Shortly into the day, the Venus-Jupiter trine perfects,
promoting cooperation, expanded feelings, and our more indulgent side.
The Moon is in Pisces all day, and we are inclined to daydream and
perhaps stray from our regular routine a little. We are more spiritually
aware and sensitive, and a little less inclined to concern ourselves
with practical details. The
Sun is quincunx Jupiter today, and the desire to experience something new, or
for more freedom to explore, can amount to restlessness if we don't know what it
is we want. This is a time of adjustments, and perhaps of letting go of old
habits, so that we can free ourselves up for different experiences.
Free-spirited energy is with you in the first two weeks of February, dear Taurus, particularly in your social or love life. Romance can be found or boosted when you are out and about, away from home and doing anything but your typical activities. Even so, this is an important month for career and life path goals. A desire to act freely and to be on the move gives way around the 16th to a need to fill your responsibilities and tend to practical matters. February brings a yearly professional peak with at least one personal planet at the top of your solar chart all month.
This can be a lively time for partnerships, and you may not always feel that you're in the driver's seat. If you need to make important, long-lasting changes in a relationship, the 2-3 is strong for doing so. Love matters may very well be intense but also quite peaceful and intimate. There is good energy with you for partnering up in order to accomplish something important to you.
The 8-9 is strong for romantic opportunities, as well as for creative projects, publishing, test taking, studies, and personal image. Express an open, positive spirit and willingness to take a chance with your heart. You may be especially sharp in a debate and fluent when expressing yourself. Honesty and warmth in your relationships can boost your connections. Travel and education can be tied in with romantic and creative endeavors now.
The 13th is also a strong day for enriching your relationships. For some, a casual relationship may reach a new level. You have more courage to express your affections. You could feel that things are really coming together, and you're in the mood to be making plans. Personal appeal is powerful. Someone in your life may be boosting your confidence in yourself, and your sense of timing is strong. Those of you pursuing a relationship may see signs of advancement.
You also have the New Moon nudging you towards a new beginning on a career or reputation level on the 8th. This is always a good time for starting fresh and taking charge of your responsibilities. However, this lunation is a little temperamental, and your single-minded focus may be stirring up difficulties with others. Avoid impulsive moves or anger-fueled actions. You're getting noticed, and it's better that this happens as a result of your good performance.
From the 19th, there can be some shift in focus as you turn your attention to friendships and networks, although career matters continue to grab your attention. A nice balance between work and play might be achieved now.
Generally speaking, these are strong months for romantic and social matters, but a Jupiter-Chiron opposition, peaking on the 22-23, can present an opportunity to recognize and examine what may be holding you back from more heartily pursuing creative, romantic, and recreational activities. Insecurities and
questions of worthiness may be at the heart of any reticence you're experiencing.
The Full Moon on the 22nd is a heart-happy one, serving to awaken your desires and both romantic and creative impulses, and perhaps your feelings about someone as well.
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.