Taurus monthly horoscope

21 April - 21 May

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April

Lucky Days: 6, 7, 16, 17, 25

Yucky Days: 4, 5, 11, 12, 20

Colour: Stone

Celebrity Icon: Kirsten Dunst

"Slow down, Taurus – you're moving too fast" is something no one has said to you ever, but it is your mantra this month. With a coterie of planets in retrograde all at once, including your ruler Venus, it's almost impossible to get anywhere, let alone get there in a reasonable amount of time. The stars are insisting that you sit exactly where you are and contemplate what's coming next, from a calm, cool and collected perspective. The list of retrograde planets includes Jupiter, Saturn (starting on the 6th) and infamous Mercury (starting on the 9th). The communication planet will turn backwards in your very own sign, so it's more vital than ever to heed its admonition: revise, review, restore, and renew. You may not launch anything this month, but that's just fine – wait until May, when flowers are blooming and your birthday is booming. The Full Moon arrives on the 11th, and it's all about work, work, work. If you've been exhausting yourself about details, you'll have to lay off the perfectionism and relax for a hot second. Venus goes direct on the 15th, so take a moment to say "ahhhhhh" and know that life and love will soon begin to make sense again. The Sun moves into your sign on 19th, officially starting your birthday season. But the very next day, yes, you guessed it, another planet goes retrograde – this time it's Pluto. The New Moon is in your sign on the 26th, laying out an array of amazing options, goodies, and wishes. Write down your goals for the next six months, and start executing as soon as possible. Momentum returns early in May. 

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March

Lucky Days: 1, 2, 10, 11, 30

Yucky Days: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22

Colour: Earth

Celebrity Icon: Penelope Cruz

"Slow down, you're moving too fast" isn't just a groovy song lyric from the sixties, Taurus – it's basically your mantra. And this month you can really take it to heart, because with your ruler Venus in retrograde from the 4th – you'll simply have no choice in the matter. Your life – especially your love life – might feel like it's on pause for a bit – if only to get you to do some serious self-reflection. Expect your exes to appear in parade formation – they're all coming back, at least in your head. The truth at the core of any return performances is that this is about you – your needs, desires, and deep attractions. Hone in on these insights and remember what you discover – you'll need them for your current and future relationships. There's a lovely, sweet Full Moon on the 12th, which can help to offset any romantic blunders brought about by Venus Retrograde. Gut-honesty is necessary now, without harsh criticism. About a week later spring arrives in all its newly budding glory – celebrate its start on the 20th by investing in your imagination – because during the next month your creativity is extra rich. Then use the New Moon (on the 27th) to write a list of everything you want to heal and rebuild over the next six months. Whether or not you're currently in therapy, this lunation feels like one of the deepest sessions you've had a in a long time.

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