Taurus season begins on April 20. Here’s what you need to know

April 21, 2023 0 Comments

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Before astrology was used for inspirational and meme posts on Instagram, it relied on optimizing the human condition. Throughout the ages, cultures around the world have relied on the language of space to learn from the past, make sense of the present, and understand how to navigate the future.

Astrology relies equally on mathematics, scientific observation, and philosophical interpretation. Lacking modern scientific knowledge, the ancient Babylonians, Greeks, and Romans viewed celestial patterns as poetry. There was no separation between matter and spirit.

Although astrological practice has evolved over time, the basic principles remain the same: the location of the heavenly bodies relative to the Earth affects a person’s life. It is certainly worth studying and understanding these influences and their effect on you. And as each zodiac season comes and goes, we can use the energy of each sign to learn more about ourselves.

Taurus season (April 20-May 20) means enjoying the richness of life, prioritizing pleasure above all else, and finding balance and stability in all aspects of life. Whether you’re a Taurus or not, its influence is sure to affect you. However, how you choose to use it is up to you.

All about Taurus Energy

An earth sign, Taurus is inextricably grounded in the physical world. It corresponds to beauty, indulgence, wealth and reward for a job well done. Ruled by Venus, Taurus carries an innate sense of sensuality and indulgence.

The downside of a Taurus is that they can sometimes become so focused on action and acquisition that they lose sight of the bigger picture. Her power becomes evident when she uses the physical realm as a platform to experience more than what the hands can hold and the eyes can see.

When the Sun is in Taurus, we are reminded to step away from the constant hustle and bustle and prioritize enjoying the present moment. She encourages us to slow down, indulge our senses, and create a sense of wealth and abundance for ourselves, rather than waiting for it. From enjoying a nice meal to taking a luxurious bath, there are many ways to tap into this indulgent energy and treat yourself to some much-needed self-care.

Rather than shying away from the physical, Taurus wants you to transcend the mundane by elevating the sensual. Remember that everything can be both matter and spirit. So surround yourself with luxury, my dear. Just make sure that you really enjoy the experience and emotions that they evoke.

6 ways to survive Taurus season

Looking for a practical application and celebration of Taurus traits? Practice any of the approaches below.

1. Share your experience

It is natural for us to get attached to things, and it is not in vain. You worked hard; you should enjoy the benefits of your labor! But the wisdom of a Taurus is not to be so focused on acquiring things that you lose the pleasure they can bring. Remember, life experience arises not in the object itself, but in the experience it brings.

Grab a box of macarons and share them with your loved one on a romantic picnic. Buy that new stereo you’ve been eyeing, then practice listening to your favorite album every week without distraction or interruption. When you redirect your attention to the stories and feelings that the physical plane can bring, you are less likely to continue chasing the more physical in search of the spiritual.

2. Yoga practice

The Taurus season is also associated with the ears, neck and nose. Various yoga asanas can powerfully relieve tension and promote relaxation in this area. Practicing yoga poses that stretch and release tension in the neck can be especially helpful at this time, including the Seated Neck Stretch, Threading the Needle, and Leaning Fish.

Stretching the neck while sitting

Find a comfortable seat, such as Sukhasana (easy seat). Take a few minutes to settle into your body and place your hands in your lap. Gently bend the right ear towards the right shoulder, feeling the stretch on the left side of the neck. For a deeper stretch, move your left hand away from your left hip. Take at least 5 deep breaths in this pose, then release and return to center. Repeat on the other side to balance the stretch.

Thread the needle

Begin on your hands and knees in a tabletop position, then slide your right hand under your left and lower your right shoulder to the ground. Rest your right cheek on the mat and take a deep breath. Take at least 5 deep breaths in this pose, then relax. Repeat on the other side.

Supported Fish

Begin by placing a yoga mat along the center of the mat. Sit in front of the roller facing away from it, bend your knees, and place your feet on the floor. Slowly lie on your back, resting the middle of your back on the middle of the roller. Your head should be supported and your neck and shoulders relaxed. Stretch your arms out to the sides, palms up, and let your shoulders relax. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, feeling the stretch in your chest and the opening in your throat. Stay in the pose for a few minutes, continuing to breathe deeply and allowing your body to fully relax into the support of the mat. To come out of the asana, slowly roll away from the roller to the side, using your hands to come up into a seated position.

3. Do the mantra

Use your voice to practice the mantra for Taurus season. Mantras offer a direct connection to both your physical and energetic voice. Not only are you engaging your vocal cords, but you’re also activating the powerful, expressive energy that resides in your throat.

To honor the Taurus season, a mantra for Vishuddha (or throat) chakra is perfect. The mantra is HAM (h-ah-m). To practice this mantra, find a place and gently close your eyes. Begin chanting the mantra as you feel the vibration emanate from your chest and throat. Feel the “mmm” vibration on your lips. Let each repetition of the mantra flow one after the other. You can do this practice for anywhere from 2 to 30 minutes.

4. Journal

Heed the lessons of the Taurus season and explore your inner self with these journaling prompts:

  • What percentage of your life is spent receiving? What percentage of your life is devoted to pleasure? How does it make you feel?
  • How easy is it for you to enjoy the greater beauty of everyday things? If it’s more difficult for you, why do you think that is?
  • What would be your version of stopping to smell the roses every day?

4. Take a walk on the Wild Side

Taurus is about being in the fresh air. Cultivate it by walking in the wild, whether it’s an endless forest or your city park. Use all your senses while walking. Smell the fresh spring air. You can hear birds chirping. Feel the returning warmth of the sun on your skin. You can also invoke Taurus by humming or whistling a tune as you walk.

Take it one step further. Use your Taurus sixth sense to experience the greater beauty of nature. What jumps out for you? happiness? Infinitude? Childhood memories? With some practice, you will become more attuned to these emotional planes and the wonderful inner places they can take you.

6. Decorate your neck

The way we decorate the neck and décolletage can reveal a lot: from the open neckline of the Baroque era to the original and neat cuts of the Victorian era. Think about what your cleavage and its jewelry can say about you. Play around with wearing something different—like a quirky necklace or silk scarf—to change up your expression a bit and bring out the Taurus energy even more. Notice if any new sensations or connotations arise for you.

A final word on Taurus season

In general, the Taurus energy reminds you to step back from life’s demands and focus on the simple pleasures and allow them to feel abundant and grateful. By slowing down, surrendering to your senses, and reconnecting with your true nature, you can find greater peace, balance, and contentment.

About our contributor

Sierra is a writer, contemporary mystic, and community builder. She has been practicing yoga for almost ten years and received her certification in 2018. It teaches all about connection: connection with the body, nature, and the universal love that unites us all. She also likes to incorporate witchcraft practices such as moon magic and the wheel of the year into her lessons.

Sierra’s global community network, The Mystic Members Club, helps women deepen their spiritual explorations, feel empowered, and create a community of like-minded people. She loves guiding them to their witchy side, helping them gain the confidence and abundance they deserve! In addition to teaching, she is an avid traveler, dancer, writer, and music lover. Find her at thelocalmystic.com, on Instagram @thelocalmystic and on YouTube.

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