battling the "bull of heavens."
terracotta relief kept at the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels
The time of Aquarius is partially about the internet, the intangible highway of words, information and opinion. How to know if the truth is real?
Is the blood of the bull what we need to ground ourselves? We need a reminder of the joy of living. The flow of blood allows us to feel and see the continuity of the life force, in a very poignant way.
Scorpio/Taurus polarity has something to do with ritualized death. Matador means ‘bringer of death’. The bull represents Taurus, the matador Scorpio. The matador puts himself in the bulls jurisdiction, he invades his space.
The planet Uranus is now in the sign of Taurus. Uranus is raw energy. It is not grounding.
From 4300-1580 BC the constellation Taurus was the beginning of the year as the spring equinox happened then.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, written in the 18th century BCE, from the country of Mesopotamia and in the Sumerian language, Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s best friend and alter ego fights with Gilgamesh to destroy the Bull of Heaven.
The story was Inanna/Ishtar was infatuated with Gilgamesh, but he was not interested. Ishtar was capable of unleashing the dead to consume the living. She demanded her father give her the sacred bull to kill Gilgamesh or she would release the dead. Gilgamesh and Enkidu put the sword through the bull’s neck and castrated him. This saved the peoples of the earth from his fearsome strength and earthquakes. Like the story of Saturn castrating Uranus, his power was taken away, but used to save or create life.
Jupiter in his erotic desire of the lady Europa, transformed himself into a white bull. White for purity and death.
In today’s world the power of testicles does not have the same emphasis. The emotional preference is not recognizing the continuity of life.
Of all the sports in the world the bullfight is the most impressive of mythological intention. The spilling of the sacred blood is reminiscent of the sacrament. The animals life is a reminder of the Martyrs purpose.
The age of Taurus had the Sun in the constellation at the Vernal equinox. The symbolism of the bull is one of the oldest that is known today. The beginnings of agriculture and the domestication of animals started at this time.
The first letter of Hebrew alphabet is Aleph, which literally translates to Ox. An Ox is a bull of formidable strength that has been castrated. Aleph also relates to the Fool in the Tarot. He is the number 0. He carries his potency in the bag over his shoulder.
The Chinese year of the Metal Ox starts February 12, 2021