The Moon in Taurus

Since it is the work of the moon to illuminate the earth and its things let us use the moon to look at the story of the zodiac. After Aries the Ram comes Taurus the Bull, which is a fixed sign, meaning it stabilizes, holds steady, and endures. It is an earth sign, meaning it is cooling, consolidates and solidifies. Being a feminine sign it is reactive in its action and feminine with a passive and receptive quality.

The symbol of Taurus is the Bull. The bull as an animal is strong, steady, sensuous, provides pleasure and is reliable. The bull has horns but unlike the Ram, it is content to enjoy life, and only responds with aggression when provoked. Once provoked though, the bull is steady in its purpose and its ways. Taurus continues the zodiac that was initiated in Aries, which is the beginning of the cycle of being. In order to the Aries energy and impulse of the Spiritus Mundi’s birth to steady into form, Taurus is needed to provide an enduring fertile ground for  being.

Taurus is ruled by Venus. Venus is moist and cool, seeks to manifest the lesser pleasures of life, but capable of falling into lust. Venus makes people who enjoy music, art, food, the pleasure of the body,  whether sex, dance, or yoga. When the Moon is in Taurus, have a feast, indulge in food. Take care of your body with yoga, take perfumed baths and flirt. Men and women should both practice rubbing scented oils on their bodies. Taurus with the nature of Venus is best when it is beautifying the world. The bull prefers walking in nature, when it is invoking the sacred feminine of Gaia.

Taurus looses when it becomes overly indulgent and is seeking to make the world for its own pleasure, rather than bringing uplifting pleasure to its relations.   When the Moon is in Taurus be sure to celebrate the beauty of being alive, and create enduring love in the hearts of all you meet.  

Being solid and of earth, the moon in Taurus is steady and can find itself slow to respond to others needs. Many bulls have failed to notice coming danger or understand and respond to situations that require quick action. They are steady and measured in movement, and this is their gift and curse.  Moon in Taurus is gifted in practical sensuality, but may over ponder its actions, even loosing them in the sensual of the experience, rather than develop an understanding of complex thoughts, which is the lesson it learns when the moon moves into Gemini.

The Moon in Aries

Be a courageous warrior when the moon is in Aries

Since it is the work of the moon to bring light to the darkness, let us use the moon to look at the archetype of each sign. To start with there is Aries, which is a cardinal sign, meaning it initiates, begins, and sets in motion. It is a fire sign, meaning it heats, expands and consumes. Being a masculine sign it is active in its actions and masculine in its insertion or assertion. 

The symbol of Aries is the ram. The ram as an animal is strong, adventurous, seeking combat, and quick to temper. The ram has large horns and is capable of quick and intense bouts of fury and forcing its way through gates and boundaries. Aries breaks the zodiac that was consummated in Pisces, which is the end of the previous cycle. In order to initiate the new, we need the Aries energy. Thus the Spiritus Mundi finds itself born in Aries, in an ever circular path of self knowing that is the western circle of life.

Aries is ruled by Mars. Mars is hot and dry, not reasonable, but courageous. Mars makes people for whom exercise and identity with the warrior nature can be natural. When the Moon is in Aries start exercise programs. Move, run, lift weights, start hot house yoga. Mars and Aries are best when they are seeking justice for the troubled, wounded, and suffering. Aries looses when it becomes vindictive but wins when it is coming from pure intentions. When the Moon is in Aries always make sure to set good motivations for the astrological cycle, just as one would do during the new moon. 

Being emotional and of fire, the moon in Aries is quick to react and can find itself over reacting. Many rams have fallen off the cliff jumping and leaping into an exciting mission without looking at where the territory leads. Moon in Aries is gifted in leaping first, but does best to think through its actions, which is the lesson it learns when the moon moves into Taurus. 

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