Archetypes: Astrology and The Tarot - Part 3
What do Al Pacino, Jack Nickolson, George Clooney, David Boreanaz (Seeley Booth in Bones) and Pierce Brosnan have in common, beside the hunk factor?
They are all Taurus males. Keep that in mind as we work through Taurus.
Venus rules Taurus (also Libra see previous post).
Venus (the planet with energies of beauty, light and love), represents the power of attraction and the artistic nature, and an inner sense of calmness and peace that draws people.
A Taurus, when positive:
- is a good person to depend on. They follow through on their responsibilities, especially to family.
- has an earthly/earthy wisdom that attracts people.
- has a strong sense of determination. When they focus on their goals they often reach their destination.
- likes nice things but has a sensible outlook on life—a the hallmark of this sign.
When Venus is out of balance in Taurus:
- the person will take on the attributes of the opposite—grosser side of the sign; careless, possessive, indecisive, overly romantic, sluggish and dependent on others.
- if fear of change or other fears reign, they will attract those who will irritate them to the point of causing the Taurean to make changes (fear or no fear) and then stability will reassert itself.
Taurus is an Earth sign, connected to the body and the physical world, rooted in sensuality, pleasure and celebrating the blessings of the material world. The Taurus bull's horn becomes a Horn of Plenty, overflowing with Venus' gift of luscious abundance.
When Taurus is in tune with their sense of oneness and harmony with the earth, he/she will drop the feeling of being harassed into trying to gain all the money and possessions they initially felt they wanted, and learn to bear in mind that there is beauty beyond the world of material possessions.
The Tarot card that is aligned with Taurus is The Hierophant. The Heirophant’s great gift is his ability for inner hearing. He is the spiritual messenger and as a Taurus, his true gift lies in his capacity for self-discipline. He represents stability, discrimination, practicality and inner strength. He represents the need to search for meaning in one’s life.
(Information for the Hierophant taken from: http://tarotreadingpsychic.com/tarot-astrology-hierophant-taurus/)
Hierophant, deriving from the Greek “hieros” meaning “sacred,” and “phainein” meaning “to reveal,” is the title of the high priest of the Eleusinian cult. In the mystery religion of the Greek Eleusis, the vegetation cycle of the death and burial of grain in the ground and its rebirth in the spring became symbolic of the spiritual life of man.
Christianity later adopted the basic tenets of the mystery religion of
, including the
symbolism of the dying and rising god and the role of the male high priest as
the revealer of truth. The hierophant of Eleusis
gave rise to the pope in Eleusis . Rome
(Information taken from: http://www.stariq.com/Main/Articles/P0002457.HTM)
Some famous Taurus women are: Katherine Hepburn, Carol Burnett, Penelope Cruz, Uma Thurman, Michelle Pfeiffer,
Audrey Hepburn, Janet Jackson, Renee Zellweger and Shirley MacLaine.
If you are a Taurus, does this sound like you?
Is there enough description of Taurus to give you character trait ideas for your stories?
Inquiring minds need to know. . .
Refer to previous post for the Pisces archetype.
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