Tenacious Taurus


Approximate Dates: April 20 – May 20

Symbol: The Bull, representing strength, fertility, power, tenacity

Ruling Planet: Venus

Element: Earth (feminine)

Quality: Fixed

Associated House: 2nd

Color(s): Green

Body Part(s): Neck, throat

Chakra(s): Muladhara/Root/Red, Swadhistana/Sacral/Orange, Vishuddha/Throat/Blue

Metal/Stone: Copper/Emerald

Characteristics: The scent of a pink rose in full bloom, the scratchy yet soft texture of natural paper rich with wood fibers, the sweet and tart lingering aftertaste of a bite of dark chocolate torte drizzled in raspberry glaze, the caress of a lover’s hand along the small of your arched back…Taurus is a sensual beast.

And rightly so. Taurus represents the fertile rights of Spring. What better way to be drawn to reproduction than through physical pleasure? A Taurus like to feel things physically, and they like to feel good.

Taurus energy is amazingly creative, tactile, reliable, hard-working, and strong like the bull. They like to learn through touch and use their hands to mold pottery, enjoy crafts, cook, garden, or otherwise create in a tangible, hands-on way.

They are steadfast, sturdy, stubborn, and like security…while disliking any change. You can flit around them like a drunk bee and they’ll act patiently, not giving you any indication of their building temper until, at last, you wave the proverbial red flag in front of them (or sting them) and then they’re in full charge, a bull in a china shop with no regrets. They will pretend nothing else is happening until they just cannot take it anymore.

And often, you won’t even know why – it’s simply that whatever happened last was the straw that broke the camel’s (or bull’s) back. They’re not likely to share their feelings unless they feel they absolutely have to, and then it might be because the build-up has gotten to big to hold back anymore.  This is to both their benefit and detriment, because sometimes – sometimes – shits gotta change. And guess what, Taurus? You don’t have to wait for someone else to stir you up enough before it happens. That might seem the easier solution – to react rather than act – but it isn’t always.

Taurus people are natural nurturers, with a high appreciation for the value of material things. A karmic lesson for you is to learn to value yourself both physically and spiritually – to value and trust your intuitive side as much as the tangible, physical things in life. It is entirely in your birthright to, within reason, walk up to a challenge in life, mount it, and create whatever you want.