With the North Node in your sign this year, Taurus, everyone’s aspiring to be more like you: your calm, patient presence; your appreciation for simple pleasures; your strong connection to nature; and your healthy relationship to the material side of life. And as you seek to cultivate more of these qualities, you’re showing others how they too can evolve.
Still, with Uranus also in your sign, it won’t always be easy to stay grounded and centered. After all, while you prefer to move at your own pace, Uranus doesn’t wait around. Ready or not, Taurus, here comes change—the question is, will you resist it or work with it?
Your most intense moments this year are likely to happen around the eclipses in your sign (solar: April 30; lunar: Nov. 8). Conflicts and tensions can arise throughout the year, as transiting planets make hard aspects to Uranus. These disrupt everything from career and reputation, to physical health and wellbeing, to home and family life, to relationships of all kinds. Still, as unsettling as these transits can be, their ultimate purpose is to help you evolve and become more comfortable in your own skin.
Perhaps, most of all, what’s evolving this year are your basic beliefs about life. With your ruler Venus retrograde at the start of 2022, you’re reevaluating everything—perhaps inspired by relationships with people whose cultural, religious, or educational backgrounds are vastly different from your own. Once Venus goes direct in Capricorn (Jan. 29), she’ll join forces with Mars (Feb. 16) and Pluto (March 3), empowering you to seek out new experiences that open your heart and your mind.
Who knows, Taurus? You might even find yourself feeling more hopeful for the future. With Jupiter spending much of the year in Pisces (Dec. 28, 2021 to May 10, 2022 and Oct. 27 to Dec. 20, 2022), you’re not only dreaming up new possibilities, but teaming up with others who share your values and vision.
As Jupiter aligns with Neptune (April 12) and sextiles Uranus and Pluto (Feb. 17, May 3), you might feel like the whole universe is conspiring to help you realize your dreams. Just make sure to keep your expectations down-to-earth.
Single or taken, Taurus, your most important relationship in 2022 is the one you have with yourself. With the North Node in your sign, fulfillment comes from feeling sexy and secure in your own skin—not seeking self-worth in a significant other. Besides, the more you cultivate self-love (particularly during Venus’ transit of your sign: May 28 to June 22), the more irresistible you’ll make yourself to others.
Still, with the South Node in your opposite sign of Scorpio, this year it’s all too tempting to fall back into old relationship patterns. True, this might make you a more passionate lover, connecting deeply on all levels—body, mind, and soul. It’s just as likely to arouse obsession, and any possessive, jealous, or controlling tendencies that you or your partner might have. Two eclipses in Scorpio (lunar: May 15; solar: Oct. 25) help you to clear old relationship karma, work out underlying trust issues, and transform your ways of relating for the better.
If you’re looking for love, Jupiter in Pisces (Dec. 28, 2021 t0 May 10, 2022 and Oct. 27 to Dec. 20, 2022) brings ample opportunities to connect with new people through group activities, community events, travel, or study. Online dating is also an option. But people aren’t always what they seem to be—especially around the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction (April 12). So rather than leaving romance up to chance, consider asking some trusted friends to introduce you to their trusted friends!
Besides, Taurus, you’re much too down-to-earth to let strangers sweep you off your feet. You’re less impressed with grand romantic gestures and more interested in simple, everyday attentiveness. Even so, you might spend August and September trying to plan the “perfect” date for you and that special someone. As planets in Virgo trine Uranus in your sign, it might be more fun to improvise.
There is such a thing as being too comfortable, after all. And if you’ve been in your current relationship for a while, this might be the year to start disrupting the status quo. Don’t be afraid to shake things up—especially in November, as planets in Scorpio oppose retrograde Uranus in your sign.
Before you can be successful, you have to pay your dues—at least, Taurus, that’s what you’ve always assumed. While this attitude has taken you far, it can hinder as much as help your career this year.
If you’ve learned one lesson from last year’s Saturn-Uranus square, it’s that unexpected opportunities can arise at any time. But if you waste time worrying whether you’re qualified enough, or have the required amount of experience, these chances can just as quickly pass you by. With Saturn still in Aquarius, and Uranus still in your sign, it’s important to be realistic about your own capabilities. This year, Taurus, resist the influence of impostor syndrome. You have what it takes to advance in your field—so when the next big opportunity appears, be ready to make the jump!
With Mercury spending extra time in your career and money houses, this year is all about working smarter, not harder. Seek out both experienced mentors and young, up-and-coming innovators, and learn from them as much as you can.
Use Mercury in Aquarius (Jan. 1–25 and Feb. 14 to March 9) to gather intelligence on what’s happening in your industry and how these developing trends could alter the course of your career. Spend Mercury in Gemini (April 29 to May 22 and June 13 to July 4) learning about ways to diversify your assets and supplement your income with additional revenue streams. And during Mercury in Libra (Aug. 25 to Sept. 23 and Oct. 10–29), look for ways to bring more balance and harmony into your workplace.
Between Oct. 11–26, Mercury, the sun, and Venus in Libra will link up with Saturn in Aquarius and Mars in Gemini to form a Grand Air Trine. Taurus, this brief transit shows you that work can be mentally stimulating without being overly stressful. Cooperation and communication with your colleagues is the key.