It’s officially Taurus season!!! Happy Birthday to all of the wonderful Taurus people out there. Your ability to create beauty in the world on the material plane is unsurmountable. I have had so many amazing Taurus dominant people enter my life in the last decade that have brought so much into my life. My tattoo artist Jason Phillips is a Taurus Sun and has adorned my body with his amazing art, my husband's former boss is also a Taurus Sun, and has the most beautiful and amazing tiki bar in one of the oldest Art Deco buildings in downtown Oakland with wonderfully crafted drinks and some of the best bar food you could get in town! My business partner Evelyn’s Taurus Moon has brought so much artistic and creative beauty to our shared vision of our shop, and our brand. I am constantly learning from this archetype the benefits of working hard and putting your nose to the grindstone to get your dream to come to life.
On Wednesday we have a New Moon at 3 degrees of Taurus. This is a powerful and potent time to set intentions around our health and finances. We benefit from writing our intentions, or creating a vision board for what we hope to manifest into the material plane in the months to come. When I was working on this blog I took a break to go for my morning walk after breakfast with my husband, and when we got back I began prepping some oranges for our juice that I was planning on making later in the day. As I began peeling the oranges, the aroma and feel of their texture, and color began to lift my mood into this realm that felt spiritual and other worldly. The frequency of the orange felt like it was cleansing some sort of dark matter or negativity out of my energy field and I immediately began to feel happier. I decided to take a bite out of one of the orange slices and I felt an immense amount of love and gratitude for life. This ability we have to connect with food in a divine way is characterized through the archetype of Taurus and Venus. Oranges are often used in ritual as an offering and vibratory cleansing agent. Citrus is known as itself to be a powerful cleaning agent and detoxifier in the body. Oranges have also often been used in prosperity and love rituals, which is another perfect for the energy of both Venus and Taurus. Oranges are a powerful energy to have on your altar this season, and using them in ritual on this week's full moon is highly recommended.
The color orange is also related to the Sacral Chakra, which is located in our diaphragm where the womb is. This is where we hold our emotional responses as well as childhood experiences and trauma. It is positive to work on cleansing negative energy out of the Sacral Chakra when we are feeling like we are being triggered when traumatic experiences are happening around us. This is a good time to meditate on healing energy within your Sacral Chakra.
This week will be heavy with deliberation for our world leaders, as the transits of the week embody that of authority meeting reality, and the urge for control vs. what is possible will clash. On a smaller scale, as individuals we will be in our own version of that, having to troubleshoot and strategize our plan for the future.
I can’t help but wonder what some of the deliberations have been in those meeting rooms between governors, congress, government officials, etc…..
I have to say I do not envy any of their jobs right now. I imagine there will be a lot of arguing, fighting, frustration between our world leaders this week, and us as a people are getting restless watching the circus. We want solutions, reform, answers, change. We are beginning to see more social unrest as the shelter in place continues to be extended, despite some of the rumors that some businesses will begin to be able to open up, the restrictions that are still being enforced will no doubt have a huge impact on our economy.
Years ago I had a boss who told me that the future of retail was ecommerce and warehouses. He said that everyone will order something online, and a warehouse will deliver it to your door that same day. He said no one will go shopping anymore because the convenience of not having to leave your house will be too nice. I knew he was right, because the business I was running for him was going under rapidly. We couldn’t compete with the prices being offered online. And within months I was shutting down 5 retail stores and out of a job.
I’ve watched many stores I love close their doors after a short run. It seems if you are located in a heavy tourist area, you can be successful, but now that tourism is on hold, what does that mean for us who depend on tourism for the health of our local economy?
When I began working from home and doing readings online a few years ago, I felt my income potential was greater, because the internet is the world wide web! You can be accessible to everyone anywhere! But I often found sitting in front of the computer for days and not leaving the house was really hard on my brain and my physical body. They say having an office or a job that you go to is better for the brain. The separation of work and home is beneficial for creating a sacred space for yourself that keeps you in a healthy routine. I hope we are all able to return to jobs after this, jobs that help us to appreciate the little things.
This week is hard, we may not get along with everyone at this time. Just remember to stop, take a deep breath, and have gratitude for what you can.
Tarot Cards of the Week:
The Empress, The Emperor, The Hierophant, The Lovers, The Tower, The Devil, Knight of Wands, King of Wands, 2 of Wands, 4 of Wands, 2 of pentacles, 3 of pentacles 4 of Pentacles, 5 of Pentacles, 6 of Pentacles, Queen of Pentacles, 4 of Swords, 5 of Swords, 6 of Swords, 7 of Swords, 8 of Swords, 9 of Swords,Page of Swords, Knight of Swords.
(All times are Pacific)
Moon enters Aries 12 am
Moon sextile Saturn in Aquarius 3:16 am
Moon conjunct Chiron in Aries 1:55 pm
We may feel like issues around confidence and self worth are prominent as we start the week out. The Moon in Aries can give a tone that is often quick to react, as in the Knight of Wands card. We may feel irritable, frustrated, and our inability to control things in our world could be getting to us quite a bit today.
Positive ways to work with this Aries energy is to stay active. Keep busy. Move your body physically, go for a walk, if you can’t do that, try exercising at home. For me I have found that kundalini yoga is quite an amazing tool when I am feeling this way. I have often started out a kundalini yoga session feeling angry, irritable, and frustrated, and within the hour of my session, my energy has completely transmuted and I find all of the energy I was holding onto has been released. There are some great intro kundalini classes on gaia.com that I enjoy, but I am sure you can find some free on Youtube as well. If you need to scream into a pillow today, do it!
Moon in Aries
Sun in Taurus Square Saturn in Aquarius 12 am
Moon sextile Mars in Aquarius 6:35 am
Moon conjunct Mercury in Aries 1:06 pm
This is a difficult time for us in regard to self expression. We may need to reflect on how we project ourselves in the world around us. We may have issues with authority figures, and we may also hold rigidly onto our own sense of authority. We are likely to butt heads with others if we are operating too much from an egoic place. When the ego feels threatened, it often has very impulsive and reactive behavior, as a mode of self preservation. When we feel self righteous, or indignant on our belief systems and point of view, we can miss big chunks of what is happening around us. If you are feeling this way today or in the days following, remember to