Taurus season runs between April 20th and May 21st, signalling a time to stabilise our lives – to stop and smell the roses. During this month, we’re invited to pause and indulge, to savour sweetness, to lean upon firm bedrock and sniff out reliable, fertile soil to build upon. Although over the years we’ve lost touch with the sacred Bull, we used to rely on this creature to plough our fields, making it possible to develop agriculture and property. It’s through this sign we find a way to land – rather than wandering freely as nomads, we get in touch with a plot of our own, becoming a more sophisticated settler while colluding with nature.
They make the world a more beautiful place
Those born in this month tend to be stable and boast exquisite taste that allow them to enhance, titivate and relish where they find themselves. Deeply attuned with a refined palette, they’ve a sixth sense for what works (be it on a canvas, in a recipe, song or sonnet, creating an atmosphere that’s appealing to the nose, eyes and ears). They’re also the world’s ‘beautiful people’, effortlessly exhibiting their good looks! Venus ruled, they’ve no need to preen; you’ll often find Taurus has a down to earth beauty that requires minimal enhancements; Penélope Cruz, Gigi Hadid, Megan Fox, Gal Gadot, Jessica Alba, George Clooney, David Beckham and Channing Tatum are all natural beauties.
Fashion is their forte
This sign excels in the world of high-end fashion too, drawn to what’s visually pleasing, and feels good to the touch. Many leading fashion houses bear the name of a renowned Taurus: Valentino, Prada, Balmain, Lacroix, Dries van Noten, Issey Miyake and Jean-Paul Gaultier, while Taurus Donatella Versace stands at the helm of her late brothers empire. These people instinctively relate to texture, colour and materials, renewing our appreciation for style; Dennis Rodman (of the Chicago Bulls) and Grace Jones are two iconic Taurus with this remarkable flair for fashion.
Taurus understands the value of things
This capable, persistent sign is often associated with the material or tangible side of life and able to amass wealth or security. Taurus Mark Zuckerberg ran with his business idea from his college dorm, and Cher famously stated “My mom said to me, ‘you know sweetheart, one day you should settle down and marry a rich man. ‘ And I said, ‘Mom – I am a rich man.’” Taurus are known for handling their business.
They elevate their circumstance through their craft
Exceptional artists, musicians, designers and curators, Taurus has a remarkable ability to forge ahead, even when their situation isn’t a pretty picture. Classically trained flute player Lizzo was broke, homeless and living in her car, yet brought about a renaissance of sound with her musical instrument; singer Adele also had a tough start in life, while Audrey Hepburn navigated her dreams of being a prima ballerina, and despite severe malnourishment during World War II, made her way to become a legendary Hollywood actress.
They’re practical, reliable, and rock solid
Utterly present, your Taurus friend will usually be steadfast, helping ground you in reality, even patiently slowing you down to enjoy life a little more – just look to their strong, broad shoulders (proof: both Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Henry Cavill, Superman are Taurus!) Though at times they may seem resistant to changing course, following their unwavering path (remember the Bull in its groove?) pay close attention to this understated sign. They know their way around the real world, and will help steer you towards the lushest pastures, and sweetest patch of clover.
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