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Moon in Taurus: Your Weekly Horoscope in Film
Better Off Dead (1985)
Let’s face it—2017 was a lot to process. And with the effects of yesterday’s Mars/Neptune trine still lingering, we may feel inclined to spend this New Year’s weekend brooding in our rooms like angsty teenagers.
Perhaps, with Mars in obsessive Scorpio, we’re still fixated on that elusive object of desire, or clinging for dear life to something we’re afraid to lose. Hopeless romantic Neptune in Pisces can cloud our judgment, deceiving us that we’d be “better off dead” than to live without them.
Fortunately, the Taurus moon today and tomorrow can be a stabilizing influence as we move through these intense emotions. Like lovesick Lane (John Cusack) in the 1985 high school dark comedy Better Off Dead, we may be reluctant to move on. But we’ll be ready at least to consider new possibilities by New Year’s Eve (Sunday), when the versatile Gemini moon sextiles futuristic Uranus.
We’ll kick off 2018 on Monday with a super-sensitive full moon in Cancer. With this lunation opposing Venus and Saturn in Capricorn, we may feel nostalgic for old relationships—even if in reality they weren’t so great. But this full moon also joins Mars and Neptune in a Grand Water Trine, helping us to release the disappointments of the past and dream up a better future.
On Tuesday, Uranus stations direct after a 5-month retrograde, providing some out-of-left-field inspiration. If you’ve been stuck in a rut, shake things up and try something new—make friends with a foreign exchange student, ski the K-12, or build a spaceship out of household items!
Yes, Uranus can also bring radical changes—like getting dumped—that seem like the end of life as we know it. But with a little creativity, we might come to see even these as opportunities in disguise.
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