Materialism and the Mother Planet
Tropical astrologers only recognize the bull in Taurus' archetype—
they forget the dancing girl who rides on his back.
The strength of the bull and the beauty of the rider are two complementary parts of those people born from May 14–June 19
ALL THE EARTHLY PLEASURES
Taurus is an orphan of the Zodiac, without a "ruling" planet. This has made them self-reliant, self-rewarding, self-actualizing materialists. What is of value is what can be seen, touched and tasted. Venus has been assigned to Taurus, temporarily, on the universal scheme of things, to allay Taurus anxiety and at least make life pleasurable. Venus, aside from imbuing Taurus with the love of beautiful people and valuable things, (and despising the inverse) is of little value, and only makes Taurus pine for gold.
Taurus' feet are firmly in the ground, the Earth. They hate to lose touch with her, living above the ground floor. These are ranch-style people with a big garage. Taurus may even prefer to sleep on the floor. As the salt of the Earth, Taurus hold special reverence for land, and wants to possess it. The land and the body are one, and Taurus wants to hold on to both for all time. The Taurus is a steward of the land, an owner of the land, and a lover of the land. They have no faith, no foolish hope of a solicitous god; the Taurus believes in the here-and-now--not the pie-in-the-sky. Taurus is passive, until you rile him or her up, then they come on very strong. Most Taurus are passive until aroused or enraged; they are the come-hither, the innocent, who, sexy ol' me? Once the object of their affections has been spotted, then the Taurus will mill around, sniffing and showing off. Some Taurus (like Malcolm X in his early years) are pimps or macks. Some Male bulls see sex as the money-maker, once they discover that people lust after their bodies (and their sexual appetites); although they are content with one mate for life if they get used to him or her. Normally, the Taurus prefers to stay in the paddock, minding their own business, and working on a good meal and a permanent encampment. But, don't push them too far. >MORE
From Taurus Rising:
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus
Taurus Retro: Fear or Faith?
Although tropical astrologers would insist Mercury is in Gemini, observation tells us it is passing back and forth within 8 degrees of Aldebaran, the "red eye" of Taurus. Mercury retrogrades across Taurus during May and June. This makes it appear to pass us, then slow down, stop, retreat, then switch back to pass us again (see dates below). The relative speed of our planets and the curve of our orbits make this optical illusion possible. It is precisely because it is an illusion that it effects us the way it does; in our ideas, schemes, blind faith, reliance on luck, and all the other ways we try to predict the future as we hope it to be. Anyone familiar with illusion, suspension of belief, or lack of due diligence will understand what a precarious position we are in when we surrender our practical wisdom for something we want to happen so much that we lose track of what is actually possible. Any Mercury retrograde plays into this naivety, and this Mercury is like the false illusion that our wealth can protect us from the harvest of disaster that is over the horizon.>MORE
The New Moon begins in Taurus on the 18th May at 05:15 am and in the 12th house - London.
The Taurus New Moon is one of stability and strength of will although, his appetite can be quite insatiable when seeking emotional security through material comforts. Finances are his forte and much common sense is focused around this area, the one thing we must never do is underestimate his slow and laid back attitude as this Moon is very calculating with a great deal of common sense. In conjunction to Mars this Moon can bring to us the energy and ability to achieve a great deal of success. However, this aspect is also one of strong feeling and if felt negatively can create a stubborn and hot headed bull.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 18th May and is also in conjunction to the Moon! This aspect on the whole connects us to our subconscious mind and brings an intellectual awareness of our responses and emotional nature, which is a great help in making us think first before we act; we are in touch with our unconscious mind this month, especially in the area of past experiences and much thought will go into our domestic situations, careers and health.
As is always the case with Mercury Retrograde, it is not a time to start new projects, sign new contracts, or buy any motor run, or electrical equipment; it is the norm that when Mercury is in Retrograde mode that we will notice upheaval occurring in our lives, it may become quite erratic with sudden changes or obstacles; watch out for miscommunications at this time, as this will be quite prominent in this retrograde period. Mercury will be in retrograde mode until the 11th June 2015, but the shadow of this event starts at least a week beforehand and ends around a week after Mercury goes direct (sometimes longer); the effect is strongest, at the beginning and at the end of the retrograde mode.
Mercury retrograde in Taurus is a slow and careful thinker but can become obsessed with over thinking things, going over and over the same old ground, although this is not a time to start new projects, it is a time to re-organize, re-structure and re-visit any projects or situations that have already begun or have been left dormant, we must not become to fixated on any failures or problems experienced in the past, as much mental growth can be achieved by putting them into proper perspective. Mercury in Taurus doesn’t look for the easy way out nor does he cut corners, he prefers the long steady path to success and is willing to share his experiences to help and inspire others in a constructive way. Mercury Retrograde allows us to stop, look and listen, making this a great time to get re-organized and fix the already broken; this is a time of re-consideration of all the things that are already at hand.
Black Moon Lilith in Virgo is the shadow of ‘ability’ she shows us that we must not focus on the flaws and failures of the past, but to take from those situations the valuable lessons we have learned, this is an ideal time to reflect and apply the wisdom of these experiences. In conjunction to the North Node, Black Moon Lilith warns us to deal with any insecurities or past failures positively, or else we will have great difficulty in staying on our true life’s path. It is time for us to re-align with our destiny and prepare ourselves for our true soul purpose.
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Goddess of Love
By Femi The Raw Goddess
A new moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct or aligned in the same zodiac sign. In real 13 sign astrology that means it’s happening at the beginning of Taurus, the cow horn priestess Het Heru, on May 17th, 2015 at 11:13PM EDT. The Sun will actually stay in Taurus until June 19th. The new moon is a time of deep introspection and setting intentions for new beginnings. Het Heru is the Goddess of love and therefore creative manifestation. She teaches us to enjoy life and actualize our dreams. What we see in our minds is what we feel in our hearts and this new moon is all about it! She is The Law of Attraction, before anything can manifest, it has to exist in our spirit first! We create our life with our imagination. Het Heru reminds us to channel our sexual energy into higher spiritual realms. She is THE sky Goddess giving birth to our reality here on earth. The sacred cow. We create what we desire and focus on with a passion. Anything goes, so focus wisely.
This is a very sensual new moon highlighting art, music, dance and fertility. Het Heru also is represented as Oshun, Aphrodit, Venusand Hathor. Her worship is very old and even predates the official dynasties of ancient Egypt. She is everything that is true and good. The mother of light in the sky. Manifestation.
To maximize the potential in this new moon, beautify yourself and All around you. Work with The Power of Intention. The Power of Creation. If you’ve been looking for a creative breakthrough, now is this time! Activate the kundalini (sexual) energy. Work with the subconscious mind to visualize the life you want. This is how life is created. Channel your imagination to inspire something beautiful with love and art. Make a new vision board. Focus only on what you want to happen in your life. Het Heru is the mother of every God and every Goddess. So you have to go through her to manifest anything here on earth, with love and creativity, of course.
*Tomorrow Mercury will retrograde in Taurus til June 11th making Het Heru’s lessons of love even stronger. I’ll be posting in my Raw Goddess 13 Signs Astrology Group on Facebook to help you get thru the retrograde. So feel free to send me a request to join in on our growing community.
If you would like to know more about this alignment and where it’s happening in your personal 13 sign birth chart fill out the contact form below. New moon energy lasts for 2 weeks. Taurus will be the theme until June 2nd. Happy New Moon in Love!
Taurus hip hop artists Biggie Smalls and Tupac Sakur
TWO TAURUS FRENEMIES
Tupac and Biggie were themselves opposites within the trends of hiphop music. Lean and mean Tupac was like a deranged elf, a mad hatter with a blistering Mars patter and a finger on the trigger. Tupac was west coast—born in the hills of Northern California, iconoclastic, raised by black panthers. Biggie had a protected upbringing in the very traditional, east coast BK. Contest was inevitable. Tupac outrapped and humiliated Biggie at every turn. Friendship turned to rivalry.
Biggie had a Mars and Venus in loquacious Gemini; his lyrics were mellifluous, evocative—practiced, sure-footed; not spontaneous, like Tupac's lyrics. Biggie shared a Leo Moon with Tupac as well as the Saturn Neptune opposition; they both were imperious, vain, and felt that others victimized them. They put everything they had into short term success; in the end, though, fame—and the isolation it brought them—also destroyed them. Like a lot of black men in public, they both died at the top, strangled by their addictions and frustrations. >MORE
Pluto and the Generations
By the time Pluto entered Sagittarius, in late 2007, the world was rife with repression, recession, war, poverty and injustice, and was ready to blow. Sagittarius is a fire sign, compressed by Pluto, which can only mean explosion. The centerpiece was the wide-spread use of the Improvised Explosive Device (IUE), the suicide bomber, and the use of air strikes and drones to kill indiscriminately and without regard to civilian deaths. And the Molotov. >MORE