How to recognize TAURUS
A travel bug friend of mine, who has been everywhere
at least twice, told me he will never forget his first
trip to southern spain on a tramp steamer. One day,
while he was on deck admiring the view, a huge mass
of solid rock loomed ahead in the distance, rising grandly
out of the bright, blue Mediterranean. Someone on the
ship shouted, 'Look ! The rock of Gibraltar! Awed the
impressed, my then turned to a bored teenager in the
next deck chair, and waxed poetic. Isn't it beautiful?
He asked. 'Tons of water have beaten against through
the centuries, storms have lashed at it, armies have
assaulted it, civilization have come and gone, but it
just sits there. Nothing ever changes it, and nothing
can make it move.' The teenager yawned. 'yeah. Reminds
me of my old man"
His father was born in May. And that's how you recognize
Taurus, the bull. The most fertile places to look for
him would be a farm , a bank or a real estate office,
but you'll also find him grazing in other pastures.
There are Taurean engineers, movie stars, clerks, gardners,
kings and queens, chimney sweep, butchers, bakers and
candle stick makers. You can always tell the bull by
his strong silent attitude. Until you get to know him
better, his lengthiest monologues will probably be "yep."
"Nope" "Thanks," "so long,
and frequently"Uh-uh, a substitute for Nope. If
he had a strong Gemini, Aries or sagutarius influence
at birth , he may be a little gabbier and walk with
more bounce. But the typical Taurean prefers to move
delibrerately and speak sparingly.
Like Gibraltar, he is solid and steady and nothing
disturbs his tranquility. You can throw water on him
or light a fire between his toes. You can beat on his
chest with clenched fists, glare at him hypnotically
or shout at the top of your lungs. Taurus won't budge
an inch. Once his mind is set, he folds his arms calmly
and digs in his heels. He sticks out his rather prominent
chin, flares his nostrils, pins back his ears and you've
The bull seldom rushes forward to stomp on your toes.
He simply wants to be left alone. Don't disturb him
and he'll remain contented. Press him and he becomes
obstinate. Shove too hard, tease too much, and he prepared
for violent rage. He can go for months and years on
end, exhibiting perfect poise and control, inhaling
the fragrance of the posies and ignoring the nervous
clacking and clucking all around hime. Then some unexpected
day, a pushy person will pile one straw too many on
his broad back. He'll snort, begin to paw the earth,
narrow his eyes- the charge. Get out of the way as fast
as you can and run for your life! The Taurean temper
is seldom displayed impulsively, but when the bull gets
mad, he can destroy everything in his path, up to and
including Scorpios. Destroy is not the right word. Demolish
is better. It may be some time before the dust setties
and peace reigns again. Some Taureans have such control
that they only charge once or twice in a whole lifetime.
Even the quick-tempered ones won't erupt more than once
or twice a year, if that often. Still it's best to remember
that Taurus usually doesn't get just a little mad or
annoyed. If the incident is large enough to rock his
normally placid emotions, you can count on blind fury,
no ordinary anger.
I know one Taurus male whose wife had never seen him
angry during all the years of her marriage, until one
night in a crowded supper club. An obnoxious drunk stumbled
over to their table and made an off-color remark. She
expected her husband to handle the man firmly, with
his usual self-control, and she was shocked as the rest
of over two tables, lifted the man in the air, and sent
him flying to the other side of the room, nearly demolishing
the bandstand. Not a word was exchanged. I trust this
will make you properly cautious. Before even winking
at a strange woman, it would be wise to know her escort's
You can expect many may people to actually resemble
a bull, the men that is , and the women born under the
sun sign will have an intangible, elusive bovine quality
about them. The look in the female Taureans's eyes will
be serene and limpid, yet steady. She will move gracefully,
indolently, but with a suggestion of hidden strength.
As for the males, the neck will often be thick or muscular,
the shoulders, chest or back, or all three, broad and
strong. The entire body will be well proportioned, whether
short or tall. The ears are usually small and close
to the head. When they eat, they chew slowly, and ordinarily
have excellent digestions. You may notice a lock of
hair (resembling the bull;s forelock) or a curl that
hangs in the centre of the forehead. Not all, but many
Taureans have curly or wavy hair. It's usually dark,
like the eyes and skin. Even the occasional blonde ,
light-eyed and fair-skinned Taurus people will never
suggest fragility of mind or character.
Naturally, you can't expect every Taurean to look like
Ferdinand the bull or Elsie the cow. It's true that
they frequently have large, generous bodies, ranging
from muscular to plump to fat. But if you get that image
too set in your mind , you won't recognize the skinny
ones, and it's important to learn to spot them, too.
What are you going to do when you turn on television
and The Late, Late show features Taureans Bing Crosby,
Fred Astaire is an earthy Taurus. The other planetary
influences in his chart can't change that. Just ask
his friend, choreographer Hermes pan, or anyone else
close to the dancing legend, Ask them how tough it is
to get this Twinkletoes to go somewhere he doesn't want
to go or do something he doesn,t want to go or do something
he doesn't want to do. Bing Crosby is also famous for
his unruffled personality and his calm, easygoing manner,
(That was probably one of Bing's sons on the tramp steamer.)
As for Gary Cooper, take another look at the tall, lanky
frame of that hero of the vintage cowboy shows. His
solid feet seem to be growing right out of the ground
as if they were rooted there. He moves across your television
screen with slow deliberation, and the total number
of complete sentences the actor speaks in those old
westerns is roughly under a dozen. Actor? Following
the venerable Hollywood system of type casting, Gary
Cooper always superbly played Gary Cooper. And like
many another Taurean you'll meet away from stage and
camera, the Cooper love scenes feature a romantic girl,
who cries," I love you madly, passionately. I can't
live without you. You,re my whole life, darling. Tell
me you care. Say you feel the same way. Do you love
me? What answer does the poor girl get for her torrent
of sentiment? 'yep.' ( but it can be strangely comforting)
Taurus is strongly attracted to the opposite sex, but
aggressive pursuit of any kind of pleasure isn't in
his bag of tricks. He prefers to attract people to him.
Why should he waste his energy chasing them over the
countryside? A short trip to a farm and some astute
observation of the laws of nature will make it clear
how the Taurean emotions are activated in both love
and friendship. Passivity is the typical behaviour.
Taureans would rather entertain hospitably at home than
go to the trouble of visiting. The effort required for
scintillating popularity doesn't appeal to the bull's
nature. If you want him, you can call him. He'll be
there. Throw out the line of comradeship or romance,
and he'll pick it, too, which isn't always true of the
more gregarious signs.
Taurus seldom worries, frets or chews his nails. He
can pout and brood when things don't suit his fancy,
but he's not the nervous, twitchy type. It's nature
to be stoic, and take things in his stride, and nothing
really alters this basic tendency.
I know a Taurean, who is both an attorney and a certified
public accountant,a double career that would give anyone
plenty to take in stride, especially at tax time. Now,
this Taurus may bite his nails a little. All right,
he bites them a lot. He talks faster than I do (which
is preety fast), and he does have a couple of worry
creases in his forehead. But there's a heavy Gemini
influence in his natal chart that causes the deceptive
speed, and if you look behind the whirling action of
his dynamic outer image, you'll still discover a Taurus.
His brain may calculate like lightning, but his decisions
are made slowly and carefully. His actions are predictable,
his character is strong, and you can ask his wife just
now much of a pushover he is when she tries to get him
to dress up and go somewhere on the nights he'd rather
stay home. You can also ask his clients who try to rush
him into closing deals quickly. He'll listen patiently
and pleasantly, but the papers don't get signed until
the bull makes up his mind it's the right move. Oh,
yes, he's a Taurus, never mind the Gemini wit and agility.
Flighty action is not among his vices. He rushes slowly,
and that's not a non sequitur.
Taurus people are home folks. There's scarcely a bull
who doesn't love to luxuriate under his own roof and
stretch out amid comfortable, familiar surroundings.
Change upsets him (unless there's a Gemini, Sagittarius
or Aquarius Moon or ascendant). If the Taurus you know
doesn't own his own home, he's dreaming about it, and
he will someday. He's close to the earth, and the love
of the land will come to him eventually,one way or another.
If he's forced to live in a crowded apartment building,
he'll probably have a window box full of geraniums or
petunias. When the noisy clatter of the city threatens
to press in too close, he'll determinedly grab his fishing
pole and head for a quiet, pastoral spot. Let the world
spin at too dizzy a pace for him. And Taurus simply
gets off for a spell until it slows down. If he has
no fishing pole or window box outlet , he may dabble
in real estate, and make arrangements for other people's
mortgages, which gets him out to the suburbs occasionally.
There's always a connection with the land, however remote,
like hanging around the race track, or taking his Sunday
stroll through the park and drinking in the sights and
fragrances of nature.
The average bull is superbly healthy, with a strong
constitution. It takes a lot to put him on his back,
but once he's down , he may recuperate slowly, partially
due to his stubborn refusal to obey the doctor. His
natural inclination to distrust optimism doesn't promote
speedy recovery, either. The sensitive areas for accident
and infection are the throat, neck, legs, ankles, reproductive
organs, the back and the spinal area. Colds often turn
into sore throats, and overweight brought on by the
legendary Taurean love of food and drink, mostly food,
can put a strain on the heart,and plague the bull with
poor circulation, weak ankles, varicose veins and other
chronic complaints. Gout is another possibility. Most
may people, however, can easily stay healthier than
the rest of us if they avoid obesity, lethargy and kidney
infections. Let's be blunt. If the bull drinks to excess
or gets fat and lazy, he'll lose his splendid physique
and his robust good health. One of the main causes for
his illnesses is a lack of country air and exercise.
His system always needs it, even though his obstinate
will may deny it.
Speaking of obstinacy, there's no use telling a Taurean
he (or she) is obstinate. In the bull's mind, he's not
stubborn at all. He's patient. It's matter of semantics.
He's not hardheaded-he's just sensible and firm. For
the life of him, he can't see why people judge him so
The truth is that Taurus is as stubborn as a human
can be and not actually turn into solid stone. Taurean
men and women seem to be glued to both their seats and
their opinions. A Taurus husband will refuse to accompany
his wife to a friend's house if there are no comfortable
chairs there for him to sit in. She can plead in vain..
He just won't go. A Taurus woman who doesn't approve
of her husband's cronies simply will not talk to them
Still, the bulls can claim the virtue of patience with
justification. Many a Taurean bears emotional and physical
burdens in silence for years without complaint. The
higher the trouble pile up, the more strength Taurus
finds to bear them. His loyalty and devotion to family
and friends often surpass all understanding. Lots of
Taurus men and women deserve gold medals for courage
under blows of fate that would have long ago broken
the back of those born under other sun signs. Fine.
I'll go along with awarding a blue ribbon in recognition
of the Taurus fortitude. But he's still stubborn.
There's very little that turns his appetite faint.
The bull can usually eat anything from fried peppers
to chocolate whipped cream cake, sour pickles and turnips-all
at the same meal-without a trace of indigestion. Steak
and beef are usually his favorities, and he loves to
clean up the leftovers. If alcohol is added, the Taurean
can closely resemble king Henry VIII, happily gorging
at a royal banquet. ( of course, a virgo ascendant can
keep him on raw carrots and lettuce, washed down with
The Traureans funny bones are tickled by broad and
slapstick comedy. Many of them fail to catch subtle
satire,but they'll howl when someone slips on a banana
peel or gets a custard pie in the face. Taurus humor
is warm and earthy, playful and reminiscent of Falstaff.
These people are seldom, if ever, really cruel or vindictive.
It,s a strange fact that cruel Taureans often have many
planets in Aries at birth. The two signs don't seem
to mix well in the same horoscopes. Hitler is a good
Now, about the subject of money-the bull and his money
are seldom parted. Not every Taurean is million-aire,
but you won't find many of them standing in line for
free soup. Taurus likes to build empires slowly and
surely. He starts with a solid foundation , they gradually
adds a story at a time, until he's built a stable business
and a bank account with muscles. Oddly, Taurus likes
to accumulate power, along with cash, but simply for
the sensual to subordinates. Just knowing the power
is there along with the dollars seems to satisfy the
Taurean need for security. Why should be bothered with
the effort of manipulating all the strings? There are
Capricorns and Cancerians around to do that, whild he
snooze, smells a daisy or eyes the preety girls. It's
enough that everybody knows who owns the pasture. Sooner
or later, money will come to Taurus, and it usually
sticks like glue when it does. The bull prizes his cash
and his possessions as he does his family but he's not
stingy. The Taurean generous heat and pockets are wide
open to real friends in real trouble.
He's impressed by bigness. The larger a building, the
grander it is to him, and he'll walk right past the
monkeys at the zoo to stare in fascination at the powerful
elephants. Taurus will face huge animals with magnificient
courge,but he fears a mouse. A tiger on the loose won't
cause the bull to flicker an eyelash, while a tiny wasp
can send him climbing up the nearest tree in nervous
Fine paintings and great symphonies stir him deeply.
Every Taurean owns some evidence of the venus love for
art and music, if it's only an old Caruso record, or
a museum postcard of an early van Gogh tucked under
the sweat shirts he wears when he's out jogging on weekends.
Many Taurus men and women have beautiful voices. Some
of them sing professionally; others warble in the bath,soak
in rich oils and dream of gilt-edged security. Music
will always touch their lives in someway, and drawing
or painting are often either hobbies or careers.
The sensuous bull is tranqulized by the color of the
sky. Shades of blue bathe his emotions with peace; also
rose and pink, in a lesser way, but never red, as any
matador could tell you. The greens and browns of nature
calm and soothe him too. Green paper money and a brownstone
house will keep him perfectly contented.
Although Taurean ideas are always sensible, they can
also sparkle with the clarity and depth of fifteen precious
sapphires that add up to six kinds of good fortune,
as he doubles his money under the benign smile of the
gods. There's nothing small about Taurus, including
his capacity for lasting love and his potential for
wealth. Cooper, the Taurean metal, is an excellent conductor
of electricity and heat, and it glows with burnished
beauty through years of use and wear. Let the excitable
ones scurry and squabble for first place. The bull's
fixed nature needs no flaming torches to light the way
to the security he seeks. Eventually success will come
to him, and he will be ready. Because the far-off Venus
showers him with the love of luxury, he pays dearly
for his possessions and treasures them for a lifetime;
yet he's the sworn enemy of waste and extravagance.
His home is his castle- and let no man disturb the peace
of the bull. Taurus is as patient as time itself, as
deep as the forest, with a dependable strength that
can move mountains. But he's stubborn.
Famous Taurus personalities
Fred Astaire, Balzac, Lionel Barrymore, Irving Berlin,
Hitler, William R. Hearst, Audrey Hepburn, Henry j.
Kaiser, willie Mays, Yehudi Menuhin, perry como, Catherine,
the Great, Oliver Cromwell, bing Crosby, Salvador Dali,
Stephen A. Douglas, Queen Elizabeth II, Duke Ellington,
Ella Fitzgerald, Henry, Fonda.