Friday, February 24, 2012

44 Days of Witchery, Day 10: Your Sun Sign

My sun sign is Taurus. (I could write about my entire astrological chart, and probably will mention some of it, but since there's another day devoted to Moon Sign, I probably won't go into great detail.)

So first I'll put up the stuff from about my sun sign and bold the stuff that I feel applies to me.

Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac, is all about reward. Unlike the Aries love of the game, Taurus loves the rewards of the game. Think physical pleasures and material goods, for those born under this sign revel in delicious excess. They are also a tactile lot, enjoying a tender, even sensual, touch. Taurus adores comfort and likes being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine. The good life in all its guises, whether it's the arts or art of their own making (yes, these folks are artistic as well), is heaven on Earth to the Taurus-born.

It's the Bull that serves as the Taurus's mascot, and along with that comes the expectation that these folks are bull-headed and stubborn. Yes, they are. Hey, this sign has a Fixed Quality attached to it after all, so expect that things will occasionally grind to a halt. That said, Taurus doesn't start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done, and it's that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness. Bulls are actually among the most practical and reliable members of the zodiac, and they are happy to plod along, as it were, in pursuit of their goals. The good news for Bulls is that once they get to the finish line, they'll swaddle themselves in material goods. A self-indulgent beast? Perhaps, but if you toiled as laboriously as these folks do, you'd need some goodies, too.

Taurus is ruled by Venus, a lovely goddess who didn't deny herself many things. In ancient Roman mythology, Venus was the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure, and Taurus has pretty much taken up where she left off. Bulls are fond of all things pretty, whether it's in their home, at a museum or on the stage. Life as one sweet pas de deux is how the Taurus-born like it. To onlookers, this may look like so much materialism and blessed excess, but Bulls really aren't interested in living without beauty in their lives. Beauty to the Bull also comes in the way of a happy home life, one that includes a partner and a stable relationship.

Taurus values harmony in their personal lives, so they'll work hard on keeping their mate happy. The Bull's penchant for sensual pleasures, of course, can only help things along! Bulls can also be the sappiest of sentimentalists. Will all this overweening attention to their mate turn a Bull into a possessive mess? Probably not, although these folks do have to manage their tendency to latch on a bit tight. At the end of the day, however, Taurus's are true romantics and loyal to the core.

The Element associated with Taurus is Earth. No pie-in-the-sky for these practical folks, since they'd much rather be on terra firma. 
Bulls tend toward conservatism, and this is often seen in their day-to-day behavior. No far-out schemes (that's Air) or shrieking ultimatums (more like Fire) here. Taurus much prefers to take each day slowly and steadily and work toward their ultimate goal. Along these lines, those born under this sign are happy to stick with their projects until they have reached a successful conclusion. They are also extremely patient and dependable along the way. Does that sound earthy enough? The only kink in this well-oiled chain is the heckler in the gallery that tries to upbraid the Bull. These folks may not have a hair-trigger temper, but it's short enough. Bulls in a hissy fit can get pretty argumentative, but eventually they'll calm down and come back to center, since these folks would much rather be Zen. The Earth in this sign does tend to act as a balancing mechanism so that things never get truly out of hand. For every one person who considers the Bull a pain, there are two who will say 'No way!' and happily take the Taurus' gentle charms any day.

Seeing as how Bulls are generally strong and well-built, it's no surprise that these folks enjoy testing their strength on the field of play. Expect to find a Bull engaged in a spirited game of hoops or mountain climbing. Hiking is also a favorite pastime, since it keeps Taurus close to their beloved earth. Indoor adventures are also favored by Bulls, which is why the opera or ballet is right up a Taurus's alley. When it comes to love, the Taurus-born are devoted, romantic and somewhat possessive. Their sensual nature has a way of erasing any mistakes! Since Taurus rules the neck and throat, Bulls would be wise to keep a silky scarf at hand, ideally in a warm (and soothing) earth tone.

The great strength of Taurus is in their stability, loyalty and dogged determination. Bulls want to get the job done, and they will. What better way to get the riches they so fervently crave?

As you can see, the majority of that was bolded! I have Pisces rising, which does give me the occasional flight of fancy. But overall, yeah, I'm a pretty earthy, stubborn person. I have a really nice singing voice (one of the few things I'm slightly vain about!) and I LOVE to dress up, but fabrics MUST be pleasing to the touch. I like leather, I like velvet. Suede, soft wools. Good food. Not a big fan of wine. I'm a pretty good cook, but a far better baker. I can be stubborn as a bull, for sure. Alex usually knows how to get around my stubbornness, but when I dig my heels in on something, well. Fuck you, that's what. I do hold grudges, but you have to do a lot to earn my ire. Interestingly, it's easier to get on my bad side by being mean to my FRIENDS than it is by being mean to ME. The two people I actually hold grudges against? Never did anything to me. They screwed over some of the people I care the most about. And that's something I can't forgive. 

I like gardening and working with plants, but I tend to get bored and forget about the garden and let it die. (I think that's my Pisces Rising coming out, because with a Taurus Sun and a Capricorn Moon, you wouldn't think I'd leave projects in the middle!) I like walks in the woods, but not hikes

Overall, I do tend to be a pretty stable person; I know I seem more volatile here, but this is where I rant. I tend to bottle things up in real life. I dislike losing my even temperament, but when you DO make me lose my temper, you'd best run. (I think I've truly lost my temper once.) I'm not sure I'm exactly zen, but I do pride myself on staying centered. Temperance has been my Tarot card for a very long time. I like things stable around me; I don't like uncertainty and change. (And yet I'm a military wife - oh dear god you can't even understand.) I think that may be something Alex likes most about me; he knows when he comes home, whether he's been gone an hour, a week, or eight months, that home will be the same. I won't change - not in personality, at any rate. 

I am impatient for little things (would that water just BOIL already?! when will my books arrive?!) but I can wait pretty much forever for the important things. (no, I don't know exactly when he'll get home from deployment. I will wait.) 

So yes, overall, I am a very stereotypical Taurus. I have the occasional flight of fancy (Thank you, Pisces!) but other than that, I am a grounded, patient, stubborn bull.

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