Taurus Monthly Horoscope


October 2018

Ready to bring those crisp edges back, Bull? Prepare to optimize your life as the Libra Sun activates your healthy, organized sixth house until October 23. As a methodical earth sign, you really do function best with a simple, streamlined routine, and this month gives you ideal conditions for creating that. Chaos will fade (mostly) into the rearview as you plan and prioritize. Pinpoint the parts of your life that have gotten unwieldy—then delegate, declutter or dive in for a cleanup mission.
 
The Libra new moon on October 8 is particularly prime for starting a new habit, work project or wellness practice. With holiday hedonism on the horizon, regular exercise and clean eating will help balance out the impending temptations that will be way too good to resist. Want to get more in tune with the rhythms of your spending patterns, health and time management? There's an app for that; install a few! The sixth house rules service, so look for volunteer opportunities or initiate a giving drive at work. Bonus points if you round up a few friends and turn your do-gooding into a social occasion. Since pets also fall under this new moon's domain, pay attention to the unconditionally loving critters in your life. If you're thinking of adopting, start your search!
All of this grounding (if unsexy) stuff will have a secondary benefit: to distract you from your ruling planet, Venus, turning retrograde October 5 to November 16. The galactic guardian of love, sensuality and harmony shifts gears for six weeks every 18 months, a time when humanity's graciousness can go AWOL. Venus will reverse through Scorpio and your seventh house of partnerships until October 31, then it will back into Libra and your sixth house of work and wellness for the duration.
 
This month, you could struggle to feel in sync with your closest peeps, especially in love. But don't despair: repair! Take this as a cosmic cue to lean in closer and make some proactive changes. Direct communication is always good, but with gentle Venus on the lam, you'll want to don a pair of kid gloves before you start ladling out the truth serum. For some Bulls, a little separation might be the only thing that helps one or both of you cool down and regain perspective. Retrogrades are notorious for bringing back people from the past, and you could see an old flame or work rival resurface. What might this person have to teach or reflect back to you, Taurus? Professionally, this could be a tricky time if you're negotiating contracts or working on a joint project. The other party could seem ruthless, rude or fickle. Take your time and make sure everyone is being treated humanely.
 
Luckily, you'll get a bit of cosmic counterbalance starting October 23, when the Sun enters Scorpio and your zone of dynamic duos for a month. Forget about using that old "Screw people—I'll just do it all myself!" strategy. The stars will insist that you encircle yourself with a few true-blue souls who have your back through it all. (You may need each other for a little extra support if Venus retrograde starts acting up!)
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In the midst of any interpersonal drama, the stars will cut through with a blaring PSA: You're awesome, Taurus! That message blasts over the lunar loudspeaker on October 24 as the year's only Taurus full moon casts its brightest beams on your first house of self and independence. If you've been focusing too much on what THEY did/said/thought, switch to your front-facing mental camera and put all that attention back on yourself. A big idea that's been percolating since your birthday could also come together powerfully, perhaps with some public recognition and applause. If you've been letting others lean too heavily on you or have been putting their needs before your own, don't be surprised if you get a surge of righteous anger that prompts you to (finally) say, "Enough!" 
 
If you celebrate Halloween on October 31, be aware that the night could get a bit intense. With the moon in Leo and your sensitive, domestic fourth house, you might opt for a chill house party (or pass out candy to the tiny revelers) since you'll be a bit of an emotional sponge, especially with the moon in a testy square (90-degree angle) to the Sun. Venus, still retrograde, will also make a jarring opposition to unpredictable Uranus in Taurus before backing into Libra and your skittish sixth house in November. Under these impulsive skies, your moods could be extra temperamental, so if you do venture out, make sure you feel grounded and supported.

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