I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
Florence Nightingale (Sun and Moon in Taurus)
Happy Birthday to all those born under the sign of Taurus — the Sun moves into your sign today.
If your Sun is in Taurus, you are generally patient and determined, with lusty physical appetites. You appreciate your well-chosen possessions and you prefer a stable environment, disliking upheaval and being rushed. So becoming more adaptable can be a challenge for you.
But as the quote from Florence Nightingale indicates, you take your responsibilities very seriously, and are known for your trustworthiness, integrity, and can-do attitude.
Ruled by Venus, you have strong aesthetic tastes and like to create beautiful surroundings. You have a methodical, decisive mind, but beware of becoming inflexible and reluctant to change.
In addition to the Venus influence, astrologer and blog friend Lorna Bevan wrote here several years ago, “The esoteric ruler of Taurus is Vulcan, the Blacksmith. Taureans are like volcanoes — incredibly still on the surface, whilst processing all that boiling lava underneath. It’s a highly creative, vibrant, and transformative placement.”
Likewise, you are a considerate lover who revels in sensual pleasure, but you can regard a lover as a possession, so do not let jealousy threaten your partnerships.
How the Sun in Taurus Affects Everyone
(April 20 – May 20, 2019)
When the Sun is in Taurus, we are all given the strength and tenacity to follow through on the projects that were initiated (only to perhaps be forgotten) during that impetuous Aries Sun that just ended.
Taurus may not be a time for unprecedented new ideas or flashy innovation, but someone’s got to buckle down and actually do the work sometime — and the Taurus Sun is that time. However, just because the Sign of the Bull is a time of hard work doesn’t mean we will be bereft of pleasure!
On the contrary, Taurus is an Earth Sign blessed by Venus, the Goddess of love and abundance. This is all about tactile sensation — the enjoyment we receive from fine foods, the joy of physical contact, and like that famous bull, Ferdinand, smelling the roses.
It’s the season of Beltane, beloved since ancient times for its revels and rituals that celebrate the burgeoning sexuality and life unfolding around us.
And of course the Bull, like a “bull” growth stock market, motivates us to build a strong security base, the kind that is built from slow but steady progress.
This is a time for blessings and steady progress. Enjoy the abundance and beauty that this time offers. May this time of the beautiful Bull bring you pleasures of body and soul.