Note: Dr. Turi grew up in Provence France, Nostradamus' birthplace. He uses the Nostradamus method of prediction which includes attributing only one sign for each month of the year, i.e., Taurus for May, Gemini for June, etc.
About the Zodiac Star Sign Taurus
Venus Governs the Beautiful and Financially Oriented Constellation Of Taurus
Luxurious and elegant
I have the memory of an elephant
Loving all of life's finer pleasures
Gifted am I at acquiring more coffers and treasures
I am TAURUS, child of Venus.
Characteristics For Those Born In May
The month of May is governed by the planet Venus and by the reliable sign of Taurus. Others perceive you as beautiful, somehow stubborn and practical. You are the moneymaker sign of the Zodiac and you have stability and true love to offer to others. You need to control your jealousy, insecurity, and your authoritarian attitudes and avoid eating when upset. You are a gifted artist and strive for organization. You are also attracted to the professions of banking, real estate, the arts, computers, radio, television, Astropsychology, aeronautics, food, real estate and investigation, to name a few.
Many "Bulls" will reach fame and fortune and enjoy the security of a beautiful and big house. Strong and dominant, you have inherited a deep intuition, a tremendous common sense, and a powerful will. Venus rules love and possession; you must avoid destructive thoughts pertaining to jealousy, stubbornness and insecurity. Learn to channel Venus' constructive powers towards creativity, diplomacy and love. If you behave in an insecure stubborn, sarcastic, destructive, or unattractive manner, you will lose it all in the end. Your down-to-earth approach to life must not interfere with your spiritual growth.
Part of your lesson in this lifetime is to keep an open mind to the world of the spirit and use metaphysical information to ensure financial growth. Your desire for practicality and riches is legendary, but you will always regenerate with knowledge of New Age and metaphysical matters.
You will courageously handle the difficulties of life with a solid attitude, and you inherited a beautiful nobility of purpose. Girls born in May are beautiful, classic, intellectual, magnetic, and sensitive, and will always combine Venus' beauty and sensual magnetism to attain their goals. You are meticulous and critical about your mate and it is important for you to marry someone well-groomed and well-respected.
With you, love must last forever. Food is often on your mind; again, do not eat when you are upset. Remember to respect the Universal Law (see Moon Power), as your awareness and moon planning will become a major contribution towards reaching many of your dreams. The location of your natal Dragons Head or Tail will seriously alter the strengths or weakness of Venus in your chart.
Taurus is the calm in the center of a storm. They can make life nearly conflict free with their ability to resolve issues. Without diluting the facts, they will massage them until they are harmonious and in balance. Do they go too far with little regard for their own personal feelings? If they are a Taurus, they just might do that.
With the love of a secure, safe place to be and a willingness to do whatever it takes to get it, Taurus can become a "yes" person. When one agrees with almost anything, just to avoid conflict, something is eventually going to explode. When it does, beware! Once the damage is done, there is no taking it back.
Energies: Harmony energy expressed as comfort, safety and balance.
This is a very strong energy that seeks to find comfort, safety and balance in the resolution of conflict. That is its entire purpose. Harmony does not just happen, it takes patience and a loving heart to see through the differences and come to a resolve that results in a safe environment.
Virtues: Patient, security loving, persistent and placid.
Nothing seems to press your buttons. No flying off the handle for you. You are seen as the kindred heart and calming influence by all.
Your environment must be safe and secure without the feeling of danger lurking around the corner. Others in your life sense this and are drawn to protect you from harm.
You are like a train going down hill, without brakes to slow you down. You are so task orientated that there is nothing that can stop you, once you have a destination in mind.
You don't show your emotions often, but when you do, it is a pleasure to behold. Your mild-manner conceals your inner most emotions.
Vices: Jealous, possessive, self-indulgent and blaming.
Your negative characteristics are really just your positive qualities that are not yet balanced. That just means your vices are still in progress and haven't yet matured into the virtues they will become.
You want to have all the possessions that others have as your own and often express a jealous desire for what you cannot have.
What you have is yours alone. Sharing is a foreign trait to you.
You lack self-control in pursuing your own pleasure and satisfaction.
You tend to blame others for your failures.
Taurus and Scorpio are equally active in sexual affairs and have much in common romantically. Taurus wants to own a lover, while Scorpio will be possessive at an emotional level. Opposites attract and balance each others extremes.
Taurus likes money, safety, and is patient. Capricorn and Taurus have a mutual understanding of each other's personalities. Taurus can bring out the best in Capricorn giving the encouragement needed to come out of the cave. The sensual Taurus will draw out the romantic side of the reserved Capricorn.
Cancer can be a good combination, since both need security and are loving and affectionate. Cancer adds the imagination Taurus needs, and Taurus is attentive, filling the need of Cancer. Ones strength supports the others weakness.
Taurus's tenacity and Virgo's sharp mind are a good combination for a love relationship. It will be love at first sight, as well as, for the long term.
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The Characterstics of Taurus
By Julie Hopkins
A Taurus is a special kind of person with very unique characteristics. You may not have known that the Taurus likes to be the center of attention just like the counterpart in the animal kingdom. In fact, many people who are a Taurus tend to be very bullish or stubborn when it comes to interacting with other people.
This can tend to be both a positive and a negative in certain ways. Positively, it can lead to a good sense of purpose and following through on projects and ideas. However, in some instances it may have the person seeing red when it comes to being able to handle any kind of criticism of what they may firmly believe in their mind.
A Taurus will in many cases have a very big, boisterous personality which some people may say is abrasive while others would call it lighting up the room. They usually don't tend to shy away from the limelight and instead crave that kind of attention and opportunity to lead a group.
On a purely intellectual level, the Taurus may not be a superstar, instead prefering to get things accomplished with brute strength or a proven strategy which may have worked well in the past. It would be good for a Taurus to learn to try new and better ways of doing things.
The Astrology of Taurus
Ruler of the Second House
Element: Fixed Earth
Key: "I Have"
Symbol: The Bull
Ruling Planet: Venus
Fall: no traditional fall
Critical Degrees: 9 & 21
Azimene Degrees: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Colors: Forest and deep, dark greens, brown
Flowers: Rose, Buttercup
Cell Salt: nat sulph
Afflictions: sore throats,
hay fever, earaches, obesity.
The identification of the constellation of Taurus as a bull may be quite old. Dr. Michael Rappengl of the University of Munich  believes that Taurus is represented in the Hall of the Bulls in the caves at Lascaux. The paintings are some 16,500 years old. One of the painted bulls is near a cluster of dots that looks like the Pleiades, and which is the correct position over its shoulder to be that asterism. The same pattern is found in pits in the floor, which could have been filled with oil and lit to recreate the lights of the Pleiades inside the cave, though there is no evidence that this actually happened.
In Greek mythology, this corresponds with the bull-form Zeus took in order to win Europa, a mythical Phoenician princess, and thus father of Minos. As such, since it is necessary to traverse the area of sky known as the Sea to reach it when passing through the Zodiac, it forms the origin of the myth of the Cretan Bull, one of The Twelve Labours of Herakles.