Taurus Legendary Journey of Hercules ~ May 19

Hercules Crosses

Legendary Journey of Hercules ~ Taurus

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith
in their mission can alter the course of human history.

- Mahatma Gandhi

In the Labors of Hercules, the test relating to Taurus took place in the maze on the island of Crete, wherein lived the Minotaur, a bull-headed creature. The maze is always the symbol of the great illusion. The bull represents animal desire, and Hercules’s task was to capture and deliver it to the mainland.

The bull of desire has to be caught and mastered until the time comes for each of us to accomplish what Hercules succeeded in doing ~ ride the bull. To ride an animal signifies control.

Taurus the Bull signifies desire, leading sooner or later to the most potent manifestation of the Will of God.

The Buddha taught about the nature of desire and its results ~ the unhappy effects produced by persistent and unenlightened desire. The Christ taught how to transform desire into aspiration which eventually conforms to the will of God.

The historical Buddha was born, achieved enlightenment, and died during Taurus. A cornerstone of his teaching, the 4 Noble Truths, reveals how to gain liberation from the suffering caused by desire.

With Taurus comes a burning desire to know ~ to gain knowledge through experience, implementing it with Love. Again, there is a connection to the Buddha's teaching through his example of developing mind as a means to enlightenment.

In advanced humanity desire is ultimately transmuted into aspiration, eventually leading to light and illumination. When the Eye of the Bull ~ the spiritual third eye ~ is opened, the single eye takes the place of the two eyes of the personal self, leading to spiritual attainment.

A mantram for Taurus is "give it up to the universe," in order to surrender the personal will to the greater Will of Spirit.

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A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of human history. 

- Mahatma Gandhi

 

I do think that women could make politics irrelevant.
By as a kind of spontaneous cooperative action,
the like of which we have never seen.
Which is so far from people's ideas of state structure
and vital social structure that seems to them like total anarchy.


And what it really is is very subtle forms of interrellation
which do not follow a hierachical pattern which is
fundamentally patriarchal.


The opposite to patriarchy is not matriarchy but fraternity.
And I think it's women who are going to have to
break this spiral of power
and find the trick of cooperation.

Germaine Greer/Universal Mother , track 1(1994) Sinead O'conner//cgrtsakus /records, New York cd

 

The next Buddha may take the form of a community

 a community practicing understanding and loving kindness,

 a community practicing mindful living.

And the practice can be carried out as a group, as a city, as a nation.

- Thich Nhat Hanh