The eclipse this Thursday brings a turning point in your life, with the opportunity to leave behind the things that are finished and look ahead to new things. You may feel that your professional life is your priority right now, but be careful about assuming that your personal worth is to be found in your net worth. Instead, focus on nurturing your relationships in both your personal and your professional life, perhaps even welcoming guests to your comfortable home.
This environment is the backdrop for your life, but it’s only a horoscope. Taurus, with a down-to-earth practicality and straightforward approach to spirituality, often wants clearer guidance than the Delphic advice to be found in newspaper and website blurbs. So, here are a few more definite suggestions for the reader left wanting by a sentence or two labeled “horoscope Taurus.”
The equinox is approaching, and in the Northern hemisphere the harvest time leads people to take stock of their holdings and try to make sure there’s enough to last the winter. Taurus people have a need for material security, and it’s a good time to make sure your home is indeed the safe, welcoming environment you need to feel comfortable. Set out a cardboard box, and as you proceed, try to fill it with a few things you no longer need. Donating these to charity or freecycling them will help give you some room to work. Next, look around your space and see what needs to be done. Make a list if necessary, and plan to devote a bit of home time to weather-stripping the windows or trimming back the shrubs. Examine your home from the perspective of a guest—this will also help make sure that you feel welcome when you come home after a long day.
Knowing that your home will soon be ready for the season frees your attention for professional development. Examine your job with the same eye you used for your bedroom. Does it still offer real opportunities for advancement? Are you adequately supported there? Taurus people can sometimes stay in a position for longer than is ideal for career advancement, because it’s more comfortable to remain in a familiar environment. If this is true, evaluate honestly whether or not you care; it’s perfectly acceptable to earn a modest income in a comfortable job you enjoy if you’re happier there than struggling to climb a corporate ladder. If you do want to move ahead with your current employer or seek a different job, make a to-do list for work just like you did for home. Bring your résumé up to date, look at the job postings, and read some background articles on a website like Monster.com.
Finally, turn your attention to your relationships, and tend them just as you would your garden or your cubicle. If you’ve decided to focus on professional growth, then attend a conference or Chamber of Commerce mixer, and make the effort to network and talk with others in your field. Alternately, sign up for a professional development course and make a point of getting to know your classmates. Volunteer a little time to help an organization that shares your personal values and might help you meet new people. If you’re happy with your career, then make time instead to invite friends or family over for dinner or some other occasion. Listen attentively and compassionately to what’s happening in their lives, and reconnect with the people you love.
With your physical and professional space tended and your relationships nurtured, you’ll be set for the happy, secure season ahead. Now isn’t that better than just a horoscope, Taurus?