Conquer Your To-Do List With Mars in Taurus

Posted on January 04, 2021

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As the snowy months begin to fade away and the promise of spring and sunny days are just around the corner, many of us are beginning to feel lighter, more hopeful – especially as the challenges of 2020 begin to melt away.

However, you may feel like your motivation is dwindling somewhat, particularly while Mars transits through the sign of Taurus starting on January 6th, 2021. Mars is the assertive, ambitious planet that helps us feel more motivated and goal-oriented. And as Mars was in its home sign, Aries, we experienced an increase in drive for the last month or two.

Taurus, on the other hand, is a much more laid-back sign than Aries. Taurus is the gardener of the zodiac, and as an Earth sign, you’ll certainly experience an increase in grounded energy – but it won’t be quite as passionate as we felt when Mars was in Aries.

That’s because Taurus is ruled by pleasure-seeking Venus, the planet of love and beauty. While Taurus’ earthy energy may encourage a sense of responsibility, Venus is all about rest, relaxation, beautiful sights, and good food. However, there are a few ways to squeeze out as much motivation as possible from this transit, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

If you want to learn more about how Mars in Taurus will affect you and how to stay as motivated as possible during this time, keep reading to find out everything you need to know!

The Energy of Mars in Taurus

It’s easy enough to apply the energy of Mars in Taurus into your life because Mars creates lots of energy and motivation. And while that energy might feel less buoyant than it was when Mars was in its home sign of Aries, there’s still plenty of energy to benefit from.

Here we have the warrior planet, the planet of action and drive, in luxurious, earthy Taurus.

Mars is interested in the pursuit of success, in going after the big goals and refusing to take “no” for an answer. The Taurus zodiac sign pace is a bit slower and urges you to enjoy plenty of rest and relaxation. When these two forces meet, you may experience the perfect balance of motivation and self-care.

Mars encourages action, while the Taurus zodiac sign reminds you that you need to stop and take a break every once in a while.

As an Earth sign, Taurus does love to plan things out, and the energy of this sign isn’t as spontaneous as others. And while Taurus does enjoy leisure activities more than other Earth signs – Virgo and Capricorn – it’s still one of the hardest-working signs of the zodiac. Taurus makes for an extremely loyal employee, and they’ll always tend to their responsibilities – but at the end of the day, this sign recognizes the importance of self-care and downtime.

Additionally, the energy of Taurus urges Mars to slow down a bit, allowing you to truly think about any actions before you take them. While Mars in Aries may be more impulsive and quick-to-action, this is not always a good thing.

With Mars in Taurus, your moves are more strategic than ever.

You really can’t ask for a better combination when it comes to getting things done. Because while you’ll certainly still feel motivated to go after your goals and dreams, you’ll also be able to realize the importance of allowing your mind and body to relax after a hard day’s work!

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The Themes of Mars in Taurus

Mars in Taurus provides a much different vibe than Mars in Aries, which is the transit we’re just now leaving. When Mars is in Aries, you’re fine with seeing 20 items on your to-do list. But when Mars is in Taurus, you’ll need to be sure to schedule time to unwind.

The warrior planet is now linking up with good ol’ Taurus. And the beauty of it is that Mars and Taurus’ ruling planet, Venus, are lovers. This is a beautiful union to take advantage of! Let’s see what type of themes you can expect during the Mars in Taurus transit.

Extreme Focus

Instead of spreading your energy around to a slew of different tasks, Mars in Taurus encourages a deeper focus on one thing at a time. It’s not a great idea to try to split your focus right now, as you may end up feeling frazzled.

Strong Opinions

Taurus is a Fixed sign and the sign of the zodiac most known for being extra stubborn at times. And Mars is an incredibly headstrong planet. When these energies combine, your opinions become stronger than ever, and your desire to share them is intense.

Love Potential

The Taurus zodiac sign is one of the most loyal, and it just happens to be ruled by romantic, loving Venus. On the other hand, Mars urges you to go after what you want – and fast.

Mars in Taurus encourages not only a romantic vibe but one that is actionable.

However, while you may feel like running out and telling your crush just how you feel as soon as possible, there’s a phrase that best sums up the appropriate course of action here: “Slow and steady wins the race.”

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New Projects

You may have been thinking about starting a new project that you feel passionately about, which is the time to do it.

It’s important to choose a project that you feel inexplicably drawn towards. It’s easier than ever for you to keep your eye on the prize right now, as the focus of Taurus knows no bounds.

Success at Work

While Mars and Taurus may choose a different approach from one another, they are both extremely success driven. With each of these energies’ unique approach, you may have the upper hand at work. You experience the heaping pile of warrior energy from Mars while at the same time benefiting from the slower and more-committed Taurus.

How to Make the Most of Mars in Taurus

This isn’t going to be a time of financial luck or get-rich-quick schemes. It’s a time for cautious and strategic planning. Taurus is a sign of deliberation, a sign that makes calculated moves to ensure the best result. Let’s take a look at a few ways to take advantage of this beneficial energy while we have it!

1. Make Plans

You’ll feel much better if you take a moment to plan things out right now, as making hasty decisions might lead to anxiety or mistakes. It’s time to really think about what you want to invite into your life and consider the best ways to make these situations and relationships happen.

You’ll feel more connected to your planner than ever right now.

And as a bonus, writing your goals and dreams down is actually a very effective manifestation technique. When you put your thoughts and desires into words – especially on paper – it’s almost as if you’re casting your very own spell. You’re giving the Universe all the information it needs to begin building a path toward your ultimate dream life.

So, don’t throw caution to the wind right now. Make lists of the things you want to achieve, and listen to the whispers of the Universe for ideas as to how to go about making your fantasies come true with Mars in Taurus.

2. Embrace the Downtime

Listen, we know you want to be as productive as possible, but the zodiac sign Taurus is here to remind you that rest and relaxation are just as important as hard work. It’s important that you make time for yourself right now, scheduling a slot in your day for self-care and leisure time.

Taurus knows how important it is to find relief between hard work, lest you become physically or emotionally exhausted.

Therefore, if you really want to accomplish great things during this transit, it’s important that you allow yourself plenty of recovery time between projects. You need your body to be rested and your mind to be at its sharpest right now.

3. Be Slow & Steady

Mars in Taurus possesses similar energy to that which is needed to plow a field.

You may need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty right now, as it takes effort to follow your dreams. This effort will be well worth the energy it takes, however. Don’t shy away from hard work, even when you feel more like relaxing. Just make sure that you schedule time for self-care.

Additionally, don’t try to make things happen overnight. This isn’t a transit that creates quick results. This is an energy that requires dedication, determination, and patience.

4. Work on Manifestation

This is a good time to sit down and imagine all of the things you want in your life, from that new car to the big house and the romance that you’ve always been longing for. While it may take some time for these wishes to come to fruition, it’s time to put your energy in.

Try dedicating a notebook to your dreams right now. Make a list of all the things you want to bring into your life – big or small. Putting these dreams to paper will help the Universe realize your commitment to making them happen.

Working with citrine and green aventurine is ideal during this transit, as these are two stones that vastly enhance manifestation work.

What dreams are you making come true right now?

What Will You Do With Mars in Taurus?

When Mars transits through the sign of Taurus, it’s a time to tend to your responsibilities as well as your physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs. There’s a balance that’s created with this transit that reminds you of the importance of both hard work and rest.

This is the time to embrace your love, ideals, philosophies, and desires that run through you like wild, Andalusian horses. Let your spirit run free, embrace your goals, and work on bringing them into existence.

Related article: Mars in Your Birth Chart: What Drives You?

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