Taurus is ruled by Venus and in this case is about values. What do you value? What are your values? Are you living up to your own standards? Are you just going along with consensus values? Have you thought about it at all? This is a good time to stop and think about all that.
Many of us ‘go along to get along’, taking the easy way out by going along with what others have created. While our external life may be easier by so doing, it may jar with our inner life. We may feel that something is deeply wrong or missing at our core and have no idea what it is. If something happens to that outer structure, we will feel lost because we have not cultivated our inner garden and our security blanket has been taken away.
Some people have huge egos and personalities and they control all those around them. While they may claim their purpose is to uplift others, the fact is they are on their own personal ego trip.
The word ‘glamour’ has lost its original meaning. Today it is ‘attraction, romance, allure, sex appeal’ but the older meaning is ‘spell, magic, enchantment’. Things are made to appear attractive and appealing. People with large personalities ‘put a glamour’ over things and people in order to control them. They are able to affect the minds and hearts of those around them so that they do their bidding. Those so enchanted are under a spell.
Venus in Cancer is in orb to an opposition to Pluto. Will she veil or unveil the truth? The trine between Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces adds to the possibility of further enchantment. Hollywood is the capital of enchantment. Known for its ability to create illusion and make people ‘stars’ it subtly controls our minds and hearts.
Perhaps we need this opiate in order to survive the harshness of reality. Maybe we need to be medicated to deal with the pain that exists all around us. Marx said that religion was the opiate of the people, but these days it’s TV and other forms of media. We can spend hours lost in lala land of entertainment. I spend way too much time playing online games like Diamond Digger.
Ever notice how many people are Buddhists these days? Not that I have anything against Buddhism, but all of those converts used to be either Jews or Christians and I feel they turned to Buddhism because it has no God. They felt judged, betrayed or otherwise let-down by God, so they got rid of him/her as a way to deal with the pain.
How long can we continue on this path of avoidance? As long as we feel powerless, we will continue to be satisfied with ‘toxic mimics’ of life. What would it take to claim our personal power? Risk. Only those who have taken a chance can claim ownership and mastery. Not gambling. Preparing, studying, training etc….then attempting to do. Testing one’s mettle. Putting themselves out there. Making an effort.
True, you could lose or fail. But not trying is a worse fate than trying and failing. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” “Better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” These are aphorisms that may be well known to you.
So, my advice to you is prepare as best as you can then go out and do it. Recently, I trained for what I thought was going to be either a 3K or a 5K walk-a-thon. One week before the event I found out it was going to be 3K or 10K. I knew I could easily do the 3K and I thought the 10K might be possible. I decided not to decide until the fork in the road. I took the ‘road less travelled’ and did the 10K. I made it. I had one day of recovery then was back to normal. I learned a lot that day. I pushed through my limitation.
This New Moon starts a new cycle where the focus is on our personal values. No one would have known what I did. I could have opted to just stay home and then say on Facebook that I did it. But I needed that success for myself. I needed to know that I established a goal and achieved it.
Set some goals for yourself based on your own values. Work towards achieving them and when you do, pat yourself on the back. Recognition from others is not necessary. You will know what you did and in the end, that’s all that matters.