Patient and reliable
Warmhearted and loving
Persistent and determined
Placid and security loving
Jealous and possessive
Resentful and inflexible
Self-indulgent and greedy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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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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