Day: April 17, 2020
On April 20, the Sun moves into the sensual zodiac sign of Taurus where it will be until May 20. We have compiled this comprehensive guide for Taurus season to help you understand what energy to expect and how to thrive during this time.
For those of you that have a Taurus Sun, a Taurus Moon, or a Taurus rising you’re probably familiar with the traits of a Taurus because they are a core part of your personality and this time will amplify those natural traits for you. But when the Sun transits Taurus, we all start to see life through the lens of the Taurus bull.
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This guide will not just help you understand how to navigate this time. It will also help you understand Taurus in birth chart readings which will help you see the many facets of yourself and others. Understanding the essence of Taurus can help you better understand your Taurus friends, coworkers, and family.
As you start to track the movements of the Sun each month, you’ll see how the subtle theme of each zodiac sign is apparent in everyone’s consciousness, played out in their actions and your own thoughts. Let’s dive in.
Getting to Know Taurus
Taurus is symbolized by the bull. A Taurus has the ability to be determined, push through obstacles, and stay focused on what they set out to achieve. Just as a bull will block out everything except the red flag and charge, a Taurus can be stubborn when it comes to sticking to what they think.
During Taurus season, we all may want more independence and to be able to operate on our own terms and follow our desires. We also can use this headstrong energy to focus on what we want and push forward in the area of romance.
Taurus & Venus
Did we mention Taurus energy is also characterized as ‘a die-hard romantic’? It is ruled by the planet Venus and craves a committed partnership where they can be devoted and immersed in all things love. That means we are likely to see new commitments happen during Taurus season and be more focused on our love life.
Taurus is one of three Earth signs. It has a groundedness that makes them more focused on the here and now. It helps us stop spending time planning for the future or working obsessively to prepare for it. It helps us stop and smell the roses so we can enjoy the pleasures of the senses.
As well, being a Fixed sign means most Taureans are capable of being incredibly stubborn and persistent.
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What To Expect This Taurus Season
The key themes during this time will be focused on a partnership that feels like it has staying power in your life. We may finally feel more interested in dating or self-dating.
You may find yourself refreshing your wardrobe and thanks to the warmer weather we can stop dressing in big bulky layers and perhaps pull out something a little more fun and sexy! People are likely to change their hair or even redecorate their homes.
You’re more able to think of ways to connect with your crush in special ways online. You may get a flood of ideas about how to make a romantic evening or do something special for them that will entice their senses. Taurus energy is all about indulging in your senses so treat yourself and others to flowers, sweets, and delicious home-cooked meals by candlelight.
How To Spend Your Taurus Season
Things that are easier to do during this time include:
- Getting to know someone
- Making romantic gestures
- Getting a makeover
- Writing love letters
- Attracting attention
- Expressing your deeper feelings
- Start up a relationship
- Work on creating intimacy
- Get clear with what you really want in a partnership
On the New Moon April 22, you can write down a note to the Universe about what you want in your love life and watch as you manifest it at the Full Moon May 7 in sultry Scorpio. Make that wish and take action to make it happen and this Taurus season might bring you more romance than you even expect!
As we said, it’s a very sensual time so focus on things that stimulate your senses to get in touch with this part of yourself whether that means using perfume or a lavender spritz on your linens.
Things that are harder to do during this time include physical exertion, mental exertion, and spiritual or intuitive development.
You may just find it not as easy to progress in the area of business as you’re more motivated to work a little less and have a little more fun. Allow yourself to take a break from extremely hard work and pushing so much on expanding so you can establish some balance and get in touch with what you want.
As always, it’s crucial to know what the other planets are doing as well to get the overall feel for the time you’re in and to know key events. We have a New Moon in Taurus April 22 which is going to amplify and kick off this theme of sensuality and commitment bringing it to a head on the Full Moon in steamy Scorpio May 7.
We will have a lot of Taurus energy because Mercury, the planet of communication and thinking also enters Taurus on April 27 where it will be until May 11.
We will also have Pluto retrograde in Capricorn beginning on April 25 allowing for self-improvement and transformation of financial matters. Near the end of this Sun transit in Taurus on May 13th, we have Venus moving retrograde in Gemini which will test the bonds we’ve created and love that has blossomed during the beginning of Taurus season.
Throughout Taurus season, check in with your free daily horoscope and keep up to speed on the daily events with our free desktop and mobile astrology calendar download.
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We’ve crafted a spread that looks into that connection and clarifies any lingering questions or concerns you might have had about the distant soul in mind. Tarot will be able to illuminate the answer to what is going on in any separation, allowing you to tap into the connection a little deeper than you might be able to on your own.
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Ultimately, however, this spread has a variety of purposes. If you’re interested in seeing your connection with the collective consciousness and want to tap into your relationship with the universe — something that, at times, can also feel distant — you can! Simply think of the universal consciousness instead of a specific person when using this spread, and you’ll be tapping into something entirely different, but of course wholly valuable.
Check out the spread below:
6-Card Distant Soul Connection Tarot Spread
- A card representing you in the connection
- A card representing the distant soul
- What connects you across the distance
- What separates you
- The energy of your connection overall
- A piece of advice from the Tarot
Below you can find an example of what the spread might look like in practice.
At the moment, you have clouded vision and are unable to see the truth, as well as what’s to come.
This card would indicate that in this situation, you’ve got a metaphorical blindfold on and aren’t sure what steps to be taking next.
Card 2: The distant soul – Knight of Wands
With so much fire and energy at play, this card would signal that this is a soul on the move.
This person may have physically traveled away, putting a strain on your connection, or simply be miles apart in communication. Their words may say one thing while their actions say another, as they may not entirely be sure what course of action they are taking next right until they take that step.
No matter where this Knight of Wands ends up traversing to next, you always will have a strong foundation of friendship and communication that you once had built together.
This is a card of stability and home, indicating that there’s something about you that still can remind the distant soul of a place to return to. The horse always comes back to the stable, after all!
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Card 4: What separates you – Death
Profound change and transformation are not always something that we want in our moments of stability, but sometimes it’s simply very necessary. Something about your connection might need a shake-up, or perhaps it was just the distant soul that had some self-growth and inner transformation to do.
Either way, change was a necessary happening in your connection, and sometimes, that separates you in the process.
Card 5: Your energetic connection overall – The Hanged Man
This card would indicate that something has put your connection at a standstill, and it is literally suspended in the air!
Typically, The Hanged Man foretells a need to sacrifice something in order to proceed forward, and that may be the case for this relationship. Perhaps in order to reconnect with this distant soul, there is something one of you must give up in turn.
Card 6: A piece of advice – 3 of Wands
The 3 of Wands is a card of communication and a long journey ahead. The Tarot may be warning you that your journey is not yet over, and just getting started. It also maintains an optimistic tone to its message, encouraging you that whatever may be coming is something still for your own benefit.
Either way, the Tarot is with you on the path ahead!
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At the times when we feel most distant and disconnected from the ones we love for whatever reasons there may be, Tarot is with us as both our voice of reason and as our illuminating guide to show us the light ahead.
You may always return to this spread, as well as the Tarot, for some words of wisdom and clarity in times of confusion and change.
Feel free to check out our favorite Tarot spreads, or pick up your own deck of Tarot cards if you are itching to try out this spread!
Are you new to the world of astrology? If you are, we’d like to welcome you to this fantastic, mystical world of the stars. It can be hard or even overwhelming when you step into the celestial land of planets and aspects, as there is a vast array of information to unfold. Even if you’re familiar with many facets of this wonderful art, there is always something new to learn.
Today, we’ll be discussing houses—or more specifically, the Relationship Houses.
What are Astrology Houses?
Each person on the planet has a birth chart (get yours here – it’s free!) that is made up of the planetary positions that were occurring at the moment of their birth.
Each chart is divided into 12 houses that connect to different facets of life, like romance, money, or spirituality.
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The Relationship Houses
The relationship houses are made up of the 3rd, 7th, and 11th houses of the astrological wheel. Learning more about your birth chart and the aspects flowing through your 3rd, 7th, and 11th houses will tell you everything you need to know about the relationships in your life, whether romantic, platonic, familial, or professional.
Each house in the zodiacal wheel belongs to a trine—a group of three houses that share similar or connected energy. The 3rd, 7th, and 11th houses are all ruled by the element of Air, which is what connects these houses together.
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The 3rd House of Communication
The 3rd house is known as the house of communication, and it connects both communication and travel. This house is ruled by the sign Gemini, a social sign that represents intellect. It is also ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet of communication and travel.
This house represents the knowledge that you gather from this realm during your lifetime. In other words, it’s not connected to the spiritual knowledge that comes from beyond you, but rather those areas of study that you focus on in this corporeal realm.
This is the house of all communication—not just the words you share during conversations with others, but written, spoken, and even physical communication. This is why this house belongs to the trine of relationships. Understanding the aspects within your 3rd house can help you better understand how you communicate with others.
This house also relates to family and the things that you learn from your environment, including speech patterns. Understanding your 3rd house placements can give you a deeper insight into your connection with family members.
The 7th House of Partnerships
The 7th house connects to the partnerships you have throughout your life. This house is ruled by the sign Libra, a very social sign indeed. Libras are the social butterflies of the zodiac. The ruling planet of the 7th house is Venus, the planet of love and beauty.
The partnerships associated with the 7th house go beyond romantic partners to include business partners and even friends. This house can also include partnerships through contracts, legal arrangements, or negotiations.
The 7th house gives us a deeper insight into why we choose certain partnerships. For instance, learning more about your 7th house can give you a better idea about your deepest desires regarding certain partnerships. Why would you choose to marry a certain person? For money? Love? Companionship? This house helps you uncover the things that you value most within a relationship.
Learning more about your 7th house placements can also give you a better idea of how your partnerships might grow and change throughout your life. This house also sheds light on the darker aspects of partnerships, like break ups. If you’re going through a stressful breakup or divorce, this house can give you a better idea of the bigger meaning.
The 11th House of Friendships
The 11th house is known as the house of friendships. It is ruled by the sign Aquarius, a sign that is known for its preference of group activities over solo endeavors. The 11th house is also ruled by the planet Uranus, a planet of spontaneity and surprises.
This house can give you deeper insight into how you interact with people and how well you blend into group structures. While this is the house of friendships, it focuses largely on group dynamics, like institutions and organizations. Have you always participated in group activities and clubs? You may have a favorable placement within your 11th house!
The 11th house also gives you a better idea of what kind of friend you are. Are you a laid-back friend or are you overprotective with your pals? Do you prefer one-on-one hangouts or are you better in a crowd?
If you have a hard time making and keeping friends, this house can be particularly useful to study. Challenging aspects within the house of friends will show you what you need to work on or grow past in order to manifest deeper, more meaningful connections.
The Connection Between the Relationship Houses
If you look at your birth chart and see heavy activity in the 3rd, 7th, and 11th houses, you’re probably someone who has a very active social life. Whether these social activities typically run smoothly is also determined by these houses.
Air, the ruling element of these houses, is a very social, friendly element. But like the wind, it can also become rough or even dangerous. This is why understanding your relationship houses is so important. People may enter your life like a destructive gust of wind, and it’s important that you understand your own approach to relationships to avoid being blown away.
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Understanding Your House Placements
Learning more about the houses in astrology gives you a better idea of the aspects in your chart because you can see what area of life they connect to. A challenging aspect in your 3rd house will tell you that this may relate to how you communicate with others.
Astrology is rich with meaning and messages, and learning about the houses is just another way to better understand the messages flowing to you from the stars.
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Taurus Season kicks off in 2 days with the Sun moving into this Earth sign. Taurus is sensual, indulgent, grounded, and secure, and is represented by the astrological Bull. Even if you’re not a Taurus Sun, you still have Taurus somewhere in your chart – we all do! Which means there is a Taurus Bull somewhere inside of you.
Make sure to use the free birth chart generator to find your Taurus placements!
Taurus Zodiac Sign
Taurus is the second zodiac sign. It comes after fiery Aries, which is impatient and impulsive, so Taurus has learned how to slow things down and take a beat. It comes before airy Gemini, the sign of the mind, so Taurus is more focused on the body, hence being so sensual. With Venus being the ruling planet for Taurus, this brings out the sensuality.
As an Earth sign, Taurus is practical, reliable, stable, and focused. As a Fixed sign, this doubles down on that energy, and Taurus can be the most grounded of the signs. When Taurus isn’t grounded, this generally leads down some bad roads. Grounding it ultra-important for this sign!
Being the astrological Bull, Taurus can be focused. It can take a little while to get going, but once Taurus does, it sees things through to the end. It keeps going, and very little can deter Taurus. This can lead to some stubbornness at times, but it does make Taurus formidable.
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Impact of Taurus Season
With the Sun moving into Taurus, this begins Taurus Season, which lasts for about a month. During Taurus Season, we’re all taking our time, moving at a slower pace, and once we make a decision or get started with an action, we see it through. We firmly believe in our choices and actions, and can keep going no matter what.
It’s a good time to get more grounded, especially if Aries Season was frazzling and maddening. We can get more in tune with our bodies, and develop better confidence by listening more to ourselves. We can engage with the physical world in a tangible way, and feel more connected to the moment, the present, the here and now.
When the Sun is moving through Taurus, this will impact the Taurus parts of your natal chart. The Sun lines up with them at some point during Taurus Season, and you can really channel that inner Bull!
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Taurus in the Birth Chart: Planets
So where do you find your inner Bull? The first and most obvious place to find Taurus in your birth chart is if you have any of your planets in Taurus.
Sun, Moon & Rising in Taurus
A Taurus Sun, Taurus Moon, or Taurus Rising is going to manifest the Bull energy strongest and most obviously because the Sun governs your true self, the Moon governs your emotional self, and the Rising governs your outer self. You connect deeply with the Bull when you’re a Taurus Sun, you bring out your inner Bull when emotional if you’re a Taurus Moon, and you show your Bull externally when you’re a Taurus Rising.
Mercury in Taurus
If you have a Taurus Mercury, your inner Bull comes out when you’re expressing yourself and communicating. You may be someone who takes a while to make decisions and put together plans, but you can get on a roll once you move forward. You just don’t want to be in any rush, and can push back against anyone who tries to rush you.
Venus in Taurus
If you have a Taurus Venus, your inner Bull comes out in relationships and dealings with others. You may be slow to start a new relationship or partnership, but once you commit yourself, you’re in completely. You can be surprisingly passionate and loyal in romantic relationships.
Mars in Taurus
If you have a Taurus Mars, your inner Bull comes out when you’re pursuing something. Mars is the planet of energy and drive, the one who takes initiative, so you may be slow to start new projects and ventures. Once you get started, you’re almost impossible to stop, and this is one of the more formidable positions to find Taurus.
Jupiter in Taurus
If you have a Taurus Jupiter, your inner Bull comes out when expanding your life and choosing opportunities. You can take time to make a choice and to make expansion start, but can see them through once you do. You may focus on practical opportunities, or ones that provide stability and security, and can expand your life in quieter ways that don’t disrupt too much.
Saturn in Taurus
If you have a Taurus Saturn, you may struggle more with embracing your inner Bull than most of us. Saturn restricts and limits, and there may be some lessons you have to learn before you can use your Bull energy. Once you do learn the lessons or overcome obstacles associated with Taurus, you can find great strength in your ability to be practical, focused, and disciplined.
Uranus in Taurus
If you have a Taurus Uranus, well that’s actually where Uranus is right now! Only the super old folks at the moment have Uranus in Taurus (we’re talking people born in the mid-1930s to the early 1940s). If that’s you, woo for making it this far! You’re someone who knows how to merge the practical with the unconventional, and can push for your way like a Bull to make radical change happen.
Neptune & Pluto in Taurus
Neptune and Pluto were last in Taurus in the 1800s, so I don’t think there’s anyone alive who has these positions! If you did, you’d be a Bull spiritually with Neptune and a powerfully transforming Bull with Pluto.
Chiron in Taurus
If you have a Taurus Chiron, you can take your time when it comes to your approach to healing and dealing with emotional issues, but can see it through once you do start and accomplish far more healing and growth than the rest of us. You can focus on healing that helps you feel confident, stable, and secure, and the more grounded you are, the more you can grow.
Now remember, as the Sun moves through Taurus, it links up with each of these positions and lights up the energy for you. Your attention is brought to the planet and to the energy of that planet, and you can feel the Bull energy stronger. Make use of it!
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Taurus in the Birth Chart: Houses
Let’s say you have no planets in Taurus. That means your inner Bull is found through your houses! One of your natal houses should fall in Taurus (depending on the house system, some may have more than one; and some may have none, in which case look to the house that falls in Aries since that means Taurus is inside that house).
Taurus in the 1st House
If your 1st house is in Taurus, you come across as a Bull. The rest of your chart may be completely different, but you seem to others to be very grounded, stable, sensual, and someone who takes their time. You’re not super into being rushed either (at all!).
Taurus in the 2nd House
If your 2nd house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out when you’re dealing with your finances or focused on your beliefs. You can stick to what you believe loyally, and can take time to make financial decisions but stay with them once you do.
Taurus in the 3rd House
If your 3rd house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out when you’re communicating or dealing with your immediate environment. You can take time to express yourself and to get busy, but end up being able to take on a lot, and can be a stabilizing force in your immediate environment.
Taurus in the 4th House
If your 4th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out at home and with family. You can provide stability and security to your family, and can be the one everyone can count on. You crave a solid, secure home life so you feel secure emotionally as well.
Taurus in the 5th House
If your 5th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out in love and with your hobbies. You can take time to get involved with romantic interests, but can be loyal and affectionate once you do. You can focus on hobbies that make you feel confident and secure.
Taurus in the 6th House
If your 6th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out with your work life and in your daily life. You may take a while to get started with work projects and chores in your daily life, but can get on a roll once you start moving. You can be dedicated to what you do.
Taurus in the 7th House
If your 7th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out in relationships and your dealings with others. You may take time to enter into relationships and partnerships, but once you do, you’re fully there. Others may see you as a stabilizing force in relationships.
Taurus in the 8th House
If your 8th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out when you’re taking control and making transformations. You can take your time when taking control of situations, but can be a powerful leader once you do. Transformations may be slow for you, but you can see them through and make them all-encompassing.
Taurus in the 9th House
If your 9th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out when you’re expanding your mind and life. You can take some time to open up, and may stick with your beliefs whole-heartedly, but once you do open up, you can grow more and more.
Taurus in the 10th House
If your 10th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out through your goals and career. You can take more time to start pursuing your goals and pushing for what you want professionally, but once you get started, you can go all the way and end up accomplishing a lot in your life. People can look up to you as someone who is grounded and respectable.
Taurus in the 11th House
If your 11th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out with your friends and when you’re focused on your dreams. You can take time to warm up to new people, but are very loyal to the friends you do make and groups you do join. You may put your dreams aside for a little while until you develop enough confidence to get started, and achieve them.
Taurus in the 12th House
If your 12th house is in Taurus, your inner Bull can come out when you’re alone or with people you’re very comfortable with behind closed doors. In the background, you can be grounded, stable, practical, reliable, and focused. You can be a powerful force behind someone or something.
We all have a Bull lurking inside of us, and that’s more obvious for some than for others, but nevertheless the case for everyone. Use this Taurus Season to get in touch with your Bull!
If you’re a Taurus, follow your horoscope, and for everyone, make use of the astrology calendar to keep track of when Taurus Season starts and ends.
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