My Sign Says

The Moon in Taurus Wants Pleasure and Peace

The Moon in Aries fills the first half of our Friday with the need to connect with our loved ones. But as soon as the moon slides over into Taurus, we are ready to indulge in personal pleasures.

The Moon Is Square Pluto at 6:42 AM

This morning, the moon in reckless Aries forms a square with Pluto in grounded Capricorn. This transit causes our impulsiveness to butt up against a bit of introspection, and that can lead to some discomfort. It might also lead to some compulsive or destructive behavior, so don’t be shocked if long-buried wounds or traumas are pulled to the surface.

It’s quite possible that some of these wounds have to do with family history. Be on the lookout for emotional power struggles with family members or partners, or reliving past events to feed the grudge monster.

You might wake up in a funk after some uncomfortable dreams. This isn’t fun by any means, but it’s very important not to bury things even further. You need to find a way for that energy to move through you. Talk to a friend, get your thoughts down on paper, or seek out the counsel of a professional. And keep in mind that this is only a temporary transit.

The Moon Is Sextile Jupiter at 3:50 PM

In the afternoon, the moon in Aries forms a sextile with Jupiter in Aquarius. The energy of the day is shifting. This is a social aspect, and you may be longing for more fun and lighthearted interactions than have been available in the recent past. Luckily, all of that seems to be turning around as of late.

Today, you’ll have an urge to reconnect with old friends and family you’ve lost touch with. It’s a warm and welcoming transit for all relationships in our lives, but specifically those with women.

You’re feeling open, honest, and a bit vulnerable with your feelings. Making new connections will be easy. You’re feeling generous with your time, energy, and resources, and might look for group activities meant to help others.

The Moon Moves into Taurus at 4:14 PM

About half an hour later, the moon moves into the earthy, grounded sign of Taurus. Generally, the moon in Taurus offers us a peaceful, easy feeling. We’re blessed with an extra dose of patience, and are generally in the mood to delve into life’s earthly pleasures. Think a cozy morning sipping coffee on your porch, or an evening snuggled up with your favorite person to watch a movie.

We’re feeling romantic and sensual, and looking to up the hedonism a little. Pleasure-seeking is the name of the game.

Because Taurus is a fixed sign, you should be able to commit to a project fully over the next couple of days. It’ll be easy for you to get into the zone and focus on details, and you’ll take genuine pleasure in the progress you make through hard work.

Cooking, gardening, crafting, building, singing, and dancing could all be good activities during this time.

The Moon Is Trine Mars at 5:32 PM

Later, the moon in Taurus forms a trine with Mars in Virgo, bringing with it some seriously spicy energy. This aspect has us feeling daring, sexy, and charismatic, and urges us to make the first move and take the lead.

You’ll find you intuitively know what you want and how to get it, especially in your relationships. It’s OK to be direct and assertive; there’s no reason to fear being bossy or taken the wrong way. Even if you’re typically shy, take advantage of this bout of uncharacteristic boldness.

This is also a time when you’ll find it easier than normal to stand up for yourself and your loved ones in challenging situations. Your energy and enthusiasm will draw people in, and quite honestly will be contagious. You’re a force to be reckoned with. Do something productive with that.

All aspects mentioned here are calculated in Eastern Standard Time. For greater accuracy, please adjust for your time zone.