The year 2016 promises to be a year of fabulous transformations! This change is a welcome sigh of relief and will help in grounding a lot of the transformations experienced both individually and collectively. Here’s why: Jupiter and Saturn. These very important planets’ transit into new signs, respectively, this past year.
Kicking off these transits is Jupiter, the planet of luck and fortune (I call it the “big things poppin’ planet”), who transited from Leo to Virgo on August 11, 2015. Virgo is an Earth sign, grounded, stable, detail-oriented, practical, perfectionist. The last time Jupiter visited Virgo was in 2003 and this is the first time in 12 years that such an important event has occurred in the sign of Virgo! Not to worry, every sign gets a turn, every year.
Not to be outdone in the season’s line-up of transformations, is Saturn. On September 17, 2015, Saturn, the taskmaster planet that teaches us structure, order, discipline, responsibility and hard-work, made it’s triumphant entry into Sagittarius. Sagittarius will lay the groundwork for the future by setting up structures that can stand the test of time, with the potential to last for future generations. Saturn teaches us the value of working hard for the things we desire.
When Saturn was in Scorpio (from October 2012 until December 2014), we experienced different forms of intense transformations and rebirth experiences in the Scorpio-ruled house of our charts. For some, the experience was akin to the mythical Phoenix, where we felt as though we had to rise from the ashes that used to be our lives, emerged stronger, wiser, with a deeper knowledge of self and best of all, able to build new structures from the transformations and life changing experiences of the past 2.5 years – that’s how long it takes Saturn to transit through each sign.
When Saturn entered adventurous, optimistic, broad-minded Sagittarius (in December 2014 – on Christmas Eve, to be exact,) for the first time since 1985-1988, we were glad to breathe a sigh of relief and try something new….new businesses….new hair…new makeup…new fashions….new relationships, new jobs, new locations…and so much more. We all carried the lessons learned from the previous 2.5 years into this new beginning. After all, Sagittarius loves branching out into new, uncharted territory.
Well….Not. So. Fast. On June 14, 2015 to August 2, 2015 Saturn’s retrograde back into Scorpio (think of a retrograde motion as a planet in reverse, moving backwards) felt like a teacher checking his students’ homework to ensure lessons learned were applied correctly.
Finally! On August 2, 2015, Saturn ended its retrograde in Scorpio and resumed its forward motion through the last degrees of Scorpio until it made its triumphant entry into optimistic Sagittarius on September 17, 2015, to stay there until Dec. 2017. Awesome, right?
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Sensual, Loyal, Dependable. Lover of all things refined.
Here’s a celebration of the fabulous things ahead for you.
Taurus, over the past year, you have worked diligently to identify what you need to feel secure and stable in the sphere of personal, as well as business relationships. Your comfort might have been challenged, leaving you feeling drained and exhausted. Being the loyal, dependable Taurus, you did not give up, rather, you held on for dear life and kept giving your very best to ensure your comfort was not compromised.
Some of you relocated, had additions (or subtractions) to your homes, families and businesses while others may have felt a push and pull effect from having to direct your energies into all of the above – sometimes all at the same time!
Finally, dear Taurus, the reward for your hard-work and tenacity is here.
You are in for the time of your life because this season, of all the signs of the Zodiac, you have the very best opportunities for finding true love!
Taurus is not known for venturing out into the unknown or breaking up their routine, however, expanding your horizon and getting out of your comfort zone when it comes to love, romance and intimacy is just what Jupiter (planet of luck) is asking you to do as he makes this once in a 12 year visit to the section of your chart that rules love and romance, from August 11, 2015 to September 9, 2016.
Saturn (the taskmaster planet) will continue helping you define and structure your path to financial success, define your emotional boundaries, and enhance your new-found levels of deep and emotional intimacy with a current partner or a new one, if unattached.