Taurus Horoscope for December 2013

Posted on November 29, 2013 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM

This is an interesting and quirky month for you, Taurus. You are being pulled like taffy in several different directions all at once. Not the least of these is toward stability and along the lines of responsible partnership. Surprises also abound in the relationship area as well. There are also major implications for inner exploration, and for discovering a better basis for your work in the world, as you ease into a stronger interior foundation that is slowly emerging over the course of an intense year. In the transition to 2014 and beyond, the energy for profound and meaningful change doesn't stop, or slow down, and might even be said to speed up. The activity takes on a different coloration and form of integration however as the ending of this powerful year continues to unfold.

As an overview for the entire month, it is of great interest to you and indeed all Taureans that your ruler, Venus, is this month changing to retrograde motion on the 21st, in a rare event that happens every two years or so. This is the same day that the Sun enters Capricorn, namely the day of the Winter Solstice. Venus retrogrades at the very end of Capricorn, corresponding to your sector of Higher Mind, and spends four months there, until the beginning of March 2014. She begins a new Synodic cycle in Capricorn on January 17th, rising that day reincarnated as the Morning Star, so that in some important sense we are entering into a new 584-day cycle of earth-sign Venus, connected with Capricorn and with the practicalities of life in the earthly plane. At her most exalted, Venus here symbolizes a higher vision to bring society into better alignment with new emerging spiritual values representing this pivotal decade of the new century.

The ideal of higher mind vision, whatever poignant meaning this has for you in particular, thus forms an important background theme for your month. This makes a nice chime with the Sagittarius New Moon that practically begins the month on December 2nd, since the sign Sagittarius is connected with this same modality. There is also a symbolic alignment with the outer planet archetypes of Uranus, Pluto and as well Chiron, that urge us forward into transformation and integration, activated by this New Moon. Because Uranus is located in your sector of dream realities and inner work, you are far more greatly attuned to your inner world over the course of this fascinating monthly cycle, and are as well tuning in intuitively to the way in which your conscious values align with your deep unconscious process. Uranus, stationing to direct motion mid-month and thus far stronger, is also highlighted by aspect to the Sagittarius New Moon that sets the stage for this entire lunar cycle.

Pluto in your higher mind sector is also currently activated by this New Moon energy at the beginning the month, standing in combination with Uranus for transformative vision to take you further down your chosen path of spiritual evolution. Once more the point here is that you remake the world around you as you are able to see and also to articulate the ideal of where you would like for it to go. Partners also bring their own perspectives to bear, either in support or in complementary viewpoint to your own, and their at times almost mentoring role is vital in bringing greater understanding to your own vision.

Uranus is also contra-parallel to Chiron for the entire month. Chiron, prominent in your chart over these last few months, represents dark places inside yourself where you have in the past been wounded, and where you still retain the difficult residue of these early life events. This means recognizing and removing the barriers to your progress, in the context of moving yourself forward into better total alignment with the deeper levels that you find inside yourself. Your only task, as you enter into the transition point of this climactic end-of-year period, is that you become as conscious as you can of all your various facets while staying as fully grounded in your own process as is humanly possible.