Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
Your ruling planet is Venus.
You really are out there in the world this month, Taurus, and yet you are also hiding yourself away in realms of thought and feeling far removed from daily existence. Your work in the world at this time participates in the ideal more fully than the real, which has its disadvantages, but most importantly brings you directly to the spiritual essence of the situation. You are likely to be making a fresh start on resolving previous patterns in this your birthday time of the year. You can utilize this period to see where you give your power to others or perhaps to acknowledge that knee-jerk reactions to outside control might at times be replaced by a more thoughtful and measured response. Then you take up your own authority.
As the month begins, you are coming into yourself in some new and different ways, in the wake of the April 27th New Moon in the early degrees of your sign. You are inhabiting some entirely mystical places inside yourself right now, so that your public presence in the world partakes of the mystery and numinousity of existence, even and perhaps especially with regard to your work and career issues. Only the path with heart, as Carlos Castaneda has it, will be fully satisfying to you at this time. There is a paradox within you, as you feel your presence in the world expanding and also the urge to delve into and perhaps restructure your home environment, or maybe just pull the covers up over your head. The First Quarter Moon of Thursday, May 4th, represents a further moment of tension in the mix of energies swirling around and through you in these climactic times. You are pulled to the inside and simultaneously into relationship with others, stretching your reality. Your future is calling, but with a vastly different set of goals than you would have envisioned as recently as a few short weeks ago. The Full Moon that comes along on Friday evening, May 12th, represents a new take on spiritual values in your life, and perhaps on significant partners in your world as well. You might find yourself re-visiting issues of self and other at this time, and of the ancient patterns of behavior that sometimes rise up to impede your clear vision. The Last Quarter Moon of late Friday evening, and early Saturday, May 20th, ends a period of frustration with what you are able to accomplish concretely at this time in your old way of being in the world. You are shifting at the core. There is a way that beneficial partners are helping you to allow a pathway to open up, where before there had only been the surroundings of a rocky wasteland. The energy of others in your life can be entirely helpful to you at this time, bringing in their issues as grist for your mill, and enabling you to get a different perspective on your own.