Taurus, The Second House: Lotus Eaters

“…The Lotus-eaters, who did them no hurt, but gave them to eat of the lotus, which was so delicious that those who ate of it left off caring about home, and did not even want to go back and say what had happened to them, but were for staying and munching lotus with the Lotus-eater without thinking further of their return; nevertheless, though they wept bitterly I forced them back to the ships and made them fast under the benches”

Taurus the well-rooted and wealthy. Queen of the fertile garden sits firmly on her throne all in abundance and sure security, enjoying her Earthly pleasures. She is here to offer the bounty of the Earth.

Taurus is the lush garden where the firey energy of Aries is grounded. The purpose of Taurus is to generate life into matter, physical growth and reproduction. Taurus collects the energy of the Sun and transforms it into matter. Hence the Second House was called Gates of Hades, entry to the chthonic realm of matter by the ancients.

Taurus is slow to act. She is comfortable and content where she is: collecting, producing and ever growing in wealth. The crescent shared horns of the celestial Bulla re forever filled with infinite wealth of the Universe.

What do you have ?

The Second House is what we own, what we value and what we carry around in our bag and purse. Here is our values and our belongings, posessios and all that supports us in this life.

On the island of the Lotus Eaters, Odysseus does not even touch the hilt of his sword. Lotus Eaters do not engage in battle, they do not even have much to plunder. Yet ther are nice people. Totally content and jolly in thier sweet slumber. They even offer Lotus to Odysseus’ men.

Inertia and indifference creeps in those who eat the lotus. The comfort and contentment of Lotus keeps those who taste it away from life and reaching their destiny.

Odysseys takes initiative and drags his Lotus poisoned men back to the ship. That is what we need to do with the planets in the Second House or Taurus. We need to activate, update and practice them with our will and effort. Otherwise they will just lay there chewing on some sweet lotus. Jupiter in the Second House shows that the native values knowledge and experience. Mercury in the Second House öay point at a worthy collection of books and letters. Planets in the Second House are granted to us, yet we need to put forth constant initiate and effort to in order to reap their harvest.

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