Welcome!

I hope you find something interesting and informative on the pages inside. I have a passion for astrology that began at age 5!  I have studied many forms of astrology and Western Karmic Astrology and Evolutionary Astrology are my favorite so far.  Since astrology is an ever expanding wisdom there’s always a new idea or perspective on the horizon.

Through the years I’ve noticed the most challenging aspect of astrology for beginners is where to start.  Studying the twelve signs is the best place to begin so each month I provide the current placement for the Sun, but every sign is also applied to the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and a plethora of other astral bodies, as well as the houses that make up a horoscope. Learning the twelve signs is quite simple and will open up a whole new way to see the world. Everything has a birth: your home, your car, your cat and, of course, you!

In addition to posting the sign of the month, I will also be writing about simple upcoming celestial events like Eclipses, Retrogrades, New and Full Moons, and Solstices and Equinoxes to add a little spice to the month and make learning astrology a little bit more interesting.  I’ll post these on my Facebook page as well.  If you’d like to join the site, please go to Jo’Ann Ruhl (can we place a Facebook icon or link here?) and you’ll get any monthly updates instantly!

The Sun enters Taurus on April 19, 2014 at 8:56 p.m. PST and 11:56 p.m. EST

Beautiful Taurus, moving slowly through your day, you savor every scent and feel every soft petal, warm fur and sweet taste in the world. You teach us to appreciate the physical world that was created from spirit for us to enjoy. The other eleven signs are busy with the business of doing, while you sit quietly under a tree contemplating the beauty nature provides.  Taurus is an earth sign. It’s the kind of earth we plant our flowers and vegetables in: rich, dark soil, full of nutrients and ready to support growth.

Taurians are known for their ability to support others and to create supportive structures that nurture others. Just like the rich, dark earth that describes their element, they move about quietly and intentionally. Earth never moves too quickly, it has the most form to its matter and if it is pushed we experience an earthquake! Taurus does not like to be pushed. It takes quite a lot to make a Taurus lose their temper but if they do, they release a powerful force that will cause everyone around them to feel the quake. Once this occurs, Taurus will need ample time to forgive and recover their calm.

Taurus is the gardener of the zodiac. They love to see things grow and will have great patience in allowing others to develop. They help us remember that the physical world is full of delightful treasures if we would just slow down and smell the roses - literally!

Taurus does need to learn that too much of a good thing can have repercussions. If we eat too many sweet, rich foods we can become overweight and slow down even more. Taurus must learn when to move, still at their own pace, but they must not get bogged down in the physical, getting stuck in routines or holding onto objects or people that no longer hold value in their life.

Taurus is the sign of worth and value. They rule money and banks, they take ownership very seriously. This causes many to write about Taurus as possessive; truly it is about the worth and value Taurus feels about something or someone. It is one of the most difficult lessons they must learn. Everything in the physical will one day turn to dust. The real value is in the love we feel for something or someone, that is infinite and will never die.

Their polar opposite, Scorpio understands this better than any other sign and it helps Taurus if they expand into the understanding that death and birth cycles are simply energy that needs to be flowing. For something to be born, something must die to allow the energy to recreate itself. Taurus teaches us to value the physical and learns that the physical is really spirit flowing into form and its value is held in the energy not the form itself.

Taurus is sometimes slow to mature compared to other signs, but they come into awareness very steadily. One foot in front of another is their way. Once they arrive at something their commitment is tangible and their ability to outlast just about anyone is remarkable. But just because you can does not mean you should. Letting go is also a strength.

Taurians can be very funny people; they love to make others laugh because they understand the value of joy and fun. Once you’re around a Taurus you will feel so embraced you’ll find yourself wanting more of that wonderful warm joy they are so good at giving out.

Possessive? Nah. Seductive, oh yeah.