Taurus is the Latin word for “bull,” a fierce creature feared for centuries (as the cave painting from the Lascaux Cave at the left clearly proves!) Commonly, people born under this sign are equally as intimidating. Let’s take a closer look at the Taurus personality.
Here’s What I Learned about Taurus Traits
My father, born on April 29, 1922, was born under that sign of the zodiac. He was an intense man, demanding, critical, a perfectionist in everything he pursued. Dad was creative in the kitchen and elsewhere; photography, drawing and painting – he could do anything, and he was my hero for many years.
As described earlier, his character is right in line with the overall characteristics of the Taurus personality. Other aspects of the sign fit him too; Tauruns are stubborn, melodramatic, and independent, often to an extreme; uncompromising, possessive, demanding and argumentative. But, there are a few upsides to the Taurian personality. First, they are personable, even charming – when they want to be. They are also reliable, practical, devoted, and stable. (Source: astrology-zodiac-signs.com).
When it comes to colors and this sign of the zodiac, Tarot.com declares “Fresh green nurtures Taurus’ spirit and reinforces its connection to nature and growth. The return of green in the springtime –Taurus’ season – further enhances its connection to this sign…”
But, is often true, there’s dissent on the topic of ‘power’ color. The fresh green of spring, says Tarot.com; but turn to another high-ranking site, Astrology-zoldiac-signs.com, and you’ll discover not only is green important in the Taurian cosmos, bus to is pink.
Three Other (Well-Known) Amazing Taurian Men
Certainly my dad wasn’t famous, but there are three fellows who are – all of whom share the Taurian personality traits which made my lifelong relationship with dad so challenging.
The first is Leonardo da Vinci, born April 15, 1452. He was a “polymath” (a fancy word which means he knew –and did– a whole lot of different things). In his lifetime, Leonardo was “a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer (source: leonardoda-vinci.org).
The second is William Shakespeare, born, on April 26, 1564. Considered the English national poet, many also believe him to be “the greatest dramatist of all time” (source: Britannica.com).
And the third amazing Taurian is Adolph Hitler, born in 1889, on the 20th of the month. Again, his lifetime achievements are well-known; it’s not worth taking time listing them. Suffice it to say, if you recall the list of Taurus traits, you’ll see just how well they each lived out the dictates of the star sign under which they were born.
A Bit about April’s Birthstone: the Diamond
This gemstone’s popularity rose considerably in the 20th century, thanks to a powerful marketing campaign, (“Diamonds are forever”) conducted by De Beers in 1938.
Records show the first diamond betrothal ring was given in 1477 by an Austrian nobleman, one Archduke Maximillian of Austria to his wife-to-be, Mary of Burgundy (source American Gem Society).The rest, as they say, is history. Each year thousands of prospective grooms pay an average of $5,855 for such a declaration of everlasting love and commitment (source: CreditDonkey).
Diamonds are appreciated not only for their beauty, but for their durability. That’s a characteristic of the legacies of the famous (and not-so-famous) Taurian men mentioned here. If you’ve shared your life for any length of time with someone born under the sign of the bull, take a few minutes to think about how he or she would ‘fit’ into the profile of the Taurus personality discussed here.
One More Thing
This is the fourth post in a year-long series on astrology and birthstones. If you’ve missed the previous installments, click on one or more of these links: January’s installment, February’s post, or the one published just last month, in March.