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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
With Uranus making its seven-year journey through your sign, Taurus, you may be buzzing with energy and ideas.
Channel this power into deepening your connections with the Earth, rejuvenating your body, and amplifying the pleasure in your life. Allow yourself to flow in new directions that break you out of those pesky habits you're so good at settling into.
This renovated self will open the door to a fresh crop of possibilities related to your work life in the world.
Even though you may like things stable overall, the time is right for a radical reinvention of what your trajectory looks like.
Not so, say Saturn and Jupiter, who are conspiring to bring new hope with practical action into this area of your life. Sit with these questions and your visions through the winter, and make a plan to begin again.
Use the bounty of energy you'll have in January through the beginning of March.
Perhaps a cleanse or different fitness routine is in order. Shower yourself with body care that invites a sensual, luxurious experience of healing.
You're worth it.
We have work to do this year. We may have to rethink our whole philosophy and approach in some quadrant of our life to bring it into line with our present understanding.
Read your Sun sign, Moon sign, and ascendant. Your ascendant points to the practical components where work needs to be done, and the Sun to the evolution of your core personality, and the Moon to where you're challenged to stretch your heart.
Stabilize teams. Ask yourself and others to review, question, and then apply beliefs, test great ideas, and investigate best practices to help them consolidate the next step.
As you step into more internal integrity, doors can open to new connections which can leave you both supporting and feeling supported.
- 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.
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Pisces Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign. What does 2021 Hold for you, Dear Pisces? Jupiter's influence calls you to spiritual adventure.You are being given fresh tools this year to add to your toolbox, and they may look strange to you. If you are born under a Pisces Sun you bring a heightened sensitivity, charisma, empathy, and awareness to your path. Those born under a Pisces Moon feel everything.
Aquarius Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign, and Rising
(Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Community, ingenuity, collaboration, idealism. It's time to honor the philosophy of love and the power of community. This year, there's no limit to what you can dream, and there's strong energy of support to make those dreams reality.
Capricorn Horoscopes for Sun Sign, Moon Sign and Rising Sign
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan 19): Consolidate. Cardinal Earth Capricorn sends us back to karmic work with family, with our traditions and rituals, and asks us to reassess our purpose and the methods we choose to achieve our goals. The mood is serious, thoughtful, assessing, ambitious, and rooted deep in our histories; we must add the heart.