Welcome back to the fourth installment of The Astrology Archive!
With my own star sign being Taurus, I was patiently looking forward to doing some research into my star sign, where it comes from and what it means. Now that it’s time*, let’s dive in, shall we?
*We are technically past the Taurus timeframe because your girl got super busy and had to put uni at a higher priority for some time – but now we’re back and more excited than ever! (hope you are too)
But for those of you that are new to this series, here’s a quick overview of what to expect:
WHAT IS THE ASTROLOGY ARCHIVE?
The Astrology Archive is a collaborative series by the wonderful Chloe and I and is centred around the different astrological signs. Each month, Chloe and I will be taking turns in going in depth about the individual star signs, their meaning and more.
BROWSE THE ASTROLOGY ARCHIVE:
★ Aquarius (20 Jan – 18 Feb)
★ Pisces (19 Feb – 20 Mar)
★ Aries (21 Mar – 20 Apr)
HISTORY & MYTHOLOGY OF TAURUS
Taurus, which means bull in Latin, is the second astrological sign in the zodiac and is symbolized by a bull (♉︎). It is one of the oldest documented constellations, dating back to the early Bronze Age.
Taurus was often listed as the first sign by the Babylonians and the early Hebrews, as it was the constellation through which the sun rose on the vernal equinox. In those times, Taurus was referred to as “The Great Bull Of Heaven” and “The Bull In Front”.
The ancient Egyptians viewed Taurus as a sacred or “heavenly” bull, believing it stood for the renewal of life in spring. In Greek mythology, Taurus has strong connections to the god Zeus, who is said to have transformed himself into a majestic white bull in order to kidnap the Phoenician princess Europa. Other myths mention the bull as Zeus’ mistress or as the Cretan Bull.
Taurus also held a strong meaning for the Druids, which were part of ancient Celtic cultures. The Druids worshipped Taurus and even had a Taurus religious festival which was held when the sun passed through the constellation.
THE QUALITIES OF TAURUS
Overall, Taureans represent a mixture of stability, security, elegance, sensuality, stubbornness and persistence. They also hold a strong love for art of all kinds.
Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable
Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising, too cautious
Gardening, cooking, music, romance, photography, satin
Being rushed, sudden changes, complications, insecurity of any kind, synthetic fabrics
Known as loyal companions, Taureans can be viewed as “partners for life”. They take friendships seriously and value it at the highest level, often making friends for life. What can present a challenge at first is getting to know a Taurean. They can be very careful when it comes to their inner circle and generally need time to warm up to people.
As Taurus is ruled by Venus, Taureans are known to be very sensual beings and very connected to their bodies. Taureans generally need to be impressed or shown that you can be trusted – trust doesn’t come easily to them, so they might even come across as a little standoffish at first. They search for genuine connections, both with friends and lovers and place intimacy and authenticity at the highest level. They are all about having deep conversations rather than lighthearted smalltalk.
Above everything, Taureans value home, stability and family. They will try to nurture their relationships with the people around them, even in hard times.
TAUREANS YOU MAY KNOW
Queen Elizabeth II
Dwayne The Rock Johnson
And so another installment of The Astrology Archive comes to an end. As always, we are appreciative of your opinions and feedback. Is there anything you would like us to elaborate on in more detail in the future? Let us know!
★ What’s your star sign? Are any of you fellow Taureans? If so, did some of these traits and qualities apply to you? ★
The next star sign to be introduced will be over on Chloe’s blog and is Gemini. Stay tuned!