April 19 to May 19
Mickey's birthday is April 27, 1964
The past few years have been trying, it's true; but the troubles
are mostly behind you. Take
time to understand how the personal and professional changes you've made have
affected you; making you more flexible. You've learned so much-and your new
understanding will help you see the world afresh. Above all, avoid being overly con-
cerned with material resources. New friend-ships and skills will expand you horizons.
Perhaps a new you is about to blossom.
"Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow
it, to accept it, no matter where
it leads him." - Henry Miller, The Wisdom of the Heart
"And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own." - Andre Malraux, The Voices of Silence
"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." -
Bulls often like to retreat into a private silence to get in touch with
their inner serenity. But this also means that words are difficult to come by
from a Taurus - not for them the flowery indulgence of language or its finer
nuances. Taurus is excellent to have around in situations of conflict to bring
about order amidst chaos and calm amidst the storm. This earth sign is solidly
connected to the world through its senses (thanks to ruling planet Venus) and usually
up having good jobs, good friends, good marriages and good children. Bulls are
in their element in jobs connected to land and real estate but as owners rather than
builders. The Bull thrives in situations of continuity and permanence or even
sometimes in crisis.
Once in love, a Bull stays that way. Taurus take their time in ascertaining
fit the bill as their true love, but once the decision is made it's for keeps. Bulls are
attracted to water signs like Cancer and Pisces. They are often attracted by the
energy of signs like Aires, Gemini or Sagittarius but are put off by their playful
antics. Perhaps the most important thing Taurus needs to guard against is the
tendency to be too possessive and too predictable.
Polar or opposite sign: Scorpio
Fixed star: Aldebarn
Colour: Green or pale blue.
Anatomy: Neck and throat - Many famous singers are Bulls
Celeb Taurus: Ajitabh Bachchan, Deve Gowda, Jack Nicholson, Madhuri Dixit,
Michelle Pfeiffer, Nayantara Sahgal, Pankaj Udhas, Pooja Bedi, PT Usha, Queen
Elizabeth II, Sachin Tendulkar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Taurus stone: Emerald
You are a steadfast
and patient soul, capable of tremendous
devotion, dedication, endurance, and constancy. The ability to
follow through and stick with things is one of your greatest
assets. Once your course is set, you pursue it tenaciously until
it is completed, stubbornly resisting any attempts to sway you
from your purpose.
You have a very
practical nature and want to see concrete,
tangible results for your efforts, and you are not one for
spinning wild dreams that are unlikely to come into fruition.
Most of your "wild dreams" have to do with material
achievements, well-being, and security, for you have a great
love of the physical world and you want to experience and enjoy
it to the full. Though you will work long and persistently, you
also have a strong sensual and comfort-loving side, and you want
to enjoy what you have worked for. In fact, you can be
enormously lazy at times and have a tendency to overindulge in
good food and other earthly pleasures. You also love the beauty
of the natural world and probably prefer a serene country
setting rather than an urban life style.
At heart your
needs are simple and you are easy to please.
You have a strong desire for security, stability, and peace, and
will rarely make changes unless you are forced to do so. You are
not very demanding emotionally, though you do crave lots of
physical closeness and affection. Because of your faithfulness,
emotional steadiness, and gentle strength, others often depend
upon you for support. Though you hate upheaval and sudden
changes, you usually maintain your poise and equanimity. You
also have an innate sense of harmonizing with nature, allowing
things to grow and unfold in their own time, and the patience to
nurture something into being - be it a garden, a child, or some
creative project. You make an excellent mother or father,
especially if you follow your instincts more often than "the
You have three
major faults: one is your bull-headed
obstinacy. The second is your unwillingness to deviate from your
safe, predictable routine. And the third is your tendency to
always insist upon realism and undervalue the imaginative,
speculative, and fanciful - in other words, you lack the ability
to play with ideas and possibilities, to open your mind to the
Section 2: Mental Interests and Abilities
Your mind operates
in a very deliberate and methodical
manner and you dislike being rushed or forced to give an opinion
before you have thoroughly ruminated and digested an idea. You
are also difficult to influence once your mind is made up.
Though slower to grasp
new concepts or learn new skills, you
are patient and persevering and, in fact, often become quite
adept at whatever you put your mind and hand to, for you are
willing to devote much time and attention to it. You succeed not
so much because of your mental brilliance, but because you have
the ability to concentrate and follow a project through to its
completion. You have an aptitude for singing or drawing.
Taurus, the second Sign of the Zodiac, is all about reward.
Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards
of the game. Think physical pleasures and material goods,
for those born under this Sign revel in delicious excess.
They are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual,
touch. Taureans adore comfort and like being surrounded by
pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor
a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises,
whether it's the arts or art of their own making (yes, these
folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the
It's the Bull that serves as the Taurean's mascot, and along
with that comes the expectation that these folks are
bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this Sign has
a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things
will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taureans don't
start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply
want to get things done, and it's that steady, dogged
persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness.
Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable
members of the Zodiac, and they are happy to plod along,
as it were, in pursuit of their goals. The good news for Bulls
is that once they get to the finish line, they'll swaddle
themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent beast?
Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these folks do,
you'd need some goodies, too.
Taurus is ruled by the Planet Venus, a lovely gal who didn't
deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology,
Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and
Taureans have pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls
are fond of all things pretty, whether it's in their home, at a
museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is
how the Taurean-born like it. To onlookers, this may look
like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls
really aren't interested in living without beauty in their lives.
Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home
life, one which includes a partner and a stable relationship.
Taureans value harmony in their personal lives, so they'll
work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull's penchant
for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along!
Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all
this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a
possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do
have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the
end of the day, however, the Taurean-born are true romantics
and loyal to the core.
The Element associated with Taurus is Earth. No
pie-in-the-sky for these practical folks, since they'd much
rather be on terra firma. Bulls tend toward conservatism, and
this is often seen in their day-to-day behavior. No far-out
schemes (that's Air) or shrieking ultimatums (more like Fire)
here. Taureans far prefer to take each day slowly and
steadily and work toward their ultimate goal. Along these
lines, those born under this Sign are happy to stick with
their projects until they have reached a successful
conclusion. They are also extremely patient and dependable
along the way. Does that sound earthy enough? The only
kink in this well-oiled chain is the heckler in the gallery that
tries to upbraid the Bull. These folks may not have a
hair-trigger temper, but it's short enough. Bulls in a hissy fit
can get pretty argumentative, but eventually they'll calm
down and come back to center, since these folks would
much rather be Zen. The Earth in this Sign does tend to act
as a balancing mechanism so that things never get truly out
of hand. For every one person who considers the Bull a pain,
there are two who will say 'No way!' and happily take the
Taurean's gentle charms any day.
Seeing as how Bulls are generally strong and well-built, it's
no surprise that these folks enjoy testing their strength on
the field of play. Expect to find a Bull engaged in a spirited
game of hoops or mountain climbing. Hiking is also a favorite
pastime, since it keeps Taureans close to their beloved
earth. Indoor adventures are also favored by Bulls, which is
why the opera or ballet is right up a Taurean's alley. When it
comes to love, the Taurus-born are devoted, romantic and
somewhat possessive. Their sensual nature has a way of
erasing any mistakes! Since Taurus rules the neck and
throat, Bulls would be wise to keep a silky scarf at hand,
ideally in a warm (and soothing) earth tone.
The great strength of the Taurean-born is in their stability,
loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the job
done, and they will. What better way to get the riches they
so fervently crave?
Possessive and conventional, Taurus will nevertheless
show signs of great passion and will often get physical.
Some Taurus can be over protective as they value security
in a relationship. And finally, there is the flirtatious kind of
Bull who is capable of having several relationships simultaneously.
Ideal Taurus gifts: Hand crafted jewelry, intricate carvings
on wood or marble, a chess-set, leisure wear that has a
sporty look especially in pale blue or green, club
membership, indoor plants, a warm blanket or quilt,
sweetmeats, cakes and pastry.
Great places to take Taurus for a holiday: The same Taurus went to last
Taurus finds it difficult to break habit and likes to return to places. However, opt for
a holiday on a river or a hill station that has a cool climate with plenty of outdoor
walks across rolling meadows.
Taurus likes to eat and drink: Sweets, corn flakes, wheat and fruits such
apples and grapes that have a slight tang
Favorite flowers, plants and spices: Roses, fig, mint