Diana's Monthly Taurus Forecast for August 2014
Until the 23rd, your attention or concerns will probably centre around a base of operations or within a locality, community or with family members. Property matters – buying/selling/home improvements may be a feature or it may be about a particular space inside or outside. In some respects your gaze will tend to be more inwards and you may be pondering more, or feeling things more deeply. Listen to your instincts!
On the 7th, you do well to get active on behalf of others but also the dreamer in you can manifest a cherished vision.
You will have to push through with determination around the 8th/9th to take advantage of the wave of inspiration and progress coming from Uranus.
Until the 16th discussions could revolve around family, extended family, neighbours, or property matters. Correspondence and speculation may be about a physical space inside/outside, or points on the map. You may be mulling things over feeling more emotional or nostalgic. There may be communications with relations or parents for some of you and others may be considering a legacy or a tradition of some kind. Whatever is going on feelings tend to be nearer the surface and certain interchanges may stir things up or touch a nerve. Either way it tends to be a mentally busy or social time in and around a base of operations – wherever that is – or you may be on the move more.
From the 16th Mercury is in a more innovative sector of your Solar chart and there’s likely to be increased communications either with or about young ones, lovers or pets. Whatever you are doing, there may be more laughs or distractions along the way. Now you enjoy playing with ideas and speculating, maybe a little wildly, on this or that or the other possibility. Your creative juices are flowing and you are more articulate which may help with beating the drum on something. Trickster energy is stronger and games or pranks may be on your mind, there could be a false alarm or you are the butt of someone else’s joke. Also, you could be more romantically expressive or creatively inspired at this time.
Avoid major decisions on the 18th/19th you may be inclined to build castles in the air.
Until the 12th Venus will be in a very sociable sector of your solar chart. She can help you to be articulate in your expression and tends to deliver environments or daily encounters which are more appealing or entertaining, even exotic. Some of you could be in exchanges with others who appreciate your self-expression or there may be more interesting distractions or more access to the arts. Media is favoured as is anything artistic. This transit could bring warm, supportive relations with siblings or soul brothers and sisters. You also can do better when buying/selling/promoting etc and if you want to settle a feud or negotiate for something, then you can be very persuasive.
From the 12th Venus beams a friendly, sociable light into the root of your chart. This can manifest in various ways. Overall, it encourages a more harmonious time at home and you welcome others into your space or are more the visitor to others. Or, it could be a venue where you all meet up. It could be a good time to appreciate family or tribal connections, or maybe you like where you are located.
Mars in your opposite sign means personal or professional exchanges are likely to be more dynamic and lively. Because of the agenda of another, there are more physical demands put upon you to be decisive or 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.
But overall, co-operative interactions are favoured as personal or professional alliances can be beneficial and productive if both horses are pulling the carriage in the same direction. If your opposite number is not having the same transit in the same place (which is unlikely), then you may see them as indecisive, or dragging their feet. So sometimes you will just have to slow down and try to understand things from their point of view. Equally don’t let someone overtire you because the Mars energy is coming at you through them and you are trying too hard or spreading yourself too thin on their behalf.
Another’s willingness to take action with/for you can be invaluable as it may help you to be more effective and functional than if you were going it alone. During this extended transit, diplomacy and people skills need to be cultivated more.
From the 23rd there’s a brighter, less inward, vibration around. So that could manifest as more opportunities to be in environments with scope for play and enjoyment. Or to join with those out to have a good time. More emphasis is given to children, youngsters or romantic partners for some, and for others, there could be more socializing and maybe more contact with arts/entertainments or the leisure industry. You are more likely to feel the light of appreciation from others or be participating in activities you find fun or personally empowering. Aim for some down time to feed your soul on the 29th – worldly energies will be at a low ebb. But you have the ability to tune into what eluded you before.
IS IT ME OR IS IT THEE?
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 middle 10 days or with 15-19 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.
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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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