The Bull - Taurus

April 21 to May 21

Taurus Traits

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

Created by your Astrologer Michael Thiessen!

Taurus About Your Sign...

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

Sometimes 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 people 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.

Taurus people 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.

  • Stability
  • Being Attracted
  • Things Natural
  • Time to Ponder
  • Comfort and Pleasure
  • Disruption
  • Being pushed too hard
  • Synthetic or "man made" things
  • Being rushed
  • Being indoors


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.

Taurus ruling planet is VENUS

Taurus ruling planet is Venus

Mean distance from the Sun (AU) 0.723
Sidereal period of orbit (years) 0.62
Equatorial radius (km) 6052
Polar radius (km) same
Body rotation period (hours) 58.32
Tilt of equator to orbit (degrees) 177.3
Number of observed satellites 0

Some more interesting facts about your sign:

Symbol For Pisces is the Fish

The animal associated with you sign is this tough looking bull. The Egyptian Hourus was the bull of heaven, and a white bull was sacrificed in Babylonia at the New Year to placate Ramman, the god of thunder and lightning.

The color of choice for Taurus is PINK

Your Starstone is the EMERALD

Emeralds from Egypt are known to date from about 330 B.C., and indirect evidence suggests that Egyptians were mining emerald as early as 1300 B.C. The name emerald comes from the greek smaragdos meaning "green stone" and probably referred, in fact,not just to emeralds but to all or many green gems. Emerald boasts a great deal of folklore. It was used as a burnt offering, a symbol of St. John, and supposedly was a poison antidote, a cure for fevers and epilepsy, eye relief (due to the exceptional color), a cure for dysentery and leprosy, a cure for ophthalmia and bleeding, a cure for stomach problems (when laid on the stomach), and a good laxative.


There is, and always have been, a controversy over "starstones".Starstones are NOT birthstones. I give you here in these pages the stones that are called your starstones, (planet stones), which viberates the strongest to your planet or sign, NOT to the month that you were born. I would also like it if those who think they know precisely what their stone is to go to the library and reference some good Astrology books such as 'Parkers Astrology'. Sorry for the confusion, but confusion over this topic has raged for hundreds of years.

Some Famous Taurus People 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

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