FOCUS ON TAURUS– SPRING HEAVINESS
SUN IN TAURUS: MAY 14 – JUNE 14
VENUS IN TAURUS UNTIL JULY 31ST.
MERCURY IN TAURUS–UNTIL MAY 24TH
SUN IN THE CONSTELLATION OF KRITTIKA MAY 11-MAY 24 (ARIES 26.40-TAURUS 10)
As we move more fully into Spring, the planets start moving through Taurus. The Sun has been there since May 14th and will stay until June 14th. Mercury is in Taurus now and stays until May 24th in the sidereal zodiac. Venus is there a long time because of the retrograde action there.
The shakti of Taurus is it that give power to bring wealth, social success, prosperity and enjoyment. For Vedic lovers, it is connected to Krishna. Key word to remember here is Blessings and it is easy to remember the blessings of Venus who brings material prosperity to us. Planets placed in Taurus in any part of the chart bring blessings but we of course have to consider all the other aspect of interpretation that we know as Jupiter in Taurus may bring blessings of teachers but will also bring problems with obesity. Taurus, the natural 2nd sign of the zodiac may get too attached to money or food or family and its stubbornness may arise.
Taurus has problems with the fire element or Agni and hence they have problem with getting up and go and so the fire planets, Sun, Mars and Ketu cause problems. Taurus is know for being the most earthy of the signs and the most grounded. They get stuck or hold onto money or material things in their life too easily. Taurus needs help with the fire signs and fire planets and if they are well placed then some of these tendencies may not be as strong and obviously lots of fiery exercise is important to get this sign moving and unstuck. There can be a tendency toward heaviness, depression and melancholy and one can sense why Jupiter is such an affliction if placed here causing problems with weight gain, diabetes and Taurus has to be careful with sweets if Jupiter is afflicting it. Remedy: Planets in Taurus need the air element and they need to exercise and get moving. Vigorous exercise is needed to get moving and to increase flow. I have know a lot of Taurus rising and they often love being by the wind at the ocean or taking motorcycle rides as it helps Taurus get invigorated or unstuck.
Venus, the ruler of Taurus can also become a challenging planet for Taurus ascendants because of its rulership of the 6th house. They can be their own greatest enemies. Moon and Jupiter are other negative planets for it. Moon rulers the 3rd house and Jupiter 8th and 11th house. Usually Jupiter
The Sun in Taurus is in an enemy’s sign but that may be that the material orientation of Taurus is opposeed the Sun’s innate spiritual energies but may excel in politics which is sorely needed in our world. If you were born with Sun in Taurus unafflicted you are artistic, good with people skills, enjoying pleasure, has stamina and a fixed purpose and has traditional values and is good with business.
Sun is strong in its own constellation of Krittika until May 24th although some think that it can be out of balance in this position. Sun has immense courage and confidence during this transit and can create great power to handle difficult situations. People born May 11 – 24th have a warm, fierce and supportive energy and know how to use their power wisely. The Sun loses energy May 14 – 15th as it changes signs and is weak in degrees but then moves into the 2nd Pada, May 15 – 17th where the mind feels secure and nurtured. The third Pada (May 18 – 21st) is always the most challenging section as loss, suffering and churning of deep fires of purification can happen here. Finally, the 4th pada, (May 22 – 24) is owned by Pisces is particularly strong and has hidden positive qualities.
Prash Trivedi notes that Western astronomers connect this constellation with the Pleiades or the seven sisters. The ruling planet of the constellation is the Sun with Agni, the God of Fire, as the residing deity. The Shakti of this lunar mansion is ‘the power to burn away the negativity to get to the truth.’ Given all the smoke and mirrors with politics and the media, this energy will be welcome. It has a stronger nature for fulfilling material desires and its symbol is a razor, which cuts through the “bull” to get through to the truth.
The constellation allows one to go through extreme purification and get through blocks on the path.
Of course, Leos do best with the transit, as it is a 10th house transit where status and career can flourish. Cancer rising also enjoys fulfillment of desires and great friendships during this transit. Aries and Scorpios may get a bit of a relationship burn if they cannot tone down their drive for success at all costs. Geminis may have trouble with the 12th house transit of the Sun and may not feel noticed or have problems with self-confidence or issues with father and government.
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