Taurus, The Bull
April 19 to May 20

Modality: Fixed
Element: Earth
Ruler: Venus

Keywords: Stubbornness, perseverance, stability, dependability, sensuality

As a bull, you are known for your determination and willpower, but, taken too far, these traits can turn into stubbornness. You are stable and find security in routine, which can often make change difficult. Be careful to not let your unease with change rule your life. Possessions are important to you, with Venus as your ruler. While it is nice to enjoy the finer things in life, be sure to donate or sell old items that serve no purpose—it is always possible that your love of possessions is tied to an emotional insecurity.Taurus

Your friends know that they can always count on you, and you are sensitive to the needs of others (though the latter can make you prone to gullibility; be careful at times when helping others out). You feel complete when part of a couple; even though you are highly selective of your partners, once you find the one you will be highly devoted. Family is highly important to you; you have strong ties to siblings and your extended family, and you are proud of your children (show them encouragement and give constructive criticism, as you often have high expectations of your kids).

When it comes to work, you prefer environments that give you not only stability but also autonomy. That said, be careful not to get too stuck with one job or company; changes often occur, and don’t shy away from a prospective opportunity. Taurus is also one of the universal money signs. This, in combination with your practicality, can equal a large net worth.

For the year ahead:

Affirmation: Change inspires me to broaden my horizons.

  • Jupiter in your sign, your first house, through June 10 provides extra enthusiasm and can help you be in the right place at the right time to snatch up opportunities.
  • Jupiter then spends the next year in Gemini, your second house of personal resources, beginning June 11. Though Jupiter is known for luck, be sure your finances and budget are in order before this transit; a rise in income could easily signal a rise in spending, as well.
  • Uranus began its seven-year transit of Aries last year; during these next years, look for insight into your life and lifestyle, making changes as needed for self-renewal and personal health.
  • Saturn spends most of the year in Libra, your sixth house of work. You may feel under-appreciated or overwhelmed, but you will likely receive due recognition for your efforts at the end of this transit. Saturn moves into Scorpio on October 5; here in your seventh house, your relationships will be highlighted. You may also feel encouraged to learn about relationships and human nature.
  • Neptune began its long transit in Pisces, your eleventh house, in early February. It will remain in Pisces through 2025, highlighting friendships. Friends may come and friends may go, and you are likely to gain many insights into who to trust and when.
  • Pluto continues its long transit of Capricorn, making this time ideal for education, whether learning something new through structured classes, friends or family, or travel. This transit is one of transformation.
Written by Anna
Anna is the Senior Consumer & Online Marketing Specialist, responsible for Llewellyn's New Worlds of Body, Mind & Spirit, the Llewellyn Journal, Llewellyn's monthly email newsletters, and more. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading an absurd number of books; doing crossword puzzles; watching ...