This is the thirteenth installment of a new series of interpretations of the astrological symbol set and the first of the Taurus subseries. (For Aries-Taurus, see the second installment of the series in Archives. For interpretations of Planets in Signs, Planets in Houses and Planets in Aspect, please see the Depth Astrology series at the Smashwords e-publishing site, https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/13223 .
The dynamics of sign-to-sign relationships can be useful not only in the interpretation of compatibility charts; they can also add information to the interpretation of planetary aspects. As with other symbol set interpretations, the juxtaposition of the essential energies of each sign is the starting off point for exploring their meanings.
This series began with Aries-Aries and will end with Pisces-Pisces, working around the zodiacal wheel factorially with a new zodiacal combination presented each month. Past month’s articles will be archived. Upon completion, some 5 ˝ years from now, Insha’Allah, these articles will immediately be published as an e-book for sale.
Same sign combinations, generally, can present at least three basic manifestations—compatibility, intensification or irritation/conflict. Compatibility is borne of the shared commonalities that are natural in the pairing of same signs. Intensification occurs when the pronounced or extreme tendencies inherent in the sign are fed by its pairing with a container carrying the same sign. Irritation/conflict occurs when the negative expressions of a sign’s energy manifest (or mutually manifest), creating the kind of tension that is exemplified by the adage that the traits we hate the most in others are those that we ourselves possess.
“Container” here will be a general term designating a planet whether in one’s own chart or another’s. When in another’s chart, “container” may practically be viewed to mean the other person. So that the analysis doesn’t wind up seeming too cold and depersonalized, I will sometimes use the personal pronoun (you) in lieu of the impersonal “container.” Recognize that either term can refer to a planetary energy within you or your relationship with another person. The Taurus-Taurus analysis, with appropriate modification, also applies to other astrological symbol sets associated with the same cardinal fire energy--Taurus second house, Venus in Taurus, Venus in the second house.
With Taurus-Taurus, we have the pairing
of the two Fixed Earth signs.
In the compatibility mode, the organic, earth-loving
nature of the two Taurus containers is a source of mutual
pleasure and enjoyment. Interest in the physically
manifested world and, especially, things of the Earth, is
likely to be shared. This may range from hedonistic
sensual enjoyment to "soulful" involvement in the simple
pleasures of life (food, gardening, etc.), to a reverence
for the Earth that can take on a spiritual, almost mystical
dimension. Often, such "Earth-worship" is
connected with getting in touch with the feminine archetype
or the Divine Feminine within.
ruling both Taurus containers, there is opportunity for
much attraction between the two containers. While
this mutual attraction can have its roots in sensuality
and physical beauty, it can also result from shared
interests and values. Thus, Taurus containers can
often work remarkably well together, being closely
The Taurus-Taurus relationship can be very easy-going. When Taurus is satisfied, this generally results in being content with his/her/its situation. When one is contented, one is usually undemanding of others and one who is content is generally pleasant company. Contentment can also result in having little reason to change, a typical Taurean fixed quality. The archetype to be recalled may be of two old friends, relaxed and enjoying each other--just hanging out with little motivation to be doing anything particular.
Taurus-Taurus relationships are also often steadfast and true. They persevere and endure through all sorts of trials and emotional weather. The two Taurus containers are likely to ground and support each other. Taurean processes and qualities can generally be counted on to be very reliable and, so, there is likely to be a great deal of trust among Taurean containers.
The Earth-boundness of the Taurean energy is not something that cannot be transcended or elevated to a higher plane. Remember that Venus, Taurus' ruling planet, while commonly associated with the physical (beauty, form, sensuality) is ultimately about discrimination and evaluation and, thus, about value choice. As the Taurean consciousness becomes liberated from possessiveness and hedonism, and as one gains some small enlightenment, Taurus can easily perceive the organic nature of the Universe, how everyone and everything is related to everyone and everything and we are all just parts of one great Whole existing and moving in Perfect Harmony. When he/she is aware of this perception, living in this perception, there descends on one a wondrous contentment. One then truly "enjoy[s] the world aright, [as] the Sea itself floweth in your veins, [and] you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars."
Taurus-Taurus can also intensify the
Taurean energy in each container. Of course, this
intensification can lead to an abundance of the Taurean
energies and qualities discussed above. However, it is
the Fixed qualities of Taurus that are most apt to become
amplified with multiple planets located in Taurus or when
two Taureans form a relationship. Intensified Taurean
energy can express itself in extreme inertia. This can
range from being stuck in a rut or a routine to the Bull
digging in its heels in unmovable stubbornness. Sloth
can be another manifestation of an overabundance of Fixed
Earth. If Jupiter is involved, hedonistic excesses may
Of course, inertia is also remaining in motion once set in motion. Thus, intense Taurean energy can also be expressed as untiring dedication, extreme devotion and persistently working toward a goal. Once set on a mission, an intensified Taurean can be completely unfazed by any obstacle. If the goal is spiritual in nature, an intensified Taurean can endlessly exercise incredible discipline and keep pushing against a rock, completely devoted to his/her Path with a certainty that goes beyond faith. If Taurus-Taurus involves inter-personal relationship, then, whether the intensified energy is directed positively or negatively, each Taurus is apt to egg on and support the other.
The easy-going nature associated with Taurus allows much acceptance and tolerance for the faults of others, including those faults found in oneself. There may be some chiding and irritation if one Taurean is conscientious and hardworking and the other is irresponsible and lazy. However, real conflict can arise when the Fixed Taurus energy of two containers is moving in different directions. This may be the result of differing values and goals or, particularly with respect to planets, it may be a difference in natures (think about Saturn and Mars in Taurus). When such a situation arises, each container will tend to stand firm, pulling against the other till the rope of relationship snaps. Then the slow to anger Taurus energy flares as two Bulls charge at each other. Such conflicts may seem irresolvable because, generally, no one gives up the fight.
all of the Taurus-Taurus dynamics can
play out internally, as well as between two people.
Taurus-Taurus energy will also be modulated by the planets
involved, whether in your own chart or someone else’s. How this energy
manifests and the intensity with which it manifests will
certainly be very different if Saturn and Mars are interacting
in Taurus than if Venus and Venus are interacting in Taurus. The depositorship of Venus will also come into play.
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