Taurus monthly horoscope

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August

Lucky Days: 4, 5, 13, 14, 22

Yucky Days: 1, 2, 10, 11, 29

Colour: Turquoise

Celebrity Icon: Tina Fey

Whoa, Taurus! This is a seriously overwhelming month in the stars. Eclipse season returns in August, and because Mercury Retrograde erupts right in the middle of it all, the month feels completely cray. The good news is that despite the "expect the unexpected" sensibility in the stars, you can get ahead of the stress with a little careful planning. The first eclipse (a Full Moon/Lunar event) arrives on the 7th, hitting your career zone. This hearkens back to last February, when you may have embarked on a new professional course – or at least started thinking about it. This is a crucial moment in that journey, when things can either fall apart or come together – or both at the same time. Just as you're shaking off the dust of this first eclipse, Mercury begins his backwards journey on the 12th – shaking up your creativity zone. This makes it even clearer that August's major theme is ideas – reworking and tweaking them until they're perfect. Don't feel like you have to press ahead or launch anything until deep in September, when even more dust will settle and point you in the right direction. The second eclipse arrives on the 21st in the form of a New Moon. Home is where your heart is now – and your family is the locus of all your healing. Just try to avoid any explosive drama before you get to that point.

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July

Lucky Days: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26

Yucky Days: 1, 2, 10, 11, 29

Colour: Wood

Celebrity Icon: Penelope Cruz

July brings a bit of a break in the storm, Taurus, and by all means – you should take it. Eclipse season is returning in August, so make the absolute most of out of the current moment. And since your ruler Venus only remains in your sign through the 4th, the very first few days of July are even more stellar (not to mention beautiful). Mind the Mars/Pluto opposition during the first weekend of the month, however – it's an emotional tsunami of sorts. Venus next moves into your money zone for a few weeks, bringing a potential financial boon. Not everyone will love the Full Moon on 9 July, but you certainly should, as it takes place in your house of long-distance travel and adventure. Your entire world is opening and expanding now, Ms. Bull. Even if you can't get on the road or into the air in the immediate, at least expand your mind: that's what novels, podcasts, and non-fiction audiobooks were made for, especially when consumed on a lounge chair whist staring at the sea. Your attention turns to home, family and close friends on the 20th, when Mars moves into your domestic zone. This theme only grows deeper on the 22nd, when the Sun settles into the part of your horoscope, only to be followed by the New Moon on the very next day. By the last few days of July, you won't be able to escape your need for cosiness and comfort. 

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