Venus is on two really lovely Taurean degrees over the next few days… Taurus 28 and Taurus 29 (which equals Taurus 27+ and Taurus 28+ in the zodiac).
These degrees are archetypal love, romance, passion and commitment degrees. Even if we find ourselves without these things, they can still ring true in our relationship with life. We can find renewed ‘romance’ in our commitment to our work, our jobs, our friends, nearest and dearest, and, to ourselves.
The following are extracts from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom -
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun. Thomas Arnold
We in middle age require adventure. Amanda Cross
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young. Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you. Ogden Nash
It heartens me to think of Verdi who composed thundering operas in his eighties; Michelangelo who did fine work in his ninetieth year, and Titian, who painted better than ever in his one hundredth. James Michener
Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan
Venus is on Taurus 28: A WOMAN IN MIDDLE LIFE STANDS IN RAPT SUDDEN REALIZATION OF FORGOTTEN CHARMS, IN UNEXPECTED RECOVERY OF ROMANCE
Commentary: The ‘Woman in Middle Life’ has found an ‘Unexpected Recovery of Romance’. She has realized that ‘Romance’ is not something that is only for the young; there is no time limit on the possibility of love and passion. The ‘Woman’ has found herself in ‘Rapt Sudden Realization’ and her ‘Romantic’ longings and feelings have come flooding back. On the physical level, there can be a rush of hormones that back up these feelings. This Symbol shows that a surprising ‘Realization’ can lead to sudden and overpowering joy.
Oracle: Love and ‘Romance’ can dawn on us ‘Suddenly’. When we are confronted by love it can come as a surprise as passions rise again in our lives. No matter what your age, there can be the ‘Realization’ that the ‘Charms’ of life have not deserted you, and it is unwise to listen to those who try to suppress or judge. These feelings of love can be very strong as one is no longer flushed with the naiveté and innocence of youth. It can be even better now because you know the pitfalls and can value and make the most of what’s happening. You know not to be falsely swept off your feet and misguided by overreaction. Also, this should not be a time of desperation where you have to take whatever love and attention you can get. With a mature attitude, you can have a deep understanding of what is possible and you can choose to become involved, or not, for all the right reasons. Even if the ‘Romance’ fades, you will find a new lease of life through a reawakening to life’s possibilities. However, ‘Romance’ can indicate many things; it can be a new passion for cooking, gardening, painting, music, astrology – anything. Anything that lights the fires in the heart can be ‘Romantic’—so open your heart and enjoy. Enjoy life more and more. This positive shift can lead to many good things—one of them could be a new lease of life itself.
Keywords: Finding a renewal of love, knowledge, and interest when it looked like all opportunities had passed. Second chances. Starting over. Menopause. Romance renewed. Awakening to life’s promises. Flowering of love, life and joy. Sudden realizations.
The Caution: Believing love and romance long gone. Denying emotional expression because of social expectation. Losing heart and feeling unloved. Having no time for romance due to responsibilities. Being skeptical of love, thinking it not possible or realistic. Resenting the aged finding love.
Within the next 24 hours, Venus will move onto another lovely Taurus degree. I have seen this degree working in the chart of Walter Russell, the amazing polymath (a natural master of an incredible number of things). He was born on a new Moon on this degree and he said many times during his life – and from his early years – that he worked with God by his side. God sat with him at his desk…. and, God was he, Walter Russell, himself, as we are ALL God.
But, of course, this Symbol can talk about relationships of all kinds. What a lovely flow on from the Woman Finding New Love degree…
Taurus 29: TWO COBBLERS WORKING SIDE BY SIDE AT A TABLE
A problem shared is a problem halved. Old Saying
He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius
If two men on a job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless. Darryl F. Zanuck
When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. William Wrigley, Jr.
Forty for you, sixty for me, And equal partners we will be. Gerald Barzan
I was always an independent, even when I had partners. Samuel Goldwyn
Commentary: The ‘Two Cobblers’ are ‘Working Side by Side at a Table’. ‘Cobblers’ make and repair shoes and shoes cover and protect the feet. In a spiritual context the feet are said to be the symbol of “understanding”. The ‘Cobblers’ are working together ‘Side by Side’ and yet both are accomplished in their own unique way. Because there are ‘Two’ of them, they may see things in quite contrasting ways, which can enrich any projects they undertake. Equal partnerships can bring a sense of greater accomplishment to projects or the tasks at hand. The ‘Cobblers’ work together with cooperation and mutual respect, bringing their individual talents and tools to the ‘Table’.
Oracle: In order to get the best results, you need to work cooperatively with someone who has skills that are equal or complimentary to yours, along with a sharing of similar interests. A partnership that brings together talent and energy will achieve a lot more than any solo effort now. If someone has talents that you don’t, this can lead to a greater sharing of knowledge, resources and materials. By sharing tasks without ego or competition the outcome is not only better, but also more harmonious and satisfying. It may be that you are looking for someone who can compliment your work. This Symbol implies that such a person will materialize. Remember the importance of your part and what you contribute. It is also important not to allow jealousy to interfere with any working partnership. The rewards along with the toil need to be shared. Couples working successfully at a task or duty can end up learning more about each other and the world they inhabit. However, if working together closely is not exercised carefully, it may bring feelings of criticism and judgment. Equality and respect is important. Done successfully, this will ensure that people will want to continue working ‘Side by Side’.
Keywords: People sharing quietly and persistently in their labor. Equal opportunities and equal responsibilities. Skills complimenting one another. Sharing materials, tools and tasks. Repairs to the soul. Reflexology. Partnerships. Work benches. Demarcations of work. The marriage of minds.
The Caution: Attempting to complete a task with shared responsibilities and yet gain all the credit. Committing to tasks that don’t bring real satisfaction or reward. Fighting over “who has to do what”. Bickering. Feeling like one’s work is not appreciated. Arguing over the use of appliances or tools. Co-dependance.
If you would like to know more about the concept of ‘working with God’ as per the fabulous Walter Russell, check out this youtube audio recording