Published in the Scribe
It’s time to wave goodbye to the fiery restlessness of Aries season and decelerate: the Sun is shifting into placid, purposeful earth sign Taurus.
Taurus season, which runs from about April 20th through May 20th– it’s a little earlier this year, starting on April 19th –is a season of patience, persistence, and peace. At least that’s what other Taurus Season survival guides will tell you. Really, the season of the bull is about one thing: slowing down.
If you were fortunate enough to tune into my podcast Cosmic Chronicles last week, which talked about Venus in Taurus, then you already know quite a bit about Taurus. Ruled by Venus, the planet of pleasure and security, Taurus is known for its heightened senses and appreciation for all things beautiful and comfortable.
When the Sun is in Taurus, we are no-longer interested in being competitive busy bees. Instead, the Sun in Taurus compels us to chill out and enjoy all the comfortable and beautiful things in life.
If we can’t touch, see, taste, smell, hear, and/or luxuriate in it during Taurus season, then it holds no interest for us. I’m not kidding: Taurus season limits the scope of our focus to things that satisfy our senses and helps us feel more relaxed.
Nature is a big draw during Taurus season (no surprise since we’ve been confined to our bedrooms and computer screens for so long), and so are more creative, hands-on, sensory- stimulating activities like cooking, painting, eating, sewing, gardening, mud masks… Basically, anything that gets our hands dirty, our bellies full, and our bodies and homes looking pretty.
Taurus season also calls us to be more persistent and routine-oriented, because having a set schedule and fixed goal to work towards makes us feel secure. Yes, we can gorge on brownies and sleep in until noon, but we’ll also need to be consistent about doing so.
Lots of horoscopes (including ones from yours truly) like to play up the lazy and stubborn sides of Taurus, because the earth sign can be extremely slow-moving and cautious. However, this sign and season also offers us the chance to gain momentum in our lives and goals by holding ourselves accountable (and not being so damn flighty).
Think of the animal that represents Taurus: The Bull. Bulls are pretty docile creatures, but when roused (by say, a matador), they charge. And once a Taurus gets going, it’s impossible to stop them. This is a characteristic we can emulate during 2021 Taurus season.
Along for the Taurus Season ride is Mercury. The planet also enters the fixed earth sign on April 19th.
Mercury is the planet of the mind. It rules all forms of communication: thinking, speaking, learning, listening, writing, emailing, texting, Instagramming– you get the idea. Usually a fast-moving planet (it’s named after the speedy Roman god), Mercury slows its roll when transiting Taurus– not literally, of course, because the pace of the planets never changes –which makes our thinking more deliberate and down-to-earth.
It’s no longer about direct, spontaneous thinking– all that Mercury in Aries energy has left us mentally overwhelmed. With Mercury in Taurus, we are more mindful and serene. We’re also better able to concentrate on one project at a time and we won’t stop until that project is finished. This is great since most of us have tons of papers to write and tests to take.
Naturally, earth signs– Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn –will revel in this zodiac season, which helps boost their self-esteem and get the creative juices flowing. Water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces will also reap the benefits of Taurus season, as it helps them to slow down and evaluate their relationships. And you know what? Fire and Air signs can enjoy the next few weeks too, because honestly, who doesn’t benefit from four weeks of rest and relaxation?
Want more astro-logic from Cosmic? Follow me on Instagram (@cosmiccannibalcamille) and Twitter (@CosmicCamille). And while you’re at it, check out my podcast Cosmic Chronicles and my astrology book The Zodiac Abstract.