2017 is not a simple year for Taurus, financially speaking. Saturn is in Sagittarius almost all year long, from January 1st until December 19th. So, with Saturn in the house of money made through inheritance or marriage, there are little chances for Taurus to become rich that way, in 2017. Saturn brings only delays, until the last days of the year. Until then, they’ll have to work hard for their money. On the other hand, Jupiter in Libra (until October 11th) makes Taurus an excellent employee. He is able to work long and hard and steadily and his efforts will be highly appreciated.
Below, I describe the most important planetary transits that influence Cancer in 2017, regarding money, career and business:: Sun in the tenth house (January 20th-February 18th), Jupiter direct in the sixth house (January 1st-February 6th), Jupiter retrograde in the sixth house (February 6th-June 9th), again Jupiter direct in the sixth house (June 9th-October 11th), Saturn direct in the 8th house (Januart 1st-April 5th), Saturn retrograde in the 8th house (April 5th-August 26th), again Saturn direct in the 8th house (August 25th-December 20th) and Mercury retrograde in the 8th house (December 3rd-December 22nd).
JANUARY, 20TH-FEBRUARY, 18TH – MANAGE, RATHER THAN BEING MANAGED: Sun transits the 10th house, offering Taurus chances to make a good start in career, in the first two months of this year. During this transit, Taurus has to deal with bosses, teachers, masters, parents or other kind of authority figure. But this will not be a problem – he builds positive relationships at work and is highly appreciated for his effort and dedication. Frequently having to deal with leaders, Taurus succeeds to develop his own leadership traits, like confidence, commitment, positive attitude, creativity and, of course, communication skills. So, this transit will bring Taurus closer to achieve his career goals and objectives. So, Taurus may get a promotion and become himself a leader: manage, rather than being managed.
JANUARY 1ST-FEBRUARY 6TH AND JUNE, 9TH-OCTOBER 11TH – TAURUS, AN OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE: During these five months, Jupiter in Libra makes Taurus an excellent employee, more successful than everyone else. Taurus is always serious and dependable and this makes him an excellent friend, but also an excellent employee. In the animal kingdom, the bull has always been a symbol of strength, virility, and power. Just like the bull, Taurus is able to work long and hard and steadily. These qualities are reinforced by Jupiter in Libra. This transit enhances Taurus’ ability to handle the details required to do a good job. So, a Taurus can choose one of the jobs ideal for detail-oriented people: accountants, auditors, film and video editors, interior designers, mechanics and engineers.
FEBRUARY, 6TH-JUNE, 9TH – KNOW HOW MUCH YOU STILL HAVE TO LEARN: Jupiter is associated with the principles of growth, expansion, prosperity and good fortune. This planet helps us to identify and to exploit opportunities. When Jupiter is moving backward (like between February 6th and June 9th, this year), turns its energy of expansion inwards. During this period of time, inner growth becomes more important than ever. Don Miguel Ruiz, the Mexican author listed as one of the Watkins 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People, expressed it clearly: „You don’t need to change the world; you need to change yourself“. The American journalist Sydney J. Harris defines the difference between a winner and a looser: „ A winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others; a loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has learned enough to know how little he knows“. So, during this retrograde motion of Jupiter, Taurus has to discover practical ways to improve him, professionally. This involves, most of the time, getting out of the comfort zone. And the results will not occur overnight – they will not occur until Jupiter goes direct again, in June. But this inner struggle and the effort made during Jupiter retrograde will be rewarded professionally, between June and October.
JANUARY 1st-APRIL 5th AND AUGUST 25th-DECEMBER 20th – GET YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER: Expecting too much is a quick way to discourage yourself. So, during this transit of Saturn, it is important to set realistic and achievable financial goals and also to make a realistic budget. Taurus must how much he/she makes (his/her monthly income), how much he/she has (savings, checking accounts, investment accounts) and what he/she owes (monthly recurring debt payments). Then, Taurus should make adjustments, reduce spending or increase income. The keywords are „discipline“ and „perseverance“. An inspirational quote for Saturn in the 8th house: „to achieve what 1% of the world’s population has (Financial Freedom), you must be willing to do what only 1% dare to do: hard work and perseverance of highest order”. (Manoj Arora, author of „From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom“).
APRIL 5TH-AUGUST 26TH: FORGET ABOUT WINNING THE LOTTERY: During this period of time, people born under Taurus sign will have to work hard for their money. Certainly, this is not the proper time for gambling and they also shouldn’t expect any inheritance – they will not become rich overnight. Forget, also, about winning the lottery! There is a risk for Taurus to financially depend on someone else, between April and August: his parents, his partner, some richer friends or relatives. Of course, this is not comfortable, the hidden costs of financially dependence being many, starting with self-dignity and health affected by the stress. So, during this transit, Taurus must make the first steps to financial freedom.
DECEMBER 3rd-DECEMBER 20th – KEEP HOLYDAY SPENDING UNDER CONTROL: Saturn offered you some valuable financial lessons, this year. You probably improved you finances and made some saving. Don’t ruin everything overspending in the last month of the year! Between December 3rd and December 22nd, it is better to retain from spending, because there is a risk to take bad financial decisions. Your friends and relatives will love you even if you’re not the one who offers them the most expensive gifts. Remember about the essential keywords – „discipline“ and „perseverance“ – and set your holyday budget in advance, talk to family about the costs and gifts and cut out unnecessary items. This is how you can prove that you have learn from Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius (2015-2017) – it will end on December 19th, 2017 and everything will be better, financially, if you have learned the lessons from Saturn, presented above.