Taurus the Bull is not only the most populous sign, but also the most diverse in terms of nature.
Taureans have incredible ‘stickablity’ – they can really keep at a job for many years with great commitment. I use here as an example two of the most famous Taureans: Queen Elizabeth II (April 21) and Pope John Paul II (18 May). Pope John Paul is the second longest serving pope and Queen Elizabeth’s reign of 61 years is second only to Queen Victoria. Both have impeccable records as the head of the Catholic Church and supreme governor of the Church of England and Monarch respectively – their dedication, diplomacy and consistent effort over extraordinary lengths of time in public life have had a hugely positive and stabilising effect so typical of Taurus. Both of their records are effectively blemish free.
Catherine the Great (born May 2) was the longest and most renowned female ruler of Russia and Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the foremost powers of Europe.
Russia is a Taurus country and two of its most influential political figures Vladimir Lenin (22 April) and Karl Marx (5 May) were Taurus.
Oliver Cromwell (25 April) a military and political leader of England, Scotland and Ireland, is one of the most controversial figures in British history, considered a regicidal dictator by historians such as David Hume, a military dictator by Churchill and a hero of liberty by Thomas Carlyle.
Emperor Hirohito (29 April) of Japan served for 63 years; his reign was not above reproach as in some of the previous examples due to the militarisation and involvement of Japan in World War Two; although he was never prosecuted for war crimes.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair (6 May) is a Bull.
On the other side of coin there are many examples of Taurean dictators in politics who’s dogmatic and belligerent side have led to some of the more lengthy and/or brutal regimes in history i.e. Saddam Hussein (April 28), Hosni Mubarak (Egypt), Pol Pot (Cambodia), Zein El Abideen Ben Ali(Tunisia) and Kenneth Kaunda (Zambia).
Mark Strage, biographer of Catherine De Medici (23 April) of French Royalty, calls her “the most powerful woman in sixteenth-century Europe.”
Eva Peron (7 May) of Argentina was an actress before becoming Argentina’s first lady and later became powerful within the trade unions, primarily for speaking on behalf of labour rights. She also ran the Ministries of Labour and Health, championed women’s suffrage in Argentina, and founded and ran the nation’s first large-scale female political party.
Unfortunately Adolf Hitler (April 20) and infamous Nazi’s Rudolph Hess (April 26) and J. von Ribbentrop (April 30) were born under a Taurus Sun.
These examples prove that Taureans gravitate to important positions of political power and are able to make a huge impact for better or for worse when they attain it.
Read more at: TAURUS – Your Day, Your Decan, Your Sign.