THE BULL (APRIL20–MAY20)
Keywords: Endurance, perseverance, stubbornness
Planetary Ruler: Venus
Rules: Neck, throat, cervical vertebrae; natural ruler of second house
While Aries is out pioneering and discovering new lands, Taurus is settling and cultivating the land and using his resources for practical purposes. His stubbornness and determination keep him around for the long haul on any project or endeavor. Taureans are the most stubborn sign in the zodiac. They are also incredibly patient, singular in their pursuit of goals, and determined to attain what they want. Although they lack versatility because of the fixed nature of the sign, they compensate for it by enduring whatever they have to in order to get what they want. Long after other contestants have fallen out of the race, Taurus individuals are still in the running. As a result, they often succeed where others fail.
Most Taureans enjoy being surrounded by nice things. They like fine art and music, and many have considerable musical ability. They also have a talent for working with their hands — gardening, woodworking, and sculpting.
It takes a lot to anger a Taurus person, but once you do, clear out. The “bull's rush” can be fierce. But thanks to Venus ruling this sign, Taurus people are usually sensual and romantic. They are also physically oriented individuals who take pride in their bodies.
She's loyal and dedicated to whatever she loves most. Her central interests reflect her particular tastes in art, color, and decor. She enjoys beauty, whatever its guise. If she's into clothing, then she dresses well and tastefully. If sports and physical activity are her passion, she pursues them diligently and with tremendous patience.
Since the Taurus woman is Venus-ruled, she's a romantic. Court her with flowers, moonlit walks on the beach, and poetry. She's a generous, ardent lover, who probably has a love of music. She may even play an instrument or sing. If you want to change her opinion on something, though, go about it in a gentle way. Don't ever back her into a corner. She'll dig in her heels and refuse to budge!
As an Earth sign, she likes to putter in the garden and perhaps grows and cultivates herbs. She benefits from any time spent outdoors doing something she finds pleasurable. Animals are important to her and if she has pets, they reflect her own tastes in beauty.
Like his female counterpart, the Taurus man works hard and patiently at what he loves. His patience and perseverance make him good at finishing what other people have started. This guy isn't impetuous. Considerable thought goes into most things that he does. It's not that he's cautious; he's merely purposeful. If he doesn't understand the reason for doing something, he won't do it, and nothing you say will change his mind.
Taurus's romantic nature may not always show up in flowers and gifts, but he does others things that tell you he cares. In return, he enjoys a good massage; likes having his neck rubbed and adores sitting with a nice glass of wine and his honey in front of a fireplace.
Both men and women in this sign can be jealous and possessive. But this tendency is mitigated considerably if the Taurus man knows you're as sincere as he is. He may have a deep connection with nature and the natural world that manifests in camping and solo sports. If he works out in a gym, he probably does it alone, without a trainer. He may be into yoga, alternative medicine, and health foods.
Taureans excel at work that requires persistence, stability, and relentless drive. They're able to take abstract ideas and make them concrete and practical. This means they're good at behind-the-scenes work, especially if the work is artistically creative — writing, costume design, gourmet cooking, musical composition, or anything to do with nature. You won't find a more tireless worker in the zodiac.
Despite the Taurean need for material security, they enjoy spending money. But the spending is rarely frivolous because Taurean tastes are quite specific and usually refined. Books, art, travel, and shamanic workshops may offer security for the Taurus.
Taureans are recognizable by their necks, which are often thick and sturdy. They tend to be attractive people with broad foreheads and many retain their youthful appearances long after the rest of us begin to show our age. They benefit from a daily regimen of physical exercise and should be moderate in their consumption of fattening foods. This, of course, is undoubtedly true for all signs, but particularly true for the bull who has a slower metabolism.
Taurus, due to the fixed, Earth temperament of the sign, often seeks spiritual answers in nature. While camping, hiking, or engaging in some sort of physical activity outside, she connects with the deeper levels of self. Music and the arts can have the same effect on a Taurus.