Taurus season horoscopes are here! Ruled by Venus…we hope they’ll remind you of the beauty that’s all around (and how our products do the same!). Taurus season is also earmarked this year by yet another Mercury Retrograde...
Your mind is on your money, Aries, but a few wires might get crossed this season. Pay close attention to your balance sheet between April 21st and May 14th, as Mercury will be retrograde. This is no reason to panic…but it is an opportunity to review your relationship to money. Take any minor setbacks in stride, though, because Jupiter will enter this same area of your chart come May 16th, ushering in a year of boons. Your finances are about to go to the next level and you might find your value systems increasing right alongside. This Taurus season also begins during an eclipse portal, so it’s safe to expect the unexpected. You’ll be continuing to close out cycles over the next few months, preparing for the North Node to enter your home sign this summer. Take the changes in stride and trust that the pace will pick up soon.
Happy birthday season, Taurus! The next five weeks are set to be a little bit sour, a little bit sweet for you. The first moment to contend with is the Mercury retrograde occurring in your home sign from April 21st to May 14th. Mixups are likely, but so is an opportunity for revision. Your very sense of self might come into question and rather than a full blown identity crisis, see how it feels to embrace the restructuring. If you’re initially frustrated, know that there are brighter days looming just over the horizon…for Jupiter will enter your home sign on May 16th. Old people, places, and things often fall away to clear space for new opportunities, and this will be one of those times. You’re preparing for a year-long period of expansion and “good luck”, so prepare to receive and allow things to fall into place.
A lot is happening behind the scenes for you this season, Gemini, and you’re just fine with that. Relish in solitude and reinstate any boundaries that have slacked. Just when you prioritize recharging, though, something happens in your 9-5 that pulls your attention outside your bubble. While you might feel like you’re on a roller coaster at the beginning of this season, a reprieve should arrive around your finances beginning May 7th. Venus entering Cancer will shine a loving light on your revenue streams and might even have you up for a raise. So work might be busier, but your wallet will reflect the security you’re building. Enjoy the Venus salve and trust that any other fires you’re putting out are temporary. They should mostly clear up once Mercury, your ruling planet, stations direct on May 14th and clarity resumes.
Friends might feel like ships passing in the night this season, Cancer. When connections go awry, trust that circling back will be worth the effort. You can also look at this period as an opportunity to review what is and isn’t working within your friendships and relationships with your local community. Some connections might be ready to be released permanently to create space for abundance, but others might just need some new boundaries that align with expanding values. Another big moment for you this season is the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio arriving on May 5th. Because you’re ruled by La Luna, eclipses will always play a special role in your life. Rather than fear around these lunations, though, embrace your inner knowing that everything is always just a phase.
There could be more than a few snafus at the office this season, Leo, with the worst of them likely to occur between April 21st and May 14th. Because Mercury will be retrograde in your house of public recognition, adjusting your expectations around your work life will behoove you during this time. Rather than getting distracted with temporary mishaps, keep your head down and focused on the finish line. Riding out a few bumps will make you that much more grateful for when Jupiter enters the same area of your chart on May 16th. Your career is preparing to expand in ways you can likely only imagine, so it’s normal that some space would be cleared beforehand. Once Mars enters your home sign on May 20th, no one will be able to stop your forward momentum. Your engines are revved and it’s almost time to floor it.
While you’re ready to get going, Virgo, this season might slow you down a bit. The bulk of this confusion is due to Mercury stationing retrograde in your house of travel on April 21st. Booking a flight between now and May 15th might have you rescheduling, so it would be best to wait if you can. Either way, lamenting delayed plans is fruitless- utilize the fog to perfect future itineraries instead. Another big thing happening this season is Jupiter entering Taurus, which once again brings up the idea of travel for you. While frustrations could be the norm for a few weeks, by May 16th you’re headed into a year of very good luck when it comes to foreign people and places. This is also an amazing gift for publishing of any kind, and as you’re ruled by Mercury, you’re especially likely to enjoy the fruits of your communication labors over the coming months.
They say every beginning is some other beginning’s end, and that sentiment will ring true for you this season, Libra. If you pay attention to yearly cycles, you’re likely to notice that this time of year always brings closures of some kind for you. Rather than being afraid of this energy, try to embrace the idea that when one door closes, another one opens (or at least a window). Mercury will station retrograde on April 21st in this area of your chart, indicating that some things that you thought were finished, might just circle back with a few loose ends that need to be managed. This is a temporary revisit, so don’t be too bothered. Once Jupiter enters this same area of your chart on May 16th, you’ll understand the true, spiritual expanse that can come by transformations like these. Let go of the old and welcome fresh starts.
You’re focused on your relationships this season, Scorpio, and they might be facing some unexpected turbulence. Especially during the Mercury retrograde period of April 21st-May 14th in your opposite sign, confusion will continually run rampant. Things reach a boiling point around May 5th, when we navigate a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in your home sign…and lines are likely to be drawn in the sand. Rather than fight the winds of change, ask yourself if there’s a way to dive deeper below the tension on the surface. If you resist the paranoia at the beginning of this season, something far sweeter is just around the corner. On May 16th, Jupiter will enter Taurus, your house of one of one relationships. Where there was once strife, abundance now wants to take root. Recenter yourself with love, your relationships will bloom.
Everyone’s routines are occasionally ready for a refresh, and it’s that time for you this season, Sagittarius. While there could be some annoying mishaps with whatever you’re doing 9-5, try to look at them instead as opportunities to review what habits are working and which ones aren’t. By clearing the clutter from April 21st through May 15th (Mercury Retrograde), you’re going to be ready for newfound expanse right around the corner once Jupiter enters this same area of your chart on May 16th. For the next year ahead, you could find yourself discovering lots of magic in the mundane…even more than normal! You might decide to start pulling a Tarot card each day (or maybe try out a Tarot candle) and should generally experience good health and wellness. Your outlook might just change from “I have to do this” to “I get to do this.”
Things are about to get a lot more romantic for you, Capricorn. Your love life could start a little murky, but by the end of this season, you’re embracing newfound hope. The “confusion” part could arise thanks to Mercury stationing retrograde in the romance sector of your chart on April 21st. You could get tongue-tied on a first date, or have a few hiccups surrounding creative pursuits. However, this temporary revision process will teach you a lot about your relationship to life force energy. Notice what lights up your inner-child, and what feels unnecessarily performative. Come May 16th, any potential storms are likely to have cleared, and you’ll start to feel some fresh expansion. Over the coming year, you could feel quite lucky in love- so put yourself out there and let the good times roll.
The home front might be in for a few shake ups this season, Aquarius. The bulk of these misfires are due to begin around April 21st, when Mercury stations retrograde. For you, this means taking a look back at your root systems and the people, places, and things that truly make you feel safe. Your idea of home could be changing. Take this process in stride, though, because any miscommunications are an opportunity for newfound clarity on what you truly desire. Jupiter will enter this same area of your chart on May 16th, and your chosen family will be the cause for plenty of celebrations. The next year will have you focusing on more interior systems, rather than shining on the world stage. The secret is understanding that when your foundation is happy, what you reflect publicly will be, too.
The wrong text just might find you at the right time this season, Pisces. Pay attention to what your new friends are saying…and what they aren’t. Especially because Mercury will be retrograde the majority of this Taurus season (from April 21st-May 14th) it’s important to triple check how you’re communicating, and have grace for others. This drama will unfold in the local community sector of your chart, indicating that old friends could pop up out of the blue, and a few sticky conversations could surface amongst siblings. Whatever happens, Jupiter, the planet of abundance, will enter this same area of your chart on May 17th. Whatever misgivings you faced before will now be coated in sweet honey. If you’re a writer, or just have something important to say- the upcoming year will give you the gift of a golden tongue. Embrace all things intellectual!
Erin River Sunday is the Lead Astrologer for Birthdate Co., you can find more info on her here.
Keywords: Patience, Luxury, Comfort, Commitment
It's officially Taurus season and with it arrives a welcomed celebration of all the beauty in the world. We smile every year realizing Earth Day coincides (technically 48 hours later, but still) with the beginning of this astrological season. It’s a sweet reminder that Mother Nature is something we genuinely embody. “Earth” is just HEART misspelled, after all…
Taurus is the first Earth sign and it's also of the fixed modality. In short, that means it's time to get grounded in physical reality! While Aries season had us firing on all cylinders and ready for fresh starts, Taurus season slows us down and morphs fun ideas into tangible ones.
This year’s Taurus Season is a little different than usual, though, because we’ll be experiencing powerful eclipses and a Mercury Retrograde in the same sign (don’t forget to grab your Mercury Retrograde candle!). While slow and steady might typically win the race during this period…we should all prepare for a few upsets along the way this year. The key to this energy is trusting that sometimes a few steps “backwards” are just what we need to move ahead.
Journal prompts to connect with Taurus energy:
What is my relationship with money like right now?
Where can I bring more pleasure into my life?
How can I practice patience?
In addition to all the regular Taurus season stuff, 2023 features some specific standout moments…
- Thursday, April 20th: Sun enters Taurus
- Friday, April 21st: Mercury stations retrograde
- Monday, May 1st: Pluto stations retrograde
- Friday, May 5th: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio
- Sunday, May 7th: Venus enters Cancer
- Sunday, May 14th: Mercury stations direct
- Tuesday, May 16th: Jupiter enters Taurus
- Wednesday, May 17th: Jupiter square Pluto
- Friday, May 19th: New Moon in Taurus
- Saturday, May 20th: Mars enters Leo
If you'd like to dig a bit deeper and are familiar with your birth chart, check out which house Taurus rules. That's where your energy will be focused throughout Taurus season! And if you're unfamiliar with your chart but curious to learn more, we’ve got a book for that.
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