The heart is like a flower—unless it is open it cannot release its fragrance into the world. The fragrance of the heart is made up of the qualities and virtues of our spirit. Most of us have learned how to keep our heart closed in a world that would trample all over us if we let it.
Being open-hearted today seems to require tremendous courage. It is a courage which comes only when we realise that no one can hurt us, no matter what they say or do. They may hurt our body, but if we have realised we are spirit, nothing outside can touch us, if we so decide. Little by little, practice opening your heart to those you think have hurt you. Realize it wasn’t them that hurt you, it was yourself. And it taught you not to trust and you closed your heart. A closed heart is in need of opening. And when you do, you will have begun to heal yourself.
Dear Taurus, A killerbee, you gradually draw attention away from all the others scrambling for approval. In your soulful, sensual way, you’re a standout, even while wearing cutoffs and flip-flops. From babyhood on, you’re a blend of joy, stubbornness, and beauty, all wrapped up in a very touchable package. You are the quintessential Earth sign—actually, earth mother sign—ruled by a time-honored fertility symbol (the bull) and capable of working a long day, nursing a newborn, and keeping a string of boyfriends/girlfriends or husbands/wives happy and panting forever. You’re super-productive in other ways, too. You can create a new trend with little or no backing, experience, or even a product. This is because you understand what people crave. Forget about wants—you’re far more interested in the obsessive-compulsive crave factor. Generally speaking, having just one of anything you love is never enough. So you collect friends, favorite accessories, pets, and books that address your special interests. It’s rare Taurus who doesn’t have a few favorite desert recipes, guaranteed to drive others into sugar swoons. These are usually family recipes, tweaked to Taurus perfection, ie, with more butter, more chocolate, more liqueur, more crumb topping. Sex is a huge motivating factor in your life. You have no embarrassment or silly inhibitions. You view sex as a natural expression of love, desire, and bonding. But it’s not only sex that pushes you like a pack of mule. Security, certainty, and acquisitions of specific treasure (money, real estate, jewelry, classic cars, art work) are the other driving compulsions in your life.