Diana's Monthly Taurus Forecast for February 2015
A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
New potentials were in the wind until the 19th. The Sun was in a more outgoing, expansive area tending to raise the spirits and you see fresh possibilities outside of the routine box. Time to make plans and launch projects. Some of you may have itchy feet, and with the vibrations increasing opportunities to escape the daily grind, this is a good time to get out and about more and try new things. Travel or distant horizons could be emphasized.
Until the 19th the Solar energy theme means you will be taking your targets or overall direction more seriously or be more aware of outer image, how you present yourself and the impression you are making on others, or how something is representing you.
You may have to be more aware of the rules imposed by officials, parents, bureaucracy and anyone else to whom you have responsibilities. The overall idea is to project a good image and be consistent and responsible as you go forwards. Reputation or how you are packaging something may be emphasized.
PLOTS AND PLANS
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 those who may facilitate your aims could be highlighted. You may find your goals and schemes are being validated or rejected by the by the way things are unfolding across the wider stage – so keep your ear to the ground. You will be putting mental effort into expressing yourself in the best way you can so as to get the result you desire. Vehicles, transport or communications equipment may also be on your mind. Mercury is retrograde until the 11th and from then things will move along more smoothly in these areas.
A CHERISHED HOPE WITHIN REACH
Until the 21th, Venus warms relationships new and old and you feel supported as you move forwards with something you have hoped for, maybe for a long time. Fresh associations, networking, group gatherings or team efforts benefit from Venus’s sociable, helpful mood. Pooling forces and resources may be interesting, materially beneficial and, in general facilitate positive experiences.
Until the 20th Mars is in a very future-orientated and sociable area of your Solar chart. You will tend to be the initiator with cherished hopes or a more experimental way of thinking. At times, you have a lot on your plate because of a group of those with interests or a special situation in common. Mars can be a bit pushy, so, on the flip side, there may be tensions between you and a friend or associate. Due to a collection of others, life becomes more demanding or annoying and you may have to be on the ball, competitive and decisive. Just avoid being hasty and don’t allow others to tire you out or push you into something you don’t want. This is a more progressive phase when things which have been shelved, sometimes for a long time, can start to move forwards again. Technology or the internet and the paraphernalia that goes with it could be emphasized. Time to get the ball rolling?
CONNECTIONS NEW AND OLD
From the 19th the Solar energy makes it a forward-moving 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 to realize an idea or ideal which has been on the backburner for a long time. Networking, group connections and technology is also emphasized.
From the 21th Venus is transiting a more background area of your Solar chart and you’ll tend to keep your feelings to yourself and may be pondering a relationship or feeling uncertain about the finances or a property. You could be mulling over the past and finding emotions getting in the way of the present. Others can be oblivious to what’s going on for you so take a step back, touch base and, with Venus’s knack of finding the balance, you can gently iron out any inner turbulence. A good idea would be to immerse yourself in nurturing pursuits which feed your soul.
SERVING THE COMMON GOOD
Mars is in a more inward and private area suggesting things could be busier behind the scenes or in a separate bubble with others. This is a dynamic energy and so you may be putting yourself out for something bigger than you are. But that’s alright for this is a karmic house which is about selflessness.
This Mars transit will encourage a more self-reflective mood where you will be mulling things over whilst in the midst of other activities. Mars here can dip the vitality and you may be feeling somewhat downbeat and talk yourself out of something which could is ultimately good.
This Mars transit will also stimulate the unconscious and your imagination as well as your ability to manifest what you want and shape things from backstage. You may feel happier if you take more time out for yourself to nurture or heal and it’s advisable to work alone whenever you can. Emotions and some frustrations may be nearer the surface and knee jerk reactions are more likely so this is something you may catch yourself doing. Those who take this onboard may just avoid falling down those old emotional holes in the road.
Because your energies are turned inwards, you are more easily affected by outside influences and can get sucked into other people’s stuff, their moods and opinions, so just be more self-protective at this time. Pay attention to dreams, visions, omens and coincidences. Mars here will also underpin practices like yoga, meditation, clairvoyance or healing, or indeed anything which takes you out of yourself so you sustain the energy and enthusiasm you need to be of service where necessary.
Saturn will be in your 8th house until next June . The 8th house carries the energy of the snake which sloughs off its old skin revealing the glittering colours of the young skin beneath. So this is a gradual gear-change time which involves clearing the decks to make space for new green shoots. This may revolve around property, finances, relationships or your own bad habits. You’ll become more aware over this time frame of who/what you can really trust and in the process, you may have to let go of a previous perspective, relationship, possession, expectation, so that life can be reborn within you. Sometimes ditching or modifying prior arrangements in favour of those which are financially, emotionally or physically more comfortable can happen but it will be gradual and you may still have to live within the parameters of the previous set-up for a while. Or maybe there’s a removal of a financial set-up, support system or lifestyle and you feel this as a lack. Either way you will slowly be transitioning into a fresh perspective and turning over a new leaf.
Taureans born 22nd-26th April or with 2-6 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
A SAFE HARBOUR
Jupiter has begun his new cycle in your home area highlighting expansion related to your place on the map, neighbourhood, a space inside or outside. Also this transit helps settle you emotionally and can create a sense of belonging and feeling more inwardly balanced. Outwardly, family and community relationships should improve or you extend or make additions to your base of operations. If you feel cramped or restless where you are located, then, in general, it’s a good time for adding to the existing space, getting access to somewhere you prefer which you learn from, or relocating altogether.
Taureans born 4th-10th or with 14-19 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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What today looks like:
Starting today, and ending on Friday, the Moon is partnering with Jupiter. The Moon present in Gemini might mean your area of values, money, and personal belongings is supplied with a desire which is intellectual, and curious. It may be good to try to make improvements at home, or buy something for your home, while this convenient, natural connection continues.
Also today: continuing today, and finishing on the 6th, our Sun is cooperating with the planet Uranus. The Sun sitting in Aquarius may mean an impulse which is free-spirited, and individualistic in your area of life-path, career, and position in society. While this oppertunistic collaboration continues, it might be opportune to achieve something in private, or to meditate on your life.
Elsewhere: continuing today, and concluding on the 19th, Mars is moving through Pisces. For you, Taurians, this means about three weeks where social groups, and aquaintances are exciting, and enliven you. The planet Mars, when in the sign of Pisces, provides an intuitive, contemplative drive.
Also On This Day:
- The Moon carries on transiting the sign of Gemini until Friday.
- The planet Mercury continues transiting Aquarius until the 12th of March.
- Venus carries on transiting Pisces until the 20th.
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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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