Special note: Barry will host an Astrology for the Soul workshop at Mimosa on May 21. Click here for more information.
Sun moved into Taurus on April 20
Last month, fiery Aries renewed our impulse to assert our spirit into the world. Now, Taurus grounds that intention into the physical, starting with the denseness of our bodies, extending out to all the practical, physical resources we need, and reaching further to that which we want and desire. Thank you, Taurus – I needed that.
Our inner Venus, ruling Taurus, responds to our earthy existence, and based on our likes and dislikes, needs and wants, pleasures and displeasures, it forms our values. It is our values that give shape to our life. When we know and commit to our values, we can infuse our Martian vitality into the physical resources that Venus attracts to us, thus creating that which pleases us. Through planting, building, business, artistic expressions, and relationships, we increase our sense of abundance and physical security. Taurus’s spiritual intention is to build our commitment to the physical world, rewarding our limited senses with delightful expressions of how spirit can express sacred beauty and love into physical form.
In the Taurus part of our humanity, we learn loyalty, patience, gratitude, persistence, endurance, commitment, and forgiveness. If conscious, we grow our self-worth and self-resourcefulness. We take action slowly, deliberately, honoring others needs, but respecting their boundaries and our own. We feel awareness and gratitude for Mother Earth, value our bodies, and enjoy the pleasures of our five senses. Fully conscious, we realize that the physical is only a reflection of the spiritual, and our values evolve to the intangible qualities of spirit, which then guides us to infuse our physical creations with love and beauty.
Our unconscious Taurus, by leaning too much into self and insensitivity to others, can let our need for physical and emotional security turn into attachment and accumulation, jealousy and possessiveness. Our need for self-worth can turn into stubbornness and greed; our enjoyment of pleasure turn into excessiveness and addiction.
Full Moon on May 3
With a Sun – Moon/Taurus – Scorpio polarity, these two luminaries will bring to light any of the following imbalances in your own life or the world: boundaries versus vulnerability, mine versus ours, stability versus change, physical versus emotional. The key to any imbalances may be found in Jupiter in Leo. It’s square to the Moon reflects a tendency toward apathy and self-indulgence. It’s square to the Sun tends toward an overly optimistic and idealistic ego. Together, it’s a call for humble discipline and realism.
Venus – Uranus – Pluto T Square
During the middle two weeks in May, as lover Venus squares individual Uranus and opposes willful Pluto, watch for how you apply your values to your personal relationships. Are you being authentic? Are you feeling empowered? Manipulative? Manipulated?
Venus trines Neptune
Halfway through May, Venus trines Neptune, bringing your need for personal love in harmony with your need for spiritual oneness and compassion. It’s a good time to heal your relationships, but you can also be taken advantage of by those who are needy or dishonest.
Jupiter trines Uranus
Independent orientated Uranus will continue to fuel Jupiter’s drive toward expansive awareness and growth. Learn how your values are informing sense of growth, or lack of it.
Good Taurus Activities in May
Build something. Plant something. Use your hands. Use your body. Enjoy sensuality. Plan your finances. Make and spend some money. Connect to the earth. Make a commitment to yourself and stick to it.
Good Taurus Questions To Ask Yourself In May
To heal and evolve your Taurus self, ask this: Do you know your own values, and are you willing to assert boundaries around yourself to help you uphold those values? Do you feel worthy of your needs and desires? Can you give yourself or ask for what you want without feeling selfish? When you feel stubborn, jealous, or possessive, can you sense your insecurities and create an inner security. What are your intangible values, and can you be flexible with how those show up in physical form.
Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 33 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings and coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information.