Diana's Monthly Taurus Forecast for March 2014
One-to-one relationships can be testing your patience and your faith but this is a progressive, busy, sociable time when friends and group contacts are highlighted.
You can be articulate and persuasive and people in high places tend to look favourably upon you and support your plans.
You should keep ahead of the game with daily duties, practical tasks and health matters.
From the end of the month you’ll start planting seeds for the future.
A Little Help From My Friends
The New Moon on the 1st in Pisces mixes well with Jupiter and Pluto who are at odds with each other this month, so for you Taurus despite the general tendency to take things too personally, or hang on too tightly to something/one, if you were to scrutinize your own ‘story’ and shift a little, then you’ll probably gain more. With Jupiter opposite to Pluto resistance from others may cause you to scrutinize your own persuasions and you may have to let go of a particular standpoint in order to preserve something more valuable to you.
The New Moon here signals this could be a great time to progress into new things and connect with friends or groups who have common interests.
Until the 21st, the Solar energy makes it a proactive phase when friendships, contacts new and old, or more involvement within a community or a group of kindred spirits could be a key feature. A future-orientated phase when you may be working quite hard to achieving an aim which has been on the backburner for a long time or on behalf of friends or a group.
Networking or technology is also well highlighted.
Until the 18th, discussions, correspondence and ideas may revolve around short-term plans or longer term considerations like where you are going from here in life. Career, a new enterprise, or communicating more with those who can facilitate your aims. Be alert to feedback and notice how goals and schemes are being validated or rejected by the by the way things are unfolding across a wider stage. You will be putting mental effort into coming across in the best way you can to those in authority or those you are responsible to so as to get the result you desire. Vehicles, transport or communications equipment may also be on your mind.
Moving Beyond Your Story
From the 18th, is a period in which to discuss, consider, and generally chew the fat in the company of others. Others could find you articulate and your ideas interesting as you feel freer to experiment and explore different concepts or avenues of expression. Equally others could surprise or delight you with their fresh and unusual take on things. Anything which serves the common good will be on your mind.
But from the 21st, the Sun’s energies could manifest as more of a pull towards things going on behind the scenes or in your private life – perhaps to do with the past or it’s something on the drawing board that you are working on. You’ll probably have to be more aware of others’ needs at times and you may not fully realize how much you are dealing with as the Sun is in a karmic house during this phase. Imagination could be working overtime, so don’t let unfounded worries get the better of you. Happily, intuitive insights can show the way and you should trust your gut feelings.
Mercury lines up with Neptune from the 20th. Everyday thinking could get fuzzy or there are mixed messages and it’s difficult to get clarity on things. Deception may be a factor too so don’t kid yourself into a worried or over-optimistic state. This can also be the result of outside factors which either sedate or confuse. Avoid conflating too many different options or ideas. On the upside, imaginative self-expression will be underpinned by this insightful, even mystical Neptunian vibration.
Relationships Teach New Values
Venus completes her mega-transit of Capricorn, on 6th March. A key relationship could revolve around travel, someone at a distance, or you bond with someone from an academic or advice-giving environment. You are more likely to connect with knowledge or expertise which balances your perspective and helps you get the bigger picture. You yourself may be valued or admired for your knowledge or guidance and this may be a good time for putting the word out on to a bigger stage. Publications or education could be emphasized or benefit you materially. You and someone may team up and are share a big learning curve together.
Pluto, also in this sector, continues to have a positive but radical impact on your sign. For several years Pluto will continue to bring a deeper awareness and help you to find the thread of your own personal truth amid the myriad twists and turns of human mental constructs. Distilling the essence through intellectual seeking, travel, religions, philosophies, the law (including spiritual law).
There should be a growing understanding of different systems of thought, more tolerance for differing belief systems as your previous ideologies or presumptions get cut down to size. The rose-tinted specs fall away and you begin to see how something or someone you idolized is really like, warts and all.
Taureans born in the beginning of the second decanate or with 12-14 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
The current Saturn cycle is more challenging for your sign and may manifest as you having to work harder at balancing your point of view with that of others. At times you will be keenly aware of falling short of their standards and must aim at improvement. At other’s you will feel very frustrated by another’s demands or behaviour which you feel inhibits your own or clashes with your will. Compromise, collaboration or cultivating certain relationships will have to be done gradually and will probably be harder work as you are learning to overcome your own prejudices or historical expectations, but this may be a make or break aspect for certain relationships. If it is ‘making’ the relationship then you will step into more commitment and responsibility towards another. If it is a break-up then give thanks for what you have learned and try to move on without bearing any grudges.
Taureans born in the beginning of the last decanate or with 21-23 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
A Fortunate Liason
From the 6th, Venus can create more favourable circumstances in business or career matters or with general goals and ambitions. Authority figures, bosses, parental figures will be positively emphasized as they will tend to see you in a good light and there could be an ally – possibly a female – or just someone you feel close to no matter whether they are socially above you or not, who is invaluable to your success or who facilitates your goals. You yourself could be the one who takes a firm but friendly stand or and enables another to achieve their aims and ambitions. This transit may involve you in more artistic activities help you co-ordinate with another to achieve the master plan. You could team up with someone for your mutual advantage.
Devil In The Detail
Until July Mars is in the area related to daily chores and health (yours or another’s), there is danger of a conflict with co-workers, service providers, or others you must co-ordinate with in a practical or health-related manner. Others may be pushing you into something you are not ready for or simply taking on too much and overdoing it is one reason why this area is also related to health. So watch your step at work but also do not over-stretch your energies or endanger yourself because of the demands of daily tasks or those you are working with or advising you. Mars tends to stir things up wherever he goes so you could be putting more effort into getting things as you would like them to be, but also you may be more conscious of diet, exercise, therapies or medical interventions for yourself or another. Overall this Mars position can deliver results you can be proud of but you need to be more a self-starter or deal with things in your own way with Mars here.
Flit Like A Butterfly
Until next July, Jupiterian expansiveness will tend to support a more outgoing, upbeat, positive frame of mind. You may develop interests in education, speaking, writing or other forms of creative expression. There could be more exchanges which are positive, revealing or there are more comings and goings to and from a locality. New concepts will be carved into your mental landscape.
Taureans born in the beginning of the second decanate or with 10-12 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this month.
In the last two days of the month the New Moon in Aries lines up with Uranus/Pluto/Jupiter. You may feel the need to bust out of whatever has been holding you back, it is time to plant seeds and grow the dream into life.
(The current Saturn/Neptune aspect is joined by Jupiter in a Grand Water Trine. This may help you to get some insight into a relationship. Or, because of a certain close relationship you see something you didn’t see before. This energy is very optimistic and bodes well for making new associations as well as helping established ones become more positive).
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What today looks like:
Beginning today, and ending on Monday, our Moon is competing with Pluto. The Moon present in Cancer might mean a desire which is comforting, and sensitive in your area of brief trips, discussion, and thinking. It might be tricky to think about a holiday, or talk to someone from a different culture, while this contradictory, trying connection continues.
Also today: continuing today, and finishing on Friday, the planet Mercury is clashing with Saturn. Your area of profession, society, and life-path is infused with a quirky, free-spirited consideration by Mercury in Aquarius. While this tough, awkward clash continues, it may be difficult to deal with a long term contract, or to attend to a long term relationship.
Elsewhere: continuing today, and concluding on the 20th, the Sun is moving through the sign of Pisces. For you, Taurians, this means almost two weeks where social circles, and friends are highlighted, and brought to the front. The Sun, when in Pisces, provides an intuitive, perceptive agenda.
Also On This Day:
- Starting today and concluding on Monday, the planet Jupiter is in a conjunction with our Moon.
- The planet Mars carries on transiting Libra until the 30th of May.
- Mercury continues transiting the sign of Aquarius until the 17th.
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Diana's 2014 Taurus Forecast:
MERCURY RETROGRADES 3 times for approx 3 weeks each in 2014:
First retrograde on 6th-28th February-Aquarius – Pisces.
Second retrograde on 7th June – 1st July – Gemini – Cancer.
Third retrograde on 4th-25th October Libra – Scorpio.
THERE WILL BE 2 SOLAR ECLIPSES IN 2014:
The first Solar eclipse of the year occurs on April 29th in your sign Taurus
A time of new beginnings, so no more procrastinating, launch into something new!
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on October 23rd in your Solar 7th house
Time for a fresh start in the close relationship situation – personal or formal. Now you can improve on what share with someone close or put yourself in the right environment to meet someone new.
THE CARDINAL GRAND CROSS in April/May and Nov/Dec when Uranus/Pluto are closest will manifest important events which trigger yet another moment of choice as the mass consciousness shifts from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
Also, both Venus and Mars will be in long transits beginning late in the year………
Venus will be in Capricorn from November 5th 2013 – March 6th 2014 which is good news for you Taurus as the potential abundance of Venus will be warming up connections through travel, educational or intellectual pursuits. A close relationship could be with someone at a distance and travelling or visiting faraway places could be a beautiful, rewarding experience. Legal matters could go well during this Venus transit too. You will be more attracted to exotic or alien environments or a faraway culture over this time. You may have a close or special relationship with a teacher or student or someone you team up with who has specialist knowledge which is of value to you.
Mars will enter Libra on December 8th 2013 to stay until July 25th 2014. This is an extraordinarily long transit dynamically activating your area of work and health. This hints that you will be working harder but that you will have the energy to throw yourself into projects or health-related therapies which show practical results. This energy works best when you can develop your own theme or can play by your own rules. If you are working with/for others try to work alone as often as possible as Mars always likes to take his own decisions. This position of Mars also relates to health matters and you should be the one to initiate improvements in health or fitness for yourself or others. In matters of daily duties, Mars will enhance your stamina and drive but there may be conflicts with co-workers or service providers at times.
Jupiter will be in Cancer until July 16, 2014 when it enters Leo.
You will be a cycle of developing yourself through communications, education or creative self-expression. In person or over the wires, you can benefit through networking, exchanging information and improving your communication style through any media. If you are ready to seize fresh opportunities and learn new things, you begin to see a range of happier options unfolding before you as Jupiterian expansiveness influences you into a more outgoing, positive frame of mind but Mars will keep you realistic about what’s doable. There could be more comings and goings within the locality, more net activity, or a community could become a busy hub of mental activity and a learning resource. Appreciation of another’s point of view or or mixing in a culture different to what you are used to will be a key feature.
This is a great time for making new contacts or linking with siblings and soul brothers and sisters. New pathways will be carved into your mental landscape. A good period for exploring and getting a broader perspective or channelling your thoughts and intuitions as your mental map expands. All natives of the sign Taurus will feel the Jupiter influence but it will be more favourable before mid-July.
Jupiter moves into Leo on July 16th into your home area inclining expanding your life family relationships, property and location. It will also tend to underpin a renewed sense of emotional harmony. Maybe you will move or have access to somewhere different which opens up your horizons. Perhaps the family expands through a new arrival or the home-base is enlarged. Visitors may increase open you up to fresh experiences of various kinds. There could be more contact with long-distance locations or a different culture and that may be related to family or extended family.
In general, your comfort zone, family or community relationships should improve. Your base of operations may move into new areas, and you could do well with a property exchange. Or you could be connecting with fresh influences near home or at home which are educational. But also family or community could benefit as you share your knowledge and experiences.
All natives of the sign Taurus and Taurus rising will feel the energy of Jupiter in 2014 although the nature of the influence will change from July onwards.
From October 6th 2012, Saturn began a 2 and a half year transit of your opposite sign Scorpio.
You are completing a process which began around 14 years ago when you were redefining yourself and your world. Now, that sense of self is being tested and it will be a time of weighing in the balance which alliances are worth the greater effort now demanded from you.
So, this is a cycle of having to work harder at balancing your needs and requirements with those of others. Of understanding others in a new way and, along the road, you will feel very frustrated and limited by what you see as their unreasonable behaviour or narrow-mindedness. Compromise, collaboration or cultivating others will have to be done gradually and will probably be harder work. Hidden stresses in the fabric of a relationship are more likely to be exposed and in some cases you won’t be inclined to paper over the cracks anymore and decide to move on. You may also feel a lack of anyone special in your life or feel lonely within a current partnership or close relationship. The underlying message here is to restructure close relationships and work along new lines, but first there is the invitation to confront your own flaws and weaknesses and scrutinize the way you habitually handle yourself in close relationships. Are you too controlling or too eager to please at the drop of a hat? What are the expectations between you, the agreements, the underlying moral obligations and ask yourself whether you and the relationship are still going in the same direction. Its Saturn’s job to ‘stress-test’ us wherever she goes in our chart and the fundamental test of this transit is to honour your responsibilities in close personal or professional relationships, but, in the process, understand yourself better.
If you are old enough look back 29/30 years or 14/15 years when the decisions you made then may have a bearing on what is happening now. Taureans born 5th May to the last day of the sign or from 15 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2014.
For many years, Uranus will be transiting a more obscure, karmic area of your chart. Helping you to understand deeper motivations and maybe developing an interest in psychology, humanitarianism or reformist groups. The Uranian style of teaching you about your deeper motivations or an underlying problem may be to give you a short, sharp shock suddenly revealing something which had eluded you previously. Secrets or hidden motivations – your own or another’s may suddenly be exposed. You may also have more involvement with specialized groups who work behind the scenes or within institutions or centres which could be connected to health, spirituality or art. This is an innovative, alternative vibration which means you could discover new approaches which are not mainstream related to any of these areas.
A previous way of being may suddenly be replaced by a new order and you may have to adapt to unfamiliar conditions.
This could be an inspiring time for you artistic children of the Bull and could also stimulate dreams, psychic or healing experiences. Taureans born 28th April – 7th May or with from 8-17 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2014.
For many years Neptune has been making its influence felt in the area of career and worldly image. You may have had to lay ego on one side here and make yourself available in more selfless ways because it serves the interests of others and your own higher purpose. You may have felt undervalued or overlooked or even misinterpreted by others at times. Some of you could have been more involved with boats, charities, the arts, hospitality industry, working with animals or the underprivileged.
Neptune has left this area after more than 15 years. Allowing more clarity about direction and increasing recognition of your standing in the community or within your profession.
In Neptune’s new incarnation friends may need you to be sensitive and supportive. You may feel more of a pull to become involved with a group which serves a community, in person or over the wires, or you collaborate with kindred spirits who have a special area of interest or expertise in common and your sense of duty to a special group or to friends and associates is activated. Taureans born 23rd-28th April or with 3-8 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2014.
Pluto now in Capricorn, continues to have a positive but radical impact on your sign. For several years Pluto will continue to bring a deeper awareness and help you to find the thread of your own personal truth amid the myriad twists and turns of human mental constructs. Distilling the essence through intellectual seeking, travel, religions, philosophies, the law and that includes spiritual law.
There should be a growing understanding of different systems of thought, more tolerance for differing belief systems as your previous ideologies or presumptions get cut down to size. The rose-tinted specs fall away and you begin to see how something or someone you idolized is really like, warts and all. But because of this and other lessons your wisdom is growing and deepening. Someone you have an, intense emotional connection with could live at a distance or be linked to travel or just has a lot to teach you. Any of these could have a profound effect upon you.
Taureans born 30th April – 4th May or with 10-14 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most in 2014.
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