Diana's Monthly Taurus Forecast for February 2016
THE LONG VIEW
Until the 19th the Solar energy theme means you will be taking your targets or overall direction more seriously or be more aware of how you present yourself and the impression you are making on others, or how something is representing you. Traditions or social conventions may have more of your attention.
You may have to be more aware of the rules imposed by officials, parents, bureaucracy and anyone to whom you have responsibilities. The overall idea is to project an appropriate image and be consistent and responsible as you go forwards.
A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
Until the 14th Mercury is expanding your mind and you should be entertaining options outside of the box. Discussions and/or paperwork could be related to travel, higher learning or an unfamiliar environment. Thinking bigger and becoming more aware of fresh potential, or a distant horizon, a plan may be forming in your mind. This could be a good time to refresh your mental palette and think in bright new colours. Maybe there is a breath of fresh air from further afield or guidance from those with specialist knowledge or just someone with a refreshing slant on things. Mercury enjoys this communicative sector which also emphasizes higher learning, publications and the legal side of things. Another way this transit might work is you take the opportunity to beat the drum about something, get the word out, be the guide or the guided, the informer or the informed.
From the 14th discussions, correspondence and targets may involve bureaucracy, parental figures or the ‘powers that be’. Or it may mean more ‘official’ type paper-work or correspondence. 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. 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.
BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Until the 17th Venus supports warmer more supportive relationships with those from far away, or from a different cultural background. Travel with a partner is possible or someone expands your thinking with their experience or background. You are more likely to connect with others who have a knowledge or expertise which helps you add pieces of the puzzle. This could be financially advantageous. You yourself may be valued or admired for your knowledge, know-how or guidance and this may be a good time for putting the word out on to a wider stage about something and it could prove to be lucrative. Publications or educational establishments could be highlighted and you and someone may be on a bit of a learning curve together. A teacher or someone with wisdom could be helpful, or, through their contribution and support you ultimately get a better understanding or material reward for your joint efforts.
FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES
From the 17th Venus is helping to create more favourable circumstances with authority figures, like bosses, parents who will be positively emphasized as they tend to see you or your work in a good light. 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 an ambition. You yourself could be the one who takes a firm but friendly stand and enables another to achieve their goals.
Mars in your opposite sign means personal or professional exchanges are likely to be more dynamic and lively. Because of another, there may be more physical demands put upon you to be decisive or to take action. You and someone could elicit strong opinions in each-other or, conversely, maybe you feel a strong pull towards someone or they feel a strong pull towards you. Once again patience may be needed as Mars here can make you too hasty, handle someone badly, throw caution to the winds, or make a false start. So the advice would be to try to keep things on an even keel and don’t dive in head first at full revs with all guns blazing before you are sure of your ground.
Saturn is now in your 8th house. The 8th house is a transition house which usually involves clearing the decks to make space for new life. This may involve joint property or financial interests, or your own bad habits. You’ll become more aware over this time frame of who/what is of value, and in the process, you may have to let go of an aspect of a previous perspective, set-up or contract so that life can become more healthy, happy or fulfilling. Sometimes ditching or modifying a prior arrangement in favour of one which is 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 certain resource or support system or lifestyle and you feel this as a lack. Either way you will slowly be transitioning into a fresh perspective which is closer to your true priorities.
Taureans born 3rd-7th May or with 13-17 degrees rising, or, will feel this energy the most over this period.
Jupiter, planet of potential abundance and expansion will very positively influence your Sun sign until next September. This is a time when you may be appreciated more for yourself in a playful or romantic sense. At times it will encourage a more spontaneous, even self-indulgent, energy. There may be admiring glances coming your way and you may be in the mood to take a risk or a gamble. You may grow through access to creative activities where you can feel empowered and shine in your own unique way. Children, animals and leisure or entertainment activities will be emphasized.
Taureans born from 8th-13th May or with 18-23 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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What today looks like:
From today until Saturday, the planet Mercury and the Moon begin teaming up in Capricorn. This powerful link supplies a comforting, communicative desire to your area of different cultures, investigation, and travel. At the moment, it might be good to think about your profession in foreign places.
As well: continuing today, and concluding on the 18th, the Sun is moving through Aquarius. For you, Taurians, this means two weeks where the long term, status, and society are highlighted, and brought to the front. Our Sun, when in Aquarius, provides an idealistic, free-spirited agenda.
Also today: starting today, and finishing on the 20th, Mars is connecting with Jupiter. Your area of spouses, partners, and agreements is filled with a tenacious, revolutionary drive by Mars in the sign of Scorpio. It may be good to relax with your partner, or have fun with a significant other, while this oppertunistic collaboration continues.
Also On This Day:
- The planet Mars continues transiting Scorpio until the 5th of March.
- A conjunction between Venus and the Moon carries on today, and ends on Saturday.
- The planet Saturn continues a sextile aspect with the Sun today, which ends on Sunday.
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Diana's 2015 Taurus Forecast:
MERCURY RETROGRADES 3 times for approx 3 weeks each in 2015:
First retrograde on Jan 21st – February 11th – Aquarius 17-1 degrees
Second retrograde on 18th May – 11th June – Gemini 13-4 degrees
Third retrograde on 17th Sept – 9th October – Libra 15-0 degrees
THERE WILL BE 2 SOLAR ECLIPSES IN 2015:
The first Solar eclipse of the year occurs on March 20th in your 11th/12th houses.
This eclipse, covering the next 6 months, could trigger the Mercury/Neptune vibe in early Pisces. Just make sure you don’t get the wrong end of the stick because a communication was unclear or you confuse someone with your lack of clarity.
A time of new beginnings, with things on a personal level. Because this eclipse is on the cusp you can initiate new beginnings related to friendships and group affiliations and also spend more time on introspection or nurturing activities and supporting others.
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on Sept 13th in your 5th house
A time of change through your relationship with children or romantic partners, and pets. A fresh start through leisure entertainments, creative or performance type activities .
Jupiter is in Leo until August 11th This is your home area expanding your life through family or neighbourhood 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 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.
Taureans born from mid-month or with from 23 degrees rising will feel the energy of Jupiter in Leo the most this year.
Jupiter transits into Virgo on August 11th and will be there for the rest of the year in a stunningly favourable angle to your sun sign Taurus.
This is a time when you when you may be centre stage or more appreciated by others. Confidence should improve and you can be more creatively self-expressive or competitive. It will encourage a more spontaneous, even self-indulgent, energy and could help bring romance into your life, or create conditions for a more entertaining, or loving environment – or both! You may grow through contact with children or animals or have more access to activities where your inner child can come out to play. Also this is a time when money can be made from speculative ventures or for making use of talents or other resources which tend to be positively enhanced at this time. You may be rubbing shoulders with others who are sporty or competitive, or have more access to a socially playful or performance orientated environment or lifestyle. You should feel confidence growing over these months as you tap into your personal power more.
Taureans born up to mid-May or with up to 24 degrees rising will feel the Jupiter vibration the most in 2015.
Also, Venus will be in an extra long transit June 6th – Oct 9th.
Venus will be conjunct Jupiter 25th-7th July at the root of your chart which augurs well for affairs of the heart, family or neighbourhood connections and property matters.
Saturn departs Scorpio from Xmas Eve 2014-June 15th. For you Taurus, Saturn is now in your Solar 8th house. This is a gear-change zone which usually means decks being cleared emotionally and/or materially in one area to make space for new green shoots in another area. This may involve property, finances, relationships or bad habits. You may feel a lack as a support system or relationship is either changed or no longer there. You’ll become more aware over this time frame of who/what you can really trust and what the bottom line is. In the process, you may have to let go of a previous set-up, contract or expectation so that you can get more fulfilment from life. Ditching or modifying a prior arrangement in favour of one which is financially or emotionally more comfortable can happen but it will be gradual and you may still have to live within the parameters of the previous conditions for a while. Or maybe there’s a removal of a certain resource or support system or lifestyle and you are rigidly fearful because you see this as a loss, which it may be – in the short-term. But this is the house of new beginnings, of re-working your mission statement, streamlining or physically re-cycling the old material into something completely different. Either way, you will slowly be transitioning into a fresh perspective. At times, there may be more turmoil going on inside of you than others realize or appreciate. Maybe you have been realizing that chronic bad habits are difficult to break or a commitment is proving more challenging than you signed up for. One way or another, over this long transit your value structure will be challenged and re-shaped as a result.
Taureans born up to the middle of the first week in May or with up to 12 degrees Taurus rising will feel the energy the most over 2015.
From June 15th Saturn resumes its 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 may sometimes feel 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 undersell yourself? 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 17th May to the last day of the sign or from 26 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2015.
Uranus/Pluto are closest until mid-April and will manifest important events which trigger yet another series of choices to raise our vibration through knowledge, forgiveness and letting go as the mass consciousness shifts from the Piscean into the Aquarian Age.
For many years, Uranus will be transiting a more sensitive, karmic area of your chart. Helping you to get in touch with deeper patterns and intuitions. Some of you may develop an interest in psychology, inner work, humanitarian or reformist groups. The Uranian style of enlightenment can suddenly flag up something previously hidden which gives you a shock as it reveals something which has eluded you for a long time. Secrets or hidden motivations – your own or another’s, may unexpectedly be exposed. You may also have more involvement with unconventional groups or with institutions which could be connected to health, spirituality or art. An innovative, alternative vibration which means you could discover new perspectives which are not main-stream.
This could be an inspiring time for you artistic children of the Bull and could also stimulate imagination, dreams, psychic or healing experiences. Taureans born 4th-14th May or with from 11-21 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2015.
Neptune’s position shows that friends may need you to be more sensitive and supportive. You feel more of a pull to become involved with groups which serve the community, or champion the under-privileged. You will probably feel more of a sense of duty to a special group or to certain friends or associates and share ideals with kindred spirits. Avoid being woolly minded or too ‘helpful’ to those who do not help themselves. Taureans born 27th April-4th May or with 4-11 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2015.
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 belief systems, moral and legal laws. Distilling the essence through intellectual seeking, languages, travel, religions, philosophies, and spiritual law. Pluto’s mode of operation is to force an issue through these areas and cause you to think more deeply, more honestly about what is truly of most value. There will be some courageous ditching of ballast along the way in the form of now irrelevant beliefs and ideals.
There should be a growing understanding of different systems of thought, as Pluto catalyzes you to dig deeper and, as the rose-tinted specs fall away you begin to see how a mental perspective or someone you idolized is really like, warts and all, and this, ultimately is freeing and empowering. Because Pluto here gets you questioning more deeply or expanding your knowledge base through education but also maturing your understanding through experience. Pluto here may also mean someone you have an intense connection with could be linked to travel or has a lot to teach you. Any of these could have a profound effect upon you.
Taureans born beginning 4th-9th May or with 11-16 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most in 2015.
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