The Taurus Star Sign is the second in the Zodiac. Of all the Star Signs of the Zodiac Taureans are the most sensuous and their sense of touch is heightened. The Taurus Star Sign is represented by the Bull and comes under the influence of the planet Venus. The planet Venus governs love and beauty, friendships and creativity.
The Taurus Star Sign is from the element of earth which relates to practicality and groundedness. Because of this Taurusans are very practical and work hard to achieve all they want in life. And because of the influence of Venus they seek comfort and beauty in everything.
Taurus First Decan (April 21st - 30th)
This Taurus/VENUS decan is, of course, the most typical. Very much of what was covered above applies fully, but there is more. Of all those with Taurus rising, you may be the most materialistic. To you, money does talk. It’s probable you may need to curb this money-orientation somewhat or you may lose out on many of the other nice and satisfying things in life. You must learn that money isn’t everything. If you allow money to become your "god," then you’ve little if any time for anything else. You could wind up very rich but completely alone and unloved. Money can present problems in love along the way as well.
Venus is both the ruler and subruler, and its gracious influence is prominent in their character. Taurus-Taurus have strong likes and dislikes, they are not abrasive about them. Taurus-Taurus have a charming social touch and many friends are devoted to them. Taurus-Taurus has an artistic eye for beauty and design, and may possess musical ability. Taurus-Taurus have the shy Venus beaming down on them in double strength, so overcoming their shyness is harder for them than most. Taurus-Taurus are a pure-breed, all Venus, all Taurus, all Earth. There is nothing wimpy or half-baked about them.
The Taurus-Taurus is happiest mixing up a variety of activities. One way to get close to a Taurus 1st decan is to share a daily regimen with them, perhaps jogging, swimming or volleyball. This kind of activity will help build a bond of mutual trust, allowing them to open their hearts and share their secrets. In relationships with Taurus-Taurus, particularly when they are parents or mates of the Taurus-Taurus, a head-on confrontation should be avoided. A much more sensible method is to appeal to their need for affection and harmony.
First Decan Taurus are among the most dominant individuals of the year. When seized by an idea or a plan, they will not let it rest until it is implemented. Manifesting or giving shape to a concept might include setting up a home or family as well as a business or other organization. Taurus-Taurus abundant reserve of common sense, they rarely make the same mistake twice. Taurus-Taurus have an excellent memory. They have a realistic self-confidence, not inflamed or exaggerated. Warm, usually even-tempered, frequently funny they are loveable, even at their most stubborn points.
Taurus Second Decan (May 1st - 10th)
The important sub-influences of this Virgo/MERCURY decan can induce interesting differences. Virgo - natural ruler of the sixth house of health, work, and service - causes you to be the most hardworking of all those with Taurus rising. You like money and are industrious enough to put forth the effort necessary to accumulate it. You’re not much of a "wheeler-dealer"; you believe that system, order, and dedication to work will bring the material gains you desire. You are very aware of details and believe there is a place for everything and that everything should be in its place.
Mercury combines with Venus to give the Taurus-Virgo an inquisitive mind and a great talent for organization. Taurus-Virgo is conservative in approach, but also possess intuitive powers that they should use more often. Taurus-Virgo have a refined mix of earthy awareness and naive purity. This blend of an artistic Venus and critical Mercury creates spinning wheels of thought that whirl inside of them constantly. Mercury here bestows an ability to speak and write effectively, perhaps even eloquently. Thanks to Mercury, Taurus 2nd decan has an eye for detail and is one of the smartest decans of the zodiac. The Taurus-Virgo mind runs the gamut: from common sense to esoteric wisdom.
Those best suited for a Taurus-Virgo in personal relationships are those who understand their need to be left alone rather than being fussed over or spoiled. Taurus-Virgo prefers their mates to show their enthusiasm for the relationship simply by upholding their share of it rather than by displays of gratitude of affection. The Taurus-Virgo can be extremely passionate, warm, sensual, and loyal when in love. They prefer romance to sentimentality, but like a realistic and frank approach to love and sex even better. They do not generally react well to others requests for attention or affection; anything that looks like pleading or begging usually turns them off completely. Taurus-Virgo likes their partners to be strong and dignified above all. Taurus-Virgo makes their dislikes known sharply and incisively.
To the silent, thoughtful side of a Second Decan Taurus, they do have a way of mystifying other people. On the outside they may appear slightly distracted, vaguely concerned about something and observing their surroundings. On the inside, the planner in the Taurus-Virgo is working away on some secret high-priority agenda. Quiet, easygoing in social surroundings, they are fully “in tune” and adapt to their environment. Regardless how the Taurus-Virgo differs from others, they could live in just about any circumstance. The more experiences they have the better their mind and heart are at processing, evaluating, and understanding various situations, which helps in attaining their ultimate goals.
Taurus Third Decan (May 11th - 21st)
The sub-influences of this Capricorn/SATURN decan can induce some interesting differences. Capricorn - natural ruler of the tenth house of career, business, success, honors, fame, and public recognition - gives you a potent desire to succeed and the patience, will and drive to do so. Wherever you may be on the ladder of succeess at any given time, you are never content because you have your eye and heart set on the next higher rung. While you may experience many problems, delays, setbacks, and outright failures in your attempts to move up, your will to keep on trying never allows you to give in.
The meditative qualities of Saturn combine with harmonious Venus to give Taurus-Capricorn determination and strength of character. Taurus-Capricorn rise steadily, progressively to the top of the heap and there they will stay. The Saturn influence demands this of the Taurus 3rd decan, while Venus supports them in efforts that require them to keep their nose to the grindstone, oftentimes for many years. Saturn brings this decan the favorable aspect of putting themselves to the test. This is the planet of “making it or breaking it,” and their life if lived fully, will never be humdrum. Events seem to occur as though they were planned for them.
Taurus-Capricorn are highly sensitive individuals who need to be left free to express themselves as directly and naturally as they wish. Taurus-Capricorn does not react well when others try to correct, reform or change their basic habits. These spontaneous, zany individuals insist on being themselves. Those best suited for Taurus-Capricorn would have the essential quality of being understanding and spontaneous in order to keep the Taurus-Capricorn undivided attention.
Third Decan Taurus is generally fun loving and imaginative, full of fantastic thoughts and colorful behavior. These individuals are drawn throughout their lives to the natural world, in part due to the freedom it represents. Taurus-Capricorn adores children and are uniquely patient with the elderly. Wise and disciplined, they follow the examples of those they admire, as long as they don’t come into competition with them. Determination is the Taurus-Capricorn keyword. People think of them as stable and reliable, for they are not easily deterred once they are set on a goal.