Welcome to 2017 Taurus! In looking at your general overview, your ruling planet Venus is well-placed in your 10th house of profession and self-development as the coming year commences. The Moon is also associated with your professional life and general affairs and is the ruler of your third house, which indicates you are prepared to take some calculated risks this year to achieve something special in your life.
You are more confident, self-assured and in some ways influential, with Pluto in trine aspect to your Sun sign. On April 20 Pluto goes retrograde and continues his backward dance until September 29 indicating a very powerful revision of your use of power, how to negotiate with others and how in turn this may impact your ethical and moral standards. You are slowly breaking free of your past limitations.
Saturn, the planet of tests, however, a friendly planet to you, continues its journey in your important eighth house of shared resources, intimacy and sexuality. It’s not until December 20; the tail end of the year, that it moves into your ninth house indicating that the lessons of the past two years in your relationships may have now finally been digested and learned from. This certainly hasn’t been an easy time for you and these tests may continue a while longer.
While Saturn transits this eighth position, it makes excellent aspects to Uranus around May 19 and probably for the first time in your life you will be game enough to try to put on some new masks, present yourself differently to the world and enjoy the reactions you may get from others. In short, you’re prepared to take on life with a completely different attitude but not until you’ve thoroughly thought about this in private as Uranus is transiting your 12th house of secrets. The first people to see this change over your nearest and dearest, relatives, your closest friends et cetera. Once you use this as a litmus test, you’ll be prepared to go out into the world and test this on the general public.
You may start to also finally realise what it is you are here to do with Saturn trining the North node or karmic point around October 9. This is a very significant transit is also coincides with a repeat of the Saturn-Uranus transit earlier in the year due to its retrogression. You can see things in a completely new light and will be looking at how you can live your own truth and the light of the previous experiences you’ve had over the past couple of years.
On the matter of relationships however, Jupiter produces far more favourable results are transit your seventh house after October 10. This will be a very important new cycle in your relationships and finally one which brings you the right sort of person within your all, especially if you haven’t been lucky in love. Jupiter is generally considered the harbinger of good fortune and as a transits your seventh house of marriage, love and intimate relationships, it will be the start of a brand-new cycle which you can look forward to.
If you are a parent, the movement of the North node, or karmic point through your fifth house of children, creativity and romance will also be a pertinent focal point of your life throughout 2017. A deeper understanding of your relationship to children but more importantly to yourself will be noticed. I say to yourself because the inner child within all of us has to be connected with if we are to find that sweet spot of creativity, personal expression, and peace. This is a year when you can find all these things and more but you have to remain open to the science of possibilities. If you’ve been suppressing a creative urge, a hobby or some interest, this is the time to unleash the power of that creativity unreservedly. Explore what activities make you happy and when you find what it is that it is you that sense of joy, go for it with a vengeance.
With Mars moving through your 11th house of friendships, and social contacts, its first point of interaction is the nebulous planet Neptune and therefore you may still be somewhat mistrusting of friends based upon past experience which is also shown by the proximity of the South node or past karma point. If you continue to carry your past with you everywhere you go, you’ll never be able to view new relationships of friendships with fresh eyes. You need to let go of your baggage this year, take some risk and explore the new possibilities with friends and social contacts.
Some of your spiritual ideals may also be fulfilled as a result of the favourable Jupiter trine Neptune aspect leading up to December 3. Notwithstanding the Christmas Day square of Jupiter to the North node, you are still able to dig deeply and find your own personal meaning to life. This could indicate a radical shift in your belief systems and although you may not agree with others, or rather they may not see your viewpoint, as shown by the square aspect to the North node, by displaying your conviction, you will gain more self-confidence and respect from others.