With the Sun now in Taurus, renewal abounds. Historically, this time of year was one in which simple offerings were made to fertility goddesses in the hopes of bringing blessings. Even if you’re not looking to get pregnant right now, you may find some of these influences useful to stimulate growth creatively, professionally and financially.
There’s a lot of Taurus mojo in the air right now, with communication planet Mercury in the sign of the Bull through June 3 and energy-planet Mars there through June 22. Best of all, love-goddess Venus is also strongly placed in Taurus through June 9, bringing extra-fertile opportunities.
Astrologically, a woman’s most fertile time each month is thought to be when the Moon phase in the sky is the same as the Moon phase at her birth. Since this happens each month, energy peaks. This Moon phase stimulates creative -- as well as physical -- fertility.
Other planet cycles that occur less often, like a Jupiter transit, happening once every 12 years, can also stimulate fertility. For a personal look at your planetary influences, get in touch with your local astrologer for a private session.
Regardless of your personal focus, setting up a fertility or growth altar is a great way to stay focussed on your dreams. An altar is a focal point, usually set to face either East or North. Pick a table, stool or other object for its base. Upon it, place symbols of each of the elements. Consider a candle for Fire, crystals or stones for Earth, fresh flowers in water for Water and Earth and incense or chimes for Air. Your altar can be refreshed each season. For May, springtime in the northern hemisphere, colorful fresh flowers or a small plant are appropriate.
For fertility, include images of pregnancy or growth. Eggs are a symbol of fertility, as are rabbits, goats and cows. Female figures or images of infants may also be appropriate. In Switzerland, small pine trees were often placed under a female’s window to encourage fertility.
For finances, include symbols of wealth. Green and yellow are important colors to encourage financial abundance. If you have a particular money goal in mind, such as paying off a credit card or saving for a home or holiday, include objects that remind you of what it is you’re saving for.
For creative projects, include objects connected to your artistic intentions. This might include pencils, paper, paints, music, pottery, books or craft supplies.