North Node in Taurus and a Tangible Venus

If the North Node is in Taurus, we are looking at the tangible expression of Venus. Taurus is not particularly interested in the beauty of ideas and concepts the other Venus ruled sign, Libra, finds so appealing. Taurus likes to be able to touch, taste and smell the good things in Life. I have just survived another spate of gift giving, and received too many sweets (Venus treat) and ended up feeding some to the compost pile! But I did receive a small box of Godiva chocolates – the ultimate Venusian treat and a very Taurus one because these are very high quality chocolates and are best savored intently one by one.

As someone who has Taurus on the cusp of the 6th and 7th Houses (Koch House System), beautiful, functional surroundings are very comforting and healing. Living in a rural area enables me to sink into the rhythms of the seasonal changes and feel renewed. For someone with a North Node in Taurus finding a way to connect to the Natural world and the seasonal cycles is very, very important. The stress of a fast-paced urban lifestyle will eventually open the door to various stress related illness in this individual. As someone whose Sun was progressed into Scorpio for the first 30~ years, I understand the pull of the intense experience and how destructive it can be. The longer I live the more I am resolved to savor each moment of beauty, instead of rushing past them. Taking time to watch the snow flakes fall, swirling and dancing . . .

In truth, I recommend getting in touch with the Taurus in our charts as a way to slow down and smell the roses . . . like Ferdinand the Bull. We’ll all be more likely to live longer and enjoy life more if we practice slow and steady instead of rush, rush, rush!

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This is also posted on North Node Astrology as part of Elizabeth’s post on the North Node in Taurus. She’s doing a weekly series of posts on the Nodes and they are terrific! And I get to add my bit to them . . . lucky me!! πŸ™‚


This is a shot from Christmas Eve sunrise. It was about 15 degrees out which dawned on me after I’d been running around in the snow taking pictures that’s damn COLD!! πŸ˜‰

19 responses to “North Node in Taurus and a Tangible Venus

  1. Taking time to watch the snow flakes fall, swirling and dancingI went for a walk in swirling, dancing snow flakes tonight after I finished shoveling the driveway for the second time today. I love walking at night, and I love walking in snow storms, and when you combine the two, well… Jane is in her heaven… πŸ™‚

  2. Pretty! Temp-wise, I’ll take a dry 10 degrees over a damp 30 degrees any day of the week!It’s usually dry here . . . the snow squeaked that morning! We are typically much drier than the whole Puget Sound region.

  3. I love walking at night, and I love walking in snow storms, and when you combine the two, well… Jane is in her heaven… :-)I liked to walk in town where the street lights created halos in the snow but out here it’s just too dark to walk about when it’s snowing at night. Could easily put a foot wrong . . .

  4. I am with you on the necessity for slow and steady. I have Mars in Taurus in an otherwise earth-free chart, aside from Virgo Ascendant, and one with a preponderance of air and fire. So I am inordinately grateful for the ability and the desire that I have to work slowly and methodically at a task, to take it piece by piece. I know instinctively that this is the only way to get things done and done well. Mars in Taurus in my chart is a real gift – my Virgo ascendant likes it a lot! Gardening is a recent discovery for me now that I live in the country and I love singing and find it very uplifting and therapeutic. And I have a terribly sweet tooth …..

  5. Just have to say how much I love your photographs Neith! You are gifted with a fine Venusian eye especially with color and composition…..you’re inspiring me to get out my camera! ~elizabeth

  6. What a gorgeous picture! Of course, as a Taurus I especially loved this post. ;)I feel so rejuvenated by nature, I feel so blessed to live in a city where I’m never far from it. I completely agree that city-living needs to be curbed for some of us, and for that I am planting seeds in my mind–a life in the future that doesn’t involve the city full-time!Hope your holiday was a good one!

  7. I love the following poem by the Canadian poet Archibald Lampman. Loreena McKennitt, also a Canadian, put it to music on her Christmas album To Drive The Cold Winter Away, which is unlike any Christmas music you’ve ever heard.And now, the poem:Snowby Archibald LampmanWhite are the far-off plains, and white The fading forests grow;The wind dies out along the height, And denser still the snow,A gathering weight on roof and tree, Falls down scarce audibly.The road before me smooths and fills Apace, and all aboutThe fences dwindle, and the hills Are blotted slowly out;The naked trees loom spectrally Into the dim white sky.The meadows and far-sheeted streams Lie still without a sound;Like some soft minister of dreams The snow-fall hoods me round;In wood and water, earth and air, A silence everywhere.Save when at lonely intervals Some farmer’s sleigh, urged on,With rustling runners and sharp bells, Swings by me and is gone;Or from the empty waste I hear A sound remote and clear;The barking of a dog, or call To cattle, sharply pealed,Borne echoing from some wayside stall Or barnyard far a-field;Then all is silent, and the snow Falls, settling soft and slow.The evening deepens, and the gray Folds closer earth and sky;The world seems shrouded far away; Its noises sleep, and I,As secret as yon buried stream, Plod dumbly on, and dream.Archibald Lampman, Lyrics of Earth. Boston: Copeland and Day, 1895

  8. I have Mars in Taurus in an otherwise earth-free chart, aside from Virgo Ascendant, and one with a preponderance of air and fire. So I am inordinately grateful for the ability and the desire that I have to work slowly and methodically at a task, to take it piece by piece. I know instinctively that this is the only way to get things done and done well. Mars in Taurus in my chart is a real gift – my Virgo ascendant likes it a lot! I love working with people with Mars in Taurus complements of my Virgo MC! As my Mars is in Scorpio, the Earth/Water affinity comes into play. Very useful for getting a lot done well for sure!! πŸ™‚

  9. Just have to say how much I love your photographs Neith! You are gifted with a fine Venusian eye especially with color and composition…..you’re inspiring me to get out my camera! ~elizabethThanks, Elizabeth! I finally realized being able to get some decent photos may be the one good thing I’ve noted about Neptune exactly squaring my Mars by transit. Have fun playing with your camera too . . . πŸ™‚

  10. I feel so rejuvenated by nature, I feel so blessed to live in a city where I’m never far from it. I completely agree that city-living needs to be curbed for some of us, and for that I am planting seeds in my mind–a life in the future that doesn’t involve the city full-time!Hey, Christy! I can’t imagine you ever being happy living too far from Nature. Your Sagittarius ASC only adds to the need for fresh air and long vistas. Your photos are always great too – it must be our shared Venusian thing, the need to submerge ourselves in Beauty periodically.

  11. “The evening deepens, and the grayFolds closer earth and sky;The world seems shrouded far away;Its noises sleep, and I,As secret as yon buried stream,Plod dumbly on, and dream.”Perfectly described, Joe. Thank you very much for sharing this poem. We’ve had even more snow and it’s very still and beautiful now.

  12. I know it’s the holiday season and all but have you noticed how unusually quiet we all are? I’ve been getting more and more mute ever since Saturn crossed over into Virgo.Plus I am very worried about my son and his family (and her lack of interaction with any of US) since they moved away which was, gee, right around the time Saturn moved into Virgo. Work worries. DIL worries. Grandbabies’ worries. I’m sick of worrying.

  13. I know it’s the holiday season and all but have you noticed how unusually quiet we all are? I’ve been getting more and more mute ever since Saturn crossed over into Virgo.Saturn transiting the 5th would tend to put a damper on one’s sense of fun all right. The Mars Rx has had a strong effect on me too. But here’s wishing you a wonderful New Year with lots of bright spots!! πŸ™‚

  14. Happy cartwheeling into 2008, Neith my friend!!Thinking of you, and sending a warm hug!heh! my cartwheeling days may be behind me except in my dreams but it’s a good thought, Jane!! Here’s wishing you a wonderful, interesting year to come! πŸ™‚

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