Taurus - April 2018
Hi Taurus! Venus showers your sign with some much-needed sunshine for the first three weeks in April, so it’s time to show the world how brightly you can shine! Venus will enhance your desire to surround yourself with the finer things in life, therefore it will be harder to resist those little luxuries which make your world a nicer place. It could be a lazy, hedonistic period in which focussing on chores will be a tough call. You may also be more interested in your physical appearance, and could try a new beauty treatment. Just take care when Venus crosses the Moon’s nodes from the 9th to 13th; arguments with friends and family members over whose needs take priority are likely. Challenges from Jupiter between the 13th and 23rd could also lead to disputes with a partner who can’t seem to see your point of view. An overindulgent loved one will lead you astray now, as neither of you have the willpower to say no!
There is intense activity in your house of travel and learning this month, with Saturn and Pluto both turning retrograde here on the 18th and 23rd respectively. You are more likely to doubt your knowledge and life experience at this time, and your spiritual or moral opinions could also be called into question. It’s not the best of periods for beginning a new course of study, you will be uncertain of what you want, and will find it harder to focus on subjects which do not resonate deeply with you at a soul level. Mars and Pluto mix energies until the 24th, an aspect which will send you a political or humanitarian cause to support. You will feel compelled to get behind those matters that really count now, and your drive and dedication will be inspirational. You may also be called upon to mentor or train others, although you do need to be careful that you are not too intense in forcing your personal ideologies onto them.
The Sun passing through your house of secrets until the 20th makes for a dreamy and meditative time, in which your sensitivity to others’ feelings and motivations will be enhanced. This is a period for privacy and introspection, hence you may find it harder to deal with the demands of friends and family members, and alone time might be the only time when you feel calm and focussed. The new Moon on the 16th is an excellent occasion for joining a spiritual group or taking a relaxing break. Mercury is retrograde in this part of your chart until the 15th, so don’t be surprised if secret information about your life is revealed unexpectedly during the first two weeks of the month. Controversial opinions which you expressed in private might also be exposed now; you can put these situations right but it may be the month end before you feel you are clear of any repercussions.
April’s full Moon hits your house of relationships on the 30th, and is a time for being honest about what is and isn’t working in your love relationships. The Moon will allow you to see problems clearly. If you have been in dispute with a partner over a long-standing issue, this will probably be resolved now, and positive energy from Saturn encourages you to be the bigger person and take the moral high ground. Lawsuits, legal arguments and ongoing feuds with enemies will reach a head under this lunar light, and whatever the outcome, it will be time to move on and leave these emotionally damaging situations behind you. Have a wonderful month!