Taurus is the second sign of the Zodiac. It is the sign of the Bull. It runs from May 15th through June 14th any year. It is a fixed, Earth sign. It symbolises stability and security. It governs the face.
The planetary Ruler for Taurus is Venus, the gemstone for Taurus is the diamond and the colour of Taurus is white.
Persons born in this part of the year come under the symbols of Taurus, the Bull, which is also called the House of Venus, (positive).
In some points of disposition this is one of the most contradictory of all the Signs of the Zodiac. Persons born in this part of the year, have the characteristics of Taurus, the Bull, and are more or less plodding and patient, except when roused by anger or injustice. They are unyielding in their determination and are often called "bull headed" and obstinate. If however, love enters their life they become the most easily influenced of all types, but only by that person who has aroused the affectionate side of their nature.
They are noted for their power of endurance, both physically and mentally and can stand any strain as long as their determination lasts.
They are extremely social and are never happier than when entertaining their friends, or those they love. They make splendid hosts or hostesses, they have great taste about food and in an emergency make excellent cooks. They are artistic in their homes, wonderful in their arrangement of furniture and making things appear well. They have a strong sense of dramatic appearance, they dress and "look the part" and can fill to perfection any role on life's stage they may be called on to play.
As a rule they are often considered richer than they really are, and are more or less showy in every thing they do.
They are governed largely by their emotions and sensations, but affection has a greater hold on them than passion.
The men of this type usually have broad shoulders, thick neck and broad forehead. The women have large breasts and as a rule small hands and feet.
Both sexes are generous in giving love to the last degree. They consider no sacrifice too great for the person they care for, but if they hate, they will fight with bull headed obstinacy to the death.
As a rule they fight honourably and openly, for this reason they often get worse of it at the commencement, but if their blood is once aroused they do not know what surrender means. They are peculiarly sensitive to their surroundings and often becomes morbid and melancholy when forced to live under poor or unfavourable conditions.
Neither the men nor the women in this Sign should marry early; their first love affair or marriage is generally a mistake, but as a rule they develop early and marry early.
Both sexes are inclined to be jealous in their affections and their jealousy drives them into unreasoning acts or violent fits of temper, which they bitterly regret when the passion is over.
They forgive at the slightest show of feeling or kindness and this side of their nature makes them do all kinds of things that the world call stupid.
As leaders in any cause they inspire love and devotion and often have great responsibility forced upon them.
They have an innate sense of harmony, rhythm and colour and often succeed well in music, poetry and art, but curiously enough they usually lack the "money sense" to make the most of their qualities or talents, except those born on certain dates.
Those born in this Sign make the most faithful, loyal friends, also excellent public servants, officials or heads in government positions, or in the Army and Navy. They also make good patient nurses, healers and almost all have a keen love of gardening, flowers and outdoor life.