As we come off our full moon hangover and head into the moon’s waning, reflective period, we can work through last week’s major cosmic downloads at our own pace. Mercury is in Taurus where the communication planet is persistent, practical and sometimes prone to perfectionism. People with this placement tend to speak very thoughtfully and purposefully—check out any interview with Kristen Stewart or Megan Fox, who were both born with Mercury in Taurus—to see what I mean. On the 17th and 18th, Mercury connects with sweet Venus and innovative Uranus, adding artistic inspiration and unexpected parties to the mix. If you’re in the mood to reach out to friends, be careful not to get too wrapped up in someone else’s ego (or your own delusions of grandeur) as the sun squares off with powerful Pluto on the same day.
On the 19th, Taurus season begins as the sun enters the stubborn, sensual sign of the bull. Things are ready to change and grow, but this is yet a sign that we must handle our transformation with care.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)