Okay, Astrology 101: in honor of true Taurus form, I will make this simple…
Think Winnie the Pooh. Remember him, and his big tummy? He ate so much honey, he couldn’t get through the door to go see Piglet. He got stuck. Winnie was a Taurus (I made that up); he had a bad case of that sweet-tooth thing.
Now, simple image again: call up a visual of Buddha. He, too, had a big tummy; however, he was a recorded Taurus, born under Vesak: the full moon of May.
His story goes like this: he was depressed as he realized the state of this reality. He suffered deeply for the inequality. He got stuck in the pain body. He found this world utterly unfair. He became despondent. (This is so Taurus—they can go way down when they are upset and just get stuck there.)
Consumed by despair, he was eventually inspired by a woman (the Green Tara whom they forget to tell you about) to use all his will—Taurus has A LOT of will—to solve the timeless dilemma of how pain lives in this world.
He had been wealthy all his life, brought up in a compound of privilege, so he never knew what it was really like on this Earth, until one day when he left his home and found how others suffered miserably, for no other reason than it was their lot in life—their fate. This truth was so very painful to a sensitive compassionate soul like Buddha; he fell quiet.
The only relief he could find was silence.
Welcome to the New Moon in Taurus.
Shhh, it’s time to be quiet.
This became his jumping off point. He sat in the quiet until he reached enlightenment. His teachings were plentiful. Ultimately, let me make it simple: he taught us that all suffering comes from attachment.
STILLNESS. He taught stillness, deep breaths, quiet is the answer. Let go.
Okay, back to April 2020—I would be dishonorable to not say this time on Earth is filled with suffering at every level. That the stars are not in our favor.
Welcome, squares in every direction.
I don’t want to dwell on the details…you know, we all know—that little eensy-weensy-tiny germ has dropped us all to our knees. Perfect posture for this new moon.
Down, quiet, alone, humbled. I am humbled. I just want to give you my Buddha mind. Sit with me. I have nothing more to say but I love you.
I am grateful for your presence on my mailing list.
I pray for all of us to find the comfort of the Buddha mind that knows nothing.
We must take this dark sky as a chance to say: I am learning the wisdom in letting go.
And I trust. He taught us to trust the quiet.
Meet you there,
P.S. This month of Taurus says slow down. It’s okay to be bored. It’s okay to be scared. It’s all okay.
I promise, this too shall pass. My prayer is we all slow down willingly, get through this and truly learn our lessons.