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  • Writer's pictureRuby Falconer

Sun in Taurus

Four hours after the Aries Solar Eclipse, and with Mercury approaching station, the Sun enters the earth sign Taurus.

Taurus takes the “desire to be” energy of Aries and grounds it in material experience. This sign is about embodiment and these natives are attuned to messages from their senses. These are the dancers, gardeners, mechanics, yoga practitioners, and chefs of our world. They appreciate resources; money, certainly, and they also understand their bodies to be their primary resource in life. These individuals love physical comfort and sensory experience. In their shadow, they can be stubborn and resistant to change. The saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink” was surely inspired by a Taurus.

In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Taurus is allied with Hathor, the Earth Goddess of the Egyptian pantheon. Her temple at Dendera is one of the most beautiful of the ancient Egyptian sites; her otherworldly image adorns the columns and walls. Hathor’s message is that enlightenment in this dimension cannot be found by leaving our body and hanging out in the ethers. All messages we receive from the spiritual realm must be brought down into physical reality. We must experience everything that the 3D realm has to offer – both the pleasure and the pain.

In ancient Egypt, Hathor’s temples were mystical palaces of pleasure where erotic festivals featuring music, dancing and sensuality were held to honor her. With Taurus we are invited to embrace our physical manifestation and to appreciate the wisdom that can only be gained from full embodiment.

The Sun will emanate through Hathor from April 20 – May 21.

April 20, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

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