Mercifully Venus enters the fixed Earth sign Taurus today, joining up with the Sun and Mercury already slowed down to Taurus speed after the frenzy of Aries. Aries is always a fiery, impetuous sign but with Uranus transiting there until May 2018, the sparks of chaos and disruption are but a sneeze away. A Taurus reprieve is in order and this means a focus on the senses – acknowledging them, feeding them, nurturing them, and in so doing – honoring the Earth herself, for is not the Earth a paradise of sensual delights? It is!
With so many planets slowed to a retrograde crawl – Mercury retrograde in Taurus until May 23, Mars and Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius, Jupiter retrograde in Virgo, and Pluto retrograde in Capricorn – there is PLENTY of downtime to tend to the care and nurturing of your precious flesh sac, devotedly holding the essential spiritual energy of your soul as it journeys through this dense vibration on Planet Earth. Take a day off of worry, fretting, obsessing, and compulsively trying to control every minutia of life as we know it. Surrender to beauty. Indulge in a faceful of lilacs, a bathtub full of salts and rose oil, your favorite food. Dance around your kitchen or out in a group, if that is your preference. Bills will still be there waiting to be paid, worries will be ready to pounce as soon as you give the go-ahead, and life will continue to unfold even if you give yourself time to indulge your pleasures, guilt-free.