April 21 - May 20
Taurus, the second Sign of the Zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Aries
love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game. Think physical pleasures
and material goods, for those born under this Sign revel in delicious excess.
They are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch. Taureans
adore comfort and like being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along
these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in
all its guises, whether it's the arts or art of their own making (yes, these
folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurean-born.
It's the Bull that serves as the Taurean's mascot, and
along with that comes the expectation that these folks
are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this
Sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect
that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said,
Taureans don't start out with the intention of getting
stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it's that
steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as
stubbornness. Bulls are actually among the most practical
and reliable members of the Zodiac, and they are happy
to plod along, as it were, in pursuit of their goals. The
good news for Bulls is that once they get to the finish
line, they'll swaddle themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent
beast? Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these
folks do, you'd need some goodies, too.
Taurus is ruled by the Planet Venus, a lovely gal who
didn't deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology,
Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and
Taureans have pretty much taken up where she left off.
Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it's in their
home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas
de deux is how the Taurean-born like it. To onlookers,
this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess,
but Bulls really aren't interested in living without beauty
in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way
of a happy home life, one which includes a partner and
a stable relationship.
Taureans value harmony in their personal lives, so they'll
work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull's penchant
for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things
along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists.
Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn
a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these
folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit
tight. At the end of the day, however, the Taurean-born
are true romantics and loyal to the core.
The Element associated with Taurus is Earth. No pie-in-the-sky
for these practical folks, since they'd much rather be
on terra firma. Bulls tend toward conservatism, and this
is often seen in their day-to-day behavior. No far-out
schemes (that's Air) or shrieking ultimatums (more like
Fire) here. Taureans far prefer to take each day slowly
and steadily and work toward their ultimate goal. Along
these lines, those born under this Sign are happy to stick
with their projects until they have reached a successful
conclusion. They are also extremely patient and dependable
along the way. Does that sound earthy enough? The only
kink in this well-oiled chain is the heckler in the gallery
that tries to upbraid the Bull. These folks may not have
a hair-trigger temper, but it's short enough. Bulls in
a hissy fit can get pretty argumentative, but eventually
they'll calm down and come back to center, since these
folks would much rather be Zen. The Earth in this Sign
does tend to act as a balancing mechanism so that things
never get truly out of hand. For every one person who considers
the Bull a pain, there are two who will say 'No way!' and
happily take the Taurean's gentle charms any day.
Seeing as how Bulls are generally strong and well-built,
it's no surprise that these folks enjoy testing their strength
on the field of play. Expect to find a Bull engaged in a
spirited game of hoops or mountain climbing. Hiking is also
a favorite pastime, since it keeps Taureans close to their
beloved earth. Indoor adventures are also favored by Bulls,
which is why the opera or ballet is right up a Taurean's
alley. When it comes to love, the Taurus-born are devoted,
romantic and somewhat possessive. Their sensual nature has
a way of erasing any mistakes! Since Taurus rules the neck
and throat, Bulls would be wise to keep a silky scarf at
hand, ideally in a warm (and soothing) earth tone.
The great strength of the Taurean-born is in their stability,
loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the
job done, and they will. What better way to get the riches
they so fervently crave?
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