Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
Your ruling planet, Venus, is about to embark on an extraordinary journey . On the 5th, Venus turns retrograde in your opposite star sign Scorpio and remains on go slow until November 15th. This is a different retrograde theme to Mercury (communication) or Mars (action). Instead, Venus turns your attention inwards and it can be a rich time of self-analysis, learning and deep insight.
Ideally, slow down your life and throw yourself into any activity that enables self-understanding and helps you know more about who you are.This is particularly important with regard to your 1-to-1 relationships as it could be an intriguing and steamy month for love.
Venus in Scorpio is the seductress, the charmer, the femme fatale. This is more about sex and passion than love and equality. You may feel your emotions more fully this month and encounter jealousy, obsession or even a desire for revenge. This Venus wants to go in deep and experience all that life has to offer.
So what does this mean if you’re currently in a relationship or married? For starters, it might be a good month to improve your sex life. Certainly, it’s a time to be open and discuss taboo areas in your relationship or be honest about what you want when it comes to love and sex.
Not talking about things means they go underground and hidden needs are unable to be expressed. This is when illicit behaviour begins or one of you decides to go off and have an affair. Scorpio is the sign of secrets.
Therefore, aim for excitement this month and do things differently when it comes to love and relationships. Be open-minded and adventurous. This fits for Uranus in your star sign Taurus, the planet of change.
Everything gets particularly hot and steamy towards the end of October, close to the Full Moon on the 24th. This is a potent Full Moon when emotions could run high. The Full Moon pulls in Uranus and Venus and together these two planets often coincide with sudden twists and turns in love. A new relationship turns your life upside-down or a wobbly relationship falters and fails.
Key dates to note are the 26th when the Sun and Venus unite in Scorpio and the 31st when Venus opposes Uranus directly. This whole combination signifies highs and lows in the love department. A time when you can learn lots about someone close and may discover a soul-mate connection.
It’s not just about love, however, because Scorpio rules all 1-to-1 relationships in your life. Therefore ,this is about business partnerships and joint ventures too or any significant individual whom you partner with.
You might encounter someone this month who has secret knowledge they want to share with you that can boost your life and theirs. The 29th is a top date for communication when talk planet Mercury teams up with Jupiter in Scorpio. Or perhaps there’s good news and a reason to celebrate for someone close.
You can tackle all things deep and dark when there are a host of planets in Scorpio. You may be exposing secrets from the past or be willing to lay bare taboo behaviour. Ensure your own actions are honest and authentic, however, before you take on any form of corruption or wrong-doing.
Aside from Scorpio relationships, this month enables you to get ahead and make progress at work. Action planet Mars is back in Aquarius and your career sector and moving forwards with confidence. On the 8th, Mars is finally out of its shadow phase, i.e. it reaches the point in the zodiac where it was when it turned retrograde on June 26th.
Career or vocational plans can pick up pace now and this is where to turn your ambition and desire to get ahead. Also, the Sun is in air sign Libra until the 23rd, ruling your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. This is another indication to focus on what’s working well and ensure that your job and routine are as stable and secure as possible.
It’s an excellent month to adopt healthy habits and get organised both at home and in the office. If you want to apply for a new job or line up an interview or important meeting, do so before the 10th when talk planet Mercury is also in Libra.
The 9th would be perfect, because on this day there’s a New Moon in Libra, a symbol of new beginnings. The New Moon phase is excellent for setting intentions and taking the initiative.
You may have to put certain plans on hold this month if things aren’t working out. This could be linked to study or travel. You’ll know more about what this means for you close to the 3rd or 12th.
Later in the month, you may meet the right person who can help you get ahead in these areas. Perhaps a teacher, coach or boss who’s amenable to you going on holiday or gaining new qualifications.
This month, it’s wise to get the right people on your side. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer still with all the Scorpio intrigue that’s going on.