2014 Taurus Horoscope Preview
2014 Taurus Horoscope Overview
The following is an overview horoscope for the zodiac sign of Taurus for the year 2014. For our detailed Yearly Horoscopes, see our 2014 Yearly Horoscopes.
Areas of Expansion in 2014 for Taurus: Communications, Learning, Home, Family, Attachments
Your Taurus 2014 Horoscope points to areas of life that are destined to expand and grow.
Until July 16, 2014, your mind, communications, and connections continue to increase and expand. Your ability and desire to express yourself is greater now, and your personal interests grow. Good fortune with vehicles, transportation, through siblings, and with the communications industry can be experienced during this cycle that runs until mid-July 2014.
Potential negatives: Taking on too many daily activities, communications, new interests, and learning endeavors or studies can be a problem now. Don’t overload your plate. The more excessive tendencies of this transit are more likely to be experienced in January, February, and April 2014.
However, for the most part, you are likely to enjoy more opportunities through your communications and contact with others during this cycle. You could make new friends and feel more connected or part of a group this year. You might find that you travel less or not at all, and that you are busier locally.
Your thinking is more upbeat, positive, and forward-looking, and so is the way you express yourself. In fact, this is an excellent time for improving your communication skills and your general attitude or mindset. You are more perceptive and have stronger intuition, especially about people you meet. Communications can be deeper and richer.
There can be interesting opportunities through meetings, courses, teaching, and connections made in the neighborhood or through siblings. There might be a bonus or inheritance. Some problems with siblings or neighbors could be put to rest now. Some of you may return to school or take some courses. In May, plans made with or about a partner can be especially successful. There can be significant progress in a project. Communications with an important person in your life are productive and improved.
From July 16th onward, your inner world, family life, domestic activities, and domestic arrangements begin to expand and grow. Relations with family can be more pleasant and supportive. You might move to a new home, likely a bigger one, or expand real estate holdings. Some of you can get a mortgage or support that allows you to expand your home base. Family itself can expand, or there might be an addition to your home. Some might take on a roommate for example, or bring more friends to their home. Others might pool resources with a partner and move in together. Entertaining in the home can be emphasized, if that is something that makes you happy. Otherwise, you can experience a stronger sense of peace and privacy in your home life.
Generally speaking, more positive energy is brought to your domestic world, and long-standing problems with family might be put to bed. Do be careful about overextending yourself with home improvements, or larger accommodations that are beyond your means. Your personal life tends to overshadow your professional life or material activities during this cycle. Relationships with family can improve significantly now, although pre-existing problems might be magnified initially.
On a more psychological level, confidence in yourself and feelings of security increase during this period.
Potential negatives: Excessive money spent on home improvement, too much emphasis on the home to the point that other areas of your life suffer, or some unwillingness to expand your horizons. Avoiding or escaping responsibilities is more possible in August and early September. However, from late September forward, stronger energy is available for enjoying the more positive effects of this transit. For the most part, you are likely to feel emotionally secure and supported during this cycle. This is a time of nest-feathering. It’s also a period of good luck and liberation from past restrictions and difficult circumstances or attitudes that have been holding you back.
This influence is with you until August 2015.
Areas of Contraction and Lessons in Simplicity: Partnerships
Your Taurus 2014 Horoscope points to areas of contraction, restriction, and necessary “slimming down” in order to test for stable foundations. There are always areas of life that require more simplicity. Tests may be part of the picture as you learn that life with only growth and expansion can run away with itself.
The area of your life that requires a “back to basics” approach is the sector that rules close personal relationships, such as marriages and other committed partnerships, long-term associations, open enemies, negotiations, agreements, and contracts. This is a continuing trend from last year. There may be tests of sorts in these areas of life, as if the universe is checking that the foundations are strong. Things built on weak foundations may very well crack under the pressure of these tests. Those that are strong will endure and strengthen.
This influence began October 5th, 2012, and is with you off and on until September, 2015. It can be felt most strongly earlier or later in the cycle, depending on when you were born (whether you were born earlier or later in the sign of Taurus).
Tests can continue to come to close, long-term relationships in 2014. For those of you who are in committed partnerships, there can be some strains on your bond this year. A partner might feel like a “heavy” in your life, and any feelings of restriction that you feel or have felt in this area of life may seem magnified in your mind now. A partner might also seem cautious, distant, critical, or defensive. You need to open your mind to the possibility that a partner is providing you with important life lessons – about traditions, simplifying your life, and responsibilities. While this might seem difficult now, you might later look back on this time of your life and think, “Oh yeah – now I see it”. So do not automatically discard what he/she has to say. Take your time on this one. If, however, a partner is challenging you to the point of breaking (and this is more likely to occur, if at all, towards the end of the year), then steps need to be taken to improve the situation.
For those of you who are not in committed relationships, it is quite unlikely that you’ll enter a new long-term partnership or commitment rashly. Some of you might begin one, but will do so quite cautiously and carefully. Some of you might be attracted to older or more mature and established people as partnership “material”.
Those of you who are single might nevertheless feel some angst or pressure. This lack in your life might suddenly seem magnified, like a gaping hole in your life. You might lose hope, temporarily, that you’ll ever find a strong, committed partnership. Feelings of loneliness may run deep this year, but the universe is sending you a message through this experience regardless. It is awakening you to a need. In time, you will find ways to satisfy this need.
Some of you could be making a commitment this year. A relationship can encounter some tests or complications, but if it’s strong, it will weather the storm and you could decide to take it to another level. If not, remember that relationships “lost” during a Saturn transit to your partnership sector generally are not good for you in the long run. Some of you could be making a commitment to someone whose background or culture is very different than your own.
With Saturn opposing your Sun this year, you might feel that you’re not often getting what you want. Others may be restricting you, or at least that’s how you might perceive things, and you may not be at your best in terms of overall energy. Some areas of your life may seem to be breaking down before they get better. There can also be bone and teeth problems – something that often happens with hard Saturn transits. Tidy and organize your life as much as possible in order to minimize the challenges.
Opposition from others can take many forms, but the lesson here is to strike a balance. Yes, there are times when you long for a life with few restrictions and responsibilities. However, some responsibilities and restrictions are necessary. Seek ways to balance your life in terms of pleasures and responsibilities. Don’t turn your back on commitments and traditions entirely. Learn from the challenges you face in 2014. You are likely to get support from friends and relatives this year.
Areas of Excitement, Innovation, Independence, and Speed: Spirituality, the Past, Private life
Your 2014 Taurus Horoscope points to areas of your life that seem to speed up so that you are able to take some risks, innovate, and revolutionize.
In March 2011, you entered a lengthy cycle of review of past attachments, those things keeping you from exploring your individuality, and the things that make you unique. This process will span many years, and at first there can be some elements of your private life that are exposed. Secrets that you had kept might surface, for example. This might feel uncomfortable for now, but it’s part of a process that involves detaching yourself from certain areas of your private life and your past. The aim now is to free yourself from attitudes that have restricted you from moving forward with your life. Ultimately, you’ll be freer to start anew. Circumstances are such that this process comes easily and naturally from September forward. Changes can feel more challenging in February, April, and parts of December, when restlessness can distract you.
Areas of Change, Purging, & Transformation: Beliefs, Travel, Attitudes, Personal Image, Partnerships, Work, Spirituality
Your 2014 Taurus Horoscope reveals areas of life in which change and transformation take place. It’s a time for “out with the old, in with the new”. Attitudes, belief systems, and learning continue to transform this year. There is a stronger sense that change is good in February. You may be purging some of the beliefs or attitudes that no longer work for you. There may be people in your life who are bothered by the changes you are making, and these problems can be magnified in January, April, and December. Circumstances may chain you to responsibilities and keep you from exploring the world or expanding your experiences.
Your personality and your partnerships continue to evolve in important ways in 2014. Your definitions of “me” and “you” are transforming. Issues of personal courage, confidence, and independence come to the fore. Issues surrounding personal appearance, your body, and your image become especially important. For some, marriage or divorce will be an issue. For most, carving out a personal identity that includes a significant other who furthers their own personal growth will come into strong focus.
Additionally, your attitude towards service, health, work, and privacy are evolving in important ways. Circumstances are such that you need to develop some healthy habits, routines, and schedules. You are called upon to rid yourself of guilt about under-performing, and to develop faith and trust in a larger more spiritual plan. It’s time to let go of some of your fears that you are not doing enough, to develop more compassion and understanding of others, and to be humble, feeling safe in the knowledge that you (and others) are not perfect. It’s time to let go of some of your obsessions with rules, details, and fears of not doing things perfectly, but it’s also important to take charge of your lifestyle and habits. Unexpected complications can force you to take the rest you need, unless you recognize this need and feed it. Work on balance between mental health and physical health; and between work and rest.
See also 2014 Summary Horoscopes for neat summaries of the year ahead for each sign, 2014 Yearly Horoscopes for detailed forecasts for each sign, and 2014 Love Guides/Horoscopes for Each Sign for forecasts in the areas of romance and relationships.
Your Planetary Ruler in 2014: Venus is your planetary ruler, and Venus moves through each sign of the zodiac this year. More power to you when your ruler is in your sign, and this year, this period is from May 29th to June 23rd. Venus is retrograde from December 21st, 2013, to January 31st, 2014. This can be a period for reflection, slowing down, and perhaps some backtracking.
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