MAY 2022

The Astrology of May 2022 // Bear Symbolism

We ground into this month exploring Taurean archetypal themes of invention, orientation, simplicity, style and lighten up with Gemini gifts of self-assurance and versatility at the end of the month.


Midway through this slower paced and often hedonistic period, Mercury retrograde kicks off allowing us a chance to revise the way in which we communicate. Through a more considered presence and sense of personal style we can use this period to see where superficiality and mediocrity have been holding us back from being the most authentic version of ourselves.


This month, personal values are in the spotlight - are the daily actions you take in alignment with your core values? Is the use of your personal resources in alignment with these values? The bear reminds us of the importance of standing up for what we believe in, and to honour our own natural rhythms and needs.



Values, money, possessions, beauty, skills, resources.




TAURUS WOMAN - The Sustaining Earthess

She is naturally maternal and nurturing, bringing beauty, pleasure and sensory delights to the forefront to inspire her creatively. This Mother of Earth's gift is to accumulate a comfortable amount of material possessions. Legit!


With her focus on nurturing the talents and abilities of others, she unsurfaces endless levels of abundance, prosperity, creativity, sensuality and security here. She feels so blessed to be on earth.


She is on a mission to understand and embody her values and prioritise PLEASURE in her life. The taurus woman knows everything is connected - and family, community and environment matter a lot to this deeply feminine earth core. She is mother earth personified. Stubborn, sedentary and deeply driven by earthly matters, sometimes to a fault.


In light, she magnetises with her deep rooted value system and consistency in presence and relationship.


In shadow, she can be materialistic and over-identify with what she possesses.


Integrated, she guides others using her sensory mastery and abundance mindset to see their own value and be secure in themselves.


Her familiar is the Deer - symbol of grace, peace, fertility, sensitivity, abundance, creativity, love and humility.




What are your Taurus placements and/or which house does Taurus rule in your chart? 


Take a moment to study these specific aspects of yourself in your chart:


Taurus placements - what planets are in Taurus?

Where is Venus in your chart? What house?

Who rules your 2nd house? Who is that planetary ruler?


Once you have these details, take a moment to contemplate these aspects of yourself and how they play out. Journal how you embody your Taurus energy and which areas of your life it flavours and impacts. 


You might also like to journal on the Taurus in your life and how they have helped mould your perception of this archetype? Do you have any stories relating to this sign which you can unpack deeper? 






To access your most accurate birth chart, head to ASTRO.COM


Learn about this system on Richard’s website here


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