Diana's Monthly Taurus Forecast for August 2015
Until the 23rd your attention could centre around a base of operations, community or family or extended family. Property matters – buying/selling/home improvements may be a feature or it may be about a debts or loans. 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!
Until the 8th the mental focus could revolve around family, extended family, neighbours, or property matters. Correspondence and discussions may be about a physical space inside/outside, or points on the map. You may be mulling things over or 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 touch a nerve. Either way it tends to be a mentally busy or social time in, around or about a base of operations – wherever that is – or you may be on the move more.
8th-28th – Mercury is in a more innovative sector of your Solar chart. Now you enjoy playing with ideas and speculating, maybe a little wildly, on this or that or the other possibility. But, whatever you are doing, there may be more laughs or distractions along the way. Your creative juices are flowing and you are more articulate which may help with beating the drum on something. Also, there’s likely to be increased communications either with or about young ones, lovers or pets. Also, you could be more romantically expressive or creatively inspired at this time.
THE KNOTTY DETAILS
From the 28th Mercury is focusing your mind upon the practical side of life. The daily duties, discussions, ideas or paperwork may be on your mind. Thoughts could revolve around, repairs, maintenance, or health – yours or another’s. Thinking about the mechanics of daily life will definitely be a keynote. Also you could be learning useful new skills or blowing the dust off those you already have either out of choice or necessity. Practical advice will be of service.
Apart from July 19th-August 1st when she makes a brief visit to a more playful area, 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.
Until the 9th Mars is in a transit of your Solar communications sector accelerating mental processes and firing up the way you express yourself. Educational pursuits, speaking, writing or socializing can be demanding or competitive at times and you express ideas and opinions with greater force and dynamism which may take others aback. Comings and goings may increase or you find yourself more in the stream of information exchange and this would be a good time to float a new concept or body of work. However, there may be tensions and you can feel overloaded with too much information coming at you or demanded from you. Sometimes, it could feel that certain others are too impatient or over-assertive but, your own reactions may be too defensive. It’s better to be measured and decisive in what you say, keeping lines of communication open rather than wasting energy wondering about someone’s deeper motives.
In general, there could be more correspondence or other types of paperwork than usual and flying hither and thither for business or personal reasons. Overall, you should start to feel more confident about making decisions or defining certain objectives more clearly. You can be proactive and successful with media, promotions, negotiations or simply speaking up for yourself in a more assertive way.
From the 9th Mars is at the root of your chart. This means you could be busier than usual in and around HQ, or because of a property or another location. Physical effort may be needed right in your own back yard or there is more physical demand on you because of family, neighbourhood or community. Decisiveness, assertiveness or more stamina may be needed because of any of these possibilities. Mars in this area could mean a lot more coming and going within a locality even if it is not your usual stamping ground or there may be more hustle and bustle around you. As always with Mars, there could be moments of tension which surface now and again and affect your mood and you may find a way to use pent up energies in a more positive manner. Skeletons may start rattling in the closet and you have to ride the waves of emotional reactions or elements from the past have more impact or relevance to the present. On the other hand you may be putting your energies into something which connects you with tradition, the family or tribal background, Mother Nature or the planet as a whole. For some, parents or parenting are emphasized – especially the male side.
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 be more involved with those out to have a good time whether as a participant or a facilitator. 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.
Saturn has returned to your opposite sign until September 17th.
This position of Saturn is ultimately constructive for your sign but may manifest as you having to work harder at balancing your point of view with that of a partner or opposite number. At times you will be keenly aware of a lack in this department and must strive for 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. Some of you will wish to formalize a relationship at this stage. If it is a break-up then give thanks for what you have learned and shared and try to move on without bearing any grudges.
Taureans born 18th-21st or with from 27 degrees rising will feel this energy the most over this period.
A SAFE HARBOUR
Until the 11th Jupiter is 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, maybe abroad, which you learn from, or relocating altogether.
From the 11th 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.
Early degree Taureans or Taurus rising or those born from 18th May or with from 27 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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What today looks like:
Beginning today, and concluding on Wednesday, the Moon and the planet Pluto are teaming up in the sign of Capricorn. A gentle, revolutionary desire is present in your area of foreign countries, higher learning, ethics and law, during this intensive connection. On adventures, now may be a good time to transform your reputation.
Elsewhere: from today until Thursday, Mercury and the Sun continue joining forces in Leo. Your area of instinctual behaviour, home, and family-life is supplied with a creative, curious impulse, during this intensive link. At the moment, it might be good to read something relaxing in your home.
As well: continuing today, and concluding on the 8th, Mars is moving through the sign of Cancer. For you, Taurus, this means over a week where communication, your local area, and achievments are energizing, and motivate you. Mars, when in Cancer, provides a comforting, caring activity.
Also On This Day:
- The planet Venus carries on transiting Virgo until Friday.
- A sextile aspect between the planet Neptune and the Moon starts today, and ends on Wednesday.
- The Sun continues transiting Leo until the 22nd.
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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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