Why, I wouldn’t say anything about it, even if I fell off the top of the housel . . . Only you’d better not come very close I generally hit everything I can see when I get really excited.
Perhaps you picture the typical Taurus man as a quiet, practical soul, as sensible and down-to-earth as an old pair of shoes. It’s true-he is. You may also observe that he’s slow to move to action, deliberate and careful. True again. Therefore, you deduce, it’s only logical to assume he’s not very romantic. Positively false.
Where did you get the idea you can analyze the Taurean nature by using pure logic alone? Probably from some Libra fellow who’s trying to make an impression on you. Well, he’s wrong. Logic isn’t very helpful when you’re trying to solve the riddle of a strong, masculine symbol like the bull, who’s ruled by a loving, peaceful planet like Venus. Send that Libra man with his clever mind back to the library.
The buU may take a long time deciding if he wants you for his woman. He’s not going to execute a flashy swan dive into the pool of romance and discover on the way down that someone forgot to fill it with water. But once he’s made up his mind that you’re the one, and once he sets his mind on winning you, he’ll make the Libra lover look like a fumbler. He’ll even put the smitten lion and the passionate Scorpio to shame. That sensible, practical, slow, determined Taurus man is capable of sending you one pink rose each day until you surrender to his proposal-of marriageor whatever. He can even write a poetic song or verse, and bashfully mail it to you without signing it, knowing you’ll guess the sender. Taurus can be a tender, gentle and protective lover. His sensual nature will make him vulnerable to your exotic perfume, the smoothness of your skin and softness of your hair. He may not say so in flowery language to your face, but he will find a way to convey the message. The Taurus sense of touch is a tangible thing.
This negative, fixed earth sign is full of contradictions in love. A Taurean will like to see you dress in luxurious furs and rich colors. He may buy you a fragrant bunch of fresh, spring violets for your furs from the little old lady on the corner, and leave a large tip in her basket because she reminds him of his mother. (You, however, will definitely not remind him of either his mother or his sister -except when it comes to protecting you from the rude glances of other bulls who try to move in.) Music will stir his emotions and put him in the mood for love. He’s almost sure to have a favorite song that reminds him of you each time he hears it. It’s the one he keeps playing on the juke box.
If you need more proof of the romance in his soul, the typical Taurus man will help you build your hope chest with birthday gifts of china and silver, and at Christmas he’ll remind you of Santa himself when he comes calling, loaded down with mysterious packages and sentimental trinkets. He’ll suggest moonlight swims, picnics in cool, secluded woods, and walks down country lanes under the stars. His will be the largest, fanciest, most eloquent Valentine the postman ever delivered on February 14th. When a Taurus man courts you, he courts you. He doesn’t fool around. You’ll probably be taken to dine in glamorous restaurants, with soft lights and violins, and he’ll never forget the date you first met or any other intimate anniversary between you. For the love of buttercups, how much romance do you need?
It’s perfectly true that the bull isn’t a wild dreamer like the Aquarian man. Taurus will never sweep you off your feet like a Leo, or promise to take you floating away to live with him in a fairy castle, drifting on pink clouds forever and a day, like an Aries. He’s more likely to drop by on foot some Saturday night, with the architect’s blueprints for the house he plans to build for you, out of real lumber and with real cash. He’ll probably make the down payment on the property, or at the very least, on the apart ment lease, before you become engaged. This man means business. When the bull lifts you across his threshold and plants you firmly in his substantial home, which won’t bear the faintest resemblance to a fairy castle, you can be sure the mortgage is secure at the bank.
That’s hardly something to complain about. You’ll wonder why you ever wanted to be wrapped in those pink clouds, once you’ve been warmly and snugly enfolded in the soft Taurean blanket of security. You’ll be too busy enjoying your new furniture and checking account (or the certainty that they’re just around the corner) to weep for misty dreams that probably wouldn’t have come true anyway. That is, if you’re a Woman who appreciates solid value. Not every woman does, more’s the pity. But sensible girls, from eighteen to eighty, value the peaceful, easygoing ways of the bull and his calm, stable nature. His sentimental gestures and pleasantly earthy wooing can be just as satisfying as the soulful, poetic sighs of more colorful lovers, or the dashing excitement of the flashier Don Juans, quite often even more so. Ask any woman who’s been sensible enough to get herself good and loved by a strong Taurean. There are lots of contented cows and happy heifers around.
A Taurus man plans for tomorrow carefully. As the squirrel stores his nuts when they’re plentiful in the summer, to provide security for the cold, barren winter-the temporary pleasures of a bright afternoon will never distract Taurus from preparing for the days when the slush piles up at the curb. It’s a funny thing, but the hus-^ bands who are financially able to take or send their wives to Florida in January are often born in May.
Naturally, there are drawbacks to a romantic escapade with a Taurus man-all is not peaches and perfection. For one thing, youll have to brush up on your ladylike behavior. No Taurus man is going to put up with a loud, masculine Woman who cracks a whip like an animal trainer. If you have any forceful opinions, don’t shove them down his throat or brag about your brainpower in public. Privately, he respects a Woman with intelligence (though he places a higher premium on plain common sense), but you’d just better let him be the bright one of the team when you’re out together dancing cheek to cheek-even if you’re just sitting in a restaurant, knee to knee. Make like the emancipated woman in front of his friends and he’ll have one of two reactions.
If he’s a primitive Taurean (and you’d be surprised how many of those there are), he’s likely to give you a shove and a shaking, maybe even a good smack in the right place when you get home-or worse, before you get home. If he’s a more sophisticated type, he’ll simply clam up on you in front of everyone and sit there like a large chunk of cold stone, refusing to speak a word the rest of the night, until you’re so embarrassed you wish the floor would swallow you. Your friends will be most uncomfortable, too. It can really dampen an evening, not to mention cramp your style.
Your first impulse will be to try to undo the damage, but trying to jolly him out of his stubborn mood before it’s run its course is literally impossible. It’s like trying to move the Rock of Gibraltar. As a matter of fact, if you attempt to tease him back into normal social behavior, you may wish you had just let him sulk. A hunk of cold stone is infinitely more acceptable than his reaction to your coaxing after you’ve angered him. Push him too far and he’ll turn from a silent sphinx into a bellowing bull, who may very well let loose some mighty earthy language, which will cause your cheeks to flame even pinker. Either that, or he’ll say calmly to the group, Excuse me for breaking up the party, but I have to drag this woman with the tent flap mouth home and teach her a few lessons.
You’ll hide from everyone you know for weeks afterwards. And all because, when he’s holding the group spellbound with his summary of the political scene, you interrupt him with a remark like, Oh> honey, don’t be so naive. Everyone knows Utterbach takes bribes. With his record he couldn’t get elected chairman of the Boy Scout cookie sale, let alone Congressman. You don’t know what you’re talking about, at which point he’ll dig in those heels, fold his arms across that beefy chest, and begin to pout-or clobber you- whichever. If you see him reach for his coat, you might as well put on yours, too. A Taurus man will seldom leave his woman alone with the wolves, unprotected, no matter how angry she’s made him. He’ll take her along, by the hair, if necessary.
So don’t get any ideas of staying behind to get sympathy from the others. When he leaves, you leave. And I would strongly advise you to apologize before you get home. He won’t. Running to Mama’s arms won’t do any good. You share his bed and board, as long as he pays the rent. Mother-in-law interference is about the last thing the typical bull will stand for. The first time you try that running home to Mother routine will probably be the last. After they once experience his fury, your parents wll prefer to keep the door locked and let you handle your own problems.
I know a Taurus man with an aggressive wife who found aunique solution. He simply refuses to go out with her in piblic. Her irresistible force met an immovable object- tm. She can go out and rob other men of their mas-cilinity all she wants, not Taurus, the bull. He’s very fond o: his positive mate, and they have rather a nice team gong in many ways; they respect each other tremendously -but until she learns to submit, keep her mouth closed, aid let him be the man, she’s forced to go to parties, roetings and the theater without an escort. This particular Tiurean has refused to accompany her ever since the time tby joined several other couples for dinner at a fancy pice. His wife grabbed the menu from him and ordered fa- the whole group. She made unflattering remarks about hi haircut and his tie during the first course, and supplied tb punch line to three of his jokes during the entree. IS)w she goes to social functions alone, while her Taurus nate refuses to budge from his castle. You can’t really bkme the bull. He’s just being true to his Sun sign. It’s sfll a solid marriage, but you may not be so lucky. So An’t tempt your Taurean by shoving him around.
He’s extremely patient, but he won’t wear a ring in his n’se. He doesn’t necessarily want a clinging vine, either. H’s too practical, and he likes his freedom too much to eijoy a Woman who sticks to him like rubber cement and cies at the drop of a hanky. He doesn’t mind a woman wth some fire and spunk. It intrigues him and balances hs own steadier maturity. With a smile of detached amuse-nsnt, he’ll watch her cheerfully scampering around in tpical feminine fashion, as one would watch a beloved, petty kitten playing with a brightly colored ball of yam. Jst so kitty knows when the bull gives a strong tug on tb yarn, it’s time to stop the fun and games and listen to tb voice of her master. No one can be kinder, more gentle aid truly tolerant than a Taurus man, when his mas-clinity is secure. He’ll do anything in the world for the w>man he loves except allow her to wear the pants. Tiurus may sometimes behave like a clumsy circus bear, aid his humor is often rough and ridiculous. But he will n<t play the role of the fool after the party is over.
The bull enjoys shopping around and he’ll seldom rush pill mell into a serious courtship. The puzzled girl he’s been taking to the movies every Saturday night for a year may wonder if he’s ever going to catch fire. It takes time for him to work up enough steam in the boiler to get the engine going at full speed, but once he’s set his sights on a particular Woman, he can’t be sidetracked. He may even forget to be sensible and cautious. The typical Taurus man is blind to any warnings of incompatibility when he’s been pierced by Cupid’s arrow. The more his friends point out possible stumbling blocks, the more obstinate he gets, and you know how obstinate that can be. Consequently, the Taurean frequently makes the mistake of getting tangled up with fire and air signs, when he’s better off with earth and water, in most cases. Sometimes, it works out beneficially. Opposites can attract, and stay attracted. But when it doesn’t, Taurus will take a long time to get over the scars of a divorce before he’s ready to settle down again with a wife who more closely matches his own disposition and outlook.
The financial picture with a Taurus man is usually excellent. Paint it pink and rosy. Few Taureans will fail to accumulate at least security, if not wealth. Some of them play the game of Monopoly with real money. And they win. Both real estate and cash are easily conquered by the bull.
He probably loves the country, football, fishing and camping. If none of these, he likes flowers, gardening or long walks. He prefers to read books about the dashing heroes of olden days or the biographies of empire builders, rather than sophisticated fiction or deep philosophy. Most Taurus mans subscribe to several men’s magazines, some earthy and practical, others featuring glossy pages of feminine pulchritude.
He’s the ultimate in a man’s man, so don’t ever serve him those dainty tea sandwiches with the crusts sliced off. He likes good, old-fashioned home cooking, with. plenty of potatoes and gravy, and apple pie like Mom used to make. Get yourself a good cookbook. He’ll also be willing to take you out to dine frequently. Typical Taureans don’t expect their wives to be kitchen slaves. (But he may mess up your pots and pans when he plays Sunday chef and expects you to play bus boy.)
As a parent, he’s a perfect delight. He’ll think it’s important to have a son to carry on the family name, but hell love the little girls with special tenderness. Taurus men make loving, affectionate, warm and sympathetic fathers. He’ll set high standards for the children and expect them to respect property and possessions. The Taurean dad is patient. He won’t mind if the children learn their lessons slowly, so long as they get them correctly. His attitude is that young minds should be trained gradually toward maturity. You may find that he puts too much emphasis on material matters and showers them with expensive gifts that spoil them. But he’ll also shower them with his time and devotion, and the firm hand of discipline will be there when it’s needed. In general, life with father, if he was born in May, can be a warm experience, overflowing with love-except for those rare occasions when the bull charges in blind, furious anger, and the whole family has to hide behind the piano.
The typical Taurean husband is generous to a fault with his wife. He won’t deny you nice clothes, perfume and baubles; attractive but practical furniture and a full pantry. The bull seldom skimps on furnishings, clothing or food. Still, money won’t bum any noticeable holes in his pockets (unless there are impulsive financial aspects in his natal chart). He loves luxury, but he’s just as enamoured with value, and he’ll make sure his cash buys more than a salesman’s hot air.
This man will work hard and need lots of rest. See that he gets it, because he can be quite a grumpy grouch when he’s tired and out of sorts. Don’t ever nag him or accuse him of being lazy. That’s like waving a red flag in his face. He lives life at his own leisurely pace, and he won’t be rushed or pushed. His speedometer is set at one speed-deliberate. Attempts to make him spin merrily through a continual round of whirlwind social activity are doomed to failure. He will enjoy entertaining in his own home, but he’ll prefer a few people of compatible interests to large crowds. Invite old friends, or those who have serious goals and ambitions, and he’ll behave pleasantly and hospitably. If you insist on cluttering his castle with emptyheaded, frivolous Go-Go types, he may just disappear from the scene-sometimes permanently.
Buy him one of those papa bear chairs that stretches out into a reclining position. No loud noises, blaring radios and TV sets, chaos and scattered toys, please. Keep your home full of music, beauty and peace. Remember that the trousers fit him better than they do you. Be his woman, and you couldn’t ask for a better man. No one else will ever treat you with such gracious consideration. He really deserves to be respected for it. Taurus love is simple, plain and honest. His affectionate nature and flattering attention will make you sure you are loved, in spite of all your little faults and failings that other men would constantly criticize. Taurus gives enduring loyalty and devotion, with a faithful heart. That adds up to emotional security. Combined with financial security and romance, there’s little else to ask for. So all right, he’s stubborn, but remember that stubbornness turned upside down is patience, and that’s a rare virtue.
Get a nice, furry, fluffy blanket (Taurus loves things that feel soft to the touch), tuck it around him when he’s in his papa bear chair, and read him the stock market report. Be sure he gets his hot bath with scented oils and lots of fragrant soap. Serve him a big bowl of rich porridge. Then you’re sure to have a strong, gentle man, who will protect you from all the storms. Contentment is the word. Doesn’t it have a cozy sound?