The Green Man is tradition, your tradition, Taurus. Like you, he tirelessly tends the land. Like you, he does this off of his own back, often receiving thanks from none. Each and every year it’s his green thumb that brings in the harvest that nourishes the masses. This is the job of the Green Man and no matter how discouraged he may become with it, his element is earth and so he keeps on doing what he does.
Perhaps those of you with planets in Taurus can relate?
If so, take heart. It is through the earthy energy of Taurus that you give form and definition to life, your life. Like the Green Man, you can’t do this for others. You must do it to satisfy yourself. If you expect reward, these energies will turn against you. You are lost when you give form to the values of others.
Value is nothing until you put a price on it and it seems that in our society the Green Man pays an extortionate price; he is old, poor, unfed, and unappreciated. All his contemporaries drive Mercedes. He does not.
Yet aren’t material success and personal fulfilment assured to everyone who tries? Some say we can’t have both. I say we can’t afford not to. The Green Man just retired.
Traditionally earth planets and houses show how you make money and achieve your ambitions. From birth, you’re told ‘the sky is the limit’. Is that what post-modern life is all about? We’re told that good old-fashioned work has no place for airy ideals. Yet this contravenes magic Neo-Platonic philosophy). Manifestations on the material plane are reflections of subtle changes in the ‘ideal’ plane.
In Gardman’s story, the Green Man told Christ he couldn’t go to heaven because
‘…the earth is my element. This is my tragedy. I am not yours. I am bound and tied.’
 The Windrush Press (1998), p. 45.