2000 Taurus Alignment
Taurus continually asks and reasks through 2020: What
Do You Value Most in Life?
you heard about the May 2000 planetary alignment in the Zodiacal sign
of Taurus? The two luminaries - the Sun and Moon - and all 5 of the
visible planets known to the ancients - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter,
and Saturn - were lined up in the Zodiacal sign of Taurus.
astrologer (and every astrologer in training) seems to have had a slightly
different opinion and slant on this very significant planetary alignment
in the sign of Taurus.
astrologer also seems to have had a different time in mind as to when
the exact moment(s) of greatest significance occurred.
thing, however, does appear certain. Individually and collectively,
during the next twenty years, the Zodiacal sign of Taurus will be asking
us the hard question, "What do you value most in your life?"
Whether on a societal or individual level - honoring the Taurean energies
contained in this great planetary alignment will involve:
* the offering up of our values
* the reevaluation of our values
* and then the fortitude and slow, steady, staying power required to
stand solidly behind what we have chosen to value.
Fact is... astrologers don't have much practical experience in interpreting
such a massive, intense archetypal gathering of planets within a single
Zodiacal sign. You see... there was only one other time in the past
five hundred years when planet Earth experienced a similar type alignment
of the 7 visible planets - just one time when all 7 planets were contained
within one single Western Tropical Zodiacal sign. (Astronomers will
likely tell you something different about this. That's okay - astrologers
and astronomers have agreed on very little during the past three hundred
years or so.)
February 4, 1962 - a similar planetary alignment occurred in the sign
of Aquarius. I should mention here, that in modern times Aquarius has
enjoyed the benefits of a very nice and overly idealized reputation
when compared with the other 12 Zodiac Signs. I wasn't an astrologer
at the time, and so I can't speak for the general opinions or consensus
of astrologers anticipating the historic alignment occurring in the
sign of Aquarius. I do, however, remember the Western pop culture of
the time believing that a glorious humanitarian age of free love and
good will was about to be ushered in - and that in this glorious enlightenment
of humanity, peace would rule the planet Earth.
The wonderful Scottish astrologer Isabelle Pagan (1867-1960) commented
in the 1930 edition of her book From Pioneer to Poet that as a rule
she avoided making predictions about such things. "Few have the
fortitude to face predictions of calamity without loss of energy; while
many, assured of coming luck - especially financial - are inclined to
take things easy."
like to think Isabelle Pagan might join with me in asking, "Who
on Earth, being a cultural product of the 1950s, would have ever predicted
the good, the bad, and the uglier sides of this planetary alignment
in Aquarius... the electric, exciting, rebellious, turbulent, tragic,
riotous, 'Sixties.' Who would have predicted the heroic struggle for
Civil Rights and racial equality in the United States. Who would have
predicted the wild child 'Woodstock generation?' Who would have predicted
all the many possible manifestations, surprises, and shocks contained
within the sign of Aquarius?"
astrologers did learn one important lesson from the 1962 planetary alignment
in Aquarius. No planetary alignment of this magnitude will ever be all
positive or all negative. This intensification of Taurean energies will
begin a new cycle of growth focused on all the many "possibilities"
and "faces" contained within the Zodiacal sign of Taurus.
The Real Question?
In this Taurean planetary alignment (that the 1962 Aquarius alignment
lacked), there was a planetary conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn.
Occurring approximately every 20 years, the conjunctions of Jupiter
and Saturn are traditionally known for signaling "the turning over
of power." Occurring in the sign of Taurus, this Jupiter/Saturn
conjunction will kick off a 20 year cycle where humanity will turn its
focus onto the good, the bad, and the uglier sides of Taurean energy.
skimming through the Mountain Astrologer magazine edition dedicated
to the Taurus alignment, I came across the article, "The May 2000
Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction," written by astrologer Greg Bogart.
In his article Greg Bogart reminded readers of the most important question
to ask when facing any significant planetary happening.
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