By Angel Lopez:
The energy of Taurus Season is extremely susceptible to new beginnings, but the most important component to manifesting any fresh start is change.
You must be willing to leave behind old ways of being, habits, and relationships that stand in the way of the great transformation that wants to come through.
You may already be feeling it. We certainly are.
Jobs may be changing, friendships or love interests evolving. Wardrobes or the waistlines they serve may be shifting in some way. But true change cannot root without great internal growth. This personal growth comes when you tap into what really matters to you. What or who do you value? This list has probably undergone its own evolution as of late. The husband who was once at the top of your list may now be your ex (not mine, of course, but maybe yours!). Career goals may be blooming, while that old need for external validation has lost its luster. Whatever the case, the challenges you’ve been navigating have brought you some clarity about who and what deserves your time of day, and it’s now time to place YOU at the top of your list.
You must value your dreams, your joy, your resiliency. Focus on building an inner fire of confidence that will light the way for all the new beginnings you’re about to explore.
Ponder why some of your bad mental habits die hard and reconsider what created the outdated tapes of anxiety, fear, lack, or self-criticism. Perhaps you need to relate to yourself differently in order to really think about and see yourself in a new way. The winds of change are all around you. Let them sweep you away into the new life you’ve been looking for.
Read for your Sun sign but also check your Rising, if you know it.
ARIES You’re feeling willing to show the world who you are and are finding ways to bring everything you’ve been going through and learning about yourself into some form of personal expression. You know that in order for the world to start treating you differently, you need to show them a new you. You’re not going to get compliments on your outfit if it’s the same one you’ve been wearing since 2011. So make an investment in your personal style and body expression. Get more creative in your outer appearance so it can better mirror the new you that’s emerging. It may not be all about clothes and hairstyles [either]. You may find there are pieces of your identity that simply haven’t had their time to shine, or you’ve been reticent to share them with others. It may just be time to speak some more of your truth.
TAURUS It’s your time to step into the spotlight, but that might not be an entirely comfortable proposition. It’s because this current emergence comes with a loud challenge from your spirit. The deeper essence of you wants to encourage you to find a greater body, mind, and soul alignment, which of course sounds like a tall task. What this really means is that it’s time to expand further into your full identity so you can be more in touch with your whole self all the time. You can’t live in the “sometimes” anymore. That’s when you are sometimes good to your mind but not your body. Or sometimes good to your spiritual self but to the detriment of your personal life. You actually can have it all, but to get there, you need to take some time to delve more into the aspects of you that have been lacking your attention.
GEMINI You are beautiful inside and out, but it’s easy for you to equate your inside solely with your mind. It’s also easy for your mind to be the loudest critic of your outer beauty. Look, those witty words and brilliant ideas of yours are very hard to ignore, but they can’t exist without your heart and soul. This season, it’s good to shift some focus in those directions. Take your heart’s temperature. Ask your spirit how you can better meet its needs. Don’t worry so much about outside appearances and what others may think about your choices or actions. You can really only seek approval from the deepest parts of you. You have to feel good about your life, not let others make you feel good. Value the external less and make your heart the only barometer worth caring about.
CANCER Loving yourself is the name of the game this season, and the best way to do that is to find more reasons to let go and have fun. Connect with a wider net of folks and make excuses to do things outside of your comfort zone. Dare I say, host a party? You’re fully ready to invite a new level of creativity into your life. Surrounding yourself with all types of people and experiences will be the greatest source of inspiration. You’re also a great reflection of the people you spend your time with, so if you’ve only been seeing the same six people for the last few years, it might be time to expand beyond that crew so you can then expand into an even greater sense of self. You’ll actually be surprised to find that reconnecting with some old friends will be the conduit to new ones, and if anyone was going to get some exciting new relationships going right now, it’d be you.
LEO This season has you shifting some greater focus toward your career goals and how to better connect to your sense of purpose. You can, at times, get a little scattered, but that’s because your attention goes to where the light is; however, that’s not always where your purpose lies. You came here with some very unique gifts that must be shared, and if you aren’t fully in touch with them and using them as best you can, then it’s important you make that a priority. There’s a lot of distraction available to you right now, and your schedule is packed. Unfortunately, you can’t make that an excuse for why you’re putting your passion projects and personal goals on the shelf. It just means you have to make more time for those things—which means you’re just going to be busier.
VIRGO You may find yourself in the midst of reworking a lot of what you thought you knew about yourself and your beliefs in order to feel like you fit better into the framework of your current life. The changes that are happening maybe don’t make sense in the scope of who your past self has proclaimed to be. But that’s okay. In fact, you need to be moving through this portal of personal questioning in order to get to the next fully realized stage of yourself. You may also find you’re taking steps in eliminating relationships that don’t fit this new framework, changing your attitude toward diet and fitness, enacting more moments of ritual, and putting yourself in very different social settings than you’ve been used to. This all may have the old you downright puzzled and questioning who you’re becoming. Just stay in that curious unknown, and you’ll soon find your way to a new understanding of you.
LIBRA You are a powerhouse when it comes to partnering, but the one cohort that needs some major love right now is your inner child. Creativity and play are a must so that you can best navigate all the changes that want to take place in your life. And these changes are asking you to be even more of an adult than you’ve already been up to this point. Responsibilities are blooming like flowers in the Spring, and taking part in a major fun challenge this Taurus Season will be a benefit to everything. Make it a priority to do something silly and joyful each day. Finger paint. Buy yourself a toy to play with when no one’s around. Or buy two so you can play with a friend. This fun is important because you are also being called to handle some major life issues involving money, work, and family. So your life will need some necessary balance for you to stay afloat.
SCORPIO You’re no stranger to a deep excavation of your inner self, and right now is no exception. However, this Taurus Season offers you a real opportunity to actually relieve yourself of some old identity, self-worth, and/or personal accountability issues. This is some big "take out the trash" energy, and the trash is your obsolete self. You may come to realize that some of these antiquated beliefs and ways of being were actually keeping you distanced from your most cherished relationships. Take time to reach out and let them know you’re ready to come out of hibernation and connect. Challenge yourself to not revert to old ways of relating to them. Push beyond your emotional comfort zone and express your inner self like you didn’t know you could.
SAGITTARIUS Joy has been calling to you, trying to get you more in touch with interests and practices that brighten your day rather than drag you down. This season, it’s important that you make more room on the daily for things that aren’t working. You have such a strong, creative spirit, but it doesn’t always get the time and energy that it deserves. It’s time to prioritize your joy and ritualize it in some interesting ways. You’re one of the most notorious signs for when it comes to having a good time, and it’s time to expand your personal definition of that. You love an adventure. So it’s time to explore beyond what you’ve been doing as of late and reconnect to that pure seeker energy that sits at your core. It’s time to remember that life is the ultimate adventure.
CAPRICORN Now is the time for you to shine a light on your deepest sense of creativity. You’ve recently been allowing some fun back into your life, and it’s got to feel good. So how do you bring more of that fun spirit into your work and ambition? You have a tendency to make everything so serious, but that’s only because you care so deeply. Apply that level of care to your sense of play as well. Make laughter a job that must be fulfilled each day. And not the kind of laughter you force in order to win someone over. Let yourself look a fool. If you can do that without judgement, then you'll be able to take full advantage of the transformation energy that’s wanting to come through for you. Because the major change energy that’s in the air is coming for your mentality. And if you can change those stubborn ways of thinking and lighten up in a real way, your life is going to open up in ways you've never seen.
AQUARIUS You have always been one who likes to challenge societal norms, but you’re about to enter a whole new realm of rebellion and resistance. This is all going to start within, connecting you to inner conversations around your personal identity and expression. But don’t feel like you have to change your hair, name, and location all before summertime. Linger in the questions around who you believe yourself to be and how you want others to see you now. You can start with your home. How is it aligned with who you are and what you care about? Get into some changes there as well as in how you connect to family. Perhaps you’ve only been relating to them as you knew them in the past while simultaneously wishing they already loved and accepted some future self you’re not even fully embodying. Let your present self get to know everyone else's present self and see what awakenings that brings.
PISCES It’s time to do some sort of retreat. You give a lot of your energy and support to others, but you gotta give some serious love back to yourself this Taurus Season. Your mind is dying for some free time so its natural, creative self can explore and play. Whether you sign yourself up for a class or a getaway, or you just construct your own and go off the grid for a weekend, now is the time to tap into your deepest well of spirit and creativity. You have a lot of dreams on the shelf, and one of them wants to be dusted off and given some attention. You’ve also been dabbling in some serious soul searching but perhaps haven’t fully gotten to the heart of this current questioning. If you can make the time to shut off some of the usual distractions, the path forward will clear up like a desert landscape, and you’ll find yourself with a good sense of the direction in which you want to be heading.
Angel Lopez is a film producer, writer, astrologer, and co-host of the podcast, THE SPIRITUAL GAYZ alongside his husband, our Spiritual Guru Brandon Alter. Angel has been studying and working with both tarot and astrology for twenty years. He hosted the astrology web-series, ASTRO TALK WITH ANGEL, and writes the blog ASTROLOGY REALNESS. He has also had pieces published on Upworthy.com and The Huffington Post.
On the film side, Angel produced the Sundance Film Festival award winning film DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, as well as the features THE DINNER and STATE LIKE SLEEP. He also wrote and directed his own short film, I CAN’T WITH YOU, which had its premiere at the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival, and he recently finished producing filmmaker Justin Simien’s second feature, BAD HAIR.