From the 20th April 2018 we will be entering the Sun Sign of Taurus until 21st May 2018
Taurus is Represented By : The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
Venus is the planet of love and passion. As well as love it also rules art and beauty. As well as Taurus, Venus also rules Libra.
Opposite Sign: Scorpio
The Full Moon of the Month is always in the opposite Sign to the corresponding Sun Sign. So therefore, the Full Moon on 30th April will be in Scorpio
April:Sweet Peas and Daisies symbolising Love, youth, purity.
May: Lily of the Valley symbolising love, passion, beauty and perfection
Colours: Dark Green and Chocolate Brown
Compatible with: Virgo and Capricorn the other two Earth Signs as both of these signs are cautious and share’s the ambitious and materialistic side that Taureans have. Taurean’s match well with Pisces and Cancer, which are two Water Signs as they add some sensitivity and emotion to a relationship. Water signs would likely be attracted to a Taureans emotional strength and independence.
Characteristics & Traits of Taurus
Generosity - Taureans will always make time for their nearest and dearest. They are always willing to help those in need and would be first to help the homeless or give to charity
Dependable - As Taureans are a strong sign they can be leaned on and you can count on them not to let you down. They make wonderful partners, friends and colleagues as they show true integrity.
Earthed - Taureans hold no place for ego; they will never let their successes go to their heads.
Perfection - They believe in perfection and would rather take their time to get things right first time.
Independence - Taureans hate to rely on other, albeit it emotionally or financially.
Persistence - Taurean always go after what they want in life and they put their all in to get what they want.
Stubbornness - A typical Taurean is very very stubborn. If they choose to they will be the most inflexible ever and will not back down. They won’t enter into an argument they will just simple refuse to listen or ignore.
Selfishness - Sometimes Taureans loose themselves. If they are working towards a deadline say, they will have a one track mind and all focus will be on that deadline regardless of anyone else’s wants or needs. Some may say selfish, some would say driven or focused.
Materialistic - Taureans like security. Therefore, to surround themselves with material things and have money in the bank is considered to be security to a Taurean.
Possessiveness -Jealousy and possessives would be the trait that costs Taureans their relationships. Whilst we are all capable of their negative emotions a Taureans stubbornness is unlikely to allow compromise in these areas; thus coming off worse whilst trying to save face.
Frugal - Taureans are often known for their tightness with money. Whilst a good sense of money and saving is sensible and that would a positive trait, often Taureans go overboard with this end up tight with their cash.
April 2018 brings with it quite a lot of planetary activity in so much we have three planets that go “Retrograde” this month. When Planets go Retrograde there is significant impact on us here on Earth.
My aim in this blog is to explain in simple terms what happens when the planets in our Solar System go into Retrograde, when we can expect Planetary Retrograde’s in April 2018 and what the impact to us is likely to be
What Does Retrograde Mean?
The meaning of Retrograde is really to go or move “backwards” or to go in “reverse”
What happens when a planet goes Retrograde?
When Planets go into Retrograde they don’t actually physically start moving backwards in the solar system. They create an optical illusion for us here on Earth and to us when we study the Planets, it will just look like the planets are starting to move backwards.
What’s the General Impact on our Lives when Retrograde Occur?
Planetary Retrogrades can cause chaotic and challenging activity in our lives, which can tip the balance in even the most calmest and peaceful of lives. Depending on how you view the challenges that occur will depend on whether you see Retrogrades as positive or negative experiences.
What Retrograde Activity will be happening in April 2018?
Mercury finishes it’s Retrograde on 15th April 2018. This Retrograde started on 22nd March 2018; thus lasting 3.5 weeks. This is the second of four Retrogrades for 2018
Saturn starts to Retrograde on 17th April 2018, just a mere 2 days after Mercury finishes. This Retrograde is set to last until 6th September 2018. Saturn only has one Retrograde per year and it tends to last for approximately 140 days.
Pluto, the smallest and coldest Planet in the Solar System, starts it’s Retrograde on 22nd April 2018 and finishes on 1st October 2018. Pluto has one Retrograde per year lasting up to six months at a time.
How will April’s Planetary Retrogrades affect our lives?
Mercury Retrograde - In general and this Retrograde is no different, during a Mercury Retrograde communications can become difficult and even tense; technology can go wrong and even the best made travel plans can go wrong too. You may even see the return of ex lovers or friends too.
Saturn Retrograde - During a Saturn Retrograde not a time to act in haste or be spontaneous. This is a time to take your time to complete projects and to recheck your work This is a time when workloads can be very high and you may feel like you are under intense pressure. Do not be afraid to say no and be mindful of how many new things you can realistically take on. Not the best time to be starting something new!
Pluto Retrograde - When Pluto Retrogrades, this affects all our motivations and intentions. This can be good and bad as it focuses on our desires to make changes and progress forward, but may also affect our desire for something negative like revenge. It is also a time when we look back at past hurts and we start to reminisce on what has hurt us, but because we start to address the negative we can then begin to heal.