Taurus Monthly Horoscope

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Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

TAURUS

When it comes to money and sex, life has probably been confusing for you. For one thing you have heavy-duty Saturn in your Sex Zone which is not really a promise of light-hearted fun and games in the boudoir (though very useful if you’re into domination games, just for the record!) Nor does it make money a happy subject, necessarily. Thanks to Mercury retrograde in the same part of your chart now, though, hopefully you’ve had some ideas about how to reinvent your sex life … or your bank account.

A BIT OF INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

Regular readers will know that we are going into 2017 with communications planet Mercury retrograde. When Mercury goes backwards, mayhem often ensures!

So if you have had a rather topsy-turvy holiday season so far, that could well be the reason why.

Mercury retrograde has an upside though; it’s the time to rethink, redo and revisit. In other words, if you find yourself taking a walk down memory lane as 2017 dawns, that’s Mercury.

Missed meetings and miscommunications often happen under this cycle, too, though. The way to handle Mercury retrograde upsets is to keep your sense of humour, even if it’s a bit against the odds! Mercury ends his retrograde cycle on January 8.

Note that the start of the year is also obviously the ideal time to set your intentions for the year ahead. What do you want to achieve in the coming 12 months?

Whether you have plans for adventure, or to get in shape, or anything else, it’s not too late to make some last minute New Year’s resolutions. In fact, the New Moon on January 28 makes that the perfect day to recommit to your plans for 2017, if you fall off the wagon early!

And after January 8, once Mercury changes direction and start to go forwards again, this is where the communications planet will be for you…

For weeks, there have been stalls and queries. Now it’s time to analyse the facts. For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your EIGHTH HOUSE of shared finances (credit cards, loans, salary) and sex. If you’ve been going two steps forwards and one step back where any or all of those subjects are concerned, now you know why! This weekend, as Mercury changes directions, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem. And after that? Your finances will start to make more sense – and you should find there are few misunderstandings with your partner.

WHERE THE FOCUS IS FOR YOU THIS MONTH…

As the Sun goes around the skies over the course of a year, it acts as a sort of spotlight on our charts. So every year around the same time, you get certain issues in focus. The way to work with the solar energies is to have a think about how confident you feel in the part of your chart that’s letting the Sun shine in! Here is where the Sun is focused for you this month:

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.

AND IN LOVE NEWS…

This month sees the planet of love and abundance, Venus, move into the very romantic sign of Pisces. This is good news for all the lovers out there. The vibe will be dreamier, people will be more like putty in your hands, love falls in love with lovers. Venus, of course, is the planet of love and abundance – so wherever she is in your chart is where you have more access to romance and riches. Here is what Venus in Pisces means for you.

Venus is now moving through your eleventh house of wishes and friends, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. This Venus cycle sprinkles some magic love dust over you and your friends. OK that might sound a bit ridiculous but watch over the next few weeks. It should start to become pretty obvious which of your friends are worth keeping for life, as your relationships grow warmer and lovelier. Anyone who makes you feel less than great about yourself could be cut off your Christmas card list now. Even if life has been tough of late, being with people you love will be extra rewarding over the next four weeks. Expect to find it easier than usual to meet new people, if you know the time has come to expand your circle. If there’s something you’re keen to accomplish now and you need a friend’s help, just ask. If you’re sexy but single and looking for love, this is the ideal time to either go to as many parties as you’re invited to, or to throw a party or dinner part of your own and see what happens. Anywhere that you have to spend time with lots of people rather than one on one is best for you over the new few weeks.

WHERE’S THE MOON?

The start of the New Year feels exciting and brimming with potential. And then here comes this very emotional Full Moon which is all about letting go. So how does that work? It might help to remember that in fact the so-called start of the New Year is also just a human construct/measurement we have dreamed up and live out lives in accordance with. Use the Full Moon this month the same way you would any Full Moon, as a chance to let go of the past and to forgive whoever you need to. Repeating this line alone, silently or out loud, could really help: “I forgive positively everyone in all directions of time”. Try it. Breathe in. Say it. And then e-x-h-a-l-e.

 

Making a 2017 Goodbye + Gratitude list

A wonderful practise to do sometime before the January 12 Full Moon would be to make a Goodbye + Gratitude list. To do this, start by making a list of everything you’re saying goodbye to from 2016 (you can do this before or after New Year, it doesn’t affect anything). Write down any heart break, upsets, disappointments, recriminations or regrets you have left over for 2016. Write it all down. Express it (get it?) Let it out and let it go … and then burn the list. And then replace all that you have released with a Gratitude list. All you have to do here is write down the names of at least three people, places or situations that you are truly grateful for. Bringing them to mind will fill you with gratitude, which is one of the ideal energetic states to be in. The more you can feel gratitude for the good in your life, the better your life will be. It’s just the way the Universe works. Try it and you will see.

 

A thought for the Full Moon…

The Goddess of the January Full Moon is Diana – the huntress! What are you determined to do or achieve in 2017? Ask Diana to help you to release fears and doubts on the night of the Full Moon in her sign.

 

The chakra of the Full Moon is Ajna, the Third Eye chakra.

The chant is “Ommm…” Trying chanting this around Full Moon time and see which insights come to you!

 

What the Full Moon means for you…

It’s all very well dreaming of the Great Escape where you and possibly a loved one or two decide to take off to see the world (or at least the nearby countryside). But what about the details? This Full Moon is reminding you that there is a lot of work to be done close to home, things to be taken care of, items on your To Do List to be ticked. It’s also a celestial remind that you seriously need to express yourself – if you haven’t been honest about how you feel, now is the time to start to say your piece, whether you’re talking, Facebook-ing, emailing, Tweeting or whatever. Dramas with siblings are highlighted and can be sorted now too.

This month the Full Moon takes place at 23 Cancer –

Here are times around the world

SYDNEY: January 12, 10.33pm

NEW YORK: January 12, 6.33am

LONDON: January 12, 11.33am

 Moonscope Message

Aries – use January to rewrite your job description – even if you work for yourself, it’s worth doing now, as the New Moon fires up your Career Zone and Mercury reverses.

Taurus – if you believe in vision boards, make one for 2017. Your visions will be broader than usual this month and you can rethink old ideas about what will make you happy.

Gemini – it’s the silly season but you really do have an amazing chance to renegotiate your finances now – after all your hard work, perhaps you’re due some kind of bonus?

Cancer – the Full Moon in your sign this month means it’s time for you to let go of something – could be upsets from 2017, could be extra weight, bad habits… your call!

Leo – stop! Put that cake down now! But seriously, the New Moon in your 6th house with Mercury reversing make December/January THE time for you to sort out dietary issues.

Virgo – being a caring Virgo, you’re great to have around. You love to help! However this month you need to find a balance between you and others’ needs. Don’t neglect yourself!

Libra – looks like you could be moving home or at least leaving home for a while. If you’re working too hard, you need to use this month to find a work/life balance. It’s essential!

Scorpio – if you know you need to think a bit more before you speak and it’s one of your big resolutions in 2017, commit to it now – you have supportive celestial conditions.

Sagittarius – so what do you want for yourself financially in the New Year? This is the time for you to set your intentions – it could be easier to renegotiate things than you expect.

Capricorn – the New Moon in your sign and Mercury retrograding in Capricorn makes December/January pivotal – turn and face the direction you want to go in. Use it or lose it.

Aquarius – take some time to retreat from the silly season social madness now – the New and Full Moon are both reminding you that we all need time out every now and then.

Pisces – make 10 wishes on December 29 when you wake up – it’s your lucky New Moon of 2016. Consider wishing for the courage to follow your dreams in 2017.

 

NEW MOON

New Moon at 9 Aquarius

SYDNEY: January 28, 11.07am

NEW YORK: January 27, 7.07pm

LONDON: January 28, 12.07am

AND FINALLY… YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

If you want to turn a friend into your lover, this is a good month to make your move, as your loving planet Venus meets dreamy Neptune. If you have a dream related to love or abundance for 2017, use to middle of the month to visualise it – dreams can come true for you this month. It’s also potentially a really lovely month for you socially. Don’t underestimate how important friends are to your happiness! At work, you have the New Moon boosting your career so make a battle plan for what you want to achieve professionally in the year ahead.

Power date: January 12 – could be confusing but could also be super dreamy.

Read more on tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle here.

MORE TAURUS HOROSCOPES: Today | This Year | Lovescopes |

 

 

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