The Sun is quincunx Saturn early into the day, in the same
signs as this morning's Venus-Mars quincunx (Taurus and Sagittarius). There can
be some awkward social situations and/or a dilemma deciding between satisfying
personal comfort needs and more impersonal or adventurous activities. Our
sensibilities and our desires are at odds with one another, and problems
(especially misunderstandings) in relationships may result. Timing is off. Mars
is also in dynamic aspect with Uranus, which can stimulate restlessness on top
of this. We may be a little tense and impatient, and should watch for a tendency
to act on sudden impulses without considering consequences. The Moon's presence
in Aries until early afternoon can exaggerate or emotionalize things further.
The Taurus Moon from 1:11 PM EDT forward is calmer and more easygoing. The Moon
is Balsamic, with a New Moon occurring tomorrow, making it best to wind down and
center ourselves now.
This is a powerful month for you, dear Taurus. There is strong focus on your personality and your personal plans, and support for these is forthcoming.
Granted, Mercury is retrograde in your sign and Mars is retrograde as well - the latter being a fairly infrequent occurrence that can slow things down. Navigating the waters can be a little tricky, but you have plenty of help from Jupiter, Pluto, Neptune, and Chiron. In fact, there are some rather magical influences with you in May, particularly in the first half of the month.
Opportunities for cooperation, loving and personal gestures, and shared happiness emerge particularly on the 2-3, 10th, and 13th. Creative matters can blossom. Energy is so easy right now that you might even be feeling a little lazy. It's an indulgent time, and a time for sharing and opening yourself up to others. You might find that new avenues open up to you for exploring different ways of having fun. You are likely to feel as if the busy pace of your life is letting up and you can more easily tend to more pleasant matters.
The New Moon on the 6th is in your sign and frames you wonderfully. It's strong for personal reinvention, making a positive impact, friendships, education, and relationships with extended family. There can be a strong attraction to cultural events and exotic places or activities that take you to new places or that expand your mind.
Jupiter's direct motion on the 9th is very welcome as it ushers in a sense of hope and feelings of optimism, particularly about a creative project or romantic relationship. Going forward and in the next several months, you're likely to see some exciting forward movement in love, creative pursuits, recreation, hobbies, relationships with children, and self-expression. Your spirit to enjoy life is building, even if it's not the time to push forward plans.
The Sun, Mercury, and Venus in your sign will take turns harmonizing with Pluto in May, and these influences strengthen your resolve, help you to gain support, and offer up opportunities related to travel, education, publishing, and legal matters. Your personal belief system continues to deepen. This is a powerful time for reworking and refining old methods and procedures. Your patience with others will go a long way towards enhancing your connections. Your powers of attraction are even stronger than usual.
The second half of the month is a little more discordant than the first, but nevertheless brings opportunities to sort out matters related to intimacy and finances. The Full Moon on the 21st aligns with retrograde Mars and can awaken a need to reorganize your finances, or
stir up feelings about a past relationship. Mercury turns direct in your sign on the 22nd, and this can point to turnarounds with your personal plans. Even so, a Sun-Mars opposition occurring now can force a confrontation or it can put the spotlight on opposing forces related to money, possessions, debts, and ownership. Try not to feel threatened by others' assertion of their desires. Aim to take a lesson from any issues that become inflamed now.
Jupiter and Saturn form their last square on the 26th, and you may be attempting to sort out your relationships and commitments. Whether or not to make changes or to stick with traditional or familiar patterns can be an issue now. Fears of closeness or intimacy, or the demands of money owed/due, can challenge you. You may want to expand but excesses in other areas of your life need to be tamed. For some of you, there can be challenges in relationships, where the level of intimacy can be an issue or dilemma. The trick to handling this energy well is to look for areas of your life that can be simplified or strengthened and work on those, one step at a time. You'll end up in an improved frame of mind.
Retrograde Mars moves into your partnership sector for the last month of its
retrograde period starting on the 27th. This stimulates a need to reorganize
your energy with regards to people and partnerships. You could be re-assessing
the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it is you want
from your connections. Looking to the past in order to improve the present and
your future is what this is about. The last week of May brings stronger attention to money matters, personal possessions, and issues of comfort and security. You're likely to feel in a stronger position in terms of outlook and knowledge on the 30th.
Love and business relationships can be in strong focus this year, dear
Taurus. Other headlines in 2016 include creative pursuits, work, financial
obligations, and health.
Until September, you enjoy a period in which you're exploring romantic and
creative inclinations more fully and richly. This is a time for renewing or
beginning hobbies, dabbling in the arts or developing creative talents, romantic
opportunities, and enjoying new recreational pursuits. Jupiter is
awakening your need for more "play" and fun in your life. This can encompass
many different things, including travel for some, reigniting romance in a
current relationship, increased dating activity, more time for leisure
activities and hobbies, and so forth. For those of you dating, you are making
good impressions on dates. For some, there can be nice lucky breaks with money
during this period.
There is more depth and power in your creative output, intensity in your
romantic world/feelings, and a stronger commitment to improving your life. Your lifeview expands,
enriches, and deepens. Your desire to share yourself with others strengthens.
Creativity finds a successful channel or outlet, and you are pouring more of
your heart and soul into what you create and share.
However, the first seven months of the year find Mars in your partnership and
intimacy sectors, some of which Mars spends in retrograde motion. This can
stimulate all kinds of new and buried feelings and desires, as well as a
distinct need for excitement and action, when it comes to your close
partnerships and relationships. You could
be re-assessing the ways in which you approach relationships, as well as what it
is you want from them. There can be a return to a previous condition in a
partnership, or an old one coming back into focus. Conflicts about give and take
in an existing partnership can be stimulated. With Saturn in your solar eighth
house concurrently, the possibility that finances and values are heated topics
increases. You will be called upon to adjust the way you deal with assertion in
your close relationships. Resolution comes in August, when you can make a final
decision or plan when it comes to partnerships and financial obligations.
Saturn acts as a bit of a nag for you again this year. There can be some
worries and guilt to deal with, and adjustments to make. You are getting a
cosmic push to take care of your
debts, and to change your lifestyle to incorporate better habits. You're
particularly tuned in to what is unfair in your relationships. There may be some fear or disdain for the confines of an intense relationship
to manage, or strains on existing partnerships having to do with intimacy and/or
financial and emotional support and sharing. Take care of your resources, and
they will take care of you going forward.
Even with, or perhaps because of, these deeper conflicts and concerns, you're
quite determined to inject more fun and excitement into your life.
From September forward, you can be excited about the work you do and about
taking better care of your health. The aim is to improve habits, and it may even
feel like a fun project. Researching new ways to improve your skills, daily
life, and nutrition can be in focus. Work is especially available to you, and
you come across well in job interviews if you need them. There is increased job
satisfaction and vocational fulfillment, although the tendency to take on too
much should be managed.
The big astrological headlines of 2015-2016 when it comes to love, dear
Taurus, are: 1) Saturn, the rather serious planet of restrictions and rules,
moving out of your partnership sector and releasing its hold on one-to-one
relationships, as well as out of a rather difficult opposition to your Sun, and
2) Jupiter, planet of expansion and generosity, moving into your romance sector
and into harmony with your sign.
These moves tend to point to more freedom and exploration... and fewer rules
Jupiter's transit of fellow Earth sign, Virgo, from mid-August 2015 to early
September 2016, is an earthy and warm one. It's certainly less showy than the
Jupiter in Leo transit that has been with us from mid-2014 to mid-August 2015.
However, in your solar chart, Earth signs rule the most expressive, creative,
and outgoing sectors. As such, Jupiter in an Earth sign (from mid-2015 to
mid-2016) points to a freer, more expressive, and more creative "you", in your
own rather humble and grounded way.
Until mid-August 2015, Jupiter continues to increase your attention as well
as joy and happiness levels on the home front and with family. However, if you
use this rather quiet transit well, and you look very carefully for
opportunities, you can better prepare yourself for the more overt opportunities
of the upcoming Jupiter in Virgo transit. These come in the form of feeling
especially comfortable in your own skin. Slowly, you are building up more and
more confidence. You may be getting settled in physical ways on the level of
house and home, or connecting in more rewarding ways with your family or
like-family loved ones. However, you are also more fully connecting with what
you need and want on a very basic, fundamental level. The better you get in
touch with yourself and your basic needs, the more natural confidence you'll
have when Jupiter enters Virgo in mid-August 2015, and encourages you to share
your affections and creations with others.
The Jupiter in Virgo transit lasts just over a year and helps to open up
channels for recreation, play, entertainment, hobbies, and creativity. It can
also bring more opportunities to date and connect with others romantically.
These are not necessarily the types of relationships that lead quickly to
marriage, but they're likely to be enjoyable and confidence-boosting. And who
knows what my come of your newfound freedom to explore?
Keep in mind that although Jupiter enters your romance sector on August 11th,
2015, this ingress happens at a time when Venus is retrograde, so that romance
may be off to a slow start. Venus is retro from July 25-September 6, 2015, and
during this time, you may be looking back more than forward. Old relationships
come into your mind's eye, and for some of you, people from your past reappear.
However, as Venus picks up direct speed in September, and especially in October,
you'll begin to feel the added boost and energy that it provides you, nudging
you to go after your heart's desire, and to release some of the inhibitions that
have been holding you back from experiencing joy. You deserve this time! In
fact, September is also when Saturn finally moves out of your partnership sector
for good (or at least for another 29 years or so). This also means that Saturn
is no longer opposing/directly challenging your sign.
Relationships may have felt like burdens at times during Saturn's transit of
your partnership sector. Certainly by September 2015, and probably much sooner
if not already, you'll know which relationships didn't quite measure up, and
which relationships are viable.
However, relationships begun this year and in the last year tend to be long-term, solid
ones. Some of you are entering more mature, committed relationships, or
relationships with a more mature partner.
Even so, Saturn is moving into a house that does affect an existing
partnership for those of you who are coupled. This is now about the resources of
a relationship, and shared money may be an issue. It's also about intimacy and
sexual sharing, which might now be scrutinized. For those people not currently
partnered, there can be changing feelings regarding intimacy nevertheless.
Self-awareness is strong with Saturn in your solar eighth house (from
2015-2017). The tendency to nurse a fantasy about a partner, yourself, or a
relationship is lessened, which on one hand can bring up too much seriousness or
possibly even a bit of bitterness in some, but on the other, it means you're
accepting people and yourself for who you are, and this is important for any
serious partnership. There is less of an inclination to play or put up with
emotional games. In the coming two years, you
have a chance to truly explore fears of rejection and power issues. There can be challenges with a
partner over money and sharing of chores or responsibilities - who does what,
who doesn't do what, who contributes more or who contributes less, etc...cont'd
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.