Taurus Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

TAURUS

Welcome to the last month of the year!

It looks like full steam ahead for you relationship-wise this month. Mercury ends his reverse cycle in your Love Zone on December 6, so life should all start to make more sense in the partnership department after that. Love is in the air. Moreover the New Moon promises you a restart re sex and money. What more could you ask for, really?

Mercury’s movements

The month starts with Mercury retrograding back into Scorpio

As regular readers will know, Mercury retrograde started on November 17. (It began the day after Venus retrograde finished!)

As November begins, Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio but on December 1, retrogrades further back into the previous sign of Sagittarius. So wherever you have Sagittarius in your chart (we all have all 12 signs of the zodiac in our chart) is where you are getting a second chance.

Then at the end of the first week, Mercury retrograde ends

Note that on December 7 (December 6 in the northern hemisphere) Mercury retrograde finally comes to an end, for this cycle. So that’s the good news for anyone who has been waiting for this cycle to conclude.

But not so fast! It’s important to allow a few days to pass before you start to consider Mercury retrograde well and truly over. In fact some purists say that Mercury retrograde isn’t over until Mercury has gone beyond the point where it was when it started to retrograde. In this case, that point is 13 Sadge. That actually won’t happen until Christmas Day! More about this next month.

Here is where Mercury is for you as the month opens.

Think about what it means for you on as deep a level as you can. (Read your Rising Sign if you know it, for even more accurate guidance). (If you don’t know your Rising Sign but you would like to, you can do your chart for free here)

Your Love Zone. Yes, you read that right. The planet of communications is doing his backwards jig through one of the most important parts of your chart – that where you relate to others, where you connect with your partner, your ex or your potential new love. Mercury going backwards here means that for some, there will be an Ex who looms large our of the shadows of the past and back into your life. For some the temptation to try again will be overwhelming – for others this last spin around the romance will be enough to give you ‘closure’. Whoever it is that you’re dealing with – a lover, an ex, a potential, someone who is in some way a VIP in your life – the good news is that you will have a chance to renegotiate the ground rules and/or settle an old problem. A conversation you should have had some time ago can happen, if you let it. If you’ve only papered over the cracks where an issue between the two of you is concerned, now is the time when you might end up hashing it out. If you’re just starting to see someone new, be sure not to allow any minor misunderstandings or mix ups to derail you.

Remember that Mercury is the planet of the mind, so it’s time for you to have a last final think about something and then as the retrograde ends, allow some time to pass. Expect the info you need to make a decision to come to you – consciously create it.

In a completely different way, Venus also enters Scorpio.

Venus will be moving forwards as She moves into the sign of Scorpio. Venus is the Goddess of the skies. Venus is the feminine principle, in a different way than the Moon is all about the feminine. The third part of the trilogy in Black Moon Lilleth, but She’s another story.
Venus in Scorpio could be seen as “the angry beauty”. If you want to apply a Goddess energy, you couldn’t really go past Kali, the blue-faced, blood-thirsty and scary Goddess. Kali is Shakti in radiant warrior form.

On a more earthly level, Venus in Scorpio is a time when love can get down and dirty, in an underhand or a sexy way. Your call. Sort of depends on who you love, right?

Here’s where Venus in Scorpio is for you:

Venus is now moving through your seventh house of love. As you might expect, having the Planet Of Love in your Love Zone is pretty good news for you on the relationship front. As Venus passes through this part of your chart, you can expect to be easier to get along with, plain and simple, and that alone will instantly sweeten all your friendships and relationships. Added to this the astro-fact that Venus here also means it’s easier to express yourself and your warmest feelings to others, and you start to get an idea of your pulling power over the next four weeks. Singles should get out and mingle, while happy couples should lap up the Happy Couples vibes. Unhappy couples find themselves focusing on their love life now – look for a way to come to a gently accord with each other. And beyond romance, all partnerships of all descriptions are favored under these astro conditions, including business partnerships. You are a Peace Maker Extraordinaire right now – don’t be afraid to use your skills as and when you need to, for yourself and for others.
Earlier this year, Venus went backwards – reversing as she does about once every 18 months. It’s all part of a new cycle which began at the last Venus retrograde in the sign of Aries 18 months before that.

Life goes in cycles! That’s on thing astrology teaches us.

There’s isn’t a lot happening the skies this month compared to recently. There have been so many big planetary changes affecting us all one way or another recently. Last month alone we had the move of lucky Jupiter into Sagittarius which is hopefully going to help deliver us all a happy silly season and into next year.

Where The Sun Is Shining

The next big planetary move of December is the Sun into the sign of Capricorn. You can think of the Sun as a sort of spotlight and whenever it changes signs, as it does once a month, it shines a spotlight on a different part of your chart. For example, it could be on your Love Zone or your Career Zone. Here’s where the spotlight is for you for December (and always is!)

This week marks the start of a four-week period when any study, travel or self-improvement courses you undertake will be particularly well-starred. Try not to do any of these things alone if you can help it – it’s not the time to retreat from the world. Overall, the skies suggest that the main thing you need to be doing now and for the next month is looking for ways to expand your world view, whether you do that by actually getting away, by studying, reading, seeing foreign films and/or getting to know someone who comes from somewhere quite different to you. If you are interested in the spiritual or metaphysical, now is the time for you to explore those realms a little more deeply.

The Sun in Capricorn of course goes with the end of the year and covers Christmas Day. (If Jesus really was born on December 25, he was a Capricorn not a Pisces, as people often assume, since Pisces is the super-spiritual sign and the mystical last sign of the zodiac.)

And speaking of Christmas Day…

The lead up to Christmas is bound to be a bit weird. There is a strange Mercury square to Neptune which could mean some confusion around —- everything! Given the recent Mercury retrograde, it could be “mystery solved” for some people, but most likely it will just be oddness in the air, which thankfully clears before Christmas lunch, pretty much no matter where you live in the world.

We will be in the waning cycle of the Moon, which is more of a yin time. In the northern hemisphere, it will be time to hunker down during the dark months, in the southern hemisphere, time to unfurl from the year.

The good news is that the first planetary alignment after Christmas Day is between Venus and Pluto and it’s harmonious. So there will be deep love, passion, good hotness, deep pockets and let’s say it again, deep love, in the air this Christmas. Boxing Day parties should be fun!

Where’s the Moon?

The New Moon this month takes place in the middle of Sagittarius and on December 7. A New Moon is always a new start – a fresh slate – so here is where it’s happening for you (remember to read your Rising Sign if you know it!)

You have the New Moon in your 8th House this month. That means it’s firing up the part of your chart which deals with sex and money – sometimes separately and sometimes at the same time! When it comes to sex, if your love life is full, do whatever it takes to rev things up. If you’ve been inhibited, try something new. Go as far as you feel comfortable!

Moneywise, it’s all about where your money is involved with someone else, so you have a chance for a restart re your pay or salary PLUS it’s a very good time to set out a debt repayment plan.

The Full Moon will take place on December 23, the day before Christmas Eve. Click here for the times around the world. As it’s the last Full Moon of the year it’s really the ULTIMATE month of the year to do your Full Moon forgiveness.

More and more people are talking about how it’s so important to acknowledge the Dark Side (and we are not talking Star Wars). It’s our shadow side that Freud and Jung spoke about. I can’t pretend to know about them but I do know that basically forgiveness is THE KEY.

Here’s the thing … forgiveness cuts right to the heart of any matter, of any upset or karmic anything. Because it’s all about karma. Once we forgive OURSELVES and other people, we are basically clearer conscious creators. If we don’t forgive ourselves, we feel we are “not good enough” or “not worth”. We are all learning lessons all the time. So use this mighty end of year Full Moon and forgive yourself and anyone you can, in all directions of time, as I sometimes say.

Here’s a short Forgiveness Formula from my book Moonology.

Read it to yourself or out loud, alone or with friends around the time of the Full Moon when your emotions will be really close to the surface.

On the night of the Full Moon…

‘Under the glorious Full Moon, I forgive everything, everyone, every experience, every memory of the past or present that needs forgiveness. I forgive positively everyone. I also forgive myself of past mistakes. The Universe is love, and I am forgiven and governed by love alone. Love is now adjusting my life. Realizing this, I abide in peace.’

It’s so important at the end of the year, to wrap things up as much as you can. Some people are able to go to sleep and forgive and get over it (mostly they seem to be men!) If you can’t, use this last Full Moon of the year to forgive someone one from your heart. Imagine them in your mind’s eye and send them loving pink mist. You can’t imagine how much this can help! Anyone who has upset you and of no one has upset you, just send love to friends and family in your mind’s eye and from your heart.

If you want to go the whole hog, do some writing:
– Journal about it
– Write about it on your own personal blog if you have one
– Post something on Facebook
– Write a “Letter to 2018” and say what you think
– Do a gratitude list

A gratitude list?

A gratitude list is a list of – you guessed it – everything you are grateful for from 2019. Still want more? If you are seriously about consciously creating your life in 2019, make a Wish List for 2019. Write down your top ten goals, personal and professional.

What to do with the list? You can burn the list, or read it out loud at midnight as the New Year comes in and keep it where you will see it throughout 2019. Your choice. There are no rights and wrongs. In theory you are less attached if you burn it but my logical brain loves to see the lists later, when so much of them has manifested!

Have a wonderful end of the year and if I may be permitted to remind you, I have created the most gorgeous little 2019 Moonology Diary. It’s written for Australian, the UK and USA – you can find out about it here.

Order before January 1 and you’ll get my New Moon Creative Visualisation meditation which you can listen to at every New Moon of 2019 and beyond!

Lastly, remember; forgiveness and gratitude. Put them on your New Year’s resolution list if you make one.

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