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Taurus Horoscope: May 2013

Money Can't Buy You Love

The spotlight is on you and your 1st House of Self when fleet-footed Mercury joins the practical Taurus party of Mars, the Sun, and Venus on May 1. You feel comfortable with your life now, but you barely have time to relax before the messenger planet speeds off to jittery Gemini on May 15. In fact you may grow restless even sooner, when your key planet, Venus, leaves her sweet home base of Taurus on May 9 to evoke desires that aren't satisfied by standing still.

Additional turbulence comes from a Taurus New Moon Eclipse, also on May 9, revealing personal issues that require your immediate attention. The brilliant Sun's shift into dualistic Gemini on May 20 confirms the importance of making changes instead of stubbornly resisting them. You're left questioning your values during this phase since the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Jupiter are clustered in your 2nd House of Self-Worth. On a more material level, expect money matters to move to the forefront as you consider making an expensive purchase or negotiating for a pay raise from May 18-20 and May 28.

Although perceptive Pluto continues to transform your understanding of the bigger picture, explosive Uranus in your 12th House of Spirituality might bring a sudden change of perspective that can undermine more material pursuits.

The real story this month is the tumultuous square from electric Uranus to volcanic Pluto on May 20 -- the third in a series of seven that began on June 24, 2012, recurs on November 1, and finishes on March 16, 2015. The Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse on May 25 activates your 8th House of Investments, bringing more surprises on the fiscal front.

Keep in Mind This Month

Your natural impulse is to tightly hold on to what you already have, but letting go of what you no longer need makes room for meaningful new experiences.

Key Dates for Taurus


May 9: Know Your Limit

Today's Solar Eclipse in Taurus and your 1st House of Self can bring a personal issue to a head. Others may think that you're being obstinate, but your apparent inflexibility only reflects your inner resolve. Nevertheless, you could reach a point where stubbornness becomes counterproductive. Thankfully, you are inclined toward compromise now that lovable Venus slips into Gemini the Twins, even if it doesn't come naturally. Displaying your determination shows your strength, but being open-minded can save the day.

May 16-20: Into the Great Unknown

Your fear of the future makes you nervous when the long-lasting Uranus-Pluto square becomes exact on May 20. The fixed Taurus Sun forms anxious aspects with high-strung Uranus and deep-diving Pluto on May 16, triggering a personal conflict that relates to larger evolving social issues. Although you might not understand everything that's going on, you're willing to take a chance for something you want when flirty Venus sextiles reactive Uranus on May 18. It's not necessary to explain your motives now; without risk there is no gain.

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