Taurus 2012 Birthdays: Behold the Solar Feminine

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Dear Taurus Reader (or Friend of a Taurus):

The 2012 audio reading for Taurus, is a high-energy, loving, inspired look at your astrology over the next year — or the astrology of your favorite bull in your life (you know how much they love gifts!). This is a special year for Taurus, due to the Venus transit of the Sun. Nothing like this again will happen until 2117 (not 2017, but a century later).

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Venus being the planet that represents you, this must mean something — and you can probably feel that something arriving in your life. It is indeed time for a change, though this is change on a cellular level, a re-creation of who you are. The Venus transit of the Sun describes someone who is bolder, more assertive and better able to tap your creative potential. This is the you who can shine out in the world, and who is bold enough to welcome some glory and excitement into your life. There is a message in this transit about finding your voice, valuing who you are, and a beautiful, mysterious end to the way that two values systems have competed for your loyalty.

The transit of Venus is a cosmic gift that will help you get clear about what’s important to you, what you want and what you want to be doing. There’s no need to worry about ‘getting this right’. Rather, what you’re being called to do is approach the future with an open mind, willing to let go of what is not working to make room for what is — when the time comes. I also describe the influence of Jupiter in your sign, as something that facilitates change — as well as Jupiter’s entry into Gemini as the onrush of new ideas and priorities.

In the second segment, I work with the transits to your relationship angles, taken from three perspectives. In this part, I go over the influence of Mars retrograde in Virgo (technically over, though still having profound effects). Perhaps the most significant relationship transit is Saturn entering your opposite sign in October, which yet again describes clearing away old values and situations and embracing something clear and mature. And I cover Chiron and Neptune in Pisces, your house of hopes, dreams and your visions for your life. These transits in particular will offer you new ways to have both social and erotic relationships.

Part three is the tarot reading using the Voyager deck. Before I get into that, however, I talk about the rather beautiful way the Uranus-Pluto square is working to wake you up to who you are, and shed the conditioning that has, in the past, prevented you from making contact with yourself. I will let the tarot reading speak for itself — it’s a beautiful spread.

In this reading, I guide you through your astrology in easy to understand language — not technical jargon. This is an impassioned reading, offered in the spirit of motivation, liberation and your responsibility to yourself.

Your birthday reading includes the charts I used to create it, photos of the tarot cards and free access to last year’s Taurus reading so you can check on both how you handled the astrology and test how accurate I was. There are also special discounts on other products.

All of this is just $19.95. You have unlimited access to the page, as well as the ability to download the audio as an archive to listen to in iTunes (on any device).

Eric Francis

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21 Responses to Taurus 2012 Birthdays: Behold the Solar Feminine

  1. Lunesoleil says:

    From Jupiter in the ascendant it’s good for morale and the greed is ugly default, but how to retain a Jupiter on a Taurus ascendant

  2. response to Taurus Birthday Reading says:

    Hi Eric,

    Wow! What a spectacular report! I AM sensing a readiness to see a different view, experiment with a different voice…liberate my inner being…engage on a more visionary and level ground…seek relationships who are willing to mentor…new contacts…open to transform my life in whole new point of view spirtually…and have been noticing my response to new people lately…am being drawn to social events and personalities of all character and background…

    I do want passion and love, to leave the past behind, to let go of the familiar, opinions and judgement of self. Yes to passion and no to negativity has been much more pronounced recently…seems as if I am available and willing to nurture and love myself as well as others without resistance…

    You are so right about the authority, judgement, guilt and fear that was still haunting me from my mother’s teachings…a definite defensive position on my part…finally it is possible to think of her with love and softness, remembering her intellect, strict rules and strong survivor instincts…but now also, the hugs, laughter, and comfort food, that had eluded my memories of her feminine traits. My father was absent until I was 24, so my preparation for life was a bit skewed…always looking for confirmation and acceptance in male relationships.

    Anyway, yadda, yadda, yadda…thank you Eric, for always being on target and for shining the light on my path, for opening my mind to the enticement of new and infinite possibilities of love and passion on my journey…


  3. via email says:


    My sister told me about Planet Waves a few years ago. I’d been reading it more through Facebook over the last year or so — basically since my life has turned upside down. It has been so incredible and has really helped me see the opportunities for growth and transformation around me.

    I’d been thinking about subscribing for a while, but when I saw the free trial I jumped on it.

    Thanks for helping me move toward a more honest existence!

    – Amy

  4. via email says:

    FYI….this is the only horoscope I have reinstated…..I love you guys!

    Thank you ever so much for the ongoing depth and insight. Eric and the writers always keep me thinking and feeling.

    Love, light & peace to all of you,


  5. via email says:

    As always, I am truly amazed by the quality of service you provide, not to mention superb political/astrological/spiritual teaching that comes with the membership.  Thank you.


  6. via Facebook says:

    Hi, thank you!

    I ran across Planet Waves by accident, while browsing. I was actually looking for polyamory sites!

    Started reading and couldn’t stop. This is a very well-written, thoughtful site addressing many things I’m thinking about, and your readers’ comments are also impressively insightful. So I thought maybe I could join the conversation.

    Thanks for all your great work!


  7. response to Aries Birthday Reading says:

    I listened to the birthday report for Aries last night and was blown away as usual – right on the money.

    Thank you Planet Waves!

    Karin in LA

  8. comment via Facebook says:

    The Spring Report is a blessing. Thank you.

  9. Morgana Silverseale says:

    I just wanted to take a moment to pass on my heartfelt thanks and a “gee whiz, this is amazing” observation re. the Spring Horoscopes.

    First: I’m a first-decan Libra (Sun/Pluto 4th house). Last September, a witch/shaman friend of mine bought a new Tarot deck (Froud’s “Faerie Oracle”) and she did an in-depth reading for me. The message that came out of that reading was that in the upcoming months, I’d be processing and walking through a hell of a lot of FEAR – and that I would need to focus on figuring out which fears were real, which fears were illusory, to confront the real fears head on, and learn how to walk through life as a “fearless” person. Your Libra Spring report validates and reinforces that tarot reading *perfectly*. And I am *so ready, so waiting* on that “really? REALLY??? YES.” moment that you say will accompany the Venus transit of the sun. I got my first taste of it this morning (with an assist from the Aries new moon?). Wow. This is about following my bliss career-wise, a subject I’ve been perplexed about for some time.

    As for my partner: he’s a second-decan Aquarius (sun, moon, mercury, ASC). I’m blown away by how *specific* – and absolutely correct – your insights were about what he is going through right now. Your observation about how he makes an excellent philosopher/ documentarian for these times? Straight on. The “Make Home” advice: he’s totally feeling it. We had a great laugh about your specific advice to get a new bed and new linens… we currently sleep on a platform bed with a futon that leaves us both achy and sore in the mornings! LOL. The Mars/Virgo thing about cleaning up after the old partnership (in this case, a divorce settlement with his former partner): right on the nose. He looks forward to being an “independent person by Independence Day,” and everything mundane is on track for it to happen exactly that way. Doing “his career, his way”: absolutely… a job change has been in the works for him for several months now.

    Eric, your level of Awareness is demonstrably “there.” Keep up the excellent, insightful work.

    Blessed Be,

  10. Amanda Painter response to Aquarius Birthday Report says:

    Hi Chelsea,

    Thank you so much for your help. That was an astounding and very thorough report! I think I sat there with my mouth open through most of it! It was just what I needed to hear. In the next little while I hope to subscribe to his weekly reports. I think they will be very beneficial and well worth it!

    Thanks again, it really was the right info to help me make choices I feel comfortable with.

    From Jennifer

  11. michele michele says:

    This is so ABSOLUTELY on, word-for-word… Even though the usual confusion ensues re: the Cancer/Leo business for me… I’m starting to learn to meld the two together. (Which is nothing to do with you, obviously. Just a confusion that remains, for me.)

    Wha… Digressed. Is it my imagination or do you slice through more adeptly with each season that passes?

    Thanks for what you do.

  12. Amanda Painter Scorpio Spring Report - listener response says:

    Your excitement and anticipation is palpable and contagious, Sir Eric.
    I love all the reference to deep healing. And I am feeling it.
    And the insight in Capricorn in my third house causing my thinking
    to be a little old fashioned. Ah so.

    The wonderful comedian David Steinberg once did a riff on how
    to change ones mind given that the default settings seem to
    click back in so constantly. He said to halt your thinking on your
    new discovery – say e.g. gay marriage is the right thing – then
    say mentally ooooga boooga. That little scare tactic will blow away
    that old crusty attitude so that the new can take its place. Just
    thought I’d throw that in.

    Will listen to other pertinent signs tomorrow! Thanks.


  13. Amanda Painter response to the Spring Report says:

    Hi Chelsea,

    I generally prefer a written report but listening to Eric made me feel differently about it – I felt that perhaps the information sinks into me more. I feel a surge of inspiration after listening to Eric reporting about Pisces and I really do need that at the moment.

    So, thank you!!


  14. Amanda Painter response to the Spring Report says:

    Dear Eric —

    Just listened to the Spring Report for the last 6-plus hours. yeah all of it, you nailed it Sir!!! Scorp Sun, Leo Moon, and Aqua Rising!!!!!! You are a Starman!!!!!!Thanks for your connection and knowlege!

    Love, Deb

  15. Amanda Painter via email says:

    To Eric and Friends,

    I just want to comment on your Pisces report; it is dead on. It contains so
    much validation for what is just now surfacing in my mind. The new talent
    and creativity, your discussion of sex and mysticism… I am living the soap
    opera that this reading suggests. Over the full moon I broke off relations
    with a man whose attitude toward sex was that of the bunny rabbit, which I
    could not appreciate. When I broke it offf, his sexual violence jumped out
    of its hiding place, verbsally. Really interesting that I had the
    confidence in my intuition to end the affair.

    The idea of re-investing in my own creative side exciting to me. I got a
    dozen ideas just on reading that.

    In short, Eric, thanks for your articulation on my crazy times, your
    sensitivity to Piscean dreaminess, your glad news about increased focus,
    your charming voice and and your hard work. And I like your politics.
    Every day I am asking “How can I be new again? In what ways? ” And that’s
    got me cheered up.


    P.S. Bunny rabbits have their place, but I don’t think mysticism is their

  16. Amanda Painter reposne to Pisces birthday report says:

    I have listened to my report with tears of joy. Will email Eric soon.

    In appreciation,


  17. Amanda Painter reposne to Pisces birthday report says:

    Thank you,

    If you are interested in a testimonial, here is one from me:

    I am new to Planet Waves. A friend introduced me. I read and listened
    to Eric’s outlook for 2012, and considered what it meant for me as a
    Pisces to have the healing influence of Chiron, and Eric’s prediction
    of healing in my paternal line.

    In the meantime, a Shaman I have recently worked with gave me insight
    into a past life wound. I was cleaved in half. Well, that’s a horrible
    thing to have happened and it would have been grotesque enough for me
    to run the other way from this sort of news. However, it made amazing
    sense based on the presence of Chiron and Eric’s insights.

    I proceeded with a healing–she sewed me back together *(and oddly,
    Teddy Kennedy appeared for the occasion)–followed by a past life
    regression (also a first). I was (in modern English) Robert Wolf
    Wodenfur, and I was killed in a conspiracy in a horrible fashion, due
    to my DNA, and the pieces of my dismembered body were thrown into a
    well or a ravine.

    Again, ugh, except that I understood the rightness of this healing and
    discovery because of Eric’s astological insights. I was able to
    surrender to a horrible discovery with an attitude of receiving
    healing and moving forward to apply these truths to my life in my
    present form. I have a very close connection in this life to those who
    killed me, and I have offered forgiveness in both eras. I am
    anticipating great healing.

    I have been since able to make some connections to my paternal line,
    as I am descended from the Plantegenets (Henry, John, Richard the
    Lionhearted, Geoffrey, Arthur I). In addition, I researched further
    and learned that proof of descendence from Woden was crucial to be a
    king in England although the Christian Kings tried to hide that fact.

    If this is not too weird for your readers, feel free to use any and
    all portions of it. I am way beyond my experience. I’m in brand new
    territory. I wanted to be sure that I told Eric that his insights
    about Chiron added a certain sanity and clarity to an opportunity for
    healing. If you need any evidence of the wound, I can tell you that
    cats ran the other way, and normally I’m a cat magnet.

    If Eric would like to know more, and this is way-out there, we also
    healed my horse’s DNA. He was a progenitor of the
    Andelusians/Carthusians. They are known to turn on their riders, and
    it may be possible that the horror of watching a friend die in this
    cruel manner and disappear before his eyes would imprint a pattern of
    reactive behavior into the DNA.

    Chiron’s arm is quite long.

    I am sure you get all kinds of mail, and I wish I were an eccentric
    millionaire to invest in your work. I hope that this somehow returns a
    blessing to you.

    Kind Regards,

  18. Amanda Painter via email says:

    Dearest Eric Francis,

    Just wanted to thank you for the amazing Capricorn birthday report, that is so helpful and full of good pointers for my Capricorn rising. I’m a huge fan of Planet Waves and I always feel, when I make a purchase I’m supporting an amazing new paradigm business. I can’t wait to here more of your point of view on the 2012 elections WoW!!! Much good cheer and blessings and here’s wishing you and your “clan” a most extra-ordinary 2012.


  19. Amanda Painter response via email says:

    Thank you so much for this.  I’ve listened a couple times already and I hear many affirming things each time.  I will be listening to it/hearing it, I’m sure, for many months.  

    Astrology, for me, has always been about affirmation.  I’m experiencing everything and it’s nice to be reminded that it is the “way”.

    Thanks again and enjoy the wave!


  20. Amanda Painter via email says:

    Hello Eric,

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do! This report confirms and tells me to keep on going forward and trusting myself. Huge change is happening and since 1997 through to the recent past has been a healing crisis for me and I am ready to move on! My self esteem took a huge whack and my ability to trust but trusting in me has made all the difference. I have survived cancer twice, have shed a lot of the old and am so happy about my present and the hope for the future and my role to play. Trust is the operative word and self love propelling me forward!

    Be well and actualize your dreams!


  21. Amanda Painter response to Aquarius Birthday Report says:

    Dear Eric,

    I have no idea how you do it, but you give me the feeling that you express your astrology specifically for me.

    It’s just so to the spot, almost every time, your intuition coupled with clear and passionate expression is priceless.

    Thank you, you found your mojo, that’s for sure :)


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