There comes a time in our lives, Taurus, when our values are completely out of sync with our lifestyle. When this happens, incredible changes take place. This is exactly what is going to happen to you in the coming 12 months.
In your horoscope, a cluster of planets astrologers call a Stellium, which includes Venus, Mercury, Pluto, the Sun and the Moon, congregate in your ninth zone of the higher mind, philosophy and morale values. The tough aspect from Mars and Uranus, as well as Jupiter at the commencement of the year, also set the trend for what should be some challenging changes, but if you embrace these changes, it will be an exciting year.
The most intense area of your life will be your romantic involvements, as shown by Saturn in your marital zone throughout the whole of 2014. With the beneficial influence of Jupiter in this sector, however, any trials and tribulations you experience will ultimately be an extraordinary learning curve for you, bringing deep insights into yourself and others. This is a year for change, but you must be prepared to embrace what is to come.
Romance and Friendship
For most star signs, Saturn is a feared planet, but in your case it governs excellent astrological directions. This, karmically, makes it your best planet. This doesn’t mean that you are not going to have your challenges, as indicated at the outset, but meeting your emotional and marital challenges with a positive attitude will bring immense results to you, leading you to a new level of awareness and a deeper bond of affection between you and your significant other.
If you have been keeping a lid on your feelings and felt unable to articulate your frustrations, this will continue until the latter part of July when Mars, a not-so-friendly planet for you, makes its entry into your most important marital zone. This will herald the start of a new cycle where you will want to challenge your spouse or partner and get to the bottom of the problems that have been troubling you.
I have often described the combination of Mars and Saturn like a person at the wheel of a car with one foot on the brake and the other on the accelerator. We all know what that means, don’t we? A lot of burning rubber, smoke and no movement, which means it’s not easy to get to your destination. My advice between July and September is to take a calm and non-reactive approach to what’s bothering you and, if necessary, wait it out and discuss them after these transits have passed, no matter how compelled you are to push the issue.
There are some relieving planetary aspects, so I don’t want you to think that it is all doom and gloom in the romance department, because it is not. Your ruling planet, Venus, punctuates what seems to be a dire period with some excellent, loving energy, especially in March, April and then again in June, September (when it will be most needed to counteract the Mars and Saturn influence) and then very significantly in late October, when it moves into your zone of marriage. It is at this time that peace is likely to be made.
I have touched on the general timing of events, but now let’s have a look at the important transits of your ruling planets and when they are likely to bring you some romantic benefits.
Leading up to the 17th of January, Venus and Mars produce some angst in your relationships, but this is probably because you are looking for something more and greener pastures will certainly be on your mind. Redirect these energies into more social activities, especially around the 20th, when the Sun moves into your social sphere.
Because Venus moves to and fro in its retrograde motion, you will experience some of these niggling and unfulfilled passions around the 3rd of March. After the 6th, some exciting new friendships and possibly even romance may emerge from your networking and social connections. A low-key period can be expected between the 6th and 25th of April when Venus passes through the quieter zone of your horoscope and makes a positive aspect to Saturn just before the solar eclipse on the 29th. This may bring you in contact with family members, and there will have a connection to your married life or your romantic involvements. There may also be some disapproval over your choice of partners by members of your family or friends.
The 3rd of May is an excellent date as it indicates the transit of Venus into your Sun sign. This is always welcome because it brings with it a soothing and attractive energy that draws people to you. Don’t be too cocky and proud, especially between the 11th and 19th of May, as your ruling planet enters into difficult aspects with Mars, the Sun, Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter, bringing with it a mixed bag of energies that can throw you into emotional confusion.
Important transits relating to your love life happen around the 16th of July with the all-important and beneficial Jupiter moving to your zone of love affairs and creativity. Expect an upswing in your romantic life at this time. This is a very positive influence.
If you are looking for something a little wilder or more unusual, then look no further than the 1st of August when Venus aspects Uranus. You will be taking a walk on the wild side and have a strong need to explore the unknown. Towards the end of the month, after the 27th, you’ll need to be on your best behaviour as diplomacy will win out over antagonism. Talk calmly through your problems.
A much better phase in your relationships takes place after the 30th of September when Venus enters into your zone of marital affairs. Once again, you must not be too compulsive about sorting out any lingering issues. Patience is required, and if you can manage to hang on until the
28th of October, the influence of Neptune on Venus allows you to realise some of your passionate ideals in love.
The end of the year is excellent as Venus moves into the upper part of the horoscope, ensuring a satisfactory romantic close for 2014.