Happy Birthday, Taurus!
May 2, 2016
You might have been laboring during a long period of challenges, dear Taurus, but you are coming into your own from 2016 – to 2017. For years, from October 2012 to September 2015, you had to face a barrage of planetary tests, for at that time taskmaster Saturn was in Scorpio, a sign that lies 180 degrees on the horoscope wheel from your natal Sun. That put Saturn in opposition to your Sun, which is considered a very rare and severe aspect. Once Saturn departed from Scorpio on September 17, 2015, you were liberated from Saturn’s demands.
Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, will tour your solar fifth house of love, as it moves through Virgo, giving single Taurus the rare opportunity to find true love. If you are already attached, you are about to have much more fun, from now until the time Jupiter moves to another part of your chart, September 9. To take full advantage of this trend, be determined to socialize more. What is likely due is a richer, more satisfying emotional life for you—the best birthday gift of all.
In the scheme of things, Jupiter’s role is simply to make you very happy, and he works steadfastly toward that goal, asking nothing in return. Jupiter first moved into Virgo and the most romantic sector of your horoscope on August 11, 2015, so you may have already experienced the emotional joy that Jupiter can provide. If not, you have many months ahead to meet or enjoy your one true love (assuming you are eager to create a true, lasting romantic relationship).
One of the most fortunate days of the year for your love life will be when Venus, your ruler, conjoins Jupiter on Saturday, August 27, 2016, in your house of true love. Be sure to plan to do something special for this date.
Not only is Jupiter in your fifth house causing a brilliant glow for matters involving relationships, but it will also likely increase your creativity. If you like, you can direct these strong energies toward an artistic project that you may be involved in now, one that could bring you many accolades. From now through early September, you must take your creative ideas seriously, work to develop them into a concrete artistic expression, and present your work to influential people. When Jupiter is involved, profits are often not far behind. This could be a big year for both love and creativity, as these two areas will not be mutually exclusive.
When Jupiter moves on to Libra on September 9, and begins to light your house of health, you could get quite a boost to your health. After much research I have found that having Jupiter in this part of your chart is the finest place you can host Jupiter to feel better by adopting healthful habits. Jupiter is not only the planet of good fortune, but also called the great healer.
The sixth house, where Jupiter is headed for 13 months while in Libra, also rules work projects. You might be assigned a number of plum projects—ones that could be new and more complex than any you have done previously. When you put in a great performance, those projects could lead you to even more interesting and coveted work. If you are self-employed, you might be able to bring in high profile, successful clients. If you are a manager or running your own company, you are likely to find superb candidates for jobs you need to fill. This is a lovely influence, and Jupiter will remain with you for 13 months, until October 10, 2017.
Now let’s turn to Saturn, the planet that shows that you are stronger and more resilient than you had ever assumed. Saturn has been touring your solar fourth house of home and family since September 17, 2015, and will remain with you until December 17, 2017. Saturn’s presence in this area of your chart may have given you the motivation to meet new goals regarding your home. This is a long trend, so you may achieve these goals this year.
From now through September, you may have a strong emphasis on money. Mars will retrograde, so no matter what financial considerations you are reviewing, this focus on money matters could take through September to fully sort out.
If you’d like to travel far and wide, this year consider going around the time when Mars enters Capricorn, September 27 to November 9, 2016. You’d have lots of fun! One more opening for travel will be at the new moon in Capricorn, around December 29, 2016, to ring in 2017 on foreign shores. Your window of opportunity for exotic, thrilling foreign travel will extend ten days after the new moon appears.
Your career could be on fire after Mars enters Aquarius, November 9 through December 19, 2016, so even though it will be during the holidays, be prepared with an up-to-date bio and resume. Another bright time for you to secure a potential large professional victory will be just after the new moon January 27, 2017, plus two weeks.
Mars will enter Taurus next year, 2017, on March 9, and remain in your sign until April 21, 2017. This will be a highly energetic period of six weeks. Everyone enjoys having Mars in their sign, for this time the red planet will put you front and center of that which is vital to your interests and happening around you. Mars in your own sign will likely give you optimism, courage, and drive. You may display great passion for all that you present to influential people, and as a result, they may want to help get ahead. This is a vital time, not to be repeated for two years (until mid-February to March 2019), so use this precious support from Mars to excel in all sorts of competitive situations.
You have a superb year ahead! Celebrate!