Taurus - August 2018
How are you, Taurus?! Venus spruces up your work zone after the 7th of August, and her first task will be to make those burdensome chores feel a little more light and breezy! The days won’t feel quite so monotonous under Venus’s influence, you may even find yourself in the middle of a work place make over, or connected to brand new colleagues who are sociable and interesting enough to capture your attention. It will be much harder to work in environments which are not aesthetically pleasing now, you will be especially sensitive to your surroundings and need peaceful, calm and clean spaces to work in. Venus and Mars form a solid trine between the 6th and 13th, promising for bringing back to the table projects which had been shelved for some reason during mid-May. Just take care around work restructures when Venus and Pluto clash after the 21st; typical Taureans don’t cope with change very well, and you may find yourself resisting even though in your heart you know this is the best way forward.
This month’s Moon cycle kicks off with another fabulous solar eclipse on the 11th, this time focussing on domestic life and the changes taking place inside it. Moving house, decorating and renovating your property are all well-favoured activities under the influence of this eclipse, and what you unsuspectingly start now as a general interest project is, in fact, set to have poignant ramifications in your world over the next six months. A connection between the Moon and retrograde Mercury could bring a long-lost relative back on to the scene, and talking over your mutual history will allow you to finally move forward with positive energy. The full Moon on the 26th sextiles Uranus from your house of friends, a time of revelations and unexpected confessions among your friendships which could leave you a little shaken! Acquaintances could leave you suddenly now, but as they depart, new faces are likely to arrive in an equally surprising way.
Work on your psychic and spiritual energy continues throughout August, as Chiron reaches out from your house of secrets to make meaningful connections across the heavens. Opposing Venus between the 7th and 17th, he draws your attention to health and vitality, and this will be a time for holding back from situations where a good deal of your physical or emotional energy is likely to be wasted. Ongoing health concerns could reach a pinnacle here, and measures will need to be taken to bring yourself back to optimum fitness. Saturn also connects to Chiron now until late November, and this rather testing aspect may push you into a long-winded legal or ethical debate with a friend or colleague, a situation which will radically alter your moral views.
The Sun channels your creative energy into some very promising projects after the 24th, look out for new ventures connected to art, music, drama or writing. His positive links with Saturn and Uranus at this time bode well for connecting with new work partners who not only share your vision but can help make it into reality. Mentors could arrive now to teach you something very important about the way you express yourself in your work. If you travel now, there will be some kind of healing involved; you may find yourself drawn to unusual places which just seem to reach out to you. Insecurity over what you perceive to be your intellectual weaknesses may reach a head now, and you are more likely to begin a higher education course centred around abstract concepts, such as philosophy or theology. Have a marvellous month!