Taurus – ♉
Symbol – The Bull
Higher Mantra – ‘I see and when the eye is opened, all is light’.
Lower Mantra – ‘Let struggle be undismayed.’
Traditional ruler – Venus
Esoteric Ruler – Vulcan (etheric planet)
Ray – 4
Taurus is a sign heavily related to beauty and love. The traditional ruler is Venus, which is associated with love. Libra also has Venus as a ruler. They both have different expressions of their Venus though. Taurus is much more about physical beauty, the beauty of the physical form. Dance, movement, nature, art, music, could all be related. Libra looks to express beauty, but it is an air sign, so it is the beauty of the mind as well.
Taurus is a fixed sign, leading to their reputation about being stubborn, fixed and determined. Imagine the bull standing in the paddock, grazing happily in the open air and field, with no need to move or go anywhere else. This is Taurus. They generally love food by the way and hence can get heavier as they get older, if they don’t move enough. Being content and surrounded in comfort is usually important to them and they love to acquire objects of beauty around them. Money is also often very important
If your Moon is in Taurus, then your emotional nature could be like the above, fixed, down to earth, slow to anger but then like a volcano erupting – look out when you go off.
If your ascendant is in Taurus (only known with a correct birth time), then your physical body will generally be quite beautiful or have a natural beauty about it. You might not be overly active as a bull doesn’t move too much, yet you will be able to work at things for a long time and be patient in your endeavours.
Next I will look at Virgo.