TAURUS / Taurus Rising

Horoscope For 2019

By Christine Rakela

Taurus: The year begins with Jupiter in your 8th sector enhancing your investments, financial dealings, and areas of personal growth. You have an opportunity to improve your monetary status as long as you are careful and not overly-confident.

Saturn and Pluto in your 9th sector of legalities, educational pursuits, study, other cultures, long distant communications, and travel has you thinking very seriously about the direction of your life and what areas of study are needed at this time to help you plan carefully. At the same time you may be feeling weighed down by certain areas of study, relatives or distant connections, or legalities and will need to confront this reality before moving forward with your life.

Uranus moving into Taurus early March for an approximate seven years will motivate you to make necessary changes. Stagnant situations will gradually be a thing of the past as you assert your individuality and pursue a new direction with certain aspects of your life. If you are feeling restless, then it is time for some changes.

In January, Mars in Aries will be working behind-the-scenes motivating you to get things done. You may experience some success with Mars in positive aspect to Venus and Jupiter, but beware of the pitfalls on the 1st, 18th, 20th, and 21st as adverse aspects will make your career life difficult and could put your reputation on the line. On the 13th as Jupiter is in square aspect to Neptune your dream goals may be just that, not the fantastic reality that you seek. Any financial ventures may promise more than they deliver and you could lose a huge amount of your assets if you are not careful.

At the beginning of February as Mars squares Pluto, you will encounter some resistance with issues behind-the-scenes that could involve legalities, but the 2nd to the 7th are more favorable days. As Mars conjoins Uranus unexpected changes will occur on the 12th. The Virgo/Pisces Full Moon.

on the 19th into the 20th causes misunderstandings and forgetfulness with a friend or loved one.

In March, you encounter changeable emotions that lead to indecision the 1st to the 3rd. Mercury goes retrograde on the 5th until the 28th. You will be rethinking your long-term goals. You may at times feel vague or confused under this retrograde. It is best to avoid making important decisions and watch out for mistakes and misunderstandings.

In April, you will be more serious with Saturn aspects and he New Moon on the evening of the 4th and 5th, but financial disappointments or a lowered self-esteem are noted on the 9th and 10th. Improvements are indicated by midmonth on the 14th, 15th, and the 16th. Be aware of the Full Moon causing tensions with a personal relationship on the 19th . You could be moving in the wrong direction and lose your way on the 26th and 27th as Mars squaring Neptune has you feeling disappointed. Clearly this is not the right time to pursue important goals.

During May, Saturn retrograde slows everything down. You will feel mentally sluggish. Best to concentrate on the serious plans that will benefit you as oppose to feeling down about life. Much contemplation may occur the first few days of the month as Saturn and Pluto adversely aspects Mercury. Your social life will be temporarily halted. Take advantage of an uplifting morning on the 9th as Venus aspects Jupiter. Financial trouble is on the horizon on the 18th with an intense Full Moon. Mixed communications and stress is noted on the 29th as Mercury squares Neptune. Confused financial issues surface once again.

In June although this seems to be a challenging month, the first week except for a couple of mishaps should be fairly productive. Still, communications and friendly get-togethers are stalled due to Saturn in sextile to Neptune. Legal or contractual obstacles and possible monetary disappointment are indicated on the 9th and 14th. Promises may not be delivered on the 16th and 17thas Jupiter is in square aspect to Neptune and the Full Moon are occurring. Be aware of pipe dreams and financial and/or partnership problems. Stressful influences are noted on the 18th and 19th, but the 21st, 22nd, and the 23rd have more to offer with improved communication under favorable Moon aspects and Venus influencing Jupiter.

During July the New Moon on the 2nd has you focusing on your working environment and connections with those around you. An adverse aspect involving Mars and Uranus on the 9th to 11th leads to much tension behind-the-scene. Mercury goes retrograde starting the 7th to the 31st. Postpone important decisions and don’t start anything new during this retrograde. You will reassess how you feel about your living and working situations.

In August on the evening of the 1st Venus in challenging square aspect to Uranus causes some unexpected stress in the home. The 8th and 9th, however, are fortunate days where you want to secure favorable partnerships, make lucrative investments, and pursue areas of personal growth with Jupiter is excellent aspect to the Sun, Moon, and Venus. Jupiter goes direct on the 11th improving partnerships in both business and pleasure, financial gain, and more confidence in yourself. As you encounter a difficult Full Moon on the 15th you will experience trouble balancing your home life with your career. Be open to making changes. Better influences are slated for the 19th to the 21st. You will also benefit from Venus in positive aspect to Uranus on the 26th where you will find yourself enjoying the pleasures of what life has to offer. Romance and leisure life are highlighted..

In September, Mercury trine Uranus and Venus trine Saturn, and the Moon in sextile to Mars, Mercury, the Sun, and Venus on the 1st and 3rd bring leisurely yet traditional events that are to be experienced with a loved one or close relation. Be wary of the 4th and the evening of the 6thwhere you will encounter disappointment with a personal relationship as Venus opposes Neptune and Mercury opposes Neptune. On the 11th, 12th, and 13th it is best not to over-do-it as Mars squaring Jupiter and opposing Neptune along with the Full Moon will cause you to burn out. This is not the time to pursue your plans. As the Moon trines Mars, Mars trines Pluto, and the Moon trines Mercury and Venus. on the 18th, 19th , and 20th you will be more constructive in accomplishing your goals. Following pipe dreams will get you into trouble on the 21st and 22nd.with Jupiter in square aspect to Neptune. Stressful issues surrounding contractual or legalities are indicated on the 26th as Mercury is in square aspect to Pluto. Communication may be at a stand-still.


During October good aspects with the Moon in Sagittarius the 1st to the 3rd bring some happiness into your life. Rescheduling changes occur on the evening of the 6th and 7th. A stressful Full Moon will affect your work and health on the 12th and 13th, but smoother days on the 15thand 17th are indicated. Mercury in Scorpio in positive aspect to Pluto and the Moon has you thinking more seriously about relationships on the 19th and 20th. Some distance may be experienced. Even though there is a New Moon on the 27th, challenges are seen in the morning with Mars in adverse aspect to Saturn. Working hard will get you through the day. Mercury goes retrograde in Scorpio on the 31st until November 20th causing you to reassess where you stand with all relationships.

In November on the 1st Venus moves into Sagittarius to join up with Jupiter the entire month bringing you more happiness and highlighting finances, investments, partnerships, and areas of personal growth. There will be opportunities to capitalize upon and bring a financial increase and further supportive partnerships. On the 5th Mars in adverse aspect to Pluto will be the culprit behind difficult relations in the early morning. Days that are more cooperative are the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 11th. The Full Moon on the 12th causes stress with a personal relationship and the 14thbrings disillusionment with Venus squaring Neptune. Take advantage of a lucky day on the 19th as the Moon trines Venus and Jupiter. Mercury goes direct on the 20th. Much can be gained with financial transactions and partnerships on the 26th and 28th with a Sagittarius New Moon and Venus trine Uranus.

During December Jupiter will move into Capricorn for approximately one year on the 2nd bringing opportunity with networking, educational goals, spiritual quests, travel, and legalities. Smooth sailing is noted on the 3rd as Venus favorably influences Mars and the Moon is in positive aspect to Uranus, Mars, and Venus. Plans may go awry on the 8th as the Sun adversely aspects Neptune and the Full Moon on the 11th brings challenges with a partnership or investment. However, your ideals have an opportunity to come to fruition on the 13th as Mars trines Neptune and the 15th is a positive day as Jupiter is in excellent trine aspect to Uranus. You will be inspired to pursue new goals that involve networking, educational pursuits, spiritual quests, traveling, and other cultures. Misunderstandings and confusion are indicated on the 19th as Mercury is in square aspect to Neptune. As Jupiter trines Uranus and both aspect the Sun the 15th to the 27th you will feel more optimistic about the direction of your life as you enjoy the holiday spirit!

Mercury is retrograde from March 5th - March 28th, July 7th - July 31st, October 31st - November 29th. Do avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for mistakes being made and misunderstandings.


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