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Venus in Taurus at Tarot.comSo it’s Tax Day in the U.S. But more importantly, Venus — the planet that rules love and money — is moving into Taurus, the sign that is best at handling love and money. What a sweet cosmic coincidence!

When Venus moves into Taurus this Monday, April 15, many of us (myself included) will be scrambling to finish our taxes at the last-minute, which is often when we make the most mistakes.

But the good news is that Taurus is very earthy and business-minded, with a savvy and practical approach to money matters. Taurus is known for managing money well because having it is such a vital part of their physical well-being.

After all, Taurus is the most sensual sign — the sign that loves the finest things in life, and those things are usually the most expensive things in life. So in order to afford them, well, Taurus has evolved into the most financially astute zodiac sign.

Having Venus in Taurus on Tax Day will surely help the paperwork process go smoother, and it may even help you figure out how to work out a bigger tax refund. Score!

But that’s not all — don’t forget, I also said Venus rules love — and it’s a super-sexy sign. So if you hurry up and finish your taxes already, there’s some pure pleasure to be had once you file.

Venus will be in Taurus through May 9, so be sure to indulge your senses with fine things over the next three weeks. Think gourmet dinners and champagne and cashmere and chocolates and expensive perfume.

You can afford all this with the big refund you’ll get with help from Venus in Taurus, right?!

Learn all about Venus in Taurus at Tarot.com »

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Mercury in AriesMercury in Aries always makes me feel like I’ve had a little too much Chardonnay at lunch. But this time I’m going to get prepared!

Mercury, the planet that rules our thoughts and speech, is racing into bold Aries on Saturday, April 13.

Whenever Mercury is in Aries, we all notice a collective speed-up in the communications happening around us — we think faster and talk faster and can even be a little bit aggressive with the things we say.

If someone who’s usually quite mellow and patient suddenly snaps at you, it’s probably Mercury in Aries. And if you can’t sleep because you can’t turn off your brain and just stop overthinking everything, that’s probably Mercury in Aries.

The thing to do is just put a little extra effort into thinking before you speak for the next two and a half weeks of this transit, and hey — maybe I really should have that glass o’ wine before bed to help me sleep!

Learn all about Mercury in Aries at Tarot.com »

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Financial Tarot reading from Tarot.comI don’t know anyone who thinks taxes are fun. They’re too complicated, they eat into your precious time and more often than not you owe more money than you thought you would.

Of course, this is our civic duty and I’m only grumbling slightly. But the truth is, I do think tax reform is in order. I mean, I’m a relatively smart gal and they’re still way too hard for me to handle on my own.

Should taxes really be so complicated that a person is required to spend so many days and hundreds of dollars to hire help, just so they can pay up? I don’t think so.

OK, I’m done ranting. My whole point is just to say that doing your taxes is hard, but I’ve found something that will make it a little easier.

Tarot.com has a Financial Celtic Cross Tarot reading that can help you take a closer look at the way you handle money, offer insight on financial opportunities to watch for, provide advice on things you can do to generate more income, and just make you feel more balanced about your whole financial situation in general.

It’s genuine tax relief!

They’ve put this Financial Tarot reading on sale from now up until Tax Day (Monday, April 15), so as long as you’re thinking about money and doing your financial paperwork, this is a good time to get a little more insight about how you can set yourself up to make more money in the coming year.

Good luck!

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Pluto RetrogradePluto is such a misunderstood planet. I can remember growing up in the era of “Mork & Mindy,” and I would get very confused whenever I heard Mork say “Don’t ever go to Pluto, it’s a Mickey Mouse planet.” Huh? What?

But I get it now. Pluto is a Mickey Mouse planet, in that some people don’t take it any more seriously than they would a cartoon. It was even downgraded to a “dwarf planet” in astronomy in 2006. But in Astrology, Pluto remains a strong planetary player.

And unlike Mickey Mouse, Pluto should be taken seriously. It’s tiny, but powerful, and it’s going retrograde in hardworking Capricorn for five months starting tomorrow.

Pluto goes retrograde every year, so it’s not groundbreaking in that sense. But you should know that when Pluto is retrograde in Capricorn it will put us in a more reflective state of mind that forces us to confront our own dark sides.

This will be a period of personal reckoning intended to lead to self-improvement — after all, we can’t fix the things about ourselves we don’t like until we take a closer look at them, right?

Pluto means business, and there’s nothing Goofy about that.

Learn more about Pluto Retrograde at Tarot.com »

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