Cycle: Direct Motion
Dates: May 3rd
Mercury moves forward on May 3rd from Aries then into Taurus May 15th. Things will start to sort themselves out in the areas of new beginnings in business, money, material possessions, personal resources, worth/value. It won’t be so difficult to have a positive attitude about what can be offered on a personal level and the ability to potentially increase finances. Now is the time to be more open and responsive to the input of others, avoiding the temptation of stubbornly holding onto stagnant ways of thought. Time and effort should be put into reinventing one’s image, especially connected to Natural beauty in any way.
Bear in mind there are still three other planets retrograde for a few more months, therefore it’s still wise to take everything one step at a time.
Money: Going back to an old familiar structure of work, business or study, isn’t going to create the improvements you desire. It would be wiser to stay where you are and work with existing gains and accomplishments. Moving won’t help either because Mercury is retrograde December 19th - January 8th and Jupiter (expansion and travel), retrograde February 6th - June 9th. While Jupiter is retrograde try to improve relationships with employers/employees, there may also be extra workloads as a result of changes implemented by the “powers-that-be” and partnerships that will be short-lived. When Venus retrogrades March 4th - April 15th in Aries, you’ll need to look at mistakes made as a result of acting on impulse and not thinking things through especially when it comes to money. In particular this is definitely not a time to start a new business/project until the cycle is over. Joint financial partnerships will be under review April 6th - August 25th when Saturn retrogrades. Obviously the foundation of the partnership isn’t as strong as you may think/led to believe and will need attention to detail to find the problems. At the end of this cycle you may want to branch out on your own, which wouldn’t be a bad idea if you’re serious about doing better for yourself. At the same time you’ll have to deal with your own insecurities that really hold you back from “stepping into the unknown” and doing things differently. Playing by the book only works up to a point, then there comes a time when you have to be fearless and take a “leap of faith” into unfamiliar territory. By the end of the year when Saturn also joins Pluto, you’ll be “held back” by the Universe from expanding horizons too far away and if you do, only for a short time. This aspect will prepare you for the eventual “leap” once the cycle is over.
By the end of the year, the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius will be urging you to bring about an extraordinary change/move involving existing career and ambitions. However, past debts, mistakes, people in authority/power, inhibitors and sudden setbacks could get in the way. Ultimately you’ll have to make a supreme effort to free yourself from limitations/restrictions placed on you by others.
Sex: Jupiter in Libra retrograde February 6th - June 9th, indicates you need to work harder at love with those you want to be with on a long-term basis, although even short-term love needs attention too. This is a time to figure things out and come to a better understanding with your partner before you consider going to the next level. When Mercury retrogrades in Virgo August 12th - September 5th, you’ll have to give careful thought about whether or not the love in your life serves your needs or are you with someone just to fill in time? You know the answer deep down but need to face it and deal with it this year. Jupiter moving into Scorpio October 10th for one year, will magnify the best and worst of your love-life and it’s up to you to make it better, because there will be a lot of admirers coming into your life for you to practice.
Power: You may find that some aspect of home, family, foundation of life, no longer works and has to end in February, courtesy of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo. If this occurs make the change as gently/compassionate as you possibly can, without causing too much hurt, harm, pain or sorrow, because of your stubborn need to have your own way without thought of the consequences to others. Also take into consideration there are people in your life who are afraid they’ll be left behind once you do make a move, but the truth of the matter is you can’t be all things to all people or allow them to run your life.
By August you’ll be ready for something new or at least thinking about it and an offer will be presented to you by the end of August. One of your greatest assets this year will be knowing when to move and when to standstill - knowing that astrological cycles help because the Universe brings retrogrades, eclipses etc., for a reason, to highlight areas of life/behavior that are being ignored and need attention.
When Saturn moves into Capricorn for three years December 19th, you’ll feel the need to do some soul-searching, to stop look and listen to your inner voice for direction, or even learn how to do this, because Saturn in a sign is “saying” that the way you’re moving through life isn’t supportive of growth or building a structure for positive outcomes to occur, so you’re being left behind to stagnate. Therefore, 2017 is the year to start exploring internally/externally, especially because Jupiter in Scorpio will bring opportunities to be in the public eye.
TAURUS ZODIAC SIGN
Color: Green, Pink
Day: Friday, Monday
Greatest Overall Compatibility: Scorpio, Cancer
Lucky Numbers: 2, 6, 9, 12, 24
Date range: April 20 - May 20
Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable
Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising
Taurus likes: Gardening, cooking, music, romance, high quality clothes, working with hands
Taurus dislikes: Sudden changes, complications, insecurity of any kind, synthetic fabrics. Practical and well-grounded, Taurus is the sign that harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.
Taurus is an Earth sign, just like Virgo and Capricorn, and has the ability to see things from a grounded, practical and realistic perspective. They find it easy to make money and stay on same projects for years, or until they are completed. What we often see as stubbornness can be interpreted as commitment, and their ability to complete tasks whatever it takes is uncanny. This makes them excellent employees, great long-term friends and partners, always being there for people they love. Earthly note makes them overprotective, conservative, or materialistic at times, with views of the world founded on their love of money and wealth.
The ruler of Taurus is Venus, the planet of love, attraction, beauty, satisfaction, creativity and gratitude. This tender nature will make Taurus an excellent cook, gardener, lover, and artist. They are loyal and don’t like sudden changes, criticism or the chase of guilt people are often prone to, being somewhat dependable on other people and emotions they seem to be unable to let go of. Still, no matter their potential emotional challenge, these individuals have the ability to bring a practical voice of reason in any chaotic and unhealthy situation.
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