Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
This month your ruling planet Venus moves out of Aries, your previous sign, where it’s been for most of the time since early February. Before it does so, however, Venus teams up with the powerful Saturn-Uranus pair, a key feature in this year’s astrology.
You may have learnt something amazing over the last few months and understand more about what freedom means to you or how you benefit from time spent alone. The 1st and 3rd are key dates this month to gain self-insight and understanding. Look deep within and know where and why you’re ready to cut ties or break loose.
Once Venus leaves Aries on the 6th, it enters your sign of Taurus and remains here until early July. This is gorgeous for you to have your ruling planet in your sign and strong. So make the most of it. Do more of what you love, be sensual, be wholly Taurus. Yours is a down-to-earth sign that enjoys life’s luxuries and natural pleasures.
If you’ve spent most of this year so far feeling as if you’re running on empty or chasing to catch up, it’s time to slow down the pace and make the most of what you have. Venus in Taurus only receives positive planetary aspects this month which suggests that other people are on your side and your persuasive skills are top-notch.
Plus, this isn’t about doing things on your own which may have been a key feature of the last few months. Instead, support and advice is there if you’re willing to ask for it and teaming up with other people to brainstorm and share ideas could prove highly beneficial.
One of the best dates this month is the 9th and it starts for you with an easy connection between Venus, your ruler, and Mars, your partner planet. Mars enters Cancer and your communication sector on the 4th where it remains until mid-July so reach out to others now. This is a symbol of team-work, togetherness, community and companionship.
Cancer rules activities close to home so explore your local community and see what’s happening close to where you live. This isn’t the time to hide away but to extend beyond your own personal world and start to do things differently.
Cancer rules your siblings and neighbours so be sociable and make a point of connecting with others. Sometimes all it takes is a smile or a simple question to start the ball rolling.
Money too is a key feature of June’s astrology as there’s plenty going on in the sign of Gemini ruling your personal money, your values and possessions. The Sun is here until the 21st and communication planet Mercury is strong in Gemini from the 6th to the 21st.
So line up some important meetings and make a conscious effort to sort out your finances, to negotiate, to talk money. If you’re a typical Taurus who loves trade, wheeling and dealing, this is prime time to harness your inner Del Boy and make some money in the process.
The Full Moon on the 9th takes place in Sagittarius and cuts across the financial axis of your chart. On the same day, lucky planet Jupiter turns direct in Libra and your work sector. Put the two together and this could be a turn-around date for your financial good fortune.
Network your socks off, put in an application, ask for a promotion. It’s an excellent date for taking a risk and playing big. The cosmic line-up is quite extraordinary on the 9th so ensure you’re in the thick of the action.
You haven’t quite got rid of Saturn however, the responsible planet that’s been slowing down your joint finance potential for some time. Saturn’s in action on the 15th and 18th as it opposes first the Sun and then Mercury in Gemini.
This isn’t quite so smooth as Saturn often represents an obstacle or road-block. You’ll have to come up with new ways of getting around an old problem or negative energy but don’t give up. Venus, your ruler, is in persuasive form on the 20th and 24th. Talk to your friends for inspiration or advice and if necessary get legal advice if you need it.
The Solstice promises good news, an important meeting or interview. This takes place on the 21st, the day when the ‘sun stands still’, the meaning of the word Sol-stice. It’s the midpoint of the year when an important shift takes place as the earth tilts on its axis. Long days will grow shorter or short days will grow longer depending where you live.
On the day of the Solstice, the Sun enters Cancer and your communication sector but it’s not alone. The Sun is quickly joined by communication planet Mercury and they make a powerful conjunction on the same day.
This is brilliant for ideas, meetings, plans. Get talking and you can swiftly find a way to turn a No into a Yes. Plus three days later on the 24th, there’s a New Moon in Cancer, a symbol of new beginnings.
This is an excellent date to initiate an important conversation or to ask for what you want. Bear in mind that June’s theme is about togetherness for you, working alongside other people to fulfil your own and their needs.
You need to ensure that you can get from A to B quickly and it’s a good date to update your transport, change your commute or invest in new technology. Other people will want to hear what you have to say and will appreciate your willingness to be flexible.
You may find that more than one person in your life turns to you this month for help or inspiration. Be their sounding board and the rewards will swiftly follow.