The Sun has meandered into Taurus as winter, at last, begins its gradual recession. Taurus season favors a slow and steady approach to the business of life. Whereas Aries season shoves us forward into a new year, Taurus takes a minute to patiently consider the most practical path forward.
Patience is something the personified Bull possesses plenty of. Just don’t prod him too hard, lest a rowdy rodeo ensue. Taurus is patient but determined — the Bull’s patience will give way to pure force as Taurus does what needs doing. Cowboys and china beware.
Taurus is also the most sensual sign of the zodiac, ruled, like Libra, by Venus. Sex and self-care are crucial comforts in its world. But whereas Libra is ladylike, Taurus’s version of sexuality often involves the earthier elements of delight.
Take this time as an invitation to stop and chew the roses as you consider which grass is greener. When life gets tough, a sweet roll in the hay, alone or in good company, should help. You get the gist. The springtime is for plowing and pollination.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.” The influence of the Sun in your Houses lasts for an entire month.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
The Sun has entered your 2nd House of Self Worth. Take stock of what makes you feel like you’re growing and sow your oats in those fields.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
With the Sun in your 1st House of Beginnings, let this month offer an opportunity for starting fresh where any flowers are fading.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
The Sun’s transit into your 12th House of Endings invites you to be pragmatic about what you need and what you need to let go.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
The Sun is in your 11th House of Society, but don’t break out the party hats yet. At least, not without first taking off your pants.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
The Sun has entered your 10th House of Reputation. You can be open-minded in terms of sex and money but don’t make a show of it.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
With the Sun in your 9th House of Expansion, you are invited to broaden your mind as well as your mood with all kinds of adventures. Wink wink.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
The Sun’s transit into your 8th House of Mutuality invites changes in terms of shared things, like sex and money. Be practical on all accounts.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
The Sun is in your 7th House of Relationship. A reminder that coercion is not a practical tool for cultivating allies and friends.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
The Sun has entered your Sixth House of Wellness and it’s time to get it together. Find a routine that fits and plow ahead.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
With the Sun in your 5th House of Expression, there’s a rather straightforward way to say what you have to say. Find it and follow it.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
The Sun’s transit into your 4th House of Home insists that you tidy up your personal — and familial — affairs. Make sure there’s nothing swept under the rug.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
The Sun is in your 3rd House of Learning. Take a break from your fantasy world-building to look at what’s real going on around you.