Monthly Transit Talk (MMT) for Taurus Characteristics - Connecting with Nature, Our Capacity for Joy, and Identifying Self Worth

This Month's Sign: Taurus

Date & Time of Sun's Entry: April 19th, 9:51 am PDT, 10:51 am MDT, 11:51 am CDT & 12:51 pm EDT

Type: A Fixed, Earth sign

Planetary Ruler: Venus

Areas of Body Ruled: Throat, neck, vocal cords

Key Phrase: I have

Symbols: The Bull

What is ruled by Taurus? Your resources and debt, finances and money, natural gifts and talents. Also, your capacity to give and receive, to love and to be loved, to nurture and to be nurtured. What you truly value and care about, your sense of worth and purpose, and what makes you feel fulfilled. And sensuality, sexuality, pleasure, and natural beauty. Any of these things can get some extra focus at this time.

This information is for all signs of the Zodiac. There are two primary reasons for this: One is that whatever is going on in the skies Astrologically affects us all, all of the time. Two is that we each have all twelve signs somewhere in our natal chart and so the current focus on the sign of Taurus activates that area.The following information explains how the current emphasis on Taurus may affect you personally and ways to work with this influence.

Taurus Energies and Keywords

Taurus rules our ability and capacity to love and be loved, to nurture and be nurtured. It is where the basic impulse set forth in Aries (the Life force and Soul purpose) is nurtured so that it may survive. By consciously focusing our attention here, we generate feelings of worth, feel that we have value and feel love flowing through us. This creates for us a secure and stable environment for growth to take place. These energies are female in nature and hence Taurus rules the Earth Mother and provider. It is no mistake that Earth Day and Mother's Day fall during this month.

During this time some areas that may need your attention are to work on possessiveness, over indulgence, laziness or apathy. Also, Taurus energy can be quite stubborn and rigid. Try to accept change as a natural aspect of life. Sometimes, the stubbornness that can occur with a Taurus or Venus affliction is rooted in an innate knowing that we are not aligned in that moment or action with love. We can sense that a more loving way is wanting to unfold through us. In these times, opening to the love that wants to express will often move the energy in a softer, natural way. Be patient with yourself and others and with the way your life is unfolding. These lessons are about trusting our place in the circle of life, thus feeling our own worth and value.

Possessiveness and an unnatural desiring after things is another Taurus issue and can be traced to a deep sense of separation or loneliness that many feel. Wanting things to belong to us is actually us wanting to belong to family, community and life. I have found that the most direct way of dealing with this is to be with silence and stillness so that we can connect to the pulse of life that moves through us, reminding us that we are a part of everything. Embracing this connection will nurture us by revealing the illusion of separation and increase our deepest sense of belonging that we all crave.

Working with Taurus Challenges

To work with and enhance this month's energies, spend time in nature, garden, get body work done, spring clean and clear out your space of possessions you've outgrown or don't really use or need. Approach problems using common sense and practicality. Do throat chakra work: sing, chant and state who you are and say what you really care about. Seek out ways to enjoy natural beauty (watch a sunset, do some art, listen to music, etc.) Also, try to accept change as a natural aspect of life.

During this time, be patient with yourself and others and with the way your life is unfolding. Open to the love that wants to express in a softer, natural way. These lessons are about trusting your place in the circle of life, thus feeling your own worth and value.

Practice being with silence and stillness as doing so can connect you to the pulse of life that moves through you, reminding you that you are a part of everything. Embracing this connection will nurture you by revealing the illusion of separation and increase your deepest sense of belonging that we all crave.

Spiritual Focus for Taurus

  • To nurture the life force given to each of us.
  • To place attention on discovering and realizing your purpose.
  • To align yourselves with the Earth and her destiny.
  • To connect, not consume.

Affirmations for the time of Taurus

  • I consciously chose to connect with and nurture the Divine spark within me.
  • I claim what is mine and let go of what is not.
  • I am worthy of joy, love and contentment.
  • I have enough, I do enough, I am enough.

Colors to work with are bright pinks, true blues, and earth tones. Bring flowers into your home and wear the bright colors of Spring to further tune into the Taurus energy.

Crystals to Work With

Tiger's Eye: Helps us to feel more empowered thus increases our self-esteem. Assists us to release stubbornness, inflexibility, and inability to commit to life.

Pyrite: Very good at increasing abundance consciousness and understanding of abundance principles. Excellent for developing self-worth. Good for steadying the mental and developing persistence.

Rose Quartz: Called the "Love Stone”. Opens our heart chakra. Helps us to discern what we really care about. Allows us to let in nurturing and healing energies.


Astrologer, Elizabeth Jones lives in Mt. Shasta, California. Visit her website at www.starpathways.com. Or you can easily reach her at ejones@starpathways.com and her phone number is 530-926-1999