Thinking about Mother’s Day, I wondered why it was in the sign of Taurus. Cancer is the sign I most associate with mothering. Cancer is late June to mid-July.
From my Google search of Mother’s Days across the world, only Kenya celebrates Mother’s Day in the sign of Cancer.
I then realized that Earth Day is also in the sign of Taurus, very early Taurus on April 22. Perfect to celebrate Earth Day in the sign that is most earthy, most grounded in reality, most loves its material possessions and is mostly likely to look at the materials of the earth and see furniture – Taurus.
This Earth Day, April 22, 2012 the sun, moon and Jupiter will be in Taurus, triple the earth fun.
In celebrating our mothers, are we really celebrating the earth?
In celebrating the earth, are we really celebrating mothers?
A common Mother’s Day present is flowers, a present of the earth.
In Peru, pachamama is “mother earth” or “mother world.” Possibly the closeness of Earth Day and Mother’s Day is a subconscious drive of the Western world to become more connected to the earth. Possibly we are sensing that the earth is what truly nurtures and supports us. Earth is reality.
Will mothers be helping us reconnect to earth?
Mother’s Day is traditionally the time mothers sleep in and have breakfast served in bed, not helping at all. Maybe Mother’s Day is truly about mothers teaching the family about what it takes to both cook breakfast and clean the dishes and the kitchen.
Maybe, by extension, the children of mother earth will then see what is involved with taking care of the planet.
I’ve also learned from the Wikipedia article on pachamama that she rules earthquakes. Make mom angry, and the ground beneath you will shake.
If we combine Mother’s Day and Earth Day into “Mother Earth Day,” we should make it a national holiday with paid time off of work. Because the earth is between the sun (which rules Sunday) and the moon (which rules Monday), Earth Day could be celebrated at midnight Sunday, which is the border between Sunday and Monday.
That Monday will be the most special-ist Monday of the year – no “case of the Mondays” but a celebration of living on Mother Earth.
Off to think about Father’s Day in Gemini. What’s up with that?