Sun in Taurus: Embracing a New Kind of ProductivityApr 22, 2022
Happy Earth Day!
The Sun moved into the sign of Taurus on Tuesday, April 19 at 10:24PM EDT, inviting us to embrace a new kind of productivity--a productivity that honors the seasons and cycles of life, not only on a quarterly level, but on a day to day and minute by minute level.
Let me explain.
Just as there are four seasons a year (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter), we also cycle through multiple mini-seasons in our own energy field across a single month, week, day, and sometimes even hour!
Just as the season of Winter is a time to go within, hibernate, and heal in order to prepare for the creativity and rebirth that will come with the season of Spring, we also have times in a given month, week, or day, where our body and energy field is calling us to rest (Winter energy) so we can complete a cycle and rejuvenate ourselves so we are ready to gestate and give birth (Spring, Summer and Fall energy) in the future.
The energy of Taurus right now (Sun in Taurus, North Node in Taurus, Mercury in Taurus, Part of Fortune in Taurus, and Uranus in Taurus) is coalescing to remind us to respect the cycles of not only Mother Earth but our own energy system!
When we learn to rest when we need rest, and act when we feel energized to act, we will discover a new kind of productivity and creativity that may just shock us! Many of us have the illusion that if we work harder and longer, we will get bigger and better results. In fact, this is a myth.
If we honor the energetic cycles of our bodies/souls/minds and rest when we need to rest, when we "take up the pen" and resume creativity and productivity again, the results will flow quickly, with great ease, and in alignment with God-energy.
I would not believe this if I had not seen it at work in my own life recently, and I invite you to test it out in your life too when you feel called to see what I mean. If you can truly honor your personal rhythms--resting when you need to rest and working when you are energized to work--you will joyfully meet with delicious results when you naturally feel the energy to work again.
Sound naive? Doesn't fit with real-life obligations? I get it!
Some of us have designed lives that leave no room for listening to our body's needs--we have jobs, bosses, home environments, relationships, and/or personal deadlines that leave no room to honor our natural energy flow.
If that is you and your life, that is a problem! We were not meant to push ourselves until we burst or until we bust. If you have reached a point where you can no longer tolerate the old form of productivity, what can you do to make a change?
Look, not every boss, spouse, or family member is going to like the new you who sets boundaries in order to honor your personal cycles of energy. Yet, everyone will ultimately benefit when you start producing from a more energized and creative place, which WILL happen if you can find the courage, faith, and patience to try out a new way of doing things.
Also, be creative and flexible where you can.
If you can't take the afternoon off from work when you are feeling tired, see if you can at least honor your energetic cycles by downshifting to an easier task and then resuming the more challenging work in the morning.
Have to hit a deadline by evening time but feeling exhausted? Carve out time for a 15-minute power "nap," and treat yourself to a healthy and energizing green tea to rest up and get ready for the tasks ahead.
It's up to you to give this new kind of productivity a try. And, if you find the courage to go for it, consider yourself a trailblazing role model for others. Eventually, they will notice your renewed energy, your creative output, and the smile on your face and the spring in your step and ask, "What's working so well for you?"
You can tell them: you are resting when you are tired, eating when you are hungry, and creating when you have energy. You are honoring your own energetic seasons and cycles!
The results may initially seem marvelous and magical--how did you get so much done in such a little time frame? The truth is, your time of rest and rejuvenation WAS part of the creative process. When you were resting, you were engaging in an essential season of the creative process.
Every good farmer knows that a field must be given time to rest and regenerate so it has the nutrients needed to yield future crops. We cannot expect it to produce vegetation year round.
Over time, we will all begin to realize that this is simply how the creative cycle works. When we rest when we are meant to rest, the fruit will blossom and fall off the vine, exactly when it is ready, just like that and in perfect form. It's time, in this Taurus season of gardening, to remember that.
You can't rush the shoots to sprout, or the tomato vines to blossom. Divine creativity takes time, yes, but it always delivers.
Suzanne Bellavista, M.S., is a spiritual life coach, karmic astrologer, and reiki healer who helps women in transition reconnect to their spirit, remember their life purpose, and launch the next joyful chapter of their lives.
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