Taurus the Bull in 2006
Jupiter, lord of fortune, guides your hand in 2006 as he journeys
in Scorpio and your solar seventh house till November. Expansion,
opportunity, learning or plain good luck will come through someone
close. This may be an established partner or it may be a new connection,
romantic or business, one that will ring the changes for you.
With warrior Mars in Taurus as the year begins, you will need
to pursue life and your goals with vigour and enterprise. Show
initiative or lead the way at key points but ensure you don't
offend others with an overly blunt or straightforward approach.
Be judicious in dealing with professionals and people of standing
or authority. You may have to deal with intense or powerful people.
You can create a niche for yourself but will have to keep the
highest standards of conduct. No cutting corners or quick solutions
for the sake of getting things done!
Love and Money
As the year begins with Venus the goddess moving in reverse in
the sign of Aquarius, you may return to old contacts or past professional
activity. You may hone past skills for present use. Old associations
or familiar groups may be part of your life again. Overseas links
may feature. Money or romance may come with the return of past
connections or involvements. There may be travel overseas to renew
past acquaintance or employment. For some there may be return
to the workforce, making up for time lost to other pursuits. Others
may opt for time away to engage in other activities or social
For the singles, you may return to the arena of a previous relationship.
Or, there may be a new romance from Jun to Oct, one that may see
you breaking ties with the past. This may be intense and alter
the circle of friends you have. You may become involved with someone
through professional pursuits or work connections.
For those in a relationship, you may be reviewing your circumstances
or endeavours in order to decide what's next. The balance of work
between you and your loved one may be about to shift. The midyear
will see developments or changes with the direction of your life
that will enable you to make necessary decisions with new tracks
or concerns. You may shift attention to another area of life.
You may both decide to move on, in some respect, from where you
For both, romance may be circumscribed by professional or career
involvement. There may be a romantic connection with someone you
know in a professional sense. You may decide to undertake a professional
or a business venture with a partner or you may form a partnership
in order to set out on a new venture. Be considered in decisions
with both love and money as the year gets underway, in Jul and
also in late Oct and Nov.
On Nov 24th, Jupiter, lord of fortune, moves to Sagittarius and
your solar eighth house. You will pursue money with vigour or
try your luck in speculation. You may become involved in financial
dealings or investment. You may join forces with others to put
money or resources to work. You may become involved or embroiled
in other people's business. Luck or opportunity may play a part
in your life with love or money. Be careful of excessive risk-taking
or over-indulgence in your financial or personal life. You may
study human behaviour or occult practices. You may become fascinated
by the erotic side of life.
Home and Family
Saturn, the measurer of effort, is in Leo as the year begins,
continuing a 'two and a half year' stay that began in July '05.
Changes or improvements with home or domestic life hold their
place on the bullish agenda. Some may improve conditions with
renovation or upward movement. There may be an additional family
member 'in house', either older or younger. There may be a new
home, purchased or built. Others may leave a home or experience
a separation from loved ones or family members. Either way, a
new cycle of responsibility will be underway with living conditions.
A responsibility for someone close may be visited upon some and
you may have the care of a family member. Others may begin a new
cycle of independence or more solitary pursuits with regard to
home life. In one way or another, emotional and domestic life
is changing and the change will influence your situation for the
long term. Review the past and reflect on its implications then
step up and put on the twin mantles of authority and responsibility
for the future.
Work and Health
With the Lunar South Node in Libra as the year begins, the return
of old conditions or problems related to health may trouble you.
You will need to look at diet and daily routines to find the improvement
you need to shake them off. It may be helpful to seek advice or
counselling with the emotional side of things. With Saturn in
Leo, you may reflect on your childhood and your parents as role
models. You may need to examine their influence and remodel your
behaviour in light of any realizations you have. You may also
find yourself returning to past practices or activities in your
working life. You may encounter people in either a work or personal
sense that remind you of your parents.
On Jun 22nd, the Lunar Nodes move out of the signs of Aries and
Libra and into those of Pisces and Virgo. You may begin a cycle
of new recreational or creative activities that will contribute
to the keeping of good health. Such activities may also bring
a change or an end with social contacts or associates, bringing
new people into your life.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is in Aquarius as the year begins,
set for a long stay. This marks an important shift with career.
You may learn or practice new skills that will alter or increase
your professional standing. You may come to the attention of others
for doing something new or different. Health concerns may affect
or change your career path. You may deal with those who work at
the sharp end of health or spirituality. You may work with an
unusual or interesting figure in professional life. You may need
to forge a new kind of connection with groups or a working community
in order to pursue your goals. There may be unusual dealings with
professionals or those in authority. Mar and Jul may see a shift
in the balance of career and home or personal life. Older people
or children may feature.
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times a
year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds a time
of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect arrangements,
travel, transport, appliances, machinery and communications. The
breakdowns that occur are a function of neglect, inattention,
simple misunderstandings or component failure. They will often
bring to the fore the very contingency we should have planned
for and didn't. When the retrograde phase occurs, watch out for
such possibilities as well as putting off major decision-making
or the signing of crucial documents and agreements. We tend to
miss things while Mercury is in reverse motion and then have to
come back and do them again. A process of review in the retrograde
phase can efficiently show where problems might lie and help us
with damage control or the mending of things. Double check arrangements
at these times! What you think you've said and what others have
understood will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, making tension
with Pluto, underworld lord, as he does so. It's time for a potent
and intense review with your hopes and dreams. There may be significant
beginnings or endings in this department. An old dream may revive.
There will be change in your circle of friends with arrivals or
departures. There are other testing influences at work in this
period (Jupiter & Neptune, Chiron & Saturn) so take a
long cool glass of detachment. Wait! New perspectives or ideas
will emerge and new connections will form. The cycle ends on Mar
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, just in range of
a T-square involving Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. This will put
you on notice with work and home, self and partners, that a new
arrangement or understanding is needed. Work at home may be disrupted.
Take care with domestic safety. Communication with family may
be tricky. Family dealings may be subject to change. You may need
to talk a family or emotional matter through. Unusual people or
unexpected events may cast an influence on home life. Be patient
and discuss. Mercury moves back to Cancer on Jul 10th. This cycle
ends on Jul 30th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, conjoined with
Jupiter and squared by Saturn. There may be changes or upsets
with partners or close associates. You may find communication
difficult or you may need to talk something over. This may involve
money or intimacy. Go deep if anything's wrong. Don't waste words
in superficial discussion. A partner may need to speak strongly
or may go through a powerful experience. Be guided by what's needed.
There may be opportunity or altered circumstances that will demand
strong decisions. This will be a 'high pressure' time so face
up to discussion and decision-making with calmness and clarity.
This cycle ends on Nov 18th.
Your New Moon comes on Apr 27th, testing Saturn but with heavenly
benefits to come. There may be delay or extra responsibility with
home or family. This may in turn lead to an improved situation
but you will need to work for the results. You may have dealings
with an older family member. There may be additional tasks or
costs with a domestic project. Look at what you're doing and make
a new start in some way. Saturn in Leo is teaching you how to
gauge what obligations you take on with home and family life.
Your Full Moon comes on Nov 5th, casting light on the doings
of partners and close associates for the weight of the heavenly
presence is in your solar seventh house. There will be financial
or emotional issues for someone that may affect you, directly
or indirectly. As Mercury is retrograde at this time, there may
be misunderstandings or matters from the past that affect your
situation. It's a time for heartfelt talk and deep understanding
of the other side of any concern. Weigh up and review rather than
taking immediate action.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the end
of a cycle or a significant change in the direction or pattern
of the affairs governed by the house in which the eclipse falls.
Eclipses of the Sun may affect work, direction and relations with
people in authority. Eclipses of the Moon may affect matters of
home, family and emotions as well as relations with women and
children. Both may affect your health.
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Virgo.
There may be a change or a cyclical end with a child, especially
a female. There may be changes in romantic life or with lifestyle
activities. If you're keen on sport, watch for injuries. Don't
push too hard.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Aries. Watch
for fatigue or minor health problems. A female around you may
undergo change or behave unpredictably. There may be emotional
issues that require a little soul-searching. There may be unexpected
events at home or in your emotional life that need attention.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces.
There may be changes in your circle of friends. Someone may leave
or find themselves in altered circumstances. You may have an enforced
change of plan or approach with a dream you're pursuing. You may
lose a contact. You may lose interest in a group or group activity.
Relations with females may be pivotal in such changes.
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo. There
may be disruption of some kind in romantic life. You may have
to take a break from a recreation or creative project. There may
be changes with children that see a cycle or an activity end.