Earth Day,3 day New Moon,Taurus month,No bull Astrology by Tara Greene

 It’s Earth Day April 22 and how appropriate for Sun Moon Jupiter to be in the first earth sign Taurus. Some nice numerology 4/22 power and enlightenment. 22= the fool. speaking of Bulls, wasn’t Ferdianand considered foolish? but very wise was he, he loved roses.

Taurus ancient constellation

our ancient ancestors worshipped the Bull constellation Taurus shown here with primary stars the Pleiades and Orion

From April 19-May 20 It’s the time of the sacred Bull

Modern bull worship Wall street

From Pre-history our ancient ancestors worshipped the BUll and painting hundreds of drawings in the caves of Lascaux France.

Now in America HOw do we we worship the bull? We eat ’em by the millions in the form of hamburgers, steaks, etc and we use the image of the Bulls strength and power in the modern worship of Taurus, Wall Street. The Bull looms Large.

Nandi, Shiva's Sacred Cow

Shiva's sacred cow Nandi Cow's are Holy and never eaten by Hindu's

For thousands of years in India, Hindu’s never eat cows as they are considered Holy. Shiva‘s sacred vehicle, all the god’s reside in the cow.

 In the Age of Taurus, 6,000 years ago, Bull’s were worshipped. Agriculture  begun, and the Bull was the animal that enabled humanity to settle down from being nomadic. In Ancient Egypt they celebrated the festival of the Apis Bull for seven days. The scared bulls were paraded through the streets in a holy procession. Any child who smelled the breath of  the Apis bulls were considered to receieve the ability to predict the future.  The bulls themselves were considered oracles. Food was offered to the Apis bull while a question was asked, if the bull ate the food it was a good omen and if he rejected it that was considered  bad. Yes Apis bulls and bees are related.  Taurus wa the sign, the constellation which heralded the Spring equinox in ancient Egypt, not Aries as we are accustomed to.

The Moon is associated with Taurus, and the glyph looks like the waxing and waning moon or a bull’s horns  the vull with the sun between horns

The Moon is considered to be exalted in Taurus, Venus is Taurus Ruling planet.

The ancient Minoan civilization of CRETE is probably best known for its acrobatic games of BUll Jumping. This was a Cirque du Soleil ancestor.

Crete Minoan Civilization

Bulls were considered sacred to the Goddess.

the Lacota Sioux Native American’s worship the Bull  as White Buffallo Woman who brought the most sacred Medicine pipe to this tribe

White Buiffallo Woman sacred bringer of the pipe

Since Bulls were once considered {and still are in India}, so HOLY and their meat not eaten. Modern western culture has turned the Bull worship upside down and we now shit on the Bull,whereas  in India cow dung was considered prescious and used for fuel. We have become big Bull shitters ourselves, we have no more sacred Cows, except the bottom dollar B.S. of Wall street and the almighty buck, but that’s another animal.

So in hacing turned the sacred cow into a profane burger we  become BULLIES in all aspects of ours culture. I loved finding that story about the Apis Bull’s breath and how children breathing it become prophetic. We are just now realising that bullying is dangerous, after having all been bullied by this top down, bullying, male dominated hierarchical structure. That is the negative bull. The archetype of Ferdinand, the soft feminine bull the server, is the real holy cow. 

So lets savour our Taurus month here which begins with a Taurus New moon April 21 with  Jupiter at 17 degrees of  Taurus plus Asteroids Ceres the Earth Mother herself at 4 degrees of Taurus, plus Lillith at 14 degrees. There is a Grand Trine in earth on the New moon  which also lasts till the 23rd. Virgo’s  and Capricorn get the big benefits. Lets not forget that Scorpio, Taurus opposite sign is always involved.

 – 10 ways to worship the BULL

1. Have delightful rose scented baths 2. eat lots of decadent chocolate 3. get &  give massages 4. don’t B.S.  anyone 5. eat very well, 6. garden 7. walk in Nature 8. don’t eat beef, 9. sit, dont do 10. enjoy being in the Garden of Eden and share it. Taurus rules the throat and they like to talk, although slowly. Yes get in the dirt and get down and dirty, plant your seeds that’s what Taurus time is all about.

Taurus is about the body, you Are your body,your soul needs the body, it is your temple, treat it well.

Taurus energy is Spirit grounding, It’s GUT INSTINCT

Psychic energy needn’t be all airy, or fiery, or watery. It is simply what your body tells  you, and the body never lies! so simply your life, your spirituality, just let your body talk.Guess what Taurus themed song it is?   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow1gS3m1ckM

 the New Moon lasts for 3 days, the number 3 is sacred to the Empress in the Tarot, 3 stages of womanhood, maiden, mother, crone.

so during the 3 dark days of the New Moon don’t go rushing out to plant seeds just yet -just stay in the VOID, from the 21-23

Listen, listen to your body, turn off your mind chatter,let go, be stubborn about this, this is the most fertile time Spring, this is Before seed planting time.

NEW MOON

The New Moon is always the most feminine time of the month. Traditionally, women lived in small tribes, groups, communities. Ladies you know how it is when you live with other women, you all synchronize your monthly periods, don’t you? Well before the invention of electric light, thanks a lot Mr. Edison, who ripped off Nikola Tesla, BEfore that time, all women were bleeding on the New Moon. So the dark of the moon, was considered sacred, as menstrual blood was a very potent magical substance. Women would retreat just as the Dark Moon into caves, yurts, tipi’s, moon lodges, red tents to rest, renew,dream, pray,and receive renewal as they shed the uterine living.  They would bleed into the earth giving back to the earth mother. Menstrual blood was originally considered holy, potent, the liquor of immortality, because women bled and did not die. It was used as the first fertilizer.

So at this time whether you are “on your moon” or not. Act as if you are. go slow, rest, dream, be lazy. retreat. Be still and simply KNOW,that is Taurus’ essence.  Practice being TAurus like, chewing your cud, grazing on the grass,being gloriously bovine as much as possible.

Other favourite Taurus pastimes, art, music, dancing,  money,  love, practicality. Taurus is the first Fixed sign, and they hates change.

You don’t  have to be a Taurus

Everyone has  Taurus the sensuous bull in their astrology chart somewhere.Everyone does…

If you need bullish advice for integrating more Taurus into your life!

I do phone readings taragreene@sacredartscentre.com

 Listen to Lisa Thiel’s song WHITE BUFFALLO WOMAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR8x6T20gc4

 Don’t avoid the void -TM Copyright Tara Greene.

 

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