TAURUS FORECAST

(April 20 – May 20, ’19)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY & SOLAR RETURN!  You’re the shining star this month—the spotlight’s on you, so express yourself & let your light shine (particularly on 4/20, 22, 5/4 (New Moon), 6, 8, 11, 13 & 15-18).  Your comforting & supportive nature will magnetically attract others to you, and your home will likely become the center of lots of activity.  Enjoy all the attention!  The FULL MOON in TAURUS/SCORPIO on 5/18 could provide some clarification of a partnership issue (and help you see yourself more clearly) stand your ground and strive for mutuality & consensus in your one-on-one relationships.

Prior to 5/6, you’ll want to direct some efforts into tying up any loose ends, cleaning, sorting and filing things in their proper places — focus on completion!  You could be especially efficient on 4/30 & 5/2.  Once Mercury enters TAURUS on 5/6, you’ll want to put some thought into spiffing up your self-image and appearance; redefine how you’d like to present yourself to others.  On 5/15, Venus—your planet—leaves rambunctious ARIES and settles down with the Sun, Mercury & Uranus in cozy TAURUS.  Beautify yourself and your personal environment; treat yourself to a massage, facial, new hairdo or updated photo.  Welcome the affection and appreciation you’ll be receiving from your admirers. There will be many social opportunities from here on, especially with the sparkling Venus-Uranus conjunction on 5/18!

Since the end of March, you’ve been putting lots of energy into strengthening your personal finances, diversifying your investments and seeking out new sources of income.  Think twice before spending your hard-earned money on 4/27, 5/1 & 5; don’t overextend your credit or loan/borrow anything.  You’ll be rechanneling your efforts into intellectual pursuits from 5/15 on (and for the upcoming 6 weeks).  Classes, networking activities, short trips and visits with relatives & neighbors will be especially stimulating for you.  You could take a deeper interest in nutrition, cooking & baking or trying out new restaurants in your neighborhood.  Review your travel, educational or marketing plans from 4/24 on; hold off on moving forward until things become clearer.  This would be a great time to catch up on your reading!

LONG-TERM FORECAST:  You’ll be experiencing a renewed spirit of adventure, expansiveness and optimism while Pluto is in the sign CAPRICORN (20082024).  During this inspiring 16-year cycle, you’ll be exploring new territory, extending your vistas and communicating with others on a global scale – the world is your playground!  Travel, education, writing, publishing, marketing & promotional matters will take top priority.  Your belief systems will undergo a transformational process, as you’ll be investigating higher levels of consciousness and seeking greater understanding of your place in the cosmic scheme of things.  Maintain a positive outlook, stay in integrity with yourself and your ideals, and – most of all – tell the truth!

While Neptune transits PISCES (2012-2026), a subtle shift is taking place within your social life.  During this 14-year cycle, outgrown friendships & alliances will be dissolving, making way for those who deeply share similar interests, ideals, visions & spiritual values. Expect some mystical, magical connections! You may find yourself participating more in music, art and cultural activities during this transit.

While Uranus is in ARIES (20102019), you’ll be exposed to advanced technologies, progressive methods and alternative approaches in work & health matters.  During this “7-year itch,” you’ll be developing new techniques, inventing unique systems & researching offbeat subjects.  It’s time for redefining priorities, clarifying your motives and clearing away any self-defeating behavior patterns or emotional debris.  Release the past in preparation for an enlightening change in lifestyle once Uranus makes its initial entry into TAURUS (5/1511/6/18).  You’ll begin to express yourself in more original, unconventional ways and live with greater freedom and spontaneity in your everyday life.  Get off the beaten path and explore alternative approaches!

Travel, education, writing, publishing, philosophy & religion, politics, international affairs & marketing will be taken more seriously while Saturn transits CAPRICORN (12/20/17−12/16/20).  Foreign destinations may have a special appeal for you, as well as serious studies, perhaps involving different religions, cultures or languages.  You may choose to incorporate yoga, meditation, tai chi or acupuncture into your regimen.  During this 3-year cycle, you’ll be inspired to re-evaluate your belief systems, restructure your modes of communication and practice what you preach.  It’s the time to solidify your understanding of the world and develop greater trust in the universe!

With Jupiter now in SAGITTARIUS (11/8/18—12/2/19), it will be advantageous for you to join with others in mutually-beneficial financial or contractual agreements.  Make sure your alignments are with those who share similar values and ethical standards.

 ©2018  Diane Elizabeth Clarke