After the big bang of Aries, the next sign the Sun enters is Taurus, the fixed earth sign, the sign of ultimate endurance. If you or a friend celebrate your birthday between April 21st and 21st May, then you were born under the sign of Taurus.
Your Zodiac sign is literally a ‘sign’ of how the Sun’s energy manifests in your life. In this article we are going to cover everything you need to know about the sign of Taurus.
Stop calling your Taurus friend ‘stubborn’
Taurus has a reputation for being stubborn, but this is a complete misrepresentation of the truth. The essence of Taurus is perfectly captured by the animal that symbolises it: the bull, or the ox. This means that your Taurus friend has some staying power, but it doesn’t necessarily equate to stubbornness.
The abilities of the bull are not in its random quickness, like the Ram; nor the tail, like the sting of the scorpion, but in its physical weight and bulk, which means that Taurus can withstand a lot of pressure, and unless it is roused, the Taurus energy is generally calm and steady, enjoying where it is right now in moment.
Taurus is known as the fixed earth sign
Why, you may be thinking, is Taurus the fixed sign of the Earth element? Because it was the domestication of the bull in ancient times that allowed hunter-gatherers to become more settled. This ultimately gave rise to a feeling of permanence and a psychological outlook which led to the growth of cities and empire. It is the tough skin of the bull that your Taurus energy has, which makes your potential more than a dream and much more practical.
The Key-Phrase for Taurus “Slow and steady wins the race!”
The art of Taurus is to focus on the ground up and concentrate on what is right before it. Their advice runs along the lines of “Don’t get ahead of yourself, concentrate on the task at hand!” This of course can lead to tunnel vision, but it can also provide the limitations and a sense of reality that the water, air and fire signs cannot provide.
Taurus is ruled by Venus
Taurus is a sign that is ruled by Venus, showing that the Taurus has a sensual and tangible understanding of things, that many other signs can overlook. It also shows the beauty of what the earth can offer us, if it is protected. This is why the bull, or cattle in general, are sacred in many cultures. Taurus is a sign of natural conservation, and caring for the environment and animals, which requires love and appreciation.
Taurus is a sign of Spring
Like Aries and Gemini, Taurus is a sign of spring, where the Moon is exalted, so there is a sense of fertility, but Taurus is more the sign that provides the ground for that fertility to take root, grow and flower. Sound charming? That’s surely what spring-time is like, right?
A Famous Taurus
The Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth II. Not only is she the longest reigning monarch, which resonates with her fixed earth energy, she has provided the image of stability to the world, and, like the bull, a subservient duty of commitment and service. Not at all like a Leo king!