In contrast to the nonstop rush of Aries, Taurus prioritizes taking pleasure while also working mindfully toward goals. Taurus, symbolized by the bull, is a sensual sign, both grounded and reliable. These qualities move to the foreground of our lives during this time. A pragmatic approach, in Taurus season, results in the most enjoyable rewards. This includes frequent nature breaks to delight in the expressions of spring.
Across the sky from the Taurus Sun, the Moon goes full in Scorpio. Scorpio’s main principle is regeneration, so this full Moon may portend an intense release of something deep within. Tap into Taurus’s more stable energy during this time to provide balance. Transformation in the moment may seem catastrophic, but, seen pragmatically, it’s just a transition to a newer version of ourselves. Learn to enjoy the process.
Don’t forget to read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Ruler Mars trine Jupiter, sextile Sun: Your self-directed empowerment opens doors where you saw only windows. Fly freely but not too near the sun.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus conjunct Uranus, square Saturn: The urge for a cheap thrill might rock the boat, so save yourself the trouble and take the high road instead.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury conjunct Uranus, square Saturn: Devilish details elude you, despite an energized perception. Ditch any moodiness for a more creative expression.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon opposite Uranus: The manner in which you react to changed circumstances is largely under your control. Choose to feel, yes, but also to rise above.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun conjunct Uranus: Open-minded is not the same as impulsive. Break free from routine but don’t break the rules or another person in the process.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury conjunct Uranus, square Saturn: Your mind is clear, but some details are in a fog. Counter any self-criticism with a high-quality creative outlet.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus conjunct Uranus, square Saturn: Having it your way may seem delicious but tends to leave a bitter aftertaste. Swallow your pride and resist.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Ruler Pluto trine Mercury: Your powers of persuasion are particularly potent at present. Work the crowd for favors but don’t get sucked into any seedy scenes.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Ruler Jupiter trine Mars: Initiative, instinct, and impulse are three i’s that are all about you right now. That’s OK, so long as no one else is hurt along the way.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn square Venus, square Mercury: While you’re often best left to your own devices, don’t neglect to notice the affectionate attention of those who treasure you.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Uranus conjunct Venus, conjunct Mercury: Unexpected events delight your mind, heart, and libido, but beware the tendency to overdo it.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Neptune sextile Mercury: Never underestimate the power of words to hurt or heal. If someone needs help seeing the bigger picture, speak true.