Taurus monthly horoscope

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May

Lucky Days: 4, 5, 14, 15, 23

Yucky Days: 2, 3, 8, 9, 16

Colour: Indigo

Celebrity Icon: Penelope Cruz

Happy birthday beautiful Bull! May brings ample opportunities to move forward on multiple fronts. Now that's the gift you've been waiting for from the stars. Everything begins to shift on the 3rd, after Mercury finally goes direct. You've been under the shadow of too many retrograde planets for too long. Your ruler Venus is now swiftly moving forward, and when the communication planet follows her, your momentum will become unstoppable. Note that this won't happen all at once or overnight, because Mercury will continue to be a little wonky for at least another week. That's why even though all cylinders are firing now, you should take your to-do list one step at a time. And you may have to put the brakes on for just a moment as you approach the Full Moon on the 10th. That's because this lunation hits your opposite sign, and this can be challenging for your relationships. You're being asked not to merely deepen your partnerships, but to interrogate your relationship with yourself. On the other hand, you might simply feel as sexy as all get-out, so you're not bound to a heavy emotional drama. After the 20th the Sun moves into your financial zone, opening up myriad opportunities to make bank. This peaks at the New Moon on the 25th, when it pays to put your financial goals in writing. Think forward to the next six months, and pencil in all that you want to achieve – in hard numbers. The month closes out on a potentially stressful and frenzied note, so prepare self-care rituals accordingly. 

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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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