Taurus 20th April - 20th May
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2017
While it would be naive to assume you wont
have dramas, challenges or tests to deal with
over the next twelve months, compared to the
stressful alignments impacting on some of the other
zodiac signs, 2017 may feel like business as usual. This is
a time to consolidate what you’ve got, streamline and simplify your operation and unnecessary emotional and financial entanglements. From the second half of 2017 would be a good time to start widening your social circle. However, you may need to make room first for new people and the new opportunities they will bring. Work looks promising and the key may revolve around developing greater expertise in an area that allows you to express your creative side. If necessary, be prepared to move outside, physically, psychologically or philosophically, your comfort zone to find the answers you seek. In the second half of 2017 it appears to be increasingly important to be happy and comfortable with your home base and domestic affairs since this is will be one of the corner stones of your sense of personal prosperity, success and fulfilment in 2017 and beyond.
Saturn's influence in 2017
Sober Saturn will remain in Sagittarius until the end of 2017 when it moves into Capricorn. Sagittarius, like Aries and Leo, is a fire sign and the three fire signs form a harmonious triangular alignment with one another in the zodiac. Saturn’s presence in Sagittarius, like the presence of Uranus in Aries discussed below, promises to be a favourable one. With Saturn in Sagittarius, the area of your solar chart associated with your complex involvements, especially joint emotional and financial arrangements, with others. Some of those with whom you are more closely involved may experience certain restrictions or difficulties which could indirectly impact on you so try to balance your need to rely on others with the need to be able to act independently. Simplify your financial affairs and avoid, or at least try to minimise, mixing money matters with emotional entanglements.
This would be a good time to reduce your commitments and dependence on others so be prepared to return items in your environment that don’t belong to you, pay-off or reduce your debts and make efforts to improve your credit score. Be wary of taking on long-term financial plans or commitments now that may place limits on your actions, independence and room for manoeuvre, in the future.
Jupiter's influence in 2017
Jupiter will be in Libra until entering Scorpio in the autumn. The presence of Jupiter in Libra should prove favourable for the routine, day-to-day elements of work and so an improvement on the job front is likely. This would be a good time to make an effort to improve working relationships, especially with those individuals under your care and influence. You’ll also benefit now from developing greater skills and expertise to improve your job satisfaction and effectiveness and increase your value in the workplace. Jupiter will enter Scorpio in the autumn of 2017 and remain there until autumn 2018. Scorpio is the area of your solar chart associated with relationships, emotional, professional, client-work and your more general day-to-day interactions with others. With Jupiter in Scorpio relationships matters should improve. So If you’re looking to for a fresh start or keen to reignite an old flame, then this is great for fun and romance.
With Jupiter in Scorpio there will be times when it is not what you know but who you know that makes the difference, so don’t be bashful and be prepared to reach out to others, to get out and about, widen your social circle and meet new people but also and get more involved with those good you already know.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2017
The Moon’s Nodes, the North Node of the Moon and the South Node of the Moon form a pair, an axis and are always opposite one another. Approximately every 18 months or so, they change zodiac sign. The North Node is orientated towards the future, where we’re going, and so points to an area which we need to embrace and develop, where greater opportunities to develop our potential awaits us. The South is associated with the past, where we are coming from, and is considered a place of release. An area of life where we may have become too comfortable, complacent, indulgent or a creature of habit and routine. With the North Node in Virgo until May this is a good time to carve out a creative niche for yourself, to explore and expand your involvement with those activities, interests, things and people that are a source of pleasure in your life. Don’t let peer pressure prevent you from doing your thing or expressing your creative talents.
From May, the North Node will enter Leo and the South will enter the sign zodiac sign opposite Leo, Aquarius. Since Leo is the domestic zone of your solar chart and the North Node will be three for about 18 months from May, it would prudent to start to prioritise the demands of your home, family and private life. Like a growing plant that needs to be securely rooted to support the growing plant above, getting the foundations right, feeling safe and comfortable in your home environment will be an essential component to maximising your potential over the next few of years.
Aquarius is the zone of your solar chart associated with your work, status, life path and your dealings with those in positions of authority and influence. With the South Node in Aquarius from May and into 2018, staying late at the office or avoiding dealing with emotional issues close to home may not be the most prudent use of your time and energy in 2017. Let “less is more” be your new work mantra as you prioritise life outside work.
Uranus's influence in 2017
Uranus is associated with change and upheaval, often sudden and unexpected and for some it represents a wake-up call. Uranus wakes us up from our narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective that makes perfect sense to us afterwards although prior to its influence in our lives we didn’t notice, or failed to notice, what we later consider an obvious and natural course of events. If we knew what to expect, it wouldn’t be Uranus. Taking approximately 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, Uranus spends about 7 years in each zodiac sign and is considered a background influence for most people until it triggers some of the more personal points in our horoscopes. Uranus is in Aries, one of the most mysterious and complex zones of your solar chart. With Uranus here, if you’re prepared to take time out from the hustle and bustle and turn inwards periodically, you may be able to tap into and access profound insights, to receive flashes of inspiration and innovative ideas.
With Uranus in Aries there may be times when you feel the urge to pack it all in, to head off to pastures new and see if the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. While there may be occasions when you your desire for change makes it difficult to keep a lid on some of your more eccentric habits and inclinations, try to be patient, this is a sign of things to come. This will become clearer from 2018 and beyond when Uranus enters Taurus, your Sun sign, and things really start to change. Until then, try to be discreet about your urge to be free to explore the road less travelled. You can, in the meantime start to simplify your life and reduce those trappings and ties that keep you rooted to what you do and where you are.
Pluto's influence in 2017
Pluto travels very slowly, taking approximately 248 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, Pluto and Uranus are not the same. The change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, something we see and experience around us everyday, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. So to does Pluto affect us all to varying degrees at varying times in our lives. Pluto has a cleansing influence. Pluto cleans away that which has served its purpose or role in our lives and needs to make way for new life, growth and new experiences. Change is an inevitable part of life and is more difficult or stressful, the more we try to hold on or resist. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, hidden talents and resources within us, talents which may now demand a stage or a place in our lives to be expressed. Pluto can be the key to making the changes ahead that work in our favour.
Pluto is in Capricorn, the area of your solar chart associated with far away people and places, travel, education, philosophical, religious and transcendental matters. Therefore, the key to your transformation may involve some kind of journey, to explore the unknown or foreign cultures and people. Now, most obviously this could involve travel or contact with foreigners but this could also be a psychological and intellectual journey through a course of study. Capricorn, like Taurus, your Sun sign, is an earth sign and so for whatever change or transformation Pluto may offer to grab your interest it will need to have practical and tangible benefits in your life. Pluto represents a backdrop influence for all Taureans. Its alignment with Taurus is favourable. Pluto’s influence will be felt most strongly by those born 07 - 11 May will feel Pluto’s between 07 - 11 May.
Neptune's influence in 2017
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2017 and beyond. Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is considered an outer planet. Neptune is also slow moving, taking 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac and so, like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour the course of history. We experience these outer planets in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in our horoscopes. Neptune more than any other planet is not of this world. The world of Neptune is a utopian paradise. Neptune is concerned with selflessness, idealism, spiritual and mystical inclinations, imagination and fantasy. Difficult aspects from Neptune can be stressful since they test our worldview and challenge us to make our dreams and ideals a reality. The zodiac sign of Pisces is in a favourable, although gentle, alignment with Taurus, your Sun sign and so therefore Neptune should represent a positive influence for you in 2017 and beyond. However, with the South Node of the Moon in Pisces until May when the South Node enters Aquarius, you need to be careful to resist becoming enmeshed in the more negative aspects of Neptune until May.
Since Pisces is also the zone of your solar chart associated with your friends, group associations and social network, you may need to be more discriminating about who you allow into your inner circle. If anything, perhaps you may want to have a spring clean on the social front and even consider doing your own thing occasionally, especially if you feel peer pressure or the interests or inclinations of some of your associates it taking you further away from those things that matter to you. This is unlikely to be an issue from May but until then be wary of individuals and groups that seem too good to be true. From the summer however, would be a good time to develop connections and team up with those who share your interests, dreams and ideals.