The fact that Venus,
the planet of harmony, sensuality and self-indulgence, rules
the health angle of your solar chart as well as your birth
sign, means that Taureans tend to have life-long battles with
their waistlines. Your love of good food, good company and
fine wines is an ongoing passport to putting on weight. With
your natural resistance to change, you find it harder than
most to alter enjoyable eating habits, increasing the likelihood
of contracting the ailments which afflict the self-indulgent
and the overweight. Indeed, for many Taureans, food becomes
an emotional prop resulting in compulsive nibbling or other
Another potential problem area for some Taureans
is their inherent inertia. You really can be placid and passive
to a fault. Unless pushed to extremes when you are liable
to live up to your astrological symbol of the Bull - you have
a tendency to be laid-back to the point of laziness. The result
is a lack of enthusiasm for the kind of activities which are
popularly associated with good health, and a lack of commitment
should you ever be persuaded to do something as unTaurean
as joining a gym or taking up jogging.
Being what is known astrologically as a Fixed
Earth sign, typical Taureans are stubborn in the extreme.
You have the ability to stick your heels in deeper and more
determinedly than anyone else. This lack of flexibility can
cause physical stress - especially around the neck area. In
fact, the state of your neck is, frequently, a reliable indicator
to your emotional well-being. Physically, you are prone to
ailments affecting the throat such as colds, chills and laryngitis.
One of the most prominent faults exhibited by
Taureans is a possessiveness which can extend to loved ones
as well as belongings. At its worst it can turn into obsessive
jealousy, an additional cause of stress, tension and frustration.
This possessiveness, coupled with the Taurus inflexibility,
can have a physical as well as an emotional effect resulting
in water retention and constipation.
Your need for a harmonious and well-coordinated
lifestyle means that external discord of all kinds can have
a detrimental effect on your mind and body. Emotional, as
well as material, security is a must if you are to maintain
your physical well-being. In common with your Venus-ruled
Libran cousins, the lack of a happy and stable relationship
is liable to have an adverse effect on your health. Tension
in the home is a sure-fire way to upset the delicately balanced
Many Taureans are good singers and singing is
an effective way to release tension and exercise the vocal
chords. You are also natural dancers, another way to dispense
with the stresses and strains of daily life.
Taureans like things to last for ever
- be they relationships, possessions or ways of life. Once
you have achieved the financial and emotional security you
crave, you tend to be content with your lot. A steady job
with a regular income - ideally with an adequate pension -
suits you splendidly. You have a very real and basic need
to know where your next meal is coming from.