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Taurus (Apr 20 to May 20)



Beware an unannounced cameo appearance by the green-eyed monster today, Bull! With expressive Mercury in your eighth house of intense emotions linked up with impulsive Uranus in your unconscious twelfth house, you're at risk for slipping into self-pity mode. If you find yourself envying others' adventurous lives or work advancements, snap yourself out of jealousy mode. These are people you care about, so honor their achievements—and then, let them inspire you to take the steps you need for an (even) more fulfilling life.

It's great to be recognized, but are you getting attention for the right reasons, Taurus? Wednesday's quarter moon in Virgo and your fifth house of fame and romance helps you assess. With your can-do personality—and stellar planning skills—people often rely on you for more practical tasks. But in your willingness to be helpful you may be relegating yourself to the wrong category. Make sure the people you deal with—bosses, colleagues, romantic partners, relatives—are aware of where your ambitions lie. That way you won't wind up in the administrative department when you'd rather work in creative or get shuffled into the friend zone when it's love you're after. Give your glam squad a buzz this week, too. This quarter moon calls for a few modest upgrades to your image. No need to dye your bronde locks blue here; but maybe you try a sleek bun instead of #IWokeUpLikeThis waves. A little polish goes a long way and might be good reason to stage a photo shoot. While you're at it, give your social media profiles a sprucing up. Take down outdated (or borderline inappropriate) posts and refuel with some new 'grams and timeline updates.

On Friday, your ruler, love planet Venus, heads into Scorpio and your seventh house of partnerships until December 30. Relationships—the ones that really count—could go through some interesting (and potentially dramatic) shape shifts before the year is through. With Venus in this committed zone of your chart, you'll crave certainty, privacy, and exclusivity. Get creative about firming up the structures of your most important unions. You don't just have to plug yourself into some traditional model, Taurus, or follow the script that's been handed to you (as much as you love the tried-and-true). But you DO need to have clear agreements and a mutual sense of expectations, so that everyone is on the same page. It can't hurt to approach these conversations with a certain gravitas so your partner knows just how serious (and into them) you are. If you're single, this heavenly transit could light the path to a soulmate, someone who is not only affectionate and dependable, but truly tapped in to the same spiritual values as you. You can grow with this person, even if the lessons aren't the easiest: But isn't that one of love's greatest gifts? Forgo the "Yes, Dear" snooze-fest and give someone who challenges you —and sets your soul on fire—a chance. If you're feeling the heart-pull, it's probably your cue to suspend outmoded ideas on love and relationships. Translation: Check those control freak tendencies. Love requires co-creators not dictators.


Speaking of power-struggles, brace yourself for the weekend. On Sunday, molten Mars locks into a combative square with conspiratorial Pluto. You may get the hunch that someone is hiding information from you, even plotting behind your back. Before you go charging after that red cape, do some investigative work. Although Pluto can bring some shady vibes, he's parked in your ninth house of authenticity. Sitting people down for an honest conversation might be all you need to do to get to the heart of the matter. Give them the benefit of the doubt before flinging accusations. They may be hiding information from you out of fear or shame. Look at your part in the matter, too. If you've been judgmental or harsh in the past, it's understandable why they might be a little timid about opening up. Make sure you can be a "safe space" for any revelations that arise—otherwise take a time out from anyone who annoys you until cooler heads prevail. Stress could also peak under this transit—a sign that you've piled too much on your plate. Outsource, decline offers and streamline your schedule. Then, hit the gym hard to dial back the stress.


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Time to make some year-end power moves, Taurus. Until December 21, the Sun is in Sagittarius, your eighth house of mega-mergers and shared wealth, helping you keep a laser-focus on your partnerships, both emotional and financial. If you've got a goal you want to meet before the calendar turns, your willpower will be unparalleled (think: charging bull). Focus and apply yourself now. When it comes to your money, you may research ways to make it grow—but by working smarter, not necessarily harder. You may even explore teaming up with heavy-hitters on lucrative deals and passive income-generating projects that unfold in the new year. The eighth house rules intimacy, sex and the way we share energy in a relationship. Maybe you'll consider buying a home with your honey, or you'll just crave more closeness. The mergers—both personal and professional—that come through now could stand the test of time. Go for the win-win!

On December 11, the Sagittarius new moon brings fresh energy into this financial and sensual zone. You might talk to an angel investor about your startup idea or check in with a financial advisor on a security-building strategy. If you're looking to buy or sell real estate, this new moon will help you take action. Peruse an open house or put your place on the market. On the personal front, take a step toward bonding and allowing yourself to be emotionally vulnerable. Pregnancy and marriage could be on the agenda, too, so you might even go ring shopping or initiate a conversation about a more permanent arrangement. Seeds planted today will blossom over the next six months. Single Bulls could meet someone with soulmate potential or you'll be focused on what you want in a mate. 

But are you ready to get THAT official? The new moon is square freedom-loving Jupiter in Virgo, your fifth house of passion and self-expression. Part of you really WANTS to accept a serious financial offer and/or romantic proposal, but the other part of you likes your independence just the way it is. Think carefully: Are you giving up TOO much—your voice, your freedom, your passion—all in the name of security? Maybe you need a little healthy drama to spice things up and bring back the mystery. The key with squares is to find balance.

Once the Sun enters Capricorn, your expansive ninth house, on December 21, you'll feel a whole lot lighter. Whew! It's time to engage in some blue-sky thinking, widening the boundaries of your world. Book a far-flung trip, peruse classes and workshops for the New Year, jot down plans for an entrepreneurial venture. The vibe shifts from internal and reflective, and you can see limitless possibilities.
On December 25, the Cancer full moon—the year's final supermoon—lights up your third house of communication, helping you shine in conversations and gatherings. You're feeling extra social, so make the rounds of holiday parties. Who's got the eggnog, the glitter, the funniest stories? If you've been suppressing your powerful voice, it's time to clear the air, perhaps with a sibling or close friend. (The stockings are unstuffed today and so are you!) You could also just have a great heart-to-heart catch-up. Since the full moon is trine dreamy Neptune in Pisces, your eleventh house of friendships, there's a soft touch with all your interactions. You crave connection—and you give compassion. Since the eleventh house rules technology, you may find that exciting news reaches you via email or social media. This happy trine helps you take a more-the-merrier approach to the holiday. Invite a pal who's alone this year or combine celebrations. You may be feeling idealistic, too; volunteer for part of the day or make a heartfelt donation to a worthy cause. 'Tis the season!

On New Year's Eve, the moon is in Virgo, your fifth house of romance, fun and full-throttle passion. Pull out all the stops with your festivities—surely, you have a silver mini dress or some other attention-grabbing outfit on hand? You're in a bold mood…ready to be noticed. Perhaps you'll throw the party of the decade. Maybe you'll book a five-course dinner reservation or jet off for a grand getaway. Get creative and let yourself be a little over the top. If you're single, you'll have no shortage of admirers once you start flirting up a storm, or speaking passionately about your plans for the coming year. Bring it, 2016!


What makes a Taurus tick?

Sensual Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. Your sign loves great food, romance and beautiful things. Venus kicks your five senses into high gear, so you are are happiest when surrounded by the best of everything. Satin sheets, gourmet dinners, a glass of red wine, and boom…you’re relaxing into one of your famous, 14-hour naps. Not that you don’t work hard, too. Like a bull, Taurus operates at two speeds: either totally relaxed, or charging headfirst towards a target. You prefer to keep the peace, but when you’re pushed past your limit, watch out! Underneath it all, you just want to be comfortable, and surrounded by life’s finest offerings. Taurus knows what s/he likes, and that’s that. You stick with your opinions, and you don’t change unless there’s a really good reason. You can be stubborn…but on the upside, you’re also loyal and dependable. Just be careful not to get stuck in a safety zone or your life could become stagnant. Take a chance and try something new. Sometimes, change and risk can bring the progress and reward you’re wishing for.

Symbol: The Bull
Element: Earth
Ruling Planet: Venus — the planet of beauty and love
Body Part: Neck, throat, jaw
Good Day: Patient, organized, supportive, romantic, careful, dedicated
Bad Day: Overindulgent, stubborn, lazy, vain, cheap, too cautious
Favorite Things: Photography, the mountains, really good music, really good food, satin sheets
What You Hate: Being rushed, wasting money, dirty things, hotels, mornings
Secret Wish: To own the best of everything
How to Spot Them: Deep and soulful eyes, long and elegant necks, delicate jaw lines
Where You’ll Find Them: Comparing prices on a luxury purchase, singing in a band or choir, working three jobs, displaying paintings at an art gallery

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