Daily Horoscope: Taurus

People from different backgrounds or cultures will play an important role in your life today. Their charm and friendliness will provide you with the positive reinforcement you need, and they will make you feel much more comfortable in an awkward situation. Not everyone is as open-minded as you, so be prepared to create a place where new people can meet and mingle. A social event can help cultures meld instead of collide.

Weekly Horoscope: Taurus

Saturn’s square to retrograde Venus prompts the question: “In what way are you holding yourself back?” The two main areas that are likely to come up for examination are finances and relationships. Friendships might need to be scrutinized, and it could seem that people in general are not making life easy. Look more closely and you might see that difficult people are mirroring something in you that’s ripe for healing. For example, if someone isn’t treating you very well, in what way do you not treat yourself well? If finances are lacking, is it because deep down you don’t feel deserving of abundance, or do you feel that money is a bad thing? See any problem as an opportunity to learn something about yourself and remember that with the Sun (from April 20) along with Mercury and Mars in your sign, there is no reason why you can’t be an assertive force to be reckoned with.

Monthly Horoscope: Taurus

With creativity, flashes of insight comes delay, confusion and frustration at the beginning of this month. Mars pushes you to start working out for your health benefits. Family and love life are calm. Finance looks pretty good. Work life will also be good enough.

Yearly Horoscope: Taurus

This year, focus on your own well-being above all else. You can increase your material wealth and health this way, and also structure a more stable future. With Mars and the asteroid Ceres starting the year in your sign, you have the energy to nurture and grow the future you want.

The Sun-Pluto conjunction in early January is in the Cardinal Earth Sign Capricorn. Cardinal Signs love to start things, and Earth Signs (such as Taurus and Capricorn) are totally practical and realistic. This conjunction is a signal to make a big change or to formulate an ambitious new plan to make 2017 better than ever.

Your planet Venus is retrograde this year. Which things and people make you happiest? When this retrograde ends, you may want time to let your feelings settle down to focus on what really matters.

Of Mercury's four retrogrades, the second one starts in Taurus. Rethink any previous decisions and find improvements during this one (in April).

Spring may be complicated, but autumn gets simpler and more serious when Jupiter moves into Scorpio in October. December is a powerhouse for all Earth Signs as Saturn goes home into Capricorn. Changes are everywhere!