Apr 20, 2015 4:22PM

Oyster Horoscopes: Your Readings For The Month Of Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Season of the bull.

Our star-watching astrologer-in-residence Morgan Rehbock of Astrology IRL knows what's up in your future. Here's the lowdown on this month's cosmic happenings. What's your zodiac sign?

ARIES

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Your ruling planet Mars is in the craft conscious, yet luxury loving, sign of Taurus until May 12 so you need to dress down to earth, but with a seriously sophisticated twist. Channel Marie Antoinette in the Petit-Trianon or perhaps think of what Gwyneth Paltrow might wear to an urban farm. You could even wear a burlap sack dress, as long as it's Chanel, Hermès, or Fendi.

Cosmic colours
Think Future Brown, a neutral palette will suit you best during Taurus season. Khaki, taupe, and beige with a pop of metallic or a tiny touch of pastel blue will keep your aura grounded close to the earth but with your eyes focused on the sky.

Workspace
Your career goals were totally reorganised over the past month due to a stressful series of cosmic aspects that asked you to examine your true motivation and refine your professional image. Now that you have sorted out your branding and marketing strategy, it should be much easier to move forward with the next stage of your corporate conquest. 

Love
Jupiter came out of retrograde in Leo on April 8, and started racing forward through your fifth house of amusement and pleasure where it will be until August. If you are currently in a relationship, this planetary boost will make everything feel brand new again. For those who are looking for love, this is the absolute best influence you could have for meeting someone sweet, sexy, and adventurous. You might not make the most serious connection, but I doubt you'll be able to resist the flirtation.

TAURUS

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Venus, the planet of personal shopping, is in your second house of possessions and self-esteem (even the zodiac knows you can be quite materialistic) until May 7. While Venus gives a boost to your self-confidence and your finances, feel free to spend some of your discretionary income on updating your wardrobe. You tend to prefer simple, subtle, and sophisticated looks, but while Mars, the planet of action and fire is still in Taurus, you should opt for something fierce and flirtatious instead.

Cosmic Colours
Ditch anything drab and opt for energising colours like red, orange, and yellow. Mars, the planet of physical vitality is in Taurus until May 12 and you will want you should seek to surround yourself with colours that match the high vibrational energy within.

Workspace
Mercury, planet of brainwaves and how you broadcast them, joined Mars in Taurus on April 14, giving you the ability to get your message across loud and clear at work. The next 20 days could possibly the most active part of your entire year in terms of beginning new projects and making professional plans for the future. You might be tempted to take on more than you can actually handle under these enthusiastic influences, so make sure you consider the logistics before you rush in to saying yes. Mars in Taurus definitely gives you energy, but it also makes you accident prone all around, so exercise caution while you're rushing between meetings and avoid impulsive decisions.

Love
Your energy is seriously extra while Mars is in Taurus, and your romantic partners will notice this boost in the bedroom. If you've been dating someone long-term, this will automatically refresh the feed and give your relationship a cute update. For those who are not currently entangled, keeping all options open for now is the best way to go. You had nearly three years of troublesome time with relationships while Saturn was in Scorpio, so you definitely deserve a few months of fun.

GEMINI

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If you have been considering an update to your look, it would be ideal to make this transition while Venus, planet of beauty, fashion and fun is in Gemini until May 7. You will look and feel your best while the glistening rays of Venus shimmer in your direction. I suggest channelling a quirky, androgynous vibe a la Alessandro Michele's debut for Gucci. A Gemini's keen analytical brain is well suited for mixing complex patterns, prints, and textures in ways that would just look wacky on another sign. Opt for something loose, free, and fluid over having a serious fashion moment.

Cosmic Colours
Embrace the entire rainbow, but focus on pale pastel shades, especially lavender, lilac, and rose. Venus is associated with rose quartz crystal, which opens the heart chakra and surrounds you with loving energy, so consider incorporating a piece of rose quartz jewellery in to your look while Venus is in Gemini.

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Saturn, the planet of long-term goals will be retrograde in your seventh house of commitments until August, possibly causing you to backtrack in a business partnership that you thought was totally solid. Either you, or the other party, but most likely you since Gemini are notoriously fickle, will raise some concerns about the details you based our agreement on. This may temporarily divert your attention away from the creative process you would prefer to focus on, but it's essential to know that your partnership is based on a firm foundation.

Love
You can really do no wrong while Venus, the planet of love is in Gemini until May 7. Your witty sense of humour, playful perspective, and masterful grasp of aesthetics will be in high demand from friends and lovers. And like super-Gemini Kanye West, you will be happy to give 100% of your attention to the ones you love.

CANCER

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You're feeling rebellious and wearing it on your sleeve while Venus is in your twelfth house of subconscious neuroses, dreams, and visions. Feel free to let your freak flag fly for April and May, nothing is sacred and weirdness reigns. You might want to consider going for a darker look, with Ricardo Tisci's signature Givenchy look in mind, and try mixing a vintage Victorian vibe with high-end goth gear. You might be exasperated or even petulant when asked to explain yourself this month, but clothing with an emotional element will help you communicate the way you feel.

Cosmic Colours
Stick to black, white, and grey this month for a classic Victorian vibe. If you feel like mixing in a pop of colour, choose a shade of purple, crimson, or lilac, which are all associated with the dreamy vibes of Neptune you should aim to connect with.

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The new moon in Aries on April 18 officially ended the tumult and upheaval of eclipse season that seriously affected your professional sphere. Many Cancerians may have moved to a new company, changed career fields, or accepted a new role within their company while the eclipses shook their place of work. The end of April and beginning of May is all about moving forward in the new direction you have chosen and settling in. Uranus, planet of change, in your tenth house of fame and success will help you rebrand yourself for maximum appeal in whatever market you are in.

Love
The full moon in Scorpio on May 4 will be a magical day for romance, old and new, and intensely enjoyable experiences are guaranteed while the moon illuminates your fifth house of pleasure and amusement. Your attitude towards love has been all too serious for the past month while the eclipses and the Uranus – Pluto square both caused tension in your closest relationships, and it's definitely time to take a lighter approach. Be open to totally new energy. Someone with a youthful, passionate spirit is indicated by this full moon.

LEO

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Jupiter, the planet of good luck and good times came out of retrograde in Leo on April 8, and you are feeling bold and beautiful once again. When Jupiter comes around, once every twelve years, you bear a totally unrivalled cosmic glow that makes practically anything you wear look good. You certainly don't need the help to stand out from the crowd, but the clothes you are drawn to right now are bright and bold with lots of exciting details. Think Versace, Patsy and Edina, or Anna Dello Russo (who is actually an Aries, but whose fierce and fiery looks perfectly embody the essence of Leo style that you are in the mood to express). Too much is not enough!

Cosmic Colours
Surround yourself with vivid and vivacious shades of every colour, but especially red, orange, and purple. If you have to go for a more sophisticated look, pair an all black outfit with a pop of neon colour. Be your boldest self with animal prints and fur accents.

Workspace
At work you should seek to use Jupiter's positive influence to push all your pet projects forward over the next several months. You will be feeling inclined to say "YES!" to every offer you get, but it's important not to let your enthusiasm carry you away. There's only so much you can do as a mere mortal, but you can still make magic happen if you use your time wisely.

Love
Like Madonna kissing Drake at Coachella, there are no boundaries in your love life as Taurus season begins, and even the most unlikely, impossibly hot crush is likely to respond positively to your swaggy vibes. It's so clear that you are enjoying yourself to the max, and everyone wants to join your party. You are likely to attract many new people in to your orbit in late April and early May that it might be impossible to choose between your options. For now keep everything open and stat away from making a commitment until later in the year.

VIRGO

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It's time to take your look in a much more serious direction, forget about the sweet and flowery looks you grew up on, and work on developing an edge that gets you noticed in the office. You are definitely CEO material, but you need to start dressing the part if you want to get the job. Jil Sander and Prada are OK, but what you really need to channel is Hood By Air's twisted take on the power-suit. A white button-down with zippers, or a pair of slashed and grommeted slacks are the sexy but sophisticated basics that you need to make it happen.

Cosmic Colours
Black and white with a splash of red would be the ideal colour palette. Keep your look bold and graphic.

Workspace
Venus, the planet of popularity is in your tenth house of fame and honours until May 7, making you the most sought after person in your professional sphere. If you have a proposal for the people in charge, or if you've been intending to ask for a raise or promotion, use this window of opportunity to make it happen. This transit makes late April and early May the ideal time to reveal any projects you've been working on over the past few months. Use the energy of the full moon in Scorpio on May 4 to maximise the audience who will appreciate the work you've been putting in.

Love
You've been trying to figure out who your dream date would be for quite some time now, and the image seems to be getting clearer. As soon as you establish the qualities you need in an ideal match, it will be easier to manifest this person in to your life. This month you might be flirting with the idea of dating someone older and wiser than you are. It would definitely be fun to spend time with someone who has the funds to do everything you desire. If you are currently in a relationship the cosmic vibes over the next several months will help you sort out any long-term issues you have had. There could be a reversal of roles in the relationship, and you might start taking the lead. It's good to switch things up so they don't get stale.

LIBRA

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Libra is known for the sophisticated spin they put on any style adopted, but you need not always be so put together. Experiment with eclecticism and try mixing elements of various subcultures, eras and styles to create a new look that's totally yours. Feel free to experiment and be yourself without considering what others will say. Venus moves through your ninth house of foreign travel and mystical pursuits, so you might be interested in opting for a multi-cultural look, or one that respectfully references religious garb.

Cosmic Colours
Sky blue and turquoise are two colours that would help open your aura to new opportunities this month. Turn up your Santa Fe vibe with a bevy of turquoise rings and necklaces that will increase your style quotient while providing protection, inner peace, and good fortune.

Workspace
Eclipse season was especially rough on your business partnerships and any creative projects you've been creating in tandem, but now that you've negotiated the ideal situation and cleared out any confusion you are free to start fresh and focus on the future. The many brainstorms you had in early April will begin to blossom, but much of the work you are doing right now is still research and development. With any project you undertake right now, it's important to do the groundwork and establish a meaningful perspective and "brand identity" before you launch in to action.

Love
Your love life has been a wild ride for the past few weeks, and while much of the action has been positive too, you're still ready to find a peaceful level of equilibrium. If you are currently boo-ed up, you'll find that the quarrels from March and April are all getting settled and you're ready to restart the conversation on a positive plane. Taking a far-out trip together in early May would be a great way to bring your bond closer. If you haven't found "the one" yet, keep your eyes and your mind open to new types. You could be surprised by how easy it is to settle down with someone who seems too wild at first.

SCORPIO

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Get your most fabulous fitness gear ready for action because your major focus this month is on perfecting your diet and exercise regimen and getting everything totally in tune and toned up, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Whatever you wear, make sure it's practical and easy because you'll be busy this month switching gears between a hectic work schedule and organisation related projects at home on top of your frequent fitness plans. Comfort is king for the rest of April and May, but you will want to dress up for one occasion — the full moon in Scorpio on May 4. This lunar moment is a celebration of everything Scorpio, and you have to look good for your party!

Cosmic Colours
A monochrome look — whatever your colour of choice might be — is ideal for getting dressed in a hurry this month. I would suggest beige, white or a healthy shade of kale green.

Workspace
Your desk was piled high with papers, and your inbox was totally slammed during eclipse season, so now your mission is to tie up all the loose ends and get things really organised. You will be balancing a variety of projects at work along with big ideas and proposals of your own that need attention too. Hiring a personal assistant, searching for an intern, or just having a good friend help you sort through everything would be a huge help to get everything in order. You could easily get lost in the details, so make sure you pull yourself out and look at the bigger picture — what are you really focusing on here? Make sure all the small steps are taking you down the path you want to be on. There's always time to pull up your GPS and change directions if that's what you need to do.

Love
You are feeling highly relatable as Taurus season begins, and seeking partnership will be your focus. Having someone to share your experiences with makes them twice as fun. If you are not currently involved in a relationship, this will be an ideal time to look because your energy will be so open to those around you and your intuitive ability to swipe right or left in reality will be strong. If you are dating, chances are the next few weeks will be extremely harmonious because you'll be able to tune in to your partners wavelength while remaining true to your own.

SAGITTARIUS

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Saturn, the planet of maturity, has been in Sagittarius for several months making you feel much more serious. Your ambitions have shifted over the past few months and you are finding yourself drawn towards much more professional clothing options to suit up for your new mindset. Saturn will be in Sagittarius for quite some time, about three years altogether, and it turned retrograde at the beginning of April. When Saturn started to move backwards you may have suddenly felt stifled by getting suited up, give yourself a chance to skive off just a little bit and explore more adventurous styles at the same time. Seriousness isn't necessarily your look, even if it is necessary to get dressed up for certain cosmic occasions.

Cosmic Colours
You're feeling free like fire this month, so wear bright shades to keep the energy up. Experiment with flamboyant shades like chartreuse and atomic tangerine.

Workspace
Saturn comes to your sign once every 28 years for a three-year visit to implement a new regime and get you focused on what really matters. In January and February, your first months feeling Saturn's three year influence, you figured out what your focus would be and dug in to the heavy load of work you have on your hands. The funny thing is that you may never felt truly daunted by the work because it makes so much sense to be fulfilling this particular destiny. It's like going to work for yourself after being stuck at a desk job for years. Saturn turned retrograde in March, and while you are still focused on moving forward, this gives you a chance to reflect and revise. You have three years to complete the task at hand, so you don't have to rush things.

Love
Casual dating is cute, but what you're looking for right now is the truly soul-shaking romance that only fate can create. A love like this could be written in the stars for you while serious Saturn in Sagittarius opposes Venus in flirtatious Gemini, and then Mars in your seventh house of partnerships and commitments. Someone frivolous and fun might fly in to your life, but you'll know right away if they are the one you seriously seek. If you are currently involved in a relationship, you might be experiencing a period of tension right now. Chances are if you discuss your mutual needs you can strike a balance that suits you both. It's definitely worth it to take the time and work things out.

CAPRICORN

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Get all your cutest looks ready for May because there will be many occasions for you to get out and enjoy the great cosmic weather, and you'll want to be looking your best while the stars shine their glimmery rays towards you. The full moon in Scorpio on May 4 falls in your eleventh house of social affairs making the first weekend of the month a serious celebration for you and your crew. You'll be rolling deep with all the people you love the most, so make sure your look is on point all weekend. A Capricorn loves the classics, so stick to what you know makes you feel sexy. When Venus enters Cancer on May 7, it will transit your house of relationships for the rest of the month, so you'll want to have the perfect LBD on hand for any impromptu romantic moments that pop up. If a shopping trip is in order, the latest collection from Louis Vuitton by Nicholas Ghesquiere has your name written all over it. Your taste is expensive, subtle, and sophisticated.

Cosmic Colours
Matte black is pretty much your look, but if you feel like mixing it up, try mixing in some simple silver accessories. Obsidian is a jet black stone that helps clear psychic smog and creates a strong barrier of protection against your aura, which is important to cultivate when you have to deal with powerful and challenging personalities as a Capricorn often does.

Workspace
Corporate sponsored Saturn, your ruling planet, which dictates your work atmosphere went retrograde in March giving you a break in the office. While it's moving backwards across the sky, it's time for you to do some introspection and consider your long-term goals. You have the opportunity to make grand plans for the future right now and lay the groundwork to actualise these goals. If you're feeling lost, get in touch with someone older and wiser who could act as your mentor. Don't feel frustrated if work seems stalled for now, you're just in the process of perfecting all the details. Partnerships are feeling positive after Venus enters Cancer on May 7 so don't be afraid to jump in on a new project. It might not seriously pop off for a while, but this business relationship could be extremely beneficial in the long run.

Love
On May 7 Venus enters Cancer, transiting your house of love and committed relationships giving your love life a very big boost. You'll have nothing but sweetness from the ones you desire while Venus is in this wonderful spot. This influence will be especially positive for Capricorns who are currently involved in a relationship, but there is also the chance that someone new will show up, especially around the full moon in Scorpio on May 4 which aspects your fifth house of casual (but cute) encounters.

AQUARIUS

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When everyone else was stuck in the 70s, JW Anderson decided to flash forward to the 80s with his FW15/16 collection, but he still did it in his own wonderfully weird way. Your look this season needs to be just as perfectly off-point as JW. Explore your individuality while Venus, the planet of fashion and style moves through your fifth house of creative experimentation. You're known as one of the most rebellious signs of the zodiac, and when it comes to your fashion sense there's certainly no need to restrict yourself.

Cosmic Colours
In Feng Shui, water is the element of confidence and individuality. Surround yourself with the colours of the ocean and you will make waves this month.

Workspace
Venus, the planet of friendship, enters Cancer on May 7th transiting your sixth house of co-workers and colleagues and giving you the opportunity to connect with the people you work with on a deeper level. You might have sat next to the same person at work for months, suddenly realizing you know nothing about them. It's time to break the ice and get to know the people you spend so much time with on a daily basis. A new friendship could start with a silly G-chat.

Love
Before Venus enters Cancer, it spends a three more weeks in Gemini, where she transits your fifth house of romance, amusement and pleasure. A casual encounter could easily blossom in to something much more while Venus is in this totally flirtatious space. Jupiter in Leo came out of retrograde in your seventh house of committed relationships on April 8 and is moving full force ahead, putting current relationships on a seriously positive path. From now until early August, expect major moments between you and your boo.

PISCES

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You know the ins and outs of your own personal style, but you're really ready to take move on to the next level on your fashion odyssey. It's time to elevate your eclectic look. Work your personal classics mixed in more expensive anchor pieces to give substance to your style. Dries Van Noten's groovy FW 15/16 collection could be an inspirational starting point.

Cosmic Colours
While Venus, planet of relaxation, is in your fourth house, which rules the home, it would be appropriate to channel amethyst energy which helps you relax and find peace wherever you are. Any shade of purple, from lavender to magenta would help maximise the good vibes.

Workspace
You've been exploring a seriously professional side of your self, and re-branding your image since Saturn entered your tenth house of career and publicity. The universe is ready to give you the respect you deserve and you are getting the positive reinforcement for your personal projects that you were waiting for. Currently, Saturn is retrograde, and it will continue to move backwards in your tenth house until August giving you a moment to seriously focus on what image you want to project. Make a list of all your long-term career goals and work on manifesting them over the next year. They may not happen over night, but stay dedicated and your patience will pay off.

Love
Venus enters Cancer on May 7, and while she transits your fifth house of dating and romance, you will be introduced to exciting new love interests who want to show you a good time. Be open to adventurous, weird, and wild dates. Planetary forces will give you time for more serious connections later in the summer, so keep things totally light and easy for now.

Stay tuned for next month's readings and visit AstrologyIRL for more info/great t-shirts!

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Morgan Rehbock