Taurus Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

TAURUS

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOU!

There is a lot of love in the air for you this month as loving Venus, moves through Taurus. On her travels, she connects with celestial amplifier Jupiter in your Love Zone. Suffice to say that if you’re not feeling loved up this month, you really need to do something about it! April also augurs well for you financially, but avoid overspending.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL THE SIGNS

How to make the most of the month…

Did you start 2018 planning to make some big changes in your life? For example, regarding your job, your situation at home, re family or even to do with your health and exercise routines and/or your weight, for example?

If so, then April is the month you have been waiting for. It’s a month when change is going to be much easier!

In particular, this applies triple, if you started the year off well, going in your desired direction, but have somehow drifted off track.

The reason is that 2018 is characterised by a series of rolling positive planetary alignments between the planet of plenty, Jupiter, and the planet of transformation, Pluto.

Jupiter/Pluto will affect everyone in different ways, no matter which sign you are.

Your monthly stars will tell you more, but know this; if you want to change your life, the Universe triple-y supports you in April.

So forget about being an April Fool and make a declaration, silently or out loud, (or write it down for even more power) along the lines of:

“I, [fill in your name] do solemnly pledge to myself and the Universe, that as of April 2018, I am committing to [fill in the blank with the change your want to make].”

You will be surprised at what a powerful thing is it, to really commit to yourself about something, hand on heart. (Note that re-committing to one of the intentions you set for yourself at the start of the year will work extra well because the series of Jupiter/Pluto connections actually started back then.)

Also this month, just a couple of days after the Jupiter/Pluto link, Mercury ends his latest retrograde cycle (on April 15 to be exact).

That means between now and the middle of April, there is going to be a lot of “going over old ground”. Again, this feeds into the idea of recommitting to whatever you decided that you want for yourself at the start of 2018. There is a sense of a second chance, re-doing this, and going backwards somehow.

It’s a month to change your life, that’s for sure!

WHERE PLUTO IS FOR YOU…

You still have an almost irresistible urge to explore new territory, mentally or physically. This presents you with a problem – you’re the sign known to love its security and creature comforts more than most. But as André Gide famously said (and forgive me if I’ve used this one before but it’s so perfect for you!) “In order to discover new lands, you have to lose sight of the shore”. And this applies to you big time right now. You need to open your mind. And you’re being given reasons and motivations to leave the safety of your own little world.

Every time you venture out and explore, you move one step further to revolutionising your life. Every time you decide to stay home and play it safe? You just hold back your own development!

LIFE STARTS MAKING SENSE

Another stand-out feature of April which will please a lot of people is the end of the current Mercury retrograde cycle. Personally I don’t usually have too many issues with Mercury retrograde. I see it as a time when I can rethink, review, revise and redo and for me (especially as a writer!) there is a lot of room for those activities in my life! However there is no doubt that Mercury retrograde can also be tricky and challenging. It can be a time when we look to the past to decide what we want for the future. Or we look to the past simply to see how far as we have come. Mercury retrogrades about three to four times a year but don’t wish these cycles away! FYI the next three retrogrades this year are:

23 March 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Aries
15 April 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

26 July 2018 – Mercury goes retrograde in Leo
19 August – Mercury retrograde ends

17 November – Mercury goes retrograde in Sagittarius
6 December 2018 – Mercury retrograde ends

In astrology, when Mercury ends a retrograde cycle, it’s called Mercury “going direct”.

Here’s what this month’s Mercury’s direct cycle means for you…

After the retrograde, communications planet Mercury is resumes normal transmission and starts going forwards again mid-month… This suggests like is about to be a little more straight-forward. For you, Mercury has been going backwards in your TWELFTH HOUSE of secrets and spirituality. If you’ve been having second thoughts about someone, if you’ve been driven by fear lately, if you’ve felt confused when you’re left alone with your thoughts, if you’ve been toying with the idea of being less than honest with someone – the jig’s up! As Mercury changes directions this weekend, you can expect (or at least allow for the possibility) one last blast of mayhem – so do take care and think twice before you try to deceive anyone or before you give yourself too hard a time. This weekend also marks the start of a period when you will do well to withdraw a little and contemplate life, if that’s what you feel like.

LOVE AND ABUNDANCE LOOKS GOOD…

It makes sense, when you think about it, that the planet Venus covers abundance and love. After all, true abundance means an abundance of all good things, right, and that include romantically and financially.

One of the most important things to do if you want more cash or you want to find a partner is to know that YOU ARE WORTH IT!

A great affirmation for more cash is “I serve a lot, I deserve a lot!” This affirmation is a bit sneaky because it PRESUMES that you are actually doing something (a lot!) to justify your excellent income. Maybe it’s my Capricorn Moon but I do believe we need to offer good service at work to receive good pay! (And along those lines, sorry but for the time being I don’t have a win-the-lottery mantra, though you could try “I’m lucky!” Personally serving and being rewarded for your service seems like a better bet to me.

As for an affirmation for love, this month, if you’re looking for love or you want to better your existing relationship, I am going to suggest you chant a mantra to the Goddess Lakshmi which I learned during my recent month in India where I stayed for a lot of the time at an amazing ashram called Sri Narayani Peedam. Lakshmi is the Goddess of love and abundance and is effectively the Hindu equivalent of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite.

And what is a Goddess? It’s a form that Spirit or the Divine takes when needed.

So here is the chant – do it every single day for the month ahead if you want more love or money. But a tip. Before you start your mantra, take 30 seconds to think of someone or

something you’re really grateful for…
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah

Om Shreem Maha Lakshmiyei Namah
The fourth word there is pronounced Lak-shmee-yay – the rest should be easy

Say it at least three times a day though if you’re really serious, do it for a good ten minutes a day.

This mantra is said to bring blessings of abundance and love on both the physical and spiritual planes.

With all that said, here is the nitty gritty about where the planet is for your sign for most of the month.

Venus is now moving through your first house of self and image, where she’ll stay for around four weeks. This is a wonderful Venus cycle for you – Venus is the planet of love, luxury, beauty and all things gorgeous. To have her in your sign means it’s Your Turn to start feeling her charms. Singles can expect to have more admirers than usual. Couples who’ve been feeling less than their best should find it easy to find ways to rediscover the romance. And whether you’re single or attached, you can expect to feel a lot more loved and even downright popular over the next few weeks. Those in problematic relationships are not promised an Instant Cure but (a) you should find more time to work on your relationship and (b) you should find it easier to negotiate your way to at least some kind of agreement. Appearance-wise, this is The Moment Of The Year to invest in a haircut, some new clothes, whatever it takes, to make you feel more worship-worthy. Venus, planet of love and beauty, passes through your sign but once a year – make the most of her visit. You are currently, officially, The Sign Most Gorgeous.

Where’s the Moon?

This month brings the New Moon in Aries. That’s the start of the new lunar cycle for the year ahead, since Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. One of the best ways to use this New Moon is to think back to January this year, and the promises you made to yourself. Have you already fallen off the wagon? If so, don’t panic! In fact studies show most people only last until January 23 with their New Year’s resolutions. However the New Moon in Aries is the ideal time to get back on track. Just do it!

HOW TO USE THE ENERGIES THIS MONTH

New Moon on April 16 (Sydney) at 27 Aries
New Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 16, 11.57am
NEW YORK: April 15, 9.57pm
LONDON: April 16, 2.57am

If you’re one of the growing hundreds of thousands (maybe millions!) of women around the world keen to explore life when you work with the Moon, this is the month to get on board, as the New Moon takes place in the first zodiac sign of Aries. On the night of the New Moon, do a ceremony at home. Alone or with friends, make a plan for what you want to achieve in the coming 12 months and write down how you plan to do it. You can keep your list to refer back to or burn it. Commit to re-stating your goals and dreams once a month around New Moon time. It will be life-changing! It’s all about intention…

Here is where the New Moon is for you!

You’re in a slightly strange cycle – can you feel it?! This month, the New Moon is taking place in your 12th House which is the part of your chart where you keep All Matters Hidden and Spiritual. On the one hand, this can be a time when you just want to withdraw from the world, full stop. On the other, if you are into growing and evolving as your walk the spiritual path, this can be a time when you take time out from the madness to meditate and contemplate, knowing that the Universe will deliver to you the messages you need to hear.

YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW THAT…

The Full Moon will take place on April 30 in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio gets a bad rap for being mean and intense, but anyone who knows anything about astrology will tell you the same thing; we all have Scorpio somewhere in our chart, it’s just the way that astrology works. That said, the Full Moon is always the right time to release negativity and the Full Moon in Scorpio is that plus plus. On the night of April 30, write a list of whoever you know you have been too tough on, or who has been difficult for you to handle. Send any people you mention love, and thank them for teaching you to be a better person. In this case, definitely don’t keep this piece of paper. The idea is to express your feelings and then burn the list, transmuting the energies. Try it. It’s very freeing! Click here for your free New Moon wishing guide from Yasmin Boland – it will elevate your ability to make wishes come true into the next dimension!

Full Moon on April 30 (Sydney) at 10 Scorpio
Full Moon details:
SYDNEY: April 30, 10.58am
NEW YORK: April 29, 8.58pm
LONDON: April 30, 1.58am

Here is where the Full Moon is for you!

Lately, it’s been all about YOU. And guess what? That isn’t likely to change overnight. But the Full Moon in your 7th house of Other People and of Romance means it’s time for you to think less about yourself and what you want, and more about others and what they need. The Full Moon in your Love Zone (which this is) also marks the natural conclusion for relationships which have clearly reached their Use-By date. Compromise is crucial now, if you’re in a good relationship which is going through temporary troubles and delays. For some, closure on an ex is possible at last.

The Full Moon is the time to release the past and negativity – Grab our Full Moon Forgiveness Kit hereIt could change your life. Really!

FYI THE TOP 5 POWER DATES OF THE MONTH

The energies on these dates will be extra intense for everyone on…

1. April 2 – avoid wasting your energy on someone or something
2. April 7 – very good day to make a romantic of cash commitment
3. April 14 – changes are possible now. What change do you want?
4. April 23 – good sexy vibes/date night
5. April 26 – be assertive but don’t blow a gasket!

And finally…

We are all scared of something, right? And you are the lucky sign of the zodiac right now that has the chance to work through your fears, as Mercury reverses in your Fears Zone bringing old fears up for you to deal with. That might not sound like a lot of fun, but actually, it’s an amazing blessing. If you face up to at least one big fear, it will no longer have power over you.

Power date: April 17 – potentially great for love and/or money

Have a great month!

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