Symbolised by the Bull, Taurus has the capacity for acceptance, fixed determination and practicality and is noted for a strong sense of values and a love of beauty. Taurus is motivated by feeling above all. Taurus is a highly sensual sign and has a heightened response to and appreciation for beauty in all forms i.e. touch, sound, smell, taste and sight.
The Bull symbolises strength, tenacity, consistency and quite power. When you see Bulls in a field they are always grazing or drinking together at the river; Taurus while not a party animal, is a social animal who enjoys company and togetherness. Bulls are also rather docile and content unless aggravated, when they will unleash the full force of their wrath. Taureans rarely seek conflict and are generally relaxed and easy going, but should you dare disturb the tranquillity and order of their lives, ‘Beware of the Bull’.
Taurus are often rather shy sexually at first or with a new lover. Some of them are slow to arousal, but once aroused their desire is earthy and powerful.
In sexual encounters Taurus do not like to be rushed; it’s all about taking time and savouring the moment. Taureans tend to like sex when they feel comfortable i.e. in familiar surroundings or where they feel safe
Taureans dislike sexual gimmicks, they like sex like they live their lives: down to earth. If the lover can get past The Bull’s “quirks”, they’ll find that the wait is totally worth it.
Taureans have an amazing ability to focus and concentrate. In Japan, a Taurus country, the cuisine is world renowned as superb, as chefs will specialise in a particular dish exclusively.
Most Taureans will tend to have well-defined long-term goals and the determination to achieve them. Bulls are unlikely to take on too many projects at once. Taureans do not set out to do something if they think they can’t – they are not willing to gamble their reputation in that way. Adaptability is not Taurus’ string point and so fast changing work environments or work places where there is a constant state of flux and disorganisation will not appeal to them.
Accounting, banking, the arts (music and acting), building, architecture, farming, catering and restuaranterring are careers that appeal to Taurus.
Although slow to demonstrate their feelings, a Taureans affections are strong, deep and long lasting. They make faithful friends and lovers and will sometimes cling to a relationship, reluctant to let go even when it is clear that it has failed. Bulls hate being alone and won’t live the single life for long (even if this means taking in a room-mate). Some Taureans are quite content to stay within the family home for many years, when they do finally move out, it is a wrench. They appreciate tangible tokens of love in the form of gifts and will always reciprocate in kind. Bulls cannot stand rows and would rather let things be than initiate any form of friction. Sometimes Taureans end up putting up with way too much. Very steadfast and a reliable partner, Bulls are also very sensual but inclined to be possessive and a little jealous.
Taureans make friends easily due to their relaxed, non-judgmental attitude. They are very friendly and sociable and will have no shortage of social engagements. However, Bulls are home birds really and enjoy to be with their family rather than raving it up every night. Having a very strong ego, a Taurus doesn’t have to prove his popularity by going out with the in crowd each night – he’ll stay at home and let his friends come and get him, he is very sure of himself.
Something about their manner indicates to others that the Bull will make a satisfying lover and partner. Taurus crave a certain measure of constancy and dependability in relationships and are drawn to the other fixed signs i.e. Scorpio, Aquarius and Leo because of this, even if these do not represent easy relationships.
Vulnerable parts of the body are the neck, throat, shoulders and upper torso. Sore throats, stiff necks, tonsillitis, pneumonia, croup, lymphatic stasis of the neck and head, asthma, bronchitis, Graves’ disease, laryngitis, hyperthyroidism, metabolic dysfunction (leading to obesity) and earache are common Taurean ailments.
The average Bull has superb health and it takes a lot to put him on his back, however recuperation can be slow due to a stubborn refusal to obey the doctor and a natural distrust of optimism which doesn’t encourage speedy recuperation
Taureans are generally work-a-holics who try to achieve a high standard in everything which they attempt, never quitting and often pushing themselves to the point of physical exhaustion. The Bull must pace him/herself and learn where the mental or physical OFF switch is. Breaks, fresh air and moderate exercise is vital.
TAURUS HOROSCOPE 2014
You intuition is enhanced this year and should not be ignored – Taureans are very perceptive and quite psychic although that is not discussed very often as you are such a down to earth sign. Bearing in mind what I said about you mentally be inclined towards practicality and factual analysis, there is no denying that you are getting feelings: gut feeling, hunches and instincts about things and people and you should not ignore these.
In 2014 you are working hard toward the practical things, but at the same time your heart is yearning for something more meaningful and purposeful and later on in the year events will allow you to bring that meaning into your life. Reading self-improvement or spiritual books combined with a need to get away from it all are some indicators of that need to connect with another side of yourself. Writing or being creative with music or art could be the escape and the avenue to release both artistic talents and emotions that you are looking for.
Taureans often mask emotions that are hard to deal with via over-work, over eating or obsessive exercising – later this year you may attract people into your life who will help you to confront these emotions instead of burying them away.
Self-honesty and a pull towards reflection, meditation and also prayer are fundamental to your well-being and you will find yourself exploring these and other similar modes of spiritual understanding.
Artistic pursuits by their nature create a tornado of emotion which can whisk up feelings and bring deeply seated issues to the surface – thus Taureans who work in the arts or creative enterprises tend to be closer to their emotions and so this can be a cathartic time when these emotions are better understood.
Taureans are finally understanding things that they never quite got to grips with before – but the question is: What can you do with this understanding?
LISA LAZULI – Former BBC WM Astrologer and author of: