Making Magic with the full moon in Taurus

With the full moon in Taurus tomorrow (17 May at 11:10 GMT), this is a very powerful time for working magic.

To get the most out of this energy, you should ensure that your intent is in perfect harmony with it.  To accomplish this, requires an acute understanding of the nature of Taurean energy both at the spiritual and material levels.

In the northern world, when the Sun is in Aries, a fresh outpouring of the life force becomes apparent.  But when it passes through the sign of Taurus, the manifestation of the newly arisen life in matter is complete.   This is why in ancient times, Taurus represented man’s physical body in which the enshrined spirit must live.

The element Earth was always symbolised by a perfect cube, a form ready for building into a temple.

While this is certainly true on the material plane, it is even more so on the inner planes.  In giving service to others on the outer plane, soul is unconsciously building and perfecting the temple of it’s own being.    This requires clearing away unwanted corners and carbuncles and moulding and shaping until like the perfect cube, the essence of your being fits into the appointed place in the great temple of the universe.

Your body is your most immediate temple.  So with this full moon, work on making it well and happy.  In turn, this will unleash a healing energy with which you can shape more spiritual concerns.

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

King Minos & His Minotaur – the Classic Taurean Myth

Would all you Taureans like to gain invaluable perspective into your lives?

You can do so by identifying with mythical heroes associated with your zodiac sign.

CG Jung believed archetypal motifs (themes) format our experience of the world. Myth allows access to these motifs in a meaningful way.

The following is a myth related to the astrological sign of Taurus.

The God Poseidon helps King Minos to gain his crown by giving Minos a magnificent white bull. But when Poseidon asks Minos to sacrifice the bull as repayment, the King can’t bring himself to part with it. Poseidon is not amused. As punishment, he causes the Kings’ wife to fall passionately in love with the bull.

With contrivance, the King’s wife mates with the bull and gives birth to the Minotaur who is half man (intellect) and half bull (instinct). Conceived as the result of the King’s greed, the Minotaur (which feeds on young men and women) is a shameful secret to be hidden in the dark labyrinth beneath the palace.

Taurus has a reputation for being possessive, materialistic, indulgent, and extremely concrete.  Carried to an extreme, Taurus can be almost pathological in her fear of change and loss.   It is interesting to note that with Border-line Personality Disorder, it is precisely the failure to attain self and object constancy that produces the classic clinging behaviour.

Likewise, if the sensibilities of Taurus are not well integrated, natives of Taurus can expect such extremes of obstinacy and possessiveness , which compensate for a lack of  inner security.


1. What images do you have of bulls and how might they relate to this story?

2. What is the relationship between instinct (passion/desire) and intellect (judgement) in this story?

3. Did Poseidon have a right to be so angry and why did he choose the punishment that he did?

4. Why did the Minotaur turn out so nasty? Did it have to be this way?

5. What monsters have you created when you let your passion override?

Capricorns always win/ but why?

For those with sun in Capricorn, know that Saturn is your sun’s ruler.

If you want to know why Capricorns have such a hard time in life, read on…the more you learn about Saturn, the more you’ll understand your plight.

For the Druids, the Oak tree symbolises the turning of the year – the trials and tribulations all of nature goes through to become all that it is meant to be. The Oak is sacred to the Druids because of its strength and endurance. Like the hare and the tortoise, Capricorn doesn’t win because of his speed.

Like the Oak, Saturn is a survivor. But survival doesn’t come easy and it’s usually not much fun.

Astrological Saturn grounds you and establishes boundaries that contain you (for good or ill). Saturn shows where you are weak and vulnerable so that that you can strengthen yourself. Saturn points out where you should be fearful – if you are to survive. Saturn tells you to pay attention and go more slowly, look deeper and learn from your mistakes. With Saturn it is de rigour that you take responsibility. With Saturn, the buck stops with you.

As my favourite astrologer Karen Thorne once told me, (eventually) Capricorns always win.  With Saturn’s stoic determination behind them, it’s not hard to understand why.