With the Sun and Uranus both in Taurus, you may be feeling the need to escape from the same old routine. No need to take out a personal ad, however. Think of this as a time to cut through red tape and take out a personal vendetta against the pressures of society to grind and produce.
The shift should open up time for self-care, a luxury celebrated in sensual, physical Taurus. Being ruled by Venus, queen of all things sumptuous, Taurus loves to slow things down and escape. What’s luxe need not involve big bucks — think piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
That said, it is an auspicious time to set personal goals and begin new endeavors. As we on the Cape prepare for the season ahead, take time to bless your self and your activities. The right attitude will help you barrel like a bull through any obstacles on the path ahead, though you may need to sing “The Piña Colada Song” for inspiration.
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
Mars square Chiron, conjunct Moon: While you may feel tempted to bump the pain away this week, transform your frustrations into forward motion.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
New Moon in Taurus: This is the time to tap into your own power reserves to set goals toward achieving your greatest desires. Push the envelope.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury trine Saturn: You’ll be well served by the pragmatism you discover within you this week. Plan for the long term: live for the now.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon conjunct Mars, opposite Pluto: Pleasure can be cultivated from pain, and vice versa, but don’t let your moods rule your libido. Drama is not sexy.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun trine Pluto: Your already punchy personality gets a boost this week. Use your influence to make headway in terms of career, without letting your ego careen.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury trine Saturn: Feel free to get a bit bossy this week. Your motivation and planning skills pay off in the long term.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus trine Saturn: Commitment comes in many colors. It’s not romantic, per se, but rely on your relational prowess to curry interest and investment in your creative projects.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Pluto trine Sun: The power of influence is both a gift and a curse. Continue to use yours to forge a rainbow road ahead. It’s not a good time to be peddling darkness.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter square Sun: Optimism is a true force for good, but so is realism. Stay grounded this week and take all things in moderation.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn trine Venus: True commitment requires an investment of time, effort, and emotion. Apply this to your affairs, professional or otherwise.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Uranus square Saturn: Big changes can be hard to swallow, especially those managed by nature and time. You’re best served this week by growing within.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Neptune sextile Sun: Now is the time to set goals for a brighter future. You may find the best inspiration arises in situations of community and sharing.