We are about to enter Taurus season: the period from April 20 to May 20, where the Sun passes through the sign of nourishing food and steady vibes.
As multipotentialites, we can learn a lot from this particular sign. And anyone can tap into the energy of Taurus season, even if we don’t have any natal planets there.
Out of all the signs of the zodiac, Taurus might be the one that appears, at first glance, to be the least puttylike in nature. It’s fixed earth. It moves slowly and solidly, grows and cultivates over time, takes a while to get started and stays on task throughout.
This energy may not be the first thing you think of when you think about multipods…but that’s exactly why we need it! Remember when we discussed multipotentialite romantic partnerships? So many of you said your specialist partner was like your rock—a consistent, stable, loving force that you could return to after a day of exploring ALL THE THINGS.
That physical and emotional security is Taurean energy, and it’s something we can cultivate within ourselves–not in lieu of our multiplicity, but in support of it.
Here are four areas to focus on this Taurus season (or anytime) to help you feel more grounded and supported so that you can be your biggest, bestest multipotentialite self.
1. Lean on your rituals and routines
One of the best ways to feel like you’re moving forward, especially during stressful or weird times, is to stick to some daily rituals and routines.
Multipotentialites have an interesting relationship with time management. Having a lot of structure in our day can help us make progress on our goals. Too much structure makes us feel creatively constrained, and we want to rebel. We all need to figure out our own right balance between structure and freedom.
If you’re routine averse, start any new practice in small doses. Don’t meditate for an hour in the morning; start with 10 minutes. Don’t plan out eight solid hours of your day; do two pomodoros and see what happens.
Self-care and mental health rituals work the same way. Instead of committing to keeping your space clutter-free at all times, just start by making your bed every morning. It’s amazing how a small practice like this can help you feel less anxious.
When it comes down to it, Taurus loves a routine. (Do any of your Taurus friends have favourite meals that they return to again and again? Common Taurean behavior. 😉 ). Routine is a way to build comfort and security, which is super handy when you have a bunch of things on the go. Even if you aren’t a big planner, having some daily touch points, however small, can help you cultivate steadiness as you shift between your many projects and roles.
2. Seek out gentle accountability
The best accountability buddies cheer you on and celebrate your small wins with you. They ask you what tiny actions you’re going to complete this week but don’t get angry or shame you if you fall short. When your plans change, they understand and pivot with you. And they instinctively know when to push a little and when to let you completely diverge from a path you’ve previously decided on.
A good accountability partner can help you build momentum, grow and cultivate your projects. This is peak Taurus goodness. And FYI, Taurus energy doesn’t just push on indefinitely. When the growth is complete, the project is over. Taurus gets this.
You can, of course, seek out your own accountability buddy or group. But if you’d like a little help finding another multipotentialite to team up with, we offer accountability matchmaking in the Puttyverse community.
3. Beautify your spaces to boost creativity
The sign of Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus. Venus harmonizes and brings disparate things together (what’s more multipod than that?!). Venus longs for beauty, comfort and deep connecting with loved ones. It adores good food, plants, natural fabrics and warm baths.
This Venusian energy can help us get into a flow state more easily. Take some time every now and then to make your workspace more comfortable and inspiring. Are you physically comfortable when you work? Is there a lot of clutter in your peripheral vision? Could you add a nice plant to your desk or some artwork to the walls?
Focusing—even a little—on the look and feel of our surroundings can have a massive impact on our creativity and emotional wellbeing.
4. Take breaks
Taurus loves a good nap. And a good (covid-safe) hangout with a friend. And a delicious snack.
Do it. Take the breaks. Chill out from time to time. Naps are a subversive act and a middle finger to capitalism, so take ’em whenever you can! Life hasn’t been easy lately, so don’t stress if you’re not able to focus as much as in the pre-pandemic days.
Finally, don’t forget that just because you’re a multipotentialite who wants to do a lot of different things, that doesn’t mean you have to do them all at the same time. That’s actually a recipe for disaster (aka massive overwhelm)!
Taurus teaches us to slow down and be present with each of our passions. You don’t have to rush through them. As long as you keep a log of the ideas and curiosities you’d like to explore in the future, they’ll all still be there waiting for you.
How do you create stability and cultivate growth in your creative life? Share your suggestions in the comments below. Happy Taurus season, everyone!