Mother nature is a natural system who makes more natural systems. You are such a natural system; individual and unique yet a part of the enormous system of nature. The more you can sense your uniqueness the more strength you can draw from the whole of nature.
She is pregnant, so to speak, with all of us. We are still inside of nature’s unity. The only chance to be born is to become increasingly aware of our dualistic nature. We are part separate and free and part connected and bound.
She would never dream of taking away our power to make choices, that is why we are free. But she would never turn her back on us either, that is why when we make choices that are true to our unique natures, she sends up surges of new strength and energy. We are free to create yet bound to respond.
Natural systems have parts or aspects that use a set of laws to make up a coherent whole.
In our freedom to create, we can create our own laws. But these laws must be real to us so that we can respond truthfully by our bound-nature.
Mother nature doesn’t turn her back. She produces bounty and she supports you, whether you are aware of it or not, in your own productive living.
Taurus is the second sign and it represents the ultimate duality in a world that also has unity. The unity is made of love, and love never forces or coerces. The only way for love to grow in a world of individuals is in granting the freedom of choice. When choice aligns with love then the unity reveals itself. When choices have no footing in one’s nature and no regard for the nature of others, not only does unity not present itself, but fragmented reality keeps splintering like a house of mirrors in the end of Orson Welles’ Lady from Shanghai.
Unity, love and a homecoming is always right around the corner, like the bounty of springtime. All that is needed is to feel your freedom of choice within a world that waits for you to choose well, a world that cares about your choices and communicates directly back to you.
Abandoning this freedom, or giving it up to someone else cuts you off from the richest dialogue; that of you and nature, or your nature within all of nature.
The torus (aka Taurus) is a self organizing system that creates more systems. The cells, organs and nerves that comprise your body are little systems within a bigger one. You are a little system within a bigger one. Just as your liver or brain is not truly separate from you, you are not truly separate from all of nature, i.e. the universe.
Your brain and liver serve a purpose in your body. You also serve a purpose within this greater tapestry of the universe. What purpose? Only you can know. Only you can listen to the feedback of mother nature in response to every free choice you make. Only you can know if you are allowing her to raise you right.
Connection is where we are bound as seen in the lock of a good hug. Connection is where the earth currents run through our bodies and bathe our nervous systems in the same substance of a sunset or a field of lilies.
The solid ground is that of your own fortitude. In your choices, in your knowledge of what binds you, in your new discoveries of what calls or speaks to you, in the new laws that you create for your system, you stand on solid ground. You stand in nature as a smaller nature with access to all of the bigness through the power of choice. This is how the universe lovingly supports us and helps us grow.
Living systems grow and sustain themselves by extracting energy from their environment; like food, sunlight and water. But there are other sources of energy for the human species: art, books, ideas, other people, rituals and so on. The environment is large and full of possibilities. The potential for new energy is endless. In the quality of the connection to these energy sources, lies the potency of the energy.
Someone who doesn’t really like art museums will not be as ‘charged’ after a day at the Met than someone who does (unless of course the person surprises themselves by realizing “I really did enjoy myself). The enjoyment, the satisfaction of connecting with the source of potential energy is personal. There are so many things that can get in the way of this sacred energy transfer, a bad mood, for example.
Archetypes are symbols that carry charges of meaning. The zodiac consists of twelve supercharged archetypes. They won’t barricade down your door seeking connection, they are part of nature, and in being part of nature they answer to the loving principles of nature that exists in a world of free choice. As Venus moves into Taurus on Thursday, 3/16/23, you may stumble upon the archetype in your enjoyment (Venus) of an aromatic cup of tea (Taurus). Depending on the richness of your connection, you will receive new energy. This new energy that streams in from your environment works to organize your system, as new energy does with all living systems.
In a fast paced digital society, the options for energy sources are increasing but the seriousness and personalness of connecting tangibly to something so that the real earth currents move through us is lessening.
Allow this deluxe transit of Venus through Taurus to bring you back to your system, within the big system; back to your access to bigness through the richness and realness of true connection.
Venus will be travelling through Taurus until April 10, 2023 when she sets off in Gemini.