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Taurus in Tarot and Astrology

Spring is now in full force and the natural world is quite busy producing and multiplying in a surge of activity.  Taurus is steadfast in its furtility and production. There is little in the way of wavering.  Here the universe is "as strong as a bull" and it is equally "bullheaded" .

Taurus is ruled by Venus and is reflected the The Heirophant in the Tarot. As an earth sign it also is seen in the Suit of Pentacles. Venus is prevalent in The Emperess and and so it also has a place in this months story.

As we focus on lovely Taurus we will be working with the energies of fuduncity, reproduction, passion and fertility. The bull,  is an ancient multicultural symbol of fecundity, creative power and the eternal cycle of life, death and resurrection. It is no accident that fertility celebrations, such as May Day and maypole festivities occur while the Sun is in Taurus. The horns of the Taurean bull are emblematic of the horns of the lunar crescent; hence the close tie between Taurus (the hierophant or high priest) and the Moon (the high priestess).

Bring your cards and a notebook. We will start with a discussion session and then break into small groups for practice with readings. 

I am asking for a $5.00 contribution to cover expenses. No one is turned away for lack of funds. 









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  • Tommi

    Thank you, Helen, for leading another fascinating discussion last night. I loved hearing everyone's stories. This is such a fun group! I especially enjoyed the guided meditation. :)

    I also have a new appreciation for the Hierophant card and the Taurus sign. I love the idea that humans are the bridge that connects the material world with the higher self. And I love how the Hierophant is uniquely tied to the Emperor and the High Priestess. It is empowering to realize that we have the knowledge we need to solve any issue within ourselves, if we cultivate the discerning mind of the Emperor and then allow the intuition of our inner guide lead us in the right direction. Our ability to tap directly into this knowledge is very reassuring. All we have to do is listen to the booming voice when it speaks to us.

    1 · April 25, 2014

    • Tommi

      Totally! And I think the voice may use many forms of communication, including related coincidences and signs that occur in waking life as well as notifications that occur while dreaming and meditating.

      1 · April 25, 2014

    • Helen S.

      I agree Tommi, the voice speaks through actual words heard, but also in synchronizes, dreams, insights from friends, movies and literature. Today I felt a more courageous impulse to speak from my inner knowing and was less concerned with the reactions of others.

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion last night! Here's some of the etymology: Intuition - from Latin in- "at, on" (see in- (2)) + tueri "to look at, watch over"; instinct - from Latin instinctus "instigation, impulse," noun use of past participle of instinguere "to incite, impel," from in- "on" (see in- (2)) + stinguere "prick, goad,"; Hierophant - from Greek hierophantes "one who teaches the rites of sacrifice and worship," literally "one who shows sacred things," from hieros "sacred" (see ire) + phainein "to reveal, bring to light".
    Julie

    3 · April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool way of looking at it! :-)

      April 25, 2014

    • Tommi

      I agree! That's so cool to think of instinct as your body's impulse to survive and thrive (biological reactive) compared to intuition, your Spirit's guardian that watches over you (psychological proactive).

      1 · April 25, 2014

  • daniele

    juicy :)

    April 25, 2014

  • Tommi

    I’m excited to discuss the Hierophant tonight. At a tarot workshop, we discussed how the number 5 might indicate the human body. So the wisdom of the Hierophant could be seen as the physical being (us) on our path towards better understanding ourselves on the physical plane. That might explain why (in Voyager tarot) the 5 cards seem harsh: • 5 of Crystals, Negativity
    • 5 of Cups, Disappointment
    • 5 of Wands, Oppression
    • 5 of Worlds, Setback

    The 5 cards reflect the human condition of surviving on this planet, of coping with unrealized expectations, and learning that the way you think changes how the world appears. We also discussed how the Hierophant is sometimes called the marriage of the Self. It points to the concept of looking within ourselves to find wholeness, rather than searching for it externally. It makes sense that as we follow the path towards loving ourselves, we overcome these external, physical challenges using the strength of our Spirit’s inner knowing.

    April 24, 2014

    • Helen S.

      I agree that the number 5 represents humans and because in numerology 5 is in the middle between 1-9 it is the mediator. Humans can then be seen as the mediator between the Devine and Nature

      1 · April 24, 2014

  • Lynett D.

    I've been using the three-card spread asking what are my illusions with my clients these last two weeks, and what amazing insight I have been able to gain.
    Thanks

    1 · April 9, 2014

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