2013 Taurus Horoscope Preview
2013 Taurus Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Taurus for the year 2013. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2013 Yearly Horoscopes.
Areas of Expansion in 2013 for Taurus: Finances, Comfort, Possessions, Values, Communications, Learning
Your Taurus 2013 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until June 25, 2013, money, personal possessions, and self-worth continue to expand and grow. Your desire for security and comfort is hearty now, and you'll pursue these things with more confidence and verve. You feel that you deserve more!
This cycle that began in June 2012 is strong for attracting more money from your professional endeavors and for expanding a business. You might also more easily attract support from others (but be careful if you are suddenly in the position to receive, for example, a credit line or sizeable loan - spend wisely). You could be entrusted with others' money, or you could be handling others' resources for profit. The resources of a spouse or partner could help strengthen your own sense of security - some of you could combine resources with someone through a new living arrangement, or otherwise share expenses so that you feel more secure and have more money available to you. You should certainly watch for overspending. May is better for making big-ticket item purchases, if necessary.
Potential negatives: Is it really possible that more money or resources could be negative? Yes, when the attitude towards money is careless. If you are accumulating personal possessions too quickly, this can lead to clutter and disorganization. If you're overconfident about your ability to make money and to continue to do so, then you might take foolish risks, such as borrowing from your future.
From June 25th onward, your communications increase and expand. Your ability and desire to express yourself is greater now, and your personal interests grow. Good fortune with vehicles, transportation, through siblings, and with the communications industry can be experienced during this cycle that runs until July 2014.
Potential negatives: Taking on too many daily activities, communications, new interests, and learning endeavors or studies can be a problem now. Don't overload your plate. The more excessive tendencies of this transit are more likely to be experienced in August and September 2013.
However, for the most part, you are likely to enjoy more opportunities through your communications and contact with others during this cycle in 2013. You could make new friends and feel more connected or part of a group this year. You might find that you travel less or not at all, and that you are busier locally. Your thinking is more upbeat, positive, and forward-looking, and so is the way you express yourself. In fact, this is an excellent time for improving your communication skills and your general attitude or mindset. You are more perceptive and have stronger intuition, especially about people you meet. Communications can be deeper and richer. There can be opportunities through meetings, courses, teaching, and connections made in the neighborhood or through siblings. There can be a bonus or inheritance. Some problems with siblings or neighbors could be put to rest now. Some might return to school or take some courses.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Partnerships
Your Taurus 2013 Horoscope points to areas of contraction, restriction, and necessary "slimming down" in order to test for stable foundations. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth and expansion can run away with itself.
The area of your life that requires a "back to basics" approach is the sector that rules close personal relationships, such as marriages and other committed partnerships, long-term associations, open enemies, negotiations, agreements, and contracts. This is a continuing trend from last year. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This influence began October 5th, 2012, and is with you until September, 2015. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on when you were born.
Tests can continue to come to close, long-term relationships in 2013. For those of you who are in committed partnerships, there can be some strains on your bond this year. A partner might feel like a "heavy" in your life, and any feelings of restriction that you feel or have felt in this area of life may seem magnified in your mind now. A partner might also seem cautious, distant, critical, or defensive. You need to open your mind to the possibility that a partner is providing you with important life lessons - about traditions, simplifying your life, and responsibilities. While this might seem difficult now, you might later look back on this time of your life and think, "Oh yeah - now I see it". So do not automatically discard what he/she has to say. Take your time on this one. If, however, a partner is challenging you to the point of breaking (and this is more likely to occur, if at all, in April, May or October 2013), then steps need to be taken to improve the situation.
For those of you who are not in committed relationships, it is quite unlikely that you'll enter a new long-term partnership or commitment rashly. Some of you might begin one, but will do so quite cautiously and carefully. Some of you might be attracted to older or more mature and established people as partnership "material".
Those of you who are single might nevertheless feel some angst or pressure. This lack in your life might suddenly seem magnified, like a gaping hole in your life. You might lose hope, temporarily, that you'll ever find a strong, committed partnership. Feelings of loneliness may run deep this year, but the universe is sending you a message through this experience regardless. It is awakening you to a need. In time, you will find ways to satisfy this need.
Some of you could be making a commitment this year. A relationship can encounter some tests or complications, but if it's strong, it will weather the storm and you could decide to take it to another level. If not, remember that relationships "lost" during a Saturn transit to your partnership sector generally are not good for you in the long run. Some of you could be making a commitment to someone whose background or culture is very different than your own.
With Saturn opposing your Sun this year, you might feel that you're not often getting what you want. Others may be restricting you, or at least that's how you might perceive things, and you may not be at your best in terms of overall energy. Some areas of your life may seem to be breaking down before they get better. There can also be bone and teeth problems - something that often happens with hard Saturn transits. Tidy and organize your life as much as possible in order to minimize the challenges.
Opposition from others can take many forms, but the lesson here is to strike a balance. Yes, you crave a sense of freedom and adventure in your life. Yes, there are times when you long for a life with few restrictions and responsibilities. However, some responsibilities and restrictions are necessary. Seek ways to balance your life in terms of pleasures and responsibilities. Don't turn your back on commitments and traditions entirely. Learn from the challenges you face in 2013. You get support from friends, and even in-laws if applicable this year.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Spirituality, the Past, Private life
Your 2013 Taurus Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
In March 2011, you entered a lengthy cycle of review of past attachments, those things keeping you from exploring your individuality, and the things that make you unique. This process will span many years, and at first there can be some elements of your private life that are exposed. Secrets that you had kept might surface, for example. This might feel uncomfortable for now, but it's part of a process that involves detaching yourself from certain areas of your private life and your past. The aim now is to free yourself from attitudes that have restricted you from moving forward with your life. Ultimately, you'll be freer to start anew.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Beliefs, Travel, Attitudes, Personal Image, Partnerships
Your 2013 Taurus Horoscope reveals areas of life in which change and transformation take place. It's a time for "out with the old, in with the new". Attitudes, belief systems, and learning continue to transform this year. There is a stronger sense that change is good. You may be purging some of the beliefs or attitudes that no longer work for you.
Your personality and your partnerships are evolving in important ways in 2013. How you define "me" and "you" is transforming. Issues of personal courage, confidence, and independence come to the fore. Issues surrounding personal appearance, your body, and your image become especially important. Basically, you will be learning to stand on your own two feet! For some, marriage or divorce will be an issue. For most, carving out a personal identity that includes a significant other who furthers their own personal growth will come into strong focus.
See also 2013 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2013 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2013 Love Guides/Horoscopes for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
Your Planetary Ruler in 2013: Venus is your planetary ruler, and Venus moves through each sign of the zodiac this year. More power to you when your ruler is in your sign, and this year, this period is from April 15th to May 9th. For some of that period, Mars is also in your sign, and this gives you added energy and power to make your own choices. Venus is retrograde near the end of 2013, from December 21st, 2013, to January 31st, 2014. This can be a period for reflection, slowing down, and perhaps some backtracking.
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