Remember I said to pay attention whenever a planet crosses 0° of the fixed signs throughout 2021 because that degree is going to be very sensitive since the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn occurred at 0° 29’ of Aquarius on December 21, 2020. The conjunction of Jupiter/Saturn occurs every 20 years and always is about resetting the economy. It’s also about structuring (Saturn) the law (Jupiter). In the sign of Aquarius it will test the limits of democracy and ask society to take a more progressive look into our future and the laws which shape it. Aquarius rules the internet and social security. How we connect with and treat others as equals is going to change in big ways over the next 20 years.
On January 6, 2021 as Mars entered 0° Taurus we had the insurrection on the Capitol take place. This was an event that was a direct attack against Democracy and the structures of our country that have been in place for hundreds of years.
The State of Minnesota vs. Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd. The defense began its case on April 13, 2021 and rested on April 15 after two days of testimony from seven witnesses. All this happened just as Venus ingressed to 0° Taurus. As the Sun and Mercury ingressed into 0° Taurus on April 19th-20th a guilty verdict was handed down in the trial of police office Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. His was convicted on all three counts. This is considered to be a revelatory and life changing moment in our history as it’s very rare to convict a police officer of murder and even more rare to have an everyday black man vindicated. This is a symbol of a tide changing against unfair and unequal justice against communities of color. It’s a watershed moment as the Age of Aquarius continues to announce its effect on rebuilding our society and its infrastructure.
The Sun enters Taurus for the next 30 days. The Sun is our great motivator. Every 30 days our creative motivation shifts element and modality via a new sign of the zodiac. Each sign centers us, renews our spirit and makes us feel alive in a different way.
I’m a Taurus and I often have found it difficult to explain the immense, primal simplicity of the sign without making it sound dumb. Here’s a perfect example of its essence. A friend of mine brought over a fresh baked loaf of organic country bread yesterday. I woke up this morning, April 19 with the Sun just about to enter Taurus and the first thing I did was eat 3/4 of the loaf. It was so scrumptious that I couldn’t stop myself from indulging in the immense immediate gratification of eating that delicious bread. The pleasure was so intense in its simplicity. That loaf needed absolutely nothing added to it. No butter, jam, or anything to gussy it up. Pure, simple, earthy, unadorned and absolutely able to stand on its own. The deliciousness enlivened all my senses as I moaned and groaned and basked in the unabashed physicality of a basic loaf of bread. Now, there are two things going on all at once in this example. The simple pleasures of eating a staple of life combined with the gluttony of downing almost the entire loaf because it tasted so good. I wanted more and more and more and more. The gluttony and the loss of self-control of being unable to push the stop button is a little terrifying, which brings up a dual symbolic meaning of the bull. The bull sits placid and serene basking in a field under the blazing heat of day, swatting flies with its tail, chewing its cud, still and almost motionless, content and at peace communing with Mother Nature. Yet, if you rile that bull, for whatever reason, it will suddenly get up off its ass and stampede in a determined pursuit of a goal until finally exhausted, collapses in a massive heap. That’s the relentless part of the sign that doesn’t know when to stop - hence in my example that urge of not knowing when to turn off the “stop eating” valve.
Food, money, luxury, possessions and pleasure are all wonderful things that make living on Earth feel so good but when taken to extremes cause gluttony, avarice, debauchery, greed, selfishness and above all materialism of the most shallow and brutally selfish kind. It can also promote the kind of person that works 24 hours a day 7 days a week just for the sake of accumulating wealth and stuff without any desire of delving into spiritual or psychological experiences on the deeper meaning of life beyond material existence. When we can combine the material world of the senses with a higher purpose then Taurus energy can ground us in the most beautiful way to experience heaven on Earth.
What are your basic needs to live a happy life? How much is too much? How do you define value and substance beyond the almighty dollar and what it can buy? Inherent value and substance is something that has to be nurtured, guided and coaxed and is not always immediately tangible, though for Taurus there must be something it can hold on to physically and sensually. That is why the sign is often so tactile. It needs to experience through the body. It must come through the senses of touch, sight, smell, taste and sound. The touch of another persons hug, the sight of a glorious mountain range, the smell of a rose at the peak of its bloom, the taste of a delicious homemade meal or the sound of a glorious piece of music.
Because Venus, the planetary ruler of Taurus will be traveling through this sign through May 10 it will be easier to obtain a more pure essence of what this sign means to you as an individual. This will become most clear in the house in your natal chart that contains the sign of Taurus. Each house corresponds to a different area of life. It’s easy enough to google the basic house meanings, you just need to know your birth time to find out where on the zodiacal wheel Taurus falls for you.
What talent do you possess that can continue to add value to your life and with Uranus traveling in this sign through early 2026 what new breakthroughs can you make with your talent.
The major news today is that Venus enters the sign of its dignity; Taurus at 2:22 pm ET. When a planet travels through the sign of its dignity it has a generally easier time attaining the wants and needs of what the planet represents. Venus is about want, desire, pleasure, money and relationships and that means through May 9 it will be easier to evaluate what it is you want and like. That she is in Taurus will make this easier but the sign of the bull will also emphasize the more luxurious, sensual side of the planet along with matters of money and material security. You may find greater pleasure in being in the country and amidst mother nature. The senses come more alive as does the gift of experiencing pleasure. There's a good instinct for spending money on things that enhance physical security. Look for greater value when shopping. Indulging in the 7 deadly sins may be more prominent but because it's a dignified Venus you'll understand the body and how to indulge intensely yet appropriately.
Find pleasure in music, art and especially singing. Pay attention to the tone of the voice when speaking to influence others. The sound, tone and timbre of the voice can persuade others in subtle ways.
Glorify Mother Earth and whatever house contains the sign of Taurus. You may find the pleasure mantra being something like this: Cook, eat, have sex, sleep........repeat!
I'm back from my Palm Springs Vacation just in time for the Aries New Moon. This lunation is perfect for clearing your plate and making fresh starts and fresh beginnings. The Sun entered Aries back on March 20th but this is the first new moon of the astrological new year and it's all about a new vision. Covid has been around for over a year and it's time to adapt to our new paradigm and forge forward, aware of the changes that have been made and getting the fuel back in the car! Aries is a fiery and dynamic sign that must have projects with which to focus it's amazing amount of energy. Tomorrow the planet Mars, the ruler of Aries, will trigger the solar eclipse from 12/14/20 so you may have activity surrounding end of the year events that are now resolved or pushing forward in some way. Information is coming to light and there is a clearer path and direction.
On this lunation I have my first Board Meeting with Kepler College having been elected to that position last month. This is symbolic of my new beginning and new future. Take charge and demonstrate some dynamic leadership abilities in some area of your life. Aries doesn't dwell on the past. We've had plenty of time to learn, mourn and spend time with our feelings. Aries is the first step towards spiraling out of the past, processing feelings and moving forth into a rebirth of power, energy and life. Feel the fire coming back into your life and experience it with the zeal of a warrior. There's excitement in this sign as it creates something new. There's often a raw and bombastic side to Aries because it hasn't quite learned to tame it's wildness, yet it is an extremely honest sign in terms of saying things face to face even if those statements are blunt, insensitive and bold. You can fight back and debate with Aries energy because it is forging new paths and it doesn't mind making mistakes if it learns from them.
Take a leap into the future!
The Capricorn Moon aspects Uranus all day. This is an excellent dynamic for giving a new spin or twist on old structures. There's an opportunity for a break-out, break-through or enlightenment in some aspect of your life whether it be a thought pattern, friendship, relationship, situation or other area. The specificity depends on what houses in your chart today's energy highlights. This can also be about the reversal of a situation encouraging a move in an opposite direction. See things from a different perspective today.
The major news occurs late today at 11:41 pm ET when Mercury ingresses into Aries. This now gives us a stellium in this fiery, action-oriented sign. The first sign of Spring that heralds new beginnings. What Mercury adds to this energy is very important because he'll be in mutual reception with Mars through April 20th. That is an excellent mitigating factor for the planet Mars. It means that Mercury and Mars are in a friendly relationship and help each other. The tendency for Mars to bully with words is tempered and there's a powerful positive energy for words to be put into action in appropriate, productive and powerful ways. This would be true for all matters pertaining to communication, writing, education, thinking, lecturing and how you make the mental connection and communicate it outwardly towards others. This is a more ambitious time of year and this energy can be used to great advantage towards career and high productivity levels. When it comes to matters of debate and arguing you'll be able to back up your point of view with facts and push your agenda forcefully while keeping the urge to bully at bay.
It's a good time to branch out and give equal attention to dual projects. There's plenty more energy to go around where you'll be able to split your time without taking away from anything.
This is also a tremendously helpful aspect for opening up travel and seeing things moving in that direction once again after such a prolonged Covid lockdown. You will see the urge to get out and about. There will be more openings and a hustle bustle step coming back to your local neighborhood as well as a noticeable increase in train, plane and automobile traffic.
Joseph Addeo is a New York City based consulting astrologer.
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