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By Maria DeSimone

Taurus Horoscope: October 2018

Love never dies


Oh, Taurus, it's that time again. It's time for your ruling planet, Venus, to turn into Sleeping Beauty for a stretch of time. She'll turn retrograde on October 5 and remains napping through November 16. For this month she's retrograde in the sign of Scorpio -- and your 7th House of Committed Relationships. So, do you want the good news first, or the bad news?

Let's get the bad news out of the way. If you're in a toxic (Scorpio) relationship that has been filled with unhealthy, manipulative, possessive, controlling, or even abusive behavior, it looks like that relationship is about to die. Hmmm ... is that really so bad? No. Although it might be a painful separation, once you heal from this situation you will look back on it and realize it was actually the best thing that could have happened for you. Unfortunately, you're not likely to see the positive in this break-up during October. Hang on, because you'll get there.

The most beautiful part of having Venus Retrograde in your partnership sector is that if you're in a healthy relationship, you will have an opportunity to heal and resurrect the great love that you share. You'll find a way to confront your demons concerning fears of betrayal, intimacy, and trust and chase them away. If you've been in a long-term partnership that has become stale over the years, you might be pleasantly surprised during this retrograde to discover that the love has never died. A complete resurrection is possible.

The blessings in this Venus Retrograde cycle are amplified because Jupiter, the greater benefic, will be in the same part of your chart in October at the last degrees of Scorpio. Although Venus and Jupiter won't meet up by exact math, they're both lighting up your partnership sector and are the two most blessed planets of all. This means Jupiter is protecting you a bit from what might otherwise be a harsh Venus Retrograde cycle. Again, if there is a symbolic death to your relationship or a partnership situation, it will only serve as a doorway to the true power of love once you rise from the ashes.

Go ahead, Taurus. Rise! A Full Moon in your sign on October 24 is all about you becoming illuminated. You're ready to take a deep sea dive into revealing your most authentic self. That buried treasure you'll find in the abyss? It's extraordinary.

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