Also of note : Ambitious Mars is traveling through Taurus March 9- April 21 . This is an excellent cycle to roll up your sleeves and get to work on your goals and ambitions . Taurus understands that it takes constructive and practical effort to create your dreams . St . Patrick ’ s Day on Friday the 17th holds a challenging Saturn aspect . Be respectful of authority figures now and don ’ t skirt the law if you are in party mode .
April brings the next Mercury retrograde cycle starting the 9th until May 3rd . This communications breakdown cycle begins in Taurus and ends in Aries . There is a theme all spring of reviewing your values and priorities , and the Taurus part of this mental review adds to that theme . What do you value and are you willing to work for it ? Similar to the Venus retrograde cycle that completes itself on April 15th , you are deciding what you want to carry forward and what is a part of your past . Do behind the scenes research and planning for future projects . As with all retrogrades , do not cast your plans in concrete because adaptability will be required when energies move forward after the middle of May .
Because Venus continues to be retrograde until April 15 , it will be interesting to see how many people will file tax extensions . In addition to being a relationship planet , Venus is associated with your resources including money , stocks & bonds , investment art , jewelry , and your possessions . If you are waiting to file at the last minute , be certain to double check everything before sending off your paperwork . Of course , tax day is not until April 18th so that may mitigate potential problems with Venus changing directions .