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The Elemental Qualities of Taurus

by Rebecca Brents

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Taurus is an Earth Sign

The Earth Signs of the Zodiac are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. There is one Earth Sign for each of the Qualities -- Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Capricorn is Cardinal Earth. Taurus is Fixed Earth, and Virgo is Mutable Earth. Together, these three elements form the components in the pattern of the Grand Earth Trine.

Earth is the element associated with common sense, groundedness, practicality, and a natural talent for dealing with the physical business of life. The ambitions of the Earth signs are different from the "personality based" aims of the Fire signs. Earth signs want possessions, material assets, physical resources, money, and status based on personal achievements and contributions -- not just "personality" alone.

Earth Signs are considered feminine, which when dealing with metaphysical definitions means they are responsive, reactive, and sustaining ... more passive than active. They work through tactics and strategies that are far more restrained, protective, understated, and subtle than the explicitly demonstrative and extroverted masculine signs. They prefer to attract what they want and need ... rather than going out and scrapping and competing for it.

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The Earthiest of the Earth Signs

Taurus: is the Great Sustainer ... the personality who knows how to use material goods and generate the money needed to sustain ongoing projects, ventures, and create a fine, enjoyable living standard.

He likes to keep things on an even keel, make plans and stick to them, let his investments grow, accumulate, appreciate, pay dividends, etc., with a minimum amount of effort from him. He is extremely fond of "conserving energy" and other resources -- and the ones he most likes to save, are his own.

He therefore has a reputation for being lazy, slow-moving, hard to motivate and stingy in his spending habits -- except possibly where his own comfort and convenience are concerned.

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Taurus is a Fixed Sign

The Fixed Signs of the Zodiac are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. There is one Fixed Sign for each of the Elements -- Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Leo is Fixed Fire. Scorpio is Fixed Water. Aquarius is Fixed Air and Taurus is Fixed Earth. There are two masculine Fixed signs and two feminine Fixed signs.

These form two pairs of oppositions in the Zodiac (Taurus and Scorpio oppose one another; Leo and Aquarius oppose one another.) ... and each element in these oppositions squares the elements of the other. These four signs together form the pattern of the Fixed Grand Cross in which each element has an agenda, a perspective on life and a set of values that antagonizes the other three.

Fixed signs are replete with inner reserves, formidable in their determination to "stay the course" they have set for themselves, and resolute in their ability to undergo considerable hardship (and even physical damage) rather than "give in" to an adversary or an adversarial situation. Fixed signs, when faced with conflict or distress, become the "immoveable object" of song and legend.

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Fixed ... as in stubborn

Fixed signs are masters of stability, perseverance, and organization. They are motivated by principles and can be every bit as entangled in the concept of "a cause" as the Cardinal signs. But they definitely want a more measured and serene pace to the life they lead.

They aren't a bit fond of high-pressure situations or people who push too hard. They prefer other tactics to get what they want that can be just as effective ... and just as infuriating.

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Taurus: the Fixed Earth Sign

Taurus is Fixed Earth. His personality emphasizes practical accomplishment, the manipulation or acquisition of tangible property, the effective use of energy and other resources, making and nurturing investments, enjoying the physical side of life, and having something "real" to show for his efforts.

He likes to keep things on an even keel, make plans and stick to them, let his investments grow, accumulate, appreciate, pay dividends, etc., with a minimum amount of effort from him. He relies on his resourcefulness, determination, and willingness to simply outlast his opposition when life pressures him to change.

Taurus is notorious for his stubborn refusal to budge in response to outside "heat." Just that his character is Fixed Earth ... lets you see why!

Horoscopes for the Season of Taurus
April 20 to May 21

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Are You a Taurus?
Taurus: the 2nd Sign of the Zodiac

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Taurus
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* Taurus -- The Interests and Attitudes -- of the 2nd Zodiac Sign ---> Taurus Gentle, peace-loving, patient, tolerant, hedonistic, pragmatic, tenacious, composed ---> Taurus contains a set of attitudes and perspectives that are closely aligned with the interests of Venus and the Natural 2nd House. As the Sun (or any planet for that matter) transits Taurus, all these basically merge and come up for for attention. You'll see them in your views, opinions and behavior, in the attitudes and concerns of the people around you. You see them in the situations you deal with -- and in the lessons you learn ... which, of course, are ....

Celebrating Taurus -- The 5 most distinctive / admirable traits of the sign ---> Perspective ---> Their remarkable skill in handling material resources. Taurus citizens are here to build things and operate in the physical world. They prepare a path for everyone else and show them how it's done. Without the stability and structure of a reliable place to stand, further life developments are impossible. The other signs need at least this much for their own work to proceed ... and Taurus makes it happen. Taurus is the most down-to-earth of the signs, assembling what it takes to survive. Life for Taurus is very basic, but also very ....

* Conscious Living with Taurus ---> When the Sun transits Taurus ---> When the Sun travels through Taurus what area does it cover in your Natal Chart? What house(s) are involved in this particular slice of the sky? And specifically, what house (or houses) in your Natal Chart have Taurus on the cusp? These are areas of life where you feel unusual focus now. Here you want to settle in and stabilize any new projects you've recently begun and collect some assets and other things of value that will help support you and provide you with comfort and security for the foreseeable future.

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Taurus Classified
Gender, Quality & Element

Feminine Signs * -- The Earth and Water Signs ---> Signs of Practicality and Emotion ---> Where masculine signs are dynamic, self-motivating and proactive, feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers, while feminine signs prefer to be patient, bide their time and "wait and see what happens" before spending energy and resources to make life bend to their will. They believe that in an ever-changing world, life will often hand them a better situation and require nothing but a little extra time to work thing ....

Masculine Signs / Feminine Signs * -- It has nothing to do with sex ---> Two orientations on the world ---> In Astrology and metaphysics, Masculine and Feminine refers not to physical gender or personal manner, but to one's basic orientation on the world and one's preferred strategies for dealing with problems. Essentially, "masculine" signs prefer to seize the moment, make things happen and change what doesn't suit them with their actions and choices. Feminine signs take a more subtle, passive approach when dealing with challenge or working for change. Masculine sign people are life's movers-and-shakers, while ....

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Light Lessons & Micro-Classes
about Taurus

The Taurus / Scorpio Polarity -- The Full Moon in Scorpio Opposing the Taurus Sun ---> A set of choices ---> The information here applies especially to the famous psychological struggles and tensions that arrive every month with The Full Moon, but it also applies, of course, to any opposition between any planet in Taurus and another in Scorpio. The Full Moon is just an opportunity for us all to work with it regularly -- to keep our lives balanced and stay in practice solving problems. There are six pairs of these polarity sets in the Zodiac. This one between Taurus, the ultimate builder, and Scorpio, the ultimate destroyer, deals specifically with matters of building versus tearing down, personal property versus communal property, and working with the physical world versus working ....

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More about Taurus

* The Personal Signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer -- They Operate Through Direct Action and Experience ---> Up front and uncomplicated ---> The first four signs of the Zodiac are the Personal Signs -- Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer. They engage life and understand the world through their own direct actions and experiences. Their ambitions don't depend much on other people's cooperation or group support. They are fairly stand-alone in who they are, what they do and what they want. There is a refreshing candor to the Personal Signs. They are upfront in what they do and honest about what they want, with a "what you see is what you get" simplicity.

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