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The Bull



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Taurus rules the second month of the solar year, and the second month of spring. Ruling the second month makes Taurus solid, grounded and anchored into it‘s environment, like the seeds that have taken root. Taurus energy brings the nurturing that is necessary for a seed to sprout. Taurus is simple, basic, uncomplicated energy.

Taurus is the first fixed sign. Fixed signs are steady, determined, at times stubborn and stuck. Every force has potentially two sides, the positive polarity and the negative polarity. Taurus energy, used positively, lends the individual the resolve to stick to it, to be persistent, to go the extra mile. Used negatively it‘s used to stay stuck in old ways and not move, not budge.

Taurus is the first earth sign. The earth element adds a sensory component to Taurus energy that encourages the individual to seek satisfaction and/or gratification. Earth signs make good cooks, gardeners, artists, designers, life enhancers. Seeking satisfaction through the senses is typical earth desire, and can be a gift or a curse, depending on the level of attachment to it. Taurus people can struggle with that.

Taurus is ruled by the planet Venus, and is feminine/passive by nature. It relies on the law of attraction, where Mars relies on the law of creation. Like breathing in and out, the energies change and bring constant motion. Venus brings harmony and beauty to the mix, making the earth talents even richer. Taurus people work with harmony through the arts, music, law and counseling, and teaching.

The Bull is the symbol for Taurus, and like the bull they are strong and harmless until provoked, then steadfastly hold their ground and prepare for a fierce battle. Their material goals are commonly the source of these battles.

To strive for the highest expression of the Taurus energy, one would express themselves in creative, practical and useful ways. They would surround themselves with beauty, whether or not it was expensive. They would build their security and resources and be accountable to their responsibilities. And they would be willing to stand their ground for all the right reasons, but change when necessary.


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