Saturday, April 20, 2013: Yesterday at 6:03pm EDT, the Sun changed signs, moving from flash bang Aries into consistent and methodical Taurus, and today Mars falls in line behind the Sun. Clearly, after the events of last week it's a welcome change, and sad that it so often takes such an explosive week before we shine a light on what's important and what we value most - but that's why Taurus follows Aries.
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With three planets - Sun, Venus and Mars - now in Taurus your determination and security needs will be strong. But today has a jumpy pace and while shock talk could be the order of the day, it's also a time when you can agree to disagree without damage.
You now have a clearer sense of your priorities and it is now time to re-attune yourself to the pursuit of happiness. Enjoyment is close at hand so take some time to actively smell the roses.
Ownership can be very important to some Taureans, and money and property can be utilized as a form of defense. For others, money itself may matter less than a familiar environment into which one can retreat. This can also mean a stable job which, although uninspiring, has the merit of being secure, or a relationship which, although difficult, has the merit of being safe.
The famous Taurean resistance to change can be understood at a much deeper level when we recognize that as a defense against chaos and the terrors of the unknown. Any basic astrological textbook will tell you that Taureans don't like change. But we need to understand why, because this allows us not only to respect the defense mechanism, but also to enter into the inner world of the Taurean and recognize what kind of fears might underpin his or her notorious intractability. This is a far more intelligent way of interacting than simply stamping one's foot and shouting, "Why are you so bloody stubborn?" or "How can you be so materialistic?" Taureans are often terrified of the destruction that might ensue if their world falls apart into disorder or what they identify as theirs is taken away from them. Liz Greene, Barriers and Boundaries
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