Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jupiter in Taurus: June 4, 2011 – June 11, 2012

Jupiter in Taurus: June 4, 2011 – June 11, 2012

I think Jupiter coming into Taurus is likely to further expand all the issues of how we take care of the earth herself and what is truly valuable to us.  There is no future if we continue to destroy the ground we walk on and I think these issues will get bigger and bigger over the next year.  Financially I also think that there is money to be made by investing in creative green technologies that help to decontaminate, conserve, or enhance the fertility of the Earth. With Pluto in Capricorn making a trine aspect to Jupiter, both in earth signs, I think a combination of opportunity and crisis may drive us all further forward into a new future that takes care of the earth than we might believe possible at the beginning of this time.  It may not be pretty getting there but it may become quite obviously necessary. . .

In our own lives Jupiter in Taurus will ask us which opportunities we grabbed in the last year while it was transiting activist Aries still hold enough magic for us to continue to put the concerted effort forth and keep growing and thriving?  What will we let go of and put into the compost heap?  Not all the new things we started have staying power in the long run but some of them surely are gems. This is a good time to begin to consider which ones bring us pleasure, feel creative, feed us, and nurture our community.


May Full Moon in Scorpio – The Buddha Moon

Early Tuesday morning May 17th is the Scorpio full moon, or Buddha moon as it is often referred to being the phase under which Siddhartha incarnated. The Moon is at 26+ Scorpio – sabian “A military band on the march” while the sun is opposite in Taurus – sabian “A squaw selling beads“. In the HD chart the Moon is in the 4th line of the 34 or Great Power while the Sun is in Gate 8 of Contribution. Venus and Mercury are together in the 1st line of Gate 27 Nourishment.

It’s what’s happening on the inside that counts no matter how loud the band plays or what your outer circumstances may appear to be. It is possible to be blissful, centered, and grateful in the most menial of jobs and tasks and equally possible to experience alienation and depression even in the midst of the loudest of parades. Our inner experience and connection with creativity, spirit and the divine will nourish us far beyond any external abundance can. We can love walking our own path or follow the masses into the messes. It’s always our choice. Choosing to connect deeply and quietly with something bigger than we are can feed us and take us forward in our evolution. Available options are also to just make a big hollow show of it all and stuffing ourselves with moral, intellectual, or religious junk food from the commercial mass-market hot dog vendor. Only when we nourish ourselves and find our inner balance and clarity can we truly turn and nourish others.

Over a month of strong initiating energy has gone by and now it is time to catch our breath, look around, and gently nourish the things we started that will also nourish ourselves. Weed out the unnecessary and keep that which is essential to our well-being.