Symbolized by the Bull, Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac. “The Penetrating Light of the Path.” Taurus seeks to establish a deeper meaning and value in life through lessons of non-attachment.
Connected to the principle of Illumination and the Archetype of the Artist, its task is to cast light upon the physical world. In doing so, it raises the energetic vibration of the physical plane freeing itself from the desire to attachment. Its challenge is not to become trapped by the very same physical plane from which it seeks to transform.
This initial stage of Taurus is an instinctive attachment to matter, motivated by practical outcomes. Giving greater significance to literal mind action than intuitive inspiration. Taurus willfully seeks the desires of earthly pleasures, in pursuit to have more of everything, and directed by blind will, personal value(s) are thus determined.
As consciousness develops, the urge to release the desire to possess is confronted. The ego struggles to transform to “conscious” life by virtue of the soul.
As Taurus awakens to a more holistic expression of itself, it gives meaning to “the art of living.” Its creative expression grows into spiritual aspiration where Divine Will becomes focused. Desire gives way and enslavement becomes liberation.
The Archetype of Taurus teaches us to illuminate our lives. Since personal desire and what we value determine where our energies and will are directed, our need to “possess” can be discovered here more clearly. Taurus aspires us to integrate Divine Beauty and Harmony into matter (form), thus transcending the physical plane and ultimately restoring and healing earthly forms.
Consciousness is not an undertaking of the literal mind but of the intuitive mind. Weighted in matter, the earthy element and fixed (stubborn) quality of Taurus’s lessons can be hard to grasp and challenging to transform. Yet, paradoxically, with the resiliency of the Bull, it is possible.
Written by Teresa Campos