Taurus was the first sign of the zodiac established among the ancient Mesopotamians – who knew it as the Bull of Heaven – because it was the constellation through which the sun rose on the vernal equinox at that time. Due to the precession of the equinox, it has since passed through the constellation Aries and into the constellation Pisces (hence our current era being known as the Age of Pisces). The Bull represents a strong-willed character with great perseverance and determination. In Egypt, Taurus was seen as the cow goddess Hathor. Hathor was the goddess of beauty, love, and happiness, and she represented all of the riches seen in cattle as the providers of nourishment. Roman astrologers considered Taurus ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty, and Earth, the goddess of the earth and nature. Taurus is opposite to Scorpio.
TAURUS I - The Week of MANIFESTATION April 25-May 2
Taurus I's are hard headed pragmatists and those born in the Week of Manifestation are among the most dominant individuals of the year. When seized by an idea or plan, they will not let it rest until it is implemented. Rarely will this idea be one that has not already been proven, or does not show great promise; Taurus I's are convinced of most of their enterprises' success from the start.
Advice: Beware of taking on too much responsibility. Consciously work on changing yourself periodically. Beware of procrastinating in the name of prudence or good sense. Open up your horizons by exposing yourself to different disciplines and points of view.
TAURUS I NOTABLES: Oskar Schindler, Duke Ellington, Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Ella Fitzgerald, Andre Agassi, Joseph Heller, Bianca Jaggar, Saddam Hussein, Duke of Wellington, Ulysses S. Grant, I.M. Pei, Emperor Hirohito, James Monroe, Kate Smith, Ann-Margret. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. April 25, April 26, April 27, April 28, April 29, April 30, May 1, May 2
TAURUS II - The Week of the TEACHER May 3-10
Those people born in the Week of the Teacher are mainly involved in the development of ideas and techniques. No matter what the vocation or avocation of a Taurus II, they have a message to share. Verbalizing their ideas and observations, generating discussion, and leading by example are all Taurus II's favorite activities. It can be said that they have a calling for imparting information and, more importantly, presenting it in a manner that others can understand.
Advice: Seek to be more affectionate and playful. Beware of strident, dogmatic or inflexible attitudes. Remember that others have gifts to teach also, and that the best teacher is often an eternal student. Set a good example by admitting your mistakes. Rework and revise your ideas periodically.
TAURUS II NOTABLES: Orson Welles, Eva Peron, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, Golda Meir, Roberto Rossellini, Willie Mays, Fred Astaire, Ricky Nelson, Gary Cooper, Johannes Brahms, Rudolph Valentino, Pete Seeger, Frankie Valli, Machiavelli. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships, Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. May 3, May 4, May 5, May 6, May 7, May 8, May 9, May 10
TAURUS III - The Week of the NATURAL May 11-18
Taurus III's are highly sensitive individuals who need to be free to express themselves as directly and as naturally as they wish. Taurus III's do not react well when others try to correct, reform or change their basic habits. These spontaneous, fun-loving, zany individuals insist on being themselves: indeed, they seem to have no other choice. Yet society can put pressures on an individual to conform, and Taurus III's may consequently encounter serious frustrations and obstacles while growing up. Nervousness and neurotic behavior not infrequently result and, in more extreme cases, depressions and acutely repressed feelings.
Advice: Dig deeper and explore the depths of your personality. Try to take matters a bit more seriously if you wish others to do the same in regard to you. On the other hand, never give up your natural and instinctive approach to life. Set your personal standards a bit higher and expect more of yourself.
TAURUS III NOTABLES: Dennis Hopper, Salvadore Dali, George Lucas, Joe Louis, David Byrne, Henry Fonda, Margot Fontaine, Katherine Hepburn, Stevie Wonder, Phil Silvers, George Carlin, Liberace, Bertrand Russell, Yogi Berra. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers. May 11, May 12, May 13, May 14, May 15, May 16, May 17, May 18
TAURUS-GEMINI CUSP: The Cusp of ENERGY May 19 - 24
Those born on the Taurus-Gemini cusp can easily see themselves more as a force than as a person. Not specialists in self-awareness, from an early age they forge a role in life that is active rather than passive, dynamic rather than static. Interested as children in everything around them, those born on the Cusp of Energy often fly every which way in their search for stimulation. Sometimes to the despair of their parents, who correctly accuse them of spreading themselves too thin and not sticking to any one activity, they want to do it all, to take on the world in a direct frontal assault. Some of those born on the cusp fail to form a strong ego early in life. Wanting to please, and fearful of rejection, Taurus-Gemini's may accept the wishes of others at the expense of their own. Self-assertion and building a powerful ego can become a lifelong occupation for them.
Weaknesses: GARRULOUS - COMPULSIVE - HASTY
TAURUS-GEMINI CUSP NOTABLE: Hồ Chí Minh, born Nguyễn Sinh Côn, or Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. May 19, 1890, Kim Lien, Vietnam.
TAURUS-GEMINI CUSP NOTABLES: Pol Pot, Malcolm X, Cher, Bob Dylan, Ataturk, Ho Chi Minh. Source: The Secret Language of Relationships Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers.