Embodiment: The power of just being
It is a very lush time of year. The forest around Sedona is vibrant and aquiver with life. As I stroll through it each morning, just as the sun rises, I am aware of an almost pulsating energy. There are wildflowers abounding surrounding the pathway and sometimes I almost feel like a bride walking down a flower-lined aisle. Everything is blooming. It is simply breathtaking.
It is Taurus season.
When I envision the essence of Taurus words like abundant, lush, fruitful, rich, and plentiful come to mind. I can taste it - which is also Taurean. Sensual, embodied, the first of the earth signs, all of which are about making it real: Embodiment.
Taurus season takes place at the height of spring, everything is blooming with possibility. We are back to rich, lush, abundant, fecund…Taurus doesn’t rush in like Aries, it’s wisdom is to savor the moment. It is stillness at its best, savoring the nourishment of the earth, of life. Taurus, a sign governed by Venus herself, carries an energy of simply being. I look at the wildflowers as they are touched by the sun and I see an embodiment of the lover and the beloved.
At its best Taurus sensually feels the moment, embodies it, and thus revels in it because the moment is enough. Our lives become lush, rich, and fecund when we are actually present in our embodiment.
Venus governs two signs: Taurus and Libra. The essence of the Taurus Venus is worship–we worship what we truly value and vow to maintain it. It is the true meaning of the word ‘husband’–to take care.
In myth, the moment Venus was born she was instantly recognized for who she was, worshiped, adorned, and carried off to Mt. Olympus. She didn’t need to do anything or pass any test to prove her worth. Her simply being was enough. No matter how outrageous her antics ( and let me assure you the Gods of this era were a hot mess) the only time she got in trouble with the other Gods was when she attempted to work.
This year it is a very Taurusy Taurus season: The Sun is in Taurus, Mercury is retrograde in Taurus, Uranus remains in Taurus for another couple of years, the transiting nodes are in Taurus, May 16 Jupiter ingress into Taurus as well, and shortly after on the 19th we will be graced with a New Moon in Taurus. .
That’s a lot of Taurus energy. We are being asked to be and to thrive. To recognize the beauty of whom we are in our essence without doing anything, any work on ourselves as we all carry Venus within us. To enjoy our embodiment and to know the earth, our incarnated being, sustains us To be aware of our resources (and individually our greatest resource is ourselves) To care for ourselves simply because we are. We don’t need any improvement, there is nothing wrong with us and we don’t need to be fixed. What we need is to be husbanded, to be cared for.
We are being asked to husband ourselves.
The trick to working with your Taurean energy as we move toward the New Moon on the 19th is distinguishing what is truly of value to you: Ask yourself and explore "What do I really want?”
Getting to the core of what you really want, truly assessing that, is a very complex thing for many if not most of us. While we might know there is never an external solution to an internal dilemma, it is still challenging when we have to let go of the unconscious expectations we have placed upon the outside world for fulfillment because feeling an embodied sense of satisfaction and completeness is an inside job.
There is no perfect career, partner, or place that will completely nourish our desires. In other words, where ever you go there you are. So, as we evolve we have to let go of the conscious and unconscious roles we have been playing that maintain our own fixed state. We have to be brave enough to let go of the familiar, the comfortable. To let go of the past. We have to be willing to not “know” ourselves but instead to discover who we are in this moment, to embrace how we are evolving. To actually welcome, rather than fear, this emerging unfamiliar part of ourselves, which is the heart of receptivity. As Einstein stated the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results. It is our own complicit behavior that has been keeping us in the very circumstances that are no longer fulfilling because we have outgrown them. Ironically, we have to be here now with what is, in particular with what is within us that is so very uncomfortable because it has outgrown the life we have been living. The life that was good, that felt like it was leading somewhere. And it was: To the moment you need to let it go as you evolve gracefully.
Our life experiences, our becoming, is an ever-evolving kaleidoscopic pattern, each form beautiful yet always transforming, intricately connected to the previous form even as we alchemically reform and are reborn as we move throughout our life’s journey.
Remember, love, and desire, are not logical, it is embodied. And that embodiment is a powerful force.