Conscious and ethical consumption: the call to Action of the historical square of Taurus and Aquarius in Astrology
In the midst of the recent turmoil in financial markets, it is important to reflect on the impact that our actions have on the world around us.
Pluto’s departure from Capricorn is reminding us that we can no longer continue to consume irresponsibly without considering the consequences for our planet and our people. As a society, it’s time to take action for more conscious and ethical consumption.
Jupiter in Taurus presents us with an opportunity to do just that, opening the door to a more responsible and sustainable approach. In particular, we should consider the fashion industry which is representative of Taurus Energy.
Where does the gold used in our fashion watches come from? What is the environmental cost of producing high-fashion clothing and accessories? These are important questions to ask ourselves as we move toward a more responsible future.
In Greek mythology, Jupiter is known for his justice and wisdom. His brother Pluto is also an important archetype in this discussion, representing the need to find a balance between our human nature and the unbridled search for material pleasure.
The historical square in grade 0 of Taurus and Aquarius challenges us to question our addiction to the material and to find a compromise that takes into account the needs of humanity and our planet.
Key astrological conjunctions in 2023-2024: reflections on their impact on our lives
The universe is in constant motion and the planetary energies that govern it are of great importance in our lives. In this sense, it is necessary to pay attention to the astrological aspects that occur in the sky, especially when they are related to Mars-Pluto-Jupiter and the Lunar Nodes, as will be the case in mid-May.
This moment will be crucial to align ourselves with our best version and to face the inner darkness that we all have.
The importance of this moment is accentuated by the fact that it will occur after two important eclipses which leads us to reflect on whether we are living consciously or if we continue in our unconscious ways. It will be an opportunity to recognize and work in our shadows and thus evolve toward a fuller life.
The second half of June will also bring us good news since Jupiter will form a sextile with Saturn. This will allow us to have a better understanding of situations that have been worrying us and will allow us to move forward with greater clarity in our decisions.
By the month of August, Mars will form a trine with Jupiter which will give us a little inner calm and help us to keep moving forward. However, in October, the situation could get complicated again, as Mars will form an opposition while transiting Scorpio this time accompanied by Mercury.
This aspect could lead our minds to finance which will be of great importance, especially since it will coincide with the second installment of eclipses of the year. But not everything will be complicated in the astrological future since in April 2024, the Great Conjunction with Uranus in Taurus will fill us with creativity and originality and will allow us to envision a better future.
This aspect has been a constant in the birth chart of many of the great inventors and characters who have transformed the world. The last time it happened in Taurus was in May 1941, during the Second World War which tells us about a time of war and division similar to the one we are currently experiencing in the world.
Jupiter’s arrival in Taurus and its impact on our values and ethical codes
Next May, Jupiter, the planet of expansion and growth, will enter Taurus which will entail a great cosmic change. In fact, Jupiter will form the first square to the degree in which the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred in December 2020 which took place in the sign of Aquarius at 0º.
As we know, the Jupiter-Saturn cycle is repeated every 20 years and within the same element every 200 years with some exceptions. For the past 200 years, these conjunctions have occurred in the element Earth with the exception of the conjunction in Libra in 1981. However, the next 200 years will always occur in the Air element, with one exception in 2159 which will take place in Scorpio.
The conjunction in Aquarius at the end of 2020 marked the beginning of a cycle of 20 years, another of 200 and another of 800, in which the archetypical theme of these two planets that represent the Father (Saturn) and the Son (Jupiter) in our evolution is manifested.
It’s the moment when the Old King is dethroned by the New Young King. The Air element, where these conjunctions will take place at the collective level, is related to our ethical codes, our morals and our ideals. It is the place where new paradigms, new values and new ethical codes emerge.
According to Liz Greene, “Air is the only truly human element. It is the only element that does not have any animal figure as a symbol. The reflective quality of the human mind is the most important thing that separates us from animals. The air allows us to take a step back, separate ourselves and think from someone else’s point of view.”
Therefore, when the Old King dies and the New King emerges, this mythical scenario will be enacted in the sphere of our collective ethnicities, moral codes, beliefs and opinions about the nature of society.
This cosmic change is an opportunity to rethink and reevaluate our beliefs and values to build a more just and equitable society.
Jupiter squared with Pluto in Aquarius: impact on the new era of humanity and creativity at work
In May 2023, Jupiter is at its first crossroads with Saturn in a new cycle that began in December 2020 and prepared the way for Pluto’s entry into Aquarius.
This event marks a new era in which humanity is in the process of evolving towards a new type of being, a “new humanity” that is more conscious, half machine, in which man cannot function without the machine, not only physically as in the Industrial Revolution but also mentally.
The AI Revolution brings with it the possibility of machines that think much faster than humans, solve problems faster and collect information from almost all human knowledge at a speed that is impossible to imitate.
In the sign of Taurus, Jupiter invites us to seek a more creative way of using our minds, opening windows to slightly less rigid forms of our beliefs and values.
The giant planet will also pressure big companies to produce in a more responsible way that does not harm the planet and the climate. The signs Virgo and Capricorn will have an extremely positive and productive year, while the fixed signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius must maintain their sanity when it comes to spending and expanding uncontrollably.
Although they will also benefit from the creative and optimistic impulse of this giant planet, Jupiter’s optimism can be overwhelming and lead us to excess.
The signs Cancer and Pisces will also feel the warm breeze of this planet but one of the dangers will be the increase in temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere, as occurred in the Southern Hemisphere during their time in Aries.
Despite the magnificence of Jupiter, it is important to remember that it is a gas giant with little solidity, so it is necessary to maintain a realistic perspective.
Even so, many of us will benefit from this passage from the Supreme God through the terrain of Venus, the absolute Goddess of Beauty. It is a time to enjoy nature and the beauty that surrounds us, to let ourselves be intoxicated by the magic of the energy of this magnificent archetype.
In short, Jupiter invites us to seek creativity in our lives, to be more responsible to our planet and to maintain a realistic perspective while enjoying the benefits of this planetary passage.
With information from Archetypan Astrology — Cristina Laird