Welcome to Taurus season, one of the sexiest times of the year. It’s spring, so everything– including our libidos– is blooming. We start the month with a new moon in Taurus. Think about what you would like to grow, in terms of our intimacy, relationships, finances, long term stability, and what would make you feel luxurious. Mid-month, both Mars and Venus change signs on the exact same day. With Venus moving into Taurus, and Mars moving into Cancer, this combination will bring stability and grounding to our desires; while helping us take action from an emotionally driven place.
May will bring many unexpected shifts in the ways we structure our lives, from schedule changes to cancelled plans. Instead of getting upset, relaxing and going with the flow is the best course of action at this time. These changes are helping us to release rigidity and allow for more opportunities that align with living our best lives. Go ahead and sleep a little later, shut off your devices and spend the day naked worshipping yourself, and/or let someone else worship your body. Taurus season is about taking things slow and savoring all the delicious pleasure that life has to offer. Later in the month, there is a full moon in Scorpio, bringing up deep feelings and hidden desires. Afterwards, the sun moves into chatty Gemini for the remainder of the month… our minds and mouths picking up speed, as we race towards June.
Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)
Happy solar return, Taurus! It’s your personal new year, and you have a new moon in your sign on the 4th to make your wishes upon. This month, when Venus moves into your 1st house on the 15th, you will be more irresistible than usual. Controlling the pace is exactly where you would like to be, and lovers are eager to take direction. Expect this month to be a buffet of orgasmic encounters. Don’t be afraid to make the first move. If you have been hesitant to take action on your deepest desires, the full moon in your opposite sign, Scorpio, on the 18th will help propel you forward. 2019 is a hugely transformational year for you, Taurus, and it happens when you step out of your routine.
Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)
Right now is the calm before the storm, Gemini. The Taurus Sun spends most of the month in your private 12th house. You may find yourself swapping social gatherings for Netflix and staying in with your favorite vibrator, and that’s ok! In matters of the heart, you may be keeping details of your intimate life to yourself until you know if it’s worth talking about. The full moon in Scorpio intensifies secret passions, use this energy to your benefit and explore your kinky side. You’ll be ready to discuss the dirty details you’ve kept under wraps after the 21st, when the sun moves into your sign.
Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)
Cancer, there is no hiding in your shell this month. All of the Taurus action takes place in your social 11th house of group identity and friendships. You’re feeling flirtatious and everyone will be noticing you. This is a great time to revamp your dating profile and really put yourself out there. You’re always considering the past, and associating your feelings with your experiences. This month, if you want to bring new energy into your existence, you need to let yourself explore new territory. Venus and the Sun in Taurus want you to experience pleasure outside of your comfort zone. Don’t worry, it’s safe to explore! The full moon in fellow water sign, Scorpio, on the 18th, will bring the depth and intensity to your relationships you’ve been craving.
Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)
May has you in the spotlight, Leo, just where you like it. With the Sun in Taurus, this month you shine in your public 10th house. This has a lot to do with your career; however, work is best balanced with play… and Venus in Taurus wants to know what makes you feel the most luscious? Break out your favorite lingerie and wear it under your work attire, just for you. Feeling sexy will boost your confidence at work, and break up any stale energy if you’ve been going through the motions. You may take on a new project, ask for, or be offered a promotion. There will be no shortage of partnership opportunities in work or play. When you allow yourself to shine, you light everyone else up, so remember to put your pleasure first this month.
Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23rd-September 22)
The Sun is in Taurus and it is lighting up your 9th house of travel and higher education this month, Virgo. No vacations planned? No problem. Treat yourself to a spa day. Or bring the spa experience home: take turns massaging one another, let things escalate without worrying about making a mess. Taurus season is about experiencing sensual pleasure, so as a fellow earth sign, you should make loving your body a priority. It will help you get out of your head. The full moon in Scorpio, on the 18th, will bring up deep emotions and have you in your feelings. This is a good thing. Use that energy to express your secret desires and share yourself intimately with existing partners, and will open you up to making new connections when the sun moves into Gemini.
Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)
The last two months have been intense for you, Libra. There have been two full moons in a row, in your sign, emphasizing partnerships and autonomy. This month the story spills into your 8th house of sex and transformation. If you are involved in a relationship that honors your deepest truths, the energy is transformed on a higher level; thus, strengthening the bonds of intimacy. If you have severed ties with partners that do not align with your integrity, you will find wonderful opportunities to redefine your concept of self worth and attract the relationships that will respect and mirror the love you’ve shown yourself. The full moon in Scorpio, on the 18th will clear the path for a soul level self-care routine you’re now committed to.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)
The sun is lighting up your 7th house of partnerships this month, Scorpio. When Venus meets up with the sun in Taurus, you can expect an emphasis on romance and sensuality. Taurus is your polar opposite sign, yet strong enough to hold you emotionally. It’s ok to be vulnerable and ask for what you desire. You can be dominant and still receive the pleasure you crave. Your intuition is your superpower, allow your partners to show you theirs. Remember to have a little fun to break up all the intensity. There is a full moon in your sign, on the 18th, that will allow you to get deeply in touch with your feelings. Use this energy to transform your personal power dynamics in your relationships.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)
May brings lighter energy than you’ve been feeling the past few months, Sagittarius. The sun in Taurus is giving your 6th house of health and routine a boost. You may be feeling inspired to make some changes to your fitness regime, as you will have loads of energy this month. With Venus meeting the sun in Taurus, on the 15th, expect your social network to expand. New friends may become lovers, and surprise you by matching your enthusiasm and stamina, without trying to control you. Use the full moon in Scorpio on the 18th to help you process the last bits of intense energy you may have been holding onto from the winter, you don’t need to carry it with you any longer.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (December 22-January 20)
You’re feeling inspired this month, Capricorn. The sun in fellow earth sign, Taurus, is shining brightly in your 5th house of romance and creativity. The energy of Venus brings lightness to dating and intimacy, without sacrificing sensuality. Sex isn’t something you approach the same way you tackle your to do list. Great pleasure comes with surrender; allow yourself to experience it without judgement or orgasmic goal setting. This energy will spill over into other areas of your life, such as any projects you’ve been working on. You achieve much more when the effort is coming from a place of alignment. Gently release rigidity associated with self control on the Scorpio full moon, on the the 18th.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 21-February 18)
This month the sun in Taurus is getting cozy in your 4th house of home and family, Aquarius. You may find yourself wanting to spend extra time in bed, catching up on rest. Venus in Taurus wants you to put your analytic mind to good use by tapping into your kinky side. Let your fantasies make their way into your physical experience, instead of living in your head. Your intimate bonds strengthen when you open up and share your innovative ideas, no matter how weird they may seem! Those who care about you love your unique expression and want to explore every facet with you. The full moon in Scorpio, on the 18th, may bring up some intense feelings, give yourself space to process. You’ll be ready to talk and open up when the sun moves into fellow air sign, Gemini, on the 21st.
Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)
Having meaningful conversations this month will open the door to your heart, Pisces. The sun and Venus in Taurus are shining brightly in your 3rd house of communications, encouraging you to speak up. Stay playful– going skinny dipping or taking a salt bath with a partner invites them into your ethereal romantic realm. Water is your element, so use it this month as a portal to otherworldly romance. Pay attention to your dreams around the full moon in fellow water sign, Scorpio on the 18th. You may gain valuable insights on how to infuse your compassionate energy into your relationships, deepening intimacy and connection. Use this energy to channel your feelings artistically into poetry and journaling to reset your moods.
Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)
This month the Taurus sun is shining in your 2nd house of values and resources, Aries. Take yourself on a shopping spree, invest in things that make you feel sexy and confident. Treat yourself to new lingerie and expand your toy collection. You are a fast paced pleasure seeker, and the energy is ripe with possibilities, as you dive into your passions. Temper your spending habits by working out your energy in the bedroom. When deep feelings come to light, put your new playthings to good use, especially during the full moon in Scorpio on the 18th. You could find yourself taking relationships to the next level this month, trust your timing is right to take action on what you desire.
Stefanie Caponi is a Brooklyn-based artist, astrologer, tarot reader, and creator of The Moon Void Tarot. Follow Stefanie on Instagram for more astrology and tarot insights.