TAURUS / Taurus Rising




By Christine Rakela


There is some good news on the horizon with Jupiter in Capricorn in 2020, however, a Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn and the Full Moon will need to be confronted, especially the first half of January. Legalities, distant correspondences, networking projects, and educational goals may be delayed, blocked, or receive not-so-good news. A karmic situation may need to be resolved. You find better footing the second half of the month, but are still having some challenges. Hang in there. Uranus going direct in January will encourage you toward making progressive changes.

In February, Venus in subtle but favorable aspect to both Saturn and Pluto indicates steady progress behind-the-scenes. Watch that Full Moon on the 8th into the 9th that causes a disruption with home and career. The second half of the month Jupiter will be in positive aspect to Neptune, easing stress and creating a more amicable environment for you to make progress. Mars trining Uranus and in sextile to the Sun and Mercury motivates you to look for work opportunities that further your monetary situation. Still, February 17th to March 10th Mercury is retrograde. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes being made. 

After mid-March, Mars conjoins Jupiter and Pluto, an influence that is bound to jumpstart networking projects, educational goals, new businesses, or legal proceedings as long as you are not too demanding. Venus in excellent trine aspect to Jupiter and Pluto toward month’s end will be instrumental in resolving any dilemma. Your social circle will also offer support.

The first week of April, when Mars conjoins Saturn, Mars squares Uranus, and the Full Moon occurs, be sure to pace yourself at home and with your career. Snags, delays, and stressful situations may appear that will require more effort than expected. Venus in auspicious aspect to Mars most of the month, attracts favorable social alliances that improve your self-esteem and support your career. Mercury in adverse aspects to Saturn and Pluto at the end of the month have you thinking seriously about a problem or issues that needs to be addressed.

In May, money may be slipping through your fingers due to extra expenditures or a financial loss due to Venus in square aspect to Neptune. Keep tabs on your purse or wallet. Venus going retrograde will have your reassessing where you stand with your monetary situation. The Sun in favorable trine aspect to Pluto and Jupiter mid-month will empower you and help you devise a plan to deal with any unsettled issues. You may consider doing some traveling although it will be more expensive than what you thought. Venus retrograde from May 12th to June 25th will have you reassess where you stand financially and how you can improve uppon it.

The first week of June, Saturn and Mars adversely aspect the Sun creating some possible setbacks. Mercury goes retrograde from June 18th to July 12th and there will be delays and communication mix-ups. Next month sees more opportunity. 

In July, Mars in favorable aspect to Venus brings smooth communications all month, especially the second half when Mercury will be direct and Jupiter is in positive aspect to Neptune. This is a nice to time to travel or get together with friends for a pleasant gathering. Saturn has retrograded back into Capricorn and is causing you to be more concerned about the direction of your life.

In August the Full Moon on the 3rd puts pressure on home and work. Still, some good transits are foreseen as the Sun and Mercury trine Mars bringing positive energy into the home where you may be addressing repairs or just getting a lot done. Mars in square aspect to Pluto and especially Saturn the second half of the month is the cause of some resistance, low energy, and blocks to your desires. Don’t have a lot of expectations at this time.

In September, first Mercury and then later the Sun trining Pluto and Saturn have you drawing up plans for your future the first half of the month. Then Mars in square aspect to Saturn will be the cause behind delays and obstacles that keep you from your desired goals. Fortunately. the Sun will be in favorable aspect to Jupiter and Pluto the second week of September to steer your goals into a productive direction.

In October, a Full Moon on the 1st could bring up a health issue or delays with your work. However, Venus trine Uranus and later Jupiter will promote leisure life, travel, or just enjoying life. Creative aims will prosper. October 14th until November 3rd Mercury is retrograde. Avoid making important decisions or starting anything new under this influence. Watch out for misunderstandings and mistakes. October 31st brings another Full Moon that may be the cause of tension between you and a personal relationship. Be cooperative where you can.

In November, the Sun is in excellent aspect to Neptune, and Jupiter is in favorable aspect to the Sun and especially Pluto all month. Once again progress can be made with personal growth, career fulfillment, partnerships, and your social circle. 

For December, you will happy to experience some favorable transits. Venus in trine aspect to Neptune and sextile to Jupiter improves your rapport with others. If single a special someone could be in the offing. The conjunction of the Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius mid-month is apt to lift your spirits for the season. Jupiter conjoins Saturn to help solidify putting your plans for the future in action. Whatever has been a snagging burden will be released. An uplifting month to bring in the festive holidays.


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