28-Jan-2015, 06:00 UT/GMT
|Explanations of the symbols|
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The fiery heart of Aries can warm and inspire Taurus' stolid, cautious approach to life. The stability and calmness of Taurus can contain ... read more
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Taurus is a very physical sign. It's a rare Taurean who doesn't possess a strong, intense desire nature. Even Taureans who fear intimacy ... read more
The bull is an extremely masculine animal, and the Taurus man can incline to the macho end of the masculine spectrum - partly because the sign is so physical, and partly because Taureans are so sensitive to the collective roles which society expects of them. The Taurus man is apt to collect the accoutrements of what society deems masculine, from clothes to gestures to good old-fashioned caveman possessiveness.
Some Taurean men are preoccupied with their appearance, and they'll spend a lot of money and time on the right Rolex watch, the right car, the right silk shirt, the right scent and the right haircut. That may not seem macho in the usual sense, but then, look at the animal kingdom: it's the males who do all the preening and showing off with manes and bright feathers and huge flowing fins.
Other Taurean men are dedicated pursuers of all that is in harmony with nature, and you may have to give up caffeine, nicotine, preservatives, battery eggs, cosmetics made with animal experiments, clothes made with anything except natural fibres, and even those slug pellets which keep the nasty creatures off your favourite delphiniums - all in the name of inner and outer serenity, cleanliness and harmony. Whatever his values, the Taurus man believes in them strongly and deeply, and approaches his relationship with his body and with material reality with obsessive determination.
The strong, silent hero is a Taurean figure. He's usually terribly attractive, even if not in the conventional, regular-featured way, and also very comfortable in, and proud of, his body. Often he's beautifully dressed. This reflects one of the Taurus man's most pronounced traits: vanity combined with a demand for quality, otherwise known as "good taste".
Powerful passions are also apparent in many Taurus men. If you like strong sensuality, Taurus possesses it in abundance. But stay away from emotional game-playing and verbal innuendoes. Taurus men can be infuriatingly simple and wilfully, deliberately obtuse when they get that unpleasant feeling that you're trying to change them. When they don't wish to understand something, they just block it out. They tell you you're being unreasonable, irrational or silly, or they smile sweetly and walk away, impervious to storms of tears and verbal abuse.
It has to be said that the Taurus man can be smug. Yet when you're in a mess, he can be a rock of strength, calmness and common sense. He probably won't understand the mess, but he believes that everything should have a simple solution, and most of the time he's right - and he'll find it, no matter how complicated you thought the problem was.
Be careful not to betray him. Expecting understanding in such circumstances is pointless. This man can exhibit a disturbing propensity for double standards. A fling, if he's the one indulging in it, may truly mean no more to him than an expensive meal. If you're the one indulging in it, think again. If he loves you, then you belong to him, and that's that. No argument. Betrayal is one of the few things which will bring the sleeping volcano to eruption point and unleash that terrifying Taurean anger.
The Taurus man is terribly vulnerable where his pride is concerned - especially his pride in himself as a lover - and if he's pushed too far, he's quite capable of throwing you and all your belongings out of the house and never speaking to you again. Unchanging is unchanging, in love or hate. He'll remember injuries for a long, long time, although, to be fair, he'll also remember support and loving gestures for an equally long time.
Taurean men can be incredibly, overwhelmingly indolent. Their idea of relaxation may be a can of beer in front of the TV watching "Match of the Day", while you have more glamorous things in mind. The Taurus man loves being spoiled, and often takes it as his due. However "New Age" and enlightened he may claim to be, deep down he's conventional. But his ability to make his loved ones feel truly safe is a rare strength and a highly attractive quality in an age when nothing seems safe any more.