The Sun’s Transit into Taurus

We have eight more days of the Sun in Aries. According to most sources supporting the Tropical Zodiac, the Sun will begin its transit through the astrological sign, Taurus on April 20th. Keep in mind, in the Tropical Zodiac, astrological signs and actual constellations don’t always align, but that’s not an issue.

So, the Sun enters Taurus on the 20th day of April. The symbol representing Taurus is the bull, and a bull can be both fierce and gentle. Aries is where the zodiac commences in the 1st house, so Taurus would be the natural 2nd house. The sun’s energies and qualities blend with that of Taurus and the combination manifests in the arena of possessions. What do you have?

Taurus is a feminine earth sign that’s fixed, and those born under this sign will be celebrating their birthdays between April 20th and May 20th.

Venus, the planet of love, beauty, and harmony, rules over Taurus, which is kind of funny because we don’t think of love and beauty when we think about bulls, but in terms of the house the bull rules, it fits quite perfectly. In the house of possessions we acquire those things we consider beautiful or that which we love because they bring a sense of harmony into our lives and our environment. And the key word there is sense because Taurus is an earth sign, and the element of earth is about sensibility where happiness is gained through flexibility.

There’s a connection between what we possess (2nd house) and beauty (Venus) and our senses (earth). Does it smell good? Does it look good? Does it sound good? Does it feel good? You get the point.

For those of us who are born when the sun was in Taurus, we have the will power and energy to fill our lives with everything pleasing. To go after our love! And that’s the struggle for the bull who is seen as a ferocious creature. To show the world that looks are deceiving, and I’m not the man or woman I appear to you to be. There’s more to me. Love and money are in focus here.

Happy Birthday Season to all you Bulls out there!

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Second House

Amongst other things, I’ve always considered astrology to be an art, and the astrologer, an artist. It’s a possibility that if you had your chart interpreted by five astrologers, you might end up with five different interpretations.

And this speaks to my reasoning for considering astrology to be an art. Art is an expression of the individual; a creative uniqueness. Every astrologer, at some point, should develop their own unique style or way of interpreting the symbolism in a chart. And that’s what makes him/her an artist.

I wouldn’t consider myself to be an astrologer at this point, but rather more of a student. So, I brought material from several sources together to compare their second house descriptions. Most sources say the second house is the house of possessions, however, one said it was the house of value, esteem, and self-worth.

In a broad sense, possessions can relate to anything we own or acquire. Money is highly stressed here also because in today’s modern society, money is one of the most important possessions we can have. As they say, you can’t wear it or eat it, but it has potential and can convert to other things.

The second house might show activities or projects that can be a source of income. We own our feelings and emotions, so they’re considered to be inner possessions. What does money mean to us? Do we care about having it? Does it matter how much we have? Are we motivated to earn it, and how do we go about that?

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I think it’s a good idea to consider the sign Taurus because Taurus rules the second house, and Venus because Venus rules Taurus and is home in the second house.

When I see the “bull” that represents Taurus, it reminds me of Wall Street, and Wall St. relates to the Stock Exchange and money. Venus is the planet of love and beauty. With the involvement of Venus, we can see how emotions and feelings come into play here. There is an emotional attachment to certain personal possessions.

Now, keep in mind, the second house, like the other eleven houses, represents the area in our life certain energies will play out, which is dependent upon planets and their relationships to one another.

Taurus is a fixed earth sign, and the sun makes its way through there between April 20th and May 20th.

Uranus Transit

As you know, I’ve been reading Barbara Hand Clow’s book, Chiron Rainbow Bridge Between the Inner and Outer Planets, and in the book, Clow talks about three major transits that occur during our lives; the Chiron square, the Saturn return, and the Uranus opposition to itself. I do agree with that.

These are the times when it’s crucial to put in the self-work. My Uranus opposition to itself is coming up so I’m going to break that down, and hopefully, by me doing that, it will make it easier for you to do the same if you happen to be in the same situation. Let me start by explaining what the hell this all means, because I know there are a lot of people who are interested in astrology and would like to follow it, but find it difficult to learn on their own.

My interest for astrology came out of nowhere back in 2007, but I can’t sit here and say I’ve been feverishly studying it since. It’s been more of a side thing or a hobby that I study, practice, and put to use in my spare time. The more you live the more you understand so it’s best to take astrology in stride-not to mention the system is so vast in information that it can be overwhelming and confusing. Take your time with it.

In my natal chart, Uranus is in the 5th house on the 25th degree of Scorpio. An opposition is when you have two planets directly across from one another; an opposition is an aspect of 180 degrees. The Uranus opposition occurs around the age of 42, but it could be later because Uranus goes retrograde and that slows the transit or it’s path around the zodiac. When it finally reaches opposition to itself, it will be directly across from where it was when you were born, or its position in your birth chart. For me, that’s Taurus 25 degrees just past the 11th house cusp.

Uranus in Taurus Analysis

Taurus is the sign of people who revel in the pleasures of life. It’s about security, comfort, and the warmth of relaxing in the home environment. It’s care. The flip side to this is that Taurus can be bullish, willful and stubborn, but not because they’re assholes. The issue is that Taurus is kind, devoted, and loyal-sometimes it hard to let things go.

Uranus is the planet of invention, rebellion, reformation, and unpredictable changes. It’s about discovery, independence, and improv. Uranus brings liberation, genius, science, originality, and breakthroughs.

As Uranus transits the fixed, feminine, and negatively energized earth sign that is Taurus, he will shake it up-house included. He will wake it up with sudden awareness and lighting insight so that the necessary changes can be made. Changes that ultimately promote growth and evolution.

Good luck!