Until September 30th, partnerships require more thought and perhaps strategy with Pluto retrograde until then, dear Taurus.

This yearly cycle that begins today is excellent for backing off a situation and gaining perspective, although you may, at times, feel a little frustrated as if things are moving a bit slowly.

You can feel driven to let go of falseness in your interactions, and you’re likely to take love matters more to heart. Outwardly, however, you are not as inclined to take action or move things forward.

You might also be more reflective when it comes to your personal belief systems or general outlook regarding your future.

You may be reassessing, observing, and gaining a new vision on/of a close relationship, publishing project, educational path, or belief system during the coming five-plus months.

While you’ve been considerably more spontaneous and independent since the Sun entered your sign, today’s First Quarter Moon can introduce a strong need to touch base, nest, or take a break from the action.

You might be convinced there is a method to your madness while others try to understand your behavior.

A spiritual Venus-Neptune alignment fills your head with beautiful fantasies and romantic illusions. Fortunately, you can discern the difference between fact and fancy now, so you won’t waste time pursuing an impossible dream.

Nevertheless, you struggle with the thought that you may need to suppress your feelings so they don’t interfere with more practical concerns.

As the Moon leaves your communication sector, this wraps up what may have been a challenging, but also productive few days.

Over the last few days the Moon was opposed by three planets, which may have created roadblocks or some communication challenges.

Yet the Moon was able to use this to give strong emotional responses a voice. This came with a valuable chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.

Stephen Covey wrote, “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

Creativity: Excellent

Love: Good

Business: Fair

Lucky Numbers: 1, 11, 16, 21, 22, 23

Daily Compatibility: Virgo