For your Taurus horoscope 2018, Saturn continues its journey through your expansive 9th house. The main thing to watch out for is becoming too set in your beliefs. You may test them and think, ok that’s it, they work, I’m sticking with this for the rest of my life! This could be a time then where people become Jehovah witnesses or join a cult. There is a danger of swinging from one extreme to the other here, but there is also an opportunity to learn to balance your spiritual life with the material too. This equilibrium might actually come from encountering religious extremism in people you meet day to day or while traveling. This is the house of foreigners too, so boundary issues might be pertinent, especially in these troubled times! Legal matters could also be challenging, divorces might move frustratingly slow and any financial settlements meager in their offerings. Better to hold off any serious court action until Saturn leaves this zone in 2020 if you can possibly help it.
Taurus 2018 ~ January to March
Make use of Mars putting passion into your marriage house until Jan 26. Jupiter is already in the there too, so this is an ultra great time for putting the zip back into any stale relationships. Remember this is also the house of open enemies though, which could be interesting… You will certainly know who your friends are. You will certainly need your allies on your side when defending yourself against the wild mob who are hurling knives at you. Ok, it’s not going to be that bad hopefully, but Mars in its rulership here in Scorpio is going to be feisty to say the least. You need to be able to take the high ground and not rise to the bait. Your partner at this time might also delight in just winding you up. The best approach with lovers is to make love, not war. It really is the only option. If they won’t let you, just take out the frustration on a tennis racquet or any ball that you can kick or hit.
Taurus Horoscope 2018 keywords
Holiday romances, falling in love, setting your beliefs, fantastic social life
The Jan 31 Lunar Eclipse makes you focus on making your nest as comfy as possible. This gives you a better night sleep that in turn improves your looks (House 1) and gives you more energy for work. (House 10). Deeper sleep makes a brighter brain, so you could even be promoted at work. Such an inviting boudoir sends all the right messages out to the universe about attracting love into your life if you are single. The house of parents can trigger problems at work due to lurking childhood insecurities. Constructive criticism from your superiors doesn’t mean that you have to storm out of your job! Instead, look at why you are viewing what should be ‘appraisals’ as ‘admonishments.’ Any work upsets are likely to have you scuttling back to the safety of your cocoon, but maybe you have to acknowledge that this is what is currently needed.
The Feb 15 Solar Eclipse prompts you to realise that you are no longer content to stand on the sidelines cheering on other less worthy peers. It’s all about confidence! If your parents were not inclined to champion your efforts and were rather critical of you, then you must address whether this same programming is what is holding you back now. Now is not the time to hold back, it’s about facing your fear of rejection and grabbing the solar spotlight unashamedly. Ask for that pay rise, promotion or more publicity. What is the worst that can happen? With Solar Eclipses expect the unexpected. No matter if you are pleasantly surprised or slapped in the face, at least you will know where you stand.
Taurus 2018 ~ April to June
Taurus still has the grace of Jupiter in your powerful, angular marriage house. During this season Jupiter will be retrograde which gives you a more intense bake for all kinds of relationships in your life. Jupiter is famous for making one attracted to foreigners or someone whose background is quite different from yours. This can cause a consciousness-expanding effect in relationships, as you fit in with the behaviour patterns and values of your new mate. Depending on how evolved your partner is, this can be positive or negative. The effect might be regressive if you have to submit to fit in with their culture. Whatever happens, you will be made extremely aware of the differences between people and whether you can realistically work harmoniously with them in the long term or not.
From April 18 to Jul 1 Saturn is also retrograde in your 9th house of foreigners, so there is definitely an international theme going on here where you will be forced to re-evaluate your attitude to those of another culture or religion. This forces you to address your own belief system too. You might actually fall in love with a person from a country that you had even been quite prejudiced about in the past. During this period Ceres passes through deepest roots of your chart where it is somewhat reclusive (Until Jun 27). Ceres forces you to withdraw from too much socialising and kidnap any partners into staying close to your nest. Here the earth goddess wants to go into her cave and make potions. So the best way of using this transit would be to make your home a sanctuary. If you are single, indulge in treating yourself to your own company. If with a partner study, read and pray together. Your home will become your sacred space and temple. Fill it with candles and incense for purification by fire. Subjects who are feeling more sociable may open up their homes to those who have experienced abuse and hardship.
From May 16 Mars spends a crazy long amount of time in your house of status, so when you do go to work you will be totally passionate about it. Mars will turn retrograde next season and feel as power hungry as Pluto for a few months. If you push too hard and fast with your ambitions at this time you could really easily threaten those who have authority over you. Don’t feel you need to defeat any small opposition to your goals and don’t let yourself get over-defensive either. You have enough zip in your approach to actually rally people to your side quite easily with time. Patience is never easy when you want to win so badly, but keep your eye on the ball. Try to steam forward without getting too frustrated by ‘helpful’ suggestions. Eventually, others will see you were right and trust you enough to leave you alone. The secret is harnessing this thrusting Mars energy, so that it carries others in your wake. You can inspire by example rather than needing to rail-road others.
Taurus 2018 ~ July to September
Mars is retrograde for the whole of this season. Mars reeving backwards in your career house can be a double-edged sword. You get an extra boost of ambition here, but it can also make you unduly scheming or even ruthless. However Mars retrograde can be useful in that you should be daring and pioneering in terms of pushing yourself out there into the world. It’s always good to have courage! This transit is a lot easier to handle if you are self-employed. You will have the motivation to try new things without anyone holding you back. The only thing that does actually hold you back is the fact that Mars can be quite defensive while retrograde so you might not take public criticism too well.
You might choose to leave a job when Mars goes direct on Aug 29 after a build-up of frustrations in the workplace. Mars often means brave new starts, but is sometimes too impulsive. However, with the retrograde you know that you really have looked at all options and you are not being too rash in your decision. I would wait until Mars turns direct before you make any leaving announcement, you want to say goodbye holding a good reference! On Aug 13 Mars retrograde re-enters your house of foreigners so international business connections might need re-affirming or you might revisit a place you have always felt a past life connection to. A busy summer of three eclipses. The first Jul 13 Solar Eclipse could be a time when you become quite obsessed with a new topic which completely changes the way you write or communicate. Great strides in your mental capabilities can occur at this time. This is also the zone of siblings and old school friends, so the eclipse might bring some unexpected re-connections. It could also change the way you relate to these people in a big way. If you have not seen each other for a while, the friendship could be renewed. On the other hand, you might finally make the break from a classmate that you have long outgrown. Reboot the brain!
The second Jul 27 Lunar Eclipse can be one where pleasant exchanges between the generations happen, for example Grandma passes on knowledge from her childhood. The crisis of the Lunar eclipse, however, could have you storming out of a classroom. Conflict arises between seeing the bigger picture and nit-picking. There is also the possibility of creating your own personal rituals and spiritual practice after becoming disappointed by traditional monotheistic religions. A lunar eclipse in the house of the goddess has a very pagan feel to it. It is about constructing your own elemental shrine in your garden as opposed to worship in a grand cathedral. At the final Aug 11 Solar Eclipse you are called upon to seek out supportive family members you can trust, they don’t have to be blood ties, but need to feel like your clan. You may need these clan members to be your anchor if extreme waves of sentiments and sorrow overwhelm you. Since Saturn is in your spiritual 9th house you might like to travel to the place of your ancestors for support.
Taurus 2018 ~ October to December
Mars joins Black Moon Lilith in your career zone. Now Mars is direct again it can really push forward with ambitious projects, even if these projects seem quite alien to colleagues that have a very set way of thinking. The 10th house of status is also the house of the mother, so here you may also have to deal with unresolved childhood rage which may be misdirected at female authority figures around you. If this woman really is an old harridan, it could push you to the point where you decide to flee. There can be a realization that success (or not) in the wider world stems from criticism you received as a child. Now you can start to put right the fact you have overworked to gain praise or underworked to confirm your feelings of failure.
Venus is retrograde from Oct 6 to Nov 16. It starts off in your marriage house and regresses back into your work zone. The most intense part of the retrograde will be in your house of relationships until Halloween wooooo! Venus retrograde in your marriage zone could work out either wonderfully, or… not, depending on how much self-work you have done in the realm of relationships. Usually Venus is mostly love and light, but in her retrograde phase, she tends to call on her Luciferian side. The horny one’s random mischief-making can cause havoc with this house’s other function; open enemies! An old foe could re-surface, but this is actually to give you the opportunity to make the peace with them. You may never be best buddies, but at least you can tie-up loose ends and bring closure to your connection.
Venus retrograde also works some magic for any ex-partner with whom you hold some resentment towards. Reconciling with your Ex would be even better if there are children involved. This sets them an example that people can heal past hurts and move on to better things. Sometimes a divorce can actually finalise at this time which could rake up sad memories, or you find yourself pining over an ex-lover. After Nov 16 you might feel like running away to create beautiful objects and forget relationships entirely. At least the ex can provide a good muse for creativity. You could reconnect with an old work colleague on a cultural day out during at this time.
Nov 8 Jupiter enters a new sign, so this is a brand new influence for the next year with it now moving into your taboo 8th house. Jupiter can bring deep psychological changes through spiritual teachings here. You may not be consciously aware of it at the time, but these lessons will reveal their effect on your future prosperity. Sometimes reaching up towards a higher power comes out of desperation and a crisis. Again the mystical wisdom gained will surface later on and it might be hard to see where the root of it even came from.
Taurus 2018 ~ The Decans
Taurus Decan 1~ Apr 20 to 30 ( 0º-10º)
Saturn in Capricorn is trine your decan until Dec 20. Your life is blessed by the supreme structure of Saturn while this trine is in effect. You will need to build on it so that you can keep this framework for the future. Trines are gifts, but are so often taken for granted and not ‘banked’. This is an opportunity not to be squandered! Saturn gifts are like that old dusty antique that has been sitting in the attic for years unappreciated until an expert tells you it’s worth a fortune under the grime. Offers that come at this time will seem pretty drab then, but don’t pass them by without giving them a serious test drive. A new relationship is likely to grow on you also.
Anything worthwhile is going to take time to mature with this Saturn transit, but it really will be the case of an ugly duckling turning into a swan. In the beginning of the year, the Venus square from Jan 18 to 25 tests your new mature approach in relationships. You might feel let down by someone who was just a player, but end up confiding in another who becomes an unexpected rock. The Ceres square from Feb 5 to Apr 28 can also be a challenging time as you adjust to becoming more realistic in your love life and mourn the loss of a fantasy boyfriend. The early part of the year is not so eventful, but it is all about planting seeds which bare fruit in the second half of the year.
The sun is shining and the Ceres trine blesses you with radiance from Jun 28 to Jul 22 along with that you are graced with a lush Venus trine from Jul 10 to 18. Now you can really enjoy a roll in a haystack. This is a period for running barefoot in the park with your beloved as this is a highly auspicious time for a blossoming romance, with blossoming being the operative word. All outdoor activities in nature bring colour to your cheeks and a partner in picnics. Don’t hide yourself away. Go out and dazzle in the great outdoors. The Lunar Eclipse square your decan on Jul 27 might throw an unexpected spanner in the works of any budding relationship, but don’t let it throw you off course, it’s really just a test.
A jealous little argument makes you realise just how much the other person cares and all ends well. The Saturn trine will help mend any cracks as it is potent relationship glue for you in the next few years. The BlackMoon Lilith square could be another test from Aug 11 to Nov 4. The error could be on your part, as you find yourself being attracted to the forbidden fruit of another. The ‘other’ could be a drug or toxic obsession. Again, don’t allow yourself to be pulled off course. Saturn is helping you to defer gratification and build willpower.You get a triple dose of the Venus opposition (due to the Venus retrograde) from Sep 9 to 28, Oct 10 to 18 (retrograde) and then again Dec 3 to 16. Lucky you. Venus is joined by the Ceres opposition from Nov 12 to Dec 4. Although oppositions can be a bit of a tug of war, the tussle is actually really dynamic and passionate. These two most sensual planets are in your 7th house of marriage (if you are reading for your ascendant.) This rocking, to and fro action will add to the romantic theme of this year in general. The re-ignition of an old flame or patching things up with an ex particularly applies to you. Enjoy the re-unification Taurus decan 1!
Taurus Decan 2 ~ May 1 to 10 ( 10º-20º)
Get ready to say goodbye to the subtle transformation effect of the Pluto trine to your decan over the past few years. You get some dark sweet Pluto juice from Jan 1 to Feb 5 and then again in the second half of the year. Even with the kindly trine, there is still quite a lot of detoxing going on in the background which can sometimes feel quite draining. So be kind to yourself and make sure you are replenishing yourself with nutritious food, rest and relaxing times in nature. You are also experiencing a boost in your romantic life too with Jupiter in your house of marriage. Jupiter’s blessing comes in two waves. The first is Jan 1 to 20. This can be a wonderfully positive time where you can collaborate with benefactors.
You attract generous, fun and expansive people into your life and mostly this is from your travels. The more you get out into the world the more you can make the most of this blossoming energy. The passion is zooped up by the Mars opposition from Jan 1 to 9 and not only that a short and sweet Venus trine from Jan 3 to 9. Early January really is an excellent time to find love, so don’t be a winter hermit and go get some winter sun if you can. January just such a busy month for you an jam-packed with so many exciting aspects which pave the way for the rest of the year.
There is more edgy, yet passionate energy with the Ceres square working behind the scenes from Jan 1 to Feb 6. This energy is spicier, but also has a yearning feeling too so try not to let some melancholia for what is impossible ruin what could be a really nice connection with someone. The Venus square from Jan 26 to 31 could also cause some upset, but Jupiter should be able to help you bounce back from any blunders.. The Jupiter opposition is back again Apr 26 to Sep 18. You find you can easily harmonise with whoever you come across on your travels. Even though this supposedly a hard aspect, remember opposites attract. This is actually what you really need to bring balance into your life. So relationships can go extremely well while Jupiter is blessing you by opposition.
This can be a great time for material gain if you have been investing wisely for the last 6 years. This fertile and beneficent period is also helped immensely with a Venus conjunction from Apr 8 to 15 a peak time for fun. Get as many laughs in as you can so you can ride the intense Ceres square from Apr 29 to Jun 1 in a positive manner. The Venus square from Jun 24 to 29 makes matters even more stressful, so deep breath. A bit of a Persephone moment here then when someone tries to vamp off more energy than you are willing to give. In fact, this person could get quite obsessed with you. Politely set boundaries so you can enjoy the company of sane people!
You can enjoy the last leg of the Pluto trine from Jul 14 to Dec 12. The last phase is often very enjoyable as you have been thoroughly cleansed now and feeling fresh as a daisy once more. You are also much less naïve and trusting in relationships and can skilfully navigate away from any potential energy vampires. This happens just in time for you to enjoy the beauty of the Venus trine from Jul 23 to 30. This period is great for money, love and the arts and even more so because it is overlapped by a gorgeously sensuous Ceres trine from Jul 23 to Aug 14. Don’t speak the language of love, instead show it through your actions and affections. This is because of the very garbled Mercury Retrograde square from Aug 4 to 19. It is very easy to take an ironic text the wrong way when the trickster is on the loose. Don’t let him spoil your date.
Business collaborations can get messed up too, so try to do as much talking face to face so you can read the intentions correctly. The 6th sense will work much better in the flesh. There are some fraught times in the autumn with the Mars square from Oct 10 to 29. Your temper is roused a lot faster than usual. This rare angry bull is quite terrifying, so spare your mates and lay low at this time. The Mars square is swiftly followed by a manipulative Lilith square from Nov 5 to Dec 31, so be very suspicious of anyone who flirts just a bit too much and seems supernatural. Trust your intuition even if it seems irrational. You get an interesting combination of the Ceres opposition from Dec 5 to 28 and the Venus opposition overlapping from Dec 17 to 27. These two in your relationship house can be quite genuinely magical. You could meet someone with whom you have a very strong past life and spiritual connection. If it becomes a romantic connection then it could feel very natural and familial, like it was always meant to be.
Taurus Decan 3 ~ May 10 to 20 ( 20º-30º)
The major influence for your decan this year is the wonderful Jupiter opposition from Jan 21 to Apr 25. Opposites attract and this is especially true for this transit. You may have been searching for your dream beloved for many years and now you have come to a turning point. The sun is gleaming on the horizon and you feel much more positive about relationships. The reason for the hope is that work benefits you have reaped have given you confidence which has made you attractive to people of high status. Feeling good about yourself in this way goes on to inspire you to expand your ambitions even more. This transit can make you quite greedy for material things and you could go over the top in your pursuit of them. However as the cycle goes on, you realise that money and luxuries aren’t everything and that Jupiter is about spirituality too. As an aperitif to Jupiter’s romantic blessings you get a very sweet Venus trine from Jan 10 to 17 and a very sexy Mars opposition from Jan 10 to 26.
So much passion for your decan this year Taurus 3. Don’t waste a moment and enrol on a dating site if you haven’t already!
The spiky Venus square from Feb 3 to 10 could make your hair stand on end concerning relationships, or it could just be money worries. The Feb 15 Solar Eclipse square triggers a crisis in your career. Balancing giving time to any new romance versus demands from work could be challenging. This is when you examine what your priorities are. The Venus conjunction from Apr 16 to 24 sees you feeling much more positive about the direction of your life. You feel you have struck the right chord with your loved ones. The enthusiastic Mars trine keeps you bouncing from May 1 to 15 and all the bumps have been smoothed over. The Lilith trine works her magic from May 8 to Aug 10 which makes you feel connected to your peers in ways that inspire you to be a better person. The Ceres square from Jun 2 to 27 can make you feel blue if some of your old friends do not understand what you see in a developing relationship. They may object to your quirky new friends also.
Jupiter is holding back his gifts for a while which causes you to feel a bit deprived. The problem is getting too greedy with what Jupiter can give you. This will be apparent when the Venus square from Jul 1 to 9 has you acting like a spoilt brat. Thankfully this doesn’t last long and thanks to a very honest taking down by your best friend you soon come to your senses and learn to utilise what you have gained so far without craving for more. Sometimes Jupiter can shower you with so much good luck at once that you can get quite blasé. With Jupiter in your marriage house, it’s easy to take all the interest for granted. Then it suddenly dies down and you realise you never actually made a proper connection with anyone as you were too busy looking at what treat was coming next.
You have one more Jupiter run to come so don’t blow it. In the meantime you can enjoy a great social life with the Venus trine from Jul 28 to Aug 6 followed by a fragrant Ceres trine from Aug 15 to Sep 5. This gives you a chance to make the peace with anyone that your overblown behaviour might have offended. Watch out for a tricky patch with the Mars square from Oct 30 to 15. The steam might start bellowing out of those famous Taurus nostrils again. Before you know it, friends have that uncomfortable gleam of fear in their eyes again. Don’t frighten them away and keep to yourself until the bully has simmered down. If you have kept your horns out of trouble then you are rewarded by the last Jupiter opposition from Sep 19 to Nov 7. This should endow you with the promised big Jupiter romance if it hasn’t already. There is just a blip of a Mercury Retrograde square from Dec 1 to 6, but nothing can wipe that super-sized smile off your face. Thank you Jupiter, thank you.