Take a stretch break, Taurus. The Sun is in Aries, your twelfth house of rest and closure, until April 19. It's the end of your zodiac calendar year, and thus, an important time to wrap up ventures begun in the past twelve months. You're clearing the decks for a fresh start when the Sun moves into Taurus on April 19. A couple days later, the Taurus new moon acts as your personal new year-a major catalyst for your personal goals and dreams. With lucky Jupiter also in Taurus this year (the first time in over a decade), your birthday wishes could come true...and then some! So, what will you wish for? As a matter-of-fact sign, you secretly think the whole Law of Attraction thing is, well, bull. Yet, as the zodiac ruler of the material realm, Taurus is a master manifester. You don't have to use magical thinking to draw in your dreams-au contraire. You just have to surround yourself by conditions that bring out the same emotions you hope to feel when your dreams come true. Want bliss? Go experience it on a smaller scale-pick up a beautiful bouquet, indulge in a piece of gourmet chocolate, or listen to a gorgeous CD...whatever turns you on, do it! You'll plug yourself into the bliss channel, helping you attract more and more.Faith is a muscle, and it's one that atrophies without use. From April 10 through September 17, transformational Pluto goes retrograde (backward) in your expansive and visionary ninth house. You'll need to be extra vigilant at shooing away those demons of doubt that perch on your shoulder. Spring birdies they ain't (they're more like vultures, right?), but they can definitely be messengers, pointing you towards where you still need to deepen your self-belief.Speaking of muscles, the April 6 Libra full moon in your health house reveals where you've been indulgent all winter-and where you could stand to tune up your well-being. This would be a good day to schedule a checkup or get some support in kicking a longtime bad habit. Consider hypnotherapy for any problems that are as stubborn as your sign's reputation. With the Sun in your mystical twelfth house, your subconscious is active and open to positive suggestion.
Has there been friction with your sweetie for the past couple of months-or not much action on the love front at all? Passionate Mars has been retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your romantic and arduous fifth house, since January 23. This could have built up into some serious frustration, unrequited sexual tension, or dramatic moments. Your own mojo may have gone missing-rare for your randy sign-as a result of the retrograde. Start your engines, El Toro. On April 13, Mars goes direct (forward), bringing back that loving feeling. From April 23 through April 25, Mars will form a harmonious trine angle to the dynamic Sun, filling you with tons of "yang" energy. Make sure you have a healthy outlet or two for the lusty feelings that rush out in the second half of April. And be careful that your seduction's not coming on too strong. Think: subtle wooing, not bull in a china shop.With romantic Venus (your ruler) in Gemini, your sophisticated second house, this is a great month for courtship of the most elegant order. Try out the chef's tasting menu at a new five-star restaurant or sign up for that couple's massage workshop. If you're single, hang out in the more upscale haunts around town, such as a hotel bar or even a steakhouse (Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger recommends 'em for meeting men-interesting idea, unless you're a vegetarian or into women, of course). Do you need closure with someone, or is it time to end a self-defeating pattern? On April 19, communicator Mercury meets radical change-maker Uranus in Aries for the third and last time this year. Aries rules your twelfth house of healing and closure, and this day could bring a major insight into your own "stuff." If you don't like the energy you're attracting, this Mercury-Uranus transit will help you see how to change your frequency, or where you can close the door on a negative belief system, relationship, or chapter for good. Perhaps there's just something you need to say, or a mental shift that you need to make. That can also occur now, helping you make a total turnaround.
This is your month to heal and renew, as the Sun tours Aries, your twelfth house of endings, through April 19. You may feel more fatigued than usual, especially while energizer Mars is retrograde (backward) through April 13. Don't force things. Take this time to do yoga, get extra sleep, and treat yourself with loving, gentle care. Get emotional closure and support if you're struggling. When the Sun enters Taurus on April 19, your energy will return, and you'll be ready to make a fresh start. That same day, change-maker Uranus and thoughtful Mercury meet in Aries, your twelfth house of closure. This would be a great time to work with a coach or have an important conversation to set things straight about a difficult topic.The April 6 Libra full moon illuminates your sixth house of health and fitness, a great time for a checkup or to make a major shift in your habits. With structured Saturn also in Libra, you might want to get some expert help or support if you're trying to make a lifestyle shift. To understand what it takes to change (it's simpler than we think, in some ways), check out the book The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. "
You may feel a little unfocused for the first three weeks of the month, with lots of loose ends and tasks to finish. Wrap these items up before the Sun moves into Taurus on April 19, because you'll want to have a clear schedule from then on. The exception comes at the April 6 Libra full moon, which illuminates your sixth house of organization. If there was ever a day for spring-cleaning, this is it! Plow through piles, files, papers and anything that's in a state of disorder. Rejigger your systems, invest in technology to corral the chaos, and maybe even build those bookshelves you've been talking about for months. Switch to "green" cleaning products at home and work, too.The sixth house also rules employees and helpers. If you have staff or service people you employ, you might need to formalize your agreements, amend a contract, or clarify expectations. (You may need to do that for your own work, too.) Have you outgrown an employee or assistant? This full moon nudges you to upgrade to a better match. If you're wearing one too many hats yourself, this full moon helps you ask for help...or else! Yes, Taurus, you've reached the limit of what you can pull off solo. Consider writing out a description of what the helper of your dreams could take off your plate. Simply writing it down can make it happen faster.Of course, you'll actually have to BELIEVE that change is possible, and that could take extra resilience in the coming months. From April 10 through September 17, transformational Pluto is retrograde (backward) in Capricorn, your visionary ninth house. Some of your deep-rooted doubts could surface, giving you a push to heighten your faith in yourself and the process. Even if it doesn't look like it, everything always works out somehow. Remember that during this cycle, Taurus! You might even look back to an earlier time when your self-belief was unshakeable-or when you were an inspiration to yourself. What were you doing? How were you living closer to your truth? If you've drifted from your own ""true north,"" get realigned during Pluto retrograde. When a Taurus lives by his/her principles and values, nobody can mess with you!The ninth house also rules travel, entrepreneurship and study. You may become deeply absorbed in a research project, or you may consider applying to school to enhance your skills. You may feel "called" to travel somewhere from your past, perhaps a place where there's some unfinished karmic business. And if you feel like you're blocked enough to be REALLY open, you might consider a past-life regression. Pluto rules the unconscious and the karma we carry in from other lifetimes, and during a retrograde, you can break through a limiting pattern that's been carried over. The April 21 Taurus new moon is a great time to start anything new, especially a personal project or initiative. From April 23 through April 25, the Taurus Sun forms a favorable trine (harmonious angle) to energizer Mars in your passionate fifth house. It's a great time to grab the bullhorn and share your message widely. You may need to speak up for yourself or advocate for something you believe in-or to champion the artistic integrity of a project that's on the verge of selling out.