Taurus' 1st Decan Influence: "Attraction" (Apr 21st - Apr 30th)
Taurus the Bull
Generally speaking, attraction is a noun defined as, "magnetic charm, fascination, allurement, or enticement." In regards to physics, attractions describes, "the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together." (dictionary.com)
While magazines and media lead us to believe attraction is merely a sexual matter, scientifically speaking it is more of a force that acts upon us. Therefore, cultivating our idea of attraction in a way that is useful and beneficial to us is more about expanding our awareness and less an issue of applying lipstick - though both require a sense of identity to perform.
We Spend ...
In the former situation, we polish our looks in a way that we hope attracts nice people and benefits to us. We somehow seem to believe that if we do this one thing (let's call it A), then this completely unrelated and awesome thing (we'll call B), might happen. Just might. We build daily routines that become ritualistic in the hope that if we shower, shave, and groom well enough, someone we like might be forthcoming in their approval of us. It is irrational almost entirely, to perform A and expect unrelated B as a result, except to allow for the realization that species across the animal kingdom perform the same type of ritual in their pursuit of a mate. Alright, so maybe this idea of attraction IS merely a matter of sex.
But then what? Are we honing our attractiveness just to find someone we feel worthy enough to tell us what to do next? If all this grooming is to find a worthy mate who can verify our worth and give direction to our lives, then all we're doing is working towards finding someone to whom we wish to give our power away.
What if we used attraction instead to help us progress towards the goals WE choose? What if we realize the true essence and reality of attraction in a way that brings peace to our lives, instead of keeps us frantically primping in hopes of a better life, a life we imagine to be more peaceful anyway? Let's empower the concept of attraction with a little bit of conscious, rational thinking, shall we? We're humans, we have that ability, let's just try out here and see what happens.
Use What You're Given
In most places this time of year, dandelions are everywhere! What do you think when you see your yard full of these weeds - time to mow? Time for weed killer? Did you know you can make them into wine?
What do we have? What can we do with it? Do a little research on the reoccuring themes in your day - the answers may surprise you, and it's a delightful path of empowering knowledge to explore!
So in the latter, we employ the concept of attraction towards identifying what we're already attracting. We put our attention on what is in front of us, and in doing so expand our awareness. When we expand our awareness to include actual, physical, tangible things already found in our every day, we give it name, we give it form, to what would otherwise just be half-thoughts flitting through our typical day.
Instead of hoping we are attractive enough to bring good things into our lives, we begin with the realization that we are attractive by design. We HAVE attraction, just by being a physical being, a body of matter and mass. And in being so, we draw things into our lives every single day. Whether they are the good things we dream of attracting or not depends on how you put them to use.
What did you notice today? What has been catching your attention more often than usual this week? What have you stopped to enjoy lately? The answer to these things are things that have already been attracted to us.
What DO We Have?
Stop worrying if you're attractive - you are by design. Now that you are beginning to notice that you can't HELP but attract things to you, it's time to identify those things present in our reality today. They weren't always there, and they won't always be there. The time to utilize them is NOW!
Family members. Dandelions. 20 extra minutes in the morning. Clutter. What do you keep running into? It exists - we HAVE it. We HAVE so MUCH!
There is much stuff - in our lives, in our homes, in nature. What is it useful for? Well, answering that question is how we empower what we HAVE to change the world around us.
It's simple, but our first obstacle is to unlearn to be blind to what we have in lieu of things that are bright and shiny and new. Take that thing that catches our attention, write it down, and look it up. How much of what we already have can we put to good use?
In the age of the internet, there's never been an easier time to learn. What are you attracting - and how can you use it?