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Last month at the equinox, when the Sun passed from the 12th house to the 1st house, we began a new turn around the wheel. Since then the Sun has been in aries. On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:27pm (Barcelona time), the Sun will move into taurus. The new form/set of experiences that began at the Ascendent/aries slows down and becomes substantiated and solidified in taurus. This archetype is known as being very pleasure-oriented, lazy and stubborn, but there is a reason for that. Planets in taurus have come from trauma or betrayal and want to calm down now, to be in nature and the body. Taurus is the place to rest, stabilize and focus.

Because Venus never gets more than 47º away from the Sun (and is reflective), she is seen as a bright light in the early morning sky announcing the arrival of the sun (as the Morning Star, Lucifer or Phosphor), or she pops out of a twilight sky, ushering the Lord (the Sun) into his bed chambers for the night (as the Evening Star, Hesperus).

The fact that Venus has an identity in front of the Sun and behind the Sun is shown in her rulerships of both taurus and libra. In her taurisian guise, Venus is cow-like, a simple, trusting, solid body of goodness deeply connected to nature. This description of Venus, as well as countless artworks in several cultures, attest to a Venus that is very unlike the current state of the planet Venus.

[image from universetoday.com]

In the not-so-distant past, in the same catastrophe that stripped Mars of his atmosphere, something happened to Venus and in the process of that she got bombarded by ultra-violet rays from the Sun which seriously upset the balance of her atmosphere. Now it’s the heaviest atmosphere in our solar system, consisting mainly of carbon dioxide with clouds of sulfuric acid. Nowadays Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. At the surface, the heat is hot enough to melt lead.The reason Venus is so hot is because she was knocked out of place and her spinning stalled. The event slowed down her rotation on her axis and upset the atmosphere. She is no longer capable of spinning fast enough to create a protective, magnetic field around herself. Now, the very top layer of the clouds zip around the planet sixty-times faster than Venus herself rotates.

[image from nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov]

Those with a taurus South Node or Pluto in the 2nd house, are stuck on some level. There is a tendency to internalize and compress ones inner nature in order to consolidate ones resources, internal and external. They are often born into hard conditions that force a focus on self-reliance. This is a re-imprinting of what was going on in the previous life; it reminds the person to develop self-reliance on all levels, especially materially and sexually. Masturbation is important for tauruses, (although they must beware of getting fixated on taboo sexual images). Taurus correlates to talents, skills and trades because they make one self-sufficient. Reaching past their natural stuckness, those with Pluto in the 2nd house must be willing to be transformed by people and situations so they can evolve past their limitations. They must also be willing to see and accept that the original conditions that forced them to identify resources and protect themselves from the environment are no longer present.Taurus is very interested in acquiring that which it understands as bringing security. People at different levels of consciousness have different answers for what constitutes security. The person with taurus Sun, Moon or ASC, either Node in taurus or Pluto in the 2nd house must develop their values and live by them. Their way of life must reflect their core internal needs and nature.

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