‘Expansion’ is your watchword this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Taurus, but what does that mean for you? You’re going to gain in matters of the House where Jupiter (13 Leo) is now transiting–and you’ll see some significant endings related to matters of the House where this Full Moon falls (13 Scorpio), endings that may open the way to bigger and probably better, arriving through Jupiter’s current venue. But as with all good things, too much really can be an issue–and add to that, Jupiter shows no discretion in what it makes bigger–should it fall in your natal 1st of body, say, it may expand the exposure of the personality to the public (publicity!) but also your butt–the moral being, be sure to look at both sides of the coin, all possibilities, because contrary to our usual mindset, we don’t always want more. Another negative this year: resources for wisdom, and your own sense of practicality, are strained to the limit (in this case, it’s Jupiter’s fault); but this year you also have big positives in showing a unique ability to solve long-ignored problems, to act appropriately when responding to instinct, and a talent for getting ahead while others seem mysteriously stuck in place. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
The Sabian is, ‘Telephone Lineman At Work Installing New Connections’ That tells us that what reads to us as an ending (the FM) is really making room for better communications, possibly with others, but most definitely with ourselves. We are finding out about who we are, seeing connections within our own psyches that we never saw before, and this necessitates the installation of new ways of creatively bridging our thoughts and experiences; with fresh ways of seeing and thinking come fresh ways of realizing our purpose—the new connections are meant to show us what was there all along, but which we’re only now beginning to understand, see, embrace, or connect, one thing to another.
The Sun for the Full Moon is, ‘On The Beach, Children Play While Shellfish Grope At The Edge Of The Water’ Use of the word ‘grope’ is very unusual; it implies, again, evolution (“at the edge of the water”) and a growing consciousness. The image says we may, in the greater Universal sense, not even have crawled out of the oceans yet, in terms of understanding—or maybe it says we are still like children at play, lacking an awareness of the underpinnings that allow our (relatively) carefree attitude. In any case, this illumination adds to our burgeoning ability to see and measure our own progress, and to give it meaning.
You may have to fight to get the spotlight this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Taurus, but once you grab hold of it, it’s all yours, and your fame, of one kind or another, will spread much farther than you might anticipate. This is great, in that what you do becomes known, you find needed partners, people see who you are and what you’re capable of–it’s free publicity–but it’s also got a down side: people see what you do and who you are, not just what you present to them, or want them to see. If you’re not bullet-proof (and who is, really?) this might give you a moment’s pause; use that time to erase contradictions, take a stand, put things right. It won’t necessarily be an easy year for you, but resources, especially emotional ones, should be reasonably abundant, and be prepared: inner wisdom and the practical side of your nature will be unduly stressed in spite of any preparations you make. Still, you can get a huge boost if you play it well. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
Dear Taurus, why are you so concerned right now with nailing down power and territory? I know you may be thinking of it in much milder terms, but really, you’re trying to stake out a claim–and there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem comes when you push too hard for some status or outcome that you don’t realize is actually unrelated to the results you seek. It’s time to pause and make a real-world assessment of the impact you’re having, because your idea of what you need to do and accomplish is somehow not aligned with the effect you want to have–and it leaves you anxious and striving, which only takes you further from your objective. What will help most? Grounding ideas in what’s wise and practical (seek advice if you need it); excavate what you’ve up ’til now ignored or denied–there’s buried treasure there; measure real-world choices against ideals and values, and reject what doesn’t match (or re-assess values for currency); and foster intuition–it can be your best, non-corporeal friend. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
The struggle this year is over empowerment, over having effective reach and influence in your life, over being allowed to shine, over status and position, but dear Taurus, does it have to be a struggle? It does, at least initially–you likely start off the year that stretches through to your next birthday feeling that others actively hold you back. You’ll come to see very quickly, though, that what you’re experiencing is really your own aggressive stance bouncing back at you–and the minute you stop seeing yourself as a victim is the minute when your creative, imaginative, and inspired gifts surface and begin to light up your world. The reality is that you become empowered, gain status, and are able to shine when you point your energy in the right direction (that is, not at anyone else!) and when you focus it on sharing that kind of magical thing you do just by being yourself. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
You seem determined this year, dear Taurus, to keep your focus on the future, and to bring into being some major creative project or idea you’ve long held–and you are empowered this year to do so, as long as you can find a way not to trip over yourself. It won’t be externals so much that throw obstacles in your path; things that hold you back will come from inside (even if they appear to manifest from without) and will revolve around your confidence level, and your ability to channel your energy effectively–you may be prone at this time to enjoy a victory or two and then get caught up in those, forgetting to keep moving forward. This Solar year, through to your next birthday, you need to embrace what you’ve learned from the past (rather than rejecting it, which I think feels safer to you–and that need to avoid this vital part of your experience reveals how your focus needs to be so much more intense–you already anticipate becoming distracted!) Hint: when moving forward begins to feel like a fight instead of an adventure, concentrate on the creative aspects of things. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
Emotional harmony is yours this coming Solar year, dear Taurus, through to your next birthday, and for the most part that means only externals can get in your way. Obstacles will center on who holds the power to generate effective expressions of authority, and status plays a big part; you may spend a lot of time in negotiations (or even in outright power struggles) trying to sort things out–meanwhile, others who are less scrupulous and honest than you may swoop in and take over. Your featured birthday aspect, a Finger of God with base of Pluto-Vesta, apex Jupiter says it all=be clear about your priorities and highest values and make them live in any power situations you are involved with–that’s the way to expand your world and bring you almost limitless opportunity. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
You’re going to get it done, really, any minute now, aren’t you, dear Taurus? Relax; your procrastination has actually just been your own good sense talking, keeping you from wasting time and energy going in the wrong direction. Part of you is well aware that you aren’t sufficiently empowered yet to do what you want to, and another part of you knows that to move forward now, when you still lack a definitive inspirational spark, would be to blow your approach, and so the outcome. What to do until you sense that you’re ready to make your move? Become excessively clear within yourself about values and priorities–not being sure of commitments and bottom lines could freeze you in place in the midst of the action, once it begins; and deeply study, even dissect, what you consider instinct–you need to discover how much that might be a cover for denied or hidden material that’s in reality more consciously learned or chosen than it is inherent in Beingness–it has been exerting far too big an influence for far too long. One of the biggest positives you will enjoy this Solar year, through to your next birthday, is the way the material world, what arrives in your life and what goes, will carry a lot of overt messages about what you need to attend to and develop–that’s truly a helpful thing. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
You may feel like there’s too much talk, not enough action this coming Solar year, through to your next birthday, dear Taurus–but that’s really only a symptom of the mentality you’ve developed, which is one of delaying original efforts in an endless bout of measuring the worthiness and power potentials of ambitions and desires. You don’t want to make a move without being assured it’s going to give you the most ‘Bang’ for your buck, as they say, but that can create a Self-defeating loop wherein you don’t commit to any one or any thing because you’re perpetually keeping your options open, waiting for ‘something better’ to materialize. You won’t be able to continue this, Taurus, not if you want to get in on the opportunities that are coming this year. They are, specifically, opportunities to shine before the public/ social circle within some are you are naturally gifted at–so stop debating and weighing and start practicing your Art. Also useful: doing some definitive psychic housecleaning, and acting to resolve issues of hurt that may be impeding your progress. Happy Birthday, Taurus, and good luck!
Your ego can get you in trouble this year, dear Taurus, and cause you to overstep your bounds. Emotional overconfidence may be the issue, or it could be that you’ll put yourself, at some point between now and your next birthday, in an environment that values swagger over actual impact. In any case, the year begins with things a little out-of-whack, but eventually actions and thinking synchronize (by being grounded in material matters and the real world), and that will help open doors for you. Opportunities will arrive, and the way to meet them is with confidence and holding the status that confers the authority you want–and that will come when you either surrender some of your insistence on uniqueness in order to fulfill ambitions in a more mundane way, or when you surrender some of your more vaunted ambition-oriented demands in order to get to your goal in a way that’s a little out of the ordinary, but right for you. It’s going to be an interesting year, Taurus; soften yourself, so that you don’t make it tougher than it has to be. Happy Birthday, and good luck!