Taurus Rising

The most fascinating influence this year is having both Jupiter and Saturn journeying through the exciting, progressive, and intuitive sign of Aquarius. Jupiter thrives here creating wonderful opportunities and good fortune, and Saturn, its co-ruler, can be channeled so one benefits by implementing new ideas into structured planning. Together, you can build a solid foundation that lasts into the future. If you are feeling held back and frustrated, as many of us are these days, you will be inclined to break out. You are more determined to succeed and therefore do succeed. It can be a time of growth as well as breaking down barriers that are holding you back.


From a worldly perspective Jupiter/Saturn influences affect the rise and fall of important people and leaders. There are those that believe that the Star of Bethlehem was the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn approximately 2021 years ago Throughout history some presidents have died in office or have experienced an assassination attempt. Major developments and changes are indicted for 2021. Be willing to embrace a whole new perspective on life.


Jupiter and Saturn are now moving through the sign of Aquarius in your 10th house sector of reputation, career, and social status. They intend to keep you focused on working hard to acquire your desired career goals. It may not be easy, but it will gradually be rewarding if you are willing to forge ahead. An associate could be instrumental in steering you in the right direction. Mercury conjoining both Jupiter and Saturn will help in making the right connections. Obstacles to your desires may occur on the 13th as Mars forms a square aspect to Saturn. The third week of January, Mars conjoining Uranus in Taurus, will bring the unexpected. Be flexible, careful with accidents, and keep an eye on financial transactions. The rest of the month, the Sun conjoining both Jupiter and Saturn help solidify your goals. Be aware of the Full Moon on January 28th as you may be at odds with balancing home and career.


In February, Mercury will be retrograde from January 30th to February 21st causing you to rethink career goals. Perhaps a new strategy is needed. There are still some perks with Mercury influences from the Sun, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn as they all are traveling through Aquarius emphasizing career planning and expansion. Mid-month, Saturn in square aspect to Uranus will bring the unexpected with your daily work schedule. Being flexible and willing to make changes will help with the underlying stress. Tension may also be experienced on the Full Moon on February 27th with a friend or lover.


During March, the Sun and Venus in Pisces highlights the pursuit of future goals and friendship most of the month. Mercury and Jupiter in Aquarius promote your career standing and reputation. Mercury in Pisces squaring Mars in Gemini on the 23rd and the Full Moon on the 28th are the cause of financial concerns. Try clearing up any misunderstandings.


April gets off to a good start as there are some supportive transits occurring: the Sun conjoining Venus and then Mercury, Mars trine Jupiter, the Sun and Venus in sextile aspect to Mars and Jupiter. Take advantage of these uplifting influences on the 15th, 16th, and 17th. You will be comfortable working behind-the-scenes and accomplishing much. The Full Moon on April 26thmay be the only snag.


The first half of May, Venus and then the Sun are in favorable aspect to Pluto enhancing your feelings and depth of understanding. A Mars sextile to Uranus aspect has you busy with errands. A New Moon in Taurus on the 11th encourages new ambitions. Mid-month Jupiter travels into the sign of Pisces for three months emphasizing your future goals and friendships. Financial issues arise on the 22nd and 27th of May as both Mercury and Venus square Neptune, the Full Moon occurs on the 24th, and Mercury starts going retrograde on May 29th. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new during this time. Watch out for misunderstandings.


In June, do not have a lot of expectations as Mercury is retrograde most of the month until the 22nd. Communications setbacks, travel delays, and stress will be encountered the first week as Mars opposes Pluto. Then Saturn comes into square aspect to Uranus causing unexpected situations on the job. Being flexible may help. As Mercury goes direct on the 22nd you will find yourself having more clarity. The Full Moon occurring on June 24th will be the cause of more communication issues.


Brace yourself for the beginning of July, as Mars is in adverse aspect to both Saturn and Uranus the first four days. Mid-month is looking much better with Mercury in trine aspect to Jupiter, encouraging positive thoughts, and the Sun is in favorable aspect to Neptune, encouraging your ideals. The Full Moon on July 23rd, is the culprit behind stress with a friend or lover or creative/speculative project.


In August, pressure at home and work is noted as the Sun and Mercury oppose Saturn. Still, during the month intuitive thought guides you with your approach to goals in the home and with your career. The Sun and Mercury promote your career standing the third week. The Full Moon on August 22nd and adverse aspect on the 23rd and 24th are challenging.


The first couple of days of September you may experience a disappointment with a friend, loved one, or speculative partner. Gradually the influences improve. More progress is indicated the second week with favorable influences supporting your efforts. The Full Moon on the 20th is the cause of miscommunication again with a friend, lover, or speculative partner. Strained working relations are also noted on the 22nd as Mercury squares Pluto. Mercury starts retrograde on the 27th. Avoid making important decisions, watch out for misunderstandings, and try not to start anything new.


The 1st of October, Mercury is in square aspect to Pluto again, causing much tension with personal relationships, especially at work. You may need to compromise or an ending is foreseen. Mercury is auspicious aspect to Jupiter on the 3rd promotes progress on the job. The third week is productive, especially with Mars trining Jupiter on the 18th. Both Mercury and Jupiter go direct on October 18th as well and are the green light to move ahead with work projects. The Full Moon on the 20th and Mars square Pluto on the 22nd may bring up issues that need to be addressed at work. Not everyone will be cooperative. Jupiter and the Moon in positive aspect to Venus supports partnership dealings and finances.


In early November, Mercury in difficult square aspect to Pluto once again causes tension on the job. Compromising is the key. Then, several subtle aspects lead to positive developments. The second week Mars squares Saturn, which will have you carrying a lot of responsibility at work. The Full Moon on November 19th has you at odds with a personal relationship. Favorable aspects the last week attract a positive outlook.


In December, with the New Moon in Sagittarius on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th personal growth, partnerships, and financial dealings are highly favored. Don’t over-extend yourself on the 8th as tensions arise with a close alliance.  Although the Full Moon on the 18th and Saturn square Uranus on the 23rd are causing instability, Venus and Mars in aspect to Pluto bring depth and understanding as the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius in positive aspect to Jupiter promote the holiday season. New insights are discovered as the Sun and Mercury form aspects to Uranus the last week.




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