Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
The start of the month could bring an important turning point with regard to love and relationships. This is because two key planets move back into Scorpio and your relationship sector on the 1st and 2nd of the month respectively.
Firstly, communication planet, Mercury enters Scorpio on the 1st, although in retreat. Mercury is retrograde until the 6th, i.e. on go slow. The other planet is your ruler, Venus, which returns to Scorpio on the 2nd and remains here all month.
This is significant because Venus has already been in Scorpio from September 9th to October 31st. Venus turned retrograde in Scorpio on October 5th, taking you down into the underworld.
Back in Scorpio, this feels as if there’s a chance for resolution, to sort out issues from the past.
Wait until Mercury turns direct for the big conversations but start to look at what needs to happen with regard to love or close relationships in your life. Scorpio is ideal for a heart-to-heart and tackling taboo issues head-on. This might be about sex, money, power and control.
Venus is traditionally weak in Scorpio and yet, this is a fierce placing for the planet representing women. Also, Venus is now a morning star and in mythology this is the warrior woman. Whatever your focus this month, show you mean business and create powerful partnerships in your life. Venus has support from the slower-moving planets this month on the 16th, 21st and 28th.
Your partner planet is Mars and Mars is currently in another water sign, Pisces. Therefore, be guided by your emotions in the month ahead and do what feels right. Love and friendship are linked as Pisces rules friends and group activities in your horoscope. You may be leaning on friends more than usual this month or perhaps you and your other half are out and about socialising.
If this is true for you, being around other people will bring you closer, unless there’s any scandal or intrigue lurking. There’s a Mars/Neptune conjunction in Pisces on the 7th and this is a seductive combination.
Pisces has a reputation for being slippery, so be careful you don’t get embroiled in any scandals or shady goings-on. Or perhaps it’s your partner who’s being lead astray. Events in the first week of December will reveal more. It’s worth remembering with Neptune that everything is not what it seems. This is the planet of illusion and enchantment after all.
Bypass any scandal and you could have a ball with your friends this month. Parties where the drink’s flowing or film nights in can create friends for a lifetime. Planets in water signs are about deep connections rather than superficial and fake friendships. Aim for intimacy and loyalty.
Money is also under the cosmic spotlight month with a host of key planets moving through Sagittarius and your joint finance sector. The Sun’s here until the 21st, talk planet Mercury returns to Sagittarius on the 12th and expansive Jupiter is here until the end of next year.
What takes place now could prove to be a highlight for money matters. There’s a New Moon in Sagittarius on the 7th, a symbol of new beginnings and an excellent date to set your intentions around money. Plan your budget for the festivities, for example, or line up some audacious money goals for 2019.
The 20th/21st are especially lively and potentially lucky. The Sun in Sagittarius makes a strong connection to spontaneous Uranus in Aries on the 20th and Mercury and Jupiter unite in Sagittarius on the 21st.
Mercury and Jupiter together often bring good news. This would be an excellent date to gift someone close and look out for a money opportunity coming in. This might be a return on investment, an inheritance, a bonus or repayment. Also, if you sowed seeds last month when Mercury retrograde teamed up with Jupiter on November 27th, this is when those seeds can flourish and grow.
It’s an excellent time to think big with regard to money, take risks and dare to speculate. Look ahead because Sagittarius is a visionary star sign, ideal for long-term planning. There’s a strong entrepreneurial feels to your stars this month. Perhaps, you grow a bumper crop if you run your own business or play the stock market.
As a Sun Taurus, you have oodles of common sense and down-to-earth practical ability. As long as you keep hold of your earth sign nature, look at ways of improving your wealth and be open to abundance. A Christmas gift this year could be extra special, whether you’re the one giving or receiving.
There is one proviso and that’s not to mix money with friendship. Do your own thing and get expert advice when necessary.
On the 21st, the day of the Solstice, the Sun enters Capricorn, another earth sign. This is about planning adventures and new experiences, especially linked to travel and study. Almost immediately, there’s a Full Moon on the 22nd which cuts across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac.
This would be a good date to travel or spend the weekend somewhere different. It’s an excellent time for community ventures and gathering together with people locally and getting into the festive spirit. If you’re taking a workshop or course this weekend, that too would fit your astrology. Get out and about and make the most of life.
On the 25th, Christmas Day, the Moon is in Leo and the star sign which rules your home and family. This feels merry and cheerful for hanging out with the ones you love and making the most of the festivities.
Fast-forward to the 31st, New Year’s Eve, and the Moon is in Scorpio and your relationship sector a good date to be with the one you love. Draw up some new and exciting plans for the two of you in the year ahead.
Wishing you a happy and peaceful festive season, whatever your faith and however you choose to celebrate.