Taurus – Sign Interpretation
We can associate this sign with sublime simplicity. This sign appreciates and works at developing harmony, peace and love, as we might expect of a sign ruled by the planet Venus. Those born under this sign are the most sensuous of the zodiac. They are supremely comfortable in the physical world and enjoy all of its delights – good food, good wine, tender hugs from a loved one, the smell of new mown grass are the staff of life to them. Of course, the comforts of life cost money and Taureans understand this and plan carefully to achieve financial security. They value fine possessions and will work hard to ensure that they can have them. Quite often, hard work is not necessary for them – they will attract towards them the best in life quite easily because this is what they expect. Taureans have a very highly developed sense of beauty and texture and love to collect beautiful things.
Taureans have a talent for creating a happy, comfortable, peaceful and luxurious home. They very often prefer to live in the country, amidst beautiful scenery. They cope with the practicalities of life almost effortlessly. This sign is associated with cattle and fruit and very often, country-dwelling Taureans will become involved in the nurturing of one or the other. They love to create beautiful gardens, and will patiently nurture plants for years. This sign creates devoted marriage partners and love is central to them. They are affectionate, warm and loving with children and friends.
In traditional Western astrology an earth sign is considered to be one of the earth triplicity, which is Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
Earth signs are traditionally associated with stability, solidarity, and practicality. According to astrological theory, they are realistic, cautious, hard-working, and dependable people with the ability to rise steadily to positions of power and control. However, at their worst, they are said to be highly materialistic, limited in outlook, and inhibited.
They are seen as negative, introverted, and not very sociable, owing to their focus on their own work and goals that tend to move them away from an active social life with others.
On a more positive note, earth signs are the most down-to-earth and reasonable out of all of the signs. They are not easily upset, and are good at using emotional self-control.
They are calm, cool and sane – which at times can make them very likeable among others. Astrologers say if the person’s moon or ascendant is in a fire or air sign, earth signs will produce a very well-liked personality that adds an easygoing and sociable charm to the down-to-earth and calm quality of the earth sign.
In judgement of friends, earth signs are said to be generally reserved and cautious yet fairly passionate, always committed to friends and partners. It is said earth signs tend to be most satisfied when they have accumulated material possessions rather than knowledge (air signs), personal security (water signs), or power (fire signs). Chief fault is fraud.
Earth is not normally prone to physical violence but, as in any given situation, there will be exceptions. Earth is mildly vengeful, liable to hold a grudge and tends to have a “my time will come” attitude. In general, revenge is apt to be by way of a “hit” in the pocketbook of the offender.
When angered, Earth is quick to express such in a verbal fashion with physical violence being used only as a last resort.
Taurus – Relations With Other Element Signs
The earth signs supposedly feel that the water signs will nourish them, whilst water signs supposedly feel that the earth signs offer them the emotional security they desperately want.
Whilst water is considered compatible with earth, water signs supposedly do not share much of the earth signs’ practicality and the earth signs supposedly often view water signs’ idealism as quite unrealistic, sometimes even fanciful.
Earth signs supposedly find air signs fascinating because they can be attracted by their strange thoughts and share their intellectual tendencies. However, earth signs supposedly believe air signs to be “up in the clouds” and trying to put forward ideas that never will work in practice.
Moreover, the severe detachment and insensitivity of the air signs are qualities the earth signs will eventually find tiresome and offensive. They will be drawn to fire signs, but soon view fire signs as simply too careless and forceful to be of any use to them.
The Fixed Zodiac Signs
In astrology, there are four fixed signs.
Fixed Signs are at the height of the four seasons and are associated with stamina, perseverance and strength and said to be, by nature, inert. However, they are also associated with inflexibility.
Individuals born under the four Fixed Signs of the Zodiac are thought to be determined, powerful, natural leaders, purposeful, reliable, loyal and self-confident but also occasionally stubborn and immovable, with a tendency to get stuck in ruts. They supposedly pursue their goals with dogged persistence and have a great power of concentration.
According to astrologers, Fixed Signs tend to direct their energies inward rather than outward.
The four Fixed Signs of the Zodiac are:
Taurus: Being an Earth sign it is said to be the most stable, patient and determined of all the Fixed Quality Signs.
Leo: As a Fixed Fire sign Leo individuals are said to burn with a greater intensity than the other two Fire Signs. They are supposedly much less impulsive than Aries natives and not as prone to “wanderlust” as Sagittarius subjects.
Scorpio: A Water sign, of the Fixed Quality, Scorpio is thought to deeply internalise emotions and pursue goals with keen insights, perception and much willpower.
Aquarius: An Air sign, while generally considered to be a spontaneous and erratic Sign, many astrologers also agree there is also a distinct lack of flexibility in Aquarius character due to their Fixed Quality.
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