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You think you're doing everything right today, so you can't understand why you still feel like an outsider. Unfortunately, overcompensating doesn't seem to change the dynamics; being extra nice only makes others suspicious of your motives. Attempting to outsmart the cosmic energy won't help you fit in now and could zap your confidence in the process. Remain consistently true to yourself in all social interactions. Authenticity will win you fans sooner than you expect.



Taurus | The Ram (April 20 to May 20, ruling planet is VENUS)

Taurus On the light side:

Patient and reliable; Warmhearted and loving; Persistent and determined; Placid and security loving


Taurus On the dark side:

Jealous and possessive; Resentful and inflexible; Self-indulgent and greedy



LIKES:

Stability; Being Attracted; Things Natural; Time to Ponder; Comfort and Pleasure


DISLIKES:

Disruption; Being pushed too hard; Synthetic or "man made" things; Being rushed; Being indoors


About Taurus


Taurus goes with Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Leo (most compatible).


Best Match For Taurus is Leo

This match should make a great combination, as Leo is ruled be the Sun and the Taurean is ruled by Venus. Both signs show qualities of having great sex appeal and prominent physical qualities both of which are of great importance to the two signs.

Taureans have a love for the finer things in life, but also possess a streak of jealously. While the Leonine signifies the sympathies of the heart, they also possess the desire to show off. Most often the two come to a meeting of the hearts and the Taurean will curb his tendency toward jealously and allow the Leonine to show off. This is what makes the union well suited to one another.


Worst Match For Taurus is Sagittarius

With this match the possessive Taurean may find the Sagittarian too freedom loving to cope with. The Taureans jealously may clash with the Sagittarian's frank and generous nature and all too often refuses to be contained by the deeply loving but very selfish and possessive Taurean. As a rule, this union is not the typical Love will overcome all combination. 


Taurus Lovers Information

Taureans are notoriously slow and deliberate in their pursuit of love. The fact that they are meticulously detail oriented gives rise to their desire to find the "perfect" mate. Taureans seldom resort to divorce. They tend to tough it out in hard times and remain loving and devoted, avoiding any extra-marital influence. They are extremely faithful.

This personality attracts lots of friends and acquaintances. Their willingness to show others their dedication and resolve is inviting to all they meet. As a result of their devotion and hospitality, friends call on them for help with advice, hope, courage and consolation. This demeanor has a calming effect on all.


Taurus And Heartbreaks

The Taurean extremists almost invariably create discontent by not allowing spousal freedom. The old adage of "If you love them, let them go" is almost impossible for someone who can be overpoweringly possessive. The time and effort to make sure they have chosen the "perfect" mate can be shattered by unwillingness to bend.

Compromise or the discussion of mutually agreeable acceptable boundaries are paramount to overcoming marital disagreement. Taureans are reluctant to allow extreme flexibility thereby offering a sizeable challenge for negotiation.

The committed, loving and passionate Taureans are very desirable mates. One must however be on ones guard to help insure that the acceptable bounds of a relationship and the freedoms that go with it are sincere and well meaning.


The Constellation Taurus

In this particular region of the night sky, Taurus is seen as a bull's head and legs since historic times, and perhaps even longer ago. The Greek people figured out is was a bull form and thought it to be Zeus (greek God) himself, in the shape he took to pursue "Europa".


Taurus Constellation Stars

The brightest of Taurus' stars can be seen as the orange giant sun Aldebaran, a somewhat strange looking star that forms the eye of the bull, and is somewhat close to our Solar System at a distance of 65 light some odd years . Also very prominent in this constellation is, a blue star that forms the tip of Taurus's northern most horn.

Taurus is the highest exaltation of the earthly trinity. In it you will find the star Aldebaron, one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Some 55 light years away. Also in Taurus there is a star cluster called the Pleiades, which appears to be a group of about six stars. Each starlet in the Pleiades comprises a few hundred stars found very close to one another, but are actually hundreds of light years away.

Taurus represents the second zodiac sign. According to Greek Mythology the greek god Zeus lusted for a beautiful maiden by the name of Europa. She was the daughter of the King of Phoencia. While picking flowers one morning with her maidens, Zeus disguised himself as a majestic and beautiful white bull. Europa saw his beauty and gentleness and decided to ride him. Zeus then carried her away across the water to the island of Crete. There she bore him three sons. King Minas of Crete, King Rhadomathes of the Cyclades Islands, and Prince Sarpedon of Lycia.


Taurus Positive Traits

Reliable with lots of patience. Extremely kind and loving. Strong determination and very security minded.


Taurus Negative Traits

Prone to jealousy and can be Resentful and Rigid. Greed and self indulgence issues are a problem.


Taurus Personality Profile

You will most likely enjoy being around someone born under the Taurus astrological sign. They are extremely patient people, and are very reliable. If a Taurus person tells you they are going to be there, or do that at a specific time and manner, it is highly likely that you can count on that to happen!

Tends to excel in business matters which is fueled by a strong need for security and attained by creative planning and paying attention to detail. Very introverted, sociable and extremely faithful with latent energy seeking a channel to demonstrate commitment.


Some Negatives:
Can be seen as being overly possessive, as will as extremely inflexible. May show signs of being greedy and non-creative; is many times resentful by nature, may be construed as stubborn and narrow minded.


Taurus Sign Information Cont.

The Taurus person tends to be one who is steadfast and passionate, however tempered with commitment. They often portray themselves as being charming and possession of stardom handsomeness.

The sun sign Taurus shows an affinity for security and is constantly in search of ways to become emotionally content. A major goal of Taureans has stability high on their list of importance. Although bullish by nature they tend to tread slowly and with serenity. Security and emotional commitment are of utmost priority for them. Their need exist within a secure framework, requires enormous patience. The painstaking, deliberate journey to accomplishing this is actually what a Taurean is about.

They strive for secure sound relationships, especially where love is the pursuit. Spending as much time as they feel is necessary to cement a lasting faithful partnership is no deterrent to the passionate Taurus. Being traditionalists by nature, they can be overwhelmingly possessive. They may also be unwilling to provide the freedom their partner needs to allow a lasting, committed relationship.

As result of being persistent and slow to change, a great deal of persuading may be required to sway them from their comfort zones.


Taurus Sign's Heath Concerns

This zodiac sign even though persistent and committed, their urge to enjoy the rewards of living high May lead to bouts of overindulging. An appetite for very rich foods and sweets can pose a difficult challenge. Since Taurus is the thyroid master, discipline will be paramount to aiding ones metabolism, weight gain may become a nemesis as one grows older.

Taureans may show a tendency to be vulnerable to sore throats and should act as a reminder that they need to pay attention to their health patterns and seek a healthier life style.

Taurus is also master over the neck which includes the throat and voice which many times may be adversely impacted by tension. Tension is many times a result of over doing which affects the vocal cords causing laryngitis. Muscle tension leads to inflamed and sore neck muscles as well.

Other ailments may include obesity, tonsillitis and goiters. All of this should act as a reminder that moderation of most everything can help them maintain a healthier lifestyle.

These warmhearted, loving individuals care very deeply for the people in their life. You will also find the Taurus zodiac sign surrounded with pets, because this is a major outlet for their loving nature. These folks also tend to be outdoors types, and enjoy hikes and biking, getting in touch with nature.

Very persistent, a Taurus person will have the "stick with it" to get the job done. You will very seldom find them goofing off or shirking their responsibilities. Unlike other zodiac signs, taurus is not so big on taking risks though, and needs lots of security in their life. You will find the Taurus investor playing it safe, even at the expense of increased profits.


Taurus Sign People May Demonstrate Great Character

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and possesses characteristics that many may be envious of . They tend to exude a sense of purpose, reliability, honesty that make them stand out as one endearing integrity. They reflect an air of fortitude giving those around them a feeling that a Taurus is to be revered and respected. The downside to this idolism is that their strong possessive nature may tend to turn away those who refuse to be controlled or dominated.


Taureans Are Often Detail Oriented

Success in business and personal affairs abound due to the meticulous detail used in the orchestration of all ventures. Fortune and fame may be theirs by carefully planning and actively seeking those things that are of importance to them.


Here Are Some Interesting Taurus Facts:

* ruling planet is Venus
* blue and violet are the primary colors
* birthstone is diamond
* lucky days is Friday
* lucky numbers are 1 and 9
* lucky color is blue
* best location for success is in quiet places


The characteristics of taurus are solidity, practicality, extreme determination and strength of will - no one will ever drive them, but they will willingly and loyally follow a

leader they trust. They are stable, balanced, conservative good, law-abiding citizens and lovers of peace, possessing all the best qualities of the bourgeoisie. As they have a sense of material values and physical possessions, respect for property and a horror of falling into debt, they will do everything in their power to maintain the security of the status quo and be somewhat hostile to change. Mentally, the caracteristics of taurus are keen-witted and practical more often than intellectual, but apt to become fixed in their opinions through their preference for following accepted and reliable patterns of experience. Taurus character is generally dependable, steadfast, prudent, just, firm and unshaken in the face of difficulties. Their vices arise from their virtues, going to extremes on occasion,such as sometimes being too slavish to the conventions they admire.

On rare occasions a Taurus may be obstinately and exasperatingly self-righteous, unoriginal, rigid, ultraconservative, argumentative, querulous bores, stuck in a self-centered rut. They may develop a brooding resentment through nursing a series of injuries received and, whether their characters are positive or negative, they need someone to stroke their egos with a frequent, "Well Done!" Most Taurus people are not this extreme though.

They are faithful and generous friends with a great capacity for affection, but rarely make friends with anyone outside their social rank, to which they are ordinarily excessively faithful. In the main, they are gentle, even tempered, good natured, modest and slow to anger, disliking quarreling and avoiding ill-feeling. If they are provoked, however, they can explode into violent outbursts of ferocious anger in which they seem to lose all self-control. Equally unexpected are their occasional sallies into humor and exhibitions of fun.

Although their physical appearance may belie it, they have a strong aesthetic taste, enjoying art, for which they may have a talent, beauty (recoiling from anything sordid or ugly) and music. They may have a strong, sometimes unconventional, religious faith. Allied to their taste for all things beautiful is a love for the good things of life pleasure, comfort, luxury and good food and wine and they may have to resist the temptation to over indulgence, leading to drunkenness, gross sensuality, and covetousness.

In their work, Taurus are industrious and good craftspeople, and are not afraid of getting their hands dirty. They are reliable, practical, methodical and ambitious, within a framework of obedience to superiors. They are at their best in routine positions of trust and responsibility, where there is little need of urgency and even less risk of change, and a pension at the end. Yet they are creative and good founders of enterprises where the rewards of their productiveness come from their own work and not that of others. They can flourish in many different trades and professions: banking, architecture, building, almost any form of bureaucracy, auctioneering, farming, medicine, chemistry, industry Taurus make good managers and foremen surveying, insurance, education and, perhaps surprisingly, music and sculpture. They make an ideal trustee or guardian, and can attain eminence as a chef. Some Taurus are gifted enough in singing to become opera stars or to excel in more popular types of music. They are more than averagely amorous and sensually self-conscious, but sexually straightforward and not given to experiment. They make constant, faithful, home loving spouses and thoughtful, kindly parents, demanding too much of neither their spouses nor children. They can be over possessive and may sometimes play the game of engineering family roles for the pleasure of making up the quarrel. If anyone offends their amour proper they can be a determined enemy, though magnanimous in forgiveness if their opponent makes an effort to meet them halfway.

No other sign in the zodiac is closer to earth then Taurus. The main objective in leading a Taurean life is primarily (though not entirely) to maintain stability and physical concerns. Your inner spiritual sense longs for earthly harmony and wholesomeness. When you fully understand this, and work toward this end, you will no longer need to blindly reassure yourself with external possessions and comforts. A realization that finding this inner peace will cause all of the above mentioned positive things will overtake you and your life will be very full.

Ultimately the Taurean needs to discover their truest, deepest and highest values. When they know what is truly valuable, they are no longer chained to people and to things that have to do with lesser values. The greatest indication of value to a Taurean is beauty, which cannot be owned, only appreciated.

Possible Health Concerns For Taurus... Taurus governs the throat and neck and its subjects need to beware throat infections, goiter 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 their body type has an inclination to physical laziness, Taureans can be overweight.


PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE FOR YOU, AND THEIR SOLUTIONS


As with all sun signs, we all have unique traits to our personalities. When these traits are suppressed, or unrealized, problems will arise. However, with astrology we can examine the problem and assess the proper solution based on the sun sign characteristics. As a Taurus you may see things below that really strike home. Try the solution, you most likely will be amazed at the results. If you find yourself on the receiving end of the negatives below, it is because you are failing to express the positive.

PROBLEM:  Having feelings of being used and manipulated, led down the garden path and made a sucker of.
SOLUTION:  Realize that your magnetism attracts negative as well as positive influences. You need to choose your friends, not let them choose you.

PROBLEM:  Physical things start loosing their appeal, and you feel more and more out of touch with the world around you. You stop caring so much about how much money you have among other physical concerns.
SOLUTION:  You are starting to discover an inner harmony that is trying to replace the physical with spiritual. You must let this grow without killing the part of you that provides sustenance for your family.

PROBLEM:  Unexplained fear of loss, jealousy and a paranoia that others are out to get you.
SOLUTION:  You have within you the ability to not only attract faithfulness, but also the intellect to see what is truly going on around you. You are loosing faith in both of these personal traits. Rebuild that faith.

PROBLEM:  Feeling depressed with life. Disgusted and dissatisfied. People around you are little comfort. You feel that life lacks meaning. Easily addicted to physical pleasures.
SOLUTION:  Revisit and realize the value of spiritual things in life. Take control of your life by realizing it is not the things in life that are important, but the spirit behind it all.



Some Famous Arians That Share Your Sign!


April 21, 1816 - Charlotte Bronte - Writer
April 21, 1838 - John Muir - Naturalist
April 21, 1926 - Queen Elizabeth II - British Royalty
April 22, 1724 - Immanuel Kant - Philosopher
April 22, 1870 - Nicolai Lenin - Marxist
April 22, 1904 - Robert Oppenheimer - Physicist
April 22, 1908 - Eddie Albert - Actor
April 22, 1916 - Yehudi Menuhin - Musician
April 22, 1936 - Glen Campbell - Entertainer
April 22, 1937 - Jack Nicholson - Actor
April 23, 1452 - Leonardo Davinci - Artist
April 23, 1519 - Catherine de Medici - French Royalty
April 23, 1891 - Sergei Prokofiev - Composer
April 23, 1928 - Shirley Temple Black - Actress
April 23, 1939 - Lee Majors - Actor
April 24, 1934 - Shirly MacLaine - Actress
April 24, 1942 - Barbara Steisand - Singer
April 25, 1874 - Guglielmo Marconi - Scientist
April 25, 1908 - Eduard R. Murrow - Broadcaster
April 26, 1933 - Carol Burnett - Comedian
April 26, 1924 - Jack Schwartz - Psychic Healer
April 26, 1894 - Rudolph Hess - Nazi
April 27, 1822 - Ulysses S. Grant - U.S. President
April 27, 1891 - Samual Morse - Inventor
April 27, 1822 - Ulysses S. Grant - U.S. President
April 27, 1922 - Jack Klugman - Actor
April 27, 1927 - Coretta King - Activitist
April 28, 1479 - Lucrezia Borgia - Historical Figure
April 28, 1912 - Odette Sanson - Secret Agent
April 29, 1901 - Hirohito - Japanese Royalty
April 29, 1936 - Mehta Zubin - Conductor
April 29, 1947 - Johnny Miller - Golfer
April 29, 1955 - Kate Mulgrew - Actress
April 29, 1970 - Uma Thurman - Actress
April 30, 1893 - J. von Ribbentrop - Nazi
May 01, 1769 - Duke of Wellington - Militarist
May 01, 1881 - Pierre.T. De Chardin - Priest Philosopher
May 01, 1918 - Jack Paar - TV Host
May 01, 1945 - Rita Coolidge - Singer
May 02, 1729 - Catherine the Great - Russian Royality
May 02, 1903 - Dr. Benj. Spock - Child Specialist
May 02, 1903 - Bing Crosby - Singer
May 02, 1925 - Roscoe Lee Browne - Actor
May 03, 1902 - Walter Slezak - Actor
May 03, 1919 - Pete Seeger - Singer
May 03, 1921 - Sugar Ray Robinson - Sports Figure
May 04, 1915 - Moshe Dayan - Politician
May 05, 1599 - Oliver Cromwell - Politician
May 05, 1818 - Karl Marx - Revolutionary
May 05, 1943 - Bob Woodward - Reporter
May 05, 1958 - Annette Benning - Actress
May 06, 1758 - Maximil. Robespierre - Revolutionary
May 06, 1856 - Sigmund Freud - Psychologist
May 06, 1895 - Rudolph Valentino - Actor
May 06, 1913 - Stewart Granger - Actor
May 06, 1915 - Orson Wells - Producer
May 06, 1931 - Willie Mays - Sports Figure
May 06, 1937 - Rubin Carter - Homicide
May 07, 1861 - Randindranath Tagore - Poet
May 07, 1833 - Johnnes Brahms - Composer
May 07, 1901 - Gary Cooper - Actor
May 07, 1908 - Eva Perone - Dictator
May 08, 1929 - Jane Roberts - Channel
May 08, 1884 - Harry S. Truman - U.S. President
May 09, 1800 - John Brown - Radical
May 09, 1907 - Kathryn Kulman - Evangalist
May 09, 1918 - Mike Wallace - TV Personality
May 09, 1928 - Poncho Gonzales - Sports Figure
May 09, 1942 - David R. Gurgen - TV Personality
May 09, 1944 - Daniel Barrigan - Radical
May 09, 1946 - Candice Bergen - Actress
May 10, 1899 - Fred Astaire - Dancer
May 10, 1902 - David O. Selznick - Producer
May 10, 1900 - Karl Kraft - German Astrologer

May 10, 1939 - Jean Huston - Psychologist
May 10, 1940 - Wayne Dyer - Psychologist
May 11, 1469 - N. Machiavelli - Potitician
May 11, 1888 - Irving Berlin - Composer
May 11, 1894 - Martha Graham - Dancer
May 11, 1927 - Mort Sahl - Comedian
May 12, 1895 - Jeddu Krishnamurti - Religious Leader
May 12, 1820 - Florence Nightingale - Humanitarian
May 12, 1907 - Katherine Hepburn - Actress
May 12, 1937 - George Carlin - Comedian
May 13, 1914 - Joe Lewis - Sports Figure
May 13, 1923 - Richard Avedon - Photographer
May 13, 1931 - Jim Jones - Cultist
May 13, 1939 - Harvey Keitel - Actor
May 13, 1941 - Ritchie Valens - Singer
May 13, 1950 - Stevie Wonder - Singer
May 14, 1925 - Patrice Munsel - Singer
May 14, 1936 - Bobby Darin - Singer
May 14, 1944 - George Lucas - Film maker
May 14, 1952 - David Byrne - Singer
May 15, 1859 - Pierre Curry - Scientist
May 15, 1902 - Richard Daily - Politician
May 15, 1918 - Joseph Wiseman - Activist
May 15, 1937 - Madeleine Albright - Ambassador
May 16, 1905 - Henry Fonda - Actor
May 16, 1908 - Muktananda - Guru
May 16, 1925 - Liberace - Entertainer
May 17, 1866 - Eric Satie - Composer
May 17, 1895 - Gayelord Hauser - Nutritionist
May 18, 1949 - Rick Wakeman
May 19, 1896 - Ida Rolf - Body Worker
May 19, 1964 - Collin Chapman
May 20, 1799 - Honore Balzac - Writer
May 20, 1908 - James Stewart - Actor
May 20, 1946 - Cher - Singer/Actress
May 21, 1904 - Robert Montgomery - Actor
May 21, 1911 - Peter Hurkos - Psychic