The focus for Taurus in 2014 is expanding your mind and speculating to accumulate. You have a reasonably chilled year ahead since Aries next door is getting all the action from the Uranus square Pluto. The knock on effect for you is that while others are going through their crisis, you will be lying back wondering what the fuss is about and possibly feeling a little envious. Some of you have Saturn cramping your style too which has made your life look quite dull in comparison.. But hey, you can be there with those soothing back rubs and cups of tea that you do so well.
However you do get a taste of the action if you get Jupiter opposite Pluto making harmonious aspects to your Sun. Entrepreneurial bulls can actually turn this into a goldmine. Your Suns magic touch will be able milk wealth from any work involving travel, philosophy or education. Don’t miss this opportunity to hit the golden shot around January 31. Venus retrograde the planet of love and money reversing back onto this aspect and trining your decan in the process should ensure you make great gains, setting you up nicely for the whole year.
Your ruler Venus may generate a new love interest for you also. This could be someone you meet on your travels or in a college environment. While your ruler Venus is retrograde however, you may be tempted to take things even slower than you usually do. Do try not to loose this ker-ching momentum as you could really clean up if Venus makes lots of juicy contacts in your chart while it retrogrades.. For Taureans the Venus Worth Test I mentioned in the 2014 Forecast, will be about whether you should spend money on education and travel. You may wonder if you should splash out on a cultural trip. But don’t forget to evaluate what that trip could do in terms of making you unexpected valuable contacts. Travel this year could open destiny’s doors to expanding and transforming your whole life, since Jupiter opposite Pluto are emphasising this area too.
Taurus In Wonderland
So Taurus, you really should give foreign travel or enrolling on a course of study some serious consideration. You may have to take a leap of faith here and be less conservative than you usually are. January is a great time to catch some winter Sun if you are a northern hemisphere Bull. Get all the vitamin D you can from the rays and plenty of rest because Mars retrograde starting March 1 occurs in your house of health as does the Lunar eclipse April 15. You may feel weakened physically at this time and come down with some bug if you don’t keep your immune system topped up. But your energy and fortune pick up big time when the Sun moves into Taurus on April 20 and you are zapped back into action with Solar Eclipse in Taurus come April 29. This should revitalise your body with sunny rays of optimism. You don’t really have to worry too much about the cardinal grand cross. Just sit back and watch your ram neighbours throw hand grenades at each other. Your hospitable tea-pot is going to be very busy as your comfortable sofa will attract a lot of fall-out from this years fire storms.
Persephone’s nodal wand on July 15 will fall across your 12th/6th houses. This means some spooky past-life revelations for you. It will hit you in an eerie way since the South Node of past karma is going to fall in your house of self-undoing/mysticism. Don’t be surprised if a past love come backs to haunt you, or an acquaintance you made in some exotic land earlier in the year turns up in your local super-market. Synchronicities and weird meetings are going to be frequent, in fact it may feel like you have fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole for the whole of July. The closer you are to 23º Taurus the stronger the psychedelic effect. If you have anything at 23º Pisces also then you really will be on a fabulous boomerang Yod trip down into Wonderland! Bon voyage with bells on. The Lunar Eclipse October in your 2nd house may bring you back onto reality again however, when your cash situation gets a shake up and the next years holiday fund gets thrashed. The Solar eclipse October in Scorpio falls in your solar 7th house however so you might want to turn your attention back home if there is a sweetheart waiting, or as I said earlier, you may get a visit from one you met on your travels.
Taurus Horoscope 2014 ~ Best & Worst
Jupiter: starts the year retrograde in your 3rd house and only emphasises more the importance of education and mind expansion this year. Lucky Jupiter moves into your solar 4th house on Jul 17 when entertaining at home is enjoyable It might also be the scene for home study groups, lots of comings and goings of people carrying kindles, candles and cake tins. If you have been travelling earlier in the year you will now enjoy the sanctuary of your own bricks and mortar (Framed by a few Moroccan lanterns and rugs) until the end of the year when Jupiter goes retrograde in your 3rd again on Dec 10. Best days for love: Get out and about and make sure you get seen while Venus is in your high profile 10th house from Mar 6 – Apr 6. Venus conjunct Neptune Apr 12 is dreamy and romantic in your house of hopes and wishes. Venus conjunct Chiron. Love heals all on Apr 21 and as the Sun moves into your sign. Venus in your 1st house lights up your body from May 29 – Jun 23. Your ruler Venus conjunct lucky Jupiter on Aug 18 makes you irresistible. Followed by Venus conjunct sexy Lilith on Aug 28. Venus is in your house of love affairs from Sep 6 – 29. Venus is in house of marriage from Oct 24 – Nov 16. Seal the romance deal with Venus conjunct Saturn on November 13. You might get an exciting out-of-the-blue fling in a poppy field with Venus conjunct Ceres trine Uranus on Nov 26. Grin and bear it days: Boo, we don’t like the conjunction of two malefics in your house of marriage on Aug 25 and its also squaring your ruler Venus on Aug 26. Venus opposite Uranus is not the best time to ask someone to marry you…try divorce instead on Oct 11. Mercury retardation annoyance: Mercury retrograde in your 10th house could throw the spanner into your career works from Feb 13 – Mar 2.
The decans below make the tranists as accurate as they can be within a ten degree orb. But for a detailed account about how this year will effect you personally, please refer to the READINGS page.
Birthdays April 20 – 30 Ascendants 0º – 10º
Neptune sextile your decan all year. Those Taureans who have decided to take a new-year trip will find it magical and inspiring. This is also a great year for studying the arts. This will be the year of making connections with more spiritually minded or bohemian people. You could make money from music, film, photography or the occult. You will be feeling extra-intuitive, romantic and sensitive. At the same time Chiron sextile your decan Jan 1 – Jan 31 is healing and rejuvenating. You can mend broken relationships and renew vows. If you want to let go of toxic connections you can release them easily now and walk a brand new path. The horizon ahead of you is expanding and your circle of friends is changing. South Node conjunct your decan Jan 1 – Mar 14. There may be one difficult bridge to cross though and this will be the one you have to burn behind you. The Neptune and Chiron transits will help it pass without too many dramas. This line of fate needs severance. Ceres opposition your decan Rx Feb 6 – Mar 19, Aug 8 – Sep 10. If you are feeling some resistance in letting go of this South Node karmic tie, it might just be Ceres pulling your heart-strings. This sort of transit can make you very melancholic. The kind where you have too much to drink and then make desperate “please take me back, I’ll do anything” type phone calls. Don’t! Aug 8 – Sep 10 is the danger period for making drunken calls when Ceres re-enters your 7th house. Lilith square your decan Mar 8 – Jun 14 could be a time where you fall prey to the forbidden fruit and are tempted to revive those old flames mentioned with the Ceres opposition. Between March 8 – 19 you will need to exert willpower. The Solar eclipse conjunct your decan April 29 will sextile Neptune and square Black Moon Lilith making a nice mystical learning triangle to your decan. If you haven’t done so already this eclipse will exorcise the South Node karmic tie good and proper. You can use the eclipse for some clearing and cleansing magic.
Jupiter square your decan Jul 18 – Sep 7. This is where you have to be careful to not let the back-rubbing and tea-making get out of hand. By the time of Mars opposite your decan Jul 26 – Aug 15 your energy may be totally depleted and you could get cranky and aggressive with your own partner. You may have been giving too much to your friends so they are feeling a tad neglected. You have only yourself to blame if you have committed to too many projects and your life has become too hectic. Learn to discern and say no if you want peace back in your love life. Mars trine your decan Oct 27 – Nov 10 Hurrah, your Mojo has returned, your life is more organised and your relationships are brimming with passion. Lilith trine your decan Dec 1 – Dec 31 goes a long way to help channel the frustration of Mars square your decan Dec 5 – Dec 19. Make love not war. Use up the fiery energy of this transit in the bedroom if you can.
Birthdays May 1 – May 10 Ascendants 10º – 20º
Jupiter sextile your decan until March 24 is an exciting start to the year and combines quite well with Saturn opposite your decan until October. Saturn being in your 7th will mean either you, or your partner, is pushing for commitment in your relationship. The overlap between the two in January and again between April 19 – May 26 is ideal for starting a serious relationship or signing business deals. Saturn opposite your decan could also mean ending a relationship if its obvious that it is going no-where. Jupiter sextile your decan may give you the urge to seek pastures new with Lilith sextile your decan Jan 1 – Jan 13 If you are unhappy in a relationship then this transit may tempt you to play away from home. Chiron sextile your decan Rx Mar 4 – Oct 29, Dec 19. If you do get found out then this transit will help heal the wounded heart. Well done if you have resisted the seducers. A floundering relationship will get a lot of help from these transits and you will be rewarded for your patience when it miraculously revives itself. Like Taurus decan 1, you have a great opportunity to mend broken relationships and renew vows. If you want to let go of toxic connections you can release them easily now and walk a brand new path.
Lilith square your decan Jul 2 – Oct 8 has so much tension that it is compelled to action as Lilith demands equality and simmers with unprocessed rage. Together these qualities will move mountains in your domestic sphere since it falls in your 4th house. If a housemate has been slacking with the housework this is where they may wake up to a bed full of dirty plates. Oh gosh it’s followed by Mars opposite your decan Aug 18 – Sep 5 By now the planet of war is steaming through your 7th house. This could lead to confrontations and while Lilith is still squaring there could be some china thrown. You could lock horns with your beloved over boring household issues, so it might be a good idea to get a break away from domestic drudgery. Hotels don’t have kitchen sinks!
Ceres opposite your decan Sep 15 – Oct 14 combined with Jupiter square your decan
Sep 17 – Oct 19 could be a time where you want to indulge and push the credit card to its limit. If you have been stressed out at home then try slowing down and being kind to yourself before you hit burn out. Or you might find yourself spending a fortune on massaging, indulgent pampering and fine wine to sooth the pain after. The Solar Eclipse opposite your decan on October 23 could be credit crunch time. You could find yourself broke by Christmas just when you need it, so try and be sensible. The eclipse falls in your 7th, so watch out a greedy gold digging partner doesn’t siphon you out of more hard earned cash. Mars trine your decan Nov 13 – Nov 27 will help recoup some of that splurge from your debauched period in late September. Mars square your decan Dec 22 – Dec 29 in your 10th house could make you ruthlessly ambitious, impatient and aggressive towards anyone who stands in your way. Work off your competitiveness in sports before you punch someone.
Birthdays May 11 – 20 Ascendants 20º – 30º
Lilith sextile your decan Jan 1 – Mar 16 is a sizzling start to the year with Lilith sparking up your house of communication and study. You find magic in your local environment and are feeling childlike and playful. Jupiter sextile your decan Jun 1 – Jul 22 also ensures you make exciting new connections through those local groups. Your decan is fairly quiet for the first half of the year, so I would use the time to study, go traveling and focus on what I said in the main forecast. There might be mayhem all around you, but you will become a reassuringly calm anchor for the casualities of the cardinal cross. You may find more than a few lambs and goats bleating at your front door. But will make lots of grateful friends who you may have to call on later in the year when Saturn takes a bite out of your serenity trifle.
Mars opposite your decan Aug 30 – Sep 16 Here starts your turn for conflicts, ego battles and fights with your partner. Oh dear…Lilith square your decan Sep 2 – Dec 10 creates a danger zone when the two transits overlap between Sept 2 – 16. This creates a T-square with so much tension that it is compelled to action while Lilith demands equality and simmers with unprocessed rage. Together these qualities could over turn any power imbalances in your domestic sphere since they falls in your 4th house. If a housemate has been slacking on the housework this is where they may wake up to a bed-full of vengeful dirty plates. Ceres opposite your decan Oct 3 – Oct 31 combined with Saturn opposite your decan October – December 31 could mean sorrow connected with a relationship. You may have to let go of one that has become somewhat of a burden to you. Jupiter square your decan Oct 31 – Dec 31 at the same time is really about coming to a compromise and finding the balance with how much freedom one has and how much of this freedom one is willing to sacrifice in order to commit to a relationship. Saturn’s extended stay in your 7th house will mean that it’s really all or nothing with romantic partners. You may become involved with someone older than you. Whatever the case you will find it very difficult to play the field or keep things light hearted because serious Saturn is going to scare away any flakey partners. Saturn will feel like your Dad is standing behind you on every date asking them what their income is and do they take drugs…Mars trine your decan Nov 22 – Dec 6 makes things a little more fun for a few weeks when “Dad” is off playing golf and you can have enjoy some risk-taking and hot-sex with bad asses before things get niggly again with Mars square your decan on Dec 31. Try not to kiss the wrong person under the mistletoe.