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Taurus horoscope for February 2024
From the start there is a need to appreciate the importance of having the right work/life balance and just how valuable a Full Moon late last month that put this to the test actually was. Especially if you want to have it all and to be able to embrace all that the shortest month of the year has to offer. You are lucky that this is a leap year and that February holds an extra day, for you are going to need every available hour. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of February in your career sector, so this is the point in each year that the pace of the new professional year is going to start picking up. However, when the Sun returned last month, he wasn't on his own with Pluto, the planet of change and transformation returning just a few hours later.
By the time you move into the new month the Sun and Pluto have only been here for 10 days, but with Pluto here until 2044, the South Node spending the whole of 2024 in your work sector and Jupiter returning to your income sector in May to begin your biggest year for income growth and expansion in over the decade, this has unleashed something that is set to take on a life of its own. With Mercury moving through your career sector from 5th February to 23rd February, Mars returning for his first visit in two years on 13th February and Venus four days later, by the time the Sun leaves on 19th February this will have become an unstoppable force.
Yet before returning Mars, Mercury and Venus not only start the month in an adventurous part of your chart the dwarf planet Ceres will not only return on 8th February, but once here she is not leaving until December. With the asteroid Juno, who should have left a playful and creative part of your chart last month instead in retrograde motion and not leaving until August, by which point Venus will have come full circle, the playful, creative and adventurous side of life's fence not about to ride into the sunset. Meanwhile, it is on 19th February and two days later on 23rd February that first the Sun and then Mercury, the planet of communication will join the Sun and Saturn in your friendship sector.
Love & RomanceFebruary is rarely a month where there is any planetary activity on the romantic front and it is usually just the MoonÃ¢â¬â¢s monthly visits keeping the spirit of romance alive. This year the love gods are doing things differently and it is all because of the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment who returned to your romantic sector alongside Venus in October, for what should have been a three month visit. It had been four years since Juno was last here, giving you the resolve to follow your heart. However, from the start the conditions were so favourable that we canÃ¢â¬â¢t blame Juno for not wanting to leave.
It was JunoÃ¢â¬â¢s retrograde turn last month that means that instead of leaving the queen of commitment is here now until August and in her first full month in retrograde motion, she is holding the doors open to the past and second chances. It was after Juno turned retrograde that Venus, the planet of love made a belated return to an adventurous part of your chart, with a chance for the two to reunite. It was last October that Venus and Juno returned to your romantic sector within days of each other and while Venus has moved on, Juno is still here and this puts them back in harmony.
This has given VenusÃ¢â¬â¢ mission to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together a smooth passage from the start and with Mars here as well, he is adding his passion to the mix. Mars will leave an adventurous part of your chart on 13th February and Venus on 17th February, but with the dwarf planet Ceres returning on 8th February and not leaving until December, there will be planets keeping the spirit of romance and adventure together all year. The MoonÃ¢â¬â¢s return to your romantic sector from 24th February to 26th February as a Full Moon will add to that. With no planetary activity on the relationship front, the Moon will offer a chance to check in from 2nd February to 4th February and again from 29th February.
Business & CareerBecause the Sun will always spend the majority of the first three weeks of February in your career sector, the solar spotlight is always on your career and professional situation, matters and options at this time of year. However, while each year will be different because of both where you are on your own journey and the cosmic conditions at the time, rarely have they been as different to what you find this month. For the last three years, the Sun has returned to find Saturn here and with his three year professional boot camp underway. This year not only is Saturn gone, not to return for another three decades but in his place is Pluto, the planet of change, transformation and revolution.
Where Saturn is all about sticking to the rules, Pluto is all about breaking the rules and with a firm foundation established, this is giving you the freedom to branch out, take some risks or make those big or small changes that can put the power back in your own hands. Pluto returned just a few hours behind the Sun and because as you move into the new month, they have only been here for 10 days, this is something that you are still adjusting to. However, while the Sun is only here for a month, Pluto is here for the next 20 years, with time the one thing that you have in abundance. This gives you time to explore your options and open your mind to new possibilities before the faster planets start arriving.
The first is Mercury, who will move through from 5th February to 23rd February, with a chance to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Mercury will be here when the Moon moves through from 9th February to 11th February, creating a New Moon that will make this a good time for new beginnings or to start anything new. However, it is when Mars returns on 13th February that this is likely to do more than just fire up your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit. Returning to find Pluto here, for the first time in our lifetime will bring the planets of war and revolution together here, making settling for the status quo impossible.
MoneyThere is rarely any planetary activity in either of your two money houses at this time of year, but what you have is the coming together of one era and a chance to create a space before the next and much bigger era begins. The Sun will always leave your financial sector on the December solstice and in most years, this can see all planetary activity on this side of the financial fence where the focus is more on what you do with and how you manage the money you have end before Christmas or that the latest in the early weeks of January. To still have planetary activity in your financial sector as you move into February is rare, but it is finally coming to an end.
What has kept things active for so long after the Sun left in December is a combination of the dwarf planet Ceres making her first visit in four years, Venus late to return because of a retrograde phase and Mercury having retrograded back in after leaving. While Venus and Mercury both left last month, by the time you move into February, Venus has only been gone for nine days, with the financial desires and expectations she left you with still strong. This leaves Ceres, who until leaving on 8th February is less focused on the money and more on getting the most out of her first deep dive into your financial needs and priorities for another four years.
However, when the Moon moves through from 4th February to 7th February this will not only ensure your financial instincts are sharp and you are emotionally and intuitively engaged during CeresÃ¢â¬â¢ final days, but its focus will be on the money. The MoonÃ¢â¬â¢s departure on 7th February and CeresÃ¢â¬â¢ just under 24 hours later will leave your financial sector empty for the first time since September. It is in May that Jupiter will return to your income sector to begin your biggest year for income growth and expansion in over a decade, but with a chance first to gain some professional momentum. However, there will be a chance to start lining up for what lies ahead when the Moon not only returns to your income sector from 17th February to 19th February but just as Venus, the planet of money returns to your career sector on 17th February.