The Bull.April 21 to May 20
Taurus, as the Fixed Earth sign, you represent the fertile earth herself. You specialise in making people and things grow. The Earth element means you are a Sensate Type, physical, sensuous and sensually driven, slow-moving.
Your Fixed quality means you have fixed attachments, favoured ways of doing things, regular habits by preference, earthy routines unlikely to vary. It also means you seek depth of connection, take your time, display great patience, make things grow. You can also get stuck in tender traps, hold in your feelings and close your mind to other people.s values if they are too different to yours. You are most happy when you feel an organic connection with your body and with nature, while putting your higher values into practice. You are .the utiliser. of the zodiac, the second sign, your key phrase: .I have..
VENUS: Planet of Love and Pleasure
Your Planetary Ruler
Substance, beauty, consumption and pleasure are your earthy concerns. In ancient Arabic astrology Taurus is .of cold and dry nature. and .its angel holds the keys of the creation of paradise and of hell.. (Mystical Astrology According to Ibn .Arabi). As one of the signs linked to the desire nature, you are well aware that desires fulfilled can be heaven or hell.
Venus is associated with harmony, companionship, beauty, love, luxury, sensitivity and indulgence. Venus rules both Taurus and Libra, and Taurus is .the night sign. of Venus. In the body Taurus rules the neck, throat, thyroid gland, larynx, vocal chords and shoulders. Sufficient times of quiet and rest as well as regular rests from rich foods and drink make a healthy happy Bull.
Mythic Venus is the Roman version of the Greek Aphrodite. Most beautiful and seductive of the goddesses, Venus is said to have been born from the Ocean and when she appeared before the gods in all her naked radiance each wanted to marry her. When she scornfully refused, the king of the gods punished her pride by forcibly marrying her to the lowliest god of the forge, the lame Vulcan. Venus soon deserted him, openly declaring she would please herself. She had many illicit affairs, notwithstanding her very jealous husband. Love and fertility were her main concerns, and she bore three children to Mars, her natural counterpart . lover and warrior. Ever on the romantic lookout, she fell so in love with the beautiful Adonis, that when he died an untimely death she convinced Jupiter to let her reclaim him from the Underworld for half of every year. Venus also helped mortal couples overcome obstacles to love and happily interfered in people.s lives. Quite amoral, she represents passion and damn the consequences. Thus she inspired the Trojan War just to prove she was the world.s most beautiful woman. Yet she also created the one female heroic quest in the very hero-focused Roman and Greek myths: the labours of Psyche. Psyche was a mortal in love with a god . Eros the son of Venus. Venus demanded Psyche undertake certain tasks to prove herself worthy of Eros. Psyche.s quest took her to the Underworld and brought her up against seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Yet at each challenge she was helped by the innate wisdom of nature and finally succeeded in winning her lover.
Venus represents the bounty of balanced pleasures and also the harsh consequences if desires overpower love. Her special message to Taurus is to enjoy the bounty of life guided by the light of love.
Metal: Copper, ruled by Venus
Colours: Greens and turquoise.
Herbs for Health: Peppermint and Spearmint in cooking, salads, and as a tea. Thyme, lavender, chamomile and tansy. Lovage root . boil and gargle the water for a sore throat.
Foods for Health: Apples, blackberries, peaches, beans, peas and carrots.
Flowers: All five and eight petalled flowers are sacred to Venus and ruled by Taurus, but the rose family are the most beloved.
Scents: Saffron, vanilla and patchouli.
NOTE: Your ruling planet Venus is one of the most beautiful sights in the night sky, when visible. She appears as the Evening Star after sunset, disappears for a period of the year, then reappears as the Morning Star before sunrise.