Sun enters Taurus 11:56 PM EDT
There is doing and there is being. Many have observed this. Taurus is about Being. It’s not that we should all sit quietly, smelling flowers like Ferdinand the Bull, although there is merit in that to be sure. It’s more about sitting inside the mighty tree of yourself and being there. Whatever it takes. There are so many puzzles and mysteries to this life. Sometimes the only thing you can do in the face of all that is to be present. Simple be-ing is one of Taurus’ great gifts. And when this inclination is thwarted, look out! That’s when the bull sees red.
Jupiter square Uranus
Jupiter opposite Pluto
It’s a cardinal cross day. Actually it goes on for a few days. There has been much said, much happening and much that will come out of things that are happening now, both obvious and not so. It’s hard to say as I write this, so many days ahead, what events are unfolding but the essence is in the need to find a way to take action that allows for the rights of all living beings, nourishes the hungry, conserves resources and negotiates justly. If I can write it out in a coherent sentence it might be possible to bring these things together. Start where you are is the best advice. No matter how much you do, it will always never be enough.Today, especially, be aware of the excesses of righteous judgment. Point and blame at your own risk.
Uranus square Pluto
The last time this happens for us will be March 2015. The first time was June of 2012. Individuality is manipulated relentlessy by those who would sell us reality. Building character is an art that has been all but lost in the over-culture. Individuals consume. The force of character makes life worth living.
Mars square Jupiter
Conviction and righteousness can be very misguided today. When ‘love turns sour’ the enemy within projects upon the enemy without and there is nothing but hell to pay. Watch that pointing finger. . .
Mercury enters Taurus
Mars opposite Uranus
Mars square Pluto
Yesterday and today are hot; bothered; easily spun into a froth of chaos. But they are also days for breakthroughs and daring to be our honest selves. The hour belongs to those who are able to listen and negotiate at eye level with what stands before them. Fear Not! There is nothing but what is.
Venus trine Saturn
Mercury conjunct Sun
There is a time to hold firm to your values. Not because they are right but because they are yours and they are grounded deep in the fabric of your nature. They tell you what world you want to live in. Today also offers a rare moment of connection between heart and head. Arriving at last, for a moment at least in deep understanding of each other. So much is shifting – we can never return to the way it was. A mind/heart moment is more than useful.
Mercury sextile Neptune
Some say this world is alive: Always speaking to us if we have ears to hear. Everything from the birds who build their nests under the eves of our porches to the penguins recouping from oil spills. She speaks to us and through us.
Sun sextile Neptune
Again and continuously the soul of Earth offers opportunities for our awareness. Listen with your body. The very one you are in right now. It’s where you live. Maybe it’s time to get up and take a walk. Alter your perspective.
New Moon: Eclipse: 8 degrees of Taurus 2:14 AM EDT
Mercury trine Pluto
Having listened well, having known yourself as one of many cells in an organism so vast and deep we cannot conceive it, we now align our intentions with the planet who holds us to her body with gravity’s pull. We are the deeply loved children in her lap. Let your thoughts, intentions, words be inspired by the essential experience of your being here and now. Let Presence speak through your intentions.
For a less mystical, more chilling perspective on Taurus themes listen to this. Not for the faint of heart.
Mercury sextile Jupiter
Optimism, opportunity, if you build it s/he will come.
Mercury opposite Saturn
Venus enters Aries
Continue the effort of building. Manifestation is one reason we are here in such a material world. And while you’re hard at work, remember the value of the individual. Diversity is a celebration of life.
Sun trine Pluto
Take time. Move slowly. Intentionally. It’s a walking meditation. In this way we are empowered to make the world. The kind that sustains itself. A ‘seventh generation’ kind of world.
Sun sextile Jupiter
Some rain scares us with the possibility of flooding. Other rains clean the world and refresh our lives. But rain is rain. It falls, it stops falling.
Mercury enters Gemini
The trickster is at home. Too clever by half. Grab on to your wit as well as your sense of humor; slapstick as well as sophisticated. You’ll need it!
Sun opposite Saturn
If it feels good to work hard put your shoulder to the wheel and do what has to get done. If you’re not that kind of guy – hire someone and be prepared to pay.
Venus opposite Mars
Mercury square Neptune
If you’ve been engaged in conflict any time since December, today will show you one more valuable piece of information about your opponent. No need to analyze or to believe everything you hear. Just experience yourself in opposition to a challenge you can’t refuse.
Mercury trine Mars
Understanding dawns and from that, action follows.
Full Moon: 23 degrees Scorpio 3:16 PM EDT
Venus square Pluto
Some say Persephone was abducted – forced into the dark and terrifying underworld. Others believe she was drawn to the mysteries, the ones in her own body; mysteries of blood and birth and death: That she went to the world under to fullfil her destiny – not like a hero, not to kill anything or dominate – but to learn, to grow and to enable life to flourish after loss. By the light of the Full Moon we are prompted to consider our relationship to the dark.
Mercury sextile Venus
Mercury sextile Uranus
Venus conjunct Uranus
Anything can and does happen. Inventive, creative, inspired, manic, reckless – it’s all there. A glorious day to ask all questions: Consider all possibilities. What game are you playing?
Venus square Jupiter
Even if anything is possible it’s also true that there are consequences to all actions. The pointing finger of blame is in the air. Being called to account is not, however, the same as guilty.
Mars stationery direct
Maybe this is a day we have been waiting for. Over the next two months we should see what the cardinal cross was really about. We the people who create the world are meant to take action for the things we believe are just and fair. We have seen a lot of bad behavior from people in positions of responsibility. How will we act, based on what we have witnessed? The key is to acknowledge and respect those who seem to get in the way, without ignoring the possibility of manipulation and, dare I say, evil. It’s tricky. The story of Mars retrograde (since March 1st) is the story of a hero’s journey. He descends to face the scary, difficult, dangerous thing. He then is meant to return from his quest with a gift for the people. (Of course he could be she. Mars belongs to all of us.)