Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Taurus: Happy New Year, Taurus! This month your ruler Venus will be traveling near Jupiter, to align midway through January, which is a wonderful aspect for everyone to feel the love in their hearts expand. It hits a place in your chart having to do with sexual exploration, too, depth of feeling, and binding of ties. Marriage, the crises that precede commitment, are all possibilities here. You could also find financially gifts or unexpected money coming your way with such an aspect. This month there are two Eclipses and they are rather heavy and decisive. The first is a partial Solar Eclipse at 15 degrees Capricorn hitting an objective mental place in your chart, and aligning Saturn with Pluto, the Moon and the Sun. This is a tremendous amount of concentration in this sphere. This Solar Eclipse could find you moving across the world, it could find you beginning to teach somewhere, or starting a new venture that requires constant learning, adjustment, and challenge which will keep you on your toes. Saturn here is a sobering influence that wants to send trickling down roots over what might be soft, unsteady soil, while Pluto pushes for the tenderest, utmost connection to this experience. You might also be coupling with someone and find yourself in that happy, anxiety-ridden period of great adjustment. Either way what’s going on now is the shifting of an entire foundation in your life. Then on the 21st of January there will be a Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse at 0 degrees Leo, pressed into a T-square by the Sun opposite, and Uranus at the tell-end of Aries, just about to come into your own sign of Taurus again. So if you have Taurus rising in early degrees this will hit your axes and be doubly powerful. You might be making significant career moves at this time, as well as personal decisions that will change your entire way of living. Uranus coming into your house of self happens only once in a lifetime. You’re embarking on a period of total self-renewal and transformation. Who you once were is just no longer relevant to your life-path. You have to cut loose, break away from all the old habits, all the old ideas of self. Lunar Eclipses rule endings, so what’s going on now has been forming over time, and now has reached a point of culmination. Who are you? How do you define yourself in this world? What do you stand for? It might be good to ask yourself these questions.