Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
Your ruling planet Venus is in Sagittarius and your joint finance sector as November begins. This is a peak period to trust your intuition when it comes to money matters. Venus teams up with Uranus in the most hidden sector of your child on the 5th and this is a positive date for you when love and money are linked.
More importantly however, do what feels right with regard to money matters. This is the ideal date to be spontaneous, to make a big hearted gesture, to invest or speculate. Venus remains in Sagittarius until the 12th but on the same date communication planet Mercury enters Sagittarius. The baton is passed from one to the other.
Yet there will be times this month when you feel less sure about finances, when you find you’re standing on unsteady ground. This is because of the planet Neptune which squares key planets in Sagittarius. In addition, Neptune changes direction in the zodiac on the 20th and the period from the 18th to the 20th is especially shaky.
Neptune can represent illusion, viewing reality through a veil. It’s linked to seduction and it’s not clear cut or honest, especially when it is linked to money matters. So be wary of what comes your way in this mid-month period. Saturn remains in your joint finance sector which means it’s important to use your common sense and your business head when making financial decisions.
The other important date to note with regard to money matters is the 29th when there’s a New Moon in Sagittarius, representing new beginnings. This is a positive date for finances, whether you’re agreeing a new financial deal or you’re ready to invest in a major purchase.
Neptune’s influence still lingers a little so be practical and keep your feet on the ground when it comes to money. It’s also important not to let fear or doubt take hold with regard to money matters. Instead use Neptune’s creative influence to visualise and come up with new ideas to help improve your finances.
The other important factor to note with Neptune is that this planet rules compassion and is often linked to charitable gestures, fundraising and events. You might be in a situation where you want to let go of some of your assets and play a philanthropic role in life. Trust is essential now in learning about the flow of giving and receiving.
One area of your life where you will want to invest your time, energy and money is related to the bigger picture, what next in your life. Action planet Mars remains in your fellow earth sign of Capricorn until the 9th, highlighting your travel and study sector. More importantly for you however, your ruling planet Venus also enters Capricorn on the 12th where it remains until the end of the month.
So this is a key month of the year to start thinking about your next steps and make some concrete plans for your year ahead. Allow yourself to dream, be inspired by other people in your life and sign up to your next big adventure. The 19th is a gorgeous date in this respect.
Especially towards the end of the month, you might be faced with a situation where you have to make a clear choice between two opposites. This is because of the major planetary aspect which takes place on the 24th between Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn.
Jupiter in Libra represents balance and harmony, your everyday life, your regular routine. Pluto in Capricorn lights up your travel and study sector and your own planet Venus is pulled into the mix. So you could have a battle on your hands, a struggle, working out how to keep doing your job or commit to your daily habits versus taking a big leap in life, doing something adventurous and different.
Whatever takes place in the last week of November could test your faith, your belief that everything will turn out right in the end. You might have to decide what’s most important to you as you recognise that you can’t have everything. Weigh up your options carefully because this theme will continue into 2017 when Jupiter and Pluto meet twice more in the heavens.
What might help right now is the knowledge that action planet Mars enters Aquarius and your career sector on the 9th where it will remain until mid-December. So this is a positive period for your career and vocation, a time when you can make progress and get ahead.
Aquarius is the sign linked to technology and groups so bear this in mind as you move forward. This is potentially a forward thinking, progressive time of year when you can change what you’re doing in a way that benefits you and other people.
The other important area of your life that is highlighted this month is love and relationships. As November begins communication planet Mercury and the Sun are both in Scorpio and your opposite sign. Mercury remains here until the 12th and the Sun until the 21st.
This means that all forms of partnership are powerful right now, both personal and professional. Scorpio is an extreme sign, so this isn’t about casual relationships or acquaintances. Instead it’s about a soulmate connection, getting to know someone on a deep level.
You might feel that love is not for you or you might doubt that you’ll find the right kind of partner. Yet life could have other plans for you and when the Full Moon on the 14th cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac, your relationships are under the spotlight.
This is a gorgeous time for love when someone you’re close to is able to nurture you and care for you in the way you desire. The Moon in Taurus is a safe harbour and this month’s Full Moon offers you emotional security.