2019’s energies are about rediscovering how to put yourself first. This may involve cutting back on your commitments to others and being a little more selfish than you would like. Early indications come around mid-February, when a tense and volatile Mars-Uranus conjunction in your spiritual zone brings about a crisis of faith. Three squares between generous Jupiter and deceitful Neptune – one in January, one in June and one in September – highlight situations where you have given and given but neither your resources nor your time have been appreciated or returned to you. No surprise then that when warrior planet Mars enters Taurus in February, he urges you to look after your own interests.
Some of those taking advantage of you may be family. A Lunar Eclipse in late January may bring this to a head and when Mercury turns retrograde in July, these matters will have to be faced. Fortunately, Uranus will settle in Taurus in early March, bringing you the power to re-invent yourself and to choose your own path through these difficulties. This is tremendously positive energy and allows you to surprise others, as well as yourself. An empowering New Moon in your sign in early May is a further boost to your positivity.
The northern hemisphere’s mid-winter is – finally – your time. When bountiful Jupiter arrives in your expansion zone in early December, you’ll find yourself free to travel, to learn and to grow in the way you would wish. A beautiful Jupiter-Uranus trine in mid-December brings you exciting opportunities in this area – this will be your chance to gain perspective, freedom and faith all at once. It’s worth waiting for!
Jealousy seems to be an issue as 2019 begins, but a conjunction between loving Venus and generous-minded Jupiter occurs in late January, helping you to forgive and forget where appropriate. Passionate Mars arrives in your sign on Valentine’s Day – good timing! The northern spring should turn out to be a loved-up period for you if you’re already in a relationship. If you’re single, late February and early March are ideal dating times, but be careful not to be too pushy.
Romance gets a big boost in May, when Venus arrives in Taurus – this is a time for kittens and rainbows and poetry, all sweet-nothings and intimate looks. Watch out for a major communications mix-up between you and your lover in July, however, when Mars squares up to Uranus and one or both of you leaps to the wrong conclusion. For single Taureans, late August looks set to be highly memorable, with both Venus and Mars arriving in your dating zone within days of one another. Any relationship which starts at that time is likely to be passionate and deep, albeit not necessarily long-lasting.
On November 11th, a rare transit of Mercury across the visible face of the Sun occurs while Mercury is retrograde in your love zone. Although of more astronomical than astrological significance, this event is rich in symbolism – don’t allow tiny niggles to obscure the big things in your relationship. Remember why you are together and keep talking, no matter what.
Your working life appears quite stable in 2019, with few major astrological indicators of change. The arrival of Uranus into Taurus in March does shake up your attitudes, but this is more likely to be a change of your approach at work rather than a change of work itself. Early in March, Venus shifts into your career zone, so you may want to make your working conditions more comfortable. At the end of March, ambitious Mars enters your money zone, so we can expect to see you hustling hard this northern spring, seeking a better salary or ways to otherwise expand your income.
Teamwork seems to be important in the northern fall so work on improving your relationships with your co-workers around that time. When Venus shifts into your everyday work zone in September, you’ll find it easier to tolerate the more “interesting” characters at work. It may be a different story in October, however, when argumentative Mars enters this same zone. If you’re tired of covering for someone or fed up with being expected to take on extra responsibilities for no extra recognition, October is the time to speak up.
Jupiter’s arrival in your expansion zone in December is a key time to ask for extra training or to undertake new study to improve your career. There are indications that 2020 has huge potential for you – so skill up now in order to take full advantage of what the next year may bring.
2020 is shaping up to be something of an intellectual and ideological battleground for you, Taurus. A major Saturn-Pluto conjunction occurs in your philosophy zone on January 12, but this influence will remain in play for much of the year, challenging you to move beyond the truths you currently hold and into uncharted territory. This could be quite an uncomfortable experience at times, as you’ll find your ideas being questioned and your principles mocked, which is not something Taurus ever enjoys. This energy is about dealing with criticism and using it to grow, rather than being diminished by it – but that’s easier said than done, of course!
Don’t be surprised if you feel an urge to go back to school early in 2020. A Lunar Eclipse in your learning zone early in January is followed by a tricky Mercury Retrograde in your social zone in February, and the influence of these two energies, combined with the Saturn-Pluto linkup, could leave you feeling like you’re not as smart as those around you. You most certainly are, but your intellectual confidence may be fragile.
Education or training could become key at work too, during the first half of 2020. In March, taskmaster Saturn changes sign and shifts into your career zone, so you’ll likely feel tested and under pressure at work. Fortunately, Mars also moves into your ambitions zone, so you’ll have the energy, motivation and enthusiasm to meet this challenge head-on.
Astrology shows that spiritual challenges are likely to develop during April and May, when both Pluto and Jupiter turn Retrograde in your philosophy zone, leaving you with far more questions than answers. This is a good time to develop meditation skills, or to focus on a prayerful practice of some kind. Taurus, you’ll relish the privacy you have at this time of year, so make the most of the quieter period while you can. Once Mars shifts into your spiritual zone in June, you’ll be highly motivated to learn and develop new metaphysical skills – but you’ll also feel threatened by someone’s scrutiny of your spirituality.
June also marks a return to the theme of criticism against your ideas or your abilities; a Solar Eclipse falls in your skills zone and so does a Mercury Retrograde period, so you again may feel that you’re not quite reaching the mark. This waver in your confidence level isn’t helped through July, when the Sun opposes the loose Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto conjunction, once again disrupting your intellectual confidence and making you second guess your capabilities.
Fortunately, the second half of the year is much brighter, and you should feel your confidence return from August onward. In September, Saturn and Jupiter end their Retrograde motion and you should feel able to move forward in education, training and your career. The major Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in December provides a very positive boost for your working life, Taurus, giving you the chance to solidify and consolidate career progress toward a personally meaningful goal. Wrestling with the criticism and the self-doubt in the first half of the year won’t be easy, but you’ll emerge from 2020 as a much stronger person.
2020 gets underway with a sense of passion and intrigue in your love life. With Mars transiting your intimacy zone, there should be plenty of memorable moments early in the year – but watch out for jealousy there too; Taurus can be a very possessive zodiac sign. When Venus transits your spiritual zone starting in late June, you’ll have the chance to deepen the karmic connection between you and your lover. This might be a good time to look into joint regression therapy or perhaps some other means of exploring your past life links to one another.
There’s a sense that something hidden may come to light which will help you both to play a stronger part in each other’s journey, especially when Venus squares up to the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto trio in February and March. Venus conjuncts Uranus, the planet of surprises, early in March too, so that’s definitely a potential standout moment for your love life, Taurus.
Watch out for the Lunar Eclipse in your intimacy zone in early June. This could prompt a mini crisis, especially if your relationship has become tired or jaded. This astrological energy is about finding ways to keep the magic alive, no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been together.
Venus transits your family zone in September, so this would be a good month to express togetherness within the family – or even to welcome a new family member! If you’re not having a baby, maybe you might consider adding a new pet to the family. There’s certainly more than enough love to go around, and this period should prove to be a very contented time for you in your personal relationships.
If you’re single and looking, astrology suggests that October is the most promising month of the year, as Venus transits your dating zone. In October, this romantic planet also trines the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto combination, suggesting that you may meet someone magnetic or destined for you in some way, especially if you’re traveling or taking part in something which is very out of your comfort zone. These are all good reasons to abandon caution in October and look for adventure!
The end of 2020 looks set to have some lovely romantic influences for you too, Taurus. During November and December, Venus transits your love zone, so this is the perfect time for a romantic break, a wedding or for renewing a long-term commitment. In mid-December, another Eclipse rocks your intimacy zone – a Solar Eclipse. If you look back to the Eclipse in June, however, you should be able to see that you’ve made huge progress with your sweetheart on an issue since then. The December eclipse is a reminder to keep on keeping on – and the arrival of Venus into your passion zone the following day will certainly help!
2020 is almost flanked by two major planetary sign changes, both of which look likely to have a significant and positive effect on your career, Taurus. To begin with, Saturn moves into your career zone in March, and then in late December Jupiter joins Saturn there. Having these heavyweight planets in your career zone is a definite blessing, but it does mean that you’ll need to focus some major energy into work this year if you want to maximize the possibilities. You’re a hard-working Taurus, though, so this shouldn’t be too difficult.
Early in 2020, the focus seems to be on increasing your income . With Mars moving into your resources zone in January, you’ll be motivated to stand on your own two feet – whatever that means to you – without relying on anyone’s financial or material support. Once Saturn moves into your career zone in March, you’ll no doubt shoulder more responsibilities at work. This does mean increasing pressure, but with Mars also moving into this zone in April, you’ll have the energy to meet any challenges.
With more work and greater responsibility comes a higher reward, of course, and April sees luxury-loving Venus shifting into your money zone. Venus attracts extra income but spends it too! Be careful, Taurus, that you don’t fritter away the extra money a promotion or a new contract may bring.
May could be a tricky month, with both Venus and Saturn turning Retrograde, in your money and career zones. Tighten your belt and hold your nerve. Use that financial caution that Taurus is famous for. This could be a temporary setback, so stay calm and just keep working your way through. A Lunar Eclipse in your resources zone in June could indicate that you have to suddenly repay a debt, or that you lose a client, or lose financial support in some way; again, this could lead to some difficult moments later in the year but keep the faith.
In late September, Saturn ends its Retrograde period and you can start to breathe easy again. Once Venus moves into your everyday work zone in late October, it will be much easier to see your way ahead and you’ll start to enjoy your job again instead of considering it a necessary chore. So much so, in fact, that the Lunar Eclipse in your money zone at the end of November probably won’t bother you all that much. It may make you realize how fortunate you are, Taurus, or how much your money management has improved, but it shouldn’t suggest a crisis – nor will its accompanying Solar Eclipse in your money zone in mid-December.
In fact, Venus arrives in your resources zone in December, so you won’t feel restricted during the holiday season. Bountiful Jupiter makes the move into your career zone later in the month, and this should open up the gateway to abundance. An extremely fortuitous Jupiter-Saturn conjunction also occurs in your career zone, so the astrology suggests that your hard work blends with a stroke of luck to manifest a fantastic opportunity for 2021.