TaurusApril 20 - May 20
Taurus, it’s time to share. A tension between Mercury (planet of communication) and Mars (planet of action) means you might have the feeling something needs to be released. Whether it’s a case of having a good, long conversation with yourself – or someone else… now is the time to get anything and everything off your chest. Rather than feeling dread about it, tap into that sense of empowerment that comes from standing firmly in your truth. Only you can possibly know exactly what your needs are, and when they’re being unmet. Maybe it’s the opposite! If you feel called to express gratitude and love for another, go with it. Either way, vulnerability tends to be the birthplace of wonderful things.
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Key Themes: ‘Aha’ moments, relationships work, truth and honesty, fear as a tool for healing
Taurus, as the north lunar node has been in your sign since January, you’re on a particularly strong journey of transformation this year.
You’ve likely faced a lot of challenges, and grown exponentially from them. It’s not over, and this month the universe is inviting you to embrace – rather than resist – this process of personal evolution.
As one of the zodiac signs is most averse towards discomfort, chaos and instability… this could seem a little unnatural. Yet, the Sun is entering your opposite sign this month (Scorpio), beckoning you to lean into the unknown, with open arms.
On October 2nd, Mercury goes direct in the sign of Virgo, bringing you moments of clarity when it comes to your personal identity. You’re at a point where the universe is inviting you to stop staying small, and to instead cultivate main character energy in your life instead. You’ve got this Taurus, you’re ready. This will also be a good time to shoot your shot, whether that means asking someone out, fixing up your CV, or simply initiating a clarifying conversation.
We have a Full Moon in Aries on October 9th, which will bring you some spiritual fire. This will be a bit of a portal for you – so use it wisely. Connect with your guides, spirit, God or whatever you name your higher guidance. Not only will this bring you some clarity regarding your next steps, it will also further open your heart – making the love and beauty around you that much more visible.
October 23rd sees Saturn going direct in Aquarius, and for you Taurus this shifts your sector of career and financial abundance back into a higher gear. You may have experienced some bumpiness in these spheres over the last months, but now it’s time to reflect on any lessons and growth that has unfolded. How is your relationship to abundance now? Do you recognize your divine power as the conductor of your own life (including wealth)? Now’s the time to step into that role with a new sense of empowerment.
With Venus and the Sun in Scorpio, as well as a Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 25th – the energy of your opposite sign is going to be strong! Naturally, this can feel a little unintuitive, but there is a huge potential for learning and expansion here. Because this activates your sector of relationships, you’re invited into deep intimacy – whatever that means for you. This could involve really letting your guard down and finally expressing your deepest fears and vulnerabilities to your partner, or a friend. Taurus, your sign does traditionally like to ‘handle things’ on its own, and can be notoriously stubborn when it comes to acknowledging uncomfortable emotions.
Yet, this month – you’re invited to witness the beauty of doing exactly that. Nobody will know the real you, unless you let them in close enough to see it. It takes a lot of trust and bravery, but it’s only from here: that real, loving and authentic relationships can begin to bloom.
Exploring your fears around eclipse time with grace, patience and softness will be incredibly healing for you Taurus. What we ignore, suppress and reject – simply builds up and calcifies us from the outside out. Doing this work really will be one of the most important tasks of your year.
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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.