Taurus Horoscope (April 20 - May 20)
Your ruling planet is Venus.
If it feels like you've been over the waterfall in a barrel you are right on target, Taurus. You are toppling like the dictator's statue in the public square after the revolution. The question of course is where do you go from here, and the answer seems to be two-fold. On the one hand, you are delving down internally, exploring private spaces within you, getting closer and closer to the bed-rock heart of the matter. On the other, with the help of friends you are seeking to redefine yourself totally, based on exciting input from an imagined future that seems almost doable. Your task is to meaningfully integrate disparate parts.
As the month begins, you are feeling the winds of transformation sweeping through you. Your perspective is changing rapidly in these rapidly changing times, and a spiritual commitment to what you do in the world has become paramount. This month, as you enter an internal and reflective period, what will be on your mind most of all is the absolute necessity to do something meaningful in your work in the world, to apply yourself as best you can to the problems of this age, and to seek the solution consistent with a higher-mind approach that you increasingly espouse. The Full Moon taking place on the first Friday of the month, on September 4th, serves to further cement these concerns and begins a two-week period of integration, when the practical considerations seem at times to outweigh your essentially mystical agenda, while at times it is the other way around. Home and family serves at this time as the springboard to greater social and personal involvement. Mercury retrogrades two days later, on Sunday evening of the Labor Day weekend here in the states, and all bets are off concerning what might be concretely achieved for the remainder of the month. It could turn out fine, but things can also go awry, so that many will refuse to launch new projects during this period. The time of the Mercury retrograde is more conducive to introspection and reflection, also research and redefinition. It's a good time to mull things over, and not such a good time for sudden departures from an already-established plan. Of course, life goes on, and some decisions are unavoidable, but forewarned is forearmed. The Last Quarter Moon of Friday, September 11th, when Pluto also stations direct, will be an interesting time of recognition of the inherent limitations in what you are currently attempting. More and more as this first half of the month wears on, you are learning the value of compromise. The days surrounding the New Moon a week later, taking place on Friday, September 18th, which highlights the exact moment in this mid-month timeframe of the Saturn – Uranus opposition, constitutes another extremely key period when you are faced with the recognition that your ambitious social agenda must bow to the necessary limitations of the practical world, in spite of the strong conflicting urge to let caution fall away and cast your fate to the winds. This is an important time when much can however be accomplished, in spite of the Mercury retrograde period. The key is to hold steady to your ideals and not to switch plans to abruptly in midstream, although there will likely be that temptation. The last two weeks of the month are a time of reorientation and integration of the information from this crucial mid-month period.