Who smiles through life except when crossed?
Who thinks he knows the most??
Who loves good things???
It is the Taurus.
|All About Taurus|
The second sign of the zodiac, Taurus is ruled by Venus. The glyph represents the Bull, Taurus's symbol. The sign is concerned with the manifestation of the self, with basic needs being the foremost. Ruled by Venus, Taurus personalities tend to be driven by their affections rather than by emotions.
Taurus is the direct opposite of the Aries character.Taureans tend to be slow, methodical, practical and reserved. They are also stolid, tenacious and determined. Possessing tremendous willpower and self-discipline, they are inclined to stick to tried and traditional methods. Their greatest satisfaction derives from results produced directly by their own personal efforts rather than by others.
Roots are very important to the Taurean. A sense of permanence, a feeling of security is essential. Generally an easygoing person, slow to anger, but once roused is known for a ferocious temper. Very difficult to deal with when angry. Usually set off by jealousy due to a possessive nature. Loyalty is important to a Taurus, and a true friend of a Taurean will speak well of their great generosity.Honesty, integrity and dependability are notable Taurean characteristics. The calm, pleasant, and well intentioned Taurus exterior belies the volcanic temper that can erupt when sufficiently aroused. The bright side of the stubborn bull's nature is, they are incredibly and uncompromisingly loyal to their friends. Established slowly, a Taurus friendship can, and often lasts a lifetime.
Taureans are warm, loving, gentle and charming most of the time. Motivated by self preservation, the Taurean is not a risk taker and weighs every decision carefully, in a slow and methodical manner. To more impulsive people, the Taurean is a bore. Opinionated and stubborn, once a Taurean makes a decision, it is written in stone. nobody can alter it.Basically physical people, they prefer the known to the unknown and the tried to the new. They love the earth, possessions, and generally treat those they love as sacred possessions.
Main positive traits: Stable, dependable, practical, conventional,determined and patient.
Taureans can be very caring and warmhearted but there is a tendency to be extremely jealous, possessive and very stubborn. Taurus must strive to keep an open mind because his strong personal convictions can blind him to the ideas of others. Risks are taken only if it is absolutely necessary and only after much consideration. This is a sign that's slow to change and would prefer a steady routine in life.
Main negative traits :Possessive, stubborn, materialistic, lazy.
Prosperous at developing and maintaining wealth, Taureans do well in banking and finance. In business, they shine in fields concerned with the earth and money. Architect, builder, gardener or accountant, financier, banker, auctioneer, real estate broker, are all professions which attract a Taurus. They may even possess a good singing voice as music may be said to be a Taurean art. Many Taureans have a find real pleasure in gardening. Gifted with a natural artistic nature, they also may excel as crafts workers.
Persistence, thoroughness and single-mindedness that can take on dogmatic qualities are the hallmarks of the Taurean personality. No detail will ever be overlooked by the eyes of a Taurean. Motivated by a desire to obtain and accumulate physical possessions, they can be compulsive in their intensity to secure an ample supply of everything they consider important.
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Advice for Taureans
Taureans must strive to keep an open mind because their strong personal convictions can blind them to the ideas of others.
Origins in Mythology
Taurus is one of the elder signs in the zodiac. In earlier ages the vernal equinox was located within the realm of the bull, roughly during 4,000-1,700 B.C. In ancient cultures, the year began with Taurus.
To the Greeks, Taurus is associated with Zeus and his transformation into a snowy white Bull. This he did as a means to abduct Europa, whom he lusted for. Thus, the Minotaur of Crete, result of this union of God and mortal, is also recognized as being associated with the second sign of the zodiac.
In the Mediterranean region, the Sun's entry into Taurus was celebrated as the Feast of Maya. The Sun was often represented by a white bull with a golden disc between his horns. This image was followed by a procession of virgins, exemplifying the fecundity of nature. This association of Taurus with the beginning of Spring, can be traced as far back as ancient Babylon.
Cultural Translations of Taurus
|. Arabic: Al Thaur||. French: Taureau|
|. German: Stier||. Hebrew: Shor|
|. Italian: Toro||. Portugual: Touro|
|. Spanish: Tauro||. Syrian: Taura|
|. Turkish: Ughuz|
Famous TaureansDante Alighieri(May 21, 1265)
Italian Philosopher-PoetWilliam Shakespeare (April 23, 1564)
English Bard, PlaywrightWilliam Lilly (April 30, 1602)
Famed English AstrologerDavid Hume (April 26, 1711)
Scottish Historian, PhilosopherJohn James Audubon (May 5, 1780)
French-American Artist, NaturalistRobert Browning (May 7, 1812)
English PoetSoren Kierkegaard (May 5, 1813)
Danish PhilosopherAnthony Trollope (April 24, 1815)
English NovelistCharlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816)
English NovelistKarl Marx (May 5, 1818)
German Philosopher, Economist,Katherine Hepburn (May 12, 1907)
American ActressSigmund Freud (May 6, 1856)
Austrian Founder of PsychoanalysisWilliam Randolph Hearst (April 29, 1863)
American Newspaper PublisherHarry Truman (May 8, 1884)
American PresidentIrving Berlin (May 11, 1888)
Russian-American ComposerMartha Graham (May 11, 1894)
American DancerRudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895)
Italian-American ActorBing Crosby (May 2, 1904)
American Singer, ComedianJohn Wayne (April 26, 1907)
American ActorEvita Perone (May 7, 1908)
Argentine First LadyJoe Lewis (May 13, 1914)
American Boxing ChampionSatyajit Ray (May 2, 1921)
Indian Film DirectorBarbara Streisand (April 24, 1942)
American Singer, Actress, DirectorHosni Mubarak (May 4, 1928)
Egyptian PresidentMadeleine Albright (May 15, 1937)
American Secretary of StateElizabeth II (April 21, 1926)
Queen of EnglandTony Blair (May 6, 1953)
British Prime MinisterAndre Agassi (April 29, 1970)
Tennis playerDavid Becham (May 2, 1975)
Famed Football PlayerPierce Brosnan (May 16, 1952)
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