This can be another emotional day, but today is more fantasy-dominated
(yesterday's energies were a little more raw). The Moon is in Cancer all day.
Venus aligns with Neptune in Pisces approximately midday, and there is
heightened sensitivity to, and awareness of, beauty and spirituality. We are
easily influenced, seducible and seductive, and given to strong powers of
imagination. Gentleness with others is the best way to harness this energy. We
are psychically open and especially compassionate.
The year begins with quite a bit of enthusiasm and desire for new
experiences, dear Taurus, but at times, a feeling of being held back, mainly
because your attention is demanded elsewhere. As well, there can be conflicting
urges to stay close to home. Feed your desire for different experiences at the
very least by adding some new activities to your daily routines if you can't
pull yourself away. Learning a new subject can be very rewarding now. Career and
reputation matters can get a little tricky at times in January, but also become
increasingly important to your sense of well-being, so work on ironing things
out as much as possible. Much of the month, there is in fact good energy for
working your charm and bringing new warmth to your presentation. You are
inclined to keep up appearances, even if you're not always feeling it!
Connections you make around the 12-14 can be especially beneficial, long-term,
and possibly even profitable. Friendships enliven from the 12th forward, and can
introduce some temptations or encourage unusual desires around the 18-19. You
have a lot to learn about yourself through your relationships with others this
month, and this is true even with mere acquaintances. You'll find that a lot of
the recent pressures and demands on you begin to fall behind you, and you get
the chance to relax and enjoy life more often after the 12th, and especially
after the 27th. Life plan goals can be set around the 20th, but be prepared to
do your research before going ahead with them. The past holds important lessons
to carry forward with you.
In 2015, you continue to seek comfort, but also growth and improvement, in
your domestic world, dear Taurus. It's one of your priorities, and the "work"
you do with family and in the home can benefit you for years to come. While
career matters are not in strong focus at this time, you are planting seeds now
that are important for future growth in work and business. In fact, it's a
powerful time for beginning long-term projects. A strong time for updating your
home and moving your family relationships forward in happy ways occurs from
April to June. If there are hatchets to bury in your closest relationships, this
is the time to do so. Make a permanent mark. It's also a strong time for dealing
with your insecurities or negative self-image. Get comfortable with yourself -
the cosmos are fully supporting this endeavor! You'll benefit greatly and
indefinitely, but especially in the second half of the year, when energy is ripe
for expressing and sharing yourself in powerful ways. There may be a new hobby
or creative activity that you take on, and for some Tauruses, you'll be bringing
an old interest or pleasure back to life. If you've always wanted to pursue a
specific craft, art, or creative interest, now is the time to do so. You'll also
have over eight months in 2016 to get on this.
Your romantic life can blossom in the second half of 2015 as well (from August
2015 until September 2016). People are very interested in you romantically
speaking, and opportunities can abound. Even so, another influence this year,
Saturn in your solar eighth house, can have you a little reticent about getting
in too deep. This could be due to emotions or life circumstances. Either way,
intimacy is an area that you're taking more seriously this year. There can be
major opportunities on creative and romantic fronts beginning in mid-October
which will allow you to make powerful, possibly even obsessive, connections.
Some of you could be reaching a broad audience, publishing your creative works,
for example. At this time, creativity finds a successful channel or outlet, and
you are pouring more of your heart and soul into what you create and share. Some
Taureans will connect romantically with someone whose culture differs greatly
from theirs or will become involved in a long-distance romance.
Seriousness in partnerships continues this year, but is also wrapping up.
This is a time for coming to terms with recent relationship decisions and
realizations. Those of you who have made or strengthened a commitment will now
focus on the merging process, which isn't always easy. Others who may have
broken long-term commitments now face the challenges of reorganizing their lives
in an "un-coupled" state - also difficult, but totally doable. Continuing this
year, there are great benefits to living a more organized, scheduled life. Do
your best to get solid health and fitness programs in place. Connect with the
joy of being of service and doing your share. April's Lunar Eclipse will help
give you the boost you need. In the last two months of the year, you begin a
cycle, lasting throughout 2016 and into 2017, that encourages all things
creative, romantic, and self-expressive. At times this year, there can be a
sense that you're missing something, or constantly making adjustments. Dealing
with guilt and worries can take its toll. This is also a time for managing your
debts and shared finances. For some, there can be decreased intimacy or a more
serious approach to your intimate world. There can even be some disdain for the
confines of a merged, intense relationship. Money matters with a partner or
ex-partner can be challenging, but also need some serious sorting in order for
you to get back on track.
While Venus is retrograde from July 25-September 6, take your time when it comes
to decisions revolving around home and family. You could experience slow-downs
at this time. Motivation can drop temporarily. Watch for excess with money,
gambling, or other forms of over-the-top behavior from mid-April through to the
end of May, but do take note of new, off the wall ideas for making money, as
these may be worth something. Good prospects for business may be found in real
estate, family-oriented business, publishing, and the food or travel industry.
Instability is lifting. March and September bring strong energy for new
beginnings when it comes to your social and romantic life. Be especially
attentive to cues to take better care of your health and daily routines in
April. By September, Saturn's opposition to your sign lifts, and this takes off
some of the direct pressure that's been on you to perform and measure up. 2015
is first very much about getting comfortable in your own skin, after which it's
about sharing yourself with others with more confidence and self-assurance.
Saturn has been moving in your partnership sector, directly opposite your
sign, since October 2012. While this influence is approaching an end, it's with
you in 2014 and influences your relationships.
Saturn brings serious energy to whatever it touches. This can be felt as the
good kind of serious, or the difficult kind of serious, but either way, it leads
to a more authentic place. Many of you have already felt this influence, and
some of you are only beginning to feel it this year, depending on when you were
born. Relationships might stabilize, commitments might be made, and bonds
strengthened. Relationships that no longer serve you well may break under tests
and pressures that come now. For some of you, a partner may seem to hold all the
cards, and you can feel confined or limited through your arrangement. Some of
you can feel quite content with increased responsibility to a significant other
or to a relationship, enjoying the structure it gives to your life, although
there can certainly be some times now that feel heavy. This is not a period when
you jump into new things quickly, take big leaps of faith, or make sweeping
changes. In fact, although 2014 brings some strong energy for making
breakthroughs, these occur internally for you, and for the most part, the year
is likely to keep you where you are.
Essentially, there's a maturing process going on in your closest
relationships. Commitment isn't as much of a scary thing if it's to something or
someone you truly believe in.
Again this year, there is a strong connection between partnerships and themes
revolving around travel, higher education, institutes of learning, and different
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.