Real Quick: Taurus Moon Stats

For my statistical research, I’m in the process of creating one master spreadsheet with everything I need all in one place. It’s… a lot, and it’s taking a lot of time to put together.

But, in exciting news, after working on it for the last few days, I’m finally starting to see some interesting patterns emerge. Namely, I know a ton of Taurus Moons for some reason.

Here’s how all the points and planets I’m tracking (about 30 per person) are distributed:

all data

And here are how the Moon placements specifically are distributed:

moon placements

A whole-ass quarter of them are Taurus? Weird. Theoretically, since the Moon represents one’s feelings and moods, I could understand some folks choosing to surround themselves with people of similar dispositions. This would be especially true for Taurus — given how calm, chill, and consistent they tend to be, it’d make sense for them to find like-minded friends.

Who knows why this is, but I find it super interesting and I’m curious to do more research.

Drained

There’s a lot I want to write about, but whenever I sit down to do it my mind goes blank.

It’s been an emotional few weeks. I’m working on ways to appropriately handle my anger and it’s ugly, but it’s progress. Not only is my natal Mars in chill-as-hell-borderline-lazy Taurus, but it’s in my 12th house, making it hard for me to see.

The 12th house is one of the most challenging houses to explain to newbies — it’s the house of Self-Undoing, which naturally sets off alarm bells to anyone unfamiliar with the term. Alternately, we can call House 12 “That Which is Hidden,” which captures the subconscious, and institutions like hospitals and prisons.

When we say “self-undoing,” we mean the loss of ego into a greater whole. The house preceding it, House 11, is about large communities, our crowd. Communities struggle when there’s too much ego from the individuals within them, and thrive when the individuals come together with a common goal. This common goal requires a loss of ego, requires each person to say, “This is not about me, this is about something bigger.” Ergo, Undoing the Self.

So what does that mean for a 12th house Mars? I’m still working on this myself, but my gut says I am motivated by either a) things that are farthest removed from my own ego and identity, or b) something in my subconscious that is hard for me to pinpoint. Or both! Either way, Mars is already somewhat muted by Taurus energy, so it’s an all-around challenging placement to understand.

The good news is I’m reading and learning about emotions, and better ways to control them. I’ve never been an angry person, but I’m learning now that’s because I’ve always repressed my anger (heyyyy, maybe that’s a 12th house tendency). This will likely be a running theme in my life that I will never fully overcome, but I’m excited to learn how to best manage this placement in an effective, useful way.

Silver lining: Taurus may be slow to start but once they do, they don’t stop. My Mars is not easily activated the way it might be in a Fire sign, but once it is, my willpower is tenacious and resilient. I embrace these qualities, and I am proud.