Taurus About Your Sign...
The Taurean's characteristics are solidity, practicality, extreme determination and strength of
will - no one will ever drive them, but they will willingly and loyally follow a
leader they trust. They are stable, balanced, conservative good, law-abiding citizens
and lovers of peace, possessing all the best qualities of the bourgeoisie. As they
have a sense of material values and physical possessions, respect for property and
a horror of falling into debt, they will do everything in their power to maintain
the security of the status quo and be somewhat hostile to change.
Mentally, they are keen-witted and practical more often than intellectual, but apt to become
fixed in their opinions through their preference for following accepted and reliable
patterns of experience. Their character is generally dependable, steadfast, prudent,
just, firm and unshaken in the face of difficulties. Their vices arise from their
virtues, going to extremes on occasion,such as sometimes being too slavish to the
conventions they admire.
On rare occasions a Taurean may be obstinately and exasperatingly self-righteous,
unoriginal, rigid, ultraconservative, argumentative, querulous bores, stuck in a
self-centered rut. They may develop a brooding resentment through nursing a series
of injuries received and, whether their characters are positive or negative, they
need someone to stroke their egos with a frequent, "Well Done!" Most Taureans are
not this extreme though.
They are faithful and generous friends with a great capacity for affection, but rarely make
friends with anyone outside their social rank, to which they are ordinarily excessively
faithful. In the main, they are gentle, even tempered, good natured, modest and
slow to anger, disliking quarreling and avoiding ill-feeling. If they are provoked,
however, they can explode into violent outbursts of ferocious anger in which they
seem to lose all self-control. Equally unexpected are their occasional sallies into
humor and exhibitions of fun.
Although their physical appearance may belie it, they have a strong aesthetic taste, enjoying
art, for which they may have a talent, beauty (recoiling from anything sordid or
ugly) and music. They may have a strong, sometimes unconventional, religious faith.
Allied to their taste for all things beautiful is a love for the good things of
life pleasure, comfort, luxury and good food and wine and they may have to resist
the temptation to over indulgence, leading to drunkenness, gross sensuality, and
In their work, Taureans are industrious and good craftspeople, and are not afraid of getting
their hands dirty. They are reliable, practical, methodical and ambitious, within
a framework of obedience to superiors. They are at their best in routine positions
of trust and responsibility, where there is little need of urgency and even less
risk of change, and a pension at the end. Yet they are creative and good founders
of enterprises where the rewards of their productiveness come from their own work
and not that of others. They can flourish in many different trades and professions:
banking, architecture, building, almost any form of bureaucracy, auctioneering,
farming, medicine, chemistry, industry Taureans make good managers and foremen surveying,
insurance, education and, perhaps surprisingly, music and sculpture. They make an
ideal trustee or guardian, and can attain eminence as a chef. Some Taureans are
gifted enough in singing to become opera stars or to excel in more popular types
They are more than averagely amorous and sensually self-conscious, but sexually straightforward
and not given to experiment. They make constant, faithful, home loving spouses and
thoughtful, kindly parents, demanding too much of neither their spouses nor children.
They can be over possessive and may sometimes play the game of engineering family
roles for the pleasure of making up the quarrel. If anyone offends their amour proper
they can be a determined enemy, though magnanimous in forgiveness if their opponent
makes an effort to meet them halfway.
No other sign in the zodiac is closer to earth then Taurus. The main objective in leading
a Taurean life is primarily (though not entirely) to maintain stability and physical
concerns. Your inner spiritual sense longs
for earthly harmony and wholesomeness. When you fully understand this, and work
toward this end, you will no longer need to blindly reassure yourself with external
possessions and comforts. A realization that finding this inner peace will cause
all of the above mentioned positive things will overtake you and your life will
be very full.
Ultimately the Taurean needs to discover their truest, deepest and highest values. When they
know what is truly valuable, they are no longer chained to people and to things
that have to do with lesser values. The greatest indication of value to a Taurean
is beauty, which cannot be owned, only appreciated.
Possible Health Concerns...
Taurus governs the throat and neck and its subjects need to beware throat infections, goiter and
respiratory ailments such as asthma. They are said to be at risk of diseases of
the genitals, womb, liver and kidneys, and of abscesses and rheumatism. Because
their body type has an inclination to physical laziness, Taureans can be overweight.
PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FOR YOU, AND THEIR SOLUTIONS
- Being Attracted
- Things Natural
- Time to Ponder
- Comfort and Pleasure
- Being pushed too hard
- Synthetic or "man made" things
- Being rushed
- Being indoors
As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed,
or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem
and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Taurean
you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely
will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the
negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.
PROBLEM: Having feelings of being used and manipulated, led down the garden path and made
a sucker of.
SOLUTION: Realize that your magnetism attracts negative as well as
positive influences. You need to choose your friends, not let them choose you.
Physical things start loosing their appeal, and you feel more and more out of touch
with the world around you. You stop caring so much about how much money you have
among other physical concerns.
SOLUTION: You are starting to discover an inner harmony that is trying
to replace the physical with spiritual. You must let this grow
without killing the part of you that provides sustenance for your family.
Unexplained fear of loss, jealousy and a paranoia that others are out to get you.
SOLUTION: You have within you the ability to not only attract faithfulness,
but also the intellect to see what is truly going on around you. You are loosing
faith in both of these personal traits. Rebuild that faith.
Feeling depressed with life. Disgusted and dissatisfied. People around you are little
comfort. You feel that life lacks meaning. Easily addicted to physical pleasures.
SOLUTION: Revisit and realize the value of
spiritual things in life. Take control of your life by realizing it is not
the things in life that are important, but the spirit behind it all.
Your ruling planet is VENUS
from the Sun (AU) 0.723
Sidereal period of orbit (years) 0.62
Equatorial radius (km) 6052
Polar radius (km) same
Body rotation period (hours) 58.32
Tilt of equator to orbit (degrees) 177.3
Number of observed satellites 0
The color of choice for Taurus is PINK
Your Starstone is EMERALD
Emeralds from Egypt are known to date from about 330 B.C., and indirect evidence suggests
that Egyptians were mining emerald as early as 1300 B.C. The name emerald comes
from the greek smaragdos meaning "green stone"
and probably referred, in fact,not just to emeralds but to all or many green gems.
Emerald boasts a great deal of folklore. It was used as a burnt offering, a symbol
of St. John, and supposedly was a poison antidote, a cure for fevers and epilepsy,
eye relief (due to the exceptional color), a cure for dysentery and leprosy, a cure
for ophthalmia and bleeding, a cure for stomach problems (when laid on the stomach),
and a good laxative.