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January is a month where there is not only a lot of planetary activity and some major forces in play but where the shape of 2020 can already be observed. Yet for you, the shift with the most significance will be Uranus' direct turn in Taurus on 11th January. After five months in retrograde motion, while a period of personal review is still underway at the start of the year, this is when you will feel the tide turn and the lights turn green. Yet even before that, there will be a feeling that this is going to be a good year. The sheer number of planets in an adventurous part of your chart and their friendly aspect to Uranus in Taurus, speak of the journeys waiting to be embarked on. You not only begin the year with six planets in an adventurous part of your chart but half of them are here for all but the final few days of the year. What is being promised when it comes to adventure, travel, learning and discovery really is just a taste of things to come. Yet the year also gets off to a good start professionally and fortunately with the right mix that will make it relatively easy to maintain a balance between work and play. The planetary activity on the job and career fronts is enough to offer a good start to the year on both fronts, but is not enough to offset the adventurous energy unfolding. Had it been the other way round, with six planets in either of your two professional houses and just a smattering of adventurous activity it would have been a very different story. Instead, with Venus in your career sector until 14th January, Mercury here from 17th January and the Sun from 21st January, this is just enough to get this new professional year off to a good start. In the meantime, there is also a very real chance to take your financial power back, with Mars beginning a nearly seven week visit to your financial sector from 3rd January.
Week beginning Monday 20th of January 2020
The Sun is making its first move of 2020 and it is one that he makes at this time every year, though with big implications on both fronts. The Sun's departure from an adventurous part of your chart on Tuesday and return to your career sector is the point in each year when your new professional year officially gets going. While in previous years, with Pluto in an adventurous part of your chart since 2008 and Saturn since 2017 the spirit of adventure hasn't gone off the boil, it has moved into the background. With Jupiter still in the first full month of his 12 month visit to your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, that won't be the case this year. At the same time, while the Sun's return to your career sector is an ordinary event, with Saturn just two months away from his first visit in three decades and Mars his first in two years, this is the start of a major new professional chapter. Adventurous and professional forces are both becoming empowered.
Thursday 23rd of January 2020
While it works to your advantage having the Moon in an adventurous part of your chart during the Sun's early days in your career sector, there is also a show of power going on. As the Moon aligns with lucky Jupiter this is a not so subtle message to your new professional year, which is just now finding its feet, that the spirit of adventure is still a force to be reckoned with. Professionally this can guard against overthinking things while making it clear that life can no longer be all work and no play.
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac. A sensuous and tactile earth sign, ruled by the planet Venus. She was the Roman Goddess of Love, a beauty with a curvaceous figure, and a beautiful smile just like yours!
The symbol for Taurus is the bull, a magnificent, strong and normally placid beast, that will stand its ground with fortitude. These same qualities can be said of you. Normally placid, but not always!
Most of the time you're agreeable and adorable, but on those very rare occasions when someone pushes you too far, your temper can be explosive. We may have to wave a red flag at a bull for a long time before it charges, then we should get out of its way!
Bull-headed might apply to you, because once you make your mind up, all the persuasion in the world is not going to change it. If you're ever a bull in a china shop, it will most likely be because someone is hurrying you, not understanding that you need to do things at your own steady pace.
It may seem that you do things a little more slowly than others, but you apply yourself more thoroughly. The friend who reads a book and finishes it in a fraction of the time that it takes you, probably won't recall the details a year on, you will.
The mode of Taurus is fixed. In other words you need stability and may actively dislike, or feel uncomfortable with, any big or unexpected changes. You definitely prefer the devil you know to the one that you don't.
Venus gives you a love of luxury and material things. You like money, for the wonderful things it buys and the security it brings. You don't mind working hard if it means you can indulge yourself and your loved-ones. You'll choose quality over quantity every time!
Venus also gives you an appreciation of beauty and form. You have a good eye for art and a good ear for music. Your tastes are discerning and it's likely that you have your own musical, literary or artistic gifts. With that said, we're equally likely to find you working on a farm, or in a garden, florist, kitchen, bakery, accounts department or bank.
Taurus is the sign that rules our personal possessions. You can be possessive about those things which belong to you, and why shouldn't you if they're yours! Taurus rules farming, not just the bulls that inhabit it, and the foods that grow in the soil to sustain us.
You're a tactile person who delights in sensual pleasures. This makes you a lover of good food, and you probably know exactly the wine you'd like with it, and which dessert would be best to follow. You incline towards a sweet tooth, perhaps this is why the Venus figure is often depicted as slightly plump or well-rounded.
You get along best with the other earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn and with the water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Much of this will depend on the sign Venus was in at the time of your birth. It's never far from the Sun. If you're not sure and you'd like to be, one of our astrologers will be pleased to take your call.