2nd Sign of Zodiac
Anatomy: Neck, throat
persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive,
prosperous, dependable, physical, sensual
Comparison with its symbol, the Bull:
For centuries, the bull has been a
symbol of strength, tenacity, virility, and power. Left alone, a
bull will happily graze; but if it is bothered, it will charge!
Similarly, the Taurus personality is thought to be calm and
peaceful, but when their anger is aroused, their temper can be
wicked. Taureans are often quite disturbed by sudden changes--they
prefer their lives stable and secure.
Taureans are thought to be persevering, strong individuals, who
can also be quite "bull-headed". They can be dogged and determined
when they have a goal in mind. Taureans are also quite sensual
and, often, self-indulgent "beasts".
The glyph for Taurus, quite simply, represents the bull's head
Sun in Taurus
(The Sun is in Taurus from approximately April 20 to May 20,
depending on the year).
There is something very
solid about Taurus natives, no matter what the rest of their
charts say about them. Though they are dependable most of
the time, this generally shows itself more in habit than in
Taurus natives are sensual
folk--and this includes sex, but extends to pleasures in all
areas: they delight in the sensual pleasures of food, a
comfortable blanket, a richly colored aquarium to look at,
the smell of flowers or spring rain, pleasing melodies
coming from their stereos, and so forth. Some might even say
they live through their senses more than most.
When Taurus natives work,
they work hard. They do it with a steadiness that may rarely
be considered quick--rather it's a dependable, plodding, and
steady effort that has its payoffs. Security is immensely
important to Taurus--some of them actively seek wealth,
while others are content to be "comfortable". The
Taurus definition of "comfortable" may not be
exactly the same as the rest of the signs, but comfort is
definitely a driving force.
their fixed and comfort-loving nature sometimes makes them
appear lazy. This is only because they separate work and
leisure so well. When they work, they work hard, and when
they play, they don't really "play" as such...they
relax. A Solar Taurus who has kicked his or her feet up is
rooted there--you'd be hard-pressed to get them to move. On
a mental level, you'll likely have the same problem.
Taureans stick with things and ideas, and therein lies one
of the reasons why they are known for their stubbornness.
Taurus is a fixed sign, and they have a fair measure of
tradition and steadiness in their make-up that keeps them rooted.
associated with Taurus shows up in all areas of life in some
way. Taurus likes to own things (and sometimes people). A
nice home, a piece of land (this can be modest), a paid-off
car, that aquarium mentioned earlier, a couple pets, maybe a
solid business...In love and relationship, there is an
earthy kind of possessiveness that may be considered
jealousy by some, but there is actually quite a difference
between being possessive and being jealous. Taurus natives
are rarely jealous and petty. They do, however, think
of the people they love as theirs--it adds to their
sense of security.
Some Famous People with
Sun in Taurus: Cher (Sun and Mercury in Taurus),
George Clooney (Sun and Mercury in Taurus), Joe Cocker (Sun,
Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Adolf Hitler
(Sun, Venus, and Mars in Taurus), George Lucas (Sun,
Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Rene Zellweger (Sun and
Mercury in Taurus)
Moon in Taurus
Familiarity is important to Lunar Taureans. These people are
earthy and strong-willed. They feel with their senses and
they are pretty much rooted in their ways. They revel in
material comforts--in fact, building a solid and comfortable
home and foundation helps to keep them feeling safe and content.
It isn't wise to try to
push Lunar Taureans into doing anything, but once they have
made a commitment, they're persevering.
There's a steadiness to
this position of the Moon that is comforting to those close
to them. But the conservative streak in these natives can be
maddening to more progressive personalities. They tend
to go out of their way to avoid "messy" or unpredictable
situations, crises, and emotional displays. Instead, they
focus on creating a reliable and secure life around them. In
relationships, Lunar Taureans may not easily recognize their
partner's need for change, growth, or emotional stimulation.
Moon in Taurus natives are
generally very romantic. Their affections are strong, deep,
and unwavering. They are sentimental and warm. Since Taurus
is a practical earth sign, the placement of the Moon in this
sign suggests an ability to protect themselves and their own
interests. They will rarely make a move without first
determining that it is safe and that there's something in it
Generally, Taurus Moon
people have reliable instincts. They are very much tied to
the physical world, and they often have a particularly
well-developed sense of smell.
Relationships with people
born with this position of the Moon are often quite enduring.
Many Moon in Taurus people hang onto their mates, even in
the face of serious conflict. Taurus is a fixed sign, so
break-ups don't happen easily.
There is a serenity to them
that is calming. In fact, it takes a lot to really get to
them. However, they do get off-center every once in a while.
They are not the most adaptable people when their own
routine is interrupted, for example.
Though some Lunar Taureans
might be considered anal, most simply have a stubborn streak
that keeps them rather resistant to change. Rarely are they
spontaneous sorts. Uncomfortable with surprises, these
natives value stability. Their needs are strong but quite
simple at the same time--they love the "good
things" in life. The world of the five senses is
all-important to these natives. Their love of stability and
steadiness can make them slaves to routine. However, they
are loyal and capable people.
Some Famous people with
Moon in Taurus: Christina Aguilera, Ed Asner, Lisa
Bonet, Joe Cocker (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Cameron Diaz,
Matt Dillon, Robert Downey Jr., Brendan Frasier, Mick Jagger, Elton John
Mercury in Taurus natives
are plodders. They may take their time to arrive at a
decision, but they get there -- they are actually quite
decisive, even stubborn with their opinions. Some may
mistake the time they take over decisions for laziness, but
look a little deeper and you will find that these people do
in Taurus men and women may
be slow to start a new project, but they see it through to
the end. You may need to poke them to get them going,
however. They have much common sense at their disposal.
These people rely on their
senses when it comes to processing information. Smells,
noises, and mood are all employed. Their communication style
may, at times, be slow and measured. You may get a sense
that these people are quite deliberate in what they do.
There is a placid quality to
Mercury in Taurus natives--when they speak, they are generally not
bubbling or scattered. As a result, others really listen to
them. They take them seriously. The practicality of the sign often
shows up in a rather sarcastic manner, although Mercury in Taurus
people have an overall pleasing manner of communicating. In fact,
they can be quite funny with their "say it like it is"
Many people with this placement
of Mercury have especially pleasant voices. The down-to-earth
quality of Taurus often shows up in the speech, so it's unlikely
that their expression will be flowery or affected. Instead, it's
infused with a realistic tone that can be rather authoritative.
When it comes to learning,
Mercury in Taurus prefers demonstrations, concrete answers,
and basic concepts. These natives learn best when they see
real-world uses for the theories they're trying to absorb. Not
that they wouldn't be able to comprehend the abstract--they simply
process information better when they can personalize it (what use
is it to me?) and attach it to the practical world. It's
interesting to note that Taurus is a sign that naturally assesses
things in terms of what they can do for them. With
Mercury placed in the sign, information is processed, and either
accepted or discarded, with this kind of "screening"
Well-developed sense of color,
smell, and touch are characteristic of this position of Mercury.
These people have well-defined tastes, and these revolve very much
around the world of the five senses.
If the Sun Sign is in Aries
or Gemini, these people can come across as more bull-headed
than they actually are. They have a no-nonsense approach to
decision-making, and their ideas are often very practical and
Some Famous People with
Mercury in Taurus: Alec Baldwin, Cher (Sun and Mercury in
Taurus), George Clooney (Sun and Mercury in Taurus), Joe Cocker
(Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Russell
Crowe, Johnny Depp (Mercury and Venus in Taurus), Shannen Doherty, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lenny Kravitz (Mercury and Mars in
Taurus), George Lucas (Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Taurus), Brooke
Shields, Rene Zellweger (Sun and Mercury in Taurus)
Venus in Taurus
Love for Venus in Taurus
centers on the physical world and creature comforts -- they
revel in sensual surroundings. These people project
themselves as solid and comfortable. In fact, something about
their manner promises they will be satisfying lovers and partners.
They need a certain measure of predictability and
dependability in their relationships, even if their Sun is
in the more spontaneous signs of Aries or Gemini.
Venus in Taurus men and
women can be possessive in love, and they are threatened by
fast-paced, high-energy situations in the context of
relationships and love. These are sensual partners who
require lots of "hands-on" expressions of
love. Their lovers may complain that Venus in Taurus
can get a little too comfortable and settled. It's true that
they resist change in their relationships, but even when
they seem stuck in a groove, you can always reassure
yourself by remembering that they are constant partners.
Pleasing Venus in Taurus
involves emphasizing your loyalty, and their worth to
you. You may need to give in to them in love matters,
because they won't readily give in to you! Get physical with
them; do comfortable
things. Avoid pushing them in love -- give them plenty of time. You
will probably need to cultivate patience if you are in a
relationship with Venus in Taurus. Remember to be simple and
natural -- Taurus will appreciate it. Promise them a comfortable,
Some Famous People with Venus
in Taurus: Joe Cocker (Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus in
Taurus), Johnny Depp (Mercury and Venus in Taurus), Stacy
Ferguson "Fergie", Steffi Graf, George Lucas (Sun, Mercury, and
Venus in Taurus), Prince William, Princess Diana, Pete Wentz
(Venus and Mars in Taurus).
Mars in Taurus
"Slow and steady wins the race" could easily be a motto
for Mars in Taurus. These goal-oriented people are not known for
their speed, but their staying power is tremendous.
Generally calm and easygoing
people, Mars in Taurus natives can have powerful tempers when
they're overly provoked. They generally don't fly off the handle
as quickly as others, however (unless Aries is prominent in their
Mars in Taurus people value
strength and stability. They are driven by security and an
especial fondness for personal possessions. Most are not afraid to
work for what they want, and there is an overall patience to this
position of Mars. If it takes a few years to achieve their goals,
so be it.
People born under a Mars in
Taurus are often rather sensual people. Some are slow to arousal,
but theirs is an earthy and powerful sensuality.
Most have well-defined long-term
goals and the determination to achieve them. They usually are not
the type of people to take on too many projects at once. If they
don't think they can do it, they won't! It is almost impossible to
get these people moving once they've made up their minds on a
matter. You want them to go shopping with you? Unfortunately for
you, about half an hour back, they've kicked up their heels,
changed into something comfortable, and they simply won't budge.
Immovable is the only way to describe Mars in Taurus people who
have made up their minds. Adaptability is not their strong point.
In a similar vein, attempting to
rush Mars in Taurus people is a lesson in frustration. They won't
alter their pace for most anything.
If you can get past these
"quirks", however, you'll find that Mars in Taurus
natives are often quite reliable and strong personalities. It may
just be worth the wait!
(See also the
of Mars in Taurus).
Some Famous People with Mars
in Taurus: Courteney Cox, Tom Cruise, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ashley Judd, Lucy
Lawless, Madonna, Rob Thomas, Pete Wentz (Venus and Mars in
Taurus), Vanna White
Slow, steady, and capable are adjectives that we can safely attach
to individuals born with a Taurus Ascendant. These natives have
tremendous stamina and staying power. They're often quite loyal to
those they care about. Although they generally don't come on
strong, they have personal presence; and they fairly radiate
The sign on the Ascendant
generally reveals how people start anything new. Taurus, by
nature, is resistant to change. It can be difficult to sway Taurus
rising natives--they're often rather stubborn and fixed in their
ways. Their first responses are to feel things out, not in the way
a Pisces might attune to their environment, but in the realm of
the five senses. They have well-developed sense of smell and
touch, and respond to the material world. Theirs is a practical
approach to life. Security is one of their foremost considerations
before undertaking anything new.
Taurus rising natives are often
quite cautious and careful. With a fixed sign on the Ascendant,
they are not known for their flexibility. Rather, they
possess determined single-mindedness.
More than most, Taurus rising
prefers the "good things" in life. Self-indulgence can
be a weakness for many with this Ascendant. Often collectors in
some way, Taurus rising natives place a lot of value on their
Taurus rising individuals prefer
to dress in quality clothes with a comfortable feel to them. They
are rarely ostentatious in their presentation. Many have strong
and sturdy physiques.
Often rather possessive in
partnership, these natives won't easily break up their
relationships. Although they are not particularly jealous, they
view their partners as their personal property. Intensity and
loyalty are especially important to Taurus rising natives. These
are highly sensual people who prefer the comforts that a
one-to-one, stable partnership offers. Although Taurus rising
individuals value harmony and calm, their partnerships may be on
the passionate side.
Taurus rising natives are often
very comforting to be around. They have a stability about them
that is soothing, and an inner harmony that is attractive. More
on Taurus Rising.
Celebrity examples of Taurus rising include Carlos Santana, George
Farrow, Brendan Fraser and Nick Nolte.
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