THE KEY PHRASE for Taurus Sun sign is “I have” and it governs the number 2
Taurus April 19th – May 20th (approx)
Taurus is the lover of the zodiac. Taurus corresponds to the neck and throat of the body and can suffer from sore throats and thyroid problems. They can have a lovely voice and sing well. They value stability and security. Known to be stubborn, their powers of endurance are legend. Starting over again feels like a backward step – they keep going when others would give up.
This is the second sign of the zodiac, when the darling buds of May blossom and nature shows off her best outfit. The Moon is exalted in this sign and Taureans love to touch, to hold and to be physically present. These – allied with their stability – provide the emotional growth that babies and adults relish. Taurus represents the early years of life when a young child starts to explore their body – the baby sucking its toes and their physical environment.
Planetary Ruler and Qualities
Taurus is a fixed earth sign. As the first earth sign it secures the seed planted by Aries, so Taurus excels at grounding and loves gardening.
It’s governed by Venus, the most brilliant and beautiful planet known as the Morning or Evening Star. Venus is Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Planets represent energy and Venus is all about relationships, harmony and money. In the Greek myths Aphrodite was renowned for her beauty and vanity. She was not faithful and enjoyed taking lovers much to the annoyance of her husband.
Venus in our astrological birth charts shows us what we love and how we like to be loved. It reflects our taste in fashion and our style. For a man it’s the type of woman he is attracted to. Venus can be a spoiled princess needing constant attention or can be the Goddess herself.
Taurus is a sensualist with physical love, touch and pleasure at the top of their agenda. Taurus is patient and takes their time in a relationship, they definitely need to be sure that their partner is faithful. Both sexes are skilled in the art of love. The male is the steady reliable type, the woman can teach others how to attract and keep a mate. Taurus is attracted by the other earth signs, Virgo and Capricorn and is powerfully magnetised by Scorpio, their opposite. Best friends are Librans and Pisces. There can be challenging, but rewarding, relationships with Leo and Aquarius.
Taurus lies in the constellation of The Pleiades, the Seven Sisters. Taurus is the Latin name for bull. Taurus is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and with Zeus, who assumed the form of a magnificent white bull to abduct Europa, a legendary Phoenician princess. Both involve beautiful women, bulls and desire.
Strengths and weaknesses
Taureans appreciate the sensual delights of food and drink so are to be found at the restaurant and wine bars. They love all worldly pleasures and can easily relax to the extent that they turn into the couch potato watching the cookery or gardening shows.
They love things to stay the same so can be very resistant to change of any sort. They have a comfortable home and take pride in what they own. However, they can be possessive, holding onto people and things that are long past their sell by date.
As a Taurean they bring stability and keep a project going, but they can appear too slow for some. They love the rhythms of the day and are happy with routines.
Steadfast and loyal, affectionate and tactile, practical and firm, overindulgent, lazy and materialistic
Tarot Card: The Empress.
Colours: white and multi colours
Gemstones: diamond, quartz crystal
Best Day of the Week: Friday
Anatomy and physiology: Throat
Herbs, plants and trees: moss, spinach, lilies, daisies, dandelions, beets, larkspur, flax and myrtle.