Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Celebrating Taurus

April 21 through May 21

It's so appropriate that Earth Day falls on April 22, after the sun has moved into the sign of Taurus.

Taurus is a fixed earth sign, and people born under its influence are typically described as "down to earth". Many, like my mother, have green thumbs and enjoy gardening. My mom loved nothing more than to get outside and dig her hands in the soil. I remember helping her plant tulip and daffodil bulbs when we lived back east. I never enjoyed it as much as she did, but it was fun to watch the flowers bloom come spring.

Taureans tend to be homebodies, not wanderers like Sagittarius, and their homes are often havens of peace and tranquility. My mother, the Taurus, hated to move more than anyone I ever knew. Unfortunately, she married a Scorpio afflicted with the Wanderlust. (He had some Sagittarian influences in his chart.) Generally, Taurus and Scorpio are a good match, and other compatible signs include Virgo and Capricorn, the other two earth signs, plus water signs Pisces and Cancer.

Taurus is "feminine" sign ruled by Venus so there's a sensual, "earthy" side to the sign. Taureans love beauty and all sensual experiences. They can be quite easy going, but watch out when they get riled up.

Is there a Taurus in your life?


For more about Taurus, check out this page at astrology.com.


Teresa said...

My favorite grandmother was a Taurus. This really fits her. She had a green thumb, loved her home and family, and when she got riled, oh boy, watch out!!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Teresa, your grandma sounds like a great role model. Glad you had her in your life.

Anonymous said...

(hand popping up) I'm a Taurus, but I have to say I love the idea of gardening much more than actual gardening. I feel most comfortable when in nature, it's like I can breath again.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Beth, it's good to know that gardening talent isn't obligatory for Taurus, though I think a love of nature probably is. Heck, I love nature, too, I'm just allergic to most of it. ;)

Isabella Jordan said...

My younger child is a Taurus. Stubborn but one of the kindest little people you'll ever meet. I've learned a lot from her. I'll say that. LOL


Linda McLaughlin said...

Isy, Taurus, stubborn? Definitely, but also kind. My mom was like that, too. Come to think about it, she wasn't as stubborn as my Scorpio dad. (Another fixed sign.)

David Cranmer said...

There must be a Taurus in my life but I would have to ask my wife. She keeps track of all the signs.