The Sun Enters Taurus

“Rhythm replaces strength.” Rudolf Steiner

“I’m going out to clear the pasture spring;
I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may)
I shan’t be gone long -You come too.

I’m going out to fetch the little calf
That’s standing by the mother
It’s so young
It totters when she licks it with her tongue
I shan’t be gone long –You come too.” Robert Frost

I live near a community farm and often after a particularly busy day, I will go up there to watch the cows make their way- lumbering through the fields- to the barn for milking. The grey tabby barn cat is usually there as well as the wild birds that light up in the beams. There is something so healthy and grounding about the rhythm and routines of farm life  when it’s well carried out.

The Sun enters the sign of Taurus today (April 19) at 10:24 PM EDT and will transit  through this sign until  May 20. Taurus, the sign of the Bull,  is an earth sign and provides good timing to focus on growing what brings stability, pleasure and abundance to your life. It’s a good time to establish healthy routines and like the stubborn Bull, be resolute about sticking  to them.

This earth sign brings the focus to what sustains us .  It bodes well to nurture and care for the body  – schedule the massage, for example that you have trouble getting around to. Consider if necessary, ways to make your financial life grow and thrive.

And it’s a good time to spend time in nature.

We are entering eclipse season now and the influence of eclipses can be felt both before and after the actual date. The first is April 30 – a New Moon Solar Eclipse at at 10 degrees  of Taurus. The Lunar Eclipse which follows  is at 25 Scorpio on May 16.  It’s wise to check your chart to see where the eclipses are falling as this can indicate the areas where your life is up for growth and change.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A clear mountain stream runs steadily downstream.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill



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