Ready, set, organize! This Monday, April 20, the Sun hunkers down in grounded, stable Taurus for a month, restoring order to our courts. Simplify anything that’s become too complex—but not at the expense of luxury. Tasteful Taurus loves life’s finer things, as long as they have a practical purpose, too. For the past four weeks, Aries has been at the solar-powered helm, making us all quite excitable and frenetic. Now, the rubber meets the road. Which of these innovative Ram-spurred visions can we actually bring to life? With driven Mars and clever Mercury both in Taurus this week, we’ll have plenty have momentum to get our plans in place.
Thinking about speeding to the finish line? Think again. Slow and steady wins the race. Remember: Rome wasn’t built, decorated or feng shui-ed in a day. Before we raise any Doric columns, we need to test the ground and pour the concrete for a solid foundation. Oh, and get a sensible budget in place, too. Waste not, want not, is this week’s motto. Take it one step further and build your visions from a sustainable mindset. Taurus is an earth sign, sprinkling eco-chic elegance through our world. It’s little coincidence that Earth Day falls during Taurus time, this Wednesday, April 22. Forget about orange. Green is the new black between now and May 20. Opt for products from conscientious businesses, support organic farming (and your body) by buying pesticide-free produce, swap chemical-based products for environmentally friendly ones. And simply get out into nature as often as you can. Fresh air may be the magic pill we need to restore our serenity.
On Tuesday, our emotions get a spring-fresh reboot as passionate Mars in Taurus and transformational Pluto in Capricorn form a rare golden triangle—known as a trine. This is the first of a pair of Mars-Pluto trines in 2015; the sequel will occur on October 15. Expect powerful breakthroughs and eye-opening epiphanies this week as sharp Mars will pierce the surface and help us plumb Pluto’s depths. It takes courage to examine our shadows and figure out where our addictions and stumbling blocks lie. But as the 12-Steppers say, “You’re only as sick as your secrets.” The Mars-Pluto trines can explode buried shame and liberate us from that depressing chamber. Owning our issues is the way to ensure that they don’t own us!