New Moon in Taurus

By Holiday Mathis

April 26, 2017 6 min read

There's been confusion and miscommunication during this Mercury retrograde. But on the bright side, it's helped us to identify what's historically kept us from moving forward. The new moon in Taurus rules the day with an agenda of assisting us over and around those obstacles — in the improbable, mystical manner of a cow jumping over the moon.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you're in a disagreement with a friend, it's all you'll be able to think about until the issue is resolved. So resolve it quickly. Plain and simple, all is healed by hugs; there's no better relief than a heart-to-heart embrace.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've been watching out for a chance to show someone how much he or she means to you. You'll now have the perfect opportunity to give from the heart and be received as such.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Experiments aren't just for scientists. You already know what will happen when you try things the way you have in the past. Now you want to know what will happen when you try things totally differently — or better yet, when you don't try them at all!

CANCER (June 22-July 22). This isn't a fairy tale. There won't be a hero or someone who needs saving. The roles are complex and nuanced. And the ending is wide open. You get to decide.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Aiming for a new level of accomplishment, you'll discover that this pursuit isn't for amateurs. It's actually more of a lifestyle than a game at these higher levels.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll respectfully go forward with a pretty ambitious aim. When someone pushes back, consider that this may be a test, a tease or the reaction of threatened competition. Analyze carefully before you proceed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The news can be like the sound of an oncoming storm: frightening, even though you're warm indoors and there's very little chance of the weather affecting you anytime soon. You're going to be fine. You are protected.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Reason may be powerless in the poetry of love, but it works wonders to sort out the details of a shared lifestyle. The thing currently impeding free-flowing love is a logistical matter.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your social life can't be sorted out with a quiz, questionnaire, profile or series of hypothetical imaginings. At most, you can "match" with someone online, but you won't know if there's real chemistry until you're face to face.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're charming, well-liked and imperfect. Don't let early obstacles and false starts dissuade you. You're just getting warmed up! Sometimes it just takes a few tries before your ideas and methods are accepted.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you don't have as much experience as the others, you have to work harder, be more original and have superior powers of diplomacy. There's a way to defer to the big shots and still be powerful in your own right.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Some togetherness brings an excited buzz. Other togetherness is more like a dreadful drone. You'll be in tune with the music of relationships and, even better, able to change the station when you need to.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 26). You'll connect with someone who has a similar inner drive to accomplish a joint goal in May. You've been generous, so when it's your turn to be on the receiving end in June, relax and accept. Celebrations (especially formal ones) will bring lucky opportunities. Your family grows, and financial success follows the spurt. Libra and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 34, 3, 31 and 16.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My Leo girlfriend wants to move in with me, and I'm psyched to move the relationship forward. One hitch: She doesn't like my dog (or any dog) and wants me to find him another home. How can I change her mind?"

Your best bet is to embrace your Leo love for all she has to offer without expecting her to change. She won't. And maybe that's why you like her. You'll never be bored, because she'll never let you know all of her. Just as soon as you think you can predict her next move, she'll prove inconsistent. There's always a mystery going behind her eyes, a secret part she won't give up, and maybe even a hidden agenda. She's more fun than she is nice, more entertaining than she is appropriate, more truthful than she is supportive. And even the sweetest kitten in the world has a ferocious instinct. So as much as I would love to tell you there's a compromise to be struck, it's really not true. Cat or dog — you'll just have to choose.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Channing Tatum will reprise his role of Jenko in the newly announced "23 Jump Street." Tatum was born when the sun was in sensual Taurus, the sign of money, appetite and sheer determination. Tatum's natal moon, Jupiter and Saturn are all in the disciplined sign of Virgo, declaring a tendency to set impossibly high standards — and then achieve them.

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