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April 21 – May 21
Ruling Planets: Venus
Symbol: The Bull
Strength: Powerful, Steadfast, Determined, Loving
Spirit: Careful and Conservative Leadership, Patient, Pragmatic, Dependable
Keywords: Strong-willed, Earthy, Romantic, Lover of Beauty
Soul message: “I accomplish”
A Few Words about Taurus
The glyph for Taurus is the Bull, and, in metaphoric terms, it describes you to a T. The archetypal Taurus is strong, steady, independent, earthy, stubborn, and powerfully sexual. Taurus is also a favorite of the Gods/Goddesses as bulls abounded in ancient fertility rites and sacred ceremonies. Even the magical Minotaur who guarded the Divine Mother’s secrets in the Labyrinth of Crete was reputedly a bull of mythic proportion and mystical powers.
You were born knowing you’re a natural leader, and it’s sometimes hard for you to understand why the world doesn’t just let you get on with that. Your deliberate, inexorable strength and pragmatism seem so blatantly sensible to you, it’s annoying that people sometimes choose to oppose you and resist your plans. “How silly of them” you say to yourself as you dig in your hooves and use your stubborn persistence to make things work as you believe they should.
Your stubbornness is legendary, as you well know. When provoked or opposed, you paw the earth, stand your ground, and woe befalls anyone foolish enough to wave the red flag of battle before you. You make a great and loyal friend or implacable enemy as your indomitability can be a mighty two-edged sword.
A Romantic Heart
Venus rules you, Taurus dear, so you’re just as loving as you are hardworking and tenacious. You need beauty around you like you need air to breathe and food to eat. A traditional home with gracious, elegant appointments feeds your soul, and your stability-quotient demands an orderly life with routines you can count on.
Simple and complex pleasures enchant you: the joys of a beautiful home, a warm, welcoming hearth, a loving relationship, and lots of fine food and drink. These are, in great measure, the components of Taurean contentment.
You crave comfort and pleasure to sooth you. Green pastures make you feel replete and satisfied as do greenbacks, for the Taurean also loves the accumulation of possessions and money. Conservative by nature, you understand that to make money isn’t enough; you must be able to keep money and make it grow.
You tend to excel as financiers, merchants, builders, dealers, and indeed any profession that offers an orderly means to acquire power, money, and status the old-fashioned way. Hard work is your métier.
Taurus This May
A word to the wise, my dear Taurean: your comfortable and comforting belief systems may be in for a bit of a jolt this month. Truth is, this cosmic shake-up and discomfort is actually good for you, but you may have a hard time accepting that as your comfort zone is breached. You prefer calm to the kind of shake-ups you may be experiencing as Uranus upends things for you (and much of humanity!), so new ideas and growth patterns can emerge.
You’ll re-examine some lifelong beliefs and maybe get pushed into changing some. It’s all for the best, but it may take a while before you see it that way. Be brave and stalwart (two of your excellent traits of character), and you’ll come out a winner.
Now for the good news: on the 15th, when Venus (your ruler) enters your sign, people may find a way to acknowledge your genius, and, on the 18th, promising companions may come into your world.
Best days: 4, 5, 31 Challenging days: 15, 16
May Insights for the Rest of the Zodiac
May 22 to June 21
Your busy brain is taking a deep breath and slowing down a touch this month which, oddly enough, cheers you up! Yes, I know that finances can be a bit of a bumpy road right now, but if you’ve done your homework and path-work these past few months, you’ll see that all’s well, and you’ll soon be on an even keel again.
Now for the good news: you’ll enjoy friends, lovers, and partnerships this month, and others will be enjoying your charming company. So, why not commit to having some fun frivolling and enjoying the fact that so many people want to bask in the company of your Gemini charms?
When Mars arrives in your sign on the 15th, you’ll feel re-energized, and, on the 21st, your energy begins to match your zesty spirit again.
Best days: 6, 7 Challenging days: 19, 20
June 22 to July 22
Watch for an old pattern to pop up to annoy you this month, my friend. Think of it as an opportunity to finally see how you’ve been short-circuiting yourself without meaning to. When you figure out the how and why of the repeating pattern, you’ll know how to tackle and overcome it once and for all.
My advice, as a fellow Cancerian, is to be confident and don’t hide in your shell to brood. Also, try not to get lost in caregiving all your energies to others. Right now, you should to save your energies for understanding your own need to nurture yourself for a change. You may be pleasantly astounded to realize how hard you’ve been on yourself while lavishing softness on others. On the 15th, Mars arrives for 7 weeks to rev up your engine and bring you public praise. The Scorpio Moon on the 18th could even bring love.
Best days: 8, 9 Challenging days: 19, 20
July 23 to August 23
If an old health issue rears its head this month, please know it’s signaling you to make needed changes and take better care of yourself. Your heart and joints need you to pay more attention to their needs right now. Give Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Qi a chance to gently get you moving. Movement, however sporadic or unorthodox, can be a powerful tool for health. It doesn’t have to be regimented or at a gym; a walk in the park, a swim in the sea, or anything that gets you off the chaise and into the fresh air has the potential to do wonders for body and psyche. “Movement is life; stasis is the opposite” say the Chinese sages who happen to know a great deal about body, mind, and spirit. So this month, give yourself the vitality your body is craving.
After all, the spotlight will be on you after the 21st, and you’ll probably be recognized as the leader you are. Prepare for your photo-op!
Best days: 10, 11, 12 Challenging days: 24, 25
August 24 to September 23
You feel pulled in two directions by your career right now, don’t you? Or, maybe you really are working at two jobs these days! One way or another, you’re overworked and a bit overwhelmed; so, here’s a hint that may help. If you do one or the other kind of work from home, that’s the one to concentrate on for optimal results. You may be feeling that being your own boss is more productive now (if so, you’re right!) The homework may need a tweak or two, but it’s under good aspects now. So, go with the flow.
Mars will give you oomph and focus later this month, and networking after the 21st can bring home the bacon.
Best days: 13, 14 Challenging days: 26, 27, 28
September 24 to October 23
You’re dying for a wild adventure, aren’t you, ravenous for excitement, newness, travel, and a bit of wild fling? Except, money and a specific destination aren’t immediately available, and that’s frustrating. Not to fret! Don’t get in over your head on spending. Why not do a staycation, a time off from the ordinary sturm und drang of life? Kick up your heels and give yourself time to have fun near to home, so you don’t have to break the bank. You might be surprised at how much more creative and less frustrated you feel after even a few days of behaving frivolously and seeking out some fun near home you haven’t tried before. It’s all about freedom, not about where that freedom happens!
Best days: 15, 16 Challenging days: 1, 2, 3, 29, 30
October 24 to November 22
Money concerns may be driving you nuts right now, and, if so, you need to take a deep breath, revisit some past monetary decisions with a clear eye, and look objectively at your spending and investing patterns until a clearer picture emerges. You can smooth it all out soon, but right now you need to distract yourself from the fray to give your mind a respite. Letting money make you manic right now is not the right course of action. Breathe deeply and know you’re usually very good at monetary matters; this little snag is temporary.
The Scorpio full moon on the 18th illuminates your achievements, and the Sun is in your relationship sector, boosting your libido. You might also get to travel before July 1; so, all in all, this could be a very good month.
Best days: 17, 18 Challenging days: 4, 5, 31
November 22 to December 22
Relationships may be driving you a little batty right about now. But, crazy as this may sound, concentrating on work and letting these relationship issues slide for a few weeks may be your best bet. If you focus on what you’re good at, you won’t be tempted to overthink these problems. If you can relax about what’s feeling confusing, most of it will resolve itself shortly. Breathe. Do your thing. Sidestep drama. Visualize smooth sailing with your significant others, because thoughts become things; if you can manage to imagine smooth sailing right now, you can actually make that happen. Some hidden expectations may be revealed after the full moon on the 18th which could give you a chance to smooth out the turbulent tides of love.
Best days: 19, 20 Challenging days: 6, 7
December 23 to January 20
Yes, there is some tension in the air around you this month, my friend. Home, relationships, and even the work that you’re usually so good at can stir up some agitation and discomfort. But oddly enough, it’s good for you. It clears the air, lets some new light in, and ultimately helps you see clearer and feel better.
So, do your best to go with it. Beyond all the irritation, this is a really productive time for you, and you know how much you love productivity!
Around May 18th, a life-changing deal or something monumental( like a marriage proposal or something of equal magnitude) might make you especially cheery.
Best days: 21, 22, 23 Challenging days: 8, 9
January 21 to February 19
You may be on circuitry-overload this month and trying to do too much. Social overload, work overload, and obligation overload are combining to weigh you down. Try not to over-promise or over-extend yourself. Your body wants some attention paid to its needs and desires. If you can slow down and smell the flowers, at least metaphorically, the results will help on all levels of life. Pushing yourself to exhaustion, mental, physical, and emotional, won’t help you accomplish your goals. However, stepping back and giving yourself a break will definitely help you achieve what you desire.
Now for the good news! Around the 18th, there may be significant recognition for your great work. This could be a time to host a fab soiree that will showcase all your aesthetic treasures and delights as it gives you a chance to network brilliantly.
Best days: 24, 25 Challenging days: 10, 11, 12
February 20 to March 20
I know, dear Pisces. You feel overwhelmed and spread far too thin. Am I right? Your attention is divided and your efforts feel scattered, which just makes you want to climb into bed and pull up the covers.
This month, you need to rest your body and brain. You need to give yourself as much self-healing as you can muster, and it wouldn’t hurt to seek out a guide or guru who can help with all that.
Meditation. Yoga. Qi Gong. Tai Qi. A Buddhist Temple around the corner. Deep breathing. A day or two at the beach. Whatever you can muster to help you find your center is what you really need now.
You’re the best dreamer in the Zodiac. This month, you need to conjure up some beautiful visions of a peaceful, happy, healthy, and relaxed future. Pisceans are quite capable of walking exactly into the vision they’ve created for themselves.
Best days: 26, 27, 28 Challenging days: 13, 14
March 21 to April 20
Jupiter in Sagittarius is opening up doors and windows for you to slip through. As new trails appear, you can follow your dreams. Your creativity and strategic mind are at the top of their game this month, and Venus is helping you attract attention and admirers.
Don’t be put off by any curve balls you may have to dodge. The unexpected challenges this month are blessings in disguise. If something isn’t working just right, don’t try to force the issue. Instead, turn your boundless energy into acknowledging the pleasures of being alive and highly skilled in all the areas of life you need to succeed. The Scorpio full moon on the 18th could nail a long-term deal. So, hang in there and expect only the best to happen. Remember, thoughts become things.
Best days: 1, 2, 11, 12 Challenging days: 17, 18, 22, 23
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