What’s your horoscope, Taurus?
The two words that sum you up are: “I have”
You have unequalled patience, are very resourceful but you are also very aquisitive.
So who are you really Taurus? What’s your best colour? What’s your lucky number? Who are you compatible with?
Even if you do not believe in astrology or “the stars”, I bet that you know what your starsign is!
This page gives some background to the starsign of Taurus, but if you are more curious and would like to plot your birth chart, check out this link to an Astrology Guide – Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand and Interpret Your Own Birth Chart that will help you.
Astrology is an ancient science, (unlike the modern sciences of biology, physics and chemistry) that focuses on the individual as the centre of the universe. It’s based on the belief that the makeup, or “character” of each individual is determined at the moment of birth.
By analysing one’s birth chart Astrologers believe that it is possible to determine that individual’s purpose in life, their talents, as well as positive and negative characteristics.
So, who are you Taurus and what do the stars predict for you?
Stop!! Are you SURE you are a Taurus?
Born on the cusp?
If you were born on or close to the day the Sun moved into a new sign then you were born “on the cusp”. For example, in the year I was born the sun moved into the next star sign, just two hours before my birth. Are you absolutely sure that you are an Taurus? Or are you really an Aries or a Gemini?
If you were born “on the cusp”, (ie around the 20th April or 20th May) use this link to check exactly which star sign the sun was in the day you were born: Cusp Signs.
Introducing Taurus – “I have”
April 20 – May 21 (these dates are a rough guide only)
Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac and its symbol (or glyph) represents the Bull, the leader of the herd.
In Western Astrology Taurus is considered a “feminine”, negative and introvert sign along with the five other even-numbered signs of the Zodiac: Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
The story of Taurus the Bull
The constellation of Taurus
According to Greek mythology, Zeus fell in love with Europa, the daughter of the King of Tyre. Because Europa was constantly guarded by her father’s servants Zeus changed himself into a beautiful white bull with golden horns. He then mixed with the herds, that belonged to the King of Tyre and which were grazing in a large field by the sea.
Europa was walking along the beach and noticed this beautiful animal which she went up and fed. The splendid bull was so beautiful and friendly that she climbed onto its back and grasped its golden horns.
Gradually the white bull wandered onto the beach, ran into the water and began swimming towards the island of Crete. By this time is was too late for Europa to climb off.
When they eventually came ashore, Zeus changed himself back into his own form. Realising that he could not marry her himself, Zeus gave Europa in marriage to Asterius, the King of Crete.
The constellation of Taurus only shows the head of the Bull, because his hind quarters are under water as he swims towards Crete.
The ruling planet of Taurus
Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, which represents love, beauty, peace, magnetic attraction, harmony and the arts.
Famous people born under the Zodiac sign of Taurus the Bull
Do you identify with any of these …….?
Andie MacDowell – April 21
Jack Nicholson – April 22
Shirley MacLaine – April 24
Renee Zellweger – April 25
David Beckham – May 2
Audrey Hepburn – May 4
George Clooney – May 6
Pierce Brosnan – May 16
Taurus is an Earth sign
The Zodiac is divided into four Elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, which represent the four basic modes of being. Signs that share an Element are generally regarded to be harmonious with each other.
The Element of Earth stands for man’s material resources, his environment and his possessions and belongings.
Image: The Aristotelian Elements (in the Public Domain)
The signs of the Zodiac are also divided into Qualities: Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable and signs that share a Quality are generally regarded to be hostile to each other.
The Quality relates to the basic temperament of an individual, who will have a prevailing identifying characteristic that is rarely altered through life – nor does it need to be. Each of these Qualities views the world very differently, their reactions to stimuli are different so that any action they take will be different too.
The Quality of Taurus is “Fixed”
A “fixed sign” is a sign of the zodiac that marks the midpoints of the seasons and therefore Taurus occurs during the fullness of Spring.
Fixed signs tend to be stable individuals who are solid and inflexible. They are wary of change, particularly new ideas and ways of doing things. However, they are full of purpose and are totally loyal to their family, friends and beliefs.
The positive side of Taurus
What’s to like about you Taurus?
Taureans have limitless patience and are very inquisitive and resourceful. They are very sensitive towards people’s feelings and organising their finances and business affairs are a real strength. Taureans have a great affinity for the beautiful things in life.
The negative side of Taurus
What’s to loathe about you Taurus?
Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, Taureans can be possessive and they are the most stubborn sign of the Zodiac. They can also be insecure and like to brag about their possessions as well as have a tendency to judge others by what they have.
What would you be good at Taurus?
Taureans can do well in many different professions: banking, architecture, building, almost any form of bureaucracy, auctioneering, farming, medicine, chemistry. In industry they make good managers and foremen.
They can be good at surveying, insurance, education but also do well in the arts: music and sculpture. Some Taureans are gifted enough in singing to become opera stars or to excel in more popular types of music. They can also attain fame as a chef.
Possible medical weaknesses
Taurus governs the throat and neck
Taureans need to be aware of a tendency towards throat infections, goitre 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 they are prone to physical laziness, Taureans can be overweight.
Taurus Lucky Number is 6
(Also known as the Hexad)
Taurus shares the Lucky Number 6 with Libra.
The Number Six represents:
fraternity and brotherhood
sorority and sisterhood
closeness between people
Taurus lucky colour: Green
The colour associated with the planet Venus
Green suggests nature as in plants and forests, life, stability and restfulness and has come to represent the environment but it can also represent jealousy and envy. Green should never be worn on serious or “sensible” occasions. It has a soothing effect on the nerves and has come to symbolise prosperity.
Green has also been regarded as the colour of eternal life, as seen in evergreens which never change their colour or shed their leaves. Because it can have a soothing effect green is often used in hospitals – it is thought to help lower the stress levels of both patients and carers.
Green is believed to be an unlucky colour for those who are about to be married, but is otherwise considered lucky if an individual wishes to attract attention.
Positive qualities of green: Harmony, balance, refreshment, universal love, rest, restoration, reassurance, environmental awareness, balance and peace.
Negative qualities of green: Boredom, stagnation, blandness, lack of energy
Taureans are also drawn to deep blues, violets and sometimes pastels or florals, preferring soft patterns that are suggestive of nature or natural things. They are also attracted to soothing colours that created harmony and peace, such as the calming tone of lilac.
Taureans can also be helped by yellow, which inspires the mind and helps to offset the inherent tendency of this Sign toward laziness and lethargy.
Other favourable colours: Pink, orange, cream, coral, white, bright brown, black
Unfavourable colours: Grey, dull brown, red, variegated colours, faded colours
The Lucky Gem for Taurus is the Emerald
The star stone for Taurus
The lucky gem for Taureans born in April is the diamond, which they share with Arians born in April.
The lucky gem for Taureans born in May is the emerald, which they share with Geminis born in May.
Taurus on holiday
Suggested vacation for Taurus
Taureans like to be spoiled and pampered while on vacation so finding an upmarket spa for a massage or seaweed wrap is the perfect way to unwind. They want to be surrounded by beauty, comfort, music and art which appeals to all of their laid-back needs.