Welcome to Taurus Season! And Happy birthday to all you Taurus Sun Folks! The Sun will be transiting the sign of the bull between April 20th and May 21st this year. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and it is known for its grounded, practical, sensual energy and enduring nature. When the Sun moves through this sign, it brings awareness to stability and our relationship with the material world.
Taurus is a fixed Earth sign, that represents our personal style of how we value, relate to and approach the physical world. It is slow, steady, fertile, stubborn, loyal and tenacious. Taurus has all the qualities needed to for basic survival. These qualities also can take us from surviving to thriving when we make the most of them.
Taurus season occurs mid-spring in the northern hemisphere when flowers bloom and seedlings lay down roots. In many northern hemisphere locations, the earth comes back to life after the dormant winter months, and we are reminded of the beauty and abundance that surrounds us. Taurus shines when it comes to the simple pleasure in life, and springtime offers abundant opportunities. The sensual pleasures of a warm spring breeze, the sound of birds chirping, or the smell of fresh turned dirt are just a few of the things that soothe the soul and nurture body and mind. This is not the season to rush through anything. While Taurus masterfully chops wood and carries water, It also revels in taking time to stop and smell the roses.
It’s no wonder Taurus is associated with material possessions, personal resources, financial security, and the physical body. When the Sun moves through this sign, we are encouraged to focus on our income, take care of our health, take stock and build greater financial/material security. This is a good time to dig in and do that work that helps create a more secure and steady future.
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, which is associated with love, beauty, and pleasure. During the Sun's transit through Taurus, a heightened appreciation for beauty, as well as the urge to indulge in what bring us joy and pleasure is in the cards. Spending time in nature, enjoying good food, or pampering ourselves with luxurious experiences nurture the Venusian Taurus energies. It’s a good time to cleanse and/or decorate our homes and bodies and express our love and affection for those around us.
The Total Solar Eclipse in Aries occurs on the same day as the Suns ingress into Taurus, so that energy will be active throughout this season. additionally, all the transits taking place while the Sun travels through Taurus definitely color the tone of this season. In this article, we are just going to take a look at the Suns Major Aspects to get a better feel for this years Taurus season.
April 20- Square Pluto in Aquarius
April 25-Sextile Saturn in Pisces
May 1- Conjunct Mercury Retrograde in Taurus
May 9-Conjunct Uranus in Taurus
May 18- Sextile Neptune in Pisces
With the Aries Solar Eclipse energies activated through out Taurus season, you can expect some disruptions or fast and potentially furious changes. The Taurus Sun can be particularly helpful in taking a grounded practical approach if conflict resolution or perseverance is called for.
Shortly after the Eclipse, the Moon moves into Aries then makes a square with Pluto in Aquarius. About 4 hours later, the Sun ingresses into Taurus, then 8 hours later square off with Pluto. The shift from fast and fiery Aries to slow and steady Taurus is always notable as the energy goes from “fancy free adventure” to “now it’s time to do the work”. The illuminaries squaring off with Pluto can shine light on what needs to go or change. There may be power struggles, conflict or tension around whatever comes up for you. Challenging Pluto transits are always easier to navigate if you are willing to surrender to the evolutionary forces at play.
April 25, the Taurus Sun is in a Sextile with Saturn in Pisces. This brings together the stable and practical energy of Taurus with the imaginative and intuitive energy of Pisces, and a harmonious connection between The Suns sense of self and vitality and Saturns sense of responsibility and structure. This aspect can help us bring stability and structure to our creative and imaginative pursuits. It stimulates the use of imagination in a practical way to achieve goals or take responsibility where needed.
The Sun conjoins with Mercury retrograde in Taurus on May 1. This aspect brings focus to communications, self-expression, and practical intellectual pursuits. This conjunction may manifest in a heightened ability to express oneself creatively or a tendency to become stubbornly rooted in one's ideas and beliefs. However, with Mercury in retrograde, there may be some confusion or miscommunication in these areas, leading to misunderstandings or delays in decision-making. It is important to approach communication and decision-making with patience and a willingness to revisit and reassess things as needed.
Perhaps the most powerful transit of Taurus season (besides the eclipse) occurs on May 9 when the Sun Conjuncts Uranus in Taurus. This is a potent combination of energies that can lead to unexpected changes and innovative breakthroughs. This alignment may bring surprising developments in areas related to finances, possessions, land matters and resources. It is a time for embracing the unexpected and finding new ways to approach old problems.
On May 18 the Sun makes a Sextile Neptune in Pisces. This aspect stimulates the practical and grounded energy of Taurus with the dreamy and imaginative qualities of Neptune in Pisces, suggesting an opportunity to forge a harmonious connection between our material needs and spiritual aspirations. This is a good day to pursue creative passions, engage in spiritual practices, or connect with others on a deeper level. It also invites us to trust our instincts and have faith in the unknown, as Neptune in Pisces encourages us to let go of control and surrender to the flow of life. Overall, this aspect offers a supportive and uplifting energy that can help us find balance between our earthly and spiritual desires.
Taurus season is a time to work hard and enjoy the fruits of your labors. While this sign is considered to be stubborn and resistant to change, we are living in a time of unprecedented and rapid change. If you are feeling resistant to new ideas or ways of doing things, it is important to remember that change is inevitable, and resistance will only create more stress and difficulty. With the Suns ingress through Taurus, we may have opportunities to slow down and catch our breath, as the earth continues to spin in the ever evolving cosmos.