Venus in Taurus – Empress in the Hierophant's Clothing

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The Empress in the Hierophant's Clothing

The Empress as the Hierophant

Venus moves into Taurus today and will stay there until June 9th.

If we look at this transit from a Tarot perspective, it would be like the Empress is wearing the Hierophant’s clothing. She’s moved from casual comfort to a more authoritative formal look.

The Empress loves life. She loves it in all its manifestations, good, bad and in between.

Not as concerned with the rules, she looks for the flow, the endless streams of experience that arise with every new breath.

She’s creativity at its most profound level. She literally gave birth to the world, and all her children are precious.

She doesn’t like to tell them what to do. She’d rather encourage them to be as fully themselves as they can be.

The Hierophant has a different perspective. He too embraces the experiences of the senses, but he’s much more concerned with control.

He’s not so much about the flow as he is about the word, rules and the law. He wants to be the pipe through which the divine speaks to the masses. He’s always looking for the ‘true’ path.

The Hierophant is disciplined and focused. He’s very comfortable with ritual, and traditions for him can become almost sacred.

The Empress enjoys her time in this position. Though typically less rigid than the Hierophant, she appreciates his reverence for life and desire to share the glory of the divine.

Venus in Taurus, or the Empress in the Hierophant’s clothing can be a time of faith that the universe is operating exactly as it should. How could it not be? The world’s mother is in charge.

Creative energies can be contained, directed and used to exalt the lowly and the sublime. It’s a time of sensuality, but one that’s refined and under control.

Fine art, philosophy, music, and good food. Embrace it all and celebrate how amazing it is to be human.

As long as the Empress is in this outfit, the rule of the day is grace, love and beauty.

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Mercury in Taurus – Magician in the Hierophant's Clothing

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Magician in the Hierophant's Clothing

Magician as Hierophant

Mercury moves into Taurus today, and stays there until June 2nd.

Translated into Tarot, this transit would be like the Magician is wearing the Hierophant’s clothing. He’s replaced his light robes for heavy holy vestments.

The Magician communicates, directs, and initiates. He’s quick, inventive and inspirational.

His speed of thought and unique perspective makes up for lack of consistency. Overly structured paradigms only dampen his creative brilliance.

The Magician relishes freedom, sunlight and the opportunity to start something fresh. He works outside and likes to have as many tools at his disposal as possible.

The Hierophant also communicates, directs and initiates. But he does it from a place of structured morality, a throne and a church.

He likes to be in charge, and sees his role as conductor of the faith. Consistency and tradition are essentials.

Unless it comes from the Hierophant himself, anything new should be questioned. Anything outside the box should be brought in.

Mercury in Taurus, or the Magician wearing the Hierophant’s clothing is a time when communication might take a turn towards the spiritual, and the rules of morality.

Tradition, faith, and religious world views are all open for discussion and some conflict might be expected between new ideas and old.

This is a period when it’s not good enough to just say one thing, then jump on over to the next. You might be asked to stop and focus.

Say for real what you believe. And don’t fall for, or become, a trickster guru.

Take this opportunity to review what you have faith in. Look at it from all sides and be willing to play with the ideas.

New life can be pumped into stale old structures, and solid traditions can offer grounding to inspiration.

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Moon in Scorpio – High Priestess in Death's Clothing

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The High Priestess in Death's ClothesThe moon moves into Scorpio today and stays there until Tuesday.

If you translate this transit into the Tarot, you could say that the High Priestess is dressed as Death. She’s in the midst of a great transformation.

The Moon in Scorpio, or High Priestess in Death’s clothing, suggests a time when feelings run deep. The ability to end relationships that don’t work, or release stagnant emotions is accentuated.

If there’s a situation in your life that’s nearing its completion, especially if it’s emotional or relationship-oriented, this might be a good time to let it go. At least explore it with emotional clarity.

This isn’t a time to be afraid, but rather a time to face your fears with equanimity and intelligence.

You’ve got what it takes. Don’t back down from the scary stuff.

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Tarot Card of the Day – 5/15/11

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#11 Strength from Georgie's Tarot

#11 Strength

Sunday, May 15, 2011
#11 – Strength

Learn to direct your inner wildness during this period of fiery intensity and your personal power is likely to grow.  Innocence and purity work together to balance your passion with wisdom.

Explore ways to act assertively but without aggression.  The gentle touch might go a lot further than a loud voice or an impetuous rage.

It’s a very creative time and you’re encouraged to allow yourself room to flourish.  Don’t be shy.  This is the moment to take action and move forward with plans you may have held off on until now.

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