May 2013: Saturn Opposing Taurus

Welcome to Taurus. The sun, Venus and Mars are now in the fixed earth sign.

Feel calmer?

The earth may still continue to shake as Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn rub each other the wrong way in a cardinal square, but day-to-day might feel a little slower than felt in April.

Good time to plant that garden.

Calm is nice, yes, but while several planets enter Taurus (Mercury will be there too in May), Saturn is hanging out in Taurus’ opposite sign of Scorpio. Saturn transits a sign for two and a half years. This May and next May will have this Scorpio influence.

That’s called an opposition.

America loves opposition. Do you remember the day you had no view on abortion? Some readers may be too young to recollect this time (it did exist – it is not a myth). Today every American is expected to have a view, for or against, on this issue. It is a defining issue for candidates during elections.


Opposition occurs naturally, of course, but opposition can provoke you into responses for the sake of releasing your energy to the provoker. Scorpio lessons involve transfer of energy so it’s a good time to track energy that is released through provocation and see who benefits from it.

Expect more opposition in May of the kind that involves Taurus and Scorpio – body issues, sexual issues, religious issues and money issues that involve borrowing and lending.

Rape, a Scorpio issue in my mind, has been frequently in the news since Saturn entered Scorpio last October from a gang rape in India to girls being raped in the US and pictures of rape disseminated through social media.

Rape -what a terrible word. In a Google search some horrific stories appeared. During this opposition it may be necessary to stomach the intensity that arises when dealing with this issue.

On the positive side, one’s first pleasant sexual encounters are called a “sexual awakening.” My Google search on this revealed that awakening doesn’t always correspond to the beginning of sexuality.

What is it that has awakened?

Parents seem extremely distraught with the idea of their children ever having sex. When children have sex, is the parental bond severed forever?

On April 25 the moon will be full in the sign of Scorpio. This is the Halloween half-way point in the year and it might be a good time to dress up as ghouls and goblins and get a little wild.

Taurus – Scorpio Axis

As always, I’m thrilled and delighted with the amazing astrology blogs found in the Blogosphere. I’d like to share some varied and interesting blogs on the Taurus – Scorpio axis and current Saturn-in-Scorpio/Taurus oppositions.

Taurus-Scorpio, Part I: The Desire to Know and the Path of Illumination

CPA Seminar Series: Taurus/Scorpio Axis

A Deeper Cut: Saturn’s Opposition to Taurus

Scorpio and Taurus, the 2nd and the 8th


About ohioastrology

I'm just another soul trying to make sense of the world. As I've grown, so has my understanding of astrology. I'd like to communicate that astrology is not occult and not fortune-telling but that it is a fluid, creative description of the life we choose to live.
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