Not that I’m having a party. I’ve never been a party person. I just like to be with the people I love and that’s enough. But I don’t like this getting older thing, I really don’t. I don’t like my hair going grey or my arthritic limp. I don’t like that I haven’t done all the things that grown ups are supposed to have done. I’m going to be 45 and I’m still waiting to live but that’s natal Venus conjunct the Midheaven conjunct Saturn for you 😀 I’ve never been married, been to a wedding, had children, received or sent a Valentine’s card. Never woken up to a lover on my birthday or Christmas or kissed the one I love at midnight on New Year’s eve. These are the things I am waiting for and I will wait until the cows come home because these are the things that are worth waiting for.
Because Taurus knows that patience pays off: that spring follows endless winter.
It’s interesting that St. George’s day falls in the time of Taurus. Not that I’m particularly keen on Mr, George who killed my Pagan dragon but the symbolism is interesting. Dragon’s are often pictured sitting on a huge pile of treasure. One of the negative traits of Taurus is possessiveness. They like to hold on to what they have – things, people, places; all the things that give them a sense of constancy. Taurus fears change. It is the antithesis of opposite sign Scorpio, ruler of Death with a capital D – the ultimate ‘change’. Taurus lives to create, to fertilise, to secure, to hold. Scorpio kills it off and lets it go (or sometimes just digs a big hole, shoves it in and hopes no one will find it).
To flourish, we need to live with integrity – to live in a way that manifests what we truly value. When we hold onto what’s important at a soul level, we don’t need to hold on to anything else. We become secure in who we are.
These are the gifts of the dragon. When you look past her flaring smoky nostrils and red eyes, you might notice that she’s actually quite gentle and wise. In fact, before St. George came along, once a year, the people would honour her with gifts and it was these that she kept beneath her. The people honoured life in death and death in life.
Because the greatest gift (as Venus ruler of Taurus would tell you) is love. When you tend to love and keep it warm, it sustains you – even as it changes year by year. It is love that survives death, love that survives beyond death. Love is the ultimate creative act. “Love crosses all dimensions” as a spirit once said to me…
And so I live with love because that is all I can do. Love is my constant. Love is my gift. Love is what I have to give.
Happy Birthday Taurus
15th April Venus enters Taurus
19th April The Sun enters Taurus
20th April Mars enters Taurus