Apr - 20 May
With the Sun in Taurus, your Sun sign,
until around 20 May this is one of the
most important times of the year for you
to set the agenda, take initiative and to take
greater control over your life in various ways,
large and small. The Sun is not the only celestial
body making it’s way through Taurus, your Sun sign,
this month. Mercury, the planet associated with paperwork,
networks and lines of communication will be spending a lot
of time in Taurus over the next couple of months, about three
times longer than usual, not leaving Taurus until around 13 June
when it enters Gemini. The reason for mercury’s longer than usual stay in Taurus is that Mercury will turn retrograde in Taurus from around 28 April - 22 May.
With Mercury retrograde in your Sun sign, this can be a good time to retrace your steps, to return to something, to review, revise or renew or even backtrack. At such times it’s best to step back and take a wait and see approach to important decisions and commitments. This is a good time to simplify your life, not complicate it, because with Mercury retrograde the likelihood of crossed wires, misunderstandings and bad information is increased and so it’s important to pay attention if you want to avoid making life difficult for yourself. Best to simplify, not complicate matters now and resist the temptation to cut corners and be economical with the truth.
Travel plans and itineraries also need to be checked and simplified and you should leave yourself a little more slack and elbow room incase plans need to be changed or altered. Even though Mercury could bring some complications, with Mercury, Venus and the Sun all in Taurus and all forming harmonious aspects to both Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn throughout May, this could nevertheless turn out to be a pivotal month for taking greater control in your life and making fortunate, long-lasting changes. In addition, there will be a new Moon in Taurus around May 06, an indicator that it is time for a new start or fresh approach to your most important personal concerns.