Time to change things up? This month’s cosmic lineup is decidedly practical, as the Sun makes its annual march through Taurus and your sixth house of health, organization and systems until May 20.

Typically, you feel motivated to start your “spring cleanup” at this time of year, as el Sol energizes your urge for efficiency and order. From better nutrition to regular exercise to decluttering, Taurus season gets you stoked!

This year, Taurus time comes with a huge plot twist, which begins on May 15. That day not only serves up a galvanizing Taurus new moon, but changemaker Uranus will enter Taurus for the first time since 1942! Uranus is the planet of revolution and innovation, and it visits each zodiac sign every 84 years, staying for about seven or eight years. Most Uranus transits are experienced only once—maximum twice—in a lifetime.

Uranus will be in Taurus until November 6, then it returns for a longer stay in March 2019, hanging out until 2026. Get ready for a ripple effect—if not an outright reinvention—that will rock your habits, work and wellness.

Many Sagittarians dislike routines unless you create them yourself (and even then, they’re always subject to change at the last minute). Nobody tells the fiercely independent Archer what to do or where to be!

But as liberated Uranus starts progressing through this pragmatic and precision-loving zone, you’ll soon discover how the right habits can actually create MORE freedom. It sounds like a paradox and well, it IS—but so is this whole Uranus transit.

Uranus is in “fall” in Taurus, meaning it’s in its least comfortable position here. And it makes sense: Uranus is all about radical change while Taurus craves consistency. We’ll all need to strike a balance between these two counterforces—and you doubly so.

While Uranus visits Taurus, start creating rituals that allow you to be both creative and productive. You’re a hardworking and tireless sign, Sag, but you’re also prone to running on fumes. When you get engrossed in one of your many projects, self-care can go out the window. If you’ve struggled to incorporate fitness or healthy eating into your days, this innovative new cycle can completely reorganize your priorities.

With techie Uranus here, everything from fitness trackers to cutting-edge innovations can help you reach optimal health AND peak performance. Career-wise, you might begin working on a digital venture, perhaps one that betters people’s lives.

Since Uranus rules progress and the sixth house is the realm of service, “giving back” could become an important part of your life. Whether you’re protecting the environment or revamping your community, your inner activist could have a big awakening.

It will certainly be a switch from the outgoing Uranus cycle, which began in 2011 when it entered Aries and your fifth house of passion, creativity and fame. This brought an air of intensity to your love life, and perhaps some unplanned moments in the spotlight. Explosive Uranus in this #nofilter zone also made you prone to knee-jerk reactions and dramatic emotional highs and lows.

For some Archers, unpredictable Uranus in this fertile zone brought a surprise pregnancy. Whew! During a Uranus visit, it can feel like the only constant is change. The side-spinning planet will make one last return to Aries from November 6, 2018, to March 6, 2019, then it won’t return in your lifetime.

You might apply any romantic revelations to a long-term partnership—or the start of one—when the Sun enters Gemini and your relationship house for a month on May 20. Now your indie-spirited sign is in the mood to collaborate, and the stars could serve up some dynamic-duo opportunities. Look for people whose skills or platforms complement yours, whether that’s for romance, friendship or work. By combining your superpowers, you’ll both go further faster!

This is also a great time to check in on your existing bonds. Is everything mutual and fair between you? During Gemini season, the life-giving Sun is at its farthest distance from your sign, which can also make you feel a bit tired or down. Take it as your cue to lean on your most loyal people instead of falling into a funk or isolation.

While you don’t have much bandwidth for superficial encounters, you’ll feel energized by the loyal and supportive members of your crew. And you’ll certainly learn exactly who they are now!

While there’s a lot happening in your external world, your inner life is also pretty active this month. On May 25, a rare and healing trine will form between your ruling planet, expansive Jupiter, and spiritual Neptune. They’ll travel in this harmonious, 120-degree angle from May through August, deepening your compassion and heightening your psychic sensitivity.

Jupiter is in your twelfth house of closure, forgiveness and healing while Neptune is in your fourth house of home and family, which could bring a powerful transformation with a relative, perhaps your mother or a maternal figure.

This cosmic alignment may herald a move, or you might refresh the energy in your household with a space clearing or Feng Shui (start with the practical advice from Simple Shui). Carve out sacred spaces where you can decompress, meditate or tap into creativity and stay connected to your highest self.

The twelfth house governs the spirit realm, and you may have an “after death communication,” such as a sign or a strong feeling of a loved one’s presence or perhaps even a visit from a departed loved one through dreams or serendipitous signs. This is detailed in the book Hello From Heaven—which we found “randomly” after Tali’s 17-year-old dachshund, Wendell, transitioned last month.

Your cosmic coming-out party arrives on May 29, when the year’s only Sagittarius full moon blasts its high beams into your first house of solo ventures and selfhood. This is the culmination of events sparked by the December 3, 2017, Sagittarius new moon.

Whatever you’ve been working on for the past half-year could come together now. Since the first house rules appearances, you might debut a new style or revamp your online profiles, whether with new photos or a rebranded web presence. /by AstroTwins

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