The Sun in your sign clashes with the Moon today, dear Taurus, and you can feel a tense pull between needs to perform and desires for independence. Quarter Moons can be as motivating as they are frustrating since they (usually) produce just enough stress or tension to get us riled up and ready to make changes.

Your patience can wear thin at times, but you could also find the motivation to fix a problem that ultimately serves you well. You may experience some impatience with methods or processes that seem to be getting in the way of your efforts today and tomorrow with Mars under challenge.

Since Mars is in your solar second house, this may relate to tensions about being treated as valuable, or over your personal resources. As much as you want to build upon current projects or save your money, for example, you could be fighting impulses to splurge or follow a whim today.

Of course, you don’t have to satisfy all of your desires, particularly the ones that come on strong and seemingly out of nowhere, as these are likely to mask the exact or actual cause of restlessness. Things may not appear to move fast enough for you today, but do your best to exercise patience.

You may be seeing several moves ahead of the competition today. However, there’s more at play than just your farsighted approach when your strategy is augmented by thorough research and deep study.

You know the route to success backward, forward, and sideways. If you encounter any surprises along the way, adapt to the changing situation by letting go where necessary and reaching out as needed.

As you reach the end of the first week of your birthday month you are in the perfect position. Enough water has already passed under the bridge to give this new solar year a sense of direction, with paths and trails already forged by Mars, who left Taurus late last month.

Yet with Venus and Mercury not returning until next month and heart and mind yet to become engaged, there is no urgency when it comes to making choices, decisions and plans. This allows you to explore your options, knowing the ‘when, where and how’ can wait.

Today’s Quote: “If you want to get over a problem, stop talking about it. Your mind affects your mouth, and your mouth affects your mind.”

Lucky Numbers: 4, 21, 24, 36, 47, 48

Daily Compatibility: Capricorn

Creativity: Good

Love: Good

Business: Fair