From the “Moon Lovers” series
by Dana Gerhardt
Once long ago a goat herder saw an odd sight: above a fissure in the earth, mist was rising and his goats were leaping wildly. Drawing close, he peered into the swirl of vapors and suddenly found himself overwhelmed with a delicious, exalted joy. Inspiration poured into him. Soon he was dancing and singing, and despite his dizzying cries, his past, his future, everything came clear. The temple of the Delphic Oracle was built on that spot — and although the Oracle is gone now, the earth still talks. Especially on a Taurus moon. It’s up to you to find a spot that sings today. Walk barefoot. Carefully touch the leaves of your houseplants. And listen through your fingers. Taurus is the moon to regain your balance now. Also consider your investments. Make wise use of resources you already have. Inertia sometimes finds me on this moon. I can lose the thread to any new resolves. “Don’t worry about it,” says my moon-wise friend. “Spend time in your garden. Whatever seeds you plant will sit quietly for a bit, then come up robust and strong.” She pats the ground, like she’s feeling for something. “There’s an exercise you should do at least once every Taurus moon; in bed, at your computer, stopped at a red light. First take in a good long breath. Then, without opening your mouth, say a deep and silent ‘Ah-h-h’ as you exhale.” She gathers her skirt and sits firmly on the ground. “Don’t just take my word for it. Do it. You’ll discover why this was humanity’s first, most ancient chant.”
Daily Planner for Today’s Taurus Moon
by April Elliott Kent
Today’s Mood: Relaxed
Today’s Question: “What is mine?”
Today’s Gods: Venus, goddess of love, desire, and sensuality.
Today’s Guides: bankers, gardeners, confectioners, dancers, musicians
(especially singers), cherubs, children, housecats, cows
Today’s Wardrobe: Conservative and well-made
Today’s assignments: Count your blessings. Inventory your belongings.
Shop for essential, big-ticket items. Garden.
More Taurus Strategies
by Simone Butler
The Taurus Moon wants us to focus on our bodies and savor life fully. This Moon Goddess is in the here-and-now. Prepare a delicious breakfast, and really take your time chewing and tasting it. Feel the nutrients feeding every cell and sense your body’s deep appreciation for the nourishment. Move mindfully through your daily routine. That’s how you access the pleasure of life – by being present in each moment For more lunar wisdom, see Simone’s book, Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with your Inner Goddess.
It’s one thing to read about the Moon, but another to tune into her with energetic sensitivity. The first method is mental; the second is sensuous and intuitive (which is of course the preferred way to grasp the Moon). Lunar intuition is a natural ability that can be developed with practice. Developing mine, I was inspired by a friend’s report of spending an idyllic summer in the forest. Nestled in nature, without the chaos of the competing mechanical rhythms, her sensitivity became so refined, she felt it whenever the Moon changed signs.
Nature is everywhere. Even in our concrete and cyber jungles, we can sense her influence. At least once with the Moon in this sign, give yourself a 15-minute luxury of stillness. Quiet your thoughts. Observe the energy—how are things moving? Tune into the texture of the atmosphere floating around you. Feel its sensation on your skin. Describe what you feel, even if it’s so subtle you think you’re making it up. Over time your sensitivity and discernment will increase. In a month, you sense this sign again.
An earth sign Moon, key qualities for Taurus are cold and dry. Think of cool stone. Train your senses on density, solidity, immobility. Your eyes may instinctively land on heavier objects, or be drawn downward, scanning the earth rather than the sky. Appreciate the cool stillness in the air. At least once during this Moon, touch the earth– lie on the ground and absorb its energy. Notice how your mood may be following the day’s sensations. Earth Moons can bring melancholy or inertia—or ground you, promoting a solid, practical approach. How does it feel to you?
“The Moon was in Taurus when I first laid eyes on my husband. And there wasn’t a doubt in my mind that he was ‘the one.’ Had I met him during another astrological sign, though, that might not have been the case. Why? Because Taurus Moon energies not only add spice to romance, but vibrate toward stability and long-term plans. The Moon’s energy was so strong that day it couldn’t help but affect us, or the lasting relationship that was to follow.” ~ Dorothy Morrison