A bird? A plane? No, Super Taurus: those tall building youre scaling in a single bound are the glittering empire of your dreamsand its time to break ground. With the Sun in Aquarius, your tenth house of professional success, youre a force to be reckoned with on the career front now. The first three weeks of February bring new opportunities and plansyou can suddenly see it a master strategy forming.
Perhaps youve always fancied spearheading, say, a chefs collective or breaking into a new market to leave your own personal stamp. Check out Blue Ocean Strategies: How To Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant. http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1591396190). Work your inner circle, tooits surely stocked with people youve helped over the years who would now be thrilled to return the favor. With go-getter Mars in Pisces, your eleventh house of networking, until March 11, you have the green light for successful schmoozing all month long. In fact, youre so open, that serendipity will intervenefor example, you bump into that film financier at the fundraiser for your local elementary school, the day after you finish editing your documentary. While your hyper-focused sign can always be relied upon to show up for the nitty-gritty work, this month, you have easy access to helpful connectionsso dont hesitate to share your visionary ideas and rally the troops. Its teamwork time!
On February 10, the Aquarius new moon kick-starts an ambitious six-month growth cycle. So even if your empire-to-be is just a fledgling venture or not even a twinkle in your eye, fear not. As any Taurus knows, slow and steady action always wins the race. Consistency is your secret weapon, so map out a few steps and start taking them. If youre an aspiring novelist, you might just write a page or even a paragraph a day, beginning that proverbial thousand-mile journey with a single step. February 10 also marks the first day of the Chinese Year of the Snakewhich is associated with the Western zodiac sign Taurus. Score! Hear those trumpets? Yeah, it really is your yearat last!
On February 18, the Sun moves into Pisces, firing up your eleventh house of group activity. Get ready to meet and greet! An aggressive mingling schedule could have long-lasting results, especially on the heels of this promising new moon in Aquarius. We know you like your rest, Taurus, butthere are opportunities out there you dont want to miss. If an invitation to a cocktail party in a seemingly inconvenient location piques your interest, you may decide to throw caution to the windperhaps even putting aside scheduled plansand go. Theres a certain magic to this influence, so why not experiment with your intuition and see what happens? If youre open, you may just meet the right contacts, at just the right time.
Note: in the later part of February, two planets will go retrograde (backward), which might slow your pace a little. On February 18, serious Saturn moves retrograde in Scorpio, your seventh house of committed partnerships, until July 7. During this five-month period, there could be complications in a romantic or business relationship, or perhaps a source of support becomes temporarily less available. If your go-to people are MIA, youll have to get creative, when it comes to whom you lean on. Instead of fretting that your confidante is too consumed with work to listen to your play-by-plays of the latest office drama, recognize this moment as an opportunity. In not having your regular shoulder to lean on (or phone to blow up), youll realize that you can lean on yourself. Perhaps youll cast a wider net and join a professional group with industry peerssaving your precious romantic time for romance, instead of venting. Or, if youre usually the rock, you might decide to place some boundaries on someone whos leaned on your sturdy shoulder a little too much.
On February 23, communicator Mercury moves retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your eleventh house of teamwork and technology, until March 16. Back up your devices and data. During this three-week period, you might notice certain communications go awryespecially those that occur online. While it may seem like a good idea to go tit-for-tat in the comments of a public blog or to school someone on email, be careful. Your words could come back to haunt you. When sending emails, check and double check to make sure youve included the correct recipient. During a recent Mercury retrograde, one friend got an email from her mortgage broker, complete with someone elses tax forms and social security number. Oops!
On February 25, the Virgo full moon illuminates your fifth house of passion and creativity. Under this lunar glow, you might just get swept away in the moment, unable to hold back your feelingsand why should you? Youre feeling heartfelt and affectionate. Since full moons tend to bring out the full spectrum of feelings, you might just have a super emotional day, where youre pretty reactive. Instead of blowing a gasket when someone steals your parking spot, channel all those feelings into a romantic date or a creative project. If youve been waiting to unveil a new artistic endeavor, this is a great day to debut your latest masterpiece, whether its a song, painting, essay or dramatic monologue (and no, not the impromptu kind that involves cursing someone out on the street). The spotlight has your name on it, Taurus.
Pause and assess this month. In February, several planets have you thinking long-term, considering the future implications of your love life. This is your natural tendency anyhow, but with romantic Venus in Aquarius, your tenth house of stability and life plans, youre especially in the mood for serious talks, planning for the future and making sure your ten-year plans overlap well. If youve been dating someone and enjoying decadent, wine-soaked dinners out, you might find yourself pulling out your mental calendar now. What does 2014 look like for weddings, anyway? Or 2025 for divorces? (Kiddingthough this influence does confer a good dose of realism, so dont disregard any nagging voices in your head.)
While its a near-requirement that your honey loves Roquefort (or some other indulgent culinary treat, like lightly battered zucchini blossoms dipped in truffled aioli), youre now wondering if youre on the same page when it comes to the elementals: kids, marriage, career balance, obligations to family. You might find yourself attracted to someone older, more established or ambitious. Perhaps youll meet through your job or an industry event. a solid citizen whose work ethic and character are what first draw you in. With Venus in your ambitious tenth house, whats hotter than hard work? Not muchexcept for what happens when you clock out (or maybe even on the desk after everyone leavesspicy!).
A great time to talk about serious future plans is the February 10 Aquarius new moon. This is the start of a six-month growth cycle. So maybe you dont get the Harry Winston sparkler youve been hinting about (and taping photos to the fridge of, just in case). Thats coolas long as youre moving toward something definite. And yeah, it wouldnt hurt to get a little tangible item to symbolize that intention. Would you settle for a tennis bracelet, Taurus?
For single Bulls, Cupids arrow just might strike you where you least expect. As spicy Mars traverses Pisces, your eleventh house of friends and casual connections, there could easily be a no-strings fling or an attraction to someone youd never thought of in that way. Just be sure you want to go there, Taurus, since theres no putting the toothpaste back in the tube after its out, if you know what we mean. (With a memory like yours, make sure this a racy risk is worth taking.) This friends-with-benefits vibe only heightens when love planet Venus enters Pisces on February 24.
On Valentines Day, the moon is in Aries, your twelfth house of fantasy. This could make for an uber-romantic night of passionate escape. However, twelfth house action can make you sleepyor melodramatic. If youve had a recent heartbreak, you might just want to stock up on some pretty Kleenex, just in case youre feeling a little weepy and sentimental on this celebrated day of couple-dom. But who says you cant laugh (or dance) through your tears? The twelfth house rules release, so you might even want to do a little ritual to let go of any blocks and bad memories. Write that angry letter and burn it, perhaps, or do something else to forgive and move forward.
Does your relationship need some restructuring? Sober Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in Scorpio, your seventh house of partnerships, from February 18-July 7. During this five-month period, some relationships may be tested or strained under Saturns heft. Couples may be short on quality time together, those leisurely dinners and a movie a distant memory, perhaps because one or both of you has weighty demands with work, family or travel. While this might sound like a drag, consider this a period of important adjustments, the perfect time to fix all the cracks in the foundation. When there are breakdowns, Saturn forces us to address root causes, and so you may be forced to reckon with some difficult realities, i.e. youre sometimes just a tad too territorial because you secretly fear abandonment. Whatever comes up, look it square in the eye and do what has to be done. Only then can you can build on a truly solid foundation. If you try to skip around or do a half-hearted repair job, youll only end up strugglingand sufferingmore.
During the Saturn retrograde, a legal matter, especially related to a joint venture or contract, could deliver a few tough lessonsperhaps making you wish youd read the fine print. If youre thinking of collaborating with someone, you may need to perform a background check or due diligence, before its all systems go. Use this reflective cycle to inspect and protectmaybe you find out that this person isnt capable of pulling his weight. Or perhaps your doubts are soothed by their glowing, five-star references. Whatever the case, your foresight puts you in a stronger position.
Retrogrades can turn our attention to days gone by, and during this five-month period, you may have to face a regrettable part of your past before you can move forward into healthy relationship terrain. Have you truly amended a once-splintered relationship? Have you completed the mourning of a past, lost love? Do you understand the role this person played in your development and how they actually set you on a more fitting romantic trajectory? You may find yourself wistfully thinking of the one who got awayremembering that incredible first kiss or bygone romantic days that have seemingly slipped through your well-manicured fingers.
If youre single, you could gain insight as to how you block love or push it away by insisting on always keeping the upper hand. Identifying self-destructive patterns can help you break through an age-old barrier, so be open to seeing it. Saturns motto: What doesnt kill you makes you stronger. Yes, you should prepare for some mettle testing, but these challenges are all in the name of your own maturity. Since Saturn can be associated with fathers (or father figures), you may look at how your relationship with your dad has shaped the role youve come to play in your romantic relationships. Ready for a real breakthrough? Check out the self-study guide Calling in the One by Katherine Woodward Thomas: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1400049296.
On February 25, the full moon in Virgo, your passionate fifth house, can unleash a deluge of emotions. Bring on the love! You may hear a true, heartfelt confession that someone IS just that into you. Brewing chemistry could turn into a full-on affair. Its also a potent day for pregnancies, as the fifth house rules fertility.
Caution: youll need to keep your unparalleled temper and your ego in check. This full moon is square, a challenging angle, to cocky Jupiter. You may dress your insecurities and wounds with arrogance. Pride or a know-it-all attitude will only further alienate you. Do you really need the fleeting (and dubious) satisfaction of saying I told you so? If you feel your body tensing, take a deep breath and ask yourself what it will take to face this situation with an open heart. Vulnerability is actually a show of strengthso drop the strong, stiff upper lip act. Hold your head high, but also speak from the heart.
Draw those boundaries, Taurus. With the Sun in Aquarius, your tenth house of structure, the time is perfect for implementing structure back into your life, especially at the Aquarius new moon on February 10. Whether youre eager to commit to a sweaty, boot-camp style workout or get back on the meditation wagon, commitment is key. If you need help sticking to a regular routine, say, of rising at 5:00 a.m. to stretch or get into tip-top shape, dont hesitate to tap an expert to help you achieve your goalsespecially if one of your personal goals is to kick a nasty, outworn habit, like smoking cigarettes.
On a more spiritual and emotional level, your relationship with your father, brother, son or an important male could get a reboot at the new moon. As much as your sign loves to maintain the status quo, youre also secretly aching for change, knowing that a nice dose of evolutionary progress is actually just the trick for your overall well-being and stability. If the old lines are shifting, let them.
All month, go-getter Mars is in Pisces, your eleventh house of group activity, so when it comes to your fitness goals, theres strength in numbers. Maybe you want to corral the gang to take part in a group fitness class, such as SoulCycle or Zumba. Since you might be feeling charitable, you may choose to join a marathon or fundraising event like Team in Training. Youll love the feeling of accomplishment in your body, as much as the feeling of satisfaction in your soul. So grab those trainers and go!
Love Days: 27, 4 Money Days: 19, 10 Luck Days: 17, 8 Off Days: 15, 2, 6
Youre at the top of your game, Taurusthis is the month to make some moves! The Sun is in Aquarius, your tenth house of professional success, until February 18, a time to really shine on the career front. Goals youve been working on come to fruition with ease. Beaming beneficially into your bank account, lucky Jupiter is now direct (forward) in Gemini, your second house of work and money, after a four-month slowdown. Full steam ahead, Taurus!
Jupiter is in your money zone until June 25, so for the next five months, you have the trappings of prosperity at your fingertipsespecially if you stretch your limits or take a well-calculated risk. Jupiter rules global connections and higher education, so expand your horizons and your payscale could follow suit. If youve been hankering for some overseas travel, you might just jet off to Mexico City for a photo shoot or scout antiques in the Parisian markets of Montmartre. Or, you might finally take that workshop on WordPress, learn Mandarin to engage with your Chinese counterparts or get some type of advanced training. Executive MBA, perhaps?
On February 10, the Aquarius new moon kicks off a six-month upward trend. This day also begins the Chinese zodiacs Year of the Snake, which is associated with security-minded, prosperity-loving Taurus. This is your year to dream big. Do you want to run your own literary agency, uncovering the rising talents of your time? Or to become a landscape architect to the stars? Maybe your not-so-secret aspiration is to slink up to a dimly-lit stage (wearing something scandalous, of course) and thrill a sold-out audience with your velvety voice. Make a bold, decisive move toward your dreams now.
Teamwork ramps up after February 18, when Sun moves into Pisces, your eleventh house of networking and group activity. Go-getter Mars and expressive Mercury are both in Pisces for almost the entire month, so you should already be schmoozing (and possibly boozing, since Pisces, the sign of the fish, tends to drink like one, too). As you hit all the relevant industry eventsand even some random ones, toohave a healthy stash of business cards on you, or pass out your contact info in a more high-tech way, loading the Bump app onto your info so you can easily exchange deets with that kindred spirit who told a joke so funny, you almost spit out your bacon-wrapped fig.
Alas, alongside the merrymaking, a tone of seriousness imbues your one-on-one business relationships, as mature Saturn goes retrograde (backward) in penetrating Scorpio, your seventh house of partnerships and contracts, from February 18 to July 7. During this five-month stretch, exercise cautious before you sign on the dotted line. Going into business with someone is no light matter. So, just as youd scope out a potential long-term romantic partner, perform the due diligence here, too. If you were writing a professionals ad, what would you seek in a partner? You want someone who is sound, reliable and whose skillset compliments your own. If youve already rushed into a joint venture, you may find yourself needing to backtrack and put some clearer agreements in place. If a partnership has soured, you could be heading for Splitsville.
In other retrograde news, communicator Mercury goes backward in Pisces, your eleventh house of group activity and technology, from February 23 to March 16. If youve been delaying on backing up your smart phone, laptop or other electronics, do so as early as you can in the month. Sure, after you lose all your old files, some well-meaning colleague will tell you it was meant to be that you have to rewrite the novel youve been working on for ten years from scratch. (At which point youll want to scratchhis eyes out.) But forewarned is forearmed, and we dont want you losing your data (or your mind), when you can take simple precautionary steps.
During this period, you may find that your normally peaceful teammates are suddenly making snarky, passive aggressive remarks or sniping at one another. Instead of worrying about those flare-ups, know that they are part of the larger cosmic cycle of working out what needs to get worked out. If youre looking for a more constructive use of your energy, retrogrades are a great time for reunions. Open up your contacts and scour names for people youd like to reconnect with, especially a mentor or favorite colleague. If youre self-employed, a routine check-in with former clients could yield an interesting or lucrative project. Hello, blast from the past!