lack mindset, money wounds, withholding, attachment disorder, hypersexuality.
Seasonal Taurus: The Height of Spring
Taurus is the calm breath of spring when we know we’re gonna survive because the plants are now sprouting & flowering. The frozen waters are trickling again & the Sun is warming our bones, calling us to look around for snacks. We hear many new sounds as the water flow is louder & some animals are starting to make their babies now. The energy is frisky. We can sow into the softening Earth & plant new seeds in the fertile ground that’s now thawed & ready to receive. The air is musty & damn as the Earth releases its frozen reserves back into the cycle. Spring rains are fat & juicy, bringing much-needed nutrients to the sprouting beings. Everything turns pastel shades as the plants shoot out the first flowers & fruits.
- Dates: April 20 to May 20
- Colors: Pastels, browns, and mossy greens.
- Body: The lower jaw, neck, voice box, senses & shoulders.
- Beings/Animals: Bulls, Cows, Elephants, Panda Bears.
- Stones & Crystals: Emeralds, Topaz, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz.
- Objects & Metals: Drums, Farm Tools, Copper.
- Plants, Flowers & Herbs: Apples, Spinach, Rose, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Figs, Cypress, Dandelion, Narcissus.
- Element: Earth
- Mode: Fixed
- Talismans & Personal Objects: Your favorite possessions, toys, luxury items & sweets
- Tarot: 5, The Hierophant
- Goddesses: Aphrodite, Venus, Gaia, Mara, Zemyna, Ixcacao, Mokosh, Abundia
- Number: 6
- Day of the Week: Friday
- House Associations: The Second House; Assets, Money, Resources, Self Worth, Possessions, Self Awareness, What We Bring To The Table, Skills.
- Ruler: Venus Detriment: Mars Exalted: Moon Fall: None
- Venus: Relationships, Economies, Money, Art, Values, Veins, Beauty Standards, Needs.
- It’s all about YOUR VALUE!