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Taurus Season Starts April 20—What That Means For Your Zodiac Sign

An astrologer shares what each zodiac sign can expect in their horoscope this month.

Taurus season is one of the most active astrological times of the year, and it kicks off when the Sun enters Taurus on April 20, followed by a Mercury retrograde in Taurus the very next day on April 21. A week and a half later on May 1, Pluto will enter its own retrograde in the sign of Aquarius, adding to the cosmic energy.

When Mercury, the planet of communication, and Pluto, the planet of endings and new beginnings, are both retrograde at the same time, it's a sign from the Universe to reconsider your current path in life. So don't be surprised if you're moodier than usual ahead of the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio just a few days later on May 5. You may receive new information that will influence how you're feeling regarding an important situation during this time.

The good news is that things are looking bright and breezy toward the end of the month. You'll notice a significant shift in the vibe when Venus enters Cancer on May 7. This is the time to indulge in self-care. And when Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16, ahead of a New Moon in Taurus on May 19, the Universe is opening new doors for you to walk through.

The season ends when Mars enters Leo on May 20. This is a very motivating transit, and you'll be encouraged to put your plans into action.

But, of course, all of what's to come during Taurus season depends on your zodiac sign (for the most accurate reading, we recommend looking at the horoscope for your rising sign). To learn exactly what Taurus season means for you, keep reading to hear from an astrologer.

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Lauren Ash is a professional astrologer, writer, and artist. She writes horoscopes for USA TODAY and pens columns for Best Life, InStyle, StyleCaster, Mane Addicts, and Reader's Digest, among others. Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to her blog for monthly horoscopes.


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The last few weeks were a whirlwind of excitement for you, thanks to the solar eclipse in your sign on the final day of Aries season. Now you're looking at your life with a fresh set of eyes.

When Venus is in Gemini (from April 11 to May 7), you may feel like you're being pulled in a million different directions. But remember: You don't have to make any big decisions. Pause and give yourself time to see how you feel before leaping in head first.

Looking ahead to the next few weeks, you might feel yourself getting frustrated with how slow things seem to be moving. Remind yourself that it can be a good thing not to rush progress.


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Are you feeling lucky, Taurus? The last few months have seemed like dead-end after dead-end in terms of your career and ambitions.

But good news will be headed your way when Jupiter enters your sign on May 16, bringing good fortune and opportunities with it. If you've been waiting for the perfect time to apply for your dream job or ask for that promotion, now is your chance.

This transit is a great time to show off the effort you've been putting in behind the scenes and brag about all of the amazing things you've accomplished. You're normally not one to show off, but the stars are saying it's alright this time!

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It's time to find your center again, Gemini. You've been burning the candle at both ends, trying to get everything done on your own.

This month, it's best to keep things simple and avoid spinning your wheels too hard—especially when Mercury goes retrograde on April 21, adding a layer of fog and confusion to your daily routines.

Venus in Gemini (through May 7) will have you feeling like you're in over your head, so be sure to remind yourself that you can handle anything life throws your way. It's easy for you to get lost in the details, which is why we recommend grounding yourself with a daily exercise or meditation routine.


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You're used to putting others first, but Taurus season is inviting you to indulge!

The Full Moon in Scorpio on May 5 is set to stir up your love life in a big way. Emotions are sure to be heightened during this time, and you'll be feeling like it's easier for you to share your most intimate desires with your partner. This transit could be the perfect time to experiment with something new in the bedroom.

And the good vibes will continue when Venus enters Cancer on May 7. You're bound to be feeling yourself this month, so don't be afraid to strut your stuff and use your charms to your advantage.

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Your social calendar was totally booked last month, but Taurus season is the time to settle in and focus on the big projects in your life.

You'll feel more ambitious and driven to carve your own path out this season, so it's a good time to do the daily work toward making your goals happen.

Things will feel like they're moving too slowly for most of Taurus season, and you may even experience hurdles with the dual-retrogrades. But you can expect things to be burning red hot once again when Mars enters Leo on May 20.


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You can expect a major boost of courage when Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16. Not only will this transit help move obstacles out of your path, but it's also sure to add a significant boost to your self-confidence and conversational skills.

For the next few weeks, it'll be easier for you to express your desires and ask for what you want with conviction. You're having a main character moment this month, Virgo.

But be sure to recognize everything you're thankful for as you level up in the next phase in life. We recommend doing some daily gratitude journaling or incorporating positive mantras into your morning routine.

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You're a lover, not a fighter, Libra. So, you'll be happy to hear that Taurus season has plenty of good vibes in store for you.

Venus will be in Gemini for the first half of the month, shining a light on new chances to expand and grow your social circles. This is a great time to put yourself out there and form new connections with people who help broaden your world view.

And when Mars enters Leo on May 20, you'll feel called to invest in your relationships. If you've been wanting to take a romantic getaway with a partner or plan a trip with friends, now is the time to start getting the details together.


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Feeling bored, Scorpio? Then you'll be happy to hear that the cosmic energy of Taurus season will shake up your life a little—or maybe a lot.

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on May 5 might be just what you need to see things from a new perspective. You may find your mind spinning with new information and ideas.

And if you've been looking for a sign to shut yourself off from the world for a bit and focus on yourself, this is it. You'll find the most success this month by restructuring your daily habits, prioritizing your physical health, and spending plenty of time outside in nature.

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Taurus season is all about work for you, Sagittarius. Normally, you like to do just enough to get by, but this month you'll feel inspired to chase after a big dream.

Be careful not to burn yourself out, though! You'll want to take the opportunity to recharge your batteries ahead of Mars entering Leo on May 20. This shift will bring powerful new beginnings to your creative pursuits and professional relationships.

You'll want to be ready for action when the stars align in your favor this month, so we recommend getting specific with your plans for the future.


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You've been hustling a lot lately, Capricorn, and Taurus season is your time to take it easy, as you're learning how to get more done with less effort.

Mercury Retrograde at the start of the month will give you a chance to reconnect with friends and family members who might've fallen off during the winter months. This is a good time to rebuild those bonds.

And the New Moon in Taurus on May 19 will help you feel in touch with your softer side, allowing you to open up and freely express your emotions to those around you.

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Ready to take a wild ride, Aquarius? This month is ripe with possibility, thanks to Pluto taking an extended retrograde detour in your sign starting on May 1.

Not only will you feel inspired to share your out-of-the-box ideas, but you'll also be given the chance to show off your skills.

Of course, it wouldn't be a wild ride without some drama bubbling under the surface. You'll want to watch what you say (and who you say it around) once Mars enters Leo on May 20. It's not uncommon for people to project their own insecurities onto others during this time, so keep doing your thing and don't let the haters slow you down.


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It's time to show the world what you're made of, Pisces. You've spent the last few months navigating the darkness, and now it's time to move toward the light.

Expect major revelations around your selfworth and relationships during the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on May 5. Then, you'll revisit old passions and dreams when Venus enters Cancer on May 7, sending you deep into conversations with yourself about your future.

It's time to leave the era of compromising behind you and instead focus on what lights your fire from within.

Lauren Ash
Lauren Ash is a profession astrologer, culture expert, and lifestyle writer based in St. Louis. Read more
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