On April 19th the Sun and Mercury will both enter Taurus, packing a cosmic punch where future plans and past setbacks are concerned. The mighty Sun and fast-moving Mercury urge us to seize life without hesitation, and to act with confidence and integrity. When this duo conjoins in dependable Taurus, expect a kind of celestial committee to preside over your affairs, gently–but sternly–steering you in the right direction. Keep reading to see how your sun sign can benefit from this powerhouse conjunction.
1. Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Your head is full of ideas these days and you’re ready to put plan into action. With the Sun joining cosmic communicator Mercury in Taurus, you’ll find no shortage of support from friends and family close to home. Don’t waste this potent conjunction on pedantic details or petty squabbles, but keep your eyes on the big picture instead. Avoid those infamous Arian temper tantrums, no matter how great the provocation, or you could lose valuable allies.
You’ll be on top of your game come the 19th, so don’t let any promising opportunities slip by you. Go after what you want with the full force of the Sun on your back and Mercury at your heels, for this is your season to emerge and be the mighty bull you are. Remember, Taurus, we all make mistakes, and very few of us look back on the past with 100% satisfaction. Use your hard-earned wisdom to fortify your new mission in life, and try not to look back any more than necessary.
3. Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The astrological twins are surely suffering from a bit of whiplash these days, thanks to all the social curveballs thrown your way since the new year. Relationships you previously thought were airtight turned out to be anything but, while the dark horses in your group stepped up, not only proving their loyalty but considerable talents. These are the collaborations your ruler Mercury’s meet-up with the Sun is urging you to pursue right now.
4. Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You’ll be thinking a lot about your loved ones this month, especially on the 19th when an estranged friend, partner, or family member extends an olive branch seemingly out of nowhere. Just as Taurus is all about securing the home front, Cancer is highly selective about who they lay the Welcome mat down for. The Sun will shine a much-needed light onto the murkier corners of your personal life, and with some help from Mercury you should be able to discern a genuine peace offer from an empty gesture.
5. Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Though ruled by different planets and elements, you share much in common with Taurus, who will be occupied by your ruler the Sun on the 19th. You’re both stubborn when it comes to defending your ground, will go to the ends of the earth for loved ones, and are frequently beckoned into leadership roles. However, after so many months, even years, of guiding others and putting their needs before your own, you’re ready to break away and work for yourself. Don’t hesitate, Leo, but take that leap of faith now.
6. Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Your ancient ruler Mercury moves into fellow earth sign Taurus on the 19th, with the resulting hunch that it’s time for you to switch up your routine. Virgos are typically creatures of habit, and aren’t prone to changing their ways unless a more efficient alternative comes along. However, these days it’s not control you’re after, but opportunity. As the Sun lights up the world with new possibilities, what’s stopping you from taking the initiative?
7. Libra (September 23 – October 22)
The past has been haunting you for some time now, Libra. The people you let down, let go of, or were conversely abandoned by just won’t fade into the background, and the painful regrets you’ve held onto show no signs of doing so either. Instead of trying to blight out what was, ask yourself why you keep holding on? Are there loose ends to tie up, apologies to be made or demanded, or is it time to close that chapter once and for all? Remember, while we can’t change the past we can absolutely curate the future of our dreams.
8. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Your social life has taken a considerable hit since the past year, as it has for so many. While your own company traditionally suits you just fine, you long to be seen, heard, and part of a community again. You might be feeling abandoned right now, Scorpio, but that’s hardly the case. Everyone is, in their own way, isolated and at odds with the dramatically altered world they now find themselves in. Use this period to reflect on what changes you’d like to make, and how you can embody them when you reemerge.
9. Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Day-to-day life has always been something of a struggle for the restless archer. The routines, rituals, and constraints are, truth be told, more than you can bear sometimes. And while you show up and do your part, that hardly means your heart is in it. With the sunlit world beckoning you, you may feel like throwing off the mantle of responsibility for the wild unknown. Take a page from Taurus’s book and make sure you’ve honored your responsibilities first.
10. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Lately you’ve been encouraged to get more joy out of what you do, and reap the rewards of being one of the hardest working signs in the zodiac. With the Sun lifting the gloom you’ve been functioning under of late, and Mercury inspiring you to get going on postponed endeavors, this is the perfect time to take your goals to the next level. You’ve come a long way, Capricorn, and provided you can appreciate your strides they’ll only take you farther.
11. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
This month’s conjunction in practical Taurus may leave you feeling like harsh reality has invaded your sense of peace and progress. Try not to dwell on these misgivings, Aquarius, as the combined Sun and Mercury represent growth, creativity, and communication. What you’re feeling are the Taurean influences, which abhor shallow frivolity, lack of planning, or failure to follow through on agreements. Make sure your own pursuits reflect these values, as they will ensure a much smoother road to success.
12. Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Articulate as you are, you loathe confrontations that require you to speak up with uncharacteristic aggression. Rest assured, Pisces, when you do stir up a tempest it’s hardly for no reason, and woe to the soul who pushes you to such an extreme. While you likely won’t be on the receiving end of any overtly threatening opposition this month, you may have to make some waves all the same. It’s easy for the innocuous fish to be overlooked or worse, taken advantage of, so use this Sun/Mercury conjunction in stalwart Taurus to reassert your boundaries.