Sun in Taurus

(The Sun is in Taurus from approximately April 20 to May 20, depending on the year).

There is something very solid about Taurus natives, no matter what the rest of their charts say about them. Though they are dependable most of the time, this generally shows itself more in habit than in outright helpfulness.

Taurus natives are sensual folk- and this includes sex, but extends to pleasures in all areas: they delight in the sensual pleasures of food, a comfortable blanket, a richly colored aquarium to look at, the smell of flowers or spring rain, pleasing melodies coming from their stereos, and so forth. Some might even say they live through their senses more than most. When Taurus natives work, they work hard. They do it with a steadiness that may rarely be considered quick; rather, it's a dependable, plodding and steady effort that has its payoffs. Security is immensely important to Taurus--some of them actively seek wealth, while others are content to be "comfortable". The Taurus definition of "comfortable" may not be exactly the same as the rest of the signs, but comfort is definitely a driving force.

Although hard-working, their fixed and comfort-loving nature sometimes makes them appear lazy. This is only because they separate work and leisure so well. When they work, they work hard, and when they play, they don't really "play" as such...they relax. A Solar Taurus who has kicked his or her feet up is rooted there--you'd be hard-pressed to get them to move. On a mental level, you'll likely have the same problem. Taureans stick with things and ideas, and therein lies one of the reasons why they are known for their stubbornness. Taurus is a fixed sign, and they have a fair measure of tradition and steadiness in their make-up that keeps them rooted.

The possessiveness associated with Taurus shows up in all areas of life in some way. Taurus likes to own things (and sometimes people). A nice home, a piece of land (this can be modest), a paid-off car, that aquarium mentioned earlier, a couple pets, maybe a solid business...In love and relationship, there is an earthy kind of possessiveness that may be considered jealousy by some, but there is actually quite a difference between being possessive and being jealous. Taurus natives are rarely jealous and petty. They do, however, think of the people they love as theirs--it adds to their sense of security. Sun in Taurus: The Taurus child is born into a mother-dominated household, since the sign is a negative, or feminine, polarity. The father is probably present but passive. When the father figure is passive, the mother has to take on the family responsibilities. The child begins to pattern its decisions and values according to the mother's live philosophy.

The Taurus person is Venus-ruled. Many people undervalue the Venus types because they look to be easygoing and perhaps a little weak. This is not the case. The childhood does not encourage children born in this sign to respond spontaneously. Therefore, Taureans rarely feel comfortable displaying reactions either in a career situation or in a relationship. The mother is an overpowering figure who manipulates the child with so much 'mother' love that Taureans hesitate to express themselves honestly or easily. It has been said that Taurus is stubborn, angry and sometimes rigid. All Fixed signs are, and Taureans try to build environment that they can depend on since not much in the childhood was dependable.

Material acquisitions help create a feeling of a stable universe. Taureans are often drawn to the money professions for security reasons. The Taurus banker is not avoiding relationships with people and is not really pursuing money for money's sake, but is attempting to work in a stable environment. The world of finance is dependable - a dollar is a dollar (more or less) every day of the week. The Taurus person is afraid to establish relationships with people because those people may change their attitudes toward their relationships from one day to the next.

Taureans are quite sensual and need some emotional commitment in order to be fulfilled. When relationships frighten them, they may avoid the emotional sensuality of sex and enjoy the sensuality of food, ending up with weight problems. They may also retreat into religious and philosophical orders which can protect them from living out their emotional needs. The irony here is that the validity of philosophical beliefs cannot be tested if they are not experienced through emotional involvements.

Sun in Taurus: The Taurus personality often displays stability, purpose, persistence, determination, self-reliance, reliability and sincerity. You will not usually take any risks affecting your material security, as your possessions and home environment are extremely important to you; in fact, you will be cautious in all aspects of your life. You tend to rely on a common¬sense approach, quite pragmatic and practical, being efficient and even adroit at financial management and organizational requirements. You will take time to consider future courses of action, evaluating your options, and will need to feel as convinced and secure as possible regarding your choices before deciding to act; once your mind is set, you will see the choice through. You will apply yourself to the task of earning money and obtaining those material possessions which you believe are needed to build a secure lifestyle foundation.

Generally, your temperament is gentle and placid, and you try to live in ways which do not attract trouble towards you; but if provoked you can explode into a noisy display of temper. If others oppose you on issues on which you have already set your mind, then you can display a stubborn and obstinate resistance, failing to reconsider or listen to alternative opinions and advice.

You prefer a quiet, steady life, and can be secretive and reserved regarding disclosure of personal matters. Your sympathetic nature creates a sensitivity to natural beauty, as well as to art, music and literature. As sensual pleasures and comforts attract, you prefer to create a home which is pleasant and attractive with a relaxing atmosphere which can have a calming and beneficial effect on others. As your life can pivot around home, the quality of the domestic life is crucial to your peace of mind. your health is often related to your success in creating a balanced and harmonious atmosphere around you. You tend to remain in touch with close relatives and friends, feeling secure in knowing that all is well with them.

You are rarely a 'romantic dreamer', who tends to distort relationships by an over-active imagination; usually you are quite straightforward and honest with any partners. You prefer to keep your emotions in their place as you are not always comfortable with them; and there can be a tendency towards repression, which can stimulate occasional outbursts of temper. Your relationships have a co-operative quality, and you can be tactful and diplomatic, even though you are often very direct in your communication with others.

Partners will be carefully and cautiously chosen; and despite your often laid-back and relaxed style, you can be a demanding marriage partner, expecting a high standard from others. The relationship being the main focus for your emotional intensity, you can be jealous and extremely possessive. Satisfactory sexual relationships are important with your partner, and if your enjoyment of sexual passions fades, then the relationship becomes less stable, and unfulfilling. A degree of intellectual compatibility is also required, as you tend to see intimate relationships as a source of mental stimulation in your life too; and a depth of communication is necessary to feel the intimacy of relationship connection. An element of 'best friends' is also included in satisfactory Taurean partnerships.

You tend to live by traditional moral standards and beliefs, and can be highly principled; and this often shows in your decision-making process and life choices. Your attitudes tend to be conservative and orthodox regarding questions of faith and religion, although possibly more fatalistic in tone, and less intellectualized or philosophical. You can become dogmatic and fixed in your attitudes and opinions, although an emotional involvement with causes can show you to be a tireless worker, sacrificing much for your ideals, especially in supportive and practical context.

Sun in Taurus: Sun in Taurus individuals feel they have the right to actualize their material and sensual values; to never change those values; to accumulate a level of comfortable material security. Also, they may feel the right to establish rigid, fixed nonmaterialistic values, and to opt for a stubborn passivity in using their talents.

When you focus on gaining agreement from others on the validity of your tangible and material values, you can appear as stubborn and intractable. You may give into the Taurean tendency to want to be recognized as worthwhile and important. This tendency can cause you to resist the efforts of others to expand your position by adding their input. You can be totally dedicated to establishing your merit by accumulating money and goods. When this happens and you fail to consider the values of others, you cheat yourself of the opportunity to enhance and expand your levels of material security and comfort.

You can direct your attention to uplifting others through expressing your talents and abilities. This allows other people to respond by sharing their own values. Thus, you give others centre stage in establishing their own worth, and give yourself an opportunity to become more objective about your values. From this objectivity, you can create an even deeper sense of security in relationships. You revitalize your worth in the process of recognizing the worth of others. Being conscious of other people's value results in an expansion of your material security in the world.

Sun in Taurus: For people who have Sun in Taurus, love relationships are of primary importance. You don't like being alone and will settle for a partnership that is less than ideal rather than do without. Once you've set your sights on someone, you pursue him / her doggedly, undaunted by delays, obstacles or rejection. After you've bagged your game, you hold on tightly and are extremely possessive of your partners. Aquarians, Geminis and Sagittarians may feel suffocated by your love, but Cancers and Capricorns might appreciate your constant and uncomplicated devotion.

Your intense interest in sex is a powerful impetus to forming relationships. Sex is usually foremost in your mind, and it's one of your greatest pleasures. For you, sex is a natural bodily function, a primary need, and your approach to it is down-to-earth, uninhibited and unabashed. However, your strong sex drive and preoccupation with satisfying your physical desires can cause you to be rather indiscriminate and indulgent, and sometimes any warm body will do.

Good-natured and easy-going, you are an amiable and loyal companion. You are patient and slow to anger, and tend to take life as it comes. However, when pushed too far you can be a stubborn and formidable opponent.

To the people you love, you are attentive, affectionate, loyal, devoted and generous. You enjoy doing things for your loved ones and giving them gifts. However, your 'gifts' often have strings attached, and you are inclined to try to buy love or to make others feel obligated to you. You also may expect lovers to lavish material bounty upon you; and your less materialistic friends might think you are a bit mercenary.

Indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful things: clothing, jewelry, furniture, art, good food and drink. You derive great pleasure from your possessions, and are usually in debt because you can't say 'no' to yourself.

You probably have good taste in clothing and furnishings, and could succeed in a career in fashion or interior design. Or, your affinity with nature might incline you toward horticulture or landscape architecture. The original 'Earth Mother', you love plants, have two green thumbs and can make just about anything grow. In everything you do, you need to see the physical results of your labors. You aren't very assertive, innovative or especially hard-working however; thus, you'd probably be better off working for someone else or in a partnership, rather than striking out on your own.

Because Taurus rules the throat, you may have musical ability and a fine singing voice.

Cooking is another area in which you excel, and many people with Taurean Suns are employed in the culinary fields. Whether or not you decide to put your talents to work for you professionally, you probably like to bake and cook for yourself, your friends and your family. And you certainly enjoy sitting down to a good meal! As a result, you may always be at least a few pounds overweight. Your slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise can compound the problem, and you might find yourself waging a lifelong battle with the scales. But then, who'd take a skinny chef seriously?

Unwilling to take chances or risk lowering your standard of living, you'll stay with an unsatisfying job or relationship for years rather than make a switch. You are truly a creature of habit and always prefer something familiar to an unknown. You are likely to view your career and relationships as investments, and once you've put a great deal of time and effort into something you are loathe to cut your losses and move on. Consequently, you have a tendency to get stuck in a rut.

Because you are reluctant to try anything new and are anything but adventurous, you can become a bit dull and overly-conservative. Others sometimes underestimate your intelligence because you aren't especially interested in mental pursuits or witty conversation (unless your Mercury is in Gemini). Your concerns are with the material, tactile world and its tangible realities, and you don't place much value in abstractions. In fact, you might have trouble even getting your mind around some philosophical or metaphysical concepts. You need to guard against being narrow-minded and dismissing out-of-hand anything with which you aren't already familiar, or that you can't see, touch, smell or taste.

Your greatest strengths are your constancy, your sweet and loving temperament, and your appreciation of all things beautiful. Your greatest failings result from your indulgence, stubbornness, laziness and greed.

Sun in Taurus: This is the second sign of the zodiac, and it is concerned with growth and protection, in the same way that the first tender shoots of a plant need to be protected. Taureans worry about money. They seem to be haunted by the fear that they will shortly be sleeping under the arches, with only a cardboard box for shelter. Needless to say, they don't live beyond their means, and they are never out of work for long. Some Taureans become very rich, while others keep themselves and their families going in a very modest manner. These subjects can be jealous of richer or more successful people, but they may miss out on reaching such dizzy heights for themselves because they tend to be lazy.

Taureans are sensualists. Many people confuse this word with sexuality; and, while a sensuality often does include sex among his list of pleasures, it is not the only one. All earth sign people have well-developed senses, especially that of touch, but Taureans are the most sensual of all the signs, enjoying anything which appeals to any of their senses. These subjects are good with their hands, have excellent hand / eye co-ordination, and rarely drop or break anything. I know one Taurean who is a very creative builder and decorator, another who is a really inspired cook, yet another who has created a wonderful garden, and one who is the art editor of a magazine and loves to visit gardens on his day off. Notice how often the word 'creative' crops up in connection with this sign. These people may not be the most inventive members of the zodiac, but they love to create beauty in all its forms and they are often naturally artistic. Taureans are thorough and painstaking in all that they do. They are true craftsmen and women who can infuriate others by their fussiness.

It is interesting to note that such a sedentary sign includes dancers. Taureans love to dance, and are often quick and light on their feet even when they are overweight.

The average Taurean subject personifies middle-class values. He wants a reasonably spacious home with a fair bit of land around it, but he wants to achieve this on a very small mortgage. He needs a family, a couple of animals, a few good friends and a steady job. He may not have much imagination, but he pays his bills, washes behind his ears and avoids astrologers like the plague. These subjects are private people with all the usual reserve of a feminine sign. They don't wear their hearts on their sleeves and would be embarrassed at having their problems aired in front of others. Taureans are extremely thorough in all that they do, and almost totally reliable in all their undertakings. They project an image of respectability and hate to look feckless or silly. This is a fixed sign, which means that these subjects prefer to stick to a job, a home or a relationship. The families of Taureans always know just where they are, and can be fairly sure that they will not be abandoned or let down in any way. There is a quality of certainty about these people which makes a nice change in these days of fly-by-night relationships.

Taureans are the plodders of the zodiac. They will make a good job of whatever they are given to do; they work at their own pace and are very thorough and painstaking. They cannot be hassled or rushed; it upsets them. In relationships, they are very loving and kind, but may be inflexible and opinionated. Their outlook is traditional, and they hate being crossed or undermined in any way. If a Taurean found a relationship or a situation too uncomfortable, he would simply leave it, and having done so he would rarely look back. These subjects need an uncomplicated life with a few luxuries and pleasures thrown in. They tend to attract jealousy without having or doing anything particularly obvious to cause it. It is simply that after an invariably bumpy start, their lives become so pleasant and orderly that other people envy them. With their gentle sense of humor, lack of spite and good intentions, routinely good manners and pleasantly ordinary appearance, Taureans help to make the world a nicer place.

The typical Taurus is medium in height and sturdy in build. Many, but by no means all, Taureans have difficulty in keeping their weight down. Their hands and feet are small and neat, and their movements are surprisingly brisk. Their movements are graceful, and many of them are surprisingly good dancers. Facially, they can range from being absolutely lovely to rather Churchillian, with that characteristically strong chin and jutting lower lip. Their best features are their eyes, which, in Nordic races, are typically pale grey and rather large. In all races, the eyes are attractive and the gaze steady and unafraid. One particularly Taurean trait is the lack of a bottom. Just as the Aries has, in tailoring terms, a 'prom-seat', Taureans may have hardly any 'seat' at all. Many Taureans prefer to hide their faces behind beards, heavy-framed spectacles, make-up and elaborate hair-styles, while others are extremely stylish dressers. Taurean people always look good, whatever personal style they effect, because this sign is most concerned with images and appearances.

Weak spots for health are the throat, lower jaw and lower teeth, the voice, tonsils and the thyroid gland. Diabetes is a possibility through the connection with the planet Venus, as are cystitis and kidney problems. Over-indulgence can lead to obesity for these subjects, but this could be mitigated by planets in nearby Gemini. Taureans don't worry overmuch about their health, but they do take it seriously when they have to.

Taureans are very good with their hands, and have a wonderful eye for line, design and color. They like to build, preserve and conserve whatever they can for the next generation to enjoy, which is why many of them can be found in the worlds of farming, building, gardening and architecture. The beauty trade attracts these people, as does the fashion industry, and many Taureans love to cook for themselves and their friends either professionally or as a hobby.

There is an attraction to the world of money, and they may, therefore, be found working in banks, as accountants, book-keepers and also in the field of insurance. Another area which attracts Taureans is that of entertainment. Many Taurus people love to sing and dance, and will make a career for themselves in opera or dancing on the stage, either as amateur or as professional entertainers. The Taurean gifts of common sense and reliability, coupled with thoroughness and a real love of their chosen work, make them excellent employees. Their natural kindness and sympathy make them wonderful employers too, but they can be very tough and canny negotiators. Their flair for making money may make them extremely successful, but they sometimes become too bogged down in minor money matters to see the wood for the trees. Since they are very visual, images in all their forms appeal to these people, and this could lead to such esoteric interests as heraldry. The Taurean gift of creating images and things which look good may take them into the world of marketing.

A quick round-up of Taureans of my acquaintance reveals a builder, a roofer, a couple of dancers, a top chef and an artist, a couple of make-up artists, a dressmaker, and a book¬keeper. My Taurean cousin has always done clerical work, but she is a truly gifted amateur cook and a good dancer. Other Taureans of my acquaintance love to sign and dance, while a few actually enjoy sports. Many Taureans seem to spend a good deal of their lives dreaming of success as artists, sportsmen or performers, but not all of them can summon up the energy or the courage which would be needed to succeed in these fields. Having said all this, there is an odd breed of Taurean who seems to be able to thrive in the world of fashion, art or music and even live quite an eccentric and bohemian kind of life. Some Taureans relate well to other people and, therefore, work as advisors, particularly in the financial field. However, many of them seem only to need others in order to bounce their own ideas off them.

Taureans love money, and spend a lifetime trying to find it. A good deal of their wealth is acquired by working, but many of them seem to inherit quite large sums of money too. These subjects are wonderful managers of money, and may play the stock-market to great advantage, but most are really rather cautious and prefer to keep their cash safely on deposit. Taureans don't like to admit to having anything, and, given the choice, would go to their graves with their Swiss bank account numbers engraved on their hearts. Those Taureans who don't have access to large funds still manage to save for a rainy day and strive to pay off their mortgages.

Taureans need comfort, but would rather wait until they can afford good things before buying anything. Many are gifted amateur builders and gardeners who make their homes as attractive and comfortable as possible, without spending money unnecessarily. Taureans are not keen on second-hand goods, except those which they inherit from their own families. Taurus subjects look after their homes and their possessions painstakingly. They think carefully, and prefer to survey the market before spending anything. Taureans are not particularly dressy, but what they wear is always suitable for the occasion. They only buy quality clothing for special occasions, preferring ordinary chain-store goods for everyday wear. Some Taureans like collecting valuable possessions, and most will make sure that they have a good sound-system both in their homes and in their cars. Taureans enjoy travelling, but will only do so in great comfort, and only when they can well afford to do so. These subjects look after their families, but will not be taken advantage of by lazy or greedy relatives, even if these happen to be their own children.

Taurus, being an earth sign which is fixed in quality, is the most steady, reliable and sensible sign of the zodiac. Their partners are in no danger of being let down or faced with fluctuating moods and unexpected events. Taureans take their time about everything, and will think long and hard before making any kind of decision. Whether they discuss potential decisions with their partners or keep their thoughts to themselves depends on other factors on their charts. Taureans are terribly stubborn, and will obstinately cling to a point of view. They aren't adaptable, and will stick to the same way of doing things throughout their lives. Anyone who wants a home-loving partner who will work hard to bring money into the home and not waste anything unnecessarily should look no further than this sign. These subjects are careful with money, but usually generous and thoughtful towards their families and close friends. There is a type of Taurean who doesn't want to work or take any kind of responsibility but who wants to be looked after and paid for all along the line, but such types are, thankfully, quite rare. There is, however, another, far more common Taurus type who will work quite hard without every really seeming to get anywhere in live; but as long as their partners don't mind this, they do at least offer emotional security, and there is a lot to be said for that.

Socially speaking, some Taureans are wonderful conversationalists while others seem to be completely tongue-tied and need to be persuaded to open up and chat. Often the only way to open them up is to get them to chat about their particular interests. For many Taureans, the subjects which is closest to their hearts is money, and they will chat away about money-making schemes for hours. Taureans are good home-makers who can cook, build, make a wonderful garden, look after pets or do anything else which requires dexterity and practicality. They need a good, comfortable and safe home life, and they prefer to spend money on their homes, in areas where they can see what they have bought, rather than on such ephemeral experiences as travel or entertainments. Some Taureans will take their families away on holiday - once all possible household bills have been covered, of course! Taurus subjects need security in a relationship, and will offer the same to their partners, only leaving when a situation becomes utterly untenable. They can refuse to leave a marriage which is obviously defunct.

See also: Sun in Taurus; Sun in Taurus; Children of Taurus

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Aries: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign shows you to be a strong individual with an even stronger and determined drive to achieve your ends. You can be very dedicated in your efforts to further important personal ambitions. The congenial, peaceable, and placid attributes of the bull (Taurus) are sure to be present, but Aries provides an emotional stimulation that makes you much more assertive that most Taurus natives. You have a sparkling enthusiasm which keeps you on the move asserting your natural leadership traits. While involved in an issue, your mind is actively and restlessly searching for loopholes, weak points, or contradictions. When you find an inconsistency in logic or in the facts, your quickness to judge comes into play and you form a definite opinion on the matter in seconds. If you later discover a contradiction to this argument, you may just as rapidly drop your position and with equal rigidity, hold to the opposite view. There are great inconsistencies in your nature, much more that you may realize or admit. You can be tolerant and broad-minded in your viewpoints one minute, and totally biased and unreasonable the next. Even when you aren’t insisting on something, you have a way of making your wishes known by a manner, a gesture, or a lack of enthusiasm that clearly states your position. When you are directly arguing a point, you have a way of being so plausible and apparently reasonable that you wear down resistance. You have a way of eliminating opposition by the shear strength of your will. The traits of this configuration are ones that demand harnessing and controlling. If this is accomplished, there is little that you cannot accomplish. Generally, your ability to interact with people will be difficult, and your greatest achievements will be realized by directing your efforts toward impersonal activities.

See also: Sun in Taurus and Moon in Aries

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Aries: Salvadore Dali, Stevie Wonder

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Taurus: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign amplifies the determination and purposeful nature of this sign of the Bull. Your concentration and staying power is second to none. Concentration is the base of your renowned tendency toward stubbornness, in that when you apply your mind to a subject, nothing is likely to distract your attention. Accordingly, you can focus with equal tenacity on your work, your domestic life, and your leisure activities. You are never one to jump to conclusions, but once you have made up your mind, you are never likely to modify your views. You are highly conventional, and you have a great regard for the establishment and the status quo. Change is something you prefer to avoid because you are slow to adjust and dislike being required to do so. You make a good friend because you are honest and loyal. You enjoy good friends, good food, good music, and in general, the “good life.” You are materialistic, but with a special knack for saving and reinvesting. You are always a hard worker, and you don’t mind starting at the bottom and slowly working your way to the top. You can achieve success because the work you do is done well and you are totally dependable. Patient and calm, your “tongue in cheek” diplomacy designed to humor opponents until, in the end, you have your own way. You respect authority simply because you expect someday to have it.

See also: Sun in Taurus and Moon in Taurus

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Taurus: Karl Marx

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Gemini: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign gives an affinity for sociability, and a definite air of simple pleasantness marks your personality. The contrasting elements of slowness of Taurus and speed of Gemini generally produces a Taurus person more apt to make errors of judgment. The natural trait of stubbornness may still be present, but the Gemini Moon often shows a tendency to jump rather quickly to conclusions and the natural Taurus fixity is not nearly so apparent. But sometimes trouble can arise when you form a quick opinion and do hold to it, no matter what. You are mentally alert, but apt to lack the great memory usually possessed by Taurus natives. There is an ever present tendency with this pairing to be too critical of other people. This is the most restless and fickle of the Taurus combinations. You may find yourself constantly jumping into friendships and romances, finding reasons why the other person is not right for you. Continuous challenge and stimulation is required to keep your undivided attention. You need more education that most people because study and learning steadies your nature. Your capacity for attainment increases in direct ratio with your interest in study and education. Fortunately, your intellectual tendencies probably endow you with good abilities or talents. You’re apt to show especially good verbal skills; speaking and writing. With education you can be less restless and more contented. The mind is always needing something tangible and concrete with which to relate. Keeping yourself mentally busy is very important for you.

See also: Sun in Taurus and Moon in Gemini

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Gemini: Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple Black, George Carlin, Milton William Cooper, Sigmund Freud, Cate, LaurieSw

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Cancer: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign is somewhat contradictory and confusing. The Moon placement suggests you are sensitive, easily hurt, and sometimes very resentful. The Sun, conversely, shows that you are not one to be pushed around easily, and at times you can be down right stubborn. Usually you hide your dislikes very well and rely on diplomacy, making it a little unclear to others exactly where you stand or what you are thinking. You have a way of changing your tactics to suit your purposes, and to avoid conflict. In business you are a shrewd tactical planner who can come up with the right strategy, often influenced more by feelings than reason. Yours is a rather sensitive nature, endowed with an emotional side that can easily be aroused. Your foundation and the stabilizing factor in your life is in the home and with the family. Self-assurance, that may seem strong in your nature, is really only skin deep. Your capacity for conciliating different views is noteworthy, but it can seem that you have no real conviction of your own sometimes. This is not usually the case however. There is a tendency for you to hide your light under the lamp shade when you need to be making decisions and taking firm actions. You need not be such a pushover because your ideas are very sound and well constructed. Your ambitions are strong and you never give up on a job. Yet there is a tendency to be a little negative and pessimistic when things don’t go the way you think they should.

See also: Sun in Taurus and Moon in Cancer

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Cancer: Willie Nelson

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Leo: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a strong determined will, well defined opinions, and a very forthright, honest, and fearless personality. There is much pride tied up in your nature. You respect others, but you listen to yourself and trust your personal abilities first and foremost. Not tending to rely on your intellect alone, you depend more on your hunches, and your key to success should be your high self-esteem. Creativity and pragmatism mark your nature, giving you an excellent sense of how things should be constructed, organized, or planned. You are a good manager or boss, and people respond well to working for you. At your best you are persistent, sure and reliable. Personal confidence and pride can at times cause you to be domineering and inflexible in attitude, and you possess strong likes and dislikes. Because you are usually so steady and consistent, you rarely blow up. You can be critical, but in a fair and constructive way. Wanting things done your way, you don’t like to have your action very closely monitored or scrutinized, although you are not above doing this to others. Too your few close friends, you are trustworthy, honest, and devoted. You seem to like or dislike people because of instinctive feelings about them rather than for matters you have reasoned out. This is a very fixed and stable personality, but in the early part of your life you probably had tendencies toward extremes. Throughout your life it will always be important for you to double check decisions and avoid overestimating possibilities because of confidence or pride. Behind the spirited, but pridefully impulsive qualities in your personality is a practical, solid, determined internal nature that serves you much better.

See also: Sun in Taurus and Moon in Leo

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Leo: Queen Elizabeth II

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Virgo: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces charm, poise, balance and a good deal of common sense. Unless the Sun or the Moon has some difficult aspects to contend with, you will glide through life with few problems, because of the pragmatic and stable physical characteristics of Taurus blended with the cool intellect of Virgo. You have much to offer the world, but someone may have to spur you into action. Once the inertia of getting started is overcome, you can throw yourself into work with the greatest energy if you so desire. You may be prone to complain about the way life is treating you, but without some of these minor irritations, you would coast along and let someone else shoulder the responsibility. A little adversity is good for you and wakes you up so that you can become very conscientious on the job. You have an innate ability, if left to your own devices, of slipping by with the expenditure of very little energy; living by your wits and your practical nature. When you apply yourself, results can be amazing. A natural student, your mind is quick and retentive. You love to read, and you can grasp and retain material that other may often overlook. Though you are stubborn and don’t like to be told what to do, you are inclined to end up in a subordinate role simply because you aren’t very aggressive at grabbing the reins of control and responsibility. You have charisma and magnetism combined with the ability to see people for what they are. These characteristics are what makes life easy for you and allows you to become very much the opportunist who takes advantage of charm, common sense and innate abilities to produce a comfortable lifestyle.

See also: Sun in Taurus and Moon in Virgo

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Virgo: William Randolph Hearst, Donovan Leitch, Shirley McLaine, Jack Nicholson, Doug, Jude

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Libra: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces one of the most likable personalities in the Zodiac. Others may have more wit, ambition, or intellect, but none equal the charm and appeal of this combination. A nice home and a close family are your first loves; social contact and involvement, a close second. Your keen social personality is aided by a fine sense of humor and an easygoing outlook. This personality is marked with optimism, even if you’re up to your ears in private woes. Anyone that doesn’t like you is probably motivated by jealousy. You are expressive and idealistic, your nature is inclined toward the dramatic and the artistic. Though your positive attitude allows you to accomplish a great deal when you settle down to work, when forced to face the world of fact and figures and engage in anything that restricts your creative talents, you can never really be happy. You can never handle conflict matters very well as you suffer from nervous tension when placed in a confrontation situation or hostility of any kind. Your great sense of balance and harmony constantly protects you from ever go off the deep end. You may have a wide range of emotional responses from rapturous joy when you are happily with a special someone in a solid relationship, to almost going to pieces when you are confronted by hostility and forced to react to it.

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Sun in Taurus and Moon in Libra: Bertrand Russell, Jamie, VinG

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces a personality possessing a good deal more emotional intensity that is normally observed in the very stable Taurus Sun sign native. A very attractive cover hides the emotionally temperamental side of your nature. There is a very “definite” quality about you that insists black is black and white is white, and the many shades of gray don’t exist. You have a very strong and passionate nature that knows what it wants and how to get it. You are very headstrong, self-willed, and independent. Your charm is instantaneous, and this coupled with your dramatic flare, shows talent for acting and speaking. You like being noticed and there is nothing at all timid about you. You are very appealing to the opposite sex, but the temperament you release when your reserve breaks down can make personal relationships very stormy. With all the tools that you have to get ahead, it wouldn’t be hard for you to go far. Strangely however, your ambition to do so may not be as strong as many of your competitor who you pass along the way may believe. The tension that seems always to be building up constantly produces the urge to get away from it all and let yourself completely relax. You need this reprieve to avoid the stress to which you are rather susceptible.

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Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio: Mark Zuckerberg, JonathanG

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Sagittarius: The combination of your Sun sign and Moon sign blend two signs that are both extroverted and sociable, and enjoy having a good time. Your sense of what constitutes a good time is variable; sometimes simple and earthy, and other times much more venturesome. Your highly developed social sense suggests that you like people, but they must be the right people. You would rather be alone than confined with people that you consider dull or uninteresting. This is not to say you are necessarily class conscious, for you can get along with all types of people with your ability to say the right thing at the right time. Your manner of speaking is, however, forthright and direct and you have no difficulty making your sincerity and decisiveness felt. Your stubborn nature can express itself in such a flexible way that you can discuss a subject at great length without wavering from your original position. A tendency to stick by your very high principles and code make you come across as a moralist and one not above sitting in judgment of friend and acquaintances. You feel you have a right to this as you are a pretty good, law abiding, conventional human being. Talk is a specialty of yours, especially when the talk can take on a personal touch. You always enjoy exchanging tidbits of gossip and passing on rumors. You try to like a good life; full and satisfying in an intellectual sense, but pleasant and luxurious all the same.

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Sun in Taurus and Moon in Sagittarius: J. Krishnamurti, Al Pacino, Tammy

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Capricorn: The combination of your Sun and Moon signs produces a personality that is gentle and easygoing, unless some way provoked. When you are asked to do something against your will, the nature of both signs is to resist with a great stubbornness. Your makeup is very strong and durable emotionally. You can handle much stress and stain in your life and always emerge from a crisis in good shape. You are stable and decisive, and there is little that is frivolous or whimsical about you. You don’t waste time daydreaming because you are just too practical. You may spend a good deal of time planning or putting things together, but you prefer to deal in tangible, matter-of-fact affairs that lend themselves well to your close scrutiny and critical analysis. You are a dependable person to whom others bring problems or projects and count on for help. You actually enjoy a sense of responsibility, perhaps even more than the recognition or power that usually accompanies authority. Security is of the utmost importance to you. You don’t necessarily want wealth, but security of home, of position, and of a degree of prestige are all important. You are a proud person, with a strong sense of your own worth, which you like to see manifest in the material things in your world . . .your accomplishments or your surroundings. You have much executive talent because of your down-to-earth way of approaching problems and you keen understanding of human nature. You have an instinct for knowing what people are thinking and what they will be thinking in a little while.

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Sun in Taurus and Moon in Capricorn: Cher, George Clooney, Adolf Hitler, Flossie

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Aquarius: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces an affable personality and an easy, friendly manner that makes it easy for you to meet and deal with strangers. You know instinctively how to get along with people. This conceals a core of hard purpose and solid convictions. Your charming manner and pleasant demeanor draws others to you like a magnet, and you can achieve your ends with diplomacy and friendly persuasion. You are, likewise, very tolerant of people and always very interested in them, albeit in a rather detached way. Sometimes you are even too quick to trust the untrustworthy, because you are so prone to have an initial sense of faith in others. Few can live up to your code of treating other people as you would like to have them treat you. Your major motivating power or personal drive stems from your deep feelings. You can feel deeply about things, yet because of an impersonal quality in your external personality, you are seldom likely to go overboard because of emotional pressures. You know how to control and wisely direct your feelings making them work for you in human relationships. You have an excellent, very studious mind, curious and inventive. You have an innate ability to work well with colors and forms and may have a good deal of artistic talent. You do not ask for much in a material sense, and thus, you may not achieve a great deal in this regard. Strangely, inertia can be your only enemy. You possess a good deal of self-esteem that will aid you in attaining much in life. Though shrewd in business, your honor never deserts you. Your friendliness and ability to put people at ease can prove to be your greatest asset for success and attainment.

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Sun in Taurus and Moon in Aquarius: Orson Welles, Arine, Patrice

Sun in Taurus and Moon in Pisces: The combination of your Sun sign and your Moon sign produces much creativity and imagination, but at the same time it creates a somewhat private dream life that may not have a firm grip on reality. Taurus gives you a restful or stable internal nature, but the Moon gives a rather changeable personality. Despite a need and desire for sympathy and affection, you may isolate yourself from others and maintain strong powers of restraint in relating your feelings. You are highly sensitive to emotional matters, impressionable to love and flattery. You are somewhat susceptible to being imposed upon by friends and associates. Insights to people are continuous being formed and evaluated and the conclusions formed are generally accurate. It is important that you exercise discrimination in selecting your friends. The passive inclinations in your nature makes you inclined to attract imposition by others playing on your good nature and kind disposition. You take life seriously, but view things that are going on around you as though you were not part of the picture, and it is somewhat easy for you to lose sight of reality. You can be extremely amiable when you permit yourself to respond to people in a spontaneous and natural manner. Because of this, you are a natural for romance that is always strong in your nature. You have a stubborn streak that can be a protective device and helpful, if you don’t let it become too powerful in your personality. A tendency toward overindulgence can cause you some problems at times; too much worry, food, sex, pleasure-seeking. Avoid brooding and feeling sorry for yourself. You do much better when you open up to people and keep yourself on a positive track.

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Sun in Taurus and Moon in Pisces: Geoff, Judi

Sun in Taurus Woman: Taurus women are generally hungry for experience as well as for food. They like the good life. But they are willing to give as well as take. These women can be very affectionate, but don't try to take advantage of them. They can see through a phony. Be frank with them. Tell them where you stand and what it is you want - it's very likely they'll size you up and come to a decision in your favor.

The secret is simply to be aboveboard; women of this zodiacal sign respond to good taste and understanding. Any flim-flam draws their fire as well as their ire. Here is another important hint: know when to draw the line at giving in to their whims. At times, like a crying baby, they will test you - to see just how much they can get away with. Let them go so far, then pull in the reins. These women are earthy in temperament; there is a tendency for them to become careless in the way they look. When you first meet them, their taste is impeccable. But after a while they appear to let down. Make sure you are treated as well as a stranger would be! Don't be a stuffed shirt, but do refuse to put up with curlers in the hair and rumpled dress or manners.

This lady can entice, appease, attract, magnetize, hypnotize: she is seductive, pleasantly lazy, Venusian, obstinate and charming. If you want to run the gamut of emotions, she is for you.

The way to assure happiness with a Taurus woman is to make sure you know what it is you really want. She'll help you to get it! But if you are not positive, she can be a worrisome thing - a Taurus woman needs a man. If you think you're up to it - go right ahead and good luck.

Remember: don't try to force issues. This woman has a keen sense of beauty and awareness. She may be troublesome at times, but she is generally worth it.

Sun in Taurus Woman: The Taurus female is raised in a strongly mother-dominated atmosphere. Here the animus concept is different from that of the Fire signs. The animus figure for the Taurus female is colored by the fact that, as a child, she doesn't see her father make many meaningful decisions. Because her father is passive, she will unconsciously assume all men are passive. However, she sides with her father emotionally; for the two of them, Daddy and the child, can side with each other against this strong maternal force that is sometimes overwhelming.

The Taurus woman wants a relationship with a man, but after she gets him she begins to treat him much as her mother treated her father - as an object to be controlled and manipulated. The young Taurus female does not consciously try to manage men; she may not even be aware that the men around her feel 'managed'; but she may find later in life that her relationship with her husband is very similar to the one her mother had with the father.

She is a strong and opinionated type. As she develops, she'll learn how to make solidarity, materialism, a search for the spiritually creative side of life, warmth and enthusiasm positive working forces within her. The fear comes into her relationships when she succumbs to dishonesty. It's difficult for Taureans to offend someone they love, and often they are dishonest with a lover. They become quite angry when they don't get what they want or when they are misunderstood. The anger is buried inside and begins to manifest when the throat becomes restricted, because tension settles in the Taurean throat.

The Taurus female has difficulty accepting rejection. She also gets angry when her man doesn't feel happy with her, for she has given up so much of herself in order to secure that happiness. She eventually learns that if she expresses and shares herself honestly, she will draw to herself a person that really likes her.

The problems with her femininity often come from the fact that her mother is overwhelming and jealously competitive with her as Taurus develops, especially during her teen years. Often, the mother of a Taurus girl competes with her daughter so heavily that the girl has no sense of her own feminine worth. The irony is that Taurus is one of the most sensual and feminine of the signs. The female is sensual and sexual; she brings men into her life because of her feminine approach to them - an approach highly seasoned with an animal sexuality that is hard to pass up.

Sun in Taurus Woman: Don’t rock the boat, that’s your motto. You like your life to be secure, stable, and reliable - just like you. Your life purpose is to preserve, and you know a good thing when you see one - whether it’s money, investments, a job, a garden, or a man. When you find one you like, you hold on. Both your common sense and your senses let you know. Speaking of senses, touch is one of your most highly developed - you like things to feel right. You'd rather have a big, old comfortable couch to sink back in than a designer original. You prefer mass and solidity. It’s got to feel good, and that includes feeling secure. And you prefer things to be functional.

You like to live your life with your feet on the ground and comfort surrounding me. When you have your base of operations, you’re naturally a grounding influence for others as well. You’ve got an automatic nurturing response. You feed others - with food or attention. You're earthy and honest, with no bullshit about you. You give great advice. You can spot phonies a mile away, and you hate them. Your detectors are strong, and if something or someone’s not for real you don’t waste your time.

You're a person who wants things that endure and wear well. You respect traditions and you resist change. It takes dynamite to blast you out of your established routines. It also takes a blast to get you out of your old emotional patterns and ways of thinking. You hold on just because you're used to it, even when you know it’s better to let go. You have a long preparation time, but once you're ready to change, it’s total. You can leave your job and your man, and move just like that.

You're basic. You need lots of hugs and touching. Food is a big deal for you: how to prepare it, what it is, how much you eat. You're an affectionate person and you will always try to be kind.

The men in your life are usually strong, silent types or else charismatic and intense. Sometimes they’re back-to-the-land farmer types. Whatever they are, you prefer men who are solid and responsible, established in what they do. It helps if they have land and money as well, but at least they need to have a good sense of values, and proof of these must show in their work or in their bank books.

Sun in Taurus Man: The Taurus male has a different set of problems. He is a male born into a mother-dominated household with a passive father. His values are determined by his reaction to his mother's values. He also must cope with the fact that he's a male who has to prove how 'good' he is to his mother. The mother is super-strong and seems to have all the answers as far as this child is concerned. Under these circumstances, the child becomes very careful about what he says to mothers, for she may shoot him down. This subconscious feeling is carried over into later relationships with women, causing a dichotomy within the Taurus male. He's interested in women, enjoys communicating with them, yet feels apprehensive about sharing his not-fully-formed ideas for fear of being rejected.

It seems that when the Taurus male is a child, his mother is so strong that she overwhelms his father; his father either remains passive (which disappoints the child) or causes the child to dislike and basically reject his father because he isn't a 'man' to his wife. The Taurus boy seems to be in the middle of his parents' relationship. He is a child who is allowed to sleep with Mommy and Daddy. Sometimes the father leaves, and the Taurus child then becomes an even closer companion to his mother. Because he loves his mother, he feels guilty about becoming involved with other women. This can lead to problems in his own marriage. He sometimes has difficulty determining where his priorities are: his mother's needs or his wife's needs. He thinks that it's important to show his mother how responsible he's become, so he may take on obligations he doesn't want.

Sometimes the mother's influence is so strong that the Taurus male develops a bit unspoken fear in his psyche called 'Am I really gay?' When a mother is too close emotionally to her child, the influence affects the images in his psyche. Affection becomes confused with sexuality; affection can be confused with loyalty. Something also happens to the ability to express the creative self, for when the mother's influence is too strong, she can overwhelm his ability to use his creative processes. Taurus is creative but is often afraid to use the creative energy for anything other than building fortresses emotionally.

This child tends to hold in tension because the early environment doesn't encourage spontaneous response to difficulties or to normal childhood fears. Taureans form habits that include the holding of tension. If the tension is not released or faced, it builds and builds until the body falls apart and Taurus winds up with some medical problem. These medical problems are signals that the inner tensions are not being released and that new habits must be formed - habits which include the proper use of the building talents that Taurus has at its disposal.

Sun in Taurus Man: This man likes luxury but he wants you to be practical about it! He likes style and he appreciates the best of everything. Yet he wants a partner who can also keep an eye on the budget. So, if you are interested in a Taurus man - you have a fascinating challenge, an over-all one that will keep you on your toes, the kind of challenge which is vital enough to make you aware of life. This man can be easygoing but it isn't wise to wave the red flag in front of the bull.

He is earthy in temperament. Taurus men can be stubborn; when they make up their minds to go along certain paths it is difficult, if not impossible, to make them turn a corner. These men have to be won over with kindness, even guile. They are not always easy to live with - they enjoy the basic things: eating, sleeping, loving, fighting, mating, etc..

If you are looking for perfection, please bypass the Taurus man. On the other hand, if you desire a very human man then go full speed ahead in your campaign to nab him.

Don't try to corral this man; he won't stand for being fenced in. He wants plenty of room. He will want to come back to you; he will need and desire your affection; but he wants to find this out for himself. He doesn't want lectures. He wants love with a capital L.

Sun in Taurus Man: Don’t push you. You’ve been called the immovable object, but why move? You keep your life stable. You hate change. You are constant by nature. You like to preserve all that is valuable, whether it’s money, art, nature, or relationships. You don’t need show. You use common sense, and whatever you say or do can be backed up with solid facts and real work. Superficial or facile people do not cut it with you. You keep your life simple and, most of all, comfortable. Your home is an oasis of calm amid life’s madness.

No one knows better than you the joys of being alive on earth - the feel of the sun on your back, the solid ground beneath your feet, the touch of a hand on your shoulder, the smell of fresh bread baking, the sight of a garden in bloom. If you run around all the time like a chicken with its head cut off, how can you enjoy these pleasures?

The best way to get you to do anything is through love. You take care of your own. Some say you are possessive. Some say you're protective. That’s why you understand the value of money.

You are affectionate, sensual, cuddly, and basically gentle. Touching comes naturally to you. What you can touch, you trust - whether it’s your loved ones or your house and land and possessions. Because you appreciate things of the senses, you admire the beautiful. You like lushness in people and in objects. Give you a curvy woman who likes to cook - a down-to-earth, sexy, natural female on the traditional side, so that you can make a home together.

Granted, this may make you seem like a stodgy chauvinist, but you're a basic man, and you want a basic woman. You're stubborn. You don’t let go of what’s yours. You can hang on and on in a relationship just because it's too darned much trouble to change, enduring situations that would wipe others out. You know this about yourself. But you know also that you're always there for those you love. You have patience and endurance, and you're good for the long haul. Just don’t push you.

Sun in Taurus: Fred Astaire, Shirley Temple Black, George Carlin, Cher, George Clooney, Milton William Cooper, Salvadore Dali, Queen Elizabeth II, Sigmund Freud, William Randolph Hearst, Adolf Hitler, J. Krishnamurti, Donovan Leitch, Karl Marx, Shirley McLaine, Willie Nelson, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Bertrand Russell, Orson Welles, Stevie Wonder, Mark Zuckerberg, Arine, Cate, Doug, Flossie, Geoff, Jamie, JonathanG, Jude, Judi, LaurieSw, Patrice, Tammy, VinG