Taurus - January 2018
Hello Taurus! Relationships could dominate your new year resolutions list, as Mars stomps through your house of partners until the 26th of January! This aspect is all about being assertive and letting people know what you want, so expect to go head to head with your loved one at some point, as your honest and open words put them on the defensive! Mars and Jupiter’s jolly conjunction, which began just after Christmas, will persist until the 22nd of this month, so in general Jupiter should soften the blow of Mars’s aggression and turn conversations about love to your advantage. Someone new may enter your world at this time who acts as a mentor and role model and offers you spiritual and moral guidance; this may be a love partner but could just as easily be a good friend or someone you are working with. Mars and Pluto also form a solid sextile between the 4th and 15th, an excellent period for embarking upon an important spiritual, religious or physical journey with someone you love. The experience will bring you closer together in lots of ways.
January sends us two full Moons and one of these is the first of this year’s powerful lunar eclipses. The full Moon of the 2nd draws your attention to communication and how you express yourself, and with the Moon opposing Venus during these first few days of the month, your ability to let people know how you feel could take a blow. That said, the Moon’s trine with Neptune makes this a good period for supporting vulnerable friends who need your time, and someone in your social circle could be feeling especially low now and request your help. The lunar eclipse on the 31st highlights your domestic world and will bring a poignant ending to a situation within your home or family life. Long-buried tension could resurface in a troubling family matter, and drawing a line under this may mean severing ties with a relative who is bringing nothing positive to your world.
Uranus plods on through your house of psychic experiences and private life this month, and those vivid predictive dreams and unexpected psychic encounters continue to catch you unguarded. Uranus and the Sun get tangled up in a frustrating square between the 9th and 20th which will irritate any existing nervous complaints, and could make even the calmest of bulls feel edgy and anxious. You won’t want to be tied down to routines during these days so it’s really important that you inject some variety into your daily life. Even just taking a different route to work or meeting up with someone you haven’t seen in a while will help to ease the burden of that debilitating everyday sameness. A secret is likely to be exposed when Mercury and Uranus link up after the 24th, watch what you say and to whom, during this rather indiscreet week!
The new Moon of the 17th brightens up your world with an opportunity to connect with the wonder of the universe and take a trip to a new and interesting place. It’s a wonderful time for a new year break, and with Venus continuing to mingle with lunar energy, you will feel a strong urge to see something beautiful or enhance your creativity with a new hobby. Venus and the Sun in conjunction here until the 18th are pushing you to structure your natural Taurean imagination into something constructive such as a higher education course; this is also an excellent period for taking work-related training in a more practical direction or learning a new trade. Enjoy your January!