Why should the Taurus in you stop and smell the roses? One of the best things a Taurean type can do for himself in this ridiculously fast-paced world is to slow down and re-center on a regular basis. In a world where everything is supposed to happen now, instantly, yesterday, where we are all supposed to “go-go-go!” the best thing a Taurus can do is remember to smell the roses. Pausing to enjoy the beauty and scent of a flower brings us into the present and into our bodies. And those are places every Taurus belongs.
2. What Do I Mean By “Smell the Roses?”
To stop and smell the roses is to enjoy life as it is happening and not wait for some longed-for moment in the future. Smelling the roses affirms that there is no need to defer pleasure until the achievement of a goal. It affirms that there is no other place to be that is better. There is only you, being fully present in your body and loving it. Only you, taking time to feel the quality of life as it passes across your skin. You, stopping for a moment to experience heaven on earth, right now.
3. Draw On the Taurus Side of You
Every human being has at least a little of every sign of the zodiac and thus has access to the wisdom of all the zodiac signs. Taurus wisdom is the wisdom of your body’s physical experience; it is kinesthetic intuition. Your Taurus side might be prominent (ie you have Taurus Sun, Moon or Rising or Ceres prominently placed in your chart) or it might be more in the background, but suffice it to say, you’ve definitely got some Bull in you. What wisdom does the Taurus side of you have–does the hair on the back of your neck tell you things, or maybe the pit of your stomach or sensations in your spine? Your body has unique signals and it’s good to pay attention to them.
4. Taurus Operates Best When Slow and Sensory
The Taurus part of us continually brings us back to ground, to center, to our bodies. For Taurus, pleasurable sensations serve as an anchor to the physical world and remind us why we bothered to come to this little blue and green planet off on the edge of nowhere. Our bodies connect us to the physical world and allow us to enjoy it, which bonds us further to this green Earth.
5. Taurus Understands, and Is Drawn Toward, Quality
A beautifully crafted object, a perfectly-proportioned garment, a fabric that feels as fine as it looks, a synergistic assembly of food ingredients—these are all things that touch the Taurus heart because she recognizes the mark of quality about them. Fine things sing to her senses and make her whole. Your friendly neighborhood Taurean does not mind paying more for quality and wants very much to be in a position to do so—thus the Taurean preoccupation with making money.
So Why Must the Roses Be Smelled?
Because stopping to enjoy life reminds you why you do it all. And some things simply cannot be done any more efficiently if they are done faster. Some things simply take time and that’s all there is to it. Because moving slowly and filling your senses with pleasurable experience supports your right brain; it helps your rumination process along. Hurrying and worrying distracts you and pulls you out of center. Because things done in a rushed way are not things done thoroughly. But mostly: Why smell the roses? Listen closely as the Taurus in you whispers,” Because this is a lush, beautiful world and they are there to be smelled.”
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