Diana's Monthly Taurus Forecast for May 2016
Until the 21st is a powerful time for you with the Sun in your sign. A good time for taking stock and reviewing the dance of life over the past year and also thinking about the future. In general, the way should be clearer to improve things for yourself personally and definitely to be more ‘self‘ centred, doing whatever is most supportive of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Also to give more time and energy to aims and ambitions close to your heart and feel the empowerment that brings.
MEETING AND GREETING
Mercury is in your sign putting you more in the stream of information exchange and mixing with others. A time to put those people skills to work as you outline intentions or ideas more clearly and accurately to others. There may be more paperwork or other things to get your head around and mental processes may be accelerated. Communications equipment, vehicles, travel or transport might also be on your mind. At times there may be so much coming at you that you feel a bit scattered so engineer quiet spaces for yourself whenever you can.
Mercury is retrograde until the 22nd which means hold-ups or having to think things through more carefully.
GOOD IN YOUR SKIN
Until the 24th Venus is in your sign, supporting a more gregarious, sociable mood and could boost your love-life and other close relationships. Meeting the world with more ease and enthusiasm after the previous phase which was less certain and more introspective. Reaching out more to connect with others and some of you could be tying the knot with a loved one.
Professional relationships get a boost with more opportunities to mix and mingle successfully or connect with those important to you. With Venus here you will tend to come across as more welcoming and attractive – good news for business as well as your personal life. On the other hand, you could be feeling somewhat self-indulgent and inclined to treat yourself to activities, or purchases which boost morale or are a valuable asset. It’s not all easy-peasy with Venus, which also rules money and other material resources like possessions and property, and you’ll need to work to balance things, so just make sure that the flow of abundance is not flowing more from you than to you – unless that is your choice. Overall this is a good time to work the energy to your advantage and reap the potential benefits.
Mars is retrograde all month which tends to mute the action and may cause some re-thinking. Those born either in the first week or with up to 8 degrees rising will be feeling the effects most. This is not a great time to initiate a competition or a fight you dearly need to win. If possible, wait until the retrograde is over.
Until the 28th Mars is in the sector of your solar chart which clears the decks for new beginnings. So one manifestation may be a de-clutter, is in the pipe-line. Or maybe either letting go or regenerating an ailing or stale situation. Whether it’s a re-think, a de-tox or a Spring Clean, this Mars position means coming up against pre-existing conditions, behaviours or requirements which provoke an inner confrontation with your ethics or things shared with another. Then a shift, as emotions or feelings drive a change. You could be intensely aware of the feeling or needs of others at times and you may have to bite your tongue or be more confidential or shrewd.
Debts due or owed (moral or otherwise) may need a more decisive approach or maybe someone is being more assertive – even coercive – towards you. You’ll probably have to feel your way rather than ´think´ your way, and even though you are aware of others’ feelings , values or expectations, you want to stick up for yourself , and be true to your own values and inner nature. You are looking for a win/win solution but listening with your inner ear and seeing with your third eye.
You’ll tend not to want to put all your cards on the table with some people.
From the 28th Mars retrogrades into your opposite sign.
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.
From the 21st finances, goods, property or anything which affects your material security or physical wellbeing now or in the future is likely to have your attention. So key themes are centred around ‘stuff’ – yours (or theirs), and perhaps protecting it, moving it, ditching it or acquiring more. Also seeing how to improve things in practical ways which may improve wellbeing – yours or another’s.
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 2nd-6th May or with 12-16 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 2nd -5th May or with 12-15 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
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What today looks like:
Starting today, and concluding on Saturday, our Moon is tussling with Mars. The Moon sitting in Aquarius may mean an idealistic, free-spirited feeling in your area of motivations, careers, and society. While this tough, awkward clash continues, it might be frustrating to team up with an authority figure, or to attend to a long term relationship.
Also today: continuing today, and concluding on the 12th, Mercury is moving through Taurus. For you, Taurians, this means two weeks where your general outlook, and appearance are more interesting, and make better sense to you. Mercury, when in Taurus, provides a physical, reliable notion.
As well: from today until the 5th of July, the Sun and Venus go on combining in Gemini. This powerful connection supplies a prideful, affectionate motivation to your area of money, belongings, and principles. Now may be a powerful time to buy something to read in matters of money.
Also On This Day:
- The Moon starts transiting Pisces until Monday.
- Starting today and ending on Saturday, Uranus is in a sextile aspect with the Moon.
- Mars continues transiting the sign of Scorpio until the 2nd of August.
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