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Tropical astrologers only recognize the bull in Taurus' archetype—they forget the dancing girl who rides on his back. The strength of the bull and the beauty of the rider are two complementary parts of Taurus.
and the Mother Planet
Taurus is an orphan of the Zodiac, without a "ruling" planet. This has made them self-reliant, self-rewarding, self-actualizing materialists. What is of value is what can be seen, touched and tasted. Venus has been assigned to Taurus, temporarily, on the universal scheme of things, to allay Taurus anxiety and at least make life pleasurable. Venus, aside from imbuing Taurus with the love of beautiful people and valuable things, (and despising the inverse) is of little value, and only makes Taurus pine for gold.
Taurus' feet are firmly in the ground, the Earth. They hate to lose touch with her, living above the ground floor. These are ranch-style people with a big garage. Taurus may even prefer to sleep on the floor. As the salt of the Earth, Taurus hold special reverence for land, and wants to possess it. The land and the body are one, and Taurus wants to hold on to both for all time. The Taurus is a steward of the land, an owner of the land, and a lover of the land. They have no faith, no foolish hope of a solicitous god; the Taurus believes in the here-and-now--not the pie-in-the-sky. Taurus is passive, until you rile him or her up, then they come on very strong. Most Taurus are passive until aroused or enraged; they are the come-hither, the innocent, who, sexy ol' me? Once the object of their affections has been spotted, then the Taurus will mill around, sniffing and showing off. Some Taurus (like Malcolm X in his early years) are pimps or macks. Male bulls would love to have a harem, although they are content with one mate for life if they get used to him or her. Normally, the Taurus prefers to stay in the paddock, minding their own business, and working on a good meal and a permanent encampment.
|TAURUS THE INTELLECTUAL
Taurus Malcolm X started out as a pimp and a thief, but learned about Islam when he was finally busted. He studied and researched religion, politics, history and economics during his incarceration. He was a self-made intellectual. Upon his release, Mohammed's new servant strove mightily to move the mountain--American racism. He threatened not only the reality of racism, but its theories, scams and economics. He drove the white media to distraction, they freaked out. He influenced every politician and religious leader on the scene and they had no answers to counter his arguments, he crushed all comers. During his lifetime, he became one of the bellwether heroes of his generation. He was never late, hated delays (Mercury opposite Saturn); “didn’t trust anyone without a wristwatch.” Aries Moon/Gemini Mars made him unbeatable in debates. MORE
THE BODY WHISPERER
Meanwhile, Taurus romps. Taurus is the body as god; the mind immersed, the body enjoyed; Taurus is at home within the body and accepts all its functions as self-discovery. Taurus revels in sex, eating, sleeping, even the less appealing activities, sweating, shitting and slobbering; nothing about the body or what comes from it is off-putting. That's not to say they are slovenly. The evolved Taurus has a beautiful body and keeps it that way, although as they age they succumb to being overweight. Taurus likes everything the senses like. The Taurus’ first and last love is the body, the initial way the Taurus connects love with ownership. If Taurus loves its own body, it’s assumed you will, too, and they want you to prove it—Taurus isn't conservative when it comes to sex! The secret of the Taurus sex appeal is a total commitment to all that the body can experience, to go the last mile for pleasure. On those terms, who wouldn’t want to have sex with a Taurus? Few people turn them down.
My Body, Body
"Moon" left; "Dancer" right, by Hiroko Sakai
Taurus Tip: The neck and shoulders are the parts of the body Taurus rules—their sexiest parts
A Malefic Star?
The life of a Taurus may be Earth-bound, but Taurus' destiny instead hangs on a star: Aldebaran, which forms the bright red eye of the Zodiacal constellation of the raging bull, and glares menacingly at the hunter Orion system nearby. Aldebaran is a deadly warning to Taurus’ tormentors or typecasters. For centuries the giant star was considered a malefic—bad luck for those who crossed its path, and who would trifle with Taurus. Modern astrologers see only the raw, awesome power of Aldebaran as a positive force.
TAURUS THE SINGER
There are way too many Taurus singers to name here. Suffice it to say Taurus rules the throat—and they do beautiful things, everything, with it. [Want an example of an angry Taurus? Listen to Alanis Morisette's You Oughta Know.]
From The Book of Taurus:
"Taurus hears music coursing through their ancestral memories. The notes, strains and beats they hear come from the center of the Earth. They sleep with their ears to the ground to drink deep. Taurus are the children of the Earth, and Africa is their Mother. The drums of creation runs through the Taurus blood. In their collective consciousness, Taurians have been given dominion over the earthly pleasures and stewardship over Earth’s resources. They preserve and protect what is beautiful. What they lack in faith or finesse, they make up for with an unutterable, unselfish love of music.
The bestial urges of the bull are tamed with sweet melodies, Taurus' heavy feet are lifted off the ground, they alight with pure grace and beauty to dance to Venus' seductive suggestions. The music serves as muse for the Taurus, and with a song in their hearts, they can withstand any duress and endure any hardship."
Nothing Good Comes Quick
Most of the time Taurus is painstakingly slow, almost ponderous, but given enough time, comes on strong in the end. Taurus is the tortoise that mocks the hare. Taurus proceeds cautiously, prudently. The rodeo show has no wellspring of faith to rely on. They don’t cultivate and count on luck the way some the other planet-ruled signs do. It is not that easy for Taurus, there is no Taurus god. He or she starts naked on the Earth, and casts upon their own shoulders the enormous task of building a world in the here and now. Taurus has only the one existence, there is no heavenly afterlife. Taurus is stuck on Earth, and fretting over god or heaven doesn't pay the bills. Instead of religion, Taurus has the moment, and feels it throughout the body, like a tremor. Taurus listens to the body, and serves its needs. The Taurus fears no body part nor body function. The body itself is a temple of gold; the body councils Taurus as if it were its ruling planet. The body speaks and the mind will listen. Taurus is always listening, which is why they don't talk a lot of trash. They are still when it is time for stillness, and rampant when it is time to romp.
Sex life with a Taurus: Taurus is the do-me passive type, at least at the beginning. Once engaged, they are furious and released from their earth-bound limitations. Sex is Taurus' rocket ship to the stars. The Taurus expects to be serviced by their lovers, and any and all bodily functions and fluids are within the realm of acceptable sex-play. There is no body taboo, and all orifices are open for business.
Why do women hate Taurus women? Because they always suspect that the Taurus is trying to steal their man! The Taurus woman isn't a home-wrecker, she's just open about her body pleasures! What makes her inherently alluring is her solid connection with the body and all the bodily functions that go with it, and sex is on the top of the list. MORE
Dancing as Sexual Congress
Inside every Taurus is humanity. Taurus isn’t just the animal, but a rodeo acrobat riding bareback, a syncopation of female and the male, top and bottom. Here Venus bequeaths art and athleticism, music and muscle. Taurus natives radiate calm and fortitude. Strength within and sensual beauty without, proving that beauty is really more than skin-deep.
TAURUS THE POET
"Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Pleasured to Death
Taurus addictions—for everything from rich foods to fine wines—cause low blood sugar, indigestion, bad skin and impaired liver function, to name a few ailments. These are simple, telltale signs of excess fat and sugar. Self-indulgence is the ruin of the Taurus (but try to tell them that). They can’t overeat, over-drink, and yet retain their patina of beauty. The acne? The lethargy? the flab? The Taurus sweet tooth is stronger than the strongest bull. No substance on earth is more dangerous than refined sugar in all its ugly incarnations. Don’t fool yourself. This includes sucrose, fructose, honey, maltose and anything else that tastes sweet. Sugar and animal fats kill Taurus slow and painfully. Their own joints and legs will no longer carry the weight, and will bring gluttonous Taurians to their knees.
Vitamins C, A&D and E.
These antioxidants counteract and neutralize all that acid building up inside. Also pay attention to the minerals--especially calcium, iodine, potassium and zinc. Use vitamins and minerals like food, not like drugs. These natural substances can be taken in larger amounts than the FDA minimum requirements for better, faster acting results.
3 TAURUS BULLS
James Arness and Jack Kevorkian--both died on the same day, both were rock-ribbed Taurus. Arness was the main character of the longest running series on TV, "Gunsmoke". Kevorkian persisted in assisted suicides, in spite of incarceration, believing that the body should die with dignity. READ MORE
A happy bowel movement, the end of the nutritional process, makes for a happy Taurus. Taurus needs grass and grains to clean them out. But failing that, supplements are the only way to maintain health. The B vitamins, the enigmatic enzymes that catalyze all chemical processes are the stomach’s management team. In order to insure we have them around, everyone should swallow a B complex formula every day—for health, digestion AND energy.
Don't Buy Cheap Drug Store Vitamins
Not all B-complex are created equal—cheap, synthetic drug store brands or chain brands (like GNC) can even cause indigestion. Most vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) is a cheap mixture of acetic acids and paint remover. Choose only 100% natural vitamins, and then check the label--since you never know what they mean by 100%! These vitamins are usually available ONLY at quality heath food stores--don't go to the drug store or Walgreens. All of the natural vitamins that I recommend are available are iherb.com, an excellent vitamin supplement and beauty supply discount site. For complete info, and more about health and your digestive and immune systems -- go to the vitamins page
Graze the Grains for your Protein
Meat and organs may have B vitamins and proteins, but your stomach would rather get them from whole grains like brown rice or Quinoa, and legumes. Normally grains can't supply complete protein or B-vitamins. However, with the simple addition of fermented foods like Tempeh (not Tofu!), miso or Kim Chi will turn raw protein into easily digestible proteins and complete B-vitamins, including the elusive B-12. Inside these fermented foods are bacteria specially designed (bred?) to do all the work of digestion, the separation of waste and nutrients. These critters work night and day to ensure proper absorption of the nutrients you eat. Without a delicate balance of intestinal flora, B-vitamins and other apo-enzimes, the stomach will seize up, and you'll get nutrients in your waste, and waste in your nutrients--your body will be corrupted by prutrification, flatulance, and indigestible fat and unwanted proteins. This is the way of the early grave, or becoming Sanpaku (a victim). The foods we need for health, if not digested properly, turn into our worst enemies. Fermented foods provide probiotic life-savers that are ultimately responsible for our physical and mental health. This is a return to a basic Macrobiotic diet, as developed by George Oshawa, a Virgo specialist of digestion and natural healing. To learn more, click to the VITAMINS PAGE to get the whole story in an nutshell.
Comparison of the Zodiac systems
|Aries||Mar 21 - April 20||April 15 - May 15||April 19 - May 13|
|Taurus||April 21 - May 20||May 16 - June 15||May 14 - June 19|
|Gemini||May 21 - June 20||June 16 - July 15||June 20 - July 20|
|Cancer||June 21 - July 21||July 16 - Aug 15||July 21 - Aug 9|
|Leo||July 22 Aug 22||Aug 16 - Sep 15||Aug 10 – Sep 15|
|Virgo||Aug 23 - Sep 22||Sep 16 - Oct 15||Sept 16 – Oct 30|
|Libra||Sep 23 - Oct 22||Oct 16 - Nov 15||Oct 31– Nov 22|
|Scorpio||Oct 23 - Nov 21||Nov 16 - Dec 15||Nov 23 – Nov 29|
|Ophiuchus||NA||NA||Nov 30 – Dec 17|
|Sagittarius||Nov 22 - Dec 21||Dec 16 - Jan 14||Dec 18– Jan 18|
|Capricorn||Dec 22 - Jan 20||Jan 15 - Feb 14||Jan 19 – Feb 15|
|Aquarius||Jan 21 - Feb 19||Feb 15 - Mar 14||Feb 16– Mar 11|
|Pisces||Feb 20 - Mar 20||Mar 15 - April 14||Mar 12 – April 18|