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Taurus, the Bull
2011 Horoscope Forecast
Taurus the Bull
secret victory; personal magnetism
Happy New Year, Taurus! 2011 is a good year for you, as Jupiter intends to do you a great favour! The benefic Lord of Fortune will travel through fiery Aries, your twelfth house, in just five months, and that doesn't happen often—in fact this is an exceptional placement.
Jupiter spent a lot of time in friendly Pisces for most of 2010, a sunny position for you. You probably noticed a significant increase in the number of your friends, sharing your ideas and opinions, and opening up to the people around you. Isn't friendship a great treasure? Keep those friends and stay in touch with them always.
Of course you would agree that being with people with whom you communicate effectively is something that boosts your morale, making you more comfortable with your environment. Your hopes and wishes for achieving your dreams in this life were higher than average in 2010, when a lot of obstacles were overcome and you received recognition for your work. Some of you made a decent profit. Lessons, friends, money, hopes and wishes, you'll keep that energy with you in 2011—and in the future.
So as we said, fortunate Jupiter will visit Aries this year and that is a position you will have to tolerate from late January to early June. If you have a project that you need to work on in the darkness of your room, Jupiter will supply the good luck with which to complete it, especially if it is in some way imaginative or artistic.
While in Aries, Jupiter will support everything done in private, or at least away from prying eyes. Don't stay alone for too long though, or it might get to your head! Yes, the first five months will see you retreating from society, to give you a chance to be alone and to think calmly. This phase will protect you from your enemies.
So be careful, because either your past or your current successes might attract envy. People could start talking behind your back or scheming against you. Jupiter in your twelfth house is likely to guard you from these people, but it is not fully guaranteed this year, as there is another player in the game...Saturn!
Saturn, the cosmic Taskmaster, is exalted In Libra your sixth house of work and health, working on the kind of service you provide to your supervisors at work. You'll probably be learning new skills at this time, perhaps undertaking training to increase your abilities.
Saturn also urges you to take care of your health, dear Taurus. Restrictive Saturn is in your sixth, which is not just about work, but also the house of health, so many among you may decide to go on a diet (restricting your intake of food) in order to lose weight. If you want to treat any longstanding illness or get rid of an old habit, then 2011 and 2012 will be the perfect years in which to do so. Nonchalance or carelessness regarding your health is strictly forbidden to the Bull this year, because chronic problems will only get worse with neglect.
As Saturn and Jupiter are battling in the skies of our lives, be careful not to spend too much time alone during the first five months of 2011. Remain aware and prepared to deal with covert opposition and any undercover enemies.
On the 5th of June, Jupiter will stride into your sign and things will improve, especially as Jupiter's new placement will appeal to transformative Pluto in motivated Capricorn. I see you relaxed and cheerful in the second half of the year, as if a big load or burden has been lifted up off your chest. Thank heavens!
Which one would you like first, Taurus, love or money? Let's start with love.....
Your love is safe this year, dear Bulls. No serious aspects are threatening it; on the contrary, Jupiter's stay in your sign later in the year will grant you good luck in whatever you do, but remember you might have to wait until June to begin reaping the benefit. The rest of the year will be amazing for Taurus, except maybe for a few extra responsibilities here and there.
The perfect time to have fun or start a relationship will be towards the end of August, when Venus and the Sun will pass through your house of entertainment and pleasure. A conglomerate of planets will gather in your house of marriage in October, so if you're interested in tying the knot this year and want a date for marriage, try to choose any day between the 11th and 22nd of November. Right after the 11th of November, you will find that your affairs are running exceptionally smoothly. Without any trouble or undue strain, everything will just fall into place and you will finish 2011 happier than ever.
Now, let's talk money. 2011 promises a reward around the 1st of June. By that time, you will have made yourself a decent sum of money from your work. At last, a former business project could finally be giving you a return on the investment capital, plus some other earnings.
This is in the earlier part of the year, but in November, be very careful not to risk any money, especially if that money doesn't belong to you. You could lose a large amount of money in a risky scheme, or trash it by gambling.
Your home and family are highlighted from the 22nd of July until early September 2011, when the Sun and Venus move through that area of your life. If you're planning to get married, you could start preparing your house for the necessities of living. You could also spruce up or redesign your home's interior. Stay alert and keep a close eye on any building work, as you might face delays due to a flawed job.
By late September, Mars reaches the same area and things could become more than a little aggressive in the bastion of the Bull. Be careful not to get into a fight, verbal or otherwise, at home. By this time you will want everything completed at any cost. Whatever it takes, you will want it done immediately, as you will be running out of time.
You could enter a hot debate with a masculine force at home that will put both you and your partner under pressure. This is in the stars for October, just when some of you are getting ready for your wedding celebration.
Stern Saturn is occupying your sixth house, the work and health sector, dear Taurus. And it will remain there during 2011 and 2012. So those of you who have not treasured their physical well-being in the past will be greatly affected by Saturn's stay in that house.
Problems affecting teeth, skin, bones and the body's defense mechanism could surface during this stay. Since Saturn will need to endure afflictions from both dark Pluto and bright Jupiter, problems of excess (like diabetes resulting from excessive intake of sugar) and of deteriorating internal organs may be discovered this year.
Bulls with chronic illnesses are likely to have a difficult year, so don't overlook any symptoms and keep your doctor updated at all times.
Saturn is exalted in your house of work and health, making his influence more beneficial, or at least not as bad as it could be. However, the Lord of Karma is still insisting that you should mind your physical condition this year. So why don't you exercise? In a serious and disciplined matter this time!
At your work, you will be learning something new, something that needs careful study and long term planning. You could also be under the stern governance of a superior.
Be wary of big successes, which may awaken undercover enemies. If you can't recognize friend from foe, then keep everybody at the same distance until you can.
Your career should be rewarding this year Taurus, because you've been working hard and deserve it. Nothing should obstruct the natural advancement of your career. In fact, when Mars and the Sun pass through your house of career to energize it, Saturn will bless that energy.
This passage occurs between mid-January and mid-February and could be a bit tiring or stressful, but very rewarding—because in the end you will taste the sweetness of success. You will be invited by your friends to spend some delightful times together, so keep pouring your heart into your work and you will do very well this year.
All you have to be alert for are those who are jealous of your success, secret enemies and false friends. Try not to reveal all your plans to everybody, and avoid drawing too much attention to yourself.
Mercury moves into retrograde 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.
The first time Mercury is retrograde will be between the 30th March and the 23rd of April. By that time, a bunch of planets will be riding right behind your sign (i.e. in your twelfth house of secrets and sorrows) so March and April may be a little difficult for you. This planetary gathering could make you feel sad and alone—and with Mercury retrograde your thinking could be rather irrational. So don't allow bad ideas to enter your head, or this will affect your mood and health. If you want to be on your own that will be fine, as you could do with some down time. But, as I mentioned before, don't leave any physical or mental health problem unchecked, and beware of enemies and false friends—there could be sneaky schemes afoot.
Mercury retrogrades for the second time in your house of domestic affairs, starting on the 3rd of August and lasting until the 26th. During this interval, you could face delays if you're renovating or having some work done inside your house. If not, then you could have arguments with your parents concerning matters you are about to undertake. Be careful not to say something you don't really mean, as the problem could get worse if you don't resolve things calmly.
The third retrograde period will occur between the 23rd of November and the 13th of December, involving finances and falling under the two eclipses. Be careful not to lose money in a brash attempt to make some. Asking for loans, signing business deals or contracts is not favoured between these dates.
Your New Moon occurs on the 3rd of May this year. Even though you may be feeling rather unhappy and alone, this New Moon promises better times ahead. As a matter of fact, a week after this Lunation, things will begin to improve and you will gradually regain your cheerfulness once more. This excellent New Moon will introduce you to the second part of the year—the part in which you will be the superstar of the zodiac!
Your Full Moon comes on the 10th of November, when things just couldn't be better for you. Fortunate Jupiter will accompany the Moon in your sign, passionate Mars will be activating your house of fun, and transformative Pluto will be in stimulating Capricorn. These three massive voices will combine to sing “La vie en rose” ("Life in Pink"). It is pretty much a guaranteed time of joy and satisfaction.
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.
The first eclipse of 2011 will affect your house of travel, so try not to make any trips around the 4th of January. Travelling around that date could affect your health or injure you. You may even in fact be prevented from travelling by some high authority, whose personnel may call a halt to your travel plans.
The next eclipse will be on the 1st of June followed by a total lunar eclipse on the 15th of June. These will happen in your money sector and should be beneficial. You could win a prize, receive a bonus or even a promotion. Your hard work is finally noticed by people and you could see a rise in income.
The third solar eclipse will be on the 1st of July in your house of communication and domestic travel, so be careful when driving and when talking to your supervisors or colleagues at work.
The last solar and lunar eclipses will occur on the 25th November and the 10th of December respectively in your house of joint finances and transformation. Some of you will lose money as a consequence of a hasty decision, and some will be completely transformed during this period, after entering the golden cage of marriage. Again, take extra care on the road and don't make any hasty decisions.
That's for 2011 dear Taurus! Hope we've been a help. Don't forget to follow us up on the monthly and daily forecasts for more in-depth predictions.