Our beloved fixed sign of love, beauty and earthly bounty.
Ruled by Venus along with Libra, the sign of Taurus is associated with many myths and types of bull worship from several ancient cultures. It was the first sign of the zodiac established among the Mesopotamians, who called it “The Great Bull of Heaven,” as it was the constellation through which the Sun rose on the Vernal Equinox at that time, which was the Early Bronze Age, from about 4000 BC to 1700 BC.
It is one of the oldest constellations and its importance to the agricultural calendar influenced various bull figures in the mythologies of Ancient Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
You can delve into the ancient mythology and Goddess culture involving Taurus through Europa & the Bull from Greek mythology, the Mesopotamian Astarte / Ashteroth, the Egyptians Hathor and Isis and of course ancient Sumerian Inanna & Babylonian Ishtar.
In China, the Goddess of Spring and the Peony blossom ~ Bai Mudan was deified as a goddess who tempts men due to her reputation as a seducer.
Being ruled by Venus, the enchanting planet that governs love, beauty, and earthly wealth, Taurus’s Venusian influence makes this earth sign the most sensual of the zodiac: These cosmic oxen are enchanted by any physical manifestation of comfort and luxury.
As a sign, Taurus is fixed, which is an astrological quality that reflects Taurus’s steadfast, loyal nature. Fixed signs are excellent at maintaining systems and Taureans prioritize consistency and reliability in all areas of their lives.
This dance draws inspiration from the noble, elegant, alluring and sensual qualities of Taurus. I love how our Taurean dance sister Sara phrased it in saying that she views Taurus as Hathor and everything that is femininity.
Music track ~ Lantern Flies in the Mist by Black Taffy