Taurus (20 April – 20 May)
Action planet Mars is retrograde this month and next and Mars is currently in Aquarius and your career and vocation sector. Therefore, this is not necessarily a good time to push ahead with new career plans or future goals. Instead, this period is great for reworking your strategy and rethinking what next while Mars is in retreat.
Also, Mars is in unison with the karmic South Node throughout July, which peaks around the 20th. It’s important to consider what you’re releasing or letting go of and what you need to do differently. Ideally, you want to be taking a step back and getting ready to relaunch or start over late August or into September.
As July begins, you may notice a clear divide between your home and family, your work and future goals. In fact, these areas of life could be in conflict or you’re trying to work out a way to juggle the two.
This is because your ruling planet, Venus, is in Leo and your home and family sector until the 10th. Plus, communication planet Mercury is here all month and the Sun enters Leo on the 22nd. If you’re moving home, you’re involved in a DIY project, you’re renting somewhere new or you’re visiting family over the coming weeks, you’re in tune with your stars.
There will be times when life flows in these areas and other times when you feel conflicted about what you want or need with regard to home and family and your connection to the past. The trickiest period is the 25th to the 27th of the month, so try and make any important moves before the end of July.
Firstly, communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on the 26th and remains on go slow until August 19th. Traditionally, this is a time to wait and be patient rather than put too much energy into home or family related matters.
Another important date is the 27th when there’s a Full Moon or Lunar Eclipse cutting across the Leo/Aquarius axis of the zodiac and the foundations of your chart. This eclipse is part of the eclipse cycle which began in August 2016 and runs until January 2019.
Eclipses often coincide with change or they bring important matters to a head. You may already know that change is imminent with regard to your past and future, your home, your work. Impulsive moves aren’t recommended during the eclipse period. Instead, wait and see what plays out and give yourself some breathing space before making any major decision.
If you’re unsure of what might happen, be prepared rather than assume everything will be ok. Talk to the people who have control over your destiny, i.e. your boss or landlord/landlady before the end of the month. Think of this period as an opportunity to lay new foundations for your future path, even if it’s a bumpy road at times.
There are other factors at play throughout July and the people factor is strong for you. The Sun is in Cancer until the 22nd, the sign which rules communication, your local community and new friends. From the 5th to the 8th, there’s a lovely flow of water sign energy between the Sun in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces.
This is about people, old and new friends alike, attending a reunion or catching up with an ex, someone you loved in the past. Reach out to others and sit up and take notice when individuals from your past cross your path.
The 10th to the 14th could be particularly powerful in this respect. Firstly, big planet Jupiter turns direct in Scorpio and your relationship sector on the 10th and this feels positive for reconnecting. Secondly, there’s a New Moon or Solar Eclipse in Cancer on the 13th, the first eclipse in a new eclipse cycle cutting across the Cancer/Capricorn axis of the zodiac, which lasts until July 2020.
If someone new comes into your life on or around these dates, take note. As Pluto is involved in the Solar Eclipse, this could signal an ending followed by a new beginning. Decide where your loyalties lie and be bold. Love is potentially in the ascendancy during this period, even if it means you upset someone close in the process. You may find you have no option but to follow your heart, your feelings.
Finally, this month there’s lots of fun to be had so don’t miss out on some summer sunshine if you’re in the northern hemisphere and, wherever you are in the world, make the most of life. Your ruler Venus moves into your fellow earth sign Virgo on the 10th and Virgo rules all the good things in your life.
This is whatever you ‘give birth to’, what you create, what you bring to life. This includes romance and love affairs, children and pregnancy, entertainment and leisure activities. It’s the time to follow your passion, tap into your creative source and trust your luck.
Plus, there’s a flow of earth sign energy once Venus is in Virgo and up until the end of the month. The planets are working together in your element which is excellent for getting serious about travel and study projects or spending quality time with the people you love. This is where you can find security in your life, feel grounded and fulfil a sense of belonging.
So, ensure you celebrate, party and do something special. Spend quality time with your kids, fall in love, arrange a big social get-together with your favourite people. Focus on your creativity and remember that being a Taurus and ruled by arty Venus, you have an artistic touch.
Whether you enjoy to paint, sing, sculpt or dance, let your creative and artistic side soar. This is where joy can be found in your life, whatever else is happening. In many respects, this month’s events could prove to be a major crossroads in your life when one chapter is coming to a close and a new chapter is beginning.