by Lorraine Valente
For those born between April 20th ~ May 19th
The Key Phrase is: I Own.
Taurus is a fixed (directed, willful), earth (grounded, stable) sign located in the 1st quadrant (self oriented/personal) of the Eastern Hemisphere of the chart. Because Taurus resides in the 2nd house of the zodiac and is ruled by the planet Venus, beauty and possessing objects of worth are important to Taurus. Material belongings and possessions bring a sense of peace to security-minded Taurus. In a previous Lunar Notes blog, we discussed how the sign of Aries inhabits the 1st house of the natural zodiac. The first house is the cusp of the Ascendant, or more commonly known as the Rising Sign.
Because Taurus arrives immediately after fiery 1st house Aries, who wants to tell everyone they have “arrived”, Taurus then asks, “What do I desire and what shall I possess or own”? Taurus desires to create a sense of security by collecting that which they value. In order to build this sense of security or self worth, Taurus develops a personal value system and that value system usually includes people, objects of lasting beauty, sensuality and sensual pleasures including food, jewelry, furs, beautiful surroundings etc., the need to vocalize their desires (Taurus rules the throat), and a pronounced love nature. The ability to earn an income and special talents may all be found in the 2nd house of the natal chart.
Venus, Taurus’ ruling planet, also reflects ability and how we socialize. Taurus is also the gardener of the zodiac and loves nature. If there aren't any planets in your 2nd house, look to where the ruler of that house (the cusp ruler) is located, and along with its aspects, will provide a glimpse of where your talents, values, and earning potential is derived.
Taurus is determined and unyielding once an idea is formulated and, like the bull, can be absolutely, resolutely, unmovable and unwavering. This is a good thing when committing to a project or a relationship is required, then you can count on Taurus to “be there”. Negatively speaking, Taurus can be materialistic with a tendency to hold onto beliefs, habits, things, and people long after they are needed. Earthy Taurus is sensual and desires experiencing life through the 5 senses. Taurus enjoys luxurious foods and textures and needs to touch and feel everything. They are highly romantic and are usually passionate and steady lovers.
Taurus in health matters relates to the throat and neck. Sore throats, swollen glands, or laryngitis may be more common with Taurus folks. Taurus also rules the thyroid gland which regulates weight. Taureans enjoy food and are prone to increase in weight as they age. They are distinguishable by their lovely, throaty voice and thicker than average neckline. Singers Cher and Barbra Streisand have Taurus as their Sun sign. Because Taurus is ruled by the planet of love and beauty Venus, many Taurus’ possess grace of movement with a refined and elegant appearance. They prefer to purchase “quality” rather than quantity although they can be the collectors of the zodiac. Collecting provides a sense of security to Taurus. The Taurus or Libran (also Venus ruled) personalities can be the best dressed in the room and show a certain amount of “class”. Taurus, being a fertile earth sign, usually has an affinity with the garden and gardening. Growth, fertility, and nurturing are the realm of Taurus. Desire is another keyword for Taurus; desireous, sometimes insatiable, and wanting.
The animal symbol for Taurus is the Bull. His horns resemble the crescent Moon. The Moon is exalted (feels most comfortable and at ease) in Taurus. An Earth sign, Taurus is sensual. The senses: taste, touch, scent, sounds, and visuals are all important to Taurus. In astrology Taurus is considered to be the most fertile and constant of all the signs. Slow to warm up, like the bull preparing to charge, once ready and in motion, is unwavering and determined. Taurus perseveres at all cost.
Taurus’ polar opposite (2nd house~my values, talents, my security, earning potential, my money and possessions) is the intense, watery sign of Scorpio (8th house~others values, others money and possessions). The integration of “my values” versus “what others value” is a life lesson for Taurus, and contingent upon other areas (aspects) of the birth chart.
Famous Taureans: Barbra Streisand, Singer/Songwriter~April 24, Al Pacino, Film Actor and Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz Singer~April 25, Hedda Hopper, Hollywood Gossip Columnist~May 2, Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian Political Theorist, Golda Meier, Israeli Prime Minister, Sugar Ray Robinson, World Boxing Champ and Doug Henning, Magician all born on May 3, Audrey Hepburn, Actress/UNICEF worker~May 4, Tyrone Power, Actor and Karl Marx, German Political Philosopher~May 5, Rudolph Valentino, Silent Film Legend and Sigmund Freud, Founder of Psychoanalysis both born on May 6th, Darren Hayes, Singer/Songwriter~ May 8th, Steve Winwood, Musician/Singer/ Songwriter~May 12th.
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