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The Daily Sky: Venus Enters Taurus

One day the most beautiful woman any of the regulars at Sully’s Bar had ever seen walked in off the street and sat down for a drink. She smiled demurely at each of them as she caught the regulars one by one, staring at her. She was radiant. The multicolored lighting from the broken jukebox lit the highlights in her hair. It was if a UFO had landed and deposited an ancient fertility Goddess at Sully’s Bar for a Heineken, and to deliver the promise of Eternal Love.

The men all sat there, mesmerized. The each reveled in their own private fantasies… not merely sexual, but more. Somehow this incredible dame carried with her the promise of more. A happy life. A family. Love and acceptance and warmth and home-cooked meals and holding hands and laughing together over small things and epic bouts of love-making.

In fact, they all sat there dreaming of their new lives with their new love until May 9th, when she smiled and left. Afterwards, much sadness and regret ensued.

Venus in Taurus is powerful… but you have to DO something with it!

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Fun With Taurus! (Another "Conquer The Universe With Astrology" Original Video)

Taurus, the Bull: Solid, stable, and beefy. It’s the one sign of the Zodiac that can pull a plow single-handedly, or go great with a baked potato. A source of strength to many, and a stubborn roadblock to many others. Here at last their secrets are revealed!
Ha! Get it? ReVEALed. Okay, enough with the puns. Here’s the video…

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Book Except: Sun In Taurus

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Have you ever been half starved and had to wait in line at a fast food place while three people in front of you slowly deliberate over their very large orders? That line in front of you was Taurus.
Taurus isn’t really greedy, gluttonous, covetous or jealous. It’s just that they truly love money, material possessions, eating, and keeping all their stuff. Taurus is represented by the Bull, which is far and away the slowest and meatiest of the Zodiac symbols. In geometry, a “torus” is a doughnut shape, which is entirely appropriate for Taurus. Tauruses love fried food, especially if someone else paid for it. Although Tauruses are big spenders, they also like to save. This central paradox leads many Tauruses to go broke by purchasing things on sale.
Tauruses are excellent at saving energy, which they do by moving slowly. They have a reputation for being sexy and sensuous, which is generally true — of course; things usually look more sexy and sensuous when they’re filmed in slow motion. Taurus likes to deliberate a lot before they make an important decision, and they like to have a lot of options to deliberate over. If you were re-inventing the Zodiac today, instead of a bull, you wouldn’t be too far off making Taurus the Buffet Table. Taurus people like to own pretty things, and they like to be pretty things. Almost any Taurus has too much of something in their lives (by other peoples standards), whether it be purses, Green Lantern action figures, lovers, or belly fat.

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How To Seduce A Taurus Man: An Illustrated Guide

Basically, everything you need to know is illustrated right here:
A well-fed Taurus is a happy Taurus, and a happy Taurus will naturally be curious to see your new undies… and what you keep in them.
Don’t you love simple, straight-forward astrology?
Now, today’s choice reruns:
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Ruled By Venus

Just because Taurus and Libra are both ruled by Venus, don’t assume they have the same approach to dating…
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Now, today’s choice reruns:

Your Attention Please: The Capricorn Guide To Compatibility

The Radical Astrological Liberation Front (RALF) Guide To Uranus Through The Houses

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Classic MTA – Sowing The Seeds Of Love: The Taurus Guide To Compatibility

(Re-runs are a vital part of the television tradition… not welcome, not well-loved, but apparently an important part of the process. In that spirit, here`s my compatibility series again. Don’t worry, the new stuff is coming.)

A Taurus, whether a man or a woman, has a reputation for not rushing into things. Of course when the heart calls, a Taurus responds just as quickly as anyone else. But how to nurture that relationship properly, and how to tell what kind of an emotional investment you’ve made? Will it be delicious, beautiful… or just a weed?

Here’s a handy guide to your relationships, Taurus, based on how much work you’ll have to put into them. Even the hardiest perrenials need some tending, and even the most difficult patch of soil can be made to sprout something beautiful. But some of those patches of soil are a lot easier to work than others…

RICH, DARK SOIL: The other Earth signs (Virgo and Capricorn), Cancer, and Pisces. These spots in the garden aren’t going to need a lot of tending. Rich in emotion, yet cautious like yourself. A good long-term investment of your time and energy. Virgo may not always show as much blossom as you like, Capricorn sometimes has trouble taking root deeply, and Pisces tends to wander all over like a vine. Cancer has good tenacity, but needs encouragement to sprout.

FERTILE, BUT REQUIRES A LOT OF TENDING: Another Taurus or Scorpio. You’ll probably have fun with these, but they’re going to take more work than the average. Another Taurus may sound like a natural, but they can be as stubborn as you, and do you need more of that? Scorpio brings some dynamic blooms, but you may find it leeches too many nutrients from your soil.

SHADY, REQUIRES EXTRA FERTILIZER: Libra and Sagittarius. Like you, Libra is a Venus-ruled sign. This should make the two of you perfect, but Libra needs more attention than you might be ready to give it. As for Sagittarius: it’s not the sort of thing you’d ever actually plan on planting, on the face of it… but it seems to work anyway. Bright foliage makes up for all the weeding and wandering into the neighbor’s plot.

REQUIRES INTENSIVE WATERING: Aries and Gemini. These astrological neighbors can be appealing, but take a lot more work than most for you to maintain. Aries is always looking for a hotter climate to sprout in, and Gemini puts down its roots where you want them to go… and everywhere else, too. Neither one takes well to being pruned.

A TOUGH ROW TO HOE: Leo and Aquarius. Leo can make a flamboyant centerpiece to any garden. It’s just that their wild impulsive growth spurts make them hard to manage, and the huge blooms distract from why you wanted a garden in the first place. Aquarius, like you, grows at its own pace, but you may end up accidentally fertilizing it to death trying to make it grow your way… something Aquarius just won’t do.

No matter what relationship you find yourself in, there will be work. And there will be rewards. And as these things go, Taurus, some clichés are true. In romance, you really do have a green thumb!



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The Gentle Charms Of Mars In Taurus: A Conversation With Christian Bale

(Scheduling note: I had originally intended this blog entry to feature a discussion about the nature of Mars in Taurus with actor Christian Bale (born January 30th 1974, time unknown, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK). His recent successes have brought new found attention to him, and his Mars in Taurus is fairly strongly plugged in.

I thought he’d be the ideal choice to discuss this placement with. Unfortunately, Chris was unable to attend in person, so I have had to substitute remarks he made on the set of his upcoming film “Terminator: Salvation” to Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut. I’m sure Mr. Bale won’t mind. He seems like a sweetheart.)

MTA: Mars in Taurus has an unfortunate reputation. Being opposite one of the signs it traditionally rules (Scorpio), it is considered to be “debilitated.” Personally, I don’t believe this is an entirely fair characterization.

CB: What the f–k is it with you? What don’t you f–king understand?

MTA: Mars in Taurus can be a very sensual, affectionate placement — always ready to heap plenty of attention on friends, loved ones, and co-workers. I’ve learned this through years of observation.

CB: Well, somebody should be f–king watching and keeping an eye on him.

MTA: Mars in Taurus also has a reputation for a “slow and steady” approach to work and to difficult tasks.

CB: Let’s not take a f–king minute, let’s go again.

MTA: These people are hard-working, determined, and often excel in whatever career path they find themselves on… whether self-employed or working with others.

CB: Am I going to walk around and rip your f–king lights down, in the middle of a scene? Then why the f–k are you walking right through? Ah-da-da-dah, like this in the background. What the f–k is it with you? What don’t you f–king understand? You got any f–king idea about… hey, it’s f–king distracting having somebody walking up behind Bryce in the middle of the f–king scene? Give me a f–king answer! What don’t you get about it?

MTA: Although generally slow to anger, people with Mars in Taurus —

CB: I’m going to go… Do you want me to f–king go trash your lights? Do you want me to f–king trash ’em? Then why are you trashing my scene?

MTA: — do have a temper, and when provoked it can be —

CB: Stay off the f–king set man. For f–k’s sake.

MTA: — difficult for others —

CB: I’m going to f–king kick your f–king ass if you don’t shut up for a second! All right?

MTA: — to manage. Fortunately, it usually takes a lot to bring this out of them.

CB: Seriously, man: you and me, we’re f–king done, professionally.

MTA: When it comes to their love lives, people with Mars in Taurus can be deeply caring and affectionate, with a strong sex drive.

CB: Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it? I hope it was f–king good, because it’s useless now, isn’t it?

MTA: In conclusion, it’s unfair to characterize Mars in Taurus as a “difficult” placement. As will all astrological factors, it comes with good and bad. properly managed, a relationship of any kind with a person who has Mars in Taurus can be a rewarding, satisfying experience. And thank you for joining us today, Mr. Bale.

CB: You do it one more f–king time and I ain’t walking on this set if you’re still hired. I’m f–king serious. You’re a nice guy. You’re a nice guy, but that don’t f–king cut it when you’re f–king around like this.



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Astrological Snapshots: True Tales Of Anonymous Old Loves

I’ve wanted to write more about compatibility here, but I haven’t given in to the temptation to talk about my own experiences. That didn’t seem right somehow, given that talking about old relationships naturally means talking about the other person… and this isn’t one of those blogs where I’m going to go on about specifics, like how Heppa The Icelandic Stripper promised me the world and then broke my heart. It’s not my style to wave other people’s dirty laundry around in public.

I’ve found a solution. Below you will find snapshots presented in random order — brief extracts from the birth charts of some Significant Others — and how that part of them interacted with me both astrologically and observably.

Should any of the exes mentioned here come across this blog, they’ll probably recognize themselves. So, for you: you’ve been immortalized, in public, yet anonymously.

Isn’t that cunning of me? You always loved my brainpower…


Her Moon/Ascendant trines my Sun

Her Venus sextiles my Venus

Her Mars squares my Saturn

What fantastic buddies! What jolly partners in crime! Everything was great… but we fought. Neither of us wanted it, but the amazing energies released by Mars and Saturn always ended up coming out as anger and hostility in the end. We were like a nature film of two ants fighting, where one ant gets his head ripped off… but he keeps fighting anyway. Over and over and over…

Other than the frequent decapitations, it was great.


Her North Node conjuncts my Sun

Her Venus squares my Venus

Her Moon/Uranus conjunction squares my Moon/Mars opposition

I think you saw in me everything that you ultimately wanted in a man. What I don’t think you saw… and what I didn’t want to admit I saw… is that we started off in different directions and never really grew together. Which is a shame, because in a world full of crazy people, your craziness was kind and decent. May your Soul Mate Quest end as magically as you deserve.


Her Moon conjuncts my Moon (in Cancer)

Her Jupiter squares my Venus

Her Sun conjuncts my Uranus/Pluto conjunction

You’re so sweet and so caring, and you love cookies as much as I do. And you are beautiful: beautiful enough to make a living from it, but too modest and shy to make a real go of it. Which is a shame, because that quality only makes you more beautiful. You wear it well, and it reflects what’s inside you.

Too bad you thought I was completely nuts and unstable and I was completely NOT what your family wanted for you.


Her Mercury/Mars/Jupiter conjunction sextiles my Moon/trines my Mars

Her Pluto EXACTLY opposes my Saturn

Oh God! Everything about us was fantastic, from the bedroom where it started into the wild strange world we discovered together. But we were doomed and unstable together… as doomed and unstable as we were as individuals at that time. But, out of everyone listed here… I still empathize with you most of all. Shine on, you crazy diamond.


Her Sun squares my Moon and Mars

Her Neptune conjuncts my Sun

Her Saturn/South Node forms no aspects to anything in my chart

We certainly got each other’s attention, and in many ways seemed to be the answer to each other’s prayers. We were everything the other was looking for. And yet it had all the staying power of a house of cards in a hurricane, and the practical obstacles that could have been overcome looked like mountains, from my angle.

So I choked.


Her Ascendant conjuncts my Sun

Her Mercury opposes my Saturn

Her Sun squares my Mercury/Nodes

Everything about us had a feeling of Destiny. When we first met, casual though it was, time stopped, like a flashback scene from Highlander. We had known each other before, and would know each other again. And on top of that, we both seemed to be exactly what the other needed, even if we could never really define it. But when you told me you loved me… it felt forced. And I needed that from you, more than anything. More than with anyone else.

Of course, what I really needed was a mother, and what you really needed was a husband.

Too bad for both of us we already had those.



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I’m Taurus, And I Approved This Message

My opposing sign, Scorpio, would have you believe that my stability is merely a mask for passivity. That I would rather sit back and watch things develop than take an active role.

Well… says you.

It takes a certain degree of intelligence and experience to recognize when you are the center of the universe, and when you aren’t. Now, I’m not bragging… I’ll leave that for Leo… and I’m not saying that I’m the center of the universe. But if you’re familiar with my record, you’ll have noticed that I’ve found that I can often get things done by waiting until circumstances fall into place. Why rail against the inflexible? I’m more than willing to make the effort… but effort for its own sake is wasted. My energies are more managed than that.

I call it my “Taurus Energy Conservation Policy.”

Besides, hard work is one thing. Sweetness, charm, likability, and cooking skills are another. And I’ve got those in spades, babe.

So please, this election day… vote Taurus. Free pies for everyone if I win!

I’m Taurus, and I approved this message.

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