THESE Planets are in Taurus Right Now – Here’s What That Means

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We’re currently in Taurus season, and we’re under a lot of Taurus energy at the moment. Mercury retrograde ends tomorrow, Jupiter enters Taurus in three days, and we have a New Moon in Taurus in six days.

This can be pleasant energy after all of the high energy, thanks to Aries dominating us for the last two months. We can welcome some of this slower Taurus energy right now!

Make sure to use the astrology calendar to follow the planets each month!

About Taurus in Astrology

Taurus is a sensual Earth sign and wants to slow things down. It comes after fiery Aries, who is super active, and Taurus wants to take time, gather what is needed, and be practical about the situation.

Taurus is also a Fixed sign, and these signs are the ones that don’t like to budge. This is what makes Taurus extra slow, and it wants to connect to the moment and be present after we’ve been going at lightspeed. 

The natural ruling planet for Taurus is Venus, and this adds to the slower energy of Taurus as Venus helps Taurus be attractive. Taurus doesn’t necessarily have to go out and get what it wants. Instead, it can let things play out.

Taurus Energy Right Now

First off, it’s Taurus Season, which means the transit (moving) Sun is touring Taurus, and this lasts until May 21st, 2023. Taurus Season helps remind us to press pause, to enjoy the moment, to be one with our bodies and the physical world, and to smell the roses.

Taurus season is traditionally a nice time to relax, indulge, and learn how to chill out. That hasn’t necessarily been the case with this Taurus season, thanks to all of the Aries energy that has prevailed, and we’re likely only just starting to feel this relaxing energy.

Now, Mercury retrograde is about to end on May 14th, 2023, and Mercury has been moving backward through Taurus since April 21st, 2023. 

The Mercury retrograde in Taurus may have slowed some developments. This has likely been frustrating as we’ve wanted to jumpstart and get things moving quickly but has had to find other ways or exercise better patience.

With the retrograde ending, we can start to feel the frustration lift and get things moving where we’ve felt stuck. Energy may still be slow, but we can be okay with that.

Read this next: Your Ultimate Guide to Controversial Mercury Retrograde

Then we have Jupiter, who moves into Taurus on May 16th, 2023, and Jupiter will spend the rest of the year in this sign. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, exploration, and new experiences, and ventures into new opportunities.

Jupiter is considered the lucky planet and only wants the best and happiest outcomes, so Jupiter in Taurus is excellent for anything Taurus related. This is great energy for our resources, finances, connection to our bodies and the physical world, and stability and security.

Jupiter can bring opportunities to improve any of this in our lives, and we can get excited by what we pursue. Jupiter joins changemaker Uranus already in Taurus, so these opportunities may come out of left field, be sudden and unexpected, or require an unconventional approach.

We can feel much more open with this, and our confidence can soar thanks to Jupiter. We can also benefit by embracing taking our time with decisions, appreciating every moment, and enjoying the present.

Finally, we have a Taurus New Moon coming on May 19th, 2023, and New Moons are times of new beginnings, enthusiasm, and excitement. This New Moon can help us jumpstart Jupiter in Taurus transit, and we can focus on what we want to embark on to improve stability, security, resources, finances, and confidence.

We’ll be out of the Mercury retrograde, free and clear and ready to move forward, and Jupiter will be fresh in Taurus. It’s the perfect time to take action and set ourselves up for the rest of the year.

Read this next: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons

Horoscopes for the Zodiac Signs


You’ve been one of the ones at the heart of the major energy lately, Aries, so it’s likely been a constant drumming for you. This Taurus energy helps you get your bearings and get some control over what’s happening.

You can make more time to relax and work on tackling areas that have been chaotic lately. This can help you feel more secure and move forward with greater ease.


This is your sign, Taurus, so that you can feel pretty good about this energy. Mercury retrograde coming to an end can be welcome as it has likely brought about lots of little issues to tackle. Jupiter moving to your sign can bring great energy for opportunities for the rest of the year.

The New Moon in your sign can help you get out of the background and focus more on what you want for yourself. You can use excitement and enthusiasm to your advantage to get started.


This can be a time when you want to take a step back and get out of the spotlight, Gemini, and you may feel that you need to do this so you can prepare, reflect, or release. This sets you up to hit the ground running when opportunity strikes.

The Mercury retrograde coming to an end can help you feel more like yourself again, and energy can slowly improve over time. Give yourself that time to prep.


There can be changes that need to be worked on to help you get closer to what you dream of, Cancer. You can focus on taking a different approach to the changes you want and be open to stepping outside of your comfort zone.

This can help you regain confidence in your dreams and your future, and you can find that new perspectives come to you in unexpected ways and from unexpected places.


This energy can help you hit your stride in some way, Leo, and this may have been something that was eluding you for the last few weeks, thanks to the Mercury retrograde. Once you overcome that hurdle, you can move upward and feel you’re on the right path again.

Jupiter can bring more opportunities for you to succeed while in Taurus, and you can get long-overdue recognition. You can take on new responsibilities as well but can handle it.


You can open up to new ways of expanding your life with this energy, Virgo, which can create more opportunities for you to succeed. You can get excited by what’s possible and feel you now have the space to pursue what you want without so many chains holding you down.

Optimism can run high, and you can get a good grip on the big picture. This helps you find new opportunities that weren’t possible for you before.


This energy can provide an opportunity for you to take control, Libra, and this can be empowering. This may have required a transformation of some sort on your end, especially during the Mercury retrograde, and this may have been a challenge or frustrating somehow, but it can lead to more doors opening for you with Jupiter and the New Moon.

Opportunities may benefit not only you but others as well, and you can be more insightful and able to push through what you want.


The people in your life may have been frustrating for you over the last few weeks thanks to the Mercury retrograde, Scorpio, and caused some extra stress, but this starts to shift now. Jupiter and the New Moon bring opportunities to work with a partner, to commit and connect in important ways, and to meet new important people.

This can help bring some balance into your life after you’ve been giving extra focus to work, tasks, chores, and projects. You may find more support for what you’re doing as well.


Productivity can surge right now, Sagittarius, which may have been challenging over the last few weeks thanks to the Mercury retrograde. With that ending, your stress levels can decrease, and you can focus on what you can do quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Jupiter and the New Moon can bring opportunities for new projects, and you can get some attention for what you do. This can inspire you to keep going.


The connection to your heart can be restored right now, Capricorn, and this may have been difficult lately thanks to the Mercury retrograde, and you may have been quite lazy and didn’t want to deal with anything. With the retrograde ending, you can tend to the needs of your heart and work on using your inspiration to your advantage.

Jupiter and the New Moon can help you pursue creative projects and make more time for who and what you love, and hobbies may become more prominent for you. You can get some attention for your creativity and can enjoy this.


Emotions may have been difficult over the last few weeks with the Mercury retrograde Aquarius, and you may have had a hard time meeting your emotional needs or feeling emotionally supported. This can begin to shift, and you can start to feel more internally safe and secure.

Jupiter and the New Moon can help with this, and you can pursue opportunities that you connect with emotionally. You may work on something from the ground up that is a focus for the next 5-6 years of your life.


Your mind has likely been pretty active lately, Pisces, and you may have struggled to get some control over this thanks to the Mercury retrograde. With that ending, you can find ways to channel your mental energy productively and sort through and organize your ideas to maximize them.

Jupiter and the New Moon can bring opportunities to do something with one or more of your ideas. You can be open with what’s on your mind and more expressive, which can help bring even more opportunities.

Enjoy This Taurus Energy!

The last few months have been high energy thanks to all of the major astrology happening, but this Taurus energy now gives us a chance to slow down, reflect, and finally catch our breath.

Don’t feel the need to rush into anything. Taurus wants you to have confidence in your choices and actions, so ensure that before you proceed.

No matter what, make time to relax, enjoy the moment, and smell the roses. Maybe literally! (unless you hate roses, ha)

Related article: You Need These 6 Crystals for Taurus Season

About The Author

Nic Gaudette

Nic Gaudette's astrology career began in 2004. She's performed thousands of astrology readings, helped thousands of students learn astrology, and has written over a dozen horoscope columns and hundreds of articles for various publications, in addition to creating The Dark Pixie Astrology. Her path to becoming an astrologer started as a teenager when she picked up an astrology book out of sheer boredom in a bookstore one day and instantly became hooked. She believes astrology is an empowering tool everyone can use to help themselves. She affectionately calls her followers her "pixies." She provides daily astro tidbits on Facebook and Instagram and sends extra astro wisdom in her regular newsletter. When not working, you'll usually find her baking, obsessing over the Yankees, or binging on politics. Make sure to check her out on The Dark Pixie Astrology.
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