This is a horoscope for Taurus, April 2019! Read the horoscope that matches your Rising Sign (AKA Ascendant) first. If you don’t know your Rising Sign but you know you are a Taurus, you can go with this horoscope as your best match.
Development (the Lunar Cycle)
The New Moon in Aries on April 5 is playing it on the down-low for you this month – you may be vaguely aware of a new dawn happening but it is more about the undercurrents at this point.
This begins a 4 week period (April 5 – May 4) that culminates with the Full Moon in Libra on April 19. This is the second Full Moon in Libra in a row, highlighting the importance of seeking balance, fairness, and justice in our lives.
For you this quest for equilibrium may be centered around work, daily rituals, and health. It may involve themes of service or employment. This can also be about balancing between your waking and dreaming lives.
Mercury was Retrograde all last month, and is still clearing the shadow zone until April 16 when we will finally shake off the fuzzies. This Retrograde journey has been leading you on a wayward adventure in the realm of your networking efforts, friendships, and group involvement.
You may have had some disruptions or bouts of confusion in your social life or with professional networking, or perhaps it has just been a time of imagining new ways of thinking about how you want to form alliances and connections with others over shared interests and goals. You may have been working out a method for showing up in community, for example.
Now that Mercury is moving into Aries on April 16, your focus will be more directed toward the broader collective. From mid-April until May 6, you can take what you learned and turn it into a way of being in service or considering your own mental well being and unconscious issues.
You may want to draw back and make some more space for yourself or have some quiet time to recharge with. If you make space for it, you can discover some keen insights now as you take take your past experience to heart and reflect on where you are in your life right now. Your musings might stem from your involvement with various artistic, musical, or otherwise creative communities, organizations, friends or colleagues.
Venus is the planet of connections, relationships, and affinity. For the first half of the month, until April 20, she is visiting your world of alliances and friendship, where she’s in pretty good shape and brings some general positivity. Mellow, easy-going Venus in Pisces helps with connecting to and having fun with friends and colleagues, while just having a good time and being friendly, relatable, and approachable.
From April 20 until mid-May, Venus will mosey on to Aries, bringing more love to your own personal underworld. How do your dreams inform your vision and values? You may be more reserved at this time, or your heart may be in helping others who are restricted or can’t speak out for themselves or protect themselves in some way.
Mars, the planet of work and action to be taken, is in Gemini this month (March 30 – May 16). This is stirring up undertakings in your place of your finances. You may be putting in more work when it comes to this area – one that invokes our values, both physical and moral.
You may feel restless and eager to pursue many activities – especially hands-on activities. Taking action in regard to your possessions or material resources is a good way to channel this energy.
You may need to keep an eye on spending, as it can be easy to burn through money now. Wherever your business takes you this month, it is likely to be in several directions. It’s best to limit the variance somewhat, although multitasking now can generate a good flow of energy and spiritedness that keeps you going.
Jupiter is smiling auspiciously at you from his most upbeat placement in Sagittarius. For you, this transit is happening in your place of joint finances and shared resources, where you will likely see some positive growth this year (November 8, 2018 – December 3, 2019).
Jupiter begins his annual, several months long Retrograde journey on April 10, representing a deepening expansion in regard to this area of your chart.
Saturn is the big boss who establishes boundaries, limits, structures, and doctrines to live by. It’s the hard work that we put in day to day that sees long-term results for our steady effort. Right now, Saturn is in Capricorn (December 19, 2017 – December 16, 2020).
This is a time of establishing a rhythm with our routines and schedules, and committing to building a solid foundation in our work. For you, this is affecting your worldview, philosophy, and possibly higher education. You have an opportunity and a call to action to establish consistency in the ways that you draw on spirituality or philosophy.
Saturn will begin his own Retrograde journey on April 17, joining Jupiter in the act of deepening and doubling down on the issues he’s been hammering home.
Timeline of General Major Transits
Week One (April 1 – 6)
Tuesday, April 2: Mercury meets Neptune in Pisces (11th House) , 1:23am (PST). This is their 3rd and final meetup – we are beginning to conclude last month‘s Mercury Retrograde with this transit.
Mercury is Direct now (no longer Retrograde), but today is conjunct Neptune, a configuration that extends the feeling of still being under the spell of a bemusing Retrograde cycle. This may have brought up issues related to your professional network or casual friendships.
Thursday, April 4: Pluto on the South Node in Capricorn (9th House), 12:16pm.
This is causing some heaviness this month, and a need to let go of powerful structures that are no longer working for us. The point of deep release may be felt in your overall perspective on life, spirituality. There may be some baggage here that you need to sit with. What needs to be released?
Friday, April 5: New Moon in Aries (12th House), 1:47am.
The New Moon in Aries stimulates your house of dreams and the unconscious.
Week Two (April 7 – 13)
Tuesday, April 9: Venus joins Neptune in Pisces (11th House), 11:12pm.
Venus enters your house of group alliances, bringing attractive qualities to your associations, and favoring you with some positive attention for your contributions.
Wednesday, April 10: Jupiter stations Retrograde (8th House), 5pm.
Jupiter deepens into his cycle of growth in your house of regeneration and shared resources.
Friday, April 12: First Quarter Moon in Cancer (3rd House), 12:03pm.
The First Quarter checking in point occurs in your house of siblings and communication. It’s a good time to check in with your immediate environment and those closest to you. It may also be that this is a powerful time to continue on your current trajectory of working on your message or teaching what you know.
Week Three (April 14 – 20)
Tuesday, April 16: Mercury enters Aries (12th House), 11pm, ending the Mercury Retrograde Shadow period.
Mercury is now in a position where it may be appropriate to focus on logistics in terms of your service oriented projects, or perhaps a good time to retreat mentally from the busy world and have some quieter times. It may bring you clarity of mind to work on your connection to dreams and unconscious happenings.
Friday, April 19: Full Moon in Libra (6th House), 4:15am, the second Full Moon in Libra in a row, hitting home on themes of balance and fairness from last month.
The lunar month peaks today in your house of work and daily habits. This emphasizes a need to balance between your schedule or domestic tasks and your need for solitude. It may also be about maintaining fairness when it comes to your coworkers or employees.
Saturday, April 20: The Sun enters Taurus (1st House), 1:54am. Venus enters Aries (2nd House), 9:10am.
The Sun shines a light on your house of the self at this time of year. Meanwhile, Venus joins Mercury in your house of money. It may be a good time for managing resources and enjoying the tactile aspects of the things you value.
Week Four (April 21 – 27)
Monday, April 22: The Sun joins Uranus in Taurus for the first time since Uranus entered the sign (1st House), 4:06pm.
You will be seeing some innovation or unexpected changes in your house of the self – mind, body, spirit – during the 7 year transit of Uranus in Taurus. Today, the Sun gives a jolt of electricity to this area of your chart.
Wednesday, April 24: Pluto stations Retrograde in Capricorn (9th House), 11:49am.
Pluto begins a months-long Retrograde, deepening into the idea of transformation happening in your house of spirituality and philosophy.
Friday, April 26: Last Quarter Moon in Aquarius (10th House), 3:17pm.
The final checking in point for the lunar month occurs in your house of career, status, and reputation. It may be helpful to focus on the trajectory of your public life at this time.
Week Five (April 28 – 30)
Monday, April 29: Saturn stations Retrograde in Capricorn (9th House), 5:55pm.
Saturn begins his Retrograde today in your house of worldview and higher learning. For the next several months, it will be helpful to consolidate your gains in these areas. It’s time to commit to the long-term results that you want to achieve.
Tuesday, April 30: Saturn on the South Node (9th House), 1:13pm.
This is another deep release point and opportunity to shed what has held you back, particularly in the area of your higher mind and cultural awareness. Work on severing from your life the limiting beliefs you have long held in this area.