Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
Your ruling planet is Venus.
You are in for a roller-coaster ride of a monthly cycle, Taurus, as poignant possibilities assert themselves strongly in your mental viewpoint. You will come to find also that helpful partners are very important to you right now for establishing your own sense of purpose. This is a time of high idealism and of a vision so profound that it does not really match the way of the world, and you might also find confusion of motivation as a result. On the plus side, this is also a time when your ideas may really begin to gel, blending philosophical and career outlooks. What you do in the world right now has to appeal to your heart as well as your mind or it simply doesn't work for you.
As the month begins, you are focused on service to others, and to your own unique path forward that differentiates you from every other human on the planet. This is an exciting time for you, when you might be getting a better sense of the task that you came into this lifetime to fulfill. Partnership is important at this time as well, partly for its own sake and partly in the way that it furthers your own arc of development. You are also dealing with dysfunctional aspects of both relationship and control, to a greater or lesser extent, depending on how well you have been doing your homework. This comes up most directly for you with the First Quarter Moon of Tuesday, October 7th, which is a powerful configuration for you. This is a time when the rubber meets the road in terms of what you are attempting to accomplish at this time in your life and also with regard to how well you move through the residue of prior trauma as reflected in the unconscious choices that you make. There may be knee-jerk reactions to authority that come up for you at this time, or simply the awareness of how many of the little decisions of your life stem from the past. Ancient scripts that were forged in an earlier time may no longer be applicable to your present moment. You might be able to detect in yourself the commonplace tendency to wall these feeling off and to refuse to acknowledge their power in your life, as well as the inherent limitations this strategy. The more that you can accept yourself in all your beauty and your ugliness too, the more you can benefit from this time of increasing awareness. The Full Moon taking place on Tuesday, October 14th, and the days surrounding it, represent another powerful time. You are fully energized for depth perceptions that take you out of your everyday life. Your imagination and your sense of idealism are shining bright at this time, although you might also need to beware of the potential for self-deception. This is a time when you may be able to heal the trauma of the past by dwelling in a place of Spirit that is natural to you, and from which you can draw strength. Then, the Last Quarter Moon of the following Tuesday, coming along on October 21st, represents another powerful period of time for you. You are coming into a transformative episode that caps the fluctuations of the last few weeks with a dawning sense of understanding, so that you may find a third alternative to a polarized situation. By month's end your heart center may be ready to open in a new way.