Home.  What does that mean to you?Dollar Symbol with House Sign by jscreationzs; freedigitalphotos.net

However you define it, now is the time to pay attention to the values you associate with it.  What does it bring you?  How does it feed your spirit or challenge you?  Does your home no longer fit who you are?  What needs to change?

May naturally draw your focus in this direction, have you noticed?  Why is that?

As the Sun passes through tenacious Taurus, we shift from Aires’ fiery charge to earthy Taurus for a reason.   Aries, a Cardinal Fire Sign, initiates and empowers ideas; Taurus, a Fixed Earth Sign, lands them into reality.  This week with the Sun at the most active middle degrees of Taurus, that energy feels most intense.  What are you doing to make your dreams real, your home a reflection of your true values?

Taurus rules the 2nd House in astrology, a Fixed House, giving this energy even more durability.  Fixed signs and houses bring stability, determination, resolve, self-reliance, and tenacity.  Under this influence you are gifted (or challenged) to calmly keep moving things forward toward your goals, landing your intentions set earlier this year.  This is no time to get stuck on the past or fears of the future.  It’s time to keep your eye on the prize of completion and plod toward that finish line.  You can do it!  (This is indicative of Generators in Human Design, by the way.)

For those of you whose eyes just rolled back your heads because this sounds too slow or boring, there’s another important aspect to this Taurus energy: creativity.  This sign rules the arts in all forms; music, painting, etc.  I had to smile when I saw the latest craze of adult coloring books hit the mainstream media this week.  That’s so Taurus, giving an old established idea new life.

Yet even fresh new concepts—everything from lyrics or color combinations to structural designs–can benefit from this energy.  When better to introduce them in ways that test their durability?  See if they stand the test of time in life’s gale force winds.

In the northern hemisphere, this is a big season for landscapers.  Yup, Taurus again; earth, creativity.  Gardeners shift into full power as they challenge the elements to get seeds in the ground and the finishing touches on their latest yard designs.  In the southern hemisphere, harvest pulls attention equally so to the Earth and the bounty of nature developed through steadfast effort.

For some this part of the astrological cycle makes you face what no longer works.  Is your house too large and expensive or your apartment too cramped for you now?  Does your 1990s livingroom set, so prized at the time, now feel like rocks invaded the cushions?  If Taurus is in or now aspects your 4th or 6th House, you may feel the drive to finally convert that third bedroom into an office.  Whatever it is, test your internal values and current life against the realities of your surroundings both at home and work.  How can you bring these more into line?  What’s the first (or next) step in becoming fully congruent in this area?
The 2nd House also rules your self-worth and earned incomeVenus, its natural planetary ruler, rules money.  Are you as at home in your work as you are in your off hours (or vice versa)?  If not, what practical step can you take now to shift that?    Is your attitude or sense of being in the wrong occupation restricting your money flow?  Or are your dreams so lofty that only a miracle or magic wand could make them materialize in this lifetime—so you waste valuable energy or do nothing at all?  Get real; bring your dreams down to earth in doable ways.  So you can’t move to the French Riviera right now.  What can you do?  (Sorry, “nothing” is not an acceptable answer.)

For weeks now a trine between Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries has encouraged us to dream big, to create like never before.  For many that has been a real boon.  Yet Taurus squares Leo, demanding that you create something of value.  Plus, Mars has been transiting Taurus for weeks, driving home this message that your personal power must be grounded to create something of enduring value.

Wherever this energy lands in your own chart, use it to make your next choice.  Follow the signs, internal and external, that lead you beyond hesitation to that sense of knowing what’s right for you.

Welcome home!


Rayora Hartman   http://numbersatplay.com


(Photo credit: “Dollar Symbol with House Sign” by jscreationzs; freedigitalphotos.net)