How to Use the Energy of Taurus Season to Train Smarter
Here's how every sign can make the most of Taurus' down-to-earth vibes to elevate their fitness efforts.
If you know a Taurus, you're probably familiar with the many admirable qualities of someone born under the earth sign, symbolized by The Bull. Often described as stubborn, a more appropriate word for Taureans might be steadfast. And it's their resolute, grounded, loyal nature that sets them up for success time and again.
During Taurus season, which runs from April 20 to May 21, the general vibe shifts away from the fiery, impulsive, competitive influence of Aries and into The Bull's stable, slow but steady and determined, pragmatic effect. Because Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, its season tends to amplify sensuality, creativity, and a need to prioritize self-care and comfort. And because Taurus rules the second house, which is associated with self-worth and income, this is a time of year to reflect on what you value and the most gratifying ways in which to spend your time-and hard-earned cash. (Related: Why You Should Consider Writing In a Daily Gratitude Journal)
That said, there's no doubt that understanding and making the most of this energy can fuel your fitness efforts. Here's how you can harness the power of Taurus season to get even more out of your workouts, based on your sign. (Related: What I Learned From Eating and Exercising According to My Zodiac Sign)
(Insider tip: Read your rising sign/ascendant, if you know that, as well.)
Aries (March 21–April 19)
The sun's trip through Taurus lights up your second house of money and self-worth, urging you to meditate on the ways you can elevate your sense of security and comfort. Feeling like you're on track with your fitness plan always offers you peace of mind, so you'll feel even more compelled to carve out that crucial time to train for that upcoming race or get to your favorite HIIT class regularly. And if you've been spending on everything from ClassPass to a gym membership to new equipment or apparel, you might also consider how you can streamline these expenses now. Zero in on the most effective stress-relief and strength-boosting investments, which you'll feel are well worth your time, energy, and cash.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
While the sun is in your sign and first house of self, your confidence, energy, and focus on your goals is at an annual high. Though you tend to be a creature of habit and prefer to stick with the routines you already love, you can use this blast of self-assuredness to take your current strategy to the next level and/or try something new, whether that's a badass kickboxing workout or exploring different hiking trails. And given how being in nature does wonders to elevate your sense of well-being, making it a priority to take your workout outdoors-even if that's just by taking long walks with your pup or meditating in your favorite park-can boost your results now, too.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Because Taurus season throws the spotlight on your twelfth house of spirituality, you may feel less inclined than usual to go hard with those high-intensity cycle classes or long-distance runs. Instead, you'll feel drawn to meditative, restorative routines that aim to improve mental and physical strength at once. Even when you're strength training or squeezing in your cardio, consider putting less emphasis on the number of calories burned or weight you're lifting and focusing on mindfulness and improving your mind-body connection. You could feel stronger in a more holistic, empowering way. (Related: How Jupiter Retrograde Could Boost Your Mind and Body)
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Taurus season lights up your eleventh house of friendship, making this a particularly social time of year. You'll want to say yes to all those happy hours, group dates, and BBQs, but could get frustrated if you feel like these commitments are impinging on your self-care routine. The fix: Invite your BFFs to go with you on a run by the lake, to that indoor rowing class, or to a morning yoga class before Sunday brunch. And if you can get friends or coworkers to join you in a team sport (think a one-off game of softball or even joining a local league), even better. You'll feel more productive and connected. (Related: Why Having a Fitness Buddy Is the Best Thing Ever)
Leo (July 23–August 22)
The sun's trip through Taurus activates your tenth house of career, so chances are your head is in your hustle, working to get ahead on professional projects and address higher-ups' needs. At the same time, making room for much-needed self-care time keeps your energy up, helps you manage stress, and sharpens your focus. You might opt to do shorter, quicker routines during a lunch break or schedule a massage instead of taking that evening barre class. As long as you get the opportunity to take care of your body and mind, you'll feel more balanced now. (Related: Why Finding ~Balance~ Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health and Fitness Routine)
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Taurus season lights up your ninth house of adventure and higher learning, and you'll be itching to explore, learn, and fire up your current fitness routine by hitting the books or making the most of a mentor's expertise. This could be the perfect time to work one-on-one with a certified trainer, take that yoga teacher training, or attend a series of classes at your local meditation studio. Any opportunity to weave travel into your efforts (think: a wellness retreat) is especially fulfilling now, too. The more you can stimulate and satisfy your curiosity, the more accomplished you'll feel.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
While the sun moves through your eighth house of transformation, intimate relationships, and sex, you are bound to be in your feelings in a major way. Your desires are amplified, and you won't feel fulfilled by surface-level experiences. For that reason, you'll do well to gravitate to workouts and wellness routines that feel especially challenging, detoxifying, and spiritually-gratifying, like taking an infrared yoga class or attending a sound bath. As long as you're involving your head, heart, and body in your practice, you'll feel even more vital and on your A-game. (Related: This Is Your Sex Style, According to Your Horoscope)
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Taurus season throws the spotlight on your seventh house of partnership, and spending time with a significant other, a close friend, or a business partner is especially fulfilling. Enlisting them as a workout buddy can have you feeling supported and as though you have someone to keep you accountable. That said, as the fixed water sign, you tend to be a big fan of definitive plans and consistency, and because Taurus is fixed as well, there's a bit of a risk that you could get glued to one particular routine now. But if you're open to going with the flow and seeing where your one-on-one efforts lead, you might discover a wide variety of rewarding approaches. (Related: These BFFs Prove Just How Powerful a Workout Buddy Can Be)
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
While the sun moves through Taurus and your sixth house of health and routine, you'll be driven to lock down a day-to-day plan that really resonates with you. Sure, your free-spirited nature tends to keep you from committing to anything too rigid, but consistency is the key to feeling like you're getting what you deserve out of your fitness efforts. Even the simplest moves-like signing up for a membership at your favorite Pilates studio, working one-on-one with a physical therapist or trainer, or tracking your morning or evening runs-can add up to significant gains.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
The sun's trip through your fifth house of romance and fun breathes playfulness and joy into your daily grind. You can't help but put your nose to the grindstone to hit your lofty goals, but now, you're feeling compelled to focus on the work that truly lights you up inside. If that means going biking with your partner or BFF, trying SUP, or throwing impromptu dance parties to get your heartbeat pumping, go for it. You'll get a mood boost along with the bolstered strength and fitness you're aiming for.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Taurus season activates your fourth house of home life, compelling you to be more of a homebody than usual. In turn, you might prefer activities that you can do from the comfort of your home, whether that's hopping on a Peleton, sneaking in sun salutations bedside, or using a mindfulness app. Anything you can do alongside loved ones-think gardening, playing fetch with the dog, or following each other on a fitness app-is a smart bet now, too. Sure, it might feel less structured or rigorous than that 60-minute workout at the gym, but you'll be doing what feels right to support your goals-and your bonds.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
While the sun lights up your third house of communication, you may very well be making and fostering connections like crazy. Plus, your innate curiosity and sense of wonder are amplified. Take advantage by trying a smattering of workouts that have piqued your interest recently or by learning even more about one that you adore (like belly dancing or surfing). Animated conversations with friends about their experiences with these routines can make you feel even more pumped to mix it up, learn, and evolve your game plan. (P.S. Here are 20 ways to bust out of a workout rut.)