Apr - 20 May
There are a number of contradictory
astrological influences affecting Taurus,
your Sun sign, this month. For example, Mars
moves into Taurus, on April 1, where it will remain
until May 12 when Mars enters Gemini. The presence
of Mars in your Sun sign should give you added drive,
determination and push. However, and until April 20, the
Sun will be traveling through Aries, one of the more complex areas
of your solar chart. Generally, with the Sun in Aries, this represents a
time for you to take a backseat, to rest, recuperate and recharge your batteries. This is also a time to reflect and plan in readiness for when the Sun moves into Taurus, your Sun sign, from April 20, when your new yearly cycle gets underway. Until April 20 you may blow hot and cold, have times of energy, enthusiasm and confidence but also times when you need to rest, retreat and get some R&R. Therefore, until April 20 treat your time, resources and energy is a scarce resource and use it to maximum effect. Work smarter, not necessarily harder. If you try to burn the candle at both ends, you’re likely to become irritable, touchy, and you may well alienate those people who can help you do your thing and get where you want to go.
From April 20, with the Sun joining Mars in Taurus, you’ll have a powerhouse of energy at your disposal to do stuff. Therefore, from April 20, be prepared to push forward, put yourself out there, to promote yourself, your talents and your ideas. Venus, your planetary ruler, will be in Taurus until April 12 when Venus moves into Gemini. Venus is very strong in Taurus, your Sun sign, and adds a favorable, pleasurable and self-indulgent influence to your interactions with others and the world. It is also likely to make you even more charming, adorable and downright delicious than usual. You should find it easier to open doors with just a smile and so you should make the most of this favourable influence to oil the wheels, win friends and influence, and enjoy yourself. Venus is much happier in Taurus, your Sun sign, than Mars. Venus emphasizes those things that unite us, that we have in common. Mars, on the other hand emphasizes differences. Given the choice, it would be wiser to use Venus in your dealings with the world, Mars can provide the impetus, the brawn and the push while Venus open doors.
One of the major astrological events this month is the lunar eclipse in Libra on April 4. Since Libra is the area of your solar chart associated with the more mundane aspects of work, chores and the daily grind, this suggests that despite the need to take time out, don’t completely retreat from the world or lock yourself away. It seems to be important now to have some kind of regular rhythm or routine to keep you busy, productive and in the world. The other significance of Libra for your Sun sign is it association with health, or lack there of. With a lunar eclipse in this area of your solar chart this suggests this would be a good time to focus on your health, diet and lifestyle. Adopting a healthier, diet, daily routine and lifestyle will bring significant benefits to your well-being in 2015 and beyond. Ideally, since Venus also rules Libra, as well as Taurus, your Sun sign, perhaps the key to encouraging you to develop a healthier you is to emphasize Venus again. If the goal is a more attractive you, then diet and lifestyle changes that promotes that will work better than those that don’t.