The Moon is in bold Aries until 3:41 PM EST, and our pioneering instincts
our strong; after which it enters content Taurus, and we tend to naturally slow
ourselves down in order to more fully enjoy the comforts and pleasures of our
lives. In July, Jupiter formed a trine to Saturn, and now returns in retrograde
motion to form the aspect again. This long-term influence points to a period of constructive accomplishment. We
are practical, realistic, and our judgment is especially sound, and we
derive much satisfaction from practical accomplishment. The key to
harnessing this helpful energy is to identify and find pleasure in the
simple things that make us happy. It's also a very good time to make
refinements to in-progress plans.
Financial and intimacy matters figure prominently this month, dear Taurus, and it's a time for strategy and planning. If you are waiting for a loan or payment to come through, this is the month when you’ll receive word. The 2-3 is especially strong for taking charge of your shared or joint resources, as well as debts and loans. It's time to clear up financial matters between a partner or ex-partner, and/or to handle debts. Don't back away from exploring deeper issues just for the sake of peace. A meeting of minds with a close partner is possible this month, and particularly around the 10-12. The lines of communication open up, and you can solve or resolve very important basic, practical matters putting your head together with someone special. Together you can create something very useful or you can be quite productive together. Happiness and fulfillment through the expansion of your mind, widening your social circle, travel, or connections to people of a different cultural background than you is indicated. Around the time of the Full Moon on the 17th, a whirlwind of activity surrounding money matters is possible. From mid-month, you may be feeling a push towards letting go of the past, as there can be some inner regrets about how you have handled situations in the past, and perhaps some fear that these will come back to haunt you. You might feel that your reputation is on shaky ground. The possibility that secrets could come to light can feel uncomfortable, but if they do, meeting the situation with confidence will help you and others to realize that life is truly moving forward. You have more courage about these matters. While the 21st begins a romantic and playful cycle in your life, your ruler turns retrograde on the same day, and there can be some confusion or backtracking. Old relationships or people from your past might resurface in your life, complicating the present; or current relationships may require some redesigning. This is an excellent period for reworking your finances, but take your time when it comes to major decision making.
for the most part, should be a stabilizing period for you, dear Taurus, and for
humbling time. From June 2011 to June 2012, Taurus enjoyed a particularly
abundant, expansive period while Jupiter travelled through your sign. In 2013,
Saturn asks Taurus to pare down after a period of some excesses, particularly if
a bloated ego or too-high expectations were involved. Now it's time for a
reality check and a maturing process. Fortunately, many Taureans are also
experiencing planetary support at the same time, from Pluto, Neptune, Chiron,
and from June to December, Jupiter. Yes, Saturn opposing your sign will bring
some challenges, but overall, you're in good shape this year. It's not
especially well-known about Taurus, but they take their social lives to heart -
their relationships not only with a close partner, but also with siblings,
neighbors, and friends. 2013 is a year for enriching all of these relationships,
even if some "pruning" may be in order. While partnerships can demand more time
and energy, or a more serious approach, you are nevertheless building up
your sense of community and belonging this year. A partner or sibling might help
you to realize a long-term dream, business, or project. You will need to take a
good, hard look at where you stand in your close personal relationships, and in
terms of your life path. There will be times when you feel that others are not
as sympathetic towards you than they normally are. It's time to assess what and
who is most important and worthwhile to you. With your acceptance that at
this time in your life, things may move at a slower speed, you can make a lot of
progress. It's only when you push too hard, too fast, that you encounter serious
resistance this year. This period in your life is a time for building a solid
foundation. Understand that moderation at this point in your life is necessary
for your spiritual growth and your physical body as well. Some of you will be
making big commitments this year, and others might end a long-term relationship
- it will depend very greatly on how strong any existing relationship is.
Finances are looking quite nice this year, as long as you are moderate with your
spending. Friendships are colorful.
More day-to-day contact with friends and family, and even
in-laws, can be healing and pleasurable.
Relationships get serious this year, dear Taurus, and can be the source of
your greatest challenges but fro many, also your greatest joy. Some of you will
be solidifying a partnership or making a commitment. However, the pressures that
arise this year and next can break a relationship that is not strong enough to
endure for some of you.
Saturn moving through your partnership sector brings serious energy to
one-to-one relationships, and its opposition to your own Sun or Ascendant can
stimulate some feelings of being alone, unsupported, or blocked. However, you
also have support from a host of planets that open up communication, bring
surprising friendships into your life, and facilitate the understanding of
cultural differences. In-laws may be interfering at times, but also helpful. You
might enhance an existing relationship through travel or bringing a spirit of
friendship to the equation. Some of you could be committing to a second
marriage. Singles might find a person who is "partnership material" through
siblings, friends, groups, travel, or higher education. Relationships that do
not have staying power may end during this transit. Some of you will be getting
close to a partner's relatives, travelling with a partner, and broadening your
experiences through a partner. You are taking steps towards a more mature
Single Tauruses may question their needs from an "other". Some of you will be
gravitating towards more mature, grounded, or practical (Saturn-like) people.
Most of you will be looking for quality in your relationships. Who meets you
halfway? Some of you will decide you'd rather be alone than settle for something
that doesn't fulfill you. Ultimately, you will learn exactly what a close
partnership means to you.
Both a Solar and Lunar Eclipse occur in your partnership sector, further
reinforcing the importance of commitment in your life in 2013. This is not the
time to shy away from important conversations or other signals that require your
When the ruler of your romance sector (Mercury) occupies your sign, it's a good time
for capturing the attention of suitors. This occurs in 2013 from May 1-15. Mercury, as ruler of your romance sector, turns retrograde three times this
year (a common number of times). Minor hiccups or slowdowns in a romance can
occur during these periods: February 23-March 17, June 26-July 20, and October
10, the last period of which is especially significant as it occurs in your
partnership sector. However, you'll manage these periods best if you slow
down and back off. Avoid putting pressure on others during these periods.
Jupiter's presence in your solar third house in the second half of 2013 can
bring lingering problems with communication, learning, transportation, and even
relationships with siblings and relatives to the surface for resolution.
Resolving these problems can assist many Taureans' close relationships in subtle
but helpful ways. A spirit of openness is essential now, but also easier to come
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.