TaurusApril 20 - May 20
These final days of Leo Season are all about checking in with ourselves regarding ways we consciously or unconsciously keep ourselves small. It’s not too late to break out of your comfort zone, you know. Taurus, after a 6-week transit through your sign, Mars will enter Gemini on the 20th, and remain there for 7 months. You’ll be focused on ways you can make more money doing what you love. You’ll also be focused on having more light-hearted experiences after a period of more intense self-examination. Say yes to new adventures that open up to you this weekend. Many many more await!
Key Themes: Refinement, mindfulness, finances, flexibility, staying open to new approaches
Taurus, in the month of August, life is going to feel more grounded than it has done for quite a long time – and you’ll be here for it. The usually explosive Leo season is being slowed and muted by the number of retrogrades currently unfolding. Instead of being about outward expression and momentum – there’s almost more of a reflective yin or inward signature.
On August 4th, Mercury enters Virgo and you’re being invited into a space of detoxification. The sign of Virgo reflects refinement and wellbeing. When in Mercury, the energy is all about the ways that we honor and find balance within our minds. Taurus, you’ll be reminded of simple actions like not checking your phone first thing or last thing in the day to maintain your mental health. Similarly, you might feel more mindful about social media intake, and the kinds of entertainment or conversations that you’re taking in. The focus on health and wellbeing is something that will continue throughout the month, Taurus. Remember: the better you feel, the more equipped and capable you’ll be in navigating and creating your best life.
On the 11th Venus enters the sign of Leo. Because it’s your planetary ruler Taurus, you might start feeling a little bit more confident and ready to express. If you have any creative impulses around this time, you’ll be rewarded for acting on them. Venus is the planet of beauty, and Leo represents the impulse to create. This can be a potent combination!
Almost midway through the month, the Full Moon (August 11th) in the sign of Aquarius will be activating your sector of career finances and physical structures. If this is a realm where you’ve been feeling stagnant, limited or stuck – bringing fresh energies of insight will help you here. Aquarius is the sign of the innovator, and all about new ways of approaching things. As a Fixed sign Taurus, it could feel a little unintuitive for you to step into the unknown, but the air sign’s wisdom reflects that often, this is where expansion lies. A comfort zone can feel great, but most times – nothing grows there.
On August 20th, this theme of flexibility is furthered, with Mars entering the sign of Gemini. Gemini can be known for being notoriously flaky… but it is also a sign that understands duality, and the validity of multiple perspectives. This could trickle into your way of thinking Taurus, and if this is the case, lean into it!
The Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd, to cultivate a sharper sense of focus. Virgo is about refinement, and improvement. This month you’re looking at these themes, alongside career and finances – the whole recipe of which is compounded by a Uranus retrograde on the 24th of August. This retrograde takes place in your sign Taurus. It can be a signature for collective, global shifts regarding economy and resources. Over the course of this transit, we might be seeing established financial paradigms beginning to fall, as well as new opportunities and pathways to abundance. There may not be any clear answers during this time of flux, but that’s okay. Simply staying aware of the fact will help you remain adaptable in the face of change.
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Ruling Planet: Venus, the Planet of Love & Beauty
Where You’ll Find Them: Planting an epic garden, reading a novel, searching for food somewhere
What They Avoid: Small talk, unnecessary outings, and unexpected change
Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is symbolized by The Bull. True to its symbol, Taurus is stubborn and inflexible, but also very loyal and self-aware. Taurus is all about security and practicality. They’re the type of person who can remain grounded and solution-oriented. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the Planet of Connection, and is therefore prone to seeking comfort and indulgence. Since Taurus is a sign of extremes — they vacillate between feeling very motivated and productive to feeling sluggish or complacent. As an Earth sign, Taurus benefits from spending time in nature and connecting with the world around them rather than getting lost in the material world.
Taurus is independent and loves their solitude. Professionally, they’d like a career that allows them to call the shots from behind-the-scenes. Taurus prefers working on their own rather than in a big group — they don’t like having to take direction from others. Many Taurus will end up owning their own business or working from home for this reason. Taurus is also a natural artist, but they sometimes hesitate to fully tap into that side of them because they don’t think it will be as financially secure. The ironic part is that if Taurus invests their self wholeheartedly in what they’re truly passionate about, the money and success often follows.
Taurus must learn to control their anger, because while it takes them a while to really get angry, when they do it’s not pretty. Taurus tends to hold a lot of their true self in, and this can make them hard to get to know. But once a Taurus lets you into their life, you see a side of them they rarely show anyone else. Stay on a Taurus’ good side and you’ll have a loyal friend for life. Taurus cares deeply about their friends and family and will go above and beyond for their well-being, but you have to be deserving of that energy first. Taurus has exceptionally high standards and expectations.
Being ruled by Venus makes Taurus one of the most sensual, romantic signs of the zodiac. But you wouldn’t necessarily know that upon first glance because there is a deeply guarded side to Taurus. They’re cautious of letting new people into their lives, so it will take a very patient and special person to unlock the key to Taurus’ heart and have them let down their guard. Taurus commits to those they love in an intense, often possessive way, so getting in a relationship with a Taurus is not for the faint of heart. You’re either in or you’re out with Taurus — no in-between.