Important Dates: April 1, April Fools’ Day; the 8th, Passover begins at sundown; the 10th, Good Friday; 12th, Easter; the 16th, Passover ends; the 17th, Orthodox Good Friday; the 19th, Orthodox Easter and sun enters Taurus.
Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus.
Physical appearance of the nine planetary types: Head and neck are short, face is broad and somewhat flat, strong chin, dark and large eyes, hair is usually dark, but can occasionally be blonde, lips are full, body is short, sturdy and can be plump (depending upon other planets in your chart).
Emotional Characteristics: Contradictory in emotion, moods make definite statements concerning emotions impossible, amorous, gentle, loyal, domestic, proud, quick-tempered, self-indulgent, malicious and sensual.
Positive and Negative Mental Characteristics: Positive: Cheerful, amicable, suave, friendly, poetical, artistic, pleasure-loving, affectionate and harmonious. Negative: Too sensual, vain, sentimental, dissolute, lazy, superficial, lustful, abandoned, gaudy and vulgar.
Spiritual Keywords: Universal motion, the ebb and flow of the cosmos, attraction, and repulsion and the rhythm of the spheres.
Occupations: Agriculturists, artists, musicians, actors, designers, dancers and dealers in clothing, confectioners, jewelers, servants and sculptors.
Anatomy: Venous circulation, throat, oral ducts, kidneys, ovaries, thymus gland, mouth, cheeks, internal reproductive system in general.
Countries ruled by Taurus: Ireland, Persia, Greek Archipelago, White Russia, Cyprus, Asia Minor. Cities: Dublin, Leipzig, Mantua and St. Louis.
Colors: Most pastel shades as well as red-orange, yellow and cream.
Zodiac Gems and Semi-Precious Stones: Moss agate, coral, alabaster, emerald, jade and lapis lazuli.
ARIES – March 20 – April 18
There is a lot of activity in your career. You may be thinking of changing professions and going in another direction. Home-based business, self-employed, consultant work all come to mind. It seems you just feel as if this is a good time to make the change since you have been dissatisfied for some time now. Luck will be coming to you anytime you make a change this month since Jupiter (the best luck planet) is protecting you. You feel exhausted, tired and unappreciated, not only at work but in other areas of life as well. You need to figure out what best suits your life at this time and start going in that new direction one day at a time. Change is always difficult and filled with anxieties, but once you make your mind up about in which direction you wish to go, you will feel certain that you have waited too long to go onto your new path.
TAURUS – April 19 – May 19
Friends are of importance to you and it seems as if you will learn many karmic lessons from them. The trick is to learn the lessons so that they will no longer be repeated. You feel much more positive about your relationships, whether romantic or not, and are making decisions about them more confidently. It is a great time to make a change in your appearance that you have been considering for a while now. Maybe cutting or growing your hair, perhaps a different style or color. Get a fresh and clean new makeover or get some new clothes that you have been tempted to purchase in the past. You do not have to go overboard, and you can, of course, wait for sales, but you feel as if you need a brand-new look to go with your new attitudes and thoughts. You seem to be more family-oriented now and may even want to have a special birthday celebration with family and friends or you may wish to celebrate a special occasion. Thoughts of responsibilities and obligations make you work hard so that you can help out those who need it.
GEMINI – May 20 – June 20
It seems all of your luck is coming from unusual or mysterious sources. It may be from getting back into your spiritual, esoteric or metaphysical studies or practices; it may also be from others who want to repay you for all the good you have done for them (and of course, if you haven’t done any good for anyone, you will be repaid for that as well!). It is very important to communicate well with loved ones and friends. You may lose some friendships if you are not vigilant. You may wish to start a new business or expand on your current one. You are looking at life from a different perspective with fresh, new eyes and want more than you have had before. You are being extremely active and trying to finish a million projects at once. You may also be interested in getting into a romantic relationship if you are not already involved. If you are, you may need to light a small flame of excitement or adventure to get the relationship going in the right direction. Fantasy or illusion/delusion can only make you change direction without cause. Be realistic in all decisions. Creativity and artistic ability will help you relax, be able to make you think more clearly and be more productive.
CANCER – June 21 – July 21
On the whole, this month will be good for you. It will give you a cosmic kick in the butt and get you going in the direction you should have been going a long time ago. You will be more apt to change and listen to those who want the best for you. Your career will be interesting since you are comfortable at your place of employment, but know that there must be something else better than what you already have. Relationships may be confusing. Communication, couples’ counseling, and even trying to figure out if you really want to stay in that relationship with your partner will continue to be some of the thoughts on your mind. Study, formal education or go to lectures, seminars, workshops, and training which will be good to keep your mind focused on important areas of life. Spirituality and religion will also keep you focused and grounded. If life is trying to push you off of your path, perhaps looking at in which direction you will be heading is very important.
LEO – July 22 – August 21
Finances seem to improve. Try to sell unneeded or unwanted items on eBay or Craigslist or just keep your bits and pieces for a spring garage sale. You can give away anything that you wish to friends, family or charities, but some things may be worth much more to you and the money is needed at this time to pay off debts or get your finances under control. You too may be tired of the same old rat race and want to do something completely different, but either you are unsure of what to do, or you are in the planning stages of seeing what makes sense for you. Being active and ready to change once the opportunity represents itself, you are full of hope and promise for a brand-new future which will bring new possibilities to your lifestyle. Jupiter is following you around, getting ready to give you a cosmic boost whenever you need it. Your confidence is high and emotionally, you are on the top of your game; however, deciding when and if you want to go in a new direction is the key.
VIRGO – August 22 – September 21
Family issues can be confusing and upsetting at times, but only if you let them get to you. If you are an observer instead of a participant in all of the chaos and craziness, then you will not be as easily affected. There is much positive energy and opportunities coming to you, but you must be strong enough to take them or they will pass you by. Be aware of your comments to others as you may say things without thinking and cause a real problem – especially at work. You must also live in the now and not fantasize about the future, whether it will be much more positive or different. Only you can make that happen, so if you are not happy with an area or areas of your life, then change them. Only you can do this! Creativity, whether it is in jewelry making, art, writing, singing, dancing or acting, seems to be what you must do to keep yourself level headed, grounded and secure. You are so good in so many creative areas, but it seems as if time is running away from you and you are not working to your potential.
LIBRA – September 22 – October 22
Homelife and career seem to be at odds with each other or you just don’t have time for either of them. You are too scattered and exhausted. You seem to be on a merry-go-round and you just never get the chance to get off. Complete projects at home and at your place of employment. Even if you do a little bit in each area every day, you will finish up in no time at all. Being disappointed about a few areas of life now, you may wish to get up the courage you need to again make the appropriate changes, take that risk and move forward. Sometimes you have to leave people behind so you can open up the path before you where you will meet others who will help you on your journey forward. This is a great time to start accepting help from others. You must limit your gestures of always being there for everyone because many times, your help goes unappreciated or it is just expected. Pick and choose who gets your help so that the ones who receive it will be grateful for your assistance.
SCORPIO – October 23 – November 20
It is a time where you will have to determine which areas of life are worth your time and effort. You may have to compromise, set more boundaries and limitations from others and handle the things that have been giving you the most trouble. You are over-worked and have a great deal on your mind. How will you get it all done? Be kind to yourself and realize that everything takes time. Deal with one issue at a time and then the positive energy will be attracted to you much more easily and life will move along more smoothly. Leaving many projects open-ended will keep you from gaining the peace of mind that you seek. Use your creative mind to figure out ways of completing tasks and projects with friends and family. You’ve always helped them and now it is appropriate that you ask for assistance in your hour of need. Your family and friends will be happy to help you, especially since it will be a small thank you for all you’ve done for them.
SAGITTARIUS – November 21 – December 20
If things are blown out of proportion, do not get upset, just know that you have to calm down and understand what was actually being said or done. This is another example of not thinking before you speak. Your emotions seem to be taking a ride on a roller coaster these days and if someone says the wrong thing, watch out! You go on the warpath. However, there is so much going on in your life which is positive and going in the right direction. You have a real sense of self-worth, self-confidence, and self-esteem. You are doing what you want to be doing and enjoying life to its fullest. You are reconnecting with friends and making sure that you have plenty of time to spend with loved ones as well. Traveling or getting out of a rut is your top priority. Women in your life will bring you the greatest joy and yet may also bring you some heartache, so be very careful as to which energy you attract and accept. Money continues to be spent freely, so budgeting a little more would ensure that you have what you need to survive and live comfortably.
CAPRICORN – December 21 – January 18
Health issues may be of concern. If you are due for a health care checkup, do not procrastinate any longer. Be sure to get whatever tests or meds you may need to be healthy and fit. A new diet or exercise is also important. If you are trying to lose weight, this would be the time to make a diet plan for yourself so that you can lose weight on a consistent basis without starving yourself. Discussing important issues with loved ones will be vital to settling differences or hurt feelings. You also may be thinking too much and may have some sleepless nights. Career issues may be on your mind, but until you are certain in which direction you wish to go, do not take any chances with your future. If you are looking for another job, be sure you have secured a job elsewhere before you give notice. Be very cautious and do not take any chances so that you will be safe and accident-free.
AQUARIUS – January 19 – February 18
Change is all around you, but which changes do you want to bring into your life? You seem to need a rest from your hectic job and you do need some downtime. Otherwise, you tend to be everyone else’s therapist and don’t really discuss your issues with anyone. At some point, you should discuss your concerns and issues with those closest to you. It is a fact that Aquarians don’t like to trouble others with their problems, but you’ve helped so many people…isn’t it time that they help you back for all you’ve done for them? New beginnings and directions seem to be coming your way and the only question is, “Will you take them?” This is a good time to look over your important papers including your will and living will to make sure that everything is exactly the way you would like it. Being conscious of your budget is a good thing. Don’t keep it wound up so tightly that you don’t have any money for any type of entertainment or fun.
PISCES – February 19 – March 17
So many adventures and so little time. You have so much to do and you don’t seem to have the time to do them in. Budgeting your time better would be a great thing for you to achieve your goals and dreams. You can always ask others to help you to get to your goals in a timelier manner. You are thinking about so many things simultaneously that it is overwhelming. Boil down your goals to just a few things, get them done and then you can be on to your next list of things to do. Education or training seems important now, so don’t put it off if you know what you want to do. Don’t let confusion or fear keep you from accomplishing everything that you want for your family and yourself. This is a great time to freshen up your style with new makeup or innovative clothes. Creativity is the key to unleashing your talents. If this type of job doesn’t bring in the money, you can always do them part-time and keep your career which is allowing you to pay the bills.
Rev. Vikki Anderson has been a metaphysical teacher, writer, and lecturer for over 47 years. She may be contacted at 570-215-4223 for a phone tarot and astrology reading, or Feng Shui consultation. Please visit www.vikkianderson.net for more information or to order an astrological report!