Taurus: The Bull

Bonatti's woodcut of Taurus: a bull emerges from a cloud.

SmartScope for June 2012:

You've got a lot on your plate this month, Taurus, and you just feel like you don't have enough time and energy to get it all done. All this pressure makes you feel like crawling into your comfy bed and shutting out the world for a little bit. Don't worry though, later in the month you'll get a sudden burst of energy and things will start to pick up again. If you happen to run into some extra cash this month, spend it wisely!

About Taurus:

Birth date:

April 20 - May 20




The Myth:

Taurus is said to represent many things, including the form of the bull that Zeus (the King of Greek Gods) takes in order to win over Europa, a Greek beauty. Additionally, Taurus is associated with the Greek goddess Aphrodite (the Goddess of Love), the Egyptian goddess Isis (known as the ideal mother and patron of nature and magic), the Norse goddess Freyja (the Goddess of Love and Beauty), and the Greek god Dionysus (the God of Wine), the Aztec god Xolotl (the God of Lightning and Death) and the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl (the Creator God).

Cool Fact:

The Taurus constellation is home to the Crab Nebula, leftover from a huge supernova that occurred almost 1,000 years ago - on July 4, 1054, to be exact. The astronomical explosion was visible from Earth and was documented in Chinese history texts.

A Tauren might be:

hard-working, romantic, organized, and trustworthy

Careers a Taurus might like:

Engineer, artist, musician, manager, singer, auctioneer

Famous Female Taurus:

Delia Derbyshire looking up into the camera. Delia Derbyshire (May 5, 1937 - July 3, 2001) was born in Coventry, UK. In college, she studied mathematics and music. Her reasoning for this was that mathematics was the basis of music, and in order to make the best music she could, she had to know the rules. Then she could bend or break the rules as she saw fit. We love Delia because she made sure she was doing what she loved even when it seemed like no one else wanted her to. For example, she was denied one position she applied for despite her qualifications purely because she was a woman. At another workplace, she had to work anonymously for many years. Still, she stuck to it. You may know Delia's work if you have ever heard the theme song for the BBC's show Doctor Who!

If you would like to find out more about Delia and her work, check out this website and listen to some of her music clips.

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