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Taurus (Earth): April 19-May 20
Sensual, rooted, nurturing, material manifestation. We slow down, get earthy, awaken our senses, begin to build form, roots, and stubborn strength.
-Adapted from Heather Roan Robbins' Sun Signs and Transits
© Mother Tongue Ink 2016
This year will push you out of your comfort zone. You’ve been going through that anyway, but this is a year for you to define yourself, explore, try on new roles, make new connections.
You are the one who knows in spirit the joy and freedom of the body. You are a revolution of beauty, richness, resource, and the world has a place for you in it. Pluto is calling you beyond the most familiar horizons, that you may find your place in our healing.
Saturn in Aquarius is enlivening and challenging you in the work and roles others see you in.
The year begins and ends with squares between Uranus and Saturn, giving you a chance to work through any friction between those public roles and how you do you.
You also need to take care of the wider web of your relationships with integrity and courage. The year will be book-ended by question marks about how this is all possible.
Throughout the year, make sure you stay generously connected to the deep wells of love that are there for you. This year will amplify your connections in human, animal, and spiritual communities. Staying lovingly connected will nourish all the ways in which you are challenging yourself to grow.
- Maeanna Welti © Mother Tongue Ink 2021
As Jupiter and Neptune conjunct in Pisces, exact in April, echoing throughout 2022, they challenge us to use our sensitivity, vision, and imagination to open a visionary portal, while at the same time staying grounded enough to not get lost, to stay present and use this vision wisely.
Taurus: Be a healing influence on the people around you, on your community groups, collectives and circles, help them have a vision for how to work better together.
Using your steadiness and pragmatic loving within your community this year can bring new freedom to your spiritual life in 2023.
- Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2020
The Sun provides life force, powers our inner light and will. As it shines through a unique zodiacal sign each month, we reflect, express, and learn from its unique flavor.
Taurus: Dig deep. Under Fixed Earth Taurus, life is a fertile garden ready to receive seed, plowing, compost—ready to feed root and bulb, and bring a new crop to light.
If you're born under a Taurus Sun, you remind us that the Earth is sacred, peace is found in a flowering field and in the comforts of a well-upholstered life.
Learn when to bend like a willow in the wind, when to grow roots and when to roll.
- Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2020
By Day: The Moon's sign sets the emotional tone. Those Born Under: Our natal Moon sign describes what makes us feel at home, how we process emotion, and how we handle our daily life.
Friendly stubbornness sets the mood; if pushed, we just dig in our heels. Our sensuality brings us back into our bodies; our hungers sharpen.
Moon in Taurus slows us down, roots grow deep in this stubborn, creative, sensual time. It's time to cultivate our earthly resources: garden.
Taurus Moons search for stability and have a gift with the world of matter. They share their sensuality, understand value, can nurture and grow people, plants, and stuff, but need to learn flexibility and the gift of letting go.
Heather Roan Robbins © Mother Tongue Ink 2020
To learn more about Moon signs and their influences, read more at What Sign is the Moon in, What is My Moon Sign, and What Does it all Mean?
What is a rising sign you ask? The rising sign or ascendant is the sign that was present on the horizon at the time of your birth. It sits similarly on your birth chart on this horizon line, or equatorial line in your chart on the left or east side of your chart.
Do calculate your rising sign, you'll need to know the exact time of your birth, once you know along with your geographic location, you can visit many sites and receive a free birth chart, here is one of our staff favorites.
Your sun sign represents your core personality, and the qualities of our outward shining self. Your moon sign reflects qualities of your inner core self, or emotional self.
Rising sign is your outlook on the world and first impression you give to others.
Rising sign also dictates where the Astrological Houses lay within your chart.
The Houses (twelve pie shaped sections) of our personal birth chart attend to all areas of our life. Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death. The placement of each house in your natal chart is dependent on your rising sign
Taurus rising are stable and grounded, they can be stubborn but also diplomatic. They go about life very pragmatic in fashion and have a tendency to be cautious.
They can be slow to speak their mind but once they do, watch out, because these ascendents hold truth in their words!
Taurus rising are constant and steady, like a slow moving river or stable earth. They love peace in their lives and strives to keep tensions slow. They are very sensual and sensitive as well!
This time of year our garders start to flourish. The sprouts we planted last month have survived and grow inward towards the earth. We dig our own hands into soil in constant maintenance and preparation to grow food and flowers.
Taurus rules the morning just after Sunrise. Once we have awoken we start to tend and care for the body. We feed, caffeinate and ground down into our morning ritual.
Apra Seed © Mary Ruff-Gentle Doe 2011
Planets in this sign like to move at their own pace, often slow and steady. These plants are grounded and often stubborn in their convictions.
They can be easy going, down to Earth, reliable, patient, and sensible though often lazy, materialistic, and uncooperative.
- Leah Markman © Mother Tongue Ink 2020
“The Houses (twelve pie shaped sections) of our personal birth chart attend to all areas of our life. Each house represents a basic facet of human experience from birth to death.”
The placement of each house in your natal chart is dependent on your rising sign. A person with an Aries rising has what is called a “natural chart”. A rising sign is the sign ascending on the eastern horizon on the time of your birth, it can be calculated using a rising sign calculator here!
We sustain our bodies through the use and appreciation of food, shelter, and material goods for living and thriving.
To learn to dates that the Sun enters each of your Houses, refer to your Birth Chart for the Sign and degree on each house cusp, and then use an Ephemeris to find the corresponding date that the Sun enters each of the Houses.
You may calculate your chart using Astro.com or contact Sandra Pastorius for assistance!
- Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2018
Most people, when considering astrology's benefits, are familiar with their Sun sign; however each of the planet's within our solar system has a specific part to play in the complete knowledge of "The Self."
Venus is harmony in its expressed form, as well as compassion, bliss and acceptance.
- Melissa Kae Mason, MoonCat! © Mother Tongue Ink 2011
on january 12, jupiter and pluto will join in your ninth house of belief, ideology, and higher knowledge. use the potent energy of this conjunction to release rigid, stagnant teachings that no longer serve you. seek out faiths, adventure, and lands that (re)ignite your passions and align with your deepest held values.
pluto conjoins jupiter three times in 2020 ( april 4, june 30, and november 12), offering wisdom (jupiter) and x-ray vision (pluto) to see through the bullshit. return to integrity again and again—what faiths and value systems model the ways you want to move?
there is much newness for you to discover within your selves. allow your flirtations to carry you to new destinations, conversations, and values.
on the new moon in your sign on october 31, bring your committed relationships into alignment with any newness that has arisen over the year.
in december, saturn and jupiter move into aquarius, your tenth house of work and career. the skills and talents you have been gathering to yourself are ready to create good in the world. be bold, the collective needs your wisdom, dear taurus.
Visit our Journey into Astrology blog post collection to browse through our constantly updated collection of interesting and informative posts about astrology and celestial influences like:
Use eclipse degrees in your birth chart to identify potential release points. Eclipses serve as catalysts for us to aspire to our destiny’s deeper calling. Use creative self-reflection to experience inner alignments and transmute the past into new sources of energy.
This article goes over all of the eclipses, both lunar and solar, for the year, their dates and times, and their specific, unique affects.
Highlights of our desk top date book include information for every day:
In simpler times, communities gathered to jump over fires in the fields and participate in the great round of fertility. Listen to the voices of the universe saying YES—the sun shines, the birds sing, the flowers bloom. The purpose of the universe is to celebrate the delight of its existence. May that inspiration hot-wire us into the living voltage of the Mother. Renew your life with others.