Mars in Taurus
On July 5th, after its sojourn in warlike Aries, Mars finally shifts into slow-paced, earthy Taurus.
It’s fiery energy, Mars in Aries, making it all too easy to burn out and burn up. Now, as Mars finally fits into gentle, patient Taurus, we get a chance to catch our breath. We slow right down to a snail’s pace, which feels delightful and sensuous at first, and somewhat too slow later on. Once we realize that we are walking through quicksand, rather than racing through flames, we get even slower – and perhaps lazier.
Is it so bad to be lazy, though? With Mars in Taurus, we can get back into our bodies, languishing in the sunshine, in bed, on the couch, relishing the easier pace. However, we do need to take care not become indulgent and obstinate. Mars in Taurus is intractably stubborn, pushy and downlight mulish. These flavors are reflected in the way we tackle work projects, tasks and even our personal passions.
Mars meets up with Uranus, the planet of change, rebellion and chaos, also in Taurus. This can bring quite a bit of focus onto financial changes, work changes, routine changes and so on. these changes may come as a massive surprise, a shock from the blue. And Mars in Taurus really doesn’t like to be shocked, mind you. He loves his stability, his predictability and Uranus is here to shake everything up. It’s best we remain flexible and open to the changes, and look forward to the liberation that awaits us.
As Mars cruises through materialistic Taurus, we are asked to mind our money in the best ways – although not in a possessive, “all mine” kind of way. Yes, we can go after the money, the security and the comfort, and we can even enjoy these things. But let’s not get too attached. It’s also important to remember that, although we don’t have much speed behind our actions during these next few weeks, the things we initiate now have the potential to last a long, long time, if we are methodical, calm and patient.