Practicing Presence: Sun in Taurus + Mercury, Uranus, North Node Conjunctions | April / May 2022

Key Points

During the Sun’s stint in Taurus, it will make conjunctions with Uranus, on May 5, and the North Node on May 13. With all of this energy in Taurus, our patterns will be coming to the surface where we can really see them. Taurus is a very consistent and repetitive energy, making its energy more prone to getting stuck in comfortable ruts. This Taurus season will place a spotlight on these comfortable ruts and the patterns, habits, and routines they create in our life, which may have already outlived their usefulness.

Both Uranus and the North Node are dedicated to helping us make any necessary changes to fuel us onto our highest path. Taurus isn’t too interested in change, since it’s comfortable with being, well, comfortable – hence the classic Taurean reputation of being “stubborn.” It wants to find what works and just keep on doing that. So with the Sun’s conjunction to both Uranus and the North Node during this time, the possibility to make changes is much more real. 

With Mercury coming in and conjuncting both Uranus (April 18) and the North Node (April 23 and again on June 3) as well, change is not only possible but nearly inevitable. Though Taurus may dig its heels into the comfortable patterns a bit as you attempt to bring change to them, the energy of Taurus season is also the reason why we’re able to see these patterns so clearly at this time. Thank you, Taurus, for showing us the Wisdom of our Ways! There is always something to be learned about ourselves from the ways in which we live our lives, and without this awareness, change is not yet possible. This is what makes the combination of comfy Taurus and changemakers like Uranus, the North Node, and Mercury (and the upcoming eclipses) so powerful, brightly brimming with the possibility of positive change. 

These changes that are being revealed to us can, for the most part, be implemented in our own time. They’re for your soul’s highest good, yes, but they won’t take place overnight. You get to be the marshal of their unfolding. First comes stepping outside of our comfort zone, then acknowledging the changes as being for our highest good, and then energetically leaning in that direction, bit by bit, trusting that these changes will lead to higher pleasure and enjoyment out of life as we live more in alignment with our Truth. Taurus may be resistant to change, but when it does, it does so incrementally, shifting one degree each day in the direction of the change needed, helping us to remain present and calm throughout the process.

Transit #1: Sun Enters Taurus (April 21 – May 20)

Taurus season is upon us with its earthy, comfy simplicity (read more about Taurus here.) In this season, we slow down to smell the roses. Why? Because they smell good! And smelling that goodness creates an enjoyable and pleasurable experience, which is quite important to the sensual Bull. 

Are you living as pleasurable a life as you think you are? Enhancing your Taurus energy is a great place to begin the process of comprehending your current level of life enjoyment, and if it doesn’t match your preference, then taking measures to improve it. If you find yourself settling for less-than-satisfactory options, Taurus is here to encourage you to pass up the things that don’t strike your fancy, and instead wait for something that does. 

You can start getting into your Taurus energy by getting into your body. This is extra important if you’re currently feeling disconnected from your body, hating on it, or just dragging it around with you, living mostly in your head. Start with Breath, Sound, Movement, and Touch (watch a video about this concept here) and scan your body often for any tense or clenched muscles, relaxing them intentionally each time you notice one. When we disconnect from our body, our life force leaves with us. Bringing your awareness back into your body brings literal Life back into your body, back into the present moment. This is Embodiment, and it’s where the higher frequencies of Taurus energy invites us.

With this, we’ll naturally have better trust in our gut instincts while the Sun is in Taurus. Follow your instincts and see what happens, then act against your instincts and see what happens. How do they each feel? Taurus wants us to get familiar with the visceral feeling of trusting our gut and to pay attention to the results we get, hopefully encouraging us to trust it more and more over time.

Which seeds of your soul do you want to plant and grow? Taurus wants us to plant and grow the seeds of inner peace, of simplicity and enjoyment of life. We’re slowing down to really explore the depth of the present moment we’re in. Taurus is engaging us in a deeper and deeper and deeper state of presence, thus nudging us further into enjoyment and appreciation of our current reality. This is the simple power of presence – that when Presence builds, so too does Appreciation.

Transit #2: Sun & Mercury Conjunctions with Uranus & North Node in Taurus

Uranus and the North Node are both bringers of change and instigators of improvement, shaking us out of our habits and patterns and pushing us onto our highest path. Mercury will conjunct Uranus April 18, bringing innovative insights you’ve never thought of before. This is an ideal energy for rewriting and realigning your story of who you are. With the two parts of our mind coming together, higher mind Uranus and lower mind Mercury, our personal narrative will be in the forefront of our awareness. Is the story you’re telling yourself, about yourself, holding you back or propelling you forward? If it’s holding you back, now’s the time to find a new way to tell it that feels good to you and doesn’t box you into your limitations.

Mercury is consistent, while Uranus comes in bursts, explosions. Uranus gives us the download of who we could be, how we could be better, and Mercury helps us process that information and slowly integrate it. We could feel resistant to change, but don’t forget that this all happens in your own time. If Uranus drops a major revelation in your sphere, don’t feel like it all needs to happen immediately.

When Mercury conjuncts the North Node on April 23, it will come with a cosmic or karmic message for us to deliver or receive. It is a boost of empowerment to our voice, bringing our Taurean sense of inner peace into the vibration of our voice. New curiosities may be opening in your world or new hobbies unlocked, the discovery of which serves to show us our true potential in terms of intelligence. As Albert Einstein famously says, “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” You won’t know how brilliant you truly are if you haven’t found your “thing” yet, and this energy can help point you toward just that.

The Sun will be conjunct Uranus on May 5, highlighting Uranian themes of innovation, spontaneity, and radical self-actualization. With this conjunction, you can expect to experience either a boost to your authentic self, a re-energizing of your authenticity, or an illumination of the shadow patterns that are holding you back from truly Embodying your authentic self. It’s a very uncompromising energy, expressing your Soul Self without hindrance. In this space, self-awareness is traded for the even purer and truer state of just Being. Of being so tuned in to your body and so fully present that there’s nothing to really even be “aware” of – you’re just going with the flow of life.

With the Sun conjunct the North Node on May 13, it naturally opposes the South Node at the same time (since the Moon’s Nodes are always opposite one another,) which highlights any patterns of holding ourselves back from shining our light in the world. This positioning is showing us our heart’s desires as well as our resistance to expressing them. We’ll be able to see this internal push-and-pull dynamic fully illuminated. With this illumination, your desire to shine your light may be more pronounced, so when all the doubts, limiting beliefs, and inner criticism come out to shut that down, pay attention. Take a good look at these things that are holding you back from owning your authenticity. The concurrent courageous energy of Mars in Pisces (April 15 – May 24) can help us to step outside of those limiting beliefs and take a step closer to embodying our inner light.

In Conclusion

With all of this action happening in Taurus, the main idea is getting in our bodies and tuning in to their sensations. Do whatever you need to do to calm yourself. Allow your body to relax and let your defenses down. Remember – Breath, Sound, Movement, Touch. Every day. 

Slow it down and indulge in divine Presence. You don’t have to do this all day every day, but be mindful to carve out time for it each day. Only in the present moment can healing truly take place, and without this step, the transformation remaining from all of the recent Pisces energy can’t fully integrate. Bringing your awareness, your life force energy, into your body in the present moment will enhance your cultivation of inner peace. Steep yourself in the eternal moment and feel that heavenly wave of “ahhhhh” wash over you.

From here, true transformation toward our highest, brightest, truest, and best selves is not only possible, but inevitable.

Article written by Maddie Billings; Content curated and presented by Carly Whorton

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